Departures March through October
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.
Join Collette Vacations on this wonderful tour to our Nation's Capital, Washington D.C. During this 6 day, 5 night tour, you will see and visit many of our Nations's treasured Monuments, Memorials and Museums. This tour is NOT escorted by Brian & Shelly Rippy
Day 1 Explore America’s heritage and history during your stay in the capital city of the United States – Washington, D.C.
Day 2 Your day begins at the Library of Congress for a self-guided tour of the world’s largest library. Later, discover the celebrated history of America’s capital on a city tour with a local expert. Take in views of the White House, National Mall and other monuments and museums. Pause to reflect at the poignant World War II Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the Korean War Memorial. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner.
Day 3 Tour the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the nation’s preeminent Marian shrine. 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. The evening is yours. You may choose to join an optional twilight tour of D.C. with dinner.
Day 4 Visit Arlington National Cemetery for a narrated tour that takes you to the Tomb of the Unknowns and the Kennedy gravesites. Continue to Mount Vernon, the beloved home of George Washington. Wander the grounds and tour the home filled with 18th-century artifacts. Head to Old Town Alexandria, nestled along the Potomac, and enjoy time to stroll the cobblestone streets on your own. This evening, dine at Gadsby’s Tavern, famous for hosting George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and other founding fathers.
Day 5 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 Your tour comes to a close in Washington, D.C. this morning.
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