|Day 1 ||Thurs., May 25th To Washington D.C. |
Fly to Washington D.C., staying six-nights at the Hamilton Crowne Plaza in Washington D.C.
|Day 2 ||Fri., May 26th Arlington Cemetery & Mt.Vernon ( L) |
Watch the changing of the guard at Arlington National Cemetery’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and stand at the eternal flame guarding President Kennedy’s grave site. Dine at George
Washington’s Mt. Vernon Estate before touring his home and plantation.
|Day 3 ||Sat., May 27th Smithsonians, Potomac Cruise & Illumination Tour (L) |
Explore the Air and Space Smithsonian Museum with the Wright Brothers plane and the
Apollo 11 command module. Choose a second Smithsonian to visit, including the National
Gallery of Art or American Indian Museum. Cruise the Potomac River with views of several
memorials and landmarks. This evening is the first of two illumination tours, stopping at the Lincoln,
Vietnam War, Korean War and WWII memorials.
|Day 4 ||Sun., May 28th Smithsonians & Illumination Tour (D) |
At the National Museum of American History view the First Ladies inaugural gowns, Judy Garland’s ruby slippers, and Julia child’s kitchen. The Museum of Natural History is home to the Hope Diamond as well as a living coral reef and
Egyptian exhibit. This evening’s illumination tour includes the FDR, Martin Luther King, and Marine Corps (Iwo Jima) Memorials. Finish with the spectacular view of the National Mall from Lincoln Center’s rooftop.
|Day 5 ||Mon., May 29th Memorials & Ford's Theater (D) |
City tour of Washington D.C. Tour the Library of Congress. We are requesting a tour of the White House, if we are unable to secure one we will have a picture stop of the White House from Lafayette Square.
|Day 6 ||Tues., May 30th Annapolis & Ft. McHenry (L) |
Tour the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland. In the afternoon visit Fort McHenry, inspiration for the Star Spangled Banner.
|Day 7 ||Wed., May 31st Homeward Bound |
Fly from Dulles International to California, returning by motor coach to San Joaquin County.