Washington D.C Trip

                                 8th Grade 2019 Nation's capital in D.C.

Washington,DC Trip

Student/Parent Information

Program Leaders

Why Education First (EF) Explore America?

  • Over 50 Years Experience
  • Education focused – founded by teachers
  • Safety
  • Recommendations & previous travel

Trip Slideshow Presentation

  • Washington, D.C, Gettysburg, PA
  • 5 days, 4 nights March 21-25, 2019 (tentative)
  • Proposed Itinerary
    • Thursday, March 21: Morning- Photo Stops at White House and Washington Monument; Tour WWII Memorial; Afternoon-Smithsonian Museums on the Mall: National Museum of African American History and Culture; American History Museum; Natural History Museum; Air and Space Museum; American Indian Museum (most likely visit 3 out of the 5); Evening- Lincoln, Vietnam, Korean Memorials
    • Friday, March 22: All Day- Departs To Gettysburg; Evening- Return to D.C. to Tour of Tidal Basin:  FDR, MLK, and Jefferson Memorial
    • Saturday, March 23: Morning-Arlington Cemetary, 911 Memorial, Air Force Memorial, Marine Memorial;  Afternoon- Mount Vernon Evening-Ghost Tour
    • Sunday, March 24: Morning- Capitol Hill- Capitol, Library of Congress, Supreme Court;  Afternoon- National Archives, Ford’s Theater, Peterson House Evening- Dinner on Spirit Moonlight Cruise
    • Monday, March 25: Morning- Newseum (if opened) or Smithsonian Museums we didn’t see on day 1.  Afternoon-Travel home

Participation Requirements (students will be canceled from the trip for violating the following)

  • Maintain a “C” average in 8th grade classes
  • NO out of school suspensions
  • In-School suspensions will be considered on a case-by case basis

                                           White House

Ford's Theater Korean War memorial Arlington National Cemetery

Cost/Inclusions Slideshow presentation

  • $1,839 per student (quad occupancy): ALL INCLUSIVE
  • $2,139 per adult (double occupancy): ALL INCLUSIVE  
    • Air and ground transportation
    • Hotels
    • 3 meals per day
    • All admissions/tips
    • Guides/Coordinator/Night Security
  • Payment Options:
    • Pay in Full
    • Automatic Payment plan bi-weekly or monthly
    • Manual Payment plan ($50 fee)
  • Protection Plan options
    • Anytime Protection Plan- Only $179 (added to overall tour cost)
    • Basic Protection Plan- Only $129 (added to overall tour cost)
  • Standard Cancellation policy without protection plans: :
  • 150 days prior to departure: Refund minus- All non-refundable fees and $300 cancellation fee
  • 149-110 days prior to departure: Refund minus non-refundable fees and $500 cancellation fee
  • 109 to 45 days prior to departure 50% refund minus all non-refundable fees
  • 44 days or less- no refund


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