Experience the thrill of discovering America’s past on this tour of Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States. Explore iconic landmarks that honor the heroes who have shaped our history, such as the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the World War II Monument, and the Korean War Memorial. Take a guided tour of Mt. Vernon, the beautiful plantation home of George Washington, and visit Ford’s Theatre, where President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated.
Join us as we journey through the stories and memorials that have defined America’s past. Be immersed in the rich history of our democracy and leave with a deeper understanding of the country we call home. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to explore the nation’s capital.
Traditional Package Includes
Explore America’s heritage and history in our Nation’s Capital, Washington, DC.
Your journey begins at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, where you’ll take a guided tour of this iconic building. You’ll learn about the Capitol’s illustrious history and see firsthand the grandeur of this American landmark.
Later you’ll explore the city on a tour with a local expert. You’ll see the White House, the National Mall, and other monuments and museums that make Washington, D.C. so special. You’ll also visit some of the city’s more reflective places, like the World War II Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the Korean War Memorial.
Tonight, you’ll join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner. This is just the beginning of your adventure in Washington, D.C., a city with something for everyone.
Tour the Washington National Cathedral. This beautiful Gothic cathedral has been a witness to history, hosting state funerals, Presidential inaugural masses, and MLK’s last sermon.
After some free time, continue to Ford’s Theatre. This world-famous theatre is best known as the site of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. You’ll tour the theatre and hear about the events that unfolded as John Wilkes Booth’s plan unfolded. Finish at the neighboring Petersen House, where the fatally injured Lincoln took his final breaths.
The afternoon is yours to enjoy. Join us tonight for a twilight tour of D.C., which includes dinner.
Today your tour starts at Arlington National Cemetery, one of the most sacred places in America. We’ll visit the Tomb of the Unknowns and the Kennedy gravesites here. This is a truly moving experience, and a reminder of the sacrifices made by our courageous military men and women.
Next, we’ll head to Mount Vernon, the historic home of George Washington. We’ll tour the grounds and step back in time as we explore the house, filled with 18th-century artifacts.
Afterward, we’ll enjoy some free time in Old Town Alexandria. This charming area is full of cobblestone streets and beautiful old buildings. Tonight, dine at Gadsby’s Tavern, famous for hosting George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and other founding fathers!
We’ll start our day at the White House Visitor Center, where you’ll see artifacts from the White House collection and learn about the history of this iconic building. Then it’s your choice! You can visit the National Air and Space Museum, home of the Wright 1903 Flyer and the Apollo 11 command module, or the National Museum of American History, where you’ll see First Ladies gowns along with the Star-Spangled Banner. You’re sure to have an enlightening and enjoyable experience whichever museum you choose.
Afterward, you’ll have some free time to explore D.C. on your own before we gather for a farewell dinner commemorating the end of your historical journey through our nation’s capital.