East Coast Explorer

Washington D.C., Mt. Vernon, & Gettysburg

Trip Overview

Why read about history when you can live it? We will be visiting the Lincoln Memorial, and you will stand where MLK gave his “I Have a Dream Speech”. At Arlington National Cemetery you will see the eternal flame at JFK’s Grave Site and witness the true meaning of sacrifice with the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Other awesome stops include Mt. Vernon (George Washington’s home), the Holocaust Memorial Museum, as well as the Gettysburg Battlefield.

Your Experience Includes

100 Day Money Back Guarnatee

Airfare & Transportation

24/7 Tour Directors

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Premium Hotels

Night Security

Medical, Health & Dental

Admissions & Gratuities

4 Day Itinerary

Day 1

Begin by exploring the most recognizable symbol of freedom in the world! The United States Capitol building. While on Capitol Hill, you will also see the Supreme Court and the Library of Congress before heading for a stroll along the Tidal Basin where you will see the MLK, FDR and Jefferson Memorials.

Day 2

On the next day of your journey, we will trek to Arlington National Cemetery where you will witness the ultimate meaning of Sacrifice at the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. After grabbing a delicious lunch, you will head to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and experience the history of the Holocaust. Next, we’re off to the White House before ending the day by walking along the Reflecting Pool to view the WWII, Vietnam and Korean Memorials. Finally, you will get to stand where MLK Jr. gave his famous “I Have A Dream” speech, at the Lincoln Memorial.

Day 3

Waking up the following day, you will experience Civil War history firsthand at the Gettysburg Military Park. March the battlefields as Union and Confederate soldiers and master the technique of loading and firing a cannon. Next, we are headed to National Harbor for a night full of nothing but fun – we’re talking Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, The Capital Wheel over the Potomac River, Savannah’s Candy Kitchen, and so much more!

Day 4

Travel back in time to 1770 at Washington’s Estate, Mount Vernon. Walk in George’s footsteps to see trees and gardens that he planted, his gorgeous home, the slave memorial and even George and Martha’s tomb. You will head home from our nation’s capital with memories to last a lifetime.

What to Expect

Pre-Trip Services

Our team will host a parent informational meeting which outlines every detail of your upcoming school trip. Along the way, we’re always available to help and our team will handle 100% of your questions. Closer to your departure date, we will have a Tour Director host a meeting to update you on all trip details including your amazing itinerary, flights and safety protocol.

While on Tour

In addition to your CEO’s, you will have a licensed Tour Guide with you that eats, drinks and breathes Washington D.C. because they’re locals. In addition to having mind-blowing stories and commentary, they also have insider information…Shhh!

At the School

Right from the school, we’re with you 24/7! Our certified CEOs (Chief Experience Officers) will be with you each step of the way. They will ensure your adventure is seamless and safe…Plus, they rock!

 

Premium Hotels, Buses & Food

Not only do we stay at the best hotels while in D.C. but also, have incredible private charter buses with us at all times. Your meals are all perfectly timed reservations including Maggiano’s Little Italy, Chick-Fil-A, and Martin’s Tavern – to name a few. Prepared to be spoiled!

Add-Ons

Excursions

In addition to Washington, D.C., we also offer many exciting expeditions to historic and cultural destinations along the East Coast. Some of our top add-ons include New York City, Williamsburg/Jamestown, Philadelphia, Gettysburg Battlefield and Mount Vernon. By working directly with teachers, we are able to craft a custom experience to compliment your curriculum and to further your educational travel goals.

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