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Washington, D.C. and Williamsburg

Tour length: 5 - 6 Days
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Overview

Trace the course of American history from its earliest settlers to today’s political leaders. Discover the majesty of the nation’s capital at the White House and the U.S. Supreme Court. Then step back in time at Colonial Williamsburg, where the spirit of America was born. This tour is ideal for students interested in history and government.

Highlights:

  • Capitol Building
  • Williamsburg
  • Jamestown
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Day 1: Washington, D.C.

  • Arrive in Washington, D.C.
  • Learn about the Smithsonian Institution during an introduction by your tour director
  • Visit the Smithsonian museum of your choice, which may include:
    • National Air and Space Museum
    • National Museum of Natural History
    • National Museum of African Art
    • National Museum of American History
    • Smithsonian American Art Museum
    • National Portrait Gallery
  • Take a night tour of Washington
    • Lincoln Memorial
    • WWII Memorial
    • Korean War Veterans Memorial
    • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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Day 2: Washington, D.C.

  • Visit Arlington National Cemetery
    • Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unkown Soldier
    • Kennedy gravesites
  • Make a photo stop at the Marine Corps War Memorial
  • Take a guided tour of Washington
    • Washington Monument
    • FDR Memorial
    • Martin Luther King, Jr National Memorial
    • Jefferson Memorial
    • Make a photo stop at the White House
  • Visit Mt. Vernon
    • Explore the estate and gardens of George Washington's home, including the Georgian mansion, Ford Orientation Center and Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center
  • Enjoy an evening activity
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Day 3: Washington, D.C. and Williamsburg

  • Visit Capitol Hill
    • U.S. Capitol and Visitor Center
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • Library of Congress
  • Take a guided tour of the Library of Congress
  • Visit the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Visit the National Archives
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Day 4: Williamsburg

  • Take a guided tour of Colonial Williamsburg
    • Capitol
    • 18th-century tavern
  • Take a guided tour of Jamestown Settlement
    • Reproductions of original boats used when settlers came to America
    • 17th-century colonial fort
    • Traditional Powhatan Village
  • Enjoy an evening activity
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Day 5: Charlottesville

  • Visit Ash Lawn-Highland, James Monroe's former home
  • Visit Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's former estate
  • Enjoy an evening activity in Charlottesville
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Day 6: Washington, D.C. (optional extension day)

  • Visit the Smithsonian museum of your choice, which may include:
    • National Air and Space Museum
    • National Museum of Natural History
    • National Museum of African Art
    • National Museum of American History
    • Smithsonian American Art Museum
    • National Portrait Gallery
  • Depart for home
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No matter where you go with EF Explore America, no matter your length of tour, you are guaranteed an all-inclusive experience. All of our tours feature round-trip transportation, hotel accommodations with professional overnight security, breakfast and dinner daily, air-conditioned motorcoach and gratuities.

  • Round-trip transportation
  • Air-conditioned motorcoach while on tour
  • 4 nights hotel accommodations (5 nights on 6-day tour)
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • Full-time Tour Director
  • Sightseeing tour led by a licensed guide
  • Visits to special attractions per itinerary
  • Opportunity to earn high school credit for students
  • Overnight security
  • Gratuities
  • Illness and Accident Coverage


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