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Washington D.C.

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September 15, 2022 - September 20, 2022 $1,399
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Washington D.C.
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Discover both the past and the future when you visit our nation’s capital. Walk the path forged by leaders of the free world in America’s most spirited city. View monuments that commemorate the heroes who have shaped America’s past. This will be a great opportunity to see how much Washington D.C. has flourished in the past few years!

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Highlights & Inclusions:

  • Sightseeing with a Local Guide
  • Nighttime Memorial Illumination Tour
  • Mount Vernon
  • Potomac River Cruise
  • Visit Old Town Alexandria
  • Museum of the Bible -OR- International Spy Museum
  • Visit Smithsonian Museum(s) of Choice
  • White House Visitor’s Center
  • 9 Included Meals
  • 5 Nights Hotel Accommodations
  • Round Trip Motor Coach Transportation
  • Professional Tour Manager
 

Day 1
September 15, 2022

This morning depart for Fairfax County, VA—your home for the next 5 nights. Make an independent lunch stop en route. Upon arrival, check into the Hilton Garden Inn Tysons Corner. Tonight, you have the opportunity for dinner on your own at the hotel’s restaurant or take the free shuttle to the restaurant of your choice within 2 miles.

Day 2
September 16, 2022

After an included breakfast at your hotel this morning, get ready for a full day of sightseeing with a local guide. Experience all the important highlights of Washington D.C.. See The White House, The U.S. Capitol Building, Library of Congress, monuments and so much more. We’re stopping at The White House Visitor Center, which offers visitors a window into the president’s iconic home. The exhibit areas feature approximately 100 historical artifacts, interpretive panels, looping videos of photos and archival footage, and interactive elements for visitors of all ages. Visitors can explore an interactive touchscreen tour of the White House, view over 90 artifacts from the White House collection, and view the 14 minute film, "White House: Reflections From Within." Then shop in the White House Historical Association retail store to find the perfect souvenir. Stop for an independent lunch at Union Station which offers 35 eateries with delicious options to please all palates. Continue sight-seeing with your guide this afternoon. This evening, dinner is included at Tony & Joe’s Seafood located on the Potomac River in Georgetown’s Washington Harbour. After dinner experience the Nighttime Memorial Illumination Tour. See the city’s most majestic monuments in a different light. (B,D)

Day 3
September 17, 2022

Breakfast is included at the hotel this morning. Board the bus as we make our way to Arlington National Cemetery. The grounds of Arlington honor those who have served our nation and provide a sense of beauty and peace for guests. Rolling green hills are dotted with trees that are hundreds of years in age, complementing the gardens found throughout the cemetery's 639 acres. This impressive landscape serves as a tribute to the service and sacrifice of every individual laid to rest within the hallowed grounds. Next, visit the newly opened in 2020, National Museum of the United States Army, which celebrates over 245 years of Army history and honors our nation’s soldiers. A boxed lunch is included at the museum. This afternoon relax with a visit and tasting at Paradise Springs Winery. Located in the town of Clifton, VA and bordering the Bull Run River, Paradise Springs is the closest winery to Washington DC and the first in Fairfax County. The property was originally part of a land grant from Lord Fairfax in 1716 to the Kincheloe family and has been passed down through generations since. Return to the hotel to freshen up and get ready for an independent dinner. There will be an optional dinner tonight at a steakhouse. (B,L)

Day 4
September 18, 2022

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and depart for George Washington’s Mount Vernon—the most popular historic estate in America. Guests visiting the estate can view Washington’s Mansion and many other original structures. The historic footprint also includes the tomb of George and Martha Washington and a memorial dedicated to the enslaved people who lived and worked on the estate. Interpretive spaces such as the Farm and George Washington's Gristmill & Distillery provide a rich understanding of Washington's enterprising and profitable business ventures. Take time out for an independent lunch at one of the food trucks, food court or restaurant on site. Next, travel down the Potomac River on a river cruise from Mount Vernon to Alexandria. Pass both historic and modern landmarks as you make your journey. Spend time in Old Town—Alexandria’s beloved downtown and nationally designated historic district on the Potomac River waterfront. The King Street Mile and surrounding brick-lined sidewalks are studded with centuries-old architecture, historic attractions and small businesses. Tonight, dinner is included at Gadsby’s Tavern—offering fine dining in an elegant, Colonial setting, since 1770. (B,D)

Day 5
September 19, 2022

After an included breakfast, you can choose to spend your morning at the Museum of the Bible –OR– The International Spy Museum. Check out one of the local restaurants near the National Mall for today’s independent lunch. This afternoon you have free time to visit one (or two!) of the many Smithsonian Museum(s) of your choice. Dinner tonight is included at Carmine’s Restaurant. Carmine's is a family style restaurant offering guests many dishes of Southern Italian cuisine. Restaurateur Artie Cutler crafted Carmine's with a singular vision; making any meal feel like an Italian American wedding feast. (B,D)

Day 6
September 20, 2022

Breakfast is included at the hotel this morning. It’s time to checkout and depart for home. (B)

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