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School Trips to Washington, D.C.

4 Days, 3 Nights

Just a Little About Us

NationsClassroom is a trusted educational travel company specializing in school trips to our nation’s historic corridor, including class trips to Washington, D.C., New York City, Boston, and Philadelphia. We partner with teachers to offer students and their families all-inclusive trips that are educational, safe, affordable, and fun. To date, more than 50,000 students have walked in the footsteps of history and made lasting memories on a school trip with NationsClassroom.

Below is a sample itinerary that may be customized to meet the needs of your group. We look forward to working with you!

Day 1

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Red-eye overnight flight to Washington, D.C.

Morning arrival to a Washington, D.C. area airport.

Meet your NationsClassroom Tour Guide. Board your tour coach bus and begin your tour.

Group photo in front of the U.S. Capitol

Capitol Hill - Go to the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center and Gallery to begin a tour by appointment of the home of the legislative branch. Walk across to First Street to tour The Library of Congress and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Smithsonian Institution Museums - Groups may choose two museums of the greatest interest from the Smithsonian Museums, including:

American History Museum - Artifacts that we hold dear proudly tell the story of what it means to be an American.

Natural History Museum - Exhibits showcase unrivaled scientific collections such as fossils, moon rocks, and crown jewels, including the mysterious Hope Diamond.

Air and Space Museum - This is the world's largest collection of aviation and space artifacts where you can trace the importance of scientific discovery in air and space.

National Museum of African American History and Culture - Tickets are required for one of the newest museums in the Smithsonian complex that “seeks to understand American history through the lens of the African experience.”

National Portrait Gallery - This prestigious art museum tells the American story through portraits of leaders and prominent personalities who shaped our culture.

Evening Tour

Lincoln Memorial  - Be humbled by Lincoln’s grandeur and reminded of the relevance of his words today. This memorial has long been a tribute to the 16th President’s efforts to keep the country united as well as a symbol for the fight of equality in America.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial -  Listed in chronological order are the names of the more than 58,000 Americans who gave their lives in service to their country during the Vietnam  War.

Korean Memorial - Walk over to appreciate the symbolism of the memorial that commemorates the sacrifices of the 5.8 million Americans who served in the U.S. armed services during the three-year period of the Korean War.

Overnight at your Washington D.C. area hotel.


Day 2

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Arlington National Cemetery - Statesmen and soldiers of the United States Armed Services are buried here. Witness the Changing of the Guard at The Tomb of the Unknowns and pay your respects at Kennedy’s eternal flame. The Memorial Amphitheater, Arlington House, and Challenger Space Shuttle Memorial also will be visited on your guided tour of the grounds.

Iwo Jima Memorial - U. S. Marine Corps Memorial - Also referred to as the Iwo Jima Memorial, the Memorial is located just outside Arlington National Cemetery and it is dedicated to the U.S. Marines who have lost their lives in defense of our country since 1775.

Pentagon 9/11 Memorial - Walk among the 184 benches that symbolize the lives lost at the Pentagon on September 1, 2001.

Holocaust Museum - Powerful exhibits and symbolic design teach about WWII and the Holocaust. The museum presents narrative history using artifacts, videos, and eyewitness accounts to remember the survivors and victims, as well as confront genocide and anti-Semitism.

Evening Tour

World War II Memorial - Visit the architecturally stunning memorial dedicated in remembrance of the spirit, sacrifice, and commitment of soldiers and the American people during WWII.

Martin Luther King JR. Memorial - The Stone of Hope sculpture and four acre park space are a place to pay respect and contemplate the meaning of the Civil Rights movement.

Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial - This expansive memorial is a tribute to the 12 years of American history during the time of FDR’s presidency. A sequence of four outdoor rooms, representing each of his terms in office, teach about the life and times of this influential era.  .

Jefferson Memorial - This memorial features the iconic words of a revered president that remind us “a nation cannot be ignorant and free.”

Overnight at your Washington D.C. area hotel.


Day 3

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Ford’s Theatre and the Petersen House  - This restored theatre commemorates Lincoln’s life in the place of his assassination. A lower-level museum chronicles the events of the Civil War and Lincoln’s presidency. Cross the street to tour the Peterson House where Lincoln drew his last breath. Tickets are required for entry to both attractions.

National Archives - On display within the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom are historic documents that tell America's story, including The Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Bill of Rights, and Emancipation Proclamation.

White House - The“People’s House” is a great place for selfies and group photos.

Washington National Cathedral Tour - Enjoyed a tour by appointment to learn about the history, architecture, and purpose of the Cathedral that “is dedicated to serve as a house of prayer for all people and a spiritual home for the nation.”

Embassy Row - This area is home to embassies and diplomatic offices, many of which are listed in the D.C. inventory of Historic Sites.

Newseum - Experience how news is made through the lens of a journalist with interactive exhibits that highlight the importance of our First Amendment rights.

Evening Activity  (Choice of one activity for your group)

  • Potomac River Student Dinner Dance Cruise
  • Dinner and Theater Performance
  • Major League Baseball Game
  • Show at the Kennedy Center
  • Ghost Tour in Historic Old Town Alexandria
  • Professional Basketball Game
  • Medieval Times

Day 4

itinerary-dc-mtvernon.jpgMount Vernon - Homestead of America's first President and his final resting place, Mount Vernon is George and Martha Washington’s Potomac riverfront plantation. Explore the grounds that include a guided home tour, an active pioneer farm site, slave quarters, and Washington’s Tomb. The Education Center includes exhibits and artifacts about the Washington family and life during colonial times.

Smithsonian Hazy Center Museum - The companion facility to the Museum on the National Mall, this museum displays thousands of aviation and space artifacts. It also is the home of preservation efforts for thee National Air and Space Museum's collections.

Early evening return flight to your home airport.

*This tour also is available as a 4 Days and 3 Nights School Trip to Washington, D.C. with a morning departure. 

 

Everything is Included

Online EZPAY registration and installment plan

Online EZPAY registration and installment plan

Accident and illness protection for all travelers

Accident and illness protection for all travelers

All meals and attractions

All meals and attractions

Hotel accomodations

Hotel accomodations

Professional night security on your floor each evening

Professional night security on your floor each evening

Overnight hotel coordinator in addition to tour guides

Overnight hotel coordinator in addition to tour guides

Gratuities for guides, drivers and hotel staff.

Gratuities for guides, drivers and hotel staff

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