Our nation’s capital reflects all the history of America with remarkable monuments, museums and landmarks. Located along the Potomac River, Washington was founded on July 16, 1790. This dynamic city was established by the U.S. Constitution to be the new nation’s capital, and commissioned by President Washington to Pierre Charles L’Enfant to design it. Washington has been at the center of the history of the United States, and has experienced many phases – from the burning of the city in 1812 by the British, to the Civil Rights rallies and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic speech at the Lincoln Memorial, and all the presidential inaugurations with their pomp and circumstance. On this tour, you will visit many of the monuments and experience the local culture, politics and food. From the Supreme Court and White House, to Arlington National Cemetery and Smithsonian Institute, and to the Civil Rights Trail, you will understand why this city is so important, and why our nation is the beacon of freedom and civil liberties, and the most influential country around the world!
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This evening, head over to Georgetown renowned for federalist architecture, historic brick and frame row houses, cobblestone streets, and grand estates dating back as early as the mid-1700’s. Walk by the residences of two former presidents: the home of Ulysses S. Grant following the Civil War and the house that JFK lived in while serving in Congress. Dinner is on your own. Georgetown is as strong on cuisine as it is in history with more than 100 restaurants representing a wide range of ethnicities. You might want to try Martin’s Tavern where, in Booth #3, the same JFK proposed marriage to Jackie. HAMILTON HOTEL WASHINGTON D.C.
Optional Tour: Attend a live performance at Ford’s Theater or Kennedy Center. Pricing dependent on event at the time.
HAMILTON HOTEL WASHINGTON D.C.
Maximum group size: No restrictions, although we recommend a maximum of 35 travelers.
YOUR JOURNEY INCLUDES:
- Superior accommodations throughout as indicated or similar.
- Transfers from Airport to the hotel. (Please note one group transfer will be supplied each way. Anyone not arriving on group schedule, will require a personal transfer at additional cost.)
- All transfers and excursions by private vehicle.
- Services of driver/guides throughout the tour.
- American breakfast daily; other meals as indicated in itinerary.
- All applicable hotel taxes and gratuities for baggage handling.
- All attraction admission fees.
- Complimentary baggage tags.
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