This is a group trip and is based on a minimum of 40 paying passengers. If the group fails to meet the minimum, the trip may be cancelled.
Washington is a city of contrasts. While it might be best recognized in its political role, D.C. wants the world to know that it has much more to offer than governmental gossip and diplomatic deals. Divided into districts, each neighborhood represents another distinct feature that adds to the diverse characteristics of breathing life into the city.
While isolated Georgetown is bustling with new, trendy boutiques and restaurants, Shaw, once the site of racial tension and riot, is undergoing a revitalization program to make it a hot destination for African-American heritage tours. Downtown might offer theaters, galleries, and the best Chinese food in the Chinatown restaurants while the New U district, where Duke Ellington once played, is the in vogue neighborhood for hearing live music. And amid all this, let’s not forget the political and military monuments and memorials along the National Mall. It is in this area that you’ll also find the wonderful Smithsonian complex of museums.
The city is a melting pot of cultures and communities, which have a fantastic influence on restaurants in particular. Whatever your culinary preferences, D.C. can cater to them, be it French, American or Ethiopian. Spread out across the city, all the choices are on offer. One of the key aspects of Washington, D.C. is that, despite being crammed with different tastes, smells, sights, and sounds, it is not claustrophobic. D.C.’s neighborhoods are spread out over an expanse that is broken up by generous oases of green space, giving the city that sense of liberation and harmony which it strives to promote.
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This is a large group trip and is based on a minimum of 40 paying passengers. If the group fails to meet the minimum, the trip may be rescheduled or cancelled.
*Based on 4 travelers staying in 1 room (quad occupancy)
Arrive in Washington D.C.
Meet your Southwestern Travel Group Tour Director
Transfer to U.S. Capital Visitor Center
The United States Capitol Building is one of most important buildings in the world. As the meeting chambers of the Senate and the House of Representatives for over two centuries, this building stands as a monument for the American people and the focal point of government. While on your student tour to Washington DC, your students can explore the Capitol, and see the Rotunda that serves as a gallery of paintings and sculpture depicting historical people and events, as well as other important sections of the building.
Library of Congress
The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps and manuscripts in its collections. The Library is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office.
Transfer to Pentagon City
Group Dinner at Pentagon City $20 Cash Voucher Provided
Transfer to Jefferson, FDR and the MLK Memorials
Head to the hotel for Check-in
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