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Average Rating: (4.9 out of 5)
21 reviewed Washington, D.C. & the Civil War Battlefields
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  1. So much fun!!!

    The trip was amazing. We got to see and learn so much during the time and for the 5 day period, we did more than I ever thought we could do. Days were busy and filled with fun. Ian was an amazing director and made sure everyone had fun. He also had hilarious stories and interesting facts. The bus ride was always fun with him and overall the trip was amazing and I would definitely do it again!
    Slugger / Student traveler
    Posted on March 30, 2019
  2. Once in a lifetime trip!

    Thank you EF Explore America for the programs you provide! My son thoroughly enjoyed his trip to Washington D.C.. It was a chance for him to visit and see things that he never imagined ever getting to see. He got a glimpse of how people live in a place in the world different from the rural area we live in.

    He really liked the War Memorials and the Civil War battle fields that stand to remind us of the cost of the Freedoms that we enjoy as Americans. His least favorite things about the trip was the crowds and noise that go along big city living.

    We really appreciated the safety that the EF Explore America tour provided. We always felt he was safe and really did not worry about him much while he was on the trip. It is a good program and we would recommend this program to anyone who might be interested in sending their child on such a trip. It allowed us to be able to afford sending our son on this trip that we could never have been able to afford any other way.
    Lonewolf1 / Parent
    Mosca, Colorado / Posted on June 12, 2018
  3. Incredible

    Really neat and educational experience. It was nice to know everything was handled and we could just relax and go. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable, thoughtful, courteous, friendly, organized, energetic and kept every part ofor the experience interesting. Our bus driver was the best, he took us everywhere safely and efficiently, picked us up on time, even shopped for us when we needed things...not to mention he kept complimentary water for us on the bus. He was friendly and a pleasure to be around. I would do it again in a heart beat. Can't wait for the next one!
    Clint / Adult traveler
    Tucson, AZ / Posted on March 18, 2017
  4. Great Trip

    Once again with the help of our all star tour leader Ian, my students had a wonderful experience and learned a great deal of history about our nation and the struggle of the Civil War!
    lilwebby / Group leader
    Broomfield CO / Posted on April 01, 2019
  5. Great experience for my daughter!

    Great trip for my daughter and her class! They got to see and experience several places in the nation's capitol.
    Bella7 / Student traveler
    Jackson, Mississippi / Posted on May 03, 2018
  6. Great Experience

    The trip was for above what I expected. Gettysburg Cyclorama was amazing. It looked real. The American Museum tour was nice, too much to cover in a couple of hours. The tour of the Capital Building didn't allow you to get a true picture, because of the scapples. The tour of Arlington Cemetery touch the heart. The night tours didn't give true pictures of the Memorials because of poor lighting. Tredegar Iron Works was nice. The Museum of the Confederacy and the Confederacy White house was good, just a little tight concerning space. The food was good.
    Wonder / Adult traveler
    Columbia S.C. / Posted on April 04, 2016
  7. Great tour

    Such a wonderful, educational, historical tour!
    family / Adult traveler
    Orangeburg, SC / Posted on April 04, 2016
  8. Awesome Adventure!

    The trip was awesome. We got to see so much and learn about everything. Everyday was a full day but didn't want to come home because we were having so much fun as a group.
    NRTiger / Student traveler
    New Richmond, Wi / Posted on June 12, 2015
  9. Stunning Experience!

    I am still floored at the number of things we saw and experienced during our recent trip to Washington, D.C. You get a taste of everything and the desire for more. Our guide was superb and made the entire visit a learning experience as well as fun!
    Rocketmom / Adult traveler
    Fort Worth, Texas / Posted on June 11, 2015
  10. Wonderful Tour

    This tour was amazing and full of opportunities to visit important memorials and places in American Hisotry.
    Smiles / Group leader
    Mott, ND / Posted on June 11, 2015

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