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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


  • day


    • Arrive in Washington DC, USA
  • day


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


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


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


    • Arlington Cemetery
    • Return flight
  • day


    • 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




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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Adjust this tour to your learning needs

The above itinerary has been put together to cover a wide range of curriculum links, however our school travel specialists will be happy to adapt it to your requirements, so get in touch today for a non-obligational quote.

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