Presidential Inauguration – 5 Days
Be a part of history as the 47th president of the United States is sworn in at the 2025 Presidential Inauguration on January 20th, 2025.
Participate in a uniquely American experience when you attend the Presidential Inauguration in Washington DC! Bring your student group to witness a significant historical event and give them a chance to explore the cultural richness of our nation’s capital.
Program Highlights & Inclusions
- Professional tour manager with your group throughout the tour
- Ticket for the DC Metro on the day of Inauguration
- Bus transportation throughout your tour
- Hotel accommodations in the Washington DC Area
- Admission to Mt. Vernon – the home of George Washington
- Visit to the Air Force Memorial
- Visit to the 9/11 Memorial at the Pentagon
- Tour at Arlington National Cemetery
- Visit to the Iwo Jima Memorial
- Inauguration and Festivities for a full day!
- Watch the Inaugural Parade in the afternoon
- Tour of the memorials including the World War II, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Lincoln Memorial and the Korean War Memorial
- Photo stop outside the White House
- Visit to the National Air & Space Museum (ticketed if available)
- Visit to the Smithsonian Museums
- Visit to the Memorials including the FDR, Jefferson and Martin Luther King Jr Memorials
You’ll depart on the bus for your trip, taking breaks along the way for lunch and dinner en-route as needed.
Once you arrive in DC, you’ll meet your ETA tour manager, who will be with you for the duration of your time in DC.
You’ll ride to your hotel and check in for the evening. If requested, a uniformed security guard will be at the hotel to monitor the hallways during the night.
You’ll have breakfast at the hotel, board your bus and depart the hotel for a day full of activities in DC!
Your first stop will be Mount Vernon: the estate and gardens of our first president, George Washington. You will have time to see a film at the visitor center, tour his home and explore the grounds.
You’ll have lunch and then board your bus for the next stop.
You’ll visit the Air Force Memorial. Since its formal dedication on October 14, 2006, the Memorial has been a place of pride and honor for all the men and women who served and continue to serve the United States Air Force and its heritage organizations.
You’ll visit the 9/11 Memorial at the Pentagon.
Then you’ll head to Arlington National Cemetery, where you’ll take a walking tour and get to see the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Changing of the Guard Ceremony, the Challenger Memorial and the Kennedy Grave Sites.
You’ll see the Iwo Jima Memorial, also known as the Marine Corps War Memorial, located near Arlington National Cemetery.
This evening you’ll have dinner and then have free time to enjoy an arcade.
You’ll return to your hotel for the night.
You’ll have breakfast at the hotel and then depart for the day.
You’ll board the metro line into Washington DC. Since opening in 1976, the metro rail network has grown to include five lines, 86 stations, and 106.3 miles (171.1 km) of track! It is the second-busiest rapid transit system in the US after the New York City Subway. Many of its stations are deep underground and require an extended escalator ride up or down!
You’ll ride the metro to the L’Enfant Plaza stop and walk over to the National Mall to enjoy the festivities. In past years there have been food and souvenir vendors and musical performances in the National Mall area until the swearing in ceremony begins.
You’ll get lunch in the area before the ceremony.
Finally, you’ll get to see the event you’ve been waiting for: the 2025 Presidential Inauguration! Watch and listen as the next president takes the Oath of Office and swears in as the 47th President of the United States.
Then you’ll enjoy the lively Inaugural Parade following the ceremony.
You’ll take the metro back to your hotel, where you’ll have dinner.
Today will be your final day in Washington DC. You’ll have breakfast and then check out of your hotel.
You will take a guided tour of the memorials, including visits to the World War II Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Lincoln Memorial and the Korean War Memorial.
Your next stop will be the White House. First occupied by John Adams in 1800, the White House is the official residence and workplace of the President of the United States. You’ll have a chance to see the North Front of the White House from Lafayette Park where you can take photos and enjoy the view.
You’ll make a stop for lunch.
You’ll visit the National Air & Space Museum in Washington, DC. The Museum has thousands of objects on display, including the 1903 Wright Flyer, Charles Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis, the Apollo 11 Command Module Columbia, and a lunar rock you can touch!
You’ll have free time to explore the Smithsonian Museums of your choice, such as Museum of Natural History and the Museum of American History.
You will take a guided tour of the the FDR Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial.
Your Washington D.C. trip comes to a close as you stop for dinner, then board your bus for the overnight drive home.
You will arrive at home.