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Spotlight on Washington, D.C. - 2018

The epic story of American democracy comes to life in America's capital city. View the extraordinary monuments throughout the National Mall that commemorate the hers who have shaped America's past, including the World War II Monument, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the Korean War Memorial. Wander Mt. Vernon's beautiful plantation grounds, and tour the beloved home of George Washington. Uncover the gems of the Smithsonian Institution as you explore some of its world-renowned museum collections. Tour Washington National Cathedral and admire the architecture of this magnificent building that took 83 years to complete. On a guided tour, learn about Ford's Theater where President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. Join us for this extraordinary exploration of America's history and culture in Washington, D.C.


5 breakfasts
5 dinners
Peek into the life of America's first president at Mount Vernon.
Behold the impressive Washington National Cathedral.
Stop at Ford's Theatre where President Lincoln was assassinated.
Tour Provider Collette
Number of Days
Price From
AUD $2,599
Start Location
Washington, D.C., United States
End Location
Washington, D.C., United States
Age Range
Avg. 50+
Group Size
1 to 44
Tour Style
Tour Themes
Physical Rating
Tour departure dates
02 May 201908 May 2019GuaranteedAUD $2,599
23 May 201929 May 2019GuaranteedAUD $2,599
30 May 201905 Jun 2019GuaranteedAUD $2,699
06 Jun 201912 Jun 2019GuaranteedAUD $2,849
20 Jun 201926 Jun 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,599 
11 Jul 201917 Jul 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,499 
25 Jul 201931 Jul 2019GuaranteedAUD $2,749
08 Aug 201914 Aug 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,499 
05 Sep 201911 Sep 2019GuaranteedAUD $2,499
19 Sep 201925 Sep 2019GuaranteedAUD $2,499
10 Oct 201916 Oct 2019GuaranteedAUD $2,599
17 Oct 201923 Oct 2019GuaranteedAUD $2,599
24 Oct 201930 Oct 2019GuaranteedAUD $2,749
31 Oct 201906 Nov 2019AvailableAUD $2,599
26 Mar 202001 Apr 2020AvailableAUD $2,599
02 Apr 202008 Apr 2020GuaranteedAUD $2,749
09 Apr 202015 Apr 2020AvailableAUD $2,749
16 Apr 202022 Apr 2020AvailableAUD $2,749
23 Apr 202029 Apr 2020GuaranteedAUD $2,899
30 Apr 202006 May 2020AvailableAUD $2,749
Washington, D.C. - Tour Begins
Explore America's heritage and history during your stay in the capital city of the United States Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
Your day begins at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center with a guided tour of this historic and storied building. Then, discover the celebrated history of America's capital on a tour with a local expert. Delight in wonderful views of the White House, National Mall and many monuments and museums. We continue with stops at the moving World War II Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Korean War Memorial. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner.
Breakfast Included
Dinner Included
Washington, D.C.
This morning we visit the White House Visitor Center. Explore the history of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and see artifacts from the White House collection. Then, it's your choice! Step into the pages of history and uncover some of the treasures of the Smithsonian Institution with a visit to the National Air and Space Museum -OR- the National Museum of American History. Among the National Air and Space Museum's collection in their location on the National Mall are the famous Wright 1903 Flyer, the Spirit of St. Louis, and the Apollo 11 command module. The National Museum of American History houses an array of American touchstones, including many gowns worn by America's First Ladies and the Star-Spangled Banner. This afternoon, enjoy free time to continue exploring on your own. Tonight, you may choose to join an optional twilight tour of D.C. including dinner.
Breakfast Included
Arlington National Cemetery - Mount Vernon, Virginia - Alexandria
Visit Arlington National Cemetery for a narrated tour that takes you to the Tomb of the Unknowns and the Kennedy gravesites. This afternoon, we call on Mount Vernon, the beloved home of the first U.S. president, George Washington. Wander the beautiful plantation grounds he adored and tour the home, filled with 18th-century artifacts. Next, arrive in Old Town Alexandria, a charming community nestled along the Potomac. Enjoy some time to stroll the cobblestone streets, view the historic Colonial architecture, and stop at some of the trendy boutiques. This evening we dine at Gadsby's Tavern, located in the heart of Old Town Alexandria and famous for hosting George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and other founding fathers.
Breakfast Included
Dinner Included
Washington, D.C.
This morning, visit the Washington National Cathedral. This magnificent church took 83 years to complete and has been host to many poignant moments in America's history such as state funerals, Presidential inaugural masses and Martin Luther King, Jr.'s last sermon. Admire the beautiful craftsmanship of the cathedral as you learn more about its history during a docent-led tour. This afternoon, visit Ford's Theatre* where President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated on that fateful night in 1865. Tour the theatre and hear about the timeline of events that transpired as John Wilkes Booth's plan unfolded. Finish your tour with a visit to the neighboring Petersen House, the boarding house to which the fatally injured Lincoln was carried. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner commemorating the end of your historical journey.
Breakfast Included
Dinner Included
Washington, D.C. - Tour Ends
Your tour comes to a close in Washington, D.C. this morning.
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