We depart early morning and travel to our Nation’s Capital – Washington, DC. Upon arrival, we will drop everyone at one of the following locations: in the area of the Smithsonian Institute, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, or the Museum of the Bible. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has rail and bus routes if you wish to travel to other parts of the DC area that are not within walking distance. You can spend the day as you choose.
Your Way Option: You will be free to do as you please – visit a favorite attraction or museum, enjoy a guided tour on a trolley or double-decker bus, take a sightseeing cruise, shop, and more. There is so much to see and do including: the Smithsonian Museums, Capitol Building, White House, Holocaust Museum, all the monuments and memorials, and so much more. (Note: Admission fees to any attractions or tours you choose to do are not included.)
National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) Option: The museum is a place where all Americans can learn about the richness and diversity of the African American experience, what it means to their lives and how it helped us shape this nation. A place that transcends the boundaries of race and culture that divide us, and becomes a lens into a story that unites us all. Highlights include: Harriet Tubman’s hymnal; Nat Turner’s bible; a plantation cabin from South Carolina; Guard tower from Angola Prison; Michael Jackson’s fedora; and works by prolific artists such as Charles Alston, Elizabeth Catlett, Romare Bearden, and Henry O. Tanner. There are interactive exhibitions and thousands of artifacts related to African American history. For those who wish, you may also walk to other attractions of your choosing. (Note: Ticket to the National Museum of African American History and Culture is included. Admission fees to any other attractions or tours you choose to do are not included.)
Museum of the Bible Option: This is one of the most technologically advanced museums in the world, providing guests with an immersive and personalized experience as they explore the history, narrative, and impact of the Bible. The 430,000-square-foot world-class museum will feature 40-foot-tall bronze doors at the entrance, a Digital Lobby Ceiling, a Performing Arts Theater, a roof-top Biblical garden and more. See the History of the Bible floor - follow the Bible from its origins as a series of writings accessible to only a small group of people, through many changes in form and adoption by multiple faith traditions, to the most widely read text in history. Enjoy the Narratives of the Bible floor - visitors will walk through the narratives of the Hebrew text from Genesis to Chronicles and then through first-century Nazareth, ending with the story of the New Testament. Explore the Impact of the Bible floor - explore the Bible’s impact over time on cultures,civilizations, and daily life, including its profound influence on fine arts, science, government, music, film and more. There is so much to see and do that you can easily spend several hours exploring the museum. For those who wish, you may also walk to other attractions of your choosing. (Note: Ticket to the Museum of the Bible is included. Admission fees to any other attractions or tours you choose to do are not included.)
Everyone will meet at a designated location around 6:00 PM and we will depart for home, stopping for dinner at the Pentagon City Mall shortly after departing DC. Arrival back is approximately 1:30 AM the next morning.
Special Notice: Balance is due 30 days prior to departure. Cancellation within 30 days of departure will result in payment forfeiture.