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Art & Design Trips to Washington

From £749.00

Overview
Reasons to Visit
Popular Itinerary
Places to Stay
What You Say
  • Overview

    In Washington students will gain an awareness and appreciation for so many styles and techniques across all areas of Art & Design. There is a wealth major exhibitions and signature collections to be discovered, many with extended hours and even a chance to discuss the works with a gallery owner.

  • Reasons to Visit
    1. National Gallery Of Art

      The National Gallery of Art houses one of the finest collections in the world illustrating major achievements in painting. Pre-through high-Renaissance Italian works represent a significant proportion of the collection. The museum has colour-screen monitors where it is possible to learn more about individual works, movements and artists and has a sculpture garden outside.

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    2. Phillips Collection

      he Phillips Collection, a private modern art museum, offers an intimate encounter with impressionist and modern American and European art. America’s first museum of modern art was opened as a gallery in the 1920s. It features Renoirs “Luncheon of the Boating Party” which is the keystone of the works here but also exhibited are works by Cezanne, Braque, Monet, Matisse, O’Keeffe and Picasso.

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    3. National Portrait Gallery

      The National Portrait Gallery tells the stories of America through the individuals who established American culture. Through the visual arts, performing arts, and new media, the Portrait Gallery portrays poets and presidents, visionaries and villains, actors and activists. The museum’s collection of nearly 20,000 works ranges from paintings and sculpture to photographs and drawings  

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  • Popular Itinerary

    Day 1

    Morning: Depart UK airport for flight to Washington

    Afternoon: Transfer to your accommodation

    Evening:  Evening meal.

     

    Day 2

    Morning:  Guided Walking Tour of Washington

    Afternoon: Visit to the Smithsonian Art Museum

    Evening: Evening meal and visit to Washington Monument

     

    Day 3

    Morning: Visit to National Gallery of Art & Sculpture Park

    Afternooon: Visit to the White House Visitors Centre

    Evening: Evening Meal

     

    Day 4

    Morning:  Visit to Freer Gallery of Art

    Afternoon: Free time for last minute sightseeing and shopping.

    Evening: Transfer to the airport.  Overnight flight back to the UK

     

    Day 5

    Morning: Arrive in UK.

  • Places to stay
    • Comfort Inn Downtown Washington DC

      The hotel is less than one mile from the White House, Smithsonian Museums and within walking distance of the Convention Centre. All rooms have private facilities, television, hairdryer and safe.

    • Hotel Harrington

      Situated close to The White House in Washington DC’s famous tourist district - 2 double beds per room - All rooms with private facilities, satellite TV, telephone, safe & air conditioning - Restaurant, bar, snack bar, 24 hour reception.

  • What you say

    BRILLIANT. Would never consider using any other company. Excellent service. Helpful staff. Perfect! Same support staff for next year please! The hotel is brilliant. Such a great location and excellent staff. (Harrington) Nothing else needed. Both Amanda and Sarah are superb. Great that Sarah kept in contact throughout, even phoning on the morning before we left. First class service.

    Clyst Vale Community College

     

    The support offered was full and couldn't really be bettered.

    Sutton Grammar School

     

    Our trip was severely impacted by adverse weather conditions,
    yet despite all of that EST ensured we got the absolute most out of the trip. They were even able to offer a choice of restaurants when over 50% of the city was shut down. Could not be more pleased.

    Carshalton Boys Sports College

     

    Could not be more pleased.
    This was my 4th trip to DC. Would not consider using another company.

    Clyst Vale Community College

     

    Overall I am very impressed with EST -
    we had a really great trip and I felt supported throughout the whole process.

    Sir Thomas Picton School

     

    EST is my preferred tour company...
    you offer real value for money and a tailor made programme.

    The Kings School

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