Washington D.C. – Tourism, Sustainability and History

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Length

8 days

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Dates

TBD

Program includes

  • Roundtrip Bus Transfer to Washington D.C.
  • 7 Nights of Hotel Accommodation
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Welcome & Farewell Dinners
  • Full Time Guide & Assistance
  • All Ground Transportation
  • Entrance to All Venues Listed
  • Historical & Cultural Walking Tours

Program highlights

  • Washington Bike Tour
  • Washington D.C. Official Marketing Organization
  • National Museum of the American Indian
  • Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Georgetown Waterfront Park
  • Eco-Hotel Visit
  • American Geophysical Union Visit
  • Luxury Hotel or Casino Visit
  • Visit Eco-Friendly Catering
  • Mount Vernon Excursion

Itinerary

Day 1 – Departure

  • Arrival in Washington D.C. – Airport Transfer
  • Check-in, Relax & Refresh
  • Orientation Walking Tour – The group will become oriented with their neighborhood, the public transportation systems, nearby pharmacies, markets, ATMs, etc. 
  • Welcome Dinner – The group will be taken for a dinner with options to cater all diets.

Day 2 – Washington D.C.

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Washington Bike Tour – Ride with history and experience the nation’s rich culture by bike. This Washington D.C. bike tour provides an overview of the city as you bike to and learn about the major sites on and around the National Mall and Capitol Hill, including the Capitol Building, Supreme Court, Smithsonian Museums, World War II Memorial, the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial and more. 
  • Lunch Break
  • Visit Washington DC’s official destination marketing organization – To be confirmed.

Day 3 – Washington D.C.

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • National Museum of the American Indian – The National Museum of the American Indian houses one of the world’s largest and most diverse collections of its kind. The museum’s sweeping curvilinear architecture, its indigenous landscaping, and its exhibitions, all designed in collaboration with tribes and communities from across the hemisphere, combine to give visitors from around the world the sense and spirit of Native America.
  • Holocaust Memorial Museum

Day 4 – Washington D.C.

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Georgetown Waterfront Park – The 10-acre park hosts many outdoor events–including Georgetown BID’s annual Sunset Fitness and Sunset Cinema series–and is a favorite DC respite on hot summer days, thanks to its large fountain. Visitors can rent a kayak, canoe or paddleboard from Key Bridge Boathouse, connect to three biking trails, picnic in the park, meditate at the labyrinth, or catch an impromptu musical performance on the weekends.
  • Lunch Break
  • Eco-Hotel Visit – To be determined

Day 5 – Washington D.C.

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • AGU Visit – The American Geophysical Union (AGU)’s 62,000-square-foot headquarters is the first-ever net zero energy renovation of an existing building in DC. “Net zero energy” means the total amount of energy utilized by the facility is equal to or less than the amount of energy generated onsite through the use of technologies and renewable power generation. In turn, this reduces waste, water and energy consumption to almost zero and helps the city greatly reduce its carbon footprint. Some of the strategies that the AGU building put in place to fulfill this goal of being a net zero energy building include 700 rooftop solar panels, a municipal sewer heat exchange system and a water reclamation cistern, which collects rainwater from the roof. To be confirmed.

Day 6 – Washington D.C.

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Luxury Hotel or Casino Visit – To be determined
  • Lunch Break
  • Visit Eco-Friendly Catering – Many catering companies in DC are socially-sensitive businesses with eco-friendly practices that support local businesses, incorporate green recycling programs and produce eco-friendly offerings. To be determined

Day 7 – Washington D.C.

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Mount Vernon Excursion – Mount Vernon is the former plantation estate and burial location of George Washington, the American Revolutionary War general and the first President of the United States, his wife Martha and 20 other Washington family members. The current estate—which is open to visitors—includes a mansion, gardens, tombs, a working farm, a functioning distillery and gristmill, plus a museum and education center.
  • Farewell Dinner & Program Closing

Day 8 – Return

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Airport Transfer
  • Depart Washington D.C. for Home

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