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.
Evening meal followed by a Guided Walking Tour of Washington.
Guided Tour of US Capitol.
Visit to Supreme Court.
Evening meal in a local restaurant.
Visit to National Archives.
Visit to the White House Visitors Centre.
Evening meal in a local restaurant and visit to Washington Memorial.
Guided Tour of the Pentagon.
Self-guided Tour of Newseum.
Transfer to airport, overnight flight back to the UK.
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."