The Birth of a Nation in Washington DC

Study History, Architecture & Art in Washington DC

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know Washington DC’s buildings were inspired by varied architecture including French, Greek, Roman and Egyptian?

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Sojourn – Gain a better understanding of the community you’re visiting. Learn about different religions or spiritual practices. How do these impact the communities? How does religion or spirituality influence local traditions?

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Savor – Will you choose sweet or savory? Take the time to visit local markets and discover unique local ingredients. Learn how to prepare traditional meals & local favorites.

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Tip of the Tongue – Each morning, take the time to learn a few basic greetings and phrases in the local language. Learn how to write greetings & your name in the local script.

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A Wrinkle in Time – History influences our present. Discover the history of the country you visit. Hear the stories of your guides & their family history. Where do they come from?

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Journal Journeys – Take some time to reflect on the day’s events and document your journey. Spend a moment journaling about the day had & day ahead. These are memories for a lifetime!

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Culture – From local dances, festivals, or simple gestures to communicate – all of these make up a country’s culture. Learn and practice cultural norms & how to show respect in the culture you visit.

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Itinerary

Upon arrival in Georgetown, your private transportation will take you to your hotel.

Once you have settled in, your guide will pick you up for a historic Georgetown and culinary tour where you will walk the cobblestone streets to visit traditional taverns and upscale waterfront seafood establishments. Your guide will highlight the Federal style architecture as you stroll through this trendy port city. Enjoy a walk along the C&O Canal bike path after dinner.

Begin your tour at the US Capital, where your docent will guide you through the Crypt, Rotunda, National Statuary Hall and the Senate and House Galleries.

Your next stop is a short walk down Pennsylvania Avenue, the National Archives. Here you can view the Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution.

Stop for a picnic lunch before you continue down the National Mall to the Washington Memorial, dedicated to George Washington. Ride the elevator to the top for a spectacular panoramic view of this historic city.

Lastly, head to the end of the Mall to the Lincoln Memorial which was modeled after the Parthenon in Greece. The Reflecting Pool is a refreshing beacon at the end of the Mall.

After a day of walking, relax aboard a dinner cruise. Revel in the sites of the Potomac River as you dine on exquisitely prepared traditional American cuisine.

President George Washington’s Mt. Vernon home is a must-see when visiting Washington. The living museum is a visual history book as you tour the house with your period dressed guide. Wander the plantation grounds and outbuildings to engage with actors who bring the colonial times to life. Make sure to wander through Martha Washington’s beautiful gardens while you’re here too!

Next stop is Old Town Alexandria, with 18th and 19th century architecture. Shop in quaint boutiques and specialty shops, lunch in one of a multitude of wonderful restaurants, visit historic museums, wander the brick sidewalks, or simply enjoy an ice cream as you sit by the Potomac River and watch the boats motor by.

This morning, you will visit the White House — a memorable experience for any traveler. Your knowledgeable White House Tour Guide will take you through various rooms based on what is available to the public that day. Did you know, the White House has 132 rooms and 35 bathrooms? Other amenities include a swimming pool, bowling alley, movie theater, basketball court, a tennis court and a putting green. Enjoy a glimpse into the home of the United State’s past and present First Families.

Spend the afternoon peddling down the National Mall and visit some of the many museums along the way like the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, National Museum of American History, National Air and Space Museum and many more.

Today you will have a private National Gallery tour. Your docent will walk you through the masterpieces from Monet, Raphael, Van Gogh, Degas, da Vinci and more. As you visit the galleries, your expert guide will explain the history, restoration and background of each piece.
Continue this private tour at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Your Smithsonian guide will fascinate you with stories of the Hope Diamond and Egyptian mummies, coral reefs and safari wildlife. The museum houses over 126 million artifacts!

En route to Gettysburg, visit Cemetery Ridge where President Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address.

At the Gettysburg Museum of the Civil War, watch the film A New Birth of Freedom narrated by Morgan Freeman. View the largest collection of Civil War relics in the world.

Relax as you ride the battlefield and listen to a narrated tour of how the Civil War’s bloodiest battle played out. Walk the battlefield and immerse yourself in the past of what the war was like.

Enjoy a final group breakfast before beginning your departure home. If you have time, take a walking tour of Washington DC’s street art with over 30 murals.

Welcome to Washington DC!

Home of the United States capitol and a plethora of national monuments! On this 7-day tour, explore the historic Georgetown, go on a culinary tour, discover the National Mall by bike and enjoy a dinner cruise on the Potomac River. Join us on a discovery of American’s past, present and future on this historical tour of our nation’s capital city.

Value

3-6 Day
Group Trips

  • Airfare
  • Transportation
  • 2.5 - 3-Star Accommodations
  • Daily Activities & Excursions
  • 2 Meals Per Day
  • Tours & Entrance Fees
  • Daytime & Self-Guided Tour Director
  • 1 Impact Project

Classic

7-12 Day
Group Trips

  • Airfare
  • Transportation
  • 2.5 - 3-Star Accommodations
  • Daily Activities & Excursions
  • 2 Meals Per Day
  • Tours & Entrance Fees
  • Daytime Guided Tour Director
  • Up to 2 Impact Projects

Epic

7-14 Day
Group Trips

  • Airfare
  • Transportation
  • 3.5 - 4-Star Accommodations
  • Daily Activities & Excursions
  • 2 Meals Per Day
  • Tours & Entrance Fees
  • 24/7 Guided Tour Director
  • Up to 3 Impact Projects
  • Final Night Celebration Dinner

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