Washington, DC

The Capitol Building

The Lincoln Memorial

Washington, DC

DC stands for District of Columbia. It is called District of Columbia because it was built on land of the Territory of Columbia, a 10 square mile piece of land, that used to be part of Virginia and Maryland. The territory of Columbia was named such after Christopher Columbus.

Established

July 16, 1790

Population

684,498

Please see a sample itinerary below. All itineraries are fully customizable.

Trip Inclusions

  • 3 days bus transportation via luxury motor coach with WIFI

  • 2 nights hotel accommodation at student friendly location

  • Breakfast each morning provided at hotel

  • 2 lunches

  • 1 Poolside Pizza Party dinner

  • 1 dinner in Chinatown

  • Admission to Smithsonian Museum(s) of choice

  • Admission to Smithsonian National Zoo

  • Admission to Holocaust Museum

  • Admission to Arlington National Cemetery public trolley tour

  • Admission to Capitol Building Public Tour

  • Admission to National Portrait Gallery

  • Visit to the White House

  • Guided city tour of Washington DC sites, including a monuments tour of the Jefferson, FDR, Washington, Iwo Jima Marine, Lincoln, Vietnam, Korean, Air Force, Martin Luther King Jr., and 9/11 Memorials.

  • A-Z Travel tour guide

  • Free chaperone spaces in double room based upon paying passengers

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Day 1

Group departs for our nation’s capitol. Upon arrival you will meet your tour guide at the Museum of Natural History for a morning of exploration.

After lunch, depart for a monuments and memorial tour. Start at the Lincoln Memorial, also visit the Vietnam Wall, Korean Memorial, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

Once checked into your hotel, you will enjoy an evening of fun. Enjoy your pizza party poolside with evening swim and free time in the game room.

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Day 2

Morning begins with breakfast at the hotel. Your first stop of the day will be Arlington National Cemetery to visit the Kennedy graves and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to watch the changing of the guards. You will continue on to the Iwo Jima Memorial before breaking for lunch.

The first stop of the afternoon will be the Holocaust Museum. Afterwards you’ll stop by the White House and enjoy free time. Bring your cameras!

Evening will begin with a trip to Chinatown. Afterwards you will visit the National Portrait Gallery before enjoying a spectacular 5 course dinner. Enjoy free time before returning to the hotel for a night of swimming.

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Day 3

Your final day in DC will begin with breakfast at the hotel. You’ll then visit the US Capitol Building and enjoy a public tour.

No visit to DC would be complete without a visit to the Smithsonian National Zoo. Enjoy free time and a lunch voucher before your departure home.

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