Discover Washington D.C.

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Per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

7 Days
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Washington D.C. Vacation Details

Travel to Washington, D.C. and see the sites, museums, and monuments of our nation's breathtaking capital city. Take a tour of the Capitol Building, home of America's Executive Branch since 1800. During your stop at the National Museum of American History, be sure to view the original Star-Spangled Banner, the flag that inspired the National Anthem.

You can't help but feel moved during a walking tour of the National Mall. You will also visit the Washington Monument, the WWII Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial during your stay. The names of those who gave their lives in the Vietnam War are immortalized in black granite.

Arlington National Cemetery is America's most hallowed ground. Spend time in this military cemetery containing the John F. Kennedy Eternal Flame, the U.S. Coast Guard Memorial, and the graves of over 400,000 fallen men and women.

Enjoy a tour of Mount Vernon, George Washington's beloved country estate outside of the city. Take flight by exploring the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's massive collection of historic aircraft and spacecraft. Finally, take a solemn visit to Ford's Theater, where President Lincoln was assassinated just five days after the Confederate Army's surrender. You will also enjoy leisure time in the city to explore on your own.

Tour Includes

1 Country
  • USA
Sightseeing
  • Washington D.C.
  • National Museum of American History
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • Arlington National Cemetery
  • Mount Vernon
  • Ford's Theater
Hotel Accommodations
  • 6 Nights
  • Moderate hotels based on twin/double occupancy
Meals
  • 6 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, and 1 Dinner
Service
  • A professionally trained local tour director who is knowledgeable of the area and will provide you with a wealth of information. Their friendly service will make your trip a memorable experience.
Baggage Handling
  • To and from your hotel room throughout your tour for one piece of checked baggage per person.

Activity Level

Activity Level Active

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Tour Highlights

  • Visit the Smithsonian Institution's Museum of American History and National Air and Space Museum
  • Take a guided tour of the monuments of the National Mall
  • Pay your respects at Arlington National Cemetery
  • Learn about President George Washington at his sprawling Mount Vernon estate
  • Eat dinner in the Colonial setting of Gadsby's Tavern, a beloved local restaurant since 1770
  • See Ford's Theater, where President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated

Mandatory Vaccinations Against COVID-19

All guests, including minors, must be fully vaccinated, at least 2 weeks prior to departure, to participate. Guest vaccination requirements are currently for all departures until further notice.

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Discover Washington D.C.

Tours Starts: Washington, D.C.

Tours Ends: Washington, D.C.

Day 1

Arrive in Washington, D.C.

Guests who have booked their flights through YMT Vacations will be greeted at the airport by a YMT representative and transferred to their hotel. Much of Washington, D.C. was built in the Greek influenced neoclassical style using gleaming white marble. Spend the evening relaxing and get settled into your comfortable, conveniently located home for the next seven days.

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Day 2

Washington, D.C. City Tour, Museum of American History, the National Mall, Lincoln Memorial & Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Spend the day at some of Washington, D.C.’s most impressive monuments and museums. Enjoy a panoramic city tour, then stop at the Capitol Building. The heart of the Capitol is the central rotunda, a massive circular room beneath the building’s iconic dome. The rotunda is full of famous portraits, sculptures, and elaborate friezes. It is also room where Americans are invited to pay tribute to its most honored citizens. Twelve presidents, including President Lincoln, have lain in state in the rotunda since 1865.

Next, take a leisurely self-guided tour of the Museum of American History, part of the Smithsonian Institution. See the world’s finest collection of items devoted to America’s social, political, cultural, scientific, and military history.

After lunch on your own, take a guided walking tour of the National Mall’s most powerful and awe-inspiring monuments and memorials. Start at the Washington Monument, the 555-foot-tall obelisk built to commemorate our first president. Next, pay your respects at the WWII memorial, whose 56 granite pillars honor the 16 million Americans who served in the Second World War. Continue to the Lincoln Memorial, where the 16th president of the United States sits immortalized in marble as an enduring symbol of unity, strength, and wisdom. Finally, visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, where the names of 58,000 servicemen and women who gave their lives in service in the Vietnam Conflict are etched in black granite. Poignant and powerful, the memorial stands in recognition of the men and women who served and sacrificed their lives in the Vietnam War. Spend the afternoon at leisure. This evening you have the opportunity to take part in an optional tour of of the D.C. Highlights and a dinner with your fellow travelers. (B)

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Day 3

Arlington National Cemetery

This morning we visit Arlington National Cemetery, an enduring tribute to those who dedicated their lives to defending our nation. Enjoy an included self-guided tour with plenty of time to see Arlington’s most famous sites. A 45-minute bus loop gives you the chance to hop on and off at 10 stops, including the grave site of President John F. Kennedy, the U.S. Coast Guard Memorial, and the Memorial Amphitheater. Learn about the cemetery's history, the heroes who rest there, and other stories from your knowledgeable guide onboard the bus. Don't miss the Changing of the Guards every half hour at The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, guarded around the clock by volunteer Sentinels from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment headquartered at Fort Myer, Virginia. (B)

Hyatt House Washington DC/The Wharf or similar

Day 4

Mount Vernon

Spend the morning at Mount Vernon, George Washington's famous mansion. President Washington lived most of his life on the sprawling estate overlooking the Potomac, which has been a popular sightseeing destination for over 200 years. Enjoy a self-guided tour and explore the grounds, including the reconstructed Slave Quarters, working Blacksmith Shop, immersive Pioneer Farm site, and stunning gardens. (B, L)

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Day 5

Washington D.C. Leisure Day

Spend the day exploring Washington, D.C. on your own. Much of the city’s best sightseeing is free. Visit the Smithsonian’s 19 world-class museums, stop by the Supreme Court, or wander the halls of the Library of Congress, the largest library in the world. (B)

Hyatt House Washington DC/The Wharf or similar

OPTION: GETTYSBURGOPTION: GETTYSBURG:

Step back in time and follow the events from the Battle of Gettysburg to Lincoln's Memorial address. Visit the Museum & Visitor Center before your included 2 hour tour of the battlefield followed by an included lunch! $119 p/p. Please add this option at time of booking.






Day 6

Smithsonian Institute's National Air and Space Museum, Ford's Theater & Gadsby's Tavern

Your day begins at the most popular museum in the country, the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution. Take a self-guided tour of the world’s largest collection of historic aircraft and spacecraft. See planes, spaceships, missiles, rockets, and other flightrelated artifacts. Highlights include the original 1903 Wright Flyer, Charles Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis, Chuck Yeager’s Bell X-1, John Glenn’s Friendship 7 spacecraft, and a lunar rock sample.

Your next stop is the infamous Ford’s Theater, where President Lincoln was assassinated just five days after the Confederate Army’s surrender. Explore the theater, the museum dedicated to Lincoln’s presidency and the Civil War, and the nearby Peterson House where President Lincoln passed away. Enjoy a final afternoon to explore Washington, D.C. on your own, and then sit down for an included farewell dinner in the elegant Colonial setting of Gadsby’s Tavern. The National Historical Landmark has been serving delicious food since 1770. (B, D)

Hyatt House Washington DC/The Wharf or similar

Day 7

Depart for Home (B)


Please note that this is a proposed itinerary; the actual itinerary may vary due to season, special events, or weather. Hotels may differ depending on date. Because our tour arrangements are often made a year or more in advance, YMT Vacations reserves the right to alter the itinerary. Itinerary changes are made to improve your vacation experience, as well as respond to any unforeseen circumstances that mandate alterations. By their nature, all tour vacations involve a certain level of physical activity. While YMT tours have been designed with our guests in mind and are not physically demanding, this tour does include walking and periods of standing during the sightseeing visits. You will also encounter steps and some uneven ground along the way, particularly at older, historical sights. Please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.


YMT Vacations itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.



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A worry-free experience for our guests is very important to us. With guest's help and the implementation of a few changes and new protocols such as increased sanitization, responsible social distancing, and enhanced tour director training, you can continue to enjoy peace-of-mind while traveling. For more information on our new safety protocols, please see our Travel Safe Program.

Guests do not need a passport or visa for this tour. Starting October 1, 2021, guests are required to have a REAL ID-compliant identification which includes REAL ID-compliant driver's licenses, US passports, US passport cards, US military IDs, and federally recognized tribal-issues photo IDs.

A full list can be found here: https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification

Before this date, any government-issued ID, including any state driver's license and any federal ID, will suffice.

You will need U.S. dollars.

No, guests will not need to bring adapters or converters as the U.S. use standard 110V plugs.



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