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Basic price from
£689
3 nights accom. & travel  for 40 students and 4 staff

Washington

Cross-Curricular trips to Washington

A celebrated capital, home to the President and the pulsating heart of American politics, Washington DC offers visiting school groups a wealth of educational visits. A centre of political and historical magnitude, discover the power of this magnificent city on a trip of enlightenment and learning. See some of the nation's most significant and iconic monuments, memorials and government buildings. Appreciate the arts and bathe in culture at the many impressive museums and galleries, including 19 Smithsonian Museums. Discover where the Constitution resides, pay your respects at John F Kennedy's final resting place and see the famous steps where Martin Luther King stood to deliver his notorious speech.

A compelling city with plentiful free excursions, a school trip to Washington DC will inspire your students and create a lifetime of memories.

 

Suggested Itinerary

BASIC

  • day
    1

     

    • Arrive in Washington DC, USA
  • day
    2

     

    • US Holocaust Museum
    • FDR Memorial
    • Lincoln Memorial
  • day
    3

     

    • National Archives Building
    • US Capitol Building
    • White House Visitors Centre
    • Supreme Court
  • day
    4

     

    • National Museum of American History,
    • National Air & Space Museum
  • day
    5

     

    • Arlington Cemetery
    • Return flight
  • day
    6

     

    • Land UK

Itinerary price from: £889

Price details

Priced based on:

  • 6 day / 4 night tour for 45 students and 5 staff

Price includes:

  • Return USA airport transfers
  • Return flights from London airport
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Standard insurance
  • Entrance to excursions based on above itinerary

 

 

Accommodation

Washington DC Accommodation - Hotel Harrington

Hotel Harrington

  • 10 minute walk from the White House
  • Free Wi-Fi

The Hotel Harrington offers a clean and friendly environment and is in a great location within minutes of the main sights in Washington DC.

Location: Located 15 minutes away from the Smithsonian National Museum and just 1.5 miles from the Dupont Circle.

Facilities:The hotel has a souvenir shop and laundry facilities. Air conditioning and heating are also available.

Accommodation: Each room has en-suite facilities including a hairdryer, cable TV and a refrigerator. The range of rooms sleep from 1 – 5 people with queen and king sized beds. These will be on a bed share basis but non-bed share accommodation can be provided at an extra supplement.

Meals: The hotel has restaurant facilities and meals can be arranged upon request.

Washington DC - HI - Washington DC

HI - Washington DC

  • Great value hostel
  • Located near popular attractions

The HI-Washington DC is a popular hostel offering basic yet comfortable accommodation in a friendly, fun environment.

Location: China town is just 8 blocks away and you can get around the city by using the metro which is a short walk from the hostel.

Facilities: The hostel has a TV and common room and internet access is available.

Accommodation: The rooms include air conditioning and shared facilities. They are basic yet comfortable with dorm and private rooms available.

Meals: Meals are available upon request and the hostel is nearby local restaurants and shops.

Washington DC - Capitol Skyline Hotel

Capitol Skyline Hotel

  • Ideal downtown location
  • Complimentary internet access

The Capitol Skyline Hotel is located in the heart of Washington DC offering a comfortable relaxing stay.

Location: Located just a few blocks away from the United States Capitol and the National Mall, easily accessed from the Navy Yard Metro.

Facilities: The hotel features a swimming pool, fitness centre and spa.

Accommodation: Each room has en-suite facilities with two double beds offering a view of either the hotels swimming pool, downtown Washington DC or the National Baseball Stadium.

Meals: The hotel has restaurant facilities and all meals can be arranged upon request.

Quick Tip: This is just a small sample of possible accommodations available. Please contact us for more information.


Included Excursions

Smithsonian Institute

The world’s largest museum and research complex, with 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Parrk and 9 research centres.

Walking tour – political/historical sites

This half day walking tour, with a local guide, will take you past all the major government buildings including Pennsylvania Avenue, US Capitol, The Mall and the George Washington Monument.

US Holocaust Memorial Museum

The United States’ official memorial to the Holocaust, this thought-provoking museum explains the story of the Holocaust in a unique way.

Arlington National Cemetery

The largest military graveyard in the world, the cemetery’s rolling hills mark the final resting place for more than 14,000 veterans, including those that fought in the Civil War.

Arlington National Cemetery

The largest military graveyard in the world, the cemetery’s rolling hills mark the final resting place for more than 14,000 veterans, including those that fought in the Civil War.

National Museum of American History

With more than 3 million artefacts displayed through a variety of permanent and temporary exhibits and within the archives the museum focuses on the areas of social, political, cultural, scientific and military history of the United States.

Lincoln Memorial Steps

This site was notorious for nearly six decades of civil rights demonstrations including Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous ‘I Have a Dream’ speech in 1963. The statue of the iconic President Abraham Lincoln will give your students an insight as to how Lincoln, who was a civil rights activist during the American Civil War, became one of America’s greatest heroes.

Franklin D Roosevelt Memorial

Franklin D Roosevelt was the 32nd President of the United States (1933 – 1945) and was the only American president elected to more than two terms making him still the longest serving president in US history.

National Air & Space Museum

Holding the largest collection of historic aircraft and spacecraft in the world, the National Air and Space Museum is also a centre for research into spaceflight and the science of aviation.

US Capitol Building

A symbol of the American people and their government, the Capitol Building is the meeting place of the nation's legislature allowing your students to learn about the characteristics of the House and the Senate.

White House Visitors Centre

Here your students can learn about the history and political power of the US. Known as ‘the people’s house’ it is steeped in history.

Supreme Court

The US Supreme Court is the highest federal court in the United States. It has ultimate jurisdiction over all federal and state court cases involving issues of federal law.

Quick Tip: If you have an excursion in mind which you don't see listed, please get in touch so we can do our best to arrange it for you!

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Subject specific related tours in Washington

New York

Cross-Curricular trips to New York

New York is one of the most iconic cities in the world and now you can introduce your students to this wonderful city with a cross-curricular tour. With such a broad range of cultural sights to explore, your students will be talking of their experiences for years to come.

Our school travel specialists have put together an action packed itinerary for you below, with exciting excursions included that will suit a broad range of subjects and learning aims...

 

Suggested Itinerary

Sample 3 night/ 5 day

  • day
    1

     

    • Flight to New York City
    • Evening: Top of the Rock by night
  • day
    2

     

    • Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Cruise
    • 9/11 Memorial & Museum
    • Evening: Broadway Show
  • day
    3

     

    • Empire State Building
    • Yankee Stadium tour
    • Sports game
  • day
    4

     

    • Macy's Department Store tour
    • Flight home
  • day
    5

     

    • Arrive back in UK

Itinerary price from: £860

Price details

Priced based on:

  • 5 day / 3 night tour for 40 students and 4 staff

Price includes:

  • Return international flights
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Standard insurance
  • Entrance to excursions based on above itinerary

 

 

Accommodation

New York Accommodation - West Side YMCA

West Side YMCA

  • Just off Central Park
  • Swimming pool

The West Side YMCA Hostel is located just off Central Park West, close to the Lincoln Centre, Broadway and Carnegie Hall.

Location: Moments away from well-known landmarks including Central Park, Lincoln Centre and Broadway, public transport is within reach too.

Facilities: Free Wi-Fi, full gym facilities, pool, housekeeping, 24 hour reception and security.

Accommodation: Single and double rooms available to staff, double rooms (bunks) for students. Same sex bathroom facilities located on each floor.

Meals: In house restaurant, meals in local restaurants can also be provided.

New York Accommodation - Comfort Inn Chelsea

Heritage Hotel (aka Comfort Inn Chelsea)

  • Trendy Chelsea location
  • Basic, yet well-equipped and comfortable

This hotel is located within the fashionable Chelsea area of Manhattan and provides a view of the Empire State Building.

Location: Walking distance from Penn Station, Port Authority of New York, and 23rd Street Station. Numerous sites such as Chinatown, Central Park and the Museum of Modern Art are close by.

Facilities: Free Wi-Fi, small gym, tour desk, 24 hour reception.

Accommodation: Single and doubles available to staff, double rooms up to 5 per room available to students. En-suite bathroom facilities.

Meals: Buffet breakfast is provided free of charge. Local restaurants can be arranged for dinners.

New York Accommodation - Wolcott Hotel

Wolcott Hotel

  • Central Manhattan
  • Full of charm and character

A hotel situated in central Manhattan on 31st street, this hotel offers grand décor and welcoming reception. Located just a short walk from the Empire State building the Woltcott Hotel provides all the main amenities along with a shop and small meeting room.

Location: Short distance from public transport stops, Empire State Building 3 blocks away, numerous landmarks within easy reach.

Facilities: Small gym, small conference room, newsagents, luggage room, free Wi-Fi.

Accommodation: Single and double available for staff, students are accommodated mainly in triple rooms with individual beds. All rooms en-suite and have a TV.

Meals: Local restaurants and diners can be arranged for meals.

Quick Tip: This is just a small sample of possible accommodations available. Please contact us for more information.


Included Excursions

Top of the Rock

Climb to the top of the Rockefeller centre and take in the dramatic and stunning panoramic views of New York City from the 259 metre high observation deck.

Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

Discover the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Museum via ferry, where your students will enjoy magnificent close-up views of the Statue of Liberty and take in what was once the gateway for over 12 million immigrants to the United States whilst viewing mid and lower Manhattan from a different perspective.

9/11 memorial and museum

Observe the largest manmade waterfalls in North America, built in memorial to the events of 9/11. The twin reflecting pools are nearly an acre in size each and built into the footprint of where the iconic Twin Towers once stood. (There is a small administration charge for this excursion as advance visitor passes must be obtained. )

Macys

Discover the history of Macy's, one of America’s leading department stores, and learn about merchandise placement & marketing with a talk in the visitor centre followed by a tour of the store.

Walking tour of the financial district

Explore lower Manhattan with this scenic walking tour, in an area home to the New York Stock Exchange and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Broadway Show

No trip to Manhattan is complete without experiencing the delights of a New York Broadway Show. Speak to a travel advisor for details of what’s on offer at the time of your trip

Empire State Building

Enjoy the spectacular views from the Empire State Building's 86th Floor Observation Deck.

Yankee Stadium

Located in the Bronx and home to both the New York Yankees (a major league American baseball team) and New York City FC (an American major league soccer team), this stadium was re-built in 2006 and sits one block North of the original site, which is now a public park called Heritage Field.

Quick Tip: If you have an excursion in mind which you don't see listed, please get in touch so we can do our best to arrange it for you!

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