History School Trips to
Washington, USA

History School Trips to
Washington, USA

A history school trip to Washington will take you to the incredible sights of the Lincoln Memorial, Capitol Hill, the Library of Congress and the mighty White House.

While the Smithsonian Institute offers a number of engaging museums, including the new museum on African American history, Arlington National Cemetery is a just a short distance away and a clear reminder to us all of the American sacrifice in wars of the 20th and early 21st century.

As such a powerful capital, its many monuments bear tribute to the magnificence and horror of years past, promising an unforgettable history school trip for any student.

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Curricular Links

Perfect for: KS4+ (may be suitable for KS3 students)

  • British Imperial History and Governance
  • The Founding of the US
  • The American War of Independence
  • The Declaration of Independence
  • The American Civil War
  • The USA and the First World War
  • The 1920s’ Economic Crash, Depression and the New Deal
  • The Second World War
  • The Cold War and American Soviet Relations
  • The Civil Rights Era
  • The US Policies 1990-2010

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Safety and Financial Security

At Rayburn Tours we’re proud of our continual commitment to safety. We monitor the safety of all aspects of our trips so that you can focus on having a memorable experience for all the right reasons.

When you choose Rayburn Tours you can be rest assured that your school trip is in safe and secure hands thanks to our years of experience and all the right policies and accreditations behind us.


Learn more about our Safety and Financial Security policies
  • ABTA Bonding and ATOL Licensing
  • Safety Management System Policy
  • Risk Management Handbook
  • Crisis Management System
  • School Travel Forum Membership
  • Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge
  • Specialist School Travel Insurance Policies

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are all of your coaches audited?

    UK coaches: Yes, all of our UK coach companies are audited by our in-house team. Copies of which can be made available to you.

    Foreign coaches: It is important to remember that each country is governed by their own standards and laws and these may differ from UK law. We request that an audit is completed by the foreign coach company which includes confirmation of the following: they will comply with all national, local and other laws, rules and codes of practice, and that all services contracted shall be performed with all due skill, care and diligence The vehicle is fully insured for the duration of the tour.

  • Do you provide risk assessments for hotels?

    Rayburn Tours have individual audits which are completed on every hotel/accommodation centre which we use. We are more than happy for you to see this should you wish. Our audits cover fire safety, means of escape and general safety.

  • What should be included in my risk assessment?

    Start by identifying the potential hazards before deciding on the appropriate precautions to minimize the potential risk for your group. Once identified, record your findings and implement the precautions. Specific requirements are available from your Local Authority.
  • What safety support do you have in place for clients choosing to tour with you?

    At Rayburn Tours we are proud of our continual commitment to safety. Clients who tour with us can be assured that we have the following support services and systems in place: Safety Management System, Generic Risk Management, Crisis Management System, ATOL Licensed, ABTA Bonded, insurance, 24-hour emergency contact system, hotel audits, coach audits and activity audits. 

    In addition, we are a member of the School Travel Forum (STF), giving you the reassurance that all of our trips meet, or indeed exceed, the safety standards required by your school and Local Authority.

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