Washington, D.C. Express

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Our itineraries reflect 40 years of experience in crafting exceptional educational tours. That means we know exactly how to make the best of your time abroad—incredible destinations, immersive activities, centrally located hotels, and smart, well-traveled tour managers who ensure your educational goals are met. Here are some of the exceptional features of this tour.

ACIS Guarantees

We have high standards, which is why we take care to include these features in every tour.

Round-Trip Transportation

3- and 4-Star Quality Hotels with Quad Occupancy

After a busy day, comfort is key.

Daily Breakfast and Dinner (unless otherwise noted)

Delicious, authentic, multi-course dinners at local restaurants with meal times tailored to maximize your experience.

Daytime Tour Manager (On-Call in Evening)

Part guide, part educator, part engineer, part mind-reader, part magician—ACIS Tour Managers are your travel partner.

Overnight Security

Basic Travel Protection

Service Guarantee

We're so sure you're going to love your tour, we guarantee it!

Global Network

24/7 on the ground support whenever and wherever you need it.

Exceptional Experiences

Our tours are designed to help you and your students be in the moment and experience everything the world has to offer.

Professional Group Photograph

Professional Group Photograph

Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon

Illuminated Washington, D.C. Monuments Tour

Illuminated Washington, D.C. Monuments Tour

U.S. Capitol Building Tour with Guide

U.S. Capitol Building Tour with Guide

Smithsonian Institution

Smithsonian Institution

International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery


Washington, D.C.

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This itinerary is the starting point for your tour, but it’s not set in stone. If there are days you would like to change, or specific places you’d like to go, we can work with you to create a personalized program that fits the needs of you and your students.

Day 1: Washington, DC

Depart school and meet your ACIS Tour Manager at Mount Vernon, the Potomac River estate of George Washington. Continue to Arlington, Virginia to check into your hotel. On the way to dinner, stop for a photo opportunity at the south lawn of the White House. This evening will end with an illuminated monuments tour of the Jefferson Memorial, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial.

Day 2: Washington, DC

After breakfast, take a group photograph in front of the United States Capitol, followed by a guided tour that will include the magnificent 180-foothigh rotunda, the old Supreme Court chambers, and if not in session, the House and Senate galleries. Please note: ACIS will make every effort to secure your group a tour at the U.S. Capitol; if this is not possible, groups will visit the Supreme Court or Library of Congress. After lunch on your own, spend the first part of the afternoon visiting the Smithsonian museum of your choice followed by a visit to the International Spy Museum, the world's largest collection of international espionage artifacts ever placed on public display. After dinner, continue your illuminated monuments tour that will include a visit to the Korean War Veteran's Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the Lincoln Memorial.

Day 3: Departure

This morning, make a photo stop at the Iwo Jima Memorial before heading to the the unforgettable National Museum of African American History and Culture. After lunch on your own, visit transfer to the Arlington National Cemetery, where you will attend the solemn Changing of the Guard ritual. With an early reservation, if your group is interested, we can arrange for you to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. After lunch, depart for home.

Price This Tour

Price This Tour

Please contact our travel partner, Landmark Tours Plus, for a custom price quote for this trip.

Optional Extras

Ultimate-Plus Protection Plan

Most Enhanced health coverage, program interruption, baggage delay/loss and travel delay protection while on tour. Plus, enhanced medical/job loss cancellation refund policy

Rate $75

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