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Washington: Canadian Ambassador

Washington

Washington: Canadian Ambassador

Washington

Tour Snapshot

Destination: WashingtonType: EducationalSubject: General, History, Geography, Art, Science, Business

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Washington, DC is a city brimming with history and excitement. From The Capitol, to the Smithsonian museums and Arlington National Cemetery, there’s plenty to satisfy the enquiring minds and fuel the imaginations of your student group on a Brightspark student tour of Washington, DC. Inspired by monuments to the heroes who shaped the nation, your students will return home with a backpack full of stories and knowledge to share at home and in the classroom.

Highlights

  • Visit Arlington National Cemetery
  • Visit the Smithsonian Museums
  • White House Area Orientation Tour
  • Tour of Washington D.C.
  • SAMPLE ITINERARY

Day 1

Board your motor coach and depart

Border crossing

Meet the Streets

With your Tour Leader and a map, explore the City's points of interest and discover what makes it so unique!  Enjoy 2 slices of pizza and a soft drink while you interact at your hotel.

Night Security

Day 2

Full Breakfast

Visit the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

This is an amazing site, which is both memorial and museum, detailing the rise of Hitler's Germany and the horrors of World War II.  The Museum's Permanent Exhibition, The Holocaust, spans three floors of the Museum and presents a narrative history using more than 900 artifacts, 70 video monitors, and four theaters that include historic film footage and eyewitness testimonies.
 

White House Area Orientation Tour

Your Tour Leader conducts an orientation walking tour of the area surrounding the White House, the most visited site in Washington!
 

Lunch

Visit the Smithsonian Museums

Explore the world's largest museum complex and research organization, the Smithsonian Institution. There are sixteen museums in Washington, DC, including National Air and Space, National Museum of Natural History, the National Gallery of Art, Freer Gallery of Art, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and National Museum of the American Indian.
 

Major League Baseball Ticket

Enjoy a major league baseball game.  Ticket availability is subject to schedules and availabilty of local teams.
 

Dinner

Night Security

Day 3

Full Breakfast

Guided Tour at the Udvar-Hazy Air & Space Museum Annex

Students can walk among aircraft and small artifacts in display cases located on the floor, and view aircraft hanging from the arched ceiling on elevated skywalks.  The space shuttle Enterprise is the centerpiece of the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar.  Among the aviation artifacts on display are the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, the fastest jet in the world; the Boeing Dash 80, the prototype of the 707; the Boeing B-29 Super fortress Enola Gay; and the de Havilland Chipmunk aerobatic airplane.
 

Lunch

The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City

The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City offers a world-class shopping experience where avenues of fashions and boulevards of style await.  The skylit Food Court features international specialties from the familiar to the exotic.
 

Guided Walking Tour of Arlington National Cemetery

America's largest national burial ground has more than 200 acres of landscaped hills.  Among the thousands of white headstones are the graves of President John Kennedy, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, world champion boxer Joe Louis, and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.  Your Tour Leader will conduct the tour.
 

Explore Union Station

Union Station, the gateway to the capital city is considered one of the finest examples of Beaux-Arts architecture.  There is the opportunity to explore the shops and boutiques.
 

Dinner

Evening Illuminated Guided Coach Tour of Washington DC

Guided evening illuminated coach tour of Washington DC, conducted by a local professional guide.  Sites include the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Iwo Jima Memorial, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, Kennedy Center and a drive by the Capitol and White House. 
 

Night Security

Day 4

Full Breakfast

Board your motor coach and depart for home

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