5 days / 4 nights
Day One – Welcome to Washington DC
Welcome to our Nation’s Capital – Washington DC and arrive to our area hotel for the next four evenings. Upon arrival, we’ll receive a warm greeting from our local guide. Take some time to relax and freshen up before enjoying a delicious dinner together.
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 guided tour of the U.S. Capitol Building, a visit to the White House Visitors Center, and windshield tour with views of the White House, Embassy Row, Supreme Court, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Georgetown and much more. Throughout the day we’ll 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 – Arlington National Cemetery & Smithsonian Museums
This morning, depart for Arlington National Cemetery and hop aboard the Tour Mobile for a tour around the Cemetery. View the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Eternal Flame marking John F Kennedy’s Grave and visit the Iwo Jima Memorial which is one of the largest bronze statues ever cast. This memorial which depicts the flag being raised on Mount Suribachi during WW II is dedicated to all marines who have served our country since 1775. This afternoon, spend some free time along the National mall to visit the Smithsonian Museums. Tonight, enjoy dinner at one of DC’s fine restaurants.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Four – Mount Vernon Estate, Luncheon & Potomac River Cruise
After breakfast this morning, we’ll meet our guide and we’ll journey to Mount Vernon; home of President George Washington. Here, we’ll meet our guide for a one hour tour of the grounds and buildings, followed by a visit through the home. Following our tour, enjoy a planned luncheon at the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant with all its colonial charm, colonial servers, and delicious regional and colonial cuisine. This afternoon, depart Mount Vernon by boat enjoying a cruise along the Potomac to Old Town Alexandria. Enjoy some free time for shopping and browsing before enjoying a delicious dinner at the historic Gatsby’s Tavern (circa 1785). Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Five – Depart for home
Following breakfast, we’ll begin our journey home taking with us memories of our Nation’s Capital.
- Four night’s accommodations
- Four breakfasts
- Luncheon at Mount Vernon Inn
- Four dinners
- Guided tour of Washington DC
- US Capitol Building tour
- Visit to the White House Visitors Center
- Illumination Tour of the Memorials
- Visit to the National World War II Memorial
- Admission and tour of Arlington National Cemetery aboard Tour Mobile
- National Mall & Smithsonian Museums
- Potomac River Cruise to Mount Vernon
- Admission to Mount Vernon
- Four days professional meet & greet and tour guide service
- Luggage handling (one piece per person)
- Room taxes; meal taxes and gratuities