Washington Art & Design

Prices from: £889 (Based on 5 Days, 3 Nights)

Home to the iconic White House Washington D.C has a strong political background as well as oozing rich history, making this one of the USA’s most significant cities. On a school trip you and your students can explore the wondrous and inspirational art housed in this unique and captivating city, bringing the subject to life!
This bustling city is undoubtedly one of the world’s greatest cultural centres with is historical, musical and cultural identity bringing Washington DC to life. Bursting with galleries, museums and unique experiences this is the perfect visit for your students to explore and expand their growing knowledge and appreciation of art. Boasting a unique story and diverse cultural landscape not to mention a huge variety of art galleries and museums your students’ minds will be easily inspired while they explore Washington’s artistic significance.
Your students can dive into creativity exploring one of the country’s most influential and well-known creative communities and walk amongst centuries of art history, from paintings and sculpture to the iconic architecture of the city’s hot spots.
Washington D.C is the perfect destination for students to explore the role of cultural and historical influences in art and make some lasting memories which are sure to influence their creative work in the classroom!
Get in touch with a member of our friendly, expert team to start planning your next school trip to Washington D.C today!

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Bristol GB
very good flights with Virgin. Harrington hotel perfect for us.
Confirmed traveller: 23 April 2014
Published on: 09 May 2014
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Brighton GB
Not cheap, but realise this is down to price of flights mainly, definitely worth it though. Considering travelling term time next year.
Confirmed traveller: 22 March 2014
Published on: 07 April 2014
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Stroud GB
A splendid trip. Virgin flights were fine, Hotel Harrington in an excellent location and managed to see all the sights and more.
Confirmed traveller: 09 December 2013
Published on: 27 February 2014
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Destination Pack
To assist you with planning the most relevant and appropriate itinerary for your students, a Leisure & Learning destination pack complete with a full excursion list including curriculum area recommendations will be sent with every quote.

Please find an example itinerary below, here you can get a feel for what to expect on your art trip to Washington D.C.

We can work with you to tailor trips to the needs and requirements of your group, ensuring that your students get the very most out of their school trip experience. Please contact us for any more information or to start planning your perfect bespoke school trip today!

Day 1

Your group will depart your institution towards the airport for your outbound flight from the UK to Washington. Once you have arrived in Washington D.C your group will transfer yo your accommodation and check in.
After checking in you will have a free evening to explore Washington before enjoying a group meal to finish off the day.

Day 2

Breakfast will be served in your hotel before heading out for a jam-packed day of creativity and exploration. Your second day in Washington D.C will consist of a day long visit to the Smithsonian American Art Museum, where your students can explore one of the largest collections of American art in the world.

In the evening your group will have some free time for your own activities before enjoying an evening meal as a group.

Day 3

Day 3 will start off with breakfast in your hotel before setting off on a guided walking tour of the Washington Memorials.

After a busy morning your group will break for some lunch and a rest, before a second visit to the Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

Once again you will have some free time in the evening to explore the area before an evening meal to round off a busy day.

Day 4

After breakfast you and your students will pay a visit to some of Washington’s most famous sights and landmarks including the iconic White House and the Lincoln Memorial.

After a morning exploring Washington’s iconic monuments your group will break for some lunch before making your way to the airport for you return flight to the UK.

Day 5

Your return flight will see you and your group arrive back in the UK early morning.

Contact Adaptable Travel to start organising your perfect school trip to Washington D.C.

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