Quick Capital Highlight Tour – 2 Days

Start your two-day trip with a half-day drive to DC with an overnight in the city


Program Summary

You’ll visit Washington, DC, the capital of the United States of America and home to our President, our Congress and our Supreme Court. From the White House to Capitol Hill, you can visit the three branches of our government that maintain the balance of power set forth in our Constitution. The city also has an unparalleled collection of public museums and the lion’s share of the nation’s most treasured monuments and memorials. The vistas on the National Mall between the Capitol, Washington Monument, White House, and Lincoln Memorial are famous throughout the world as icons of our great nation.

Program Highlights & Inclusions

  • Professional ETA Tour Manager throughout your trip
  • Transportation throughout your trip
  • Admission to the Smithsonian National Museum of African
  • American History and Culture
  • Guided tour at Arlington National Cemetery
  • Guided tour of the World War II Memorial
  • Guided tour of the Lincoln Memorial
  • Guided tour of the Korean War Memorial
  • Guided tour of the Vietnam Memorial
  • Visit to Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
  • Visit to the FDR Memorial
  • Guided tour at the Capitol Building
  • Visit to the Library of Congress
  • Visit to the Supreme Court
  • Photo stop outside the White House
  • Admission to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
  • Admission to the National Archives

Daily Itinerary


Upon your arrival in Washington D.C., you’ll meet your Tour manager and head straight for the National Museum of African American History and Culture. It is one of the newest Smithsonian institutions and a place of meaning, of memory, of reflection, of laughter, and of hope conveyed through various displays and collections of work.

Next, you will visit Arlington National Cemetery for a tour. The largest military cemetery in the country, Arlington is known for the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Changing of the Guard Ceremony, the Challenger Memorial and the Kennedy Gravesites, which you’ll be able to see on the tour.

After lunch, you’ll take a guided tour of the DC Memorials including visits to the World War II Memorial, Vietnam War Memorial, Lincoln Memorial and the Korean War Memorial.

After dinner this evening, you will continue your memorial tour with visits to the FDR Memorial and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial.


After breakfast you’ll get the chance to take a photo in front of the White House! The White House is the official residence and workplace of the President of the United States, first occupied by John Adams in 1800. You will have a chance to see the North Front of the White House from Lafayette Park where you can take pictures and enjoy the view.

You’ll then visit the Supreme Court. If time permits and lectures are available, you may see a 25-minute docent lecture in the courtroom about the judicial branch of our government and the role of the Supreme Court.

Next, you will enter one of the most magnificent buildings in Washington as you visit the Library of Congress on Capitol Hill. You will have some time to admire the architecture and peek into the main reading room.

After lunch, you will visit the Capitol Building, where you’ll see the visitor center and exhibits about the legislative branch of our government. You’ll view a short film about the Capitol before taking a guided tour into the rotunda.

You’ll have free time to explore the Museum of Natural History. It is the most visited natural history museum in the world! The museum’s collections total over 126 million specimens of plants, animals, fossils, minerals, rocks, meteorites, and human cultural artifacts.

This afternoon, you’ll visit the National Archives and see the rotunda where some of our most important documents are stored. You will see an original copy of the U.S. Constitution and an original copy of the Declaration of Independence as well as many other important documents.

Your D.C. trip comes to a close as you board your bus, or head to the airport, for your return trip home.

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Paid Meals

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