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The capital of the USA and the country's political centre, Washington D.C. is also an historic city, with many of the nation's greatest treasures to be found at the famous Smithsonian Institution. Washington also has a great reputation for the arts and your ensemble is certain to receive a warm welcome on a school music tour to Washington D.C. 

Despite being best known as the political heart of the USA, Washington D.C. also boasts a great reputation for producing musical artists, including Jazz greats such as Duke Ellington and Roberta Flack. Several orchestras are based in the city and the famous Kennedy Center hosts many of the city's numerous concerts and shows. The city has also been important for brass bands; military brass band composer John Philip Sousa was born in the city and the US Marine and Navy bands are both based here. 

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Sample Itinerary

5 days/3 nights

From £1079pp

Tour price includes:
  • 3 nights' bed & breakfast accommodation
  • All flights inclusive of tax
  • Airport transfers
  • Free staff place ratio 1:10
  • Detailed information pack
  • Arrangement of 2 concerts including publicity and advertising
  • Entrance to the Smithsonian museums
  • Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • Itinerary planning service
  • VAT
 MorningAfternoonEvening
Day 1 Fly from UK to Washington

Transfer from airport to hotel

Local familiarisation on foot

Millennium Stage concert at the Kennedy Center
Day 2 Washington bus tour: Lincoln Monument, WWII, Jefferson Visit to the US Capitol Musical show after evening meal
Day 3 Visit the American History and Natural History Museums Visit the Ronald Regan building Concert at the National City Christian Church
Day 4 Ford's Theater Tour - story of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln Lunchtime concert at the Franciscan Monastery Early supper before heading to the airport for return flight to UK
Day 5 Early arrival back to UK    
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