Bayshore Christian School
WASHINGTON, D.C. TOUR
$1,099.00 from Tampa* November 15 – 18, 2017
Tour Code: 218209
Wednesday, November 15
Upon arrival to Washington, D.C., you will begin your exciting patriotic adventure with a visit 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. You will also visit the memorials dedicated to the Space Shuttles Columbia and Challenger following the ceremony. You will then 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. After dinner, you will return to your hotel for the night.
Thursday, November 16
This morning will begin with a tour of the Pentagon*, headquarters to the United States Department of Defense. You will then have time to explore the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum*, with exhibits that include: the Wright 1903 Flyer and the Apollo 11 Command Module, “Columbia”. Following lunch, you will visit one of the highlights of your patriotic journey, the National Archives*, where you will view some of the most important documents in our nation’s history, including The Declaration of Independence. Next is a visit to 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. Dinner will precede a visit to some of the many memorials dedicated to the pride and sacrifice of the American people, such as the Jefferson, FDR and MLK Memorials*, before returning to your hotel.
Friday, November 17
After breakfast at the hotel, you will have a White House photo opportunity. If time is available, you may also choose to explore the Library of Congress. A guided tour of one of the seats of power in our nation, the Capitol Building*, is next. 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. A tour of the Supreme Court* is also planned today. It is the final judge in all cases involving laws of Congress, and the highest law of all — the Constitution. A visit to Ford’s Theatre* will showcase our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln’s presidency, assassination and legacy. Dinner will be across the street from Ford’s Theatre. You will enjoy the evening on your own before returning to your hotel.
Saturday, November 18
Today, you will visit the Marine Corps, Lincoln, Vietnam, and Korean Memorials* followed by the WWII Memorial*, a monument to the spirit, sacrifice, and commitment of the American people. You will not want to miss the Smithsonian Natural History Museum*. Some of the popular exhibits to be seen include: Dinosaurs, FossiLab and The Hope Diamond. After lunch, you will visit the Smithsonian American History Museum* which offers exhibits such as the Star Spangled Banner and Julia Child’s kitchen. There is plenty of time to explore the Smithsonian Museum exhibits. From there, you will depart for the airport and your flight home, along with your memories and a deeper pride and appreciation for American history.
SPECIAL TOUR CONDITIONS: *The tour price is $1,099.00, based on four persons to a room and includes round-trip airfare from Tampa, airport and necessary transfers while on the tour, 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners. Sightseeing as indicated including: Arlington National Cemetery (including tram), Smithsonian Museums, Capitol Tour, Supreme Court, Memorial Tour, Newseum, Ford’s Theatre and Petersen House, Pentagon Tour, and the National Archives. 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 triple room may be available for a supplemental charge of $70 per person. A guaranteed double room may be available for a supplemental charge of $135 per person. A guaranteed single room may be available for a supplemental charge of $390 per person. The applicable tour conditions are listed on our website www.EAtours.com; you may visit the “student/traveler signup” page to sign up for this Patriotic Adventure. The tour number for your group is 218209. Signup and initial non-refundable deposit of $250 are due by August 25th. A 2nd payment of $250 will be due September 15th and the final balance will be due October 16th. A detailed itinerary will be supplied approximately 30 days before departure.
Fill out your online application at EAtours.com and submit a $250 deposit by August 25th to secure your spot on this