School Trips to Washington

Washington, D.C., founded on July 16, 1790, is home to all three branches of the U.S. government; the Executive (President and staff) Legislative (Senate and House of Representatives) and Judicial (Supreme Court and lower Courts).

Washington is rich in history and political interests; students can learn subjects such as the Native Americans, the nation’s first president, George Washington, the Civil War and The Pentagon. There are many monuments to help tell the story such as Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Martin Luther King as well as veterans of the Korean and Vietnam wars.

Without doubt the city’s political significance dominates the Washington landscape yet the city is home to the world’s largest museum complex – The Smithsonian Institute - offering exhibits on everything from fine art collections to moon landings.

The seat of power of arguably the most powerful country in the world cannot fail to inspire students of history and politics. Washington’s grand buildings, monuments and parks present a calm and ordered façade, the antithesis of the political debates and scandals that take place within.  Washington is truly an inspirational destination for a school trip or educational tour.

Top Visits in Washington

<p>National Museum of American History</p>

National Museum of American History

<p>Guided Sightseeing Tour of Washington</p>

Guided Sightseeing Tour of Washington

<p>Smithsonian</p>

Smithsonian

<p>The White House Visitor Centre</p>

The White House Visitor Centre

<p>National Air and Space Museum</p>

National Air and Space Museum

<p>Union Station Tour</p>

Union Station Tour

<p>Newseum</p>

Newseum

<p>National Archives Experience</p>

National Archives Experience

<p>Washington Monument</p>

Washington Monument

<p>National Gallery of Art</p>

National Gallery of Art

<p>The Pentagon</p>

The Pentagon

<p>Arlington National Cemetery</p>

Arlington National Cemetery

<p>Supreme Court</p>

Supreme Court

<p>US Capitol</p>

US Capitol

<p>Mount Vernon and Monticello</p>

Mount Vernon and Monticello

Popular Washington Itinerary

Day 1

Morning

Check in at UK airport for flight to Washington.

Afternoon

Arrive and transfer to your accommodation.

Evening

Evening meal followed by a Guided Walking Tour of Washington.

 

Day 2

Morning

Guided Tour of US Capitol.

Afternoon

Visit to Supreme Court.

Evening

Evening meal in a local restaurant. 

 

Day 3

Morning

Visit to National Archives.

Afternoon

Visit to the White House Visitors Centre.

Evening

Evening meal in a local restaurant and visit to Washington Memorial.

 

Day 4

Morning

Guided Tour of the Pentagon.

Afternoon

Self-guided Tour of Newseum.

Evening

Transfer to airport, overnight flight back to the UK.

 

Day 5

Morning

Arive UK airport and onward travel to school.

 

Top Tips from Our Travel Experts

"With a twin centre visit I would suggest New York first then Washington as the quieter streets of DC are welcomed after the hustle and bustle of NYC. There is so much to see and do in Washington and most of it is free! The museums and sites are all walkable pretty much and you can easily fill a couple of days itinerary with them. The streets are straight forward to navigate and crowds nothing like NYC."

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Washington Gallery

 

<p>Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial</p>

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

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Washington

<p>US Capitol</p>

US Capitol

<p>Washington Monument</p>

Washington Monument

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Washington

<p>Franklin Roosevelt Memorial</p>

Franklin Roosevelt Memorial

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Washington

<p>Lincoln Memorial</p>

Lincoln Memorial

<p>Franklin Roosevelt Memorial&nbsp;</p>

Franklin Roosevelt Memorial 

<p>White House</p>

White House

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Washington

<p>Lincoln Memorial</p>

Lincoln Memorial

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Washington

<p>US Capitol</p>

US Capitol

<p>Washington Monument</p>

Washington Monument

<p>Franklin Roosevelt Memorial</p>

Franklin Roosevelt Memorial

<p>White House</p>

White House

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Washington

<p>Lincoln Monument</p>

Lincoln Monument

<p>White House</p>

White House

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Washington

<p>US Capitol</p>

US Capitol

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Washington

<p>Washington Monument</p>

Washington Monument

<p>Newseum</p>

Newseum

<p>White House</p>

White House

<p>US Capitol</p>

US Capitol