Tour Overview

  • Charter bus OR flight to Washington, D.C.
  • Private charter bus transportation for the duration of the tour
  • Hotel Accommodations
  • Two breakfasts, two lunches, three dinners
  • Visit to Smithsonian Museums
  • Evening monuments tour
  • Visit to Iwo Jima Memorial
  • Admission to Arlington National Cemetery
  • Admission to Mount Vernon
  • Visit to National Archives
  • Free Tour Leaders 1 per 15 paying travelers
  • Zoni Tour Manager

Day 1: Arrival and Evening Monument Tour

Morning: Depart school for Washington, D.C.

Afternoon: Arrive in Washington, D.C., ready to begin your journey through the nation's capital.

Head to the Smithsonian Museum of your choice and meet your Zoni Tour Manager where you will explore fascinating exhibits that highlight art, history, science, and more. You can choose from one of the many museums including: The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, the National Air and Space Museum, the National Gallery of Art, the American History Museum, and more!

Evening: Enjoy a welcome dinner with your fellow students at a local restaurant.

As the sun sets, begin your evening tour of the Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, FDR Memorial, and Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial. Learn about the historical significance of each landmark and look out at the glittering city.

After the evening tour, check into your hotel ready for a restful night.

Day 2: Honoring Veterans and Founding Fathers

Start the day with breakfast at your hotel, preparing for a day of exploration. Board a trolley for a poignant journey through Arlington National Cemetery. Witness the Changing of the Guard Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and pay respects to the fallen heroes.

Visit the iconic Iwo Jima Memorial, a tribute to the brave Marines who served in World War II.

Explore George Washington's Mount Vernon estate, learning about the life and legacy of the first President. Have lunch on the grounds.

Enjoy dinner at one of the city's many food halls. As darkness falls, start your evening on an illuminated tour of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, and World War II Memorial. Witness these powerful monuments under the night sky.

Reflect on the meaningful experiences of the day and return to the hotel for a good night's sleep.

Day 3: Democracy and Cultural Treasures

Begin the day with a leisurely breakfast, ready for more exploration.

Check Out of Hotel

Visit the White House and take a photo in front of this iconic symbol of American democracy.

Explore the Capitol Visitor Center and the Nation's Capitol Building (must be requested by your local representative), gaining insights into the workings of government.

Enjoy lunch and then head to the National Archives to view the United States Constitution, Bill of Rights, and Declaration of Independence.

Depending on time, explore other landmarks like the Library of Congress, U.S. Supreme Court, Ford's Theatre, and the Petersen House – the locations of Lincoln's assassination and passing.

Gather for a final dinner, sharing stories and memories from your D.C. adventure.

Bid farewell to Washington, D.C., departing for home with a deeper understanding of American history and democracy.

Must Know

Historical Exploration: Immerse yourselves in the rich history of the United States through visits to iconic landmarks and memorials.

Educational Experiences: Gain insights into American democracy, sacrifice, and cultural heritage.

Cultural Appreciation: Discover the diversity of the nation's capital through museum visits and culinary experiences.

Unforgettable Memories: From illuminated evening tours to paying respects at Arlington National Cemetery, this tour offers a powerful and unforgettable experience.

  • Washington, D.C. experiences four distinct seasons. Summers are hot and humid, with temperatures averaging in the 80s to low 90s Fahrenheit , while winters are relatively cold with average highs in the 40s to 50s Fahrenheit.
  • If visiting in the spring (usually late March to early April), you may witness the National Cherry Blossom Festival when the Tidal Basin blooms with cherry blossoms. It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, but you will also experience larger than normal crowds. Keep this in mind when selecting your travel dates.

  • Travel time to and from different parts of the country may modify these itineraries.
  • Itineraries are fully customizable.
  • Flexible payment plans are available.

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General information regarding student tours and field trips.

We offer a wide variety of customized educational itineraries based upon your curriculum requests and budget.

Tour inclusions vary depending on your itinerary, but all include transportation, accommodations, venue admissions, and most meals (as outlined in your proposal).

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Yes. All itineraries are fully customizable based upon your desired destination, curriculum requests, and budget needs.

Because we fully customize every itinerary, we can offer tours to any and every age group.

No, Zoni educational tours are not limited to school students alone. They can be arranged for college students, adult learners, faith-based organizations, community-based organizations, language organizations, home-school co-ops, cultural schools/organizations, businesses, or individuals with an interest in acquiring knowledge and exploring new environments.

Absolutely. We cater to various group sizes, including homeschoolers, with fully customizable itineraries.

We require a minimum of ten paying passengers per group. We have no maximum group size.

Planning should begin as soon as possible. International travel is typically planned 12-18 months before departure.

Zoni Educational travel tours have trained Tour Managers and Tour Leaders accompanying the group. For domestic travel there will be one Tour Leader for every 10 students and for international travel, there will be one Tour Leader for every 6 students.

The Tour Leader is a representative from your school. The Tour Manager is affiliated with Zoni Tours and is well versed in the destinations visited.

Yes, for domestic travel we offer one free tour leader per ten paying passengers. For international travel, we offer one free tour leader per six paying passengers.

The itineraries listed on our website include examples of destinations that we travel to, but we are happy to customize a tour of any destination you wish to visit.

While many of our domestic tours are two-night/three-day itineraries, we can customize a tour for any desired length of time.

Your transportation needs will be provided by Zoni Tours, unless otherwise noted in your proposal.

Full names, dates of birth, emergency contacts, dietary restrictions, and any other relevant information needed for your itinerary.

Students and tour leaders will be responsible for securing traveler documents and information. Zoni will keep digital copies of passports and visas for international travel in case of emergency.

All forms are signed at registration along with terms and conditions. Documentation required by your school or organization may vary.

No. Group travel is secured under one booking.

No, seats will be assigned at the time of booking.

While not guaranteed, Zoni Tours will do everything possible to accommodate this request.

Flight changes are available at your own expense, subject to group leaders' approval.

Zoni Tours will accommodate special needs per ADA and section 504. We can secure accommodations in motorcoaches, hotels, and most eateries. However, elements of certain itineraries are not accessible to wheelchairs and other devices. Please make your Educational Group Tour Coordinator aware of any special needs when you begin your travel planning.