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Day 1: On arrival in DC, join your fellow travelers for your Washington DC Experience. Breakfast and dinner are included.
Day 2: Your tour of our nation’s capital includes a visit to Ford’s Theater where Lincoln was shot. Your next stop is the WWII Memorial. This impressive monument is dedicated to those who served in World War II, and is sure to move you. We continue on be the FDR Memorial, located along the tidal basin. When the cherry blossoms are out this is a magnificent view and brings to life the beliefs of Franklin D. Roosevelt. This afternoon we visit Arlington National Cemetery and take a narrated tram ride through the cemetery. On your tour visit the grave sites of JFK and RFK, see the Memorial to the Challenger Explorers, the tomb of the unknown soldiers, and witness the changing of the guard. Our last stop of the afternoon is the National Archives where you can view our countries most important documents. (The lines at the National Archives is often 45 minutes to an hour). Breakfast and Dinner.
Day 3: We depart the hotel at 8am to be at Mount Vernon when it opens. Tour the home of George and Martha Washington, visit the grave sites, and see the farm that George Washington was so proud of. On our return from Mt. Vernon we visit the Marine Memorial ant the famous Iwo Jima flag raising sculpture. In the afternoon visit the Capitol Visitor Center and learn how the congress works. You have the remainder of the day to enjoy the Smithsonian Museums. Tonight we feature an illumination tour to see the monuments in their entire splendor. On the tour see the Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, and Korean Memorial, the Vietnam Memorial as well as the White house and Capitol illuminated. Breakfast and Dinner
Day 4: Begin the day with a visit to the National Cathedral. Next it is on to Embassy Row and Georgetown. In the afternoon visit the Newseum, the museum that makes the news come alive. Breakfast and Dinner.
Day 5: This morning start the day with one of the most moving museums in Washington, the Holocaust Museum. This museum serves as a reminder of mans inhumanity to man, lest we never forget or allow genocide to continue throughout the world. If you are not interested in the Holocaust Museum you can have the morning to visit any of the other Smithsonian Museums located nearby. In the afternoon you are transferred to the train for the return trip home (extra cost). Breakfast.
** Please note that if you wish to visit the White House you must contact your Congressional office. You must apply in advance for these tickets because of security.
Transportation in DC (Transport by either motor coach and Mercedes sprinter based on size of groups)
If arriving at airport, voucher provided to hotel
4 nights accommodation first class hotel
4 breakfasts, and 4 dinners
All sightseeing and admissions fees per itinerary
Admission to the Newseum
Tickets for Capital Visitors Center
Admission to Mount Vernon
Tour Arlington Cemetery
Professional tour director
Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Items of a personal nature including items such as: in room movies, laundry, telephone etc.
Gratuities are not included. Suggested amount $10 per person, per day
Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
Adult pricing applies to all travelers
Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
A moderate amount of walking is involved
Please indicate any medical or dietary assistance required in the Special Requirements field at checkout
A transfer is provided from DC area airports to the hotel from 7:00am to 7:00pm
DC area airport: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport , or Baltimore/Washington International Airport
Depends on flight arrival time. Shuttle voucher good between 7:00am and 7:00pm