Duration: 7 Days

Washington Explorer

Washington DC can make a great trip for students studying politics as well as American History. With a wealth of history Williamsburg is perfect for colonial history due to its link with England, and the Civil War site of Gettysburg. Combine Washington with a trip to New York where you can stop in Philadelphia en-route.

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All about the Washington Explorer.

The Edventure Travel Package

All Edventure Travel trips and tours can be customised to your personal requirements, this sample tour is designed to give you inspiration for your own trip. When you are ready to start planning, get in touch and we can design a bespoke package tour for your group. We will always make clear what is included and excluded in your quotation.

Fully Protected

Your trip will be fully protected through our membership of the ABTOT and ABTA. Furthermore, Edventure Travel has its own ATOL licence ensuring that you have complete protection when taking a flight. Edventure Travel offers travel insurance that can be included in your trip to give you protection in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

Customised for you

All tours are 100% customised to suit your group. We believe that every group should be treated individually, it’s your tour after all. If you want to add something that is not featured on our website just let us know and we will work with you to develop an itinerary to meet your needs.

Out of Hours Contact

In the unlikely event that you encounter problems whilst on tour, there will always be someone at the end of the phone to assist with any situation.

Travel Advice

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You should seek advise on recommended vaccinations and precautions from a health professional – either a GP, a practice nurse, a pharmacist or a travel health clinic – ideally at least eight weeks before departure. Further travel health advice can be found on the following link. Travel Health Pro Website https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/countries

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Return Flights
  • All travel when at your destination
  • Accommodation based on bed and breakfast with students in multi-bedded rooms
  • Teachers free of charge sharing twin rooms
  • Full Time Tour Director
  • All meals mentioned in the itinerary
  • All activities mentioned in the itinerary unless otherwise stated
  • Travel Insurance
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Single Room Supplements
  • Personal Expenditure
  • Overseas departure taxes if applicable
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • UK Coach Transfers
  • Activities not mentioned
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Luggage in the hold of the aircraft
  1. Day 1 Depart the UK

    Take your flight to Washington DC and transfer to your hotel and evening meal.

    Visit Lafayette Square to see the White House from the North Lawn.

  2. Day 2 Washington

    Take a sightseeing tour to the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Wall, the Washington Monument, and the White House.

    Visit to Ford’s Theatre and then take your evening meal in a local restaurant.

  3. Day 3 Washington

    This morning visit the US Capitol Visitor’s Centre and then continue to the National Museum of American History.

    This afternoon you will explore the US Holocaust Memorial Museum.

  4. Day 4 Washington

    Visit the International Spy Museum. Later you can visit the National Zoo.

    This afternoon you will visit the Washington National Catherdral where President Woodrow Wilson and the famous Helen Keller are buried.

  5. Day 5 Arlington

    Today you will take a tour of Arlington where you can view the Changing of the Guard Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

    You will then visit the National Cemetery and the US Marine Corps War Memorial.

    Visit to Mount Vernon, a recreation of President George Washington’s Mansion and farm/plantation as it would have looked in the late 1700s.

    Take dinner at a local restaurant in Alexandria, and then embark on a Colonial Ghost Tour.

  6. Day 6 Depart Washington

    This morning take some free time to explore the various Smithsonian Museum before you transfer to the airport for your overnight flight to the UK.

  7. Day 7 Arrive Home

    Arrive back in the UK

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  1. The White House Washington D.C.

    The White House is the residence of the President of the United States of America and has been since 1800, the first of which was President John Adams. Famously located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the building was set alight by the British in 1814 during the 1812 war and later rebuilt by James Hoban. Today the building is an icon of Washington D.C. and recognised across the world.

  2. Lincoln Memorial Washington D.C.

    This is a memorial to commemorate Abraham Lincoln who was assassinated as the civil was daring to a conclusion on 14th April 1965. The memorial includes main features such as murals, inscriptions and the statue of Lincoln.

  3. Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Wall Washington D.C.

    58,000 Americans lost the lives during the Vietnam War and all are listed on the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Wall. It commemorates all those that died and the ones that were unaccounted for.

  4. Washington Monument Washington D.C.

    Situated along the National Mall, this obelisk was built to commemorate George Washington, the first president of the United States of America. At 555 feet, the monument towers over the city and when completed in 1884 it was the tallest building in the work.

  5. Ford’s Theatre Washington D.C.

    Ford’s Theatre is the site of President Lincoln’s assassination in 1865. The theatre has a museum that exhibits Lincolns presidency until his death, and still presents live theatre performances regularly.

  6. US Capitol Visitor Centre Washington D.C.

    The mission for the U.S. Capitol Visitor Centre is ”Working together for Congress to inform, involve and inspire every visitor to the United States”. Here you can learn about characteristics of the house, the Senate, the US legislative process, art and architecture. It is situated underground and it part of the United States Capitol complex.

  7. Smithsonian National Museum of American History Washington D.C.

    There is a huge array or exhibitions and materials at this museum, with daily programs and activities to get involved with. Discover the history of this great nation from roles of former presidents, the story of the national anthem or the sacrifice in wartime.

  8. US Holocaust Memorial Museum Washington D.C.

    The US official memorial to the Holocaust and next to the National Mall. Learn about the pressures and fears that shaped American’s responses to the devastating genocide through various artefacts, videos and personal stories.

  9. Gettysburg Washington D.C.

    Known for Gettysburg National Battlefield which was a key point in the Civil War. In July 1863 a Unions victory stopped the Confederate invasion of the North. It was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War with over 50,000 men killed and was deemed as a turning point in the Civil War, despite the war continuing for a further 2 years.

  1. Social Interactions

    School trips can offer the opportunity for students to develop their relationships and interactions with others.

  2. Enthusiasm

    This trip can help develop a student’s motivation for the subject and inspire them when back in the classroom due to personal experience.

  3. Knowledge and Perspective

    Personal experience and close interactions with these locations can help students understand the subject and put it into perspective.

  4. Pupil Engagement

    A trip can make a students engage with a subject and become more positive about a subject.

  5. Hands-on Learning

    Educating through a school trip can create a better understanding of a subject with hands-on learning. Students are engaged, enthusiastic and observant.

  6. Self-development

    This trip offers students the opportunity to develop their independence and self-confidence by putting themselves into a new environment.

  7. History

    This tour is great for history students, giving them an insight into the events that took place and a sense of what it was like during this period in history.

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All our accommodation is provided through tried and tested suppliers that work well with different types of groups, including schools, colleges and social groups. We work with our agents in each country to provide the best accommodation suited to your group. This can depend on the time of year that you travel, your group size and type, the cities that you will travel to, accessibility and price. We will always discuss with you what your preferences are and give examples of the accommodation that we can offer.