Green Light Group and Student Group Tours - Washington DC

A Truly American Experience!


Washington DC is the city that every American should experience! It is home to our President, the congress that makes the decisions for our country and the Supreme Court that sets our laws into action. Washington, D.C. houses over 150 Embassies from around the world, 16 Smithsonian Institution Museums and countless monuments, memorials and government agencies.


Washington DC Student Group Tours To Visit Our Nation’s Capitol

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Explore natural world through the museum’s unparalleled research, collections, and exhibitions. Students will get to experience natural history up close as they gaze upon dinosaur skeletons, rare gems, mammals from around the globe and more.

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Old Town Alexandria

Founded in 1749, Alexandria is nationally recognized for its architecture, attractions, award-winning restaurants and eclectic shopping.

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Arlington National Cemetery

This historic cemetery bears witness to our American heritage and honors the military service and sacrifice of men and women in uniform throughout our history.

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Mount Vernon

Visit the estate and gardens of the first President of the United States, George Washington. An iconic American landmark, Mount Vernon is an enduring reminder of the life and legacy of the father of our country.

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Washington Monument 

The Washington Monument is the most prominent structure in Washington, D.C. and it was built in honor of George Washington, who led the country to independence and then became its first President.

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Lincoln Memorial

The Lincoln Memorial is located on the National Mall and as an enduring symbol of freedom, it attracts anyone who seeks inspiration and hope.

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Washington D.C.

3 Nights, 4 Days / $507

Our nation’s capital isn’t just historic – it’s scenic too! The beautiful parks and architecture will surely dazzle students. Plus, their government and U.S. history classes will probably get a lot easier after seeing the monuments and U.S. government buildings for themselves. Not to mention, they’ll tour the many incredible museums and memorials during their four day, three night trip. They’ll return home with their brains full of knowledge and their cameras will be full of beautiful pictures.

Day One

  • Arrive in our Nation’s Capitol, Washington DC!
  • Meet your Green Light Group tour manager
  • Competitive scavenger hunt in the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History
  • Lunch in the history museum
  • Experience the National Archives
  • Check into hotel
  • Dinner at Buca di Beppo
  • See the FDR, Thomas Jefferson and MLK Memorials, illuminated at night

Day Two

  • Continental breakfast at hotel
  • Tour of Washington’s famous monuments
  • Lunch at the Union Station Food Court
  • Free time on the National Mall
  • Perform for the public at the WWII Memorial
  • Shopping and dinner at National Harbor
  • Take a ride on the Capital Wheel

Day Three

  • Continental breakfast at hotel
  • Tour of the U.S. Capitol Building
  • Lunch in the Capitol Visitor’s Center
  • Visit the Supreme Court and Library of Congress
  • Shake hands with all 44 presidents at Madame Tussaud’s Museum of Wax
  • Dinner at Joe Thiemann’s Restaurant
  • Ghost tour of Old Town Alexandria

Day Four

  • Continental breakfast at hotel
  • Visit Arlington Cemetery
  • Lunch at Pentagon City Mall
  • See Mt. Vernon, George Washington’s home

You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers.  Browse our FAQs for the questions we get the most- and drop us a line if you don’t see your question answered here.


What are the ID requirements for flying?

Your first, middle (if applicable), and last name that you provide us must match the ID you plan to use at the airport.  Travelers 18 years and older must use a government-issued photo ID.  Examples include driver’s licenses, state IDs, and passports.  Travelers ages 14-17 can use any photo ID, including the previous examples or a school-issued photo ID.  Travelers ages 13 and younger do not need a photo ID to fly.  If you’re traveling on a government-issued photo ID, make sure it’s not expiring soon (trust us on this, it’s not worth the headache)!


What should I pack?!

Are you the type to wear the same pair of jeans three days in a row but then you pack your entire closet for a 3-day trip?  So are we.  That’s why we’ve put together a recommended packing list for you, which you can view by clicking here.  Pack light and save the baggage fee money for souvenirs!


What are your standard inclusions?

You get more bang for your buck with us!  We build in a dedicated tour manager, nightly hotel security guard (chaperones – imagine being able to SLEEP on these trips!), a two million dollar liability insurance policy, name badges with emergency phone numbers and mini-itineraries, basic traveler’s insurance (purchased on behalf of the traveler) to cover medical expenses and trip delays, and complimentary trip packages for directors and teachers.


Wait, what’s a tour manager?

Your Green Light tour manager will be with you 24/7 to make sure your trip runs smoothly and is stress free!  They will get you from point A to point B, stay in the same hotel, and can even help your students craft some travel-inspired Snapchat stories.  


What is Trip Cancellation Protection?

Life happens and sometimes plans change.  We get it, which is why we offer an optional Trip Cancellation Protection (TCP) plan.  You can choose to protect your travel deposits from life’s unforeseen circumstances right up until the day of departure to get 100% of your money back.  The cost of TCP depends on the total cost of your trip.  For details, reach out to your group leader or tour coordinator.   


How do I book my group’s trip?

You’ve come to the right place!  Click the “Request a Quote” button to tell us about the trip you’d love to take, and we’ll put together a trip that’s great for your group.  You can also reach us by phone or email (we’re still working on those carrier pigeons).


Can I add or remove things from my group’s itinerary?

Absolutely.  Our trips are fully customizable.  After you receive your initial quote, chat with your tour coordinator to create a trip that’s best for your group!


How do I register for an existing trip?  

Please click here to register.  You’ll need to get your unique trip code from your group leader to complete registration.


Can you accommodate various medical dietary restrictions?

Sure can!  When travelers register for a trip, there is a section where they tell us their dietary restrictions and we make sure they have something to eat.  We don’t want anyone to go hungry on the road!


Why Green Light?

Because green means go!  We want you and your group to go experience new places and new people.  We genuinely believe traveling makes you a better person, and we want to make sure you have the best possible experience on your trip.  We have you stay in hotels we actually stay in and eat in restaurants we actually eat in (no offense to that roadside motel you may have stayed in with your group before).  Whether you are performing in a festival, visiting monuments, going shopping, or lounging on the beach, we handle all the small details- including the ones you haven’t even thought of yet!  We make sure you can focus on what’s important- your group traveling and experiencing new things together, all while having a ton of fun!


“You guys are great and I am so glad you have provided us and many others with this opportunity. It really opened my eyes to how important our history is, and how important it is to learn about it. Thanks!”


“We absolutely loved our trip and our tour guide. The personal touches he added, made things unforgettable and a little easier for the kids to relate to. His wealth of knowledge was unbelievable. Not knowing what to expect going in this trip, it exceeded my expectations and will be something my kids and I will never forget.”


“Thank you so much for such a wonderful trip! My daughter and I will cherish this forever and I can’t wait to come back to you as our hosts with my 3 younger children.”


“The itinerary was well planned out and executed. Thank you again for a wonderful experience.”


“I was highly impressed with the service and commitment of the coordinators and guides to provide a wonderful experience for me and 261 fellow students. I would do it all over again if allowed.”