Robert F. Munroe Day School - Washington D.C. 2016
Sunday, March 13th
This afternoon you will depart Quincy, FL for your overnight motor-coach ride to begin your adventure in Washington D.C.!
Monday, March 14th
This morning you will be met by your tour leader and begin your exciting patriotic adventure. Your morning will take you to some of the many memorials dedicated to the pride and sacrifice of the American people, such as the WWII, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorials*. Next, a visit is planned to the Smithsonian Museum of American History* which offers exhibits like the Star Spangled Banner and The Price of Freedom: Americans at War. Following lunch you will visit the Vietnam Wall* and the Korean War Memorial* before checking into your hotel. Later this evening you will enjoy seeing the most majestic structure in Washington D.C., the National Cathedral*. Dinner is planned at Union Station. A highlight this evening will be an illuminated visit to the Vietnam Memorial*, offering a perspective which cannot be seen in daylight.
Tuesday, March 15th
Following breakfast you will visit Arlington National Cemetery*, resting place for so many American heroes. Here, witness Kennedy’s eternal flame and the solemn Changing of the Guard 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. Afterward you will visit The Marine Corps Memorial* before traveling to Capitol Hill for lunch. Following lunch partake in a guided tour of the Capitol*, which is sure to be a highlight of your afternoon. 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. Later this afternoon you will enjoy a performance of “Shear Madness” at The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts*. Dinner is planned at the Pentagon City Mall. Afterward, you will have an opportunity to see the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial* before returning to your hotel this evening.
Wednesday, March 16th
After breakfast at the hotel you will visit the Lincoln Memorial* honoring our 16th President. You will not want to miss the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History* where you can catch a glimpse of the Hope Diamond which is housed in the Gem and Mineral Collection. The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum* will be a highlight to many. There you will see exhibits of the 1903 Wright Flyer, Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis, Apollo 11’s Command Module, and so much more. After lunch, you will continue exploring the Smithsonian exhibits with a visit to the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian*. This evening you will enjoy a pool party and pizza dinner at your hotel before ice skating* in Fairfax this evening!
Thursday, March 17th
After breakfast you will depart your hotel for a scenic drive past the monuments before viewing the collection at the National Gallery of Art*. After lunch visits are planned to the Thomas Jefferson Memorial*, dedicated to one of the most important founding fathers and main drafter and signer of the Declaration of the Independence. The final stop before departing for home is at the National Firearms Museum* located at the NRA Headquarters where you can find galleries specifically focused on firearms, freedom and the American experience. After departing Washington D.C., a dinner stop is planned.
Friday, March 18th
This morning you will arrive home bringing with you fantastic memories and a deeper pride and appreciation for American history.
SPECIAL TOUR CONDITIONS: *The tour price is $998.00 per person, based on four persons to a room and includes motor-coach transportation from Quincy and throughout the trip, 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 4 dinners. Entrance fees and/or transportation marked with an asterisk are included in the tour price, while other items may be offered optionally, are subject to availability, and are not included in the tour price. 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 $115 per person. A guaranteed single room may be available for a supplemental charge of $345 per person. Included are estimated applicable governmental ticket taxes, fuel surcharges, security surcharges, and associated fees. If applicable, tax increases will be billed on a supplemental invoice. A minimum number of paying participants may be required to operate the tour. All tour participants must submit a signed application. The applicable tour conditions are listed on our website www.EAtours.com. You may visit the “student/traveller signup” page to submit your participation application for this Patriotic Adventure. The tour number for your group is 216217. Your initial non-refundable deposit of $250 should be paid to the school and is due by September 25th. A 2nd payment of $250 will be due November 15th and the final balance will be due December 16th. A detailed itinerary will be supplied approximately 30 days before departure.
Submit your online application at EAtours.com and your $250 non-refundable deposit to the school by September 25th to secure your spot on this PATRIOTIC ADVENTURE!