Washington D.C. Educational Tour

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Washington D.C.

4 Days Washington, D.C. 3

Accommodations

Accommodations in centrally-located three-star or four-star hotels. Rooming on a double basis.

Transportation

Round-trip transportation on scheduled airline.

Meals

All breakfasts. All dinners.

Guides

Tour escort throughout. Special arrangements as noted.

Inclusions

Entrances and activities as noted on itinerary.

Travel Protection

passports provides and pays for a Post Departure Travel Protection Plan that includes coverage for Trip Interruption, Trip Delay, Baggage Loss or Delay, Medical Expense and Evacuation and more.

Day 1: Home - Washington, D.C.

Arrival transfer

Smithsonian Museums at The Mall

Day 2: Washington, D.C.

Full-day city sightseeing: Local Guide, Sightseeing stop at the United States Capitol, Supreme Court and Library of Congress, Visit to the United States Capitol Visitor Center, National Mall, Visit to the National Archives (time permitting), Ford's Theatre and Petersen House, White House Visitor Center

Day 3: Washington, D.C.

Excursion to Arlington Cemetery and the Pentagon Memorial

Illumination Drive and Night Tour

Day 4: Departure

Departure transfer

Day 1: Arrival, Smithsonian Museums

The U.S. glides by under your wide-bodied aircraft as you fly to our nation's capital, Washington, D.C.

Settle in, relax, or set out to explore your surroundings.

Smithsonian Museums at The Mall

The capital city is home to the largest museum complex in the world, the Smithsonian Institution. It now oversees nineteen museums and the National Zoo, as well as the "Castle," which houses the Smithsonian Visitor Center and the tomb of James Smithson, the Englishman whose half-million dollar endowment established the Institution, back in 1846.

As time allows, choose one or two of the Smithsonian museums that you would like to visit (most are located on the Mall or nearby). They include the American History Museum, the African American History and Culture Museum, the American Indian Museum, the Natural History Museum, the Air and Space Museum, the National Gallery of Art, the Freer Gallery of Art, the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, and the S. Dillon Ripley Center.

Day 2: Washington, D.C. City Sightseeing

View important Washington, D.C. landmarks on a tour of the city.

A full-day local guide, well-educated and specially-trained on the history and culture of Washington, D.C., will accompany your group.

Sightseeing stop at the United States Capitol, Supreme Court and Library of Congress

Head to Capitol Hill for a close look at the massive dome and at the imposing elegance of the United States Capitol, flanked by the Supreme Court of the United States and by the Library of Congress. Nearby stand Senate and House office buildings.

Visit to the United States Capitol Visitor Center

Get better acquainted with the United States Congress and the Capitol Building at the Visitor Center, where historical documents are on display in the Exhibition Hall.

National Mall

Focus on the wide expanse, nearly two miles long that's stretched from the United States Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial, with the Washington Monument presiding midway, in full view of the White House across the Ellipse.

Visit to the National Archives (time permitting)

At the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom, you will view the United States of America's Founding Documents: the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.

Ford's Theatre and Petersen House

Visit the theater where President Lincoln was shot, and the house across the street in which he died. The theater reopened after having been closed for 103 years.

White House Visitor Center

Spend time at the Visitor Center to see historical artifacts and permanent exhibits, and to take a virtual tour of the White House.

Day 3: Excursion to Arlington Cemetery and the Pentagon Memorial, Washington D.C., Illumination Drive and Night Tour

On a visit to the National Cemetery, you will pause at the Kennedy Gravesite and at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, where the Changing of the Guard is held regularly.

Continue to Arlington Ridge Park, adjacent to Arlington Cemetery, to view the Marine Corps War Memorial. Better known as the Iwo Jima Memorial, this iconic monument is dedicated to all U.S. Marine Corps personnel who have died defending their country since 1775.

National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial

Stop at the monument dedicated to the 184 people who died at the Pentagon and on American Airlines Flight 77 on September 11, 2001.

Free time in Washington D.C.

Seek the advice of your tour escort.

Illumination Drive and Night Tour

In the evening, the monuments light up: see the Capitol Building, the White House, the Jefferson Memorial and the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, and more.

Day 4: Departure

Most good things must come to an end. Your suitcase full of memorabilia and of photos ready to be processed, get ready for the journey home, eager to share your discoveries with family and friends.

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