Political History and Civil Rights DC and New York

8 days/6 nights

From only £999pp


8 days/6 nights From only £999pp

A tour to Washington DC & New York will give your students an opportunity to explore two of the key cities in America’s development. Washington DC offers several excellent museums that will give history students an opportunity to understand America’s political history and how the civil rights movement developed. In New York, students have the opportunity to tour diverse neighbourhoods where key events took place as well as experiencing one of the most exciting cities in the world!

We can also adapt the programme to cover other topics such as the Depression and US Foreign Policy.

What's included in the trip?

  • Return scheduled flights
  • Accommodation on a B&B basis
  • Multi-bedded rooms for students
  • Single/twin rooms for leaders
  • Free itinerary planning and visits booking service
  • Comprehensive travel pack
  • 1:15 leader place ratio

Sample itinerary

  • Day 1

    Flight to Washington DC. Meet your Key Stage Rep on arrival and transfer to your accommodation.

  • Day 2

    Morning visit to the United States Official memorial to the Holocaust. The Holocaust Memorial Museum providing opportunities for the study and interpretation of Holocaust history.

  • Day 3

    Morning visit to the White House Visitors Centre* to explore the displays on many aspects of White House history and international relations. Followed by tours of the meeting points of the Judicial and the Legislative branches of the United States Government – The Supreme Court and The Capitol Building*

     * These visits cannot be pre-booked. Please note it is incredibly difficult to gain access to The White House itself; if group wish to attempt to do so you must contact the British Embassy in Washington DC directly

  • Day 4

    Travel by coach to New York via Philadelphia for a visit to The Constitution Centre (The World’s only museum dedicated to the story and relevance of the United States) and Independence Hall (home to the Liberty Bell). Alternatively travel via Gettysburg National Military Park to explore the battlefield sites and see where Lincoln made his famous address. On arrival in New York visit the Empire State Building for a breathtaking view of Manhattan and beyond

  • Day 5

    Morning guided city tour by coach finishing at Ground Zero. This tour can be tailored to your group’s preferences. Followed by a Statue of Liberty Cruise stopping off at Ellis Island for the Immigration Museum – once the first stop for over 12 million immigrants.

  • Day 6

    Morning guided walking tour focusing on Civil Rights. Followed by an afternoon visit to the Tenement Museum to investigate the challenges faced by immigrants during the Great Depression.

  • Day 7

    Free time for photo opportunities and shopping. Transfer to a New York airport for your return flight to the UK.

  • Day 8

    Arrive back in the UK.


Enhance your trip

  • Enjoy authentic walking or bus tours of the Harlem neighbourhood.
  • Founded in 1904, the Jewish Museum in New York is one of the oldest museums of this kind in the world.
  • This is the premier institution for examining the implications of the 9/11 attack.
  • A guided tour of the United Nations Headquarters is an engaging way to explore the headquarters.