Meal(s) Included: Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodations: The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection
Tour of the Capitol
After a 15-minute film, begin your tour with the magnificent Rotunda and Statuary Hall. Then, take the walkway, which starts at the Capitol Visitors Center and connects with the Library of Congress via a long subterranean tunnel.
Library of Congress
Visit the nation’s first cultural institution and the world’s biggest library. Established in 1800 by an act of Congress, the Library of Congress houses millions of books, photographs, recordings, maps and documents. There is a lot to see, including the Main Reading Room where a scene from Disney’s National Treasure II was filmed.
Lunch and Tour of the Newseum
Explore extraordinary exhibits and collections—and find out what’s behind the stories that makes the daily news. Learn about the 5 freedoms of the First Amendment and discuss limits to the freedom of the press, the media’s job of keeping government transparent, the role of new technologies and other modern day challenges.
On Your Own Afternoon in Washington D.C.
Visit the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and check out the Hope Diamond, designed and donated to the Smithsonian Institution by Harry Winston. While you’re at it, visit any of Washington D.C.’s renowned museums as well. Stroll alongside the Potomac River and see the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Memorial, Georgetown University and more. Hop on a bicycle and ride along one of the city’s scenic bike routes, such as the one along Rock Creek Parkway that heads towards the Georgetown district, passing the National Zoo along the way. From shopping to seeing historical sites, there is so much to do in Washington D.C.!
On Your Own Dinner
Ask your Adventure Guides for a recommendation that best fits the needs of your family. And then you’re off for a culinary treat in this city filled with fabulous restaurants.