Scholastic Acad & WCJHS - Washington DC
$1,469.00 from Jackson, MS** March 21 – March 25, 2014
Tour Code: 214221
$50 deposit due by December 18th, 2013
Friday, March 21
Upon arrival to Washington, D.C., you will be met by your tour leader and begin your exciting patriotic adventure. You will dedicate your day to visiting the Smithsonian Museums on the National Mall. You will not want to miss the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum and the Smithsonian Natural History Museum. Some of the popular exhibits to be seen include: Wright 1903 Flyer, the Apollo 11 command module Columbia, Dinosaurs, FossiLab and The Hope Diamond (to name a few from each of the most popular Smithsonian Museums). Next you will visit the Smithsonian American History Museum which offers exhibits like the Star Spangled Banner and Julia Child’s kitchen. There is plenty of time to spend on your own, or with smaller groups, while you explore the Smithsonian Museums’ exhibits.
Saturday, March 22
Following breakfast you are scheduled to visit one of the seats of power in our nation, the Capitol Building*. The Senate and the House of Representatives have met at the Capitol for over 200 years. You will have time to appreciate the stunning architecture of the Capitol as well as the spirit of the nation and government it represents. Following lunch partake in a humbling experience at the Holocaust Museum*, both a touching and vivid reminder of those who were persecuted and a supplication against such inhumanity. One of the highlights of your patriotic journey is the National Archives*, where you will view some of the most important documents in our nation’s history including The Declaration of Independence. Following dinner you will have a perfect opportunity for a group photo of the White House.
Sunday, March 23
This morning you will visit Mount Vernon, George Washington’s estate* and resting place. You will walk through Washington’s home, tomb and the many buildings which helped to run this large estate. This afternoon brings you to Arlington National Cemetery*, resting place for so many American heroes. Here, witness Kennedy’s eternal flame and the solemn Changing of the Guards Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Your tour leader will direct you to the memorials dedicated to the Space Shuttles Columbia and Challenger following the ceremony. A visit to the Iwo Jima Memorial*, which is dedicated to the Marines, will follow. After dinner you will enjoy an illumination tour of the Jefferson, FDR and MLK Memorials*.
Monday, March 24
This afternoon your guide will take you to some of the many memorials dedicated to the pride and sacrifice of the American people, such as the Lincoln, Vietnam, Korean and WWII Memorials*. You will also dedicate time to exploring the Newseum*, where you can witness today’s front page news from all over the World, visit the 4-D theatre, and a number of exhibits including the 9/11 exhibit. The history of spies, spy gadgets and espionage await you this afternoon at the International Spy Museum*. Return to your hotel following dinner to begin packing for your departure tomorrow.
Tuesday, March 25
A visit to Ford’s Theatre* will showcase our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln’s presidency, assassination and legacy. The Smithsonian Udvar-Hazy Museum* is the final stop before departing for home. Many of the air and space exhibits seen here were popular during their time but now are decommissioned. The Udvar Hazy is the new home to the Space Shuttle Discovery, which was opened in April 2012. From here you will depart for the airport and your flight home, taking with you memories and a deeper pride and appreciation for American history.
SPECIAL TOUR CONDITIONS: *The tour price is tiered for flexibility and is as follows:
$1469 – with 25 – 29 paying participants
$1399 – with 30 – 34 paying participants
$1349 – with 35+ paying participants
Tour price is based on four persons to a room and includes round-trip airfare from Jackson, MS, private motor-coach transportation while on the tour, all breakfasts, 5 lunches and 4 dinners. Sightseeing as indicated including: to Capitol Tour & Visitor Center, Ford’s Theatre, Smithsonian Museums, National Archives, Mount Vernon, Newseum, International Spy Museum, and guided visits of Monuments (Washington Monument closed) and Arlington National Cemetery. Please note that all above-mentioned scheduled activities are subject to change or cancellation due to circumstances beyond our control (i.e. availability, weather, traffic, etc.). A guaranteed double room may be available for a supplemental charge of $100 per person. A guaranteed single may be offered for a supplemental charge of $300 per person. The applicable tour conditions are listed on the enclosed application, you may either sign or return the application with a $50 non-refundable deposit by December 18, 2013 to be eligible for the trip, or, you can visit the “student login” page on our website at www.EAtours.com. The tour number for your group is 214221. A 2nd payment of $600 will be due January 5th and the final balance will be due February 5. A detailed itinerary will be supplied approximately 30 days before departure.
Return your application and $200 deposit to EA Tours by December 18th to participate in this Patriotic Adventure!