NOV 4-7, 2017 / Washington DC

Activities

Tours and Activities

Please register in advance!

All leisure activities have a minimum participation requirement and are subject to cancellation. Registrations for the Tours are due no later than October 5. Individuals canceling within 72 hours of a tour will not be refunded, and on-site registration will be on a space-available basis only.

Tours

Sunday, November 5th

Welcome to Washington Highlights Tour
Guests will be introduced to the history and architecture of DC with stories, facts and trivia as you explore monuments, memorials and notable buildings (by coach) such as The White House, the Inaugural Parade Route, Smithsonian Institution Complex and the Washington Monument.

Next, stop at one of the most visited areas of the city, the National Mall: a treasured park that boasts some of the most recognizable buildings in the world. Guests will visit the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam War Veterans Memorial, the Korean War Veterans Memorial, the Reflecting Pool and the World War II Memorial.

 

$130

Smithsonian Exploration
Guests will visit two of the most Smithsonian Institution museums, the world’s preeminent museum and research complex, located on the National Mall.
The National Air & Space Museum:
The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, the most visited museum in the world, chronicles the epic story of the mastery of flight, from Kitty Hawk to outer space. It holds the largest collection of historic aircraft and spacecraft in the world, dramatically displayed in 23 galleries, including the 1903 plane flown by the Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk, and the Spirit of St. Louis, in which Charles Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic in 1927.

National Museum of American History:
The National Museum of American History collects artifacts of all kinds—from gowns to locomotives—to preserve for the American people an enduring record of their past. The Museum has more than 3 million incredible artifacts in its collection, such as: a fragment of Plymouth Rock, a section of the first transatlantic telegraph cable, the ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz, baseballs used by Babe Ruth and Sam Streeter, a Kermit the Frog puppet, First ladies’ inaugural gown, and so much more!


$142

Magic of Mount Vernon
On this special tour guests can pay respects at the tomb of George and Martha Washington, and see the innovative Pioneer Farmer site (a working 4-acre farm and re-creation of Washington’s 16 treading sided barn). Visit the inspirational Slave Memorial, interesting outbuildings of the mansion, and the lush gardens and panoramic views. See the $110 million Ford Orientation Center and Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center, heralded as one of the most comprehensive and spectacular facilities in the nation.

 

$180

Escape Room
Guests experience a unique team building activity in the adventure that is DC's latest craze, Escape Room. This real-life Exit Game is a new kind of interactive experience where players are placed in a locked room and together, using logic and teamwork, must discover the way out.

Each room is filled with hidden objects and a series of clues that guests must work together to solve within 60 minutes. This is designed to be a highly cooperative experience as communication and teamwork are essential to escaping. Guests will be split into groups, each participating in an escape activity with a different theme.

 

$200

Monday, November 6th

DC Foodie Experience: Capitol Hill
Located within earshot of the US Capitol and the National Mall, Capitol Hill is one of the earliest, historically diverse, and most beautiful areas in Washington DC.

During the Dine Around Tour, guests will enjoy a series of dishes from restaurants nestled beside quaint row houses and clustered down barracks row. Guests will meander through the neighborhood that John Philip Sousa and J, Edgar Hoover called home. Enjoy a variety of food that follows the culinary history of this diverse Washington DC neighborhood. A hose will walk the group at a leisurely pace throughout Capitol Hill, detailing stories on the history of the area and its residents.

*Alcoholic Beverages are not included in this tour.


$240

Tuesday, November 7th

First Ladies Tour
On this unique tour, guests will receive an exclusive look into the lives of U.S. First Ladies, discuss changes in White House décor and First Ladies’ tastes, hear stories of scandal and heroism, and learn how the first ladies influenced their husbands. The tour begins by The White House lawn where guests will learn about the first garden on these historic grounds, Eleanor Roosevelt’s victory garden, in addition to the current first lady’s garden.

Next, tour the amazing First Ladies exhibit housed in the National Museum of American History. This exhibit explores the unofficial but important position of the first lady and the ways that different women have shaped the role to make their own contributions to the presidential administrations as well as the nation.

The exhibition features more than two dozen gowns from the Smithsonian’s almost 100-year old First Ladies Collection, including those worn by Frances Cleveland, Lou Hoover, Jacqueline Kennedy, Laura Bush, and Michelle Obama. A section titled “Changing Times, Changing First Ladies” highlights the contributions of Dolley Madison, Mary Lincoln, Edith Roosevelt, and Lady Bird Johnson to their husband’s administrations.

The tour concludes at the FDR Memorial which includes the only statue ever honored to a first lady in a presidential memorial. Learn how these amazing first ladies inspired a country and continues to inspire generations to come.


$120

 

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