Capital, Capitol, or Both?

Washington D.C., DC, USA

AP
34 reviews
Sep 12 - 16, 2021
Group size: 1 - 52
Capital, Capitol, or Both?
Washington D.C., DC, USA

34 reviews

Sep 12 - 16, 2021
Group size: 1 - 52

About this trip

Washington DC, has enough history, culture, quality dining, and shopping to spend a year here!  However, we are going to do our best to show you the highlights of our Nation’s Capital during this 5 day tour.  While here, we will see the original Declaration of Independence and US Constitution. Explore the National Mall, see the Washington Monument, visit the Vietnam Memorial, World War II memorial, Korean War Memorial, and more. We will enjoy a driving tour of the city, and will get the chance to take a tour of Ford's Theatre. We will request Pentagon and White House tickets (These tickets are not guaranteed, and you must register at least 60 days before departure to request tickets). Although parts of our itinerary will be guided, in order to pack the most in, you will have an entire day on your own to visit your favorite Smithsonian Museums.  If time permits, we will visit Arlington Cemetery and ride the tram for a guided tour that takes us to the John F. Kennedy Gravesite to see the eternal flame, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the powerful Changing of the Guard ceremony.  Of course, we will also have a chance to take a tour of Mount Vernon, the estate and final resting place of George and Martha Washington. Here, we will have a chance to have lunch at the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant, where we will enjoy the flavors of early America. Tour participants should be comfortable walking on city streets and sidewalks around D.C. and on unpaved surfaces at Mount Vernon. If you have a particular interest in one area of focus and wish to cater a trip more specifically to any area of Washington, we are happy to customize a trip for your group. Just ask!


What’s included

  • Transportation
    Roundtrip Motorcoach Transportation on late model, luxury motorcoaches.
  • Hotel Accommodations
    1 Night of Hotel Accommodations.
  • A Plus Tours Concierge
    We will travel with our very own concierge from A Plus Tours, to ensure we have a great experience during travel.
  • Meals
    Included is 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 3 dinner. You will have
  • Tips, and Gratuities
    All tips, gratuities and admissions are included in every trip while traveling with A Plus Tours.
  • Guided Driving Tour
    On this fully-guided, driving tour of the city, we will have a chance to see many of the most famous sites in our Nation's Capital.
  • Walking Monument Tour
    While taking a fully-guided walking tour of some of the most famous monuments in DC, we will stop by the FDR Memorial, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and more.
  • Ford's Theatre Tour
    We will tour the balcony and orchestra levels, the entrance to the President's box, where Booth waited for Lincoln, and the back alley, where we can follow Booth's escape route.
  • Pentagon Admission
    We will request tickets to the Pentagon. These tickets are not guaranteed and participants must register 60 days before departure to request tickets. You will be asked for your ss# to gain access.
  • Tybee
  • Smithsonian Entrance
    You will have a day, on your own, to tour the National Mall and any of the 15 museums including the Museum of Natural History, Museum of American History, and the Air and Space Museum.
  • Arlington Cemetery
    We will ride the tram for a guided tour that takes us to the John F. Kennedy Gravesite to see the eternal flame, the tomb of the unknown soldier, and the Changing of the Guard Ceremony.
  • Mount Vernon Tour
    A tour of Mount Vernon will show us the estate and final resting place of George and Martha Washington.
  • Trip Insurance
    Trip Insurance may be purchased through our insurance partner, Travel Insured International.

Available Packages

Double Room
Available until July 5, 2021
$949
Deposit: $249
Single Room
$1239
Deposit: $339

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A Plus Tours
34 reviews
Founded in 2005, A Plus Tours is owned and operated by certified teachers who understand the transcending role that experiences outside of the classroom can have on education, and work to create customized, flexible itineraries that meet the needs of teachers. Over the last 15 years, A Plus Tours has grown into an industry leader through our personalized experiences by ensuring each trip is fully-escorted by a licensed tour operator and that each trip is centered around your curriculum’s specific objectives.

Reviews

Amazing trip. I purchased this trip for my husband and was not very excited about it. Boy, was I ever wrong. We had a great time. The bus trip was fun with some trivia BMW games on the bus. We had time to explore Greenville and were given maps and restaurant suggestions. Then the most amazing time in the visitor center and the actual tour of part of the BMW plant. It was well planned, clear instructions, comfortable traveling, and a conscientious tour guide with Mark. One suggestion - I would have appreciated a historical/architectural tour of downtown Greenville instead of the "shopping time." Would have been willing to pay extra for that.
By George M for Cresswind Lake Lanier - BMW Plant and Greenville, SC on 02 Aug, 2021
A well-planned and executed trip. Complete and clear instructions before the trip and these were repeated again throughout the day. Different options for your free time and activity level were offered. Any problems that occurred were quickly taken care of by our guide. Our guide kept careful track of us and also gave us his cell phone number in case we were separated from the group. Personal attention was given to those who needed it. The food was great, the soccer game was thrilling, and we were very impressed with APlus Tours. We understand why it is called APlus. Only one suggestion - we would have appreciated a short talk on what we were going to see - ie the history and design of the Mercedes Benz Stadium and the current standing of the soccer team United and its key players.
By George M for Cresswind Lake Lanier - Atlanta United Soccer Match on 02 Aug, 2021
The trip was fabulous. It was an easy, smooth ride on the bus and the lunch and beverages were excellent. Wish we would have known more soccer rules. Beautiful stadium!
By Denise S for Cresswind Lake Lanier - Atlanta United Soccer Match on 01 Aug, 2021
It was a great day trip. The transportation was clean and easy, our lunch was very good, and the experience as a whole was great fun. Our host, Mark, made sure that we were well taken care of. Definitely would travel with him again.
By Cathy S for Cresswind Lake Lanier - Atlanta United Soccer Match on 27 Jul, 2021
I thought the trip was well planned, well organized and well executed. Mark worked extremely hard to make it as easy as possible for the elderly seniors in our group--and he excelled expectations--GREAT JOB!! Getting in the HD backyard event went very smooth, he handled everything! Entering the stadium was also a breeze, thanks to Mark--Good job Again! We had good seat---50 yard line would have been slightly better. May be next time a box seats-IOI! Mark also got everyone to the bus in a very orderly manner with no delays. The bus was very nice, better then the last one to Greenville (BMW). The driver did a great job too! Smooth ride, got us there on time and maneuvered that big rig like a toy car!! Mark has very good communication skills and anticipates the needs of his customers---a real asset! When possible, we'll definitely travel with this organization again--first class!!! Keep up the good work, it is much appreciated! Darrell and Mary Woulf
By Darrell W for Cresswind Lake Lanier - Atlanta United Soccer Match on 26 Jul, 2021
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