Montverde Academy - Washington 2016

February 12, 2016

This afternoon you will depart Tampa, FL on a flight bound for our Nation’s Capital, Washington, D.C. Your private motor coach and tour leader will meet you on arrival at the airport. This afternoon will bring you to visit many of the memorials* dedicated to the pride and sacrifice of the American people including: the Lincoln, Vietnam, and Korean Memorials.   Following dinner enjoy a moonlight tour* of some of the remaining memorials including the Martin Luther King, Jr. and Jefferson Memorials.

 February 13, 2016

After 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 plenty of time to appreciate the stunning architecture of the Capitol as well as the spirit of the nation and government it represents. The rest of the day you may break into smaller groups to visit museums and galleries on the National Mall. There are more than 137 million objects, works of art and specimens at the Smithsonian Museums* and Galleries, so there is something for everyone. You will enjoy exploring the National Archives*, where you will view some of the most important documents in our nation’s history including The Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights and Constitution. Before dinner you will have an opportunity to visit the Franklin Delano Roosevelt and WWII Memorials*. You will return to the hotel after dinner tonight.

February 14, 2016

One of the highlights of your patriotic adventure is a visit to Mount Vernon*, George Washington’s estate and resting place. Your guide will direct you through Washington’s home, tomb and the many buildings which helped to run this large estate. Lunch is included at Mount Vernon. Afterward partake in a humbling experience at Arlington National Cemetery*, resting place for so many American heroes. Here, witness the solemn Changing of the Guards Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Later today, perhaps it’s your day to make your television debut. Numerous local and national broadcasts have been filmed at the Newseum*. Exhibits at the museum will highlight the day’s newspapers from all over the world, as well as other exhibits like the September 11th exhibit, 4-D immersion theatres and hands-on exhibits. Dinner tonight is at Hard Rock Café*. Partake in a ghostly experience on your Ghost Tour* before returning to your hotel.

February 15, 2016

After breakfast you will depart for home, taking along with you memories, souvenirs, and a deeper pride and appreciation for American History.

SPECIAL TOUR CONDITIONS: *** The tour price of $1,198 per person is based on 40 or more paying tour participants traveling together on the itinerary as outlined.   The tour price is based on two persons to a room and includes roundtrip airline transportation from Tampa, FL, hotel, 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners, sightseeing, entrance fees if required and private motor-coach transportation. Sightseeing visits INCLUDE guide and entrance fees (if applicable) to the Smithsonian Museums, National Archives, Mount Vernon, Newseum, Ghost Tour, Arlington National Cemetery, Capitol Tour, and a guided tour of the national memorials. 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 single may be available for a supplement of $200.00. The applicable tour conditions are listed on the online application. There is a $100.00 non-refundable deposit due to be eligible for the trip. To sign up you can visit the “student/traveler signup” page on our website at The tour number for your group is 216206. A 2nd payment of $500 will be due 30 days later. The final payment of the balance is due no later than 70 days before departure. Additional details will be supplied approximately 30 days before departure.

Space is limited!

Fill out your online application at and submit a $100.00 deposit BY October 16, 2015 to secure your spot on this PATRIOTIC ADVENTURE!