A city teeming with iconic monuments, vast museums & corridors of power
If you want to get to the heart of the DC, spend some time around the historic Capitol. There is a seemingly endless supply of world class museums which await you, if you're interested in American culture and history then Washington DC will not disappoint.
|1||Morning departure to Washington DC||Take a guided tour of Washington DC & get acquainted with the government & historic areas of Congress, the Capitol Building, Washington Monument, the White House, the buildings of the Smithsonian Institute. Visit the Jefferson & Lincoln Memorials & Arlington National Cemetery||Check in to your accommodation & relax after a busy day|
|2||Start the day with a guided tour of the historic Capitol. Learn how the world’s first truly representative democracy began & where the Congress sits. Your tour will include the Crypt, the Rotunda, & National Statuary Hall||Visit Newseum, a highly interactive museum dedicated to the news. See a suspended news helicopter in the atrium & a 4-D time travel movie in one of the state of the art theatres. Each of the seven levels in this magnificent building is packed with interactive exhibits that explore how news affects our shared experience of historic moments||Enjoy an evening meal at a local restaurant|
|3||Visit the National Museum of American History. The Smithsonian National Museum of American History collects & preserves more than 3 million artefacts of American history & culture from the War of Independence to the present day. Here you’ll get to see the very first Star Spalgled Banner||Get your camera at the ready and visit the Lincoln Memorial & Reflecting Pool. The 19 foot statue of Abraham Lincoln sits overlooking the Reflecting Pool & the Washington Monument from his permanent seat on America’s Front Yard. Dedicated in 1922, the Lincoln Memorial has been home to many defining moments in American history. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in front of 250,000 attendees||Enjoy an evening meal at a local restaurant|
|4||Bring out your inner James Bond & spend the morning at the International Spy Museum. The only museum in the world to provide a global perspective on how espionage has had a significant impact on world events. Your group could take the Secret History of History workshop to get the inside track on the critical role of intelligence gathering||Explore the National Air & Space Museum on the National Mall which houses famous icons of flight: the original Wright Flyer, the Spirit of St. Louis, SpaceShipOne & the Apollo 11 command module. You’ll even get to touch a lunar rock!||Enjoy an evening meal at a local restaurant|
|5||Enjoy an evening meal at a local restaurant|