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Discover Washington D.C.

Discover Washington D.C.

$1805 / per person
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This journey is rich in America’s history. Join us as we visit the homes of U.S. Presidents, experience our national memorials and monuments and travel the roads of heroes.

Dates

DEPARTED – July 17-24, 2019

8 Days

Pricing

Double:  $1,805/person

Single:  $2,495/person

Highlights

10 Meals

Lunch at Michie Tavern

Ash-Lawn Highland

Monticello

Mount Vernon, VA

U.S. Capitol Tour (If available)

Smithsonian Museums

Washington National Cathedral (if available)

Ford Theatre

Petersen House

Illumination Tour of Monuments and Memorials

Local Guide for Tour of Memorials/Monuments in D.C.

Arlington Cemetery

Iwo Jima Memorial

Gettysburg National Military Park with Cyclorama and Guided Tour

Historic Farnsworth House

Eisenhower National Historic Site

3 Nights in Alexandria, VA

Note: All government sites are subject to availability

High Activity Level

Reservation Info

Motor coach tour deposit due at time of booking: $50 per person refundable until 45 days prior.

Departure Info

Departing from: Champaign, Decatur, Springfield, Litchfield, Pontoon Beach, South County, Fairview Heights, Nashville, Mt. Vernon, Cape Girardeau, Evansville

Tour Plan

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Day 1 | Ashland

Board our coach and meet fellow travelers as we journey across Indiana to Ashland, Kentucky, our destination to overnight.
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Day 2 | Charlottesville

This morning we depart for historic Michie Tavern, where servers in 18th century period attire welcome us for lunch. We visit Ash-Lawn Highland, home of President James Monroe. Our next stop is Monticello, the magnificent mountaintop mansion of Thomas Jefferson. Our overnight is in Charlottesville. (B,L)
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Day 3 | Washington D.C. to Alexandria

After breakfast, we travel to Washington, D.C. and spend the remainder of the day at the Smithsonian Institution with your choice of the Air and Space Museum, the American History Museum, the American Indian Museum or the Natural History Museum. We then travel a short distance to Alexandria, nestled along the Potomac River, our home for 3 nights. (B)
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Day 4 | Mount Vernon

Our day begins with a visit to the U.S. Capitol (if available). Later, we will visit Mount Vernon, the plantation estate of George and Martha Washington. This afternoon we visit the renowned Washington National Cathedral (if available). Visit Ford’s Theatre, where President Lincoln was fatally shot in 1865, and tour Petersen House, where Lincoln was carried after he was shot and where he died the following morning. After our included dinner, we have an illumination driving tour of the memorials, monuments, U.S. Capitol and the White House (B,D)
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Day 5 | Washington D.C.

This morning we greet our guide, who will accompany us as we tour the many monuments and memorials that commemorate America’s heritage. We will visit the moving World War II Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Korean War Memorial. We will visit the Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial and the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial. This afternoon, we visit the somber Arlington Cemetery by tram, stopping for the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns, the JFK Memorial and the Iwo Jima Memorial. (B)
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Day 6 | Gettysburg

This morning we depart for Gettysburg. Visit Gettysburg National Military Park’s new visitor center and see the exciting Cyclorama. You might try some Civil War food here for lunch on your own. This afternoon our park-ranger guided tour will capture the tragic story of the most historic Civil War Battle. Our dinner tonight will be at the historic Farnsworth House. (B,D)
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Day 7 | Gettysburg to Cincinnati

Our first stop this morning is at Eisenhower National Historic Site. We depart from Gettysburg on our journey home, stopping in Cincinnati for our last night. (B)
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Day 8 | Return Home

Today as we travel home, we share our favorite moments with new friends. (B)
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