Washington DC Featured

Washington DC
New York may boast about Broadway and LA Rodeo Drive, but all Americans know their country’s most important address is in Washington, DC. 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, to be precise, location of the White House and top seat of power in a city that practically oozes authority.
(etr program leader) Kent was awesome! He got along great with the kids, was laid-back and relaxed, yet always had things under control. Everything was well-organized. The different excursions we did were great and… restaurants we went to were excellent.

From the President to Congress to the Supreme Court, nearly every American decision maker calls Washington home. You can call it home too on tour with etr, as we discover the delights of America’s capital city.

Stretching majestically along the shores of the Potomac River, Washington is the perfect setting to explore American politics, history, and culture. Nearly everywhere we turn, an iconic site emerges. On the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, we can stand in the spot where MLK once delivered his famous “I Have a Dream Speech.” At the stately Jefferson Memorial, we’ll learn about America’s origins and the far-reaching vision of its founding fathers. In the grand Supreme Court building, we’ll explore the US justice system and maybe even see the court in session. At the National Archives, we can peek at America’s original Constitution and Declaration of Independence. The list of opportunities goes on: we can also delve into the rich collections of the Smithsonian Museums, stroll around the historic Georgetown neighborhood, or visit the Library of Congress, the largest library in the world.

Every day was full without being overwhelming or rushed. The restaurants were well-chosen for the age group and the food was varied and tasty. I loved the hotel. Excellent breakfast with plenty of room for the kids.

Not far from the city, we’ll tour George Washington’s home at Mount Vernon and discover early American life in the reconstructed city of colonial Williamsburg. We’ll even make time to visit the historic battlefield of Gettysburg and learn about the brutal war that once threatened American unity. Back in DC, we’ll lighten things up with a Capitols hockey match or take in a baseball game to see what America’s national pastime is all about. It’s an action-packed, unforgettable tour – fit for even the most ambitious power player.

You and your students can explore Washington with a variety of custom designed programs based on your duration, ages of your students, your budget and the time of year you’d prefer. Just drop a line and let us do the rest.

Washington DC, a city that practically oozes authority.


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