Enjoy a single hotel stay and unpack only once as you explore America’s heritage and tour the capital city of the United States, Washington D.C. An extra day has been added at the end of the tour to allow you to explore and enjoy the city and its museums. The newly opened National Museum of African American History and Culture is a must see. Due to the overwhelming number of visitors, you need to go online prior to departure to obtain a free timed pass to tour this amazing museum on your own. Day one is a travel day. Day two begins at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center with a guided tour of this historic building. Continue with stops at the World War II Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Korean War Memorial. Tonight, enjoy a special get acquainted dinner with your fellow travelers. Day three visit the White House Visitor Center. Then, it’s your choice which Smithsonian Institution you’d like to visit. Select from the Air and Space Museum or the National Museum of American History. Among the Air and Space Museum’s collection are the famous Wright 1903 Flyer, the Spirit of St. Louis, and the Apollo 11 command module Columbia. The National Museum of American History features artifacts from locomotives to the flag that inspired Francis Scott Key to compose the national anthem, to the First Ladies Hall containing many ball gowns worn by America’s First Ladies. The afternoon is at leisure. Day four visit Arlington National Cemetery for a narrated tour including the Tomb of the Unknowns and the Kennedy gravesites. This afternoon, visit Mount Vernon, the beloved home of the first U.S. president, George Washington. Next, enjoy leisure time in old town Alexandria. This evening it’s Diner’s Choice….you choose from a “menu” of old town Alexandria’s amazing restaurants. Day five visit the Washington National Cathedral and learn more of its history on a docent led tour. This magnificent church took 83 years to complete and has been host to state funerals, Presidential inaugural masses and the last sermon of Martin Luther King, Jr. This afternoon, visit Ford’s Theatre where President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in 1865. Tour the theatre and hear about the timeline of events that transpired. Finish with a visit to the neighboring Petersen House, the boarding house to which the fatally injured Lincoln was carried. This evening enjoy a special dinner marking a wonderful American journey. Day six is at leisure to explore on your own. Day seven the tour ends and you head home.