• Washington DC

    The colleges of our Capital and beyond

  • Washington DC Tour

    Explore the history of our nation's capital while touring a large variety of colleges. From super large public universities to very urban private universities, there is a breadth of academic diversity within Washington DC. Afterwards, stroll trendy M Street in the Georgetown neighborhood and take a guided moonlight tour of all the major monuments! After a few days in DC, head north or south to add on even more colleges and culture.


    Popular colleges to include on this tour include American University, Catholic University of America, George Washington University, Georgetown University, Howard University, University of Maryland-College Park
    Possible Baltimore add-ons: Goucher College, Johns Hopkins University, Loyola University Maryland, University of Maryland-Baltimore County

    Possible Virginia add-ons: University of Richmond, University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, William and Mary


    Recommended tour length for this area is 3-5 days but all of our tours are completely customizable to the unique needs of your school. Some schools will want a longer or shorter tour with an optional sightseeing day depending on the distance they have traveled and the interests of their students. This tour can be combined with an extension south to the Richmond area or an extension north to the Baltimore area, or both for an even longer adventure. For inspiration, here is a sample itinerary that we've done before.


    Day 1

    Fly into Washington DC area or arrive by charter bus

    College Visit #1: University of Maryland-College Park

    Lunch at University of Maryland

    College Visit #2: Virginia Commonwealth University

    Evening activity in Richmond

    Hotel in Richmond


    Day 2
    College Visit #3: University of Richmond

    Lunch at University of Richmond

    College Visit #4: William and Mary

    Colonial Williamsburg Dinner and Tour

    Hotel in Richmond


    Day 3

    Breakfast in hotel

    College Visit #5: University of Virginia

    Lunch at University of Virginia

    College Visit #6: American University


    Monuments by Moonlight Tour

    Hotel in DC


    Day 4

    Breakfast in hotel

    College Visit #7: George Washington University

    Lunch at Georgetown University

    College Visit #8: Georgetown University

    Depart for home


    Starting at $899 per student for above itinerary, plus round-trip airfare arranged by College Exploration Tours or charter bus arrival to DC area. Price includes all accommodations, meals, activities, transportation during the tour, gratuities and CXT tour leader.