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Student Trips to Washington

As the capital of probably the most powerful country in the world, Washington is home to international politics. It’s a city of monumental importance to US history and your students will get to walk in the footsteps of presidents and historical figures. Washington is home to the president, US congress and the Supreme Court; making it a fantastic study destination for college and university students of law and politics.

The city’s monuments and museums are synonymous with the United States’ past, making a university trip to Washington a perfect location for any history students. The hugely significant dedication to Abraham Lincoln, the Lincoln Memorial was built to honour the 16th president of the United States and is an enduring symbol of the country’s unity, strength and wisdom.

Equally as important to your visit to Washington DC, is the symbolic Martin Luther King memorial in tribute to the great Civil Rights Movement leader. As an iconic figure in the fight for civil rights, your students will be able to follow in his footsteps on the Lincoln Memorial steps, where he gave his famous ‘I have a dream’ speech.  Throughout Washington, every monument is a reminder of the US’ sometimes turbulent history and the city is a brilliant location for students who want to delve into the intricacies of the African American experience in America.

However, it’s not just about history and politics in this city; it’s also home to a wealth of arts and culture. The city is home to an enviable selection of art galleries and museums, plus it has a thriving performing arts and music scene, making it a undiscovered gem for students of the arts.

Whatever your subject, a visit to Washington will offer an unrivalled opportunity to discover more about one of the world’s most influential cities on your college tour to America.

Our range of college trips to Washington...

Our college and sixth form trips to Washington cover a fantastic range of subjects, making them the perfect accompaniment to any A-Level or Further Education curriculum. Check out our selection of trips below, or get in touch with our team to discuss a more bespoke offering for your sixth form class.

Art & Design

During an art & design study tour to Washington DC, a visit to the Smithsonian Institution to see some of the world’s greatest works of art spread across a number of themed museums and sculpture gardens is a must.


Washington’s grand buildings, parks and monuments present a calm and ordered façade, the antithesis of the political debates and scandals that take place within, making it a fascinating destination for a cultural study tour.


Without doubt the city’s political significance dominates the Washington landscape, and as the arguably one of the world’s most powerful capital cities, it cannot fail to inspire students of economics.


The capital city is home to an array of monuments and museums; perfect for students of history. your students have the opportunity to  see the declaration of independence or stand on Lincoln’s Memorial steps, for a sense of standing in the steps of US history.

Law & Politics

Washington is the decision-making capital of arguably the most powerful country in the world and as such cannot fail inspire students of law & politics during an educational tour.

Our range of university trips to Washington...

We’re a one-stop shop for your university group travel package to Washington. 

Whether you’re looking for a travel package, or a comprehensive subject-linked itinerary, we’ll work with you to pull together exactly what you need.  

We've created group travel packages to Washington across a broad spectrum of subjects including: art & design, business & economics, geography, global engagement, history, law & politics, media & film and sports & leisure.



Preferential group travel rates for flights to Washington, plus increased flexibility & convenience:

Seats are secured with an initial deposit, the full fare is not required when you book. 

Passenger names don’t need to be confirmed upfront & can be switched at a later date.

For certain periods we also offer guaranteed preferential rates with key airline partners meaning we’ll guarantee the quoted fare and seats until you’re ready to book.




Centrally-located Washington accommodation at preferential group rates

Our room rates are guaranteed, so you can reserve your beds whilst you confirm your passenger numbers. Popular options in Washington include Hotel Harrington and Capitol Skyline Hotel




Pre-booked visits & attractions - planned around your own group activities 

Through our partners based in Washington we’ll pre-book tickets at top visits and attractions at preferential group rates, we’ll plan these visits to fit around your own schedule.  Washington trip highlights include Smithsonian Institute, The US Capitol, George Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, FDR Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, The White House, US Holocaust Memorial Museum, Lincoln Memorial Steps, National Museum of American History, National Air & Space Museum, and The Pentagon.



Services available from StudyLink in Washington:

• Airport transfers

• Pre-booked meals at a range of restaurants 

• Local Guides for key visits & walking tours 


  • Support from one of our award-winning group travel Account Executive with excellent knowledge of Washington
  • A one-stop shop for your student group travel package to Washington 
  • Multiple quote options to help you make the best value choice for your group 
  • Preferential rates with airlines, hotels & hostels, rail & other transport options & flexible flight booking options – reserve seats for longer than if you book direct
  • On-the-ground support & assistance from our representatives in Washington 
  • Convenient and time-saving online travel technologies
  • Risk management services for complete peace of mind
  • External accreditations providing reassurance, including ABTA, ATOL & IATA licences

Price promise - we’ll beat any like-for-like quote 

We’ll also beat any like-for-like quote to ensure you’re getting the most competitive price for your travel requirements. 

What our customers are saying about us...

"Hotel is perfect - amazing location and reception size. Thank you StudyLink. The trip was everything we hoped for and your patience with passenger number changes. Everything ran smoothly and it was a great adventure." 

Mr Derek Johnson, Director of School at West Suffolk College


"Annabelle was very pleasant, friendly and helpful. We had a few changes to deal with along the way such as increasing the group size by ten and this was all dealt with very smoothly. The online My Tour Manager was very easy to use and helpful. It was always easy to contact Anabelle who dealt patiently with all our queries and requests."

Ms Norma Kennedy, Textiles Teacher at Godalming College

Speak to one of our Group Travel Account Executives

A dedicated Account Executive will manage your tour organisation from start to finish. Our award-winning team each have years of experience in travel and will provide you a complete solution for your group travel requirements. They’ll use their knowledge of Washington and group travel expertise to create a custom-made itinerary just for you. Whether you’re looking for a travel package or a comprehensive curriculum-linked itinerary, your Account Executive will work with you to pull together exactly what you need.