Catholic School Trips

Deepen Their Faith and Understanding

Making connections among new people and places will deepen your students' understanding and wll help them confidently and respectfully reflect on their faith and their future. An educational tour also will challenge them to think critically, develop leadership skills, and explore a Catholic college education. NationsClassroom will customize a trip that blends faith and curriculum standards to meet the specific needs of your group.

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Sample Itineraries for Catholic School Trip to Washington, D.C. 

  • The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception 
  • Arlington National Cemetery
  • Capitol Hill and more


Sample Itineraries 


3 Days / 3 Nights Washigton, D.C. >


6 Days / 5 Nights Washington, D.C. & Colonial Virginia >



Customize your trip to add tours of NYC, Boston, or Philadelphia

  • St. Patrick's Cathedral
  • Independence Hall
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Ellis Island
  • Old North Church and more


Sample Itinerary 


6 Days / 5 Nights Washington, D.C. & NYC >



Build Your Own

We’ll customize your itinerary to build upon your curriculum and the interests of your students.

Choose additional sights, performances, and events. Or, add additional cities to extend the value of your educational tour. 


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Air Travel Available

Your flights will be convenient to maximize your tour time. Whenever possible, flights are direct to and from your gateway city.

Bus Travel Available

Friendly, safety-minded drivers and deluxe motor coaches equipped with TV's, DVD players, and lavatory.

Places That Inspire 


Catholic Faith

Share worship in some of the most sacred places in the United States and teach your students about people who have lived their lives for the greater glory of God. These sites highlight the ongoing presence of Christ in our world and foster a deeper appreciation for the Catholic faith.

  • The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
  • St. Ignatius Church
  • St. Clement's Island Museum
  • Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle
  • The Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral
  • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Shrine
  • Resurrection Cemetery
  • St. Frances Cabrini Shrine
  • Saint John Paul II National Shrine

Catholic Higher Education

Give students the chance to reflect upon the meaning of a Catholic education and their individual calling to continue their education in the Catholic tradition. Campus tours, seminars, and worship services at some of the country's best colleges will open new doors for your students.

  • The Catholic University of America
  • Georgetown University
  • Fordham University
  • St. John's University
  • Loyola University Maryland
  • Archdiocese of Washington
  • Jesuit Secondary Education Association

Integrated History, STEM, and The Arts

It is easy to make connections between different areas of the curriculum with visits to the many engaging sights along the East Coast. Some are steeped in American history while others celebrate the Catholic faith through artistic expression. NationsClassroom will design an itinerary that meets all of your needs.

  • The Cloisters at Fort Tryon Park
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Collection at the Catholic University Archives
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Grave Site
  • The Catholic Worker Newspaper Headquarters
  • The Pentagon
  • The Capitol's National Statuary Hall Collection
  • Capitol Hill

Who Is This Trip For?

Middle School: Reaching Middle School Minds

At NationsClassroom, we know the minds of tweens are busy trying to figure out the world while getting side tracked by hormones and emotions. Reaching them through experiences that offer the thrill of adventure with the security of trusted adults is the key to a great educational travel experience that they will remember for the rest of their lives.


High School: A Time of Self-Discovery

The high school years are a time of self discovery. Educational tours with NationsClassroom provide new experiences that will open the minds of yours students and help them dream of new opportunities that they had never conceived before.


STEM:  Experience is Everything

Think of any job you've ever had. What training served you well? Best guess is that it was what you experienced on the job. NationsClassroom will give your students hands-on experiences that apply your STEM-based curriculum in meaningful ways. These will be lessons learned that students will be able to build upon for years to come.


Performance: Building Culture and Creativity 

When students perform and experience the arts in new places, they build self-esteem, motivation, and self-expression. They also gain cultural exposure, witness social harmony, and develop an appreciation of diversity. A performance tour with NationsClassroom allows students to weave their own experiences into the cultural fabric of their lives.


Teachers, Parents, and Students Appreciate The Value of Educational Tours With NationsClassroom



"I have thought about providing our students with a Washington, DC tour for many years. However, I was very concerned with the time commitment and support it would take to make a trip happen. From our first phone call, to your help with my Parent Night, handling all parent payments and finally running our tour I could not be happier. The NationsClassroom staff made my role so much simpler than I could have imagined. As a result, we had 160 students on our first tour that had a great experience. I am sure that the tour will now be a yearly highlight for our school. Thank you."


- Tom N., Social Studies Department Head, Connecticut



"Thank you for an amazing trip to Washington, DC. My friends and I had a great time. My favorite parts were the changing of the guard at Arlington National Cemetery and going up in the Washington Monument. This was my best trip by far and I have been on a lot."

- Sam D., Student, Wisconsin



"I have planned my Washington, DC and New York City tour with just about every student tour company that there is. Hands down, NationsClassroom is the best. Your staff really cares about doing things great and providing my kids with a great trip, year, after year. Every part of the process is done right-your company simply gets it."  


- Susan Q., History Teacher, Texas


"I just returned from an amazing experience with my daughter on her Washington, D.C. and East Coast school trip with NationsClassroom. I am very pleased with the authentic, Catholic tour we enjoyed. Companies in other fields can take note of your attention to detail, dedication to providing great service and the passion of your employees. Our tour was very well thought out, the meals were better than I expected and the hotels were very nice. Our check in and check out were both very smooth. Most importantly, your Tour Guide was phenomenal. I don’t know how he was able to relate to everyone so well. He had the students really get involved in what they were seeing and didn’t just talk non-stop. Thank you for a wonderful lifelong memory."

 - Dawn M., Parent, California