Washington, D.C. 2013
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Day 1: Washington, D.C. - Tour Begins
Explore America’s heritage and history on this in-depth tour of the capital city of the United States, Washington, D.C.
Day 2: Washington, D.C.
A guided tour of America’s capital affords you wonderful views of the Capitol building, the White House, monuments and museums. Drive along Embassy Row and stop at the moving World War II Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Korean War Memorial. This afternoon, visit the White House Visitor Center where you will gain insight into the many transitions this historic residence has undergone. Tonight, get to know your fellow travelers at a special welcome dinner.(B,D)
Day 3: Mount Vernon - Alexandria - Arlington National Cemetery
Visit 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 River. Enjoy time at leisure to wander the cobblestone streets, view the historic colonial architecture and stop in to some of the trendy restaurants and boutiques. This afternoon, visit Arlington National Cemetery for a narrated tour including the Tomb of the Unknowns and the Kennedy gravesites.(B)
Day 4: Washington, D.C.
This morning you’ll uncover some of the treasures of the Smithsonian Institution with a visit to your choice of the famed Air and Space Museum or the National Museum of American History. Among the Air and Space Museum’s collection in the location on the National Mall are the famous Wright 1903 Flyer, the Spirit of St. Louis, and the Apollo 11 command module Columbia. The National Museum of American History features artifacts from locomotives to the flag that inspired Francis Scott Key to compose the national anthem, to the First Ladies Hall containing many ball gowns worn by America's First Ladies. The afternoon is at leisure to continue exploring on your own.(B)
Day 5: Washington, D.C. - Annapolis, Maryland - Baltimore - Washington, D.C.
Today you’ll tour the vibrant city of Baltimore with a local guide. Highlights will include Fort McHenry - where America's national anthem, The Star Spangled Banner, was penned during the War of 1812; Johns Hopkins Hospital and Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Enjoy time at leisure in Baltimore. Travel to Annapolis for a fascinating walking tour of the U.S. Naval Academy with a local guide. Since 1845, more than 60,000 young men and women have successfully completed “four years by the bay” to take their hard-earned places in America's Naval service.(B,D)
Day 6: Washington, D.C.
This morning, visit the Washington National Cathedral. This magnificent church took 83 years to complete and has been host to such poignant moments in America’s history 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, 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 special farewell dinner commemorating the end of a wonderful journey.(B,D)
Day 7: Washington, D.C. - Tour Ends
Your tour ends in Washington, D.C. this morning.(B)
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The epic story of American democracy comes to life in our nation’s capital city. View the extrodinary monuments throughout the National Mall that commemorate the heros who have shaped our past, including the World War II Monument, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Korean War Memorial. Join a local guide at the U.S. Naval Academy for a tour of this distinguished military training ground. Visit Fort McHenry in Baltimore where Francis Scott Key was inspired to pen the “Star Spangled Banner.” Uncover the gems of the Smithsonian Institution as you explore some of its world-renowned museum collections. Tour Washington National Cathedral and admire the architecture of this magnificent building that took 83 years to complete. Learn about Fords Theater where President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated on a guided tour. Join us for this extrodinary exploration of America’s history and culture in Washington, D.C.
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