Spotlight On Washington, D.C.

Washington, Arlington National Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Alexandria

Walk the path forged by leaders of the free world in America's spirited capital city. View monuments that commemorate the heroes who have shaped America's past, including the World War II Monument, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the Korean War Memorial. Wander Mt. Vernon's beautiful plantation grounds, and tour the beloved home of George Washington. On a guided tour, learn about Ford's Theatre where President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. Uncover Smithsonian treasures as you explore some of its world-renowned museum collections. The epic story of American democracy comes to life in Washington, D.C.

Our prices start from

$ 1,899 LAND ONLY

6 Days • GUIDED • 8 Meals

Operated Tour

The Details

  • 5 nights accommodation
  • On some dates additional accommodations may be used.
  • Services of a tour manager
  • All on-tour transportation and related fees
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • Round trip home to airport sedan service provided when you purchase airfare through Member Choice Vacations. One transfer per person, per reservation. (Restrictions apply)
  • 5 breakfasts, 3 dinners

Itinerary

Engaging Experiences These special places and experiences are considered tour highlights. Look for them in the daily itineraries.

Day 1 - Washington, D.C. - Tour Begins

Renaissance Downtown Hotel or Marriott Georgetown.

Explore America's heritage and history during your stay in the capital city of the United States – Washington, D.C.

Day 2 - Washington, D.C.

Tour the iconic and storied U.S. Capitol building.

Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Washington, D.C. or Marriott Georgetown, Washington, D.C.

Breakfast, Dinner Included

Your day begins at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center with a guided tour of this historic and storied building. Then, discover the celebrated history of America's capital on a tour with a local guide. Delight in wonderful views of the White House, National Mall and many monuments and museums. Then continue with stops at the moving World War II Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Korean War Memorial. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner.

Day 3 - Washington, D.C.

Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Washington, D.C. or Marriott Georgetown, Washington, D.C.

Breakfast Included

Tour the Washington National Cathedral, which hosted state funerals, Presidential inaugural masses, and MLK's last sermon. After some free time, continue to Ford's Theatre* where President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. Tour the theatre and hear about the events that transpired as John Wilkes Booth's plan unfolded. Finish at the neighboring Petersen House, where the fatally injured Lincoln took his final breaths. The evening is yours. You may choose to join an optional twilight tour of D.C. with dinner.

*Ford's Theatre is a working, professional theatre and there may be occasions when access is restricted or not available.

Day 4 - Arlington National Cemetery - Mount Vernon, Virginia - Alexandria

Peek into the life of America's first president at Mount Vernon. Dine by candlelight at historic Gadsby's Tavern in Old Town Alexandria.

Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Washington, D.C. or Marriott Georgetown, Washington, D.C.

Breakfast, Dinner Included

Visit Arlington National Cemetery for a narrated 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.

Day 5 - Washington, D.C.

Behold the impressive Washington National Cathedral. Stop at Ford's Theatre where President Lincoln was assassinated.

Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Washington, D.C. or Marriott Georgetown, Washington, D.C.

Breakfast, Dinner Included

Spend time in the White House Visitor Center and see artifacts from the White House collection. Then, it's your choice! Uncover some of the treasures of the Smithsonian at the National Air and Space Museum, home of the famous Wright 1903 Flyer and the Apollo 11 command module -OR- visit the National Museum of American History and see gowns of First Ladies along with the Star-Spangled Banner. Enjoy free time to continue exploring on your own. Gather in the evening for a farewell dinner commemorating the end of your historical journey.

Day 6 - Washington, D.C. - Tour Ends

Breakfast Included

Your tour comes to a close in Washington, D.C. this morning.

Pricing is per person, double occupancy, land only, based on July 22, 2021 travel date. Single supplement from $500. Call AAA for current airfare rates and availability. Itinerary featured is for May 2021 – April 2022 tour departures. Departures prior will vary. On select dates alternate hotels may be used..

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