9 days / 8 nights
Day One – Welcome to Washington DC!
Welcome to our Nation’s Capital – Washington DC and check into our DC area hotel for a relaxing five-night stay. Receive a warm greeting by our Tour Guide upon arrival and take some time to freshen up. This evening, enjoy dining at the historic Gatsby’s Tavern. Following dinner, enjoy a guided tour of the tavern and museum and learn of the many prominent patrons who frequented the Tavern, such as George Washington, John Adams, James Madison and many others!
Day Two – Washington DC Touring & Illumination Tour
After breakfast, depart with our guide for a full day tour of our Nation’s Capital. Today’s highlights include a visit and docent guided tour of the U.S. Capitol Building. Views of the White House, visit to the White House Visitors Center, Visit to the Library of Congress, and windshield touring with views of Embassy Row, Supreme Court, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and much more. Throughout the day, also enjoy picture stops at various Monuments. Enjoy an early dinner followed by an evening of sightseeing featuring our national’s most beloved memorials and monuments dramatically illuminated upon the Washington landscape. Highlights include the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, the Korean and the Vietnam Veterans Memorials.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Three – Museum of the Bible, National Mall & Smithsonian Museums
This morning, enjoy a visit to the new Museum of the Bible, followed by the National Mall to visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture and other Smithsonian Museums of our choice. Tonight, enjoy dinner at one of DC’s fine restaurants.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Four – Mount Vernon Estate, Luncheon & Potomac River Cruise
This morning, enjoy breakfast before we venture out to Mount Vernon; home of President George Washington. Enjoy the day exploring this beautiful estate and farm overlooking the Potomac! Tour the grounds and buildings, and enjoy self-guided tour through the home. Mid-day, we’ll enjoy a planned luncheon at the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant with all its colonial charm, colonial servers, and delicious regional and colonial cuisine. Later this afternoon, board Potomac River Cruises for a scenic cruise along the Potomac River back to Old Town Alexandria. Enjoy the evening at leisure to explore and dine on our own at one of many wonderful restaurants.
Meals: Breakfast, Luncheon