Son Tours provides memorable, customizable educational tours to Washington, D.C., the federal capital of the United States of America. Here, students can engage with the intricacies of the government and history of the U.S. through the various government buildings, memorials, museums, and even opportunities to meet with their Congressperson. Give your students a deeper, more personal understanding of the U.S. government, national history, and current events by taking them to where it all happens.
Why Choose Son Tours for Fun, Safe Washington, D.C., School Trips
Our school field trips are safe, unforgettable and extensively-planned. You’ll never have to worry about getting from one place to the next! Our tailored student tours all feature:
- Customized, flexible itineraries based on what you’d like to accomplish during your Washington, D.C., field trip. Our local guides are well-versed in local sights and landmarks, and they know how to best accommodate last minute changes to your tour.
- High-quality tours that go off without a hitch. Our tour guides are there from the moment your group arrives and our extensive planning helps to ensure that your trip is smooth, comfortable, fun, and educational for you and your students.
- Safety briefings and private security provided at no additional cost. Our safety briefings occur before and during your trip to ensure all of your students and chaperones know the safety protocols, and uniformed private security personnel are on all coaches and at the hotels.
- Quick turnaround to eliminate hours of headaches and to accommodate the tight schedules and budgets surrounding school trips.
- Easy payment options so you don’t have to worry about the painstaking process of invoicing and collecting money from parents. Son Tours bills parents directly.
- Arlington National Cemetery: Students can learn about the rich, somber history behind the numerous gravesites in this well-known cemetery. Here, they can even see memorials like the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial and the U.S. Coast Guard Memorial, as well as pay their respects with a school wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and learn about the history of this site.
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: A museum designed to impart the importance of awareness and understanding in preventing the horrors of genocide. This museum is an eye-opening, moving stop in your journey through Washington, D.C., whether you have 30 minutes or a whole day.
- War Memorials: The capital has a number of memorials that will offer new awareness of lives lost in war, like the Vietnam or Korean War Veterans Memorials, and the National World War II Memorial.
- Presidential and Historical Figure Memorials: Washington, D.C., is home to several memorials to significant figures in our nation’s history, such as the Lincoln Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial.
- Smithsonian Museums: Learn about various aspects of science, art, and engineering at these museums covering natural science, air and space, and more!
- National Archive Museum: The home of some of the most important documents to the history of United States in their original forms, including the original Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, the Magna Carta, and the Constitution.
- National Gallery of Art: Home to hundreds of marvelous works of art from the 13th century to the modern era.
- Frederick Douglass National Historic Site: Visit the last home of the famous writer, abolitionist, speaker, and statesman.
- Government Sites: Give your students a personal experience with our government by arranging an appointment to visit the U.S. Capitol and meet with their Congressperson. Or, schedule a guided tour to visit the White House, home of the President of the United States.
|Day One – Itinerary for 3 Day / 2 Night Student Tour of Washington D.C.|
|9:00a||Lunch at Crystal City Food
|Meet guide at CFC|
|12:00p||Break for lunch at own expense|
|6:00p||Dinner at Pentagon City/free
time / guide departs
|9:00p||Return to hotel|
|Day Two – Itinerary for 3 Day / 2 Night Student Tour of Washington D.C.|
|8:00a||Breakfast at Hard Rock Cafe|
|9:00a||Meet guide at Old Post Office|
|U.S. Capitol Building Tour
|House and Senate Chambers|
|12:00p||Break for lunch at own expense|
|Library of Congress|
|6:00p||Dinner at Ronald Reagan Bldg
/ guide departs
|9:00p||Return to hotel/Security arrives|
|Day Three – Itinerary for 3 Day / 2 Night Student Tour of Washington D.C.|
|8:00a||Breakfast at Ronald Reagan
|9:00a||White House photo op|
|10:00a||Natural History Museum|
|12:00p||Lunch at Smithsonian Museum / guide departs|
|American History Museum|
|Holocaust Museum-Daniel’s story|
|5:00p||Dinner at Union Station|
|PM||Depart for travel home|