Political History & Civil Rights School History Trip

Washington DC has been the US Capital since it moved from Philadelphia in 1800 after President Washington began plans for the New 100 Miles Square City in 1791. Since its construction Washington has seen the presidency held by 44 men from George Washington to Barack Obama. In its time as the capital, Washington has experienced everything from Civil War to Civil Rights Protests. A rich history awaits your students to explore and enjoy.

Day 1 Board your flight from the UK to Washington
Transfer to your accommodation on arrival
Free time to explore and enjoy an evening meal
Day 2 Morning visit to Capitol Hill and take a free guided tour of the Capitol Building This afternoon explore the Mall including the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial Free time to explore and enjoy an evening meal
Day 3 This morning visit one Washingtons famous and free museums such as the US Holocaust Memorial Museum This afternoon cross the Potomac River into Virginia and visit the Arlington National Cemetery Free time to explore and enjoy an evening meal
Day 4 Visit the White House Visitors Center and take a photo stop outside the house Transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK Fly back to the UK
Day 5 Land back in the UK    

This price includes:

  • 3 nights accommodation (room only)
  • Flights inclusive of tax
  • Destination Airport Transfers
  • Free staff place ratio 1:10
  • Detailed information pack
  • Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • Itinerary planning service
  • VAT
N.B. Activities listed in the itinerary are not neccessarily included in the price. Contact us for further information.
Political History & Civil Rights School History Trip

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Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill's landmarks include not only the United States Capitol but also the Senate and House office buildings; the Supreme Court; the Library of Congress; the U.S. Marine Barracks; the Washington Navy Yard and Congressional Cemetery.Capitol Hill will be a must see for both politic, history and leisure groups.

The White House

The White House

The White House is the official home and principal workplace of the President of the United States of America. Built between 1792 and 1800 of white-painted Aquia sandstone in the late Georgian style, it has been the executive residence of every U.S. President since John Adams.

Lincoln Memorial

Lincoln Memorial

The Lincoln Memorial stands at the west end of the National Mall as a neoclassical monument to the 16th President. The memorial, designed by Henry Bacon after ancient Greek temples stands 190 feet long, 119 feet wide, and almost 100 feet high. It is surrounded by a peristyle of 38 fluted Doric columns, one for each of the thirty six states in the Union at the time of Lincoln's death and two column...

Washington Monument

Washington Monument

The Washington Monument is the most prominent as well as one of the older, attractions in Washington D.C. It was built in honour of George Washington who led the country to independence and then became its President. The Monument is shaped like an Egyptian obelisk, 555’ 5/8” high, and averages 30 to 40 miles visibility in clear weather. It was finished on December 6, 1884.

Vietnam Veteran's Memorial

Vietnam Veteran's Memorial

Deliberately setting aside the controversies of the war the Vietnam Veterans Memorial honours the men and women who served when their Nation called upon them. The designer, Maya Lin, felt that “the politics had eclipsed the veterans, their service and their lives.” She kept the design elegantly simple to “allow everyone to respond and remember.”

Smithsonian Institution

Smithsonian Institution

The world's largest museum complex and research organization composed of 19 museums, 9 research centres and the National Zoo. Visit the Smithsonian and you will see why it represents for so many the treasured icons of our past, the vibrant art of the present and the scientific promise of the future.

Holocaust Memorial Museum

Holocaust Memorial Museum

Visitors should come prepared for an experience likely to be disturbing and difficult to forget. At the start of the tour, each visitor is given an identity card of a Holocaust victim that matches the visitor's own age and gender. Ordinary reality is skewed through off-centre stairways, weird angles and the shadows of other visitors on the glass walkways overhead. An elaborate audio-visual display...



The Newseum, the world's most interactive museum, will open its new $450 million, seven-level museum on historic Pennsylvania Avenue in the nation's capital on Friday, April 11 2008. In its 14 major galleries, 15 theatres, two broadcast studios and a 4-D time-travel experience, the new Newseum blends five centuries of news history with up-to-the-second technology and innovation.

Hotel Harrington

There are 242 guest rooms, including 26 deluxe family rooms, full service restaurant, fast food restaurant, friendly pub and a gift shop.

The Harrington is the last of its kind in Washington D.C., still owned and operated by members of the founding families and continues its 100 year tradition of providing value and convenience to visitors. Now in its third generation of ownership it has the longest record of continuous operation of any hotel in the city of Washington, D.C. View on map

Capitol Skyline Hotel

Tastefully appointed and accessorized with all the comforts of home, the Capitol Skyline Hotel boasts the best of hotel lodging in Washington DC accommodation, featuring convenient and luxurious amenities.

Capitol Skyline Hotel guests will enjoy wireless high–speed internet, 27” TVs with cable channels, large digital safes, comfortable seating including work space, the ultimate sleep mattresses and spacious closets for their Washington, DC lodging. Pamper yourself in the luxurious bathrooms offering quarry granite vanities, beautiful tiled floors, and faux marble walls making your Washington, DC accommodation all the more inviting.
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Hotel Windsor Park

Windsor Park, an affordable and comfortable Washington DC hotel, is nestled among exquisite embassies and majestic homes. Enjoy the views overlooking beautiful Rock Creek Park, and stroll to over 100 neighborhood establishments. Shopping, art, entertainment, and cuisine from around the world are just a few footsteps away. Two Metro stations – Woodley Park/Zoo and Dupont Circle – are within a few short blocks, enabling our guests to reach all of the wonderful sites in our nation’s capital.

This Bed and Breakfast style, boutique hotel was built in 1926 and has been restored and improved over the years. Now the Windsor Park Hotel provides everything expected by those traveling for business or pleasure.

All rooms have a private bath/shower with amenities, including a hair dryer. Rooms are equipped with a small refrigerator, ironing equipment, direct dial phone system with voice mail and modem ready ports, colour Cable TV with free HBO and quiet central heating and air-conditioning units with individual comfort control. All rooms have wireless internet access.

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