Embassy Row and Embassy Suites
These hotels are an excellent standard of accommodation and comfort. Located in Downtown Washington close to Dupont Circle, they are just a couple of metro stops from the Mall. We highly recommend these hotels.
This is a large, traditional hotel with a basic level of facilities. Its superb location, close to Pennsylvania Avenue means its practically neighbours with the White House.
Located in Downtown Washington, this is a very good standard of accommodation with great facilities.
Political Sites Walking Tour
Take half a day to walk around Washington and visit all the key buildings in American Politics. Your local guide will take you down Pennsylvania Avenue, The George Washington Monument, The Mall and The US Capitol – this includes; the Senate, House of Representatives, Supreme Court and the Library of Congress. This is a fantastic introduction to influence, power and Government in the USA.
Historical Sites And Monuments Walking Tour
A guided walking tour of the monuments and memorials of Washington tells the story of the history of the USA from the civil war to present day. This walking tour will take in the Lincoln Memorial, FDR Memorial, WW2 Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Korean War Vetrans Memorial and Arlington Cemetery.
Take time to visit the largest military graveyard in the world which tells the story of the historical events that have taken place in the US over the years. With graves from the Civil War and both World Wars along with the eternal flame burning by the grave of John F. Kennedy, this is a very emotional but also inspiring visit for your students.
US Holocaust Museum
Take your students to this remarkable museum for an unforgettable trip which explains the story of the Holocaust using film footage, artifacts and eye witness accounts. Along with telling the history of the Holocaust, the museum addresses the subject and prevention of human genocide.
Lincoln Memorial Steps
Visit the Lincoln Memorial Steps and stand in the very place that Martin Luther King gave his famous ‘I Have a Dream’ speech in 1963.
National Air And Space Museum
The Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum maintains the largest collection of historic air and spacecraft in the world. Highlights include the original Wright Brother’s ‘Spirit of St Louis’ flyer and the Apollo 11 command module. This is an ideal visit if you are studying the Cold War as students can discover more about the Space Race.
The National Archives
The National Archives Building located close to the Mall displays the Bill of Rights, the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. Students can take a visit to the public vaults which display original records and new interactive exhibits which allow you to explore a variety of documents.
National Museum Of American History
This museum displays the heritage of the United States in the areas of social, political, cultural, scientific and military history. Throughout the year the museum runs a series of exhibitions based on a variety of subjects so always check the website to see what’s on.
National Museum of African American History & Culture
This museum is a place where people can learn about the richness and diversity of the African American experience. The collection of stories there give unique insights into three key themes that continue throughout the museum - history, culture and community of African Americans.
The Newseum’s mission is ‘to help the public and the news media understand one another better’. The highlights here include the Berlin Wall Gallery which tells the story of how news and information helped topple a closed and oppressed society and the 9/11 Gallery, which chronicles the challenges journalists faced in reporting the news to the nation.
Secure a tour around the world’s largest office buildings. The headquarters of the Department of Defense is home to many significant moments in American history where your students can take an hour on a guided tour walking through 1 and a half miles of the huge building. The Pentagon is located approx. 4 miles outside the centre of Washington and can be easily reached by Metro. If you wish to visit the Pentagon you must apply directly to the British Embassy.
The White House
As one of the most famous political buildings in the world, the White House has been home to many of the most famous faces. It’s possible to take a self guided tour of the White House if you apply direct to the Embassy in Washington.
Gettysburg National Military Park
Take a coach trip out of Washington to visit the site of the bloodiest battle of the American Civil War. Along with a visit to the museum and visitor centre, a battlefield guide will join you on your coach for a 2 hour tour of the area which will take you through the key points of the civil war and the importance of this battle.
Smithsonian Institute Museums And Galleries
The Smithsonian Institution is the world’s largest museum and research complex, with 19 museums and galleries to choose from, along with the national zoological park. Most of which are located on or near to the National Mall. Most of the Smithsonian Institute Museums are free.
Crime & Punishment Museum
Described by Good Morning America as a "must see for CSI fans," this museum includes a crime lab and the filming studios for America's Most Wanted, a simulated shooting range, high-speed police-chase, and hundreds of interactives and artifacts.
Ford’s Theatre And Petersen House
Visit these two landmarks together, just across the street from one another. Ford’s Theatre, where Abraham Lincoln was shot, is a working theatre, historical monument and a world-class museum so is a must-see on your visit to Washington, DC. Petersen House is a plain red brick three-story and basement townhouse across from Ford’s Theatre is where the injured Lincoln was taken to after he was shot and where he died. The house is now a museum and recreates the interior of the house as it was at the time of Lincoln’s death.
This is the most popular historic estate in America, and was home to Commander-in-Chief of American forces and the first President of the United States, George Washington for more than 40 years. Now, you can visit the Mansion, more than 10 original structures, Washington’s Tomb and almost 50 acres of his extensive estate.
National Spy Museum
This museum is the only one in the United States solely dedicated to espionage and the only one in the world which has given a global outlook on an all-but-invisible profession that has shaped history. Take a look inside the museum and see the largest collection of international espionage artifacts ever placed on public display.
The Newseum’s mission is ‘to help the public and the news media understand one another better.' The highlights here include the Berlin Wall Gallery which tells the story of how news and information helped topple a closed and oppressed society and the 9/11 Gallery, which chronicles the challenges journalists faced in reporting the news to the nation.
Take a day off for a leisure visit to Madame Tussauds and visit some of the most famous faces around. From music stars such as Rihanna and Beyoncé to political figures such as Benjamin Franklin and Hillary Clinton.
Shopping In Washington
The Washington, DC area has a number of great neighbourhoods for shopping. Throughout the region you’ll find multiple locations of the large national retail stores such as Barnes and Noble, Best Buy, Bed Bath & Beyond, Gap, Old Navy, etc.
Georgetown is a popular Washington, DC neighborhood for shopping. This shopping mecca appeals to the younger crowd but also has plenty of boutiques and antique stores for all ages.
The lively Washington, DC neighborhood has an eclectic selection of bookstores, clothing boutiques, art galleries, gift shops and coffee shops. A few blocks away, along Connecticut Avenue, you'll find more traditional clothing stores.
This revitalized neighborhood near the Verizon Center in downtown Washington, DC is bustling with activity among the new museums, contemporary restaurants and trendy shops.
You’ll find lots of upscale shopping at Union Station, the city’s train station and a shopping mall with more than 130 stores, several restaurants and a 9-screen movie theater.
With over 100 stores and restaurants, Potomac Mills is a great place for everyone, with stores from Vans outlets to IKEA, Abercrombie and Fitch to Papaya, there really is something for everyone. Approx. 1 hours drive out of central Washington.
We can arrange evening meals in restaurants in the city with options to suit all tastes. Our most popular choices are:
Hard Rock Café
Buca di Beppo
The Shake Shack
The Fashion Center at Pentagon - Dining Dollars