Why consider Washington, D.C. in 2018?

One of the most visited cities in the USA, Washington, D.C. offers a variety of interesting experiences, from learning about American history and government to seeing many of the most iconic sights in the country. This vibrant city is also home to great food, art, cultural attractions and much more.  This annual trip is a great tradition of the Northwestern Middle School. Designed by the staff to ensure the pace is equivalent to the students and their desire to learn about our great country and its rich history.

Stepping out of the classroom and discovering Washington, D.C. in person with guided tours will help bring history to life for your child as he/she develops a strong sense of patriotism, seeing firsthand the importance and energy of our nation’s capital.  This an unforgettable trip they will always treasure.

Your student will enjoy two full days in Washington, D.C., learning about our nation’s history and government.  Some highlights of the trip include:

  • Watching the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington Cemetery
  • Touring the United States Capital Building
  • Paying tribute at the Pentagon 9/11 Memorial

THIS TRIP IS FULL AND WE ARE WAITLISTING – You can still register but you will be on a waitlist until further notice.

“THANK YOU for an amazing trip!  Our son had a fantastic time.  He came home with many stories, learned so much about our nation’s history, made several new friends with Westlane boys and enjoyed a first time experience of days away from home without family.  Thank you so much for providing this opportunity.  The trip was incredibly well run, organized, & planned. I also appreciate all the chaperones who volunteered their time to make this happen.”


$425 per student quad occupancy

Based on a minimum of a 45 traveling per 56-passenger motorcoaches.

All prices are based on current transportation fuel charges and taxes/fees.  Any changes to fuel or taxes/fees which are beyond our control will be passed on.


  • Roundtrip deluxe motor coach transportation from Kokomo, IN to Washington, D.C. and for all touring
  • One (1) night hotel accommodations at a limited-service hotel in a Washington, D.C. suburb
  • All activity entrance fees
  • Local step-on guides in Washington, D.C.
  • All meals beginning with breakfast on Day One and ending with breakfast on Day Three will be a combination of fast food, buffets, and cash allotments per the itinerary
  • Itineraries, Luggage Tags, Lanyards for name tags, T-shirts and Mesh bags for all tour participants
  • Onsite services of a Grueninger Travel Group tour director
  • Private security guards hired for group in hotel
  • Post-departure trip insurance
  • All driver gratuities
  • All taxes and tips on included items, no hidden costs


  • Items of personal nature such as souvenirs, etc.
  • Anything not listed as “included”