Washington DC Inside the Embassies
“Not your same old DC tour” LIMITED AVAILABILITY
May 12-15, 2022
Explore off the beaten path of DC. Your first day will include time on your own at the Smithsonian Museums. Upon arrival to the National Gaylord hotel you will enjoy a complimentary cocktail with great views of the Potomac and dinner on your own in the hotel or one of the many restaurants in the National Harbor. Free shuttles provided to MGM Resort and Casino also if you wish. Day two, Tour the Hillwood Estate Museum and Gardens, former home of the cereal heiress, Marjorie Merriweather Post. The mansion features eighteenth and nineteenth century Russian Imperial art and French decorative arts. Highlights include a diamond crown worn by Empress Alexandra at her marriage to Nicholas II, Beauvais Tapestries , two Imperial Easter Eggs and more. The greenhouse and formal gardens are set among 25 acres of wooded hillsides. Enjoy lunch on your own at Hillwood. You will then enjoy a guided tour of the National Cathedral, the sixth largest church in the world. Next you will visit the Society of the Cincinnati National Headquarters-Anderson House. The winter residence of Larz Anderson, an American diplomat to Japan and his wife, Isalbel Perkins, an author and Red Cross Volunteer. Finally dinner will be enjoyed at a local DC restaurant. Return to the beautiful Gaylord hotel for free time on your own for the evening. Day three, you will depart in the morning for Inside the Embassies with passport for stamping as you enter each country. You can visit your choice of Dupont area Embassies and discover the secrets and unique culture traditions inside the embassies. After enjoying lunch on your own you will explore The Mansion on O Street with 100 rooms and 70 secret doors. Finally, enjoy dinner at a DC Tavern before a guided Illuminated Monument Driving Tour. Day four you will enjoy a lovely brunch on the Odyssey Cruise Ship with bottomless mimosas and a delicious menu. Take in the amazing views from the Odyssey’s glass enclosed deck or outdoor observation lounge.
Package includes motor coach transportation, overnight accommodations at National Gaylord Resort, three breakfasts, one brunch cruise and two dinners, guided tours, admissions, driver’s gratuity and trip leader. Bus departs Jackson 9:00 AM, Target, Brick 9:20 approximate 6:00 PM return
$765 pp triple occupancy $865 pp double occupancy $1098 pp single occupancy
$100 deposit to reserve Balance due March 12, 2022
Some walking is involved.