Robert F. Munroe Day School
WASHINGTON, D.C. TOUR
$1165.00 per person from Quincy, FL* March 4 – 9, 2018
Tour Code: 218217
Sunday, March 4th
This morning you will depart Quincy, FL by motor-coach ride to begin your adventure in Washington D.C.!
Monday, March 5th
After breakfast at the hotel, you will stop for a photo op at the Washington Monument*, honoring our 1st United States President. Your next stop will be a humbling visit to the Holocaust Memorial Museum*. Afterwards a visit to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History * which offers exhibits such as the Star Spangled Banner and The Price of Freedom: Americans at War is planned. After lunch, a visit to the National Archives is planned. You will then enjoy visiting one of the most majestic structures in Washington D.C., the National Cathedral*. 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.
Tuesday, March 6th
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. Afterwards view The Marine Corps Memorial* before traveling to Capitol Hill for lunch. You will then partake in a guided tour of the US 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. A visit is planned to the National Portrait Gallery*, which tells the story of America by portraying the people who shape the nation’s history, development and culture. After dinner, the highlight this evening will be an illuminated visit to memorials dedicated to the pride and sacrifice of the American people, such as the FDR, Jefferson and MLK, Jr. Memorials*.
Wednesday, March 7th
This morning begins with the Vietnam, WWII, Lincoln and Korean Memorials*. Next, your group will journey to the Smithsonian Museums*, which includes the Natural History, American History, Air and Space and National Museum of the American Indian to name a few. There are more than 154 million objects, works of art and specimens at the Smithsonian Museums and Galleries, so there is something for everyone. There will be plenty of time to explore the Smithsonian Museums of your group’s choice. During this time, your group may also choose to visit the National Gallery of Art, the nation’s museum, which preserves, collects, exhibits, and fosters an understanding of works of art. This evening you will enjoy an evening of ice skating and a pizza party* before returning to the hotel.
Thursday, March 8th
After breakfast you will depart your hotel for a tour of the White House*(pending availability). Afterwards, you will be given time for souvenir shopping. Your final stop before departing for home will be Mount Vernon*, George Washington’s estate and final resting place. Lunch is included at Mount Vernon. Your guide will direct you through Washington’s home, tomb and the many buildings which helped to run this large estate. From there, you will depart Washington D.C. for your overnight trip home.
Friday, March 9th
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 $1165.00 per person, based on quadruple occupancy and includes private motor-coach transportation from Quincy, FL and throughout the trip, 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 4 dinners. Entrance fees and/or transportation marked with an asterisk are included in the tour price, (the Holocaust Memorial Museum, Smithsonian National Museum of American History, National Cathedral, 9/11 Pentagon Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, Capitol Tour, National Portrait Gallery, Ice Skating, White House tour(Pending availability), Mount Vernon, Memorials, National Air and Space, American Indian and National History), 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 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 218217. Your initial non-refundable deposit of $250 should be paid to the school and is due by November 30th. A second payment is due by January 8, 2018. The final payment is due by February 15, 2018. A detailed itinerary will be supplied approximately 30 days before departure.