Economics and History Tour to the USA, July 2015

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Wynberg Boys' High School: Economics and History tour to the USA 2015

The global financial situation is constantly in the news and increasing numbers of young people are wanting answers to difficult questions.  

It is no surprise that the Economics department at Wynberg has grown in numbers over the last 5 years.  Boys enjoy robust debate on contemporary issues and Economics and History lends itself to this.  No class discussion is complete without reference to the USA and its effect on geo-politics / economics.

What better way to get to grips with this fascinating and influential nation (the self-proclaimed “Greatest Nation on Earth) and the way it does business than to travel there?  The 2015 History / Economics tour to Boston, Washington and New York aims to become an annual affair and we aim to cement strong links with businesses and schools in doing so.

Mr Michael Engelbrecht, Tour Leader

For more information, email: mengelbrecht(@)wbhs.org.za (remove parentheses)

2015 Tour Itinerary

Saturday 04 July – Day 1
Fly CPT/JNB/IAD. Overnight:  In flight

Sunday 05 July – Day 2
0625hrs Arrive  WASHINGTON DULLES.

Half day guided coach tour WHITE HOUSE, CAPITOL, ARLINGTON, JEFFERSON, LINCOLN & VIETNAM MEMORIALS.

Check in to central hotel.

Afternoon rest and walk THE AVENUES.

CENTRAL HOTEL 2 nights B&B

Monday 06 July – Day 3
Public transport – TRAVEL PASS INCLUDED.

TREASURY PRINTING OFFICE.

US CAPITOL, ROTUNDA, NATIONAL STATUARY HALL.

K STREET LOBBYISTS or SMITHSONIAN INSTITUE (own arrangement)

Tuesday 07 July– Day 4
GREYHOUND BUS TO BOSTON VIA NEW YORK.

9 hours 20 mins.

1820 hrs arrive BOSTON.

CENTRAL HOTEL 2 nights B&B

Wednesday 08 July – Day 5
HALF DAY GUIDED COACH TOUR BOSTON.

Cambridge & Harvard University.

Public transport  (pass included)

ROUTE 128 COMPANY  (own arrangement) or FREEDOM TRAIL.

PM possible FENWAY PARK STADIUM to watch baseball game.

Thursday 09 July – Day 6
FEDERAL RESERVE BANK VISIT.

1400 HRS GREYHOUND TO NEW YORK.

4 hrs 20 mins

CENTRAL HOTEL 6 nights B&CB.

Friday 10 July – Day 7
Half day guided coach tour BIG APPLE!

Ferry STATUE LIBERTY & ELLIS ISLAND.

Saturday 11 July – Day 8
NBC STUDIOS VISIT.

TOP OF THE ROCK, UN HEADQUARTERS, EMPIRE STATE BUILDING.

Sunday 12 July  – Day 9
Free day in New York with transport pass.

Monday 13 July – Day 10
GUIDED WALKING TOUR MANHATTAN.

JP MORGAN, NY STOCK EXCHANGE, FRAUNCES TAVERN, FEDERAL RESERVE BANK.

Afternoon visit to 9/11 MEMORIAL – WORLD TRADE CENTRE.

Tuesday 14 July – Day 11
Trading floor of GOLDMAN SACHS and MERCHANTILE EXCHANGE. (Own arrangements).

Afternoon free to further sightsee, shop and pack.

Possible last evening meal.

Wednesday 15 July – Day 12
1115 hrs Fly JFK/JNB

Thursday 16 July – Day 13
0820 Arrive OR Tambo

1200 hrs fly JNB/CPT

1410hrs Arrive CPT.