Washington DC: The American Experience

Washington DC: The American Experience

Discover the American Experience! Whether this is your first trip to Washington or you are a frequent visitor, the area is an exciting potpourri of interesting things to see and do.

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$499 per person/Double

$599pp/Single - $459pp/Triple

$399pp/Children 12 & Under (sharing room w/ 2 adults paying full price)

 

Washington, D.C. is more than just the nation's capital; it's home to more than 150 embassies, chancelleries, and diplomatic residences where colors, cultures and languages come together to create a unique, friendly, and diverse atmosphere. This was the first planned city in America, designed by Pierre L'Enfant in the later 1700's, and was essentially carved out of swampland. Today, Washington is a diverse showcase of all that is best about America. Whether this is your first trip to Washington or you are a frequent visitor, the area is an exciting potpourri of interesting things to see and do. Where else can you spend free time walking through free museums or gazing at majestic memorials?  Sign up today to join in the fun on our tour to the nation's capital!

 

Please note: This tour includes a large amount of walking and standing. Participants must be able to walk to the monuments which can be up to a 1/2 mile from our bus; as well as walk to the museums in the Smithsonian.  Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing and cap are recommended, as well as flat comfortable shoes.

 

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Book and Pay in Full by July 5, 2019 and receive $30 off per person!  (Be sure to mention this offer as it is NOT an automatic discount.)

Departure Points:

Yankee Trails, Rensselaer - 7:00am
Dick's/Field & Stream, Latham Farms - 7:30am
Walmart, Catskill Commons - 8:15am
Kingston, Kingston Plaza - 9:00am

Sat. October 5

We will leave the Capital District this morning and travel to our nation's capital. We will ride south with stops en route to our accommodations in Holiday Inn Arlington at Ballston (703-243-9800). PLEASE NOTE: This is a NON-SMOKING property. Dinner is included this evening at the Fish Market in Alexandria. Your meal choices are 1) Fisherman’s Platter (filet of fish, shrimp, & scallops served w/Captain fries, coleslaw & hush puppies,) 2) Seafood Bake (Shrimp, scallops, salmon, & clams mixed w/potatoes, asparagus & plum tomatoes baked in a foil pouch) 3) Cacciucco (clams, mussels, shrimp, & calamari sautéed in a spicy marinara sauce served over linguine pasta) or 4) Grilled Chicken Platter served w/roasted red potatoes & fresh vegetable of the day. Please give your entrée selection to our staff when you make your reservation. Your meal includes beverage, mixed green salad and dessert. After dinner we will do a night light tour of the monuments. You will have the opportunity to disembark the coach & take in some of these monuments during the tour.

Sun, October 6

A full breakfast buffet is included at the hotel this morning. The best way to see a city is through the eyes of a local guide. Today you will be treated to a narrated full day tour of this magnificent, historical city (this is riding tour with stops at memorials). Visit the stark, black granite walls of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Washington, Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials, the WW II Memorial, the Air Force Memorial, the all new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and more! You will be on your own for lunch during the tour. We will return to our hotel following the tour, and you will have time to unwind after a day of touring. You are on your own for dinner tonight. Enjoy nearby restaurants such as Buffalo Wild Wings, P.F Chang’s, The Melting Pot, and many more!

Mon. October 7

A full breakfast buffet is included at the hotel this morning. After our meal we will travel to the Arlington National Cemetery, which covers 600 acres of landscaped hills. This is America's largest national burial ground and has thousands of white headstones including those of President John F. Kennedy, Senator Robert Kennedy, and Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. We will also see the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Then we're off to the Smithsonian Institute, the world’s largest museum complex and research organization. Composed of sixteen museums and galleries, the Smithsonian’s exhibitions offer visitors a glimpse into its vast collection numbering over 142 million objects. When you arrive at the museum of your choice, guided tours are available or you may visit on your own. We will leave the area at 3pm with an approximate arrival in the Capital District at 10:30pm. Two stops will be made each way.

Tour Includes:

  • Round-Trip Motor coach Transportation

  • Hotel Accommodations

  • Baggage Handling & Taxes

  • Guided Full Day City Tour

  • Night light tour of the monuments

  • Smithsonian Institution

  • Arlington National Cemetery

  • 2 Breakfasts

  • 1 Dinner

  • 700 Travel Points

 

What are Travel Points?

 

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Catskill - Overnight Wal-Mart - Catskill Commons- Wal-Mart Tire Center
Catskill, NY 12414
Kingston Kingston Plaza - Lot E (next to baseball field)
Westbrook Ln, Kingston, NY 12401
Latham Farms Dick's/Field & Stream, Latham Farms
579 Troy-Schenectady Rd, Latham, NY 12110
Yankee Trails Yankee Trails
569 Third Ave. Ext, Rensselaer, NY

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