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Thank you so much. All of us attending the trip to Atlanta have been singing your praises since our return!! Everything was so organized and personable. We had a great visit and your Son Tours staff were the greatest hosts a group could ever have!! Thank you so much!

Rachel S.,
Ray D. Molo School

I want to thank you for leading such an excellent tour! I felt that this has been the best tour experience our students have enjoyed in years. How refreshing to deal with professionals who plan well and see service as their primary goal. You truly did all you promised to do and renewed my faith in touring.

Bethlehem Lutheran School

Thank you for making my job as group leader so easy! The care which you took in planning our activities and in arranging our lodging and meals was clearly evident. The parents were impressed with the quality of your work. I look forward to traveling with you again.

Pam N.,
Andrew Jackson Middle School

We thank our Son Tours escort who took the time to stand in line for tickets so we did not have to. Thanks for always being one step ahead of us so the tour went smoothly. And thanks for making sure everything was perfect. The care and professionalism you and your staff have shown us, indicates what a top-notched company you have.

Barbara B.,
Marion County School

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.

Tour Highlights

  • 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.

Download Sample Itinerary (PDF) View My Itinerary (For registered users).

  Day One – Itinerary for 3 Day / 2 Night Student Tour of Washington D.C.  
  Time Activity Notes  
  9:00a Lunch at Crystal City Food
    Meet guide at CFC    
    Ford’s Theater    
    Petersen House    
  12:00p Break for lunch at own expense    
    Embassy Row    
    National Cathedral    
    National Zoo    
  6:00p Dinner at Pentagon City/free
time / guide departs
  9:00p Return to hotel    
  10:00p Security arrives    
  Day Two – Itinerary for 3 Day / 2 Night Student Tour of Washington D.C.  
  Time Activity Notes  
  8:00a Breakfast at Hard Rock Cafe    
  9:00a Meet guide at Old Post Office    
    U.S. Capitol Building Tour
(if available)
    House and Senate Chambers    
  12:00p Break for lunch at own expense    
    Library of Congress    
    Korean Memorial    
    Lincoln Memorial    
    Vietnam Memorial    
  6:00p Dinner at Ronald Reagan Bldg
/ guide departs
  7:30p FDR Memorial    
    Jefferson Memorial    
  9:00p Return to hotel/Security arrives    
  Day Three – Itinerary for 3 Day / 2 Night Student Tour of Washington D.C.  
  Time Activity Notes  
  7:30a Hotel checkout    
  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    

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