Quick Capital Highlight Tour - 2 Days

1/2 day drive to D.C., with one overnight in the city

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 the 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

    Day 1

    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 with it's artifacts and archival documents.

    Next, you will visit Arlington National Cemetery where you will take a tour of the largest military cemetery in the country. Here you'll see the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Changing of the Guard Ceremony, the Challenger Memorial and the Kennedy Gravesites.

    After lunch, you will take a guided tour of the 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.

    Day 2

    After breakfast we take selfies with 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 photos and enjoy the view.

    You will then visit the Supreme Court. If time permits and lectures are available, you may see a 25 minute docent lecture in the court room 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 will see the visitors center and exhibits about the legislative branch of our government. You will then see 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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    Medical & Trip Delay Insurance

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    Optional Trip Cancellation Insurance

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    24 Hour Support

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    Full-time Tour Manager

    ETA's professional Tour Manager will be with you throughout your trip.

    Air, Land & Water Transportation

    We include all transportation... to, from and during your trip.


    Hotel, homestay and/or hostel options are customized according to your preferences, itinerary and budget.

    Sightseeing & Entrance Fees

    If it is included in your itinerary, any fees and/or tickets are covered.


    You choose which meals are included in your program.