U.S. Capitol Building Tour • World War II Memorial • White House Visitor Center • Smithsonian Institution • Arlington National Cemetery • Mount Vernon • Old Town Alexandria • Gadsby’s Tavern • Washington National Cathedral • Ford’s Theatre
U.S. Capitol tour that takes you to the Tomb of the Unknowns and the Kennedy gravesites. This afternoon, we call on Mount Vernon, the beloved home of the first U.S. president, George Washington. Wander the beautiful plantation grounds he adored and tour the home, filled with 18th-century artifacts. Next, arrive in Old Town Alexandria, a charming community nestled along the Potomac. Enjoy some time to stroll the cobblestone streets, view the historic Colonial architecture, and stop at some of the trendy boutiques. This evening we dine at Gadsby’s Tavern, located in the heart of Old Town Alexandria and famous for hosting George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and other founding fathers. (B, D)
Cherry Blossoms visit Ford’s Theatre where President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated on that fateful night in 1865. Tour the theatre and hear about the timeline of events that transpired as John Wilkes Booth’s plan unfolded. Finish your tour with a visit to the neighboring Petersen House, the boarding house to which the fatally injured Lincoln was carried. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner commemorating the end of your historical journey. (B, D)
Day 6: Washington, D.C. - Tour Ends Your tour comes to a close in Washington, D.C. this morning. (B)
STAY LO NG E R Washington, D.C.: Spend one final evening taking in the history and beauty of D.C. CALL FOR DETAILS.
Day 5: Washington, D.C.
This morning, visit the Washington National Cathedral. This magnificent church took 83 years to complete and has been host to many poignant moments in America’s history such as state funerals, Presidential inaugural masses and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s last sermon. Admire the beautiful craftsmanship of the cathedral as you learn more about its history during a docent-led tour. This afternoon,
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The White House
We had a great experience on our Spotlight on Washington D.C. tour. It could not have been better...well organized, information and facts were greatly appreciated, and the tour guide was excellent.
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Land only, per person, double occupancy.
Prices based on July 25, 2019 departure
March – April 2019
(different itinerary – see note)
March 7, 27 April 3, 4, 18, 25
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May 2019 – April 2020
May 2, 23 June 6, 20 July 11, 25 August 8 September 5, 19, 26 October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 March 26 April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
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Cherry Blossom Season in Washington, D.C. Cherry Blossom season colors the city in a sea of pink and white from mid-March to mid-April. Enjoy the many activities that take place and learn the history and lineage of these beautiful trees. Please Note: Blooming will vary slightly from year-to-year due to weather conditions. Dates are to be determined – only Mother Nature knows when blooms will actually occur and peak!
Our air passengers will arrive into and depart from Washington, D.C. Airport transfers are available for purchase.
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