5 days
Washington, D.C., Virginia, Raleigh-Durham
Start your journey in D.C., a city that’s more than politics. (Don’t worry, there’s plenty of that, too.) After you and your students discover college life in our nation’s capital, head south to compare it to the Research Triangle, and transform your students’ perspectives. Please note: This tour is for high school students only.
  • Day 1: Washington, D.C.

    Arrive in Washington, D.C.

    Take a guided tour of University of Maryland 

    Explore the Tidal Basin

    • FDR Memorial
    • Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial
    • Jefferson Memorial

    Participate in an orientation workshop

  • Day 2: Washington, D.C.

    Take a guided tour of Georgetown University

    Take a guided tour of George Washington University

    Take a guided night tour of Washington, D.C.

    • Lincoln Memorial
    • Korean War Veterans Memorial
    • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • Day 3: Charlottesville • Richmond • Raleigh-Durham

    Travel to Charlottesville

    Take a guided tour of University of Virginia

    Travel to Richmond

    Take a guided tour of University of Richmond

    Travel to Raleigh-Durham

  • Day 4: Winston-Salem • Elon

    Take a guided tour of Wake Forest University

    Take a guided tour of Elon University

    Enjoy an evening activity

  • Day 5: Raleigh-Durham

    Participate in a college essay writing workshop

    Take a guided tour of University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    Take a guided tour of Duke University

    Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Washington, D.C.

    Arrive in Washington, D.C.

    Take a guided tour of University of Maryland 

    Explore the Tidal Basin

    • FDR Memorial
    • Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial
    • Jefferson Memorial

    Participate in an orientation workshop

  • Day 2: Washington, D.C.

    Take a guided tour of Georgetown University

    Take a guided tour of George Washington University

    Take a guided night tour of Washington, D.C.

    • Lincoln Memorial
    • Korean War Veterans Memorial
    • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • Day 3: Charlottesville • Richmond • Raleigh-Durham

    Travel to Charlottesville

    Take a guided tour of University of Virginia

    Travel to Richmond

    Take a guided tour of University of Richmond

    Travel to Raleigh-Durham

  • Day 4: Winston-Salem • Elon

    Take a guided tour of Wake Forest University

    Take a guided tour of Elon University

    Enjoy an evening activity

  • Day 5: Raleigh-Durham

    Participate in a college essay writing workshop

    Take a guided tour of University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    Take a guided tour of Duke University

    Depart for home

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Your experience includes

This all-inclusive experience gives students the chance to discover the life-changing power of travel—at the guaranteed lowest price.
  • Round-trip Transportation

    Round-trip transportation on major carriers; comfortable motorcoach throughout the tour.

  • Hotel Accommodations

    Overnight stays in safe, quality hotels.

  • Overnight Security

    Security guards on watch nightly.

  • Meals

    Breakfast and dinner daily; lunch can also be included.

  • All Gratuities

    Tips included for your Tour Director, bus driver, licensed guides, restaurant and hotel staff.

  • Guided Tours and Activities

    Sightseeing tours led by expert and licensed local guides; tickets to all activities.

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your Tour Director stays with your group 24/7, providing local insight and knowledge, while handling every on-tour detail.

  • Training and Support

    We prepare new Group Leaders on a free Training Tour and provide personal support every step of the way.

  • Traveler Resources

    We offer travelers flexible payment options as well as a dedicated support team to manage finances and answer tour questions.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travelers and their families can count on EF's dedicated emergency service team while on tour.

  • Expert Tour Planning

    Your dedicated EF team provides expertise every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travelers to planning and managing your tour.

  • weShare—Personalized Learning

    Our personalized learning experience engages students before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project for academic credit.

  • Illness and Accident Coverage

    Rest easier knowing your travelers are covered on tour with EF's comprehensive coverage plan.

  • $50 Million Liability Policy

    Group Leaders and schools are protected while on tour.

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