Explore North America
Georgia Hardy Tours designs custom trips to destinations across North America for teachers and their students. No destination is too far afield, however, here's a sample of some of our most popular:
ottawa: Canada's Capital
Visit Canada's impressive capital region and immerse your students in all things, Canada! Visit the iconic Parliament Buildings and Library, Museum of Civilization, National Gallery, Byward Market, Rideau Hall, Supreme Court and Gatineau. Learn about Canada's aboriginal heritage and unique French and English heritage. Stay in centrally located hotels within walking distance to the canal and the Parliament block. Travel by private coach and/or fly to the capital and be met by your coach.
Languages, art, science and fun for students of all ages! French -- being Montréal’s first language -- a visit to the city is a perfect opportunity for genuine French-immersion experience. Montréal is a city of artists. Which means that in addition to several excellent museums, such as the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Musée d’Art Contemporain, art is everywhere. A visit to Old Montréal is like going back in time—it’s an open-air museum of French and British architecture dating back to 1684. A visit to Montréal’s science and technology museums is like a trip to the future. For nature fans, monkeys frolic and sloths hang out in a jungle at the Biodôme, while penguins dive and soar underwater in the sub-Antarctic ecosystem. Be enthralled by Trapezium, Montréal’s flying trapeze centre, the Centre d’Escalade Horizon Roc, for indoor rock climbing, or the circus arts at the École du Cirque de Verdun and TOHU. Stay in fantastic hotels centrally located close to the Old Town.
Old Québec, a UNESCO world heritage treasure, is alive with history and is one of the oldest setlements in North America. Visit the Fortifications of Québec and the Citadel, the city's two main defensive works and the last remaining fortified city on the continent. Explore the Plains of Abraham and relive the battle between Wolfe and Montcalm. Moving from military history to religious history, take in the stunning Notre-Dame-de-Québec Basilica-Cathedral, the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, the Jesuits Chapel, and St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church. Stroll through winding cobblestone streets abnd take-in the genuine European atmosphere. Stay in centrally lcoated hotels steps from the old town and fly direct or travel via private coach.
One of the most fascinating and important cities in North America is an ideal destination for teachers and their students! The wealth of educational, cultural and historical opportunities in Washington is unparalleled. The National Mall, home to many of the magnificent museums of the Smithsonian Institution, is a great place to start. See the magnificent jewels, dinosaurs and mammals on display at the National Museum of Natural History, the airplanes and interactive flight simulators at the National Air and Space Museum, and the stories, arts and crafts at the National Museum of the American Indian. Tour the U.S. Capitol, Library of Congress and Supreme Court. If you plan enough in advance, a guided tour of the White House can be arranged. And as always, stay in great hotels centrally located. Chose to travel to the U.S. Capital by air or by private coach.
New York, N.Y.
New York City's five boroughs are home to some of the world's most recognizable, cherished landmarks and attractions. From Times Square and Central Park to the Empire State Building and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the island of Manhattan packs more legendary spots into one compact area than any other place on Earth. With so much to see and do, a trip to NYC can be overwhelming. This is where we can help with 2-5 day itineraries designed with your particular school group's area of interest in mind. Broadway shows, music performances, art exhibits or hands-on science and technology experiences can all be arranged! Stay in the heart of the city at 3 or 4 star hotels close to Times Square and Broadway. Fly or travel to New York via private coach.