Our seven-day program to Washington D.C. brings the city and learning to life with visits to the capital’s famous monuments and museums, plus activities aimed at young people to help students fully engage with the city and experience.
Day 1: Arrive in Washington
Students arrive and settle into hotel accommodations.
Day 2: Bike Tour of National Mall, Smithsonian Scavenger Hunt, Lincoln Memorial
Tour the National Mall by bicycle, visiting some of the nation’s most iconic memorials, then spend the afternoon following the clues through American history and culture on a team scavenger hunt through the Smithsonian Museums.
Day 3: White House, Ford’s Theater and Capitol Hill Tour
Start the day with photos in front of the White House, followed by a tour of the fateful Ford’s Theater and nearby Petersen House where President Lincoln was shot and died. The day continues with an insightful visit to the Capitol Building and visitor center, followed by photos at the Supreme Court and Library Congress.
Day 4: Mt. Vernon, Historic Alexandria, and Arlington National Cemetery
Explore George Washington’s famous plantation estate, then enjoy lunch in charming Historic Alexandria before proceeding to Arlington National Cemetery to witness the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown soldier.
Day 5: Gettysburg Day Trip
Visit the Gettysburg museum for a multimedia introduction to the pivotal Civil War battle, then see and hear the stories of heroism and tragedy from an expert battlefield guide.
Day 6: Philadelphia Day Trip
Visit historic Philadelphia, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were both signed, plus see two of the city’s famous icons cast in metal – the Liberty Bell and Rocky Balboa Statue.
Day 7: National Archives, International Spy Museum, Depart Washington, DC
Visit the National Archives to see and learn about the nation’s founding documents (Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Bill of Rights), then explore the interactive and popular International Spy Museum before heading to the airport to fly home.
At Experience America we make sure everything is covered — from housing to technology and beyond — to provide the best experience for our students.
Students will stay in a 3-star or higher hotel near the heart of the city.
Charter buses for airport pickup and dropoff and all activities. In some cases, we may be taking the subway together to specific events in the cities.
Educational tours and site visits engage students and complement program learning
We provide a tailored educational program carefully curated by our instructors.
All scheduled activities and experiences are included in the program cost.
Our programs offer full-service 24/7 support—there is always someone ready and waiting to help!
Students enjoy three meals per day—breakfast, lunch, and dinner—with the freedom to explore places locals love!
See it All
Enjoy a comprehensive introduction to Washington, DC’s most famous sights and experiences. From the Lincoln Memorial to historic Mt Vernon, you’ll see it all plus enjoy the chance to explore the city’s famous neighborhoods like a local.
Partake in a truly exceptional cultural immersion experience as you see Washington through its amazing history and unique culture. Enjoy local foods and traditions to experience what makes Washington a great city in addition to being the nation’s capital.
Experience signature activities such as a bike tour of the National Mall and a visit to the popular Eastern Market. You’ll be exposed to a side of the city that locals love, but that you won’t find through other tours or programs.
- Round- trip airfare
- Overnight accommodations at a 3-star or higher hotel
- Three meals a day at our favorite spots
- Private and public transportation
- Educational tours and site visits
- 24-hour fun and supportive staff