Take your students on a trip to meet Lincoln, Washington, Martin Luther King Jr. and let them discover history in the various museums of the Smithsonian Institute for Scientific Research. The monuments and neoclassical buildings present an imposing decor, where the Capitol, the White House and the Supreme Court rub shoulders with a river of great historical value, the Potomac.
Departure to Washington in the morning and stop en route for lunch and dinner. Arrived in Washington, disembark at the National Mall, the nation’s most visited national park, and marvel at the memorable view of this famous park known as the “America’s Front Yard”. Take a stroll there to observe the various memorials including Lincoln and its Reflection, Washington, WWII and Vietnam Veterans. Installation at the hotel at the end of the evening.
Start the day with a tour of the Library of Congress, the oldest federal cultural institution in the country. It is also the largest library in the world, with more than 130 million items spread over approximately 850 km of shelves! Then take a guided tour of the U.S. Capitol, one of the most symbolic buildings in the United States. This building serves as the seat of the legislative power of the United States; it has housed the sessions of the United States Senate and House of Representatives for nearly two centuries. After lunch, enjoy a free afternoon to visit the various free museums of the Smithsonian Institute: The Air and Space Museum, the Natural History Museum, the American History Museum, the Museum of African Art, the Native American Museum, and more. In the evening, embark on a narrated cruise down the Potomac River to experience Washington’s most spectacular view. You will see the monuments of Lincoln, Jefferson and Washington as well as the Kennedy Center from a different perspective. Return to your hotel after the cruise. Meals included: breakfast and dinner.
Start your day with a visit of Arlington National Cemetery. Established during the Civil War, it is one of the largest American military cemeteries. It is located across the Potomac River that once separated the Union and the Confederate States during the Civil war. Discover the famous Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, permanently guarded since 1937 by soldiers of the US Army. In the late morning, meet at the Fashion Center in Pentagon City for a souvenir hunt in the many stores. After lunch, take the opportunity to visit the Smithsonian museums that you didn’t have time to see the day before. There is so much to discover! Then, head to historic Georgetown Quarter in the late afternoon. It’s a city older than Washington D.C. itself! In the evening, bring the atmosphere of a Major League Baseball game to students by attending a game of the Washington Nationals if they are in town. Did you know that the Nationals are the former Montreal Expos relocated in 2004? Go cheer for them! Return to your hotel after the activity. Meals included: breakfast and dinner.
Prepare your luggage and head back to your school. Make stops on the way back for meals. Arrival at your school in the evening.
- Transportation by Deluxe Motorcoach
- Professional guide services for the entire tour
- All activities, visits, meals and gratuities at restaurants mentioned on the itinerary
- 24/7 emergency telephone service
What’s not included
- Meals that are not mentioned on the itinerary
- Travel insurance
- Gratuities for the guide and driver (possible to include it in your package)
- Personal expenses
- Optional activities
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