Providing an educational experience of a lifetime from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue to Lower Manhattan, where the victims of 9/11 will never be forgotten, to the city of brotherly love where a 2,000 pound bell was rung in 1776 that was heard from the battlefield of Gettysburg and throughout the Colonial Village of Williamsburg, all the while making your class trip a class-ic one.”
1. Group Transportation
There are 6 significant phases when it comes to organizing a group trip to Washington DC. In order for the trip to be labeled a success, each phase must be performed without any mishaps. The first aspect of organizing a group trip to Washington, D.C. is transportation. This key phase is probably the most important, due to the fact that it’s the first, middle, and last segment of each group trip. In order for the trip to begin on a positive note the reserved transportation must be ON TIME. Drivers must be FRIENDLY and PATIENT, and the reserved vehicles must be CLEAN on the inside, and FULLY INSPECTED for any mechanical problems. We have an excellent meet and greet procedure set in place to pick up large groups from the local airports and train station. Our greeters will be keeping a close, watchful eye on your landing and arrival times. As your group makes their way down to the baggage claim area, our greeter will be holding a sign stating the name of your group/team.
“You Call… We Produce.”
“We Plan…You Relax.”
“We Organize…You Anticipate.”
“You Smile…We Smile.”
-Honor Roll Student Tours
After you have cordially met our greeter, we will have a skycap present in case there are any individuals who would like assistance with their personal belongings to the chartered buses. Our company is completely responsible for making sure each passenger’s bags are placed in the luggage compartment underneath the bus. Now that we have everyone seated and safely buckled, with their bags tucked away, prepare to embark on an amazing journey of Washington, D.C.
“Nothing can beat the feeling of security, relaxation,
and organization, which only our staff at
Honor Roll Student Tours can provide.”
-Honor Roll Student Tours
2. Group Hotels
The 2nd phase of a group trip is hotel accommodations. As the coach bus slowly pulls up to the front entrance of the hotel, we will have several hotel staff employees (Doorman/Bellman) on location to assist you with your luggage. At Honor Roll Student Tours, it is very important to us that we keep everything ORGANIZED. Therefore, prior to checking in we will have your group hotel keys premade, so that everyone can get settled in and comfortable, quickly and smoothly as possible. This system is put into place to prevent the front desk from being bombarded all at once, which can cause confusions on both ends. It is our main mission to provide your group with the BEST hotel at the BEST affordable rate. Please keep in mind that safety is at the top of our list for main concerns. We absolutely recognize that this will be considered your 2nd home for the next 3 to 7 days, and it our due diligence to pre book your hotel in a safe and secure area.
“Booking your dinner package with our company, allows your group the privilege of experiencing a hassle free reservation without any delays or overpriced menus.”
-Honor Roll Student Tours
3. Group Dinners
Imagine this chaotic situation where you have a group of 25 hungry cheerleaders entering a restaurant in downtown Washington D.C. Your group leader approaches the host/hostess stand and simply asks, “Do you have a table available for 25?”
Host/Hostess: Unfortunately, we don’t at this present moment, but we can separate your group in different sections throughout the restaurant.
Group Leader: We are a cheerleading team, and we would all love to sit together as (1) group.
Host/Hostess: Ok, we can put some tables together, but the wait time will be 1 hour and 45 minutes.
The group leader realizes that the cheerleading team is incredibly hungry, and moves on to the next best option. Which is calling around to the nearby restaurants for immediate availability. This unfortunate set of circumstances all can be avoided by calling Honor Roll Student Tours today at 1-877-638-0611. Hiring our company will leave you with the 100% satisfaction of confidently walking into a restaurant, providing your groups name, while the host/hostess escorts your team to a private reserved room booked by Honor Roll Student Tours. Booking your dinner package with our company, allows your group the privilege of experiencing a HASSLE FREE reservation without any DELAYS or OVERPRICED menus.
4. Group Tours
This next phase is considered the most coveted piece of a group trip to Washington DC. Don’t get us wrong, while the restaurants, hotels, and shopping are all fun and unique in their own way, there is nothing like observing the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, MLK, and U.S. Capitol in person. This is the main equivocal reason your team/group made this long awaited trip. The captivating monuments and memorials are one of the few things in life, that leave you with lifetime memories that don’t require any physical or visible pictures for you to remember. Prepare for your group to be educated as our tour guides are driven and motivated to inspire the youth about our country’s history. While your group is being taught some of the basic principles of our founding fathers, they will also have access to exit the bus to take pictures and physically touch some of the most historical monuments across the world.
** Due to team(s) schedules, tour itineraries are NOT sketched in stone and can be changed at any time at your convenience. For more help or information on choosing a tour guide, click on the above link “Rent a Tour Guide in Washington D.C.” or by calling us directly at 202-330-3079. **
5. Group Shopping
When a group of individuals embark on a trip to an extraordinary city; besides leaving with some great memories, they all want to leave with some remarkable souvenirs that they can forever attach themselves with. Who wouldn’t want a hoodie sweat shirt, stating “FBI” or a short sleeve shirt of your favorite past or current President? This is also the perfect opportunity to purchase a special gift for a relative back home or a close friend. While some members in your group may be interested in souvenirs, others may prefer a shopping mall or an outlet that carry high level brands at discounted prices. At any rate, before departing our nations capital, we highly recommend you purchasing a souvenir to put in either your closet, kitchen cabinet, coffee table, or on your refrigerator.
6. Group Night Out
We consider this portion to be the last phase of a group trip. While Washington, DC can be both fun and educational, every group needs the time to break away from the monuments and memorials, and escape to a thrilling atmosphere. This is the particular moment where your team members enjoy each others company, and strong bonds develop. The list of endless fun things to do in Washington as a group range from Dave and Busters, Six Flags, a night of bowling, and movies. Now that we have successfully broken down each phase to any random trip, call us today to help you organize and tactfully plan your upcoming volleyball, basketball, baseball, and cheerleading group trip to Washington, DC.
Also serving: School Bands ** Boys and Girls Scouts **YMCA **Boys and Girls Club **Church choirs **Schools**Senior Citizens Trips **Christian Youth Group **Little League Baseball **Junior Achievement **AAU Basketball **Soccer Club **Make a Wish Foundation**