Washington, D.C.

Traveling to Washington, D.C. is not just a journey through physical landscapes; it's a pilgrimage to the soul of a country, where the ideals of liberty and justice are enshrined in marble and granite.

 — Anonymous

Our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., is often named the world’s most important city. Rich in history, D.C. offers limitless learning opportunities, and Grand Classroom’s tour guides will actively engage your students as you visit the city’s most famous sites, including Arlington National Cemetery, Capitol Hill, the Smithsonian Museums, and the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials. Unlike other tours, Grand Classroom also offers a day of rafting and hiking to add extra fun and geological knowledge to your students’ D.C. experience. Your D.C. tour has never been so exciting!

NOTE: With so much to do and see, Grand Classroom can customize a tour to give your group the perfect experience.

Sample Itineraries

DAY ONE

  • Depart for Washington, D.C.
  • Meet Grand Classroom representative
  • White House picture stop
  • Lunch
  • Smithsonian Institution
    • American History Museum
    • Natural History Museum
    • Air & Space Museum
    • African American History Museum
  • National Archives
  • Dinner
  • Nighttime tour of the monuments to include:
    • Lincoln Memorial
    • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
    • Korean War Memorial
  • Check in to hotel

 

DAY TWO

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Visit Arlington National Cemetery- Stops include:
    • Changing of the Guard
    • Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
    • Space Shuttle Challenger Memorial
    • Kennedy Gravesites
  • Iwo Jima Memorial
  • Lunch
  • Capitol Tour
    • Supreme Court
    • Library of Congress
  • Dinner
  • Nighttime tour of the monuments to include:
  • Return to hotel

 

DAY THREE

DAY ONE

  • Depart for Washington, D.C.
  • Meet Grand Classroom representative
  • Lunch
  • Smithsonian Institution
    • American History Museum
    • Natural History Museum
    • Air & Space Museum
    • African American History Museum
  • Washington Monument (picture stop)
  • Dinner
  • Night Tour of the monuments
    • Lincoln Memorial
    • World War II Memorial
    • Vietnam Veteran's Memorial
    • Korean War Memorial
  • Check in to hotel

DAY TWO

  • Hotel breakfast
  • White House picture stop
  • Tour of Capitol Hill
    • Capitol Visitor Center
    • Supreme Court (time permitting)
    • Library of Congress (time permitting)
  • Lunch
  • Holocaust Museum
  • National Archives
  • Dinner
  • Performance of Shear Madness at The Kennedy Center
  • Return to hotel

DAY THREE

DAY FOUR

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Visit Arlington National Cemetery- Stops include:
    • Changing of the Guard
    • Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
    • Space Shuttle Challenger Memorial
    • Kennedy Gravesites
  • Iwo Jima Memorial
  • Lunch
  • FDR Memorial
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
  • Jefferson Memorial
  • Dinner (time permitting)
  • Depart Washington, D.C.
  • Arrive home

DAY ONE

  • Depart for Washington, D.C.
  • White House picture stop
  • Lunch
  • Smithsonian Institution Museums
    • American History Museum
    • Natural History Museum
    • Air & Space Museum
  • Dinner
  • Evening tour of the monuments
    • World War II Memorial
    • Lincoln Memorial
    • Korean War Veterans Memorial
    • Vietnam Veteran's Memorial
  • Check into hotel

 

DAY TWO

 

DAY THREE

 

DAY FOUR

 

DAY FIVE

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Tour the US Capitol
  • Library of Congress
  • Supreme Court
  • Lunch
  • Ford's Theatre and Peterson House
  • Visit the National Cathedral
  • Dinner
  • Depart for home

DAY ONE

*West Coast schools may arrive on redeye flight

  • Depart for Washington, D.C.
  • Meet Grand Classroom representative
  • White House picture stop
  • US Capitol Tour
    • Capitol Hill
    • Library of Congress
    • Supreme Court
  • Lunch
  • U.S. Holocaust Museum
  • Dinner
  • Nighttime tour of the monuments to include:
  • Check in to hotel

 

DAY TWO

    • Hotel breakfast
    • Visit Arlington National Cemetery - Stops include:
      • Changing of the Guard
      • Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
      • Space Shuttle Challenger Memorial
      • Kennedy Gravesites
    • Iwo Jima Memorial
    • Lunch
    • Smithsonian Institution:
      • American History Museum
      • Natural History Museum
      • Air & Space Museum
    • National Archives
    • Dinner
    • Nighttime tour of the monuments to include:
      • Lincoln Memorial
      • World War II Memorial
      • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
      • Korean War Memorial
    • Return to hotel

 

DAY THREE

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Depart for Shenandoah National Park
  • Rafting on the Shenandoah River
  • Lunch overlooking the river
  • Hike in Shenandoah National Park
  • Depart for Philadelphia
  • Dinner en route
  • Check in to hotel

 

DAY FOUR

 

DAY FIVE

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