1st Day: This morning we will make our way to Washington, DC. You will have free time this afternoon to visit the museum of your choosing, or spend time visiting the monuments and memorials in the National Mall area. The Smithsonian Institute is the world’s largest museum complex with 19 museums. Some of the museums at The National Mall are: Air and Space Museum (currently requires timed-entry tickets that must be reserved in advance); American History Museum; Natural History Museum; American Indian Museum; National Gallery of Art; and more. Other museums you may want to visit are the National Museum of African American Heritage and Culture; the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum; the Museum of the Bible; and others. Several require advance reservations, and some have an admission fee. Contact our office for help planning your day.
2nd Day: After breakfast at the hotel, we will have a professionally guided tour of Washington, DC. We will see the following sites: National WWII Memorial, photo stop at the U.S. Capitol, National Archives, drive by Embassy Row, drive by National Cathedral, photo stop at the White House, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, the Korean War Veterans Memorial, and more. We will drop the group near the Smithsonian buildings where you will have the afternoon free again, to see whatever you may have missed yesterday. Evening is free at the hotel. (CB)
3rd Day: This morning we will visit the Arlington National Cemetery, America’s largest national burial ground with more than 500 acres of landscaped hills. Explore the rich history found within the cemetery grounds on an interpretive bus tour. You will see President John F. Kennedy’s gravesite, U.S. Coast Guard Memorial, U.S. Army Gen. John J. Pershing’s gravesite, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and the Arlington House (The Robert E. Lee Memorial). Also, witness the changing of the guards. After visiting Arlington Cemetery we will see the Iwo Jima Memorial. Later this afternoon we will head for home, arriving approximately 8:30 PM. (CB)
Special Notice: Balance due 30 days prior to departure. Cancellation within 30 days of departure will result in payment forfeiture.
Deluxe motorcoach transportation; (2) nights lodging; (2) continental breakfasts; guided tour; free time to visit the museum of your choice; and Arlington Cemetery Interpretive Bus Tour. (Itinerary is subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control, i.e.. crowds, building closings, policy changes, etc. Alternate attractions may have to be chosen.)