Tour Overview

  • Charter bus OR flight to Washington, D.C.
  • Private charter bus transportation for the duration of the tour
  • Hotel Accommodations
  • Two breakfasts, three lunches, three dinners
  • Visit to Washington Monument
  • George Washington University campus tour
  • Two evening monument tours
  • Georgetown University campus tour
  • Visit to Smithsonian Museum of choice
  • American University campus tour
  • Visit to the Capitol Building
  • Howard University campus tour
  • Catholic University of America campus tour
  • Free tour leaders 1 per 15 paying travelers
  • Zoni Tour Manager

Day 1: Arrival and George Washington University

Depart school for Washington, D.C.

Arrive in Washington, DC and meet your Zoni Tour Manager at the National Mall.

Visit iconic landmarks like the Washington Monument and the Capitol Building.

Enjoy a meal at one of the food trucks on the National Mall.

Head to George Washington University for a campus tour. This historic campus, nestled between the White House and the Kennedy Center, gives you the opportunity to make the capital city your classroom.

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

As the sun sets, embark on an enlightening 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: Georgetown University and American University

Start the day with a hearty breakfast at your hotel, preparing for a day of exploration.

Visit the historic Georgetown University for a campus tour. Founded in 1789, Georgetown is the nation’s oldest Catholic and Jesuit college and today is a prestigious institution that offers students a vibrant place to learn and develop as leaders.

Return to the National Mall and explore the Smithsonian Museums, such as the National Museum of American History or the National Air and Space Museum. With nearly 20 options in the city, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Have lunch at one of the museum cafeterias where you can try a variety of cuisines.

Tour American University's campus. American University is a student-centered research institution with highly ranked schools and colleges, internationally renowned faculty, and a reputation for creating meaningful change in the world.

Enjoy dinner at one of the city's many food halls.

As darkness falls, embark on an illuminated evening 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: Howard University and the Catholic University of America

Begin the day with a leisurely breakfast and check out of the hotel.

Spend some time at the Capitol Visitor Center (by appointment), gaining insights into the workings of government.

Explore Howard University's campus. Known as one of the Black Ivies, Howard University is an HBCU that boasts an impressive list of alumni from a Supreme Court Justice to Olympians to some of the most famous faces in entertainment.

Enjoy lunch on campus.

Wrap up your Washington, DC, college tour with a visit to the Catholic University of America. This campus, just steps from the stunning National Basilica, is the largest in Washington, DC. Explore the 176 acres and learn about this university.

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

Bid farewell to Washington, DC, departing for home with a deeper understanding of the educational opportunities waiting for you in the nation’s capital.

Must Know

Educational Value: The itinerary provides a rich educational experience, visiting renowned universities and historic landmarks, allowing students to learn in a real-world setting.

Diverse Campus Tours: It includes tours of diverse universities, from Georgetown to Howard University, offering insights into different academic environments and cultures.

Cultural Exposure: The evening tours of iconic memorials and monuments provide a deep dive into American history and culture.

Balanced Schedule: The itinerary balances educational activities in the morning and afternoon with immersive cultural experiences in the evenings. Students get the usual Washington, DC, sights while also focusing on their academic futures.

  • Washington, D.C. experiences four distinct seasons. Summers are hot and humid, with temperatures averaging in the 80s to low 90s Fahrenheit (high 20s to low 30s Celsius), while winters are relatively cold with average highs in the 40s to 50s Fahrenheit (4 to 15 Celsius).
  • Encourage students to actively engage with educational and cultural experiences, asking questions during campus tours and actively participating in discussions.

  • 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

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.