Why consider Washington, D.C. for 2018?

One of the most visited cities in the USA, Washington, D.C. offers a variety of interesting experiences, from learning about American history and government to seeing many of the most iconic sights in the country. This vibrant city is also home to great food, art, cultural attractions and much more.  Designed by the staff to ensure the pace is equivalent to the students and their desire to learn about our great country and its rich history.

Stepping out of the classroom and discovering Washington, D.C. in person with guided tours will help bring history to life for your child as he/she develops a strong sense of patriotism, seeing firsthand the importance and energy of our nation’s capital.  This an unforgettable trip they will always treasure.

Your student will enjoy two full days in Washington, D.C., learning about our nation’s history and government.  Some highlights of the trip include:

  • Watching the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington Cemetery
  • Touring the United States Capitol Building
  • Seeing the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and Declaration of Independence at the National Archives

“THANK YOU for an amazing trip!  Our son had a fantastic time.  He came home with many stories, learned so much about our nation’s history, made several new friends and enjoyed a first time experience of days away from home without family.  Thank you so much for providing this opportunity.  The trip was incredibly well run, organized, & planned. I also appreciate all the chaperones who volunteered their time to make this happen.”


$575 per student based on four (4) per room

Note: triple occupancy as needed only, not to exceed 25% of the total number of students


$710 per person based on one (1) per room


  • Roundtrip airfare from Indianapolis, Indiana to Washington, D.C. (Checked Luggage not permitted)
  • Deluxe motor coaches while in Washington, D.C., per the itinerary
  • Accommodations for one night in the Washington, D.C. area
  • One (1) Breakfasts at the Hotel
  • Two (2) Dinners, Voucher or To Go Box
  • The Smithsonian Institution Museums
  • The National Archives of the United States
  • The United States Capitol Building, a guided tour
  • The United States Marine Corp Memorial (Iwo Jima Statue)
  • White House Tour (Requested, subject to approval, late April 2018)
  • Arlington National Cemetery, with Wreath Laying (Requested, subject to US Army permit approval)
  • The National World War II Memorial
  • The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (Requested, subject to ticket availability, spring 2018)
  • National Museum of African American History and Culture (Requested, subject to ticket availability, spring 2018)
  • The Vietnam Veterans National Memorial
  • The Lincoln Memorial
  • The Korean War Veterans Memorial
  • The Washington, D.C. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial
  • The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception – Mass included
  • One (1) Experienced Grueninger Travel Group travel director
  • Private Hotel Security Guard
  • 24-hour toll-free emergency number
  • Post Departure Insurance, purchased on your behalf by Grueninger Tours
  • Luggage tags and cinch bags or all participants
  • One (1) trip tee shirt per student


  • Items of personal nature such as souvenirs, etc.
  • Any not listed as “included”