May 1, 2022 thru May 6, 2022
Washington, D.C. itself is a city of treasures – some that we all know about, like the Smithsonian Museums, the monuments, the Capitol Building and the White House; and others that will surprise us as we become familiar with this historic city. Our hotel is conveniently located a stone’s throw from the Capitol Building and Smithsonian Museums. Our nation’s history comes to life on this fascinating tour.
Roundtrip air transportation to DC area included
With socially distanced seating
7 days, 6 nights
Activity Level 3
8 meals (6 breakfasts, 2 dinners)
Livery to/from your home included
- Lincoln Memorial
- Korean & Vietnam War Memorials
- The National Cathedral
- Capitol Building
- Library of Congress
- Arlington Cemetary
- Air Force & Iwo Jima Memorials
- Ford’s Theatre
- MLK & FDR Memorials
- Mount Vernon
- Roundtrip air transportation to DC area*
- All transfers & motorcoach transportation
- Pick-up/livery service
- 5 nights lodging
- 8 meals (6 breakfasts, 2 dinners)
- Admissions as described
- Services of a Tour Director
- Baggage handling
- Motorcoach refreshments
- Taxes & gratuities for included items
Day 1 - Fly to Washington
We fly to Washington, D.C., where we lodge for five nights at the luxurious Sofitel Hotel at Lafayette Park. Located in the heart of our nation’s capital, it is just steps away from everything. We enjoy a delicious group meal tonight at the Hotel. (D)
Day 2 – City Touring
Our day begins with a guided motorcoach tour, as we view the Supreme Court, Library of Congress, US Capitol, National Cathedral and the Washington Monument. We then tour the National Archives, before an independent lunch at the wonderfully restored Union Station. Afterwards, you may visit the Smithsonian Museum of your choice before we visit the World War II Memorial. We enjoy a group dinner tonight before heading on a guided evening tour of the Memorials: Lincoln, Jefferson, Vietnam War and Korean War. (B,D)
Day 3 – Capitol & Library of Congress
Today’s first stop is our nation’s Capitol Building for a tour. After lunch we head to the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States, the Library of Congress, for a self-guided tour. (B)
Day 4 – Ford's Theatre & Mount Vernon
Our first stop this morning is at Ford’s Theatre, where President Lincoln was assassinated. We will enjoy the museum, a play, the Peterson House and Aftermath Exhibits. Later, we drive to Mount Vernon, George Washington’s impressive home on the Potomac River for 45 years. There are a dozen outbuildings, Washington’s tomb and the Museum & Educational Center. As the finale of the day, we take a tour of the mansion before we head back to our hotel. (B)
Day 5 - Arlington Cemetary
We begin our day with a trolley tour of Arlington National Cemetery. Here we can visit the Women in Military Service Memorial, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and JFK’s grave site. There is also time to visit the Air Force & Iwo Jima Memorials. We have a Farewell dinner tonight. (B,D)
Day 6 - Memorials and Travel Home
On our final day in D.C. our local guide meets us again for visits to the Martin Luther King and the Franklin D. Roosevelt memorials before our flight home. (B)
Itinerary subject to change due to security and traffic conditions.
The Capitol building was not designed by an American.
William Thornton was a British doctor.
The National Cathedral has lots of wacky gargoyles and grotesques.
One of them is Darth Vader.
$3,393 per person
$4,195 per person
Roundtrip air transportation to DC
All transfers & motorcoach transportation
5 nights lodging
8 meals (5 breakfasts, 3 dinners)
Admissions as described
Services of a Tour Director
Taxes & gratuities for included items
We pride ourselves on great service and an enjoyable experience for all and are happy to go over our booking policies with you. If you’d like to learn more about our booking policies before your trip, give us a call at 520.325.8839, or visit our Booking Policies page.
We recommend that all travelers purchase a travel protection plan to help protect themselves and their trip investment. Travel protection plans can provide coverage for trip cancellation, trip interruption, emergency medical expenses and emergency evacuation/repatriation, trip delay, baggage delay, and more. For your convenience, we offer the following plan for this tour:
ADULT GROUP CHOICE
360° Adult Group Choice Flyer– Provides an overview of benefits and coverage limits
360° Adult Group Choice Policy – Provides the full coverage term details, including exclusions and limitations
$248 covers trip costs $3001 – $4000. Cost may be more or less depending on your total trip cost. If you do not wish to purchase at booking, the plan can be purchased any time prior to final payment.
Contact us to purchase. If you have questions about coverage, please review the policy or contact Travelex Insurance Services at 888.574.7026 or email email@example.com. Travelex Insurance Services, Inc. CA Agency License #0D10209. Travel Insurance is underwritten by Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company; NAIC #22276. RWF
ACTIVITY LEVEL RATING
Level 3: Moderate
Expectations: Expect a moderate amount of walking. There will be time to rest on the coach and between attractions. To enjoy this tour, you should be prepared to walk slightly longer distances, climb stairs and tolerate periods of standing, for example on city walks, sightseeing stops or ship excursions. The daily pace and timing can fluctuate significantly between longer and shorter travel days, with additional activities possibly occurring in the early morning or evening. There may be some changes in altitude or temperatures.
Appropriate for: Most travelers beginning with those who are moderately fit, lead semi-active lives, are comfortable participating in long days of activities and expect some physical exertion.
Visit our Activity Level Ratings page for full information on the ratings system.
For your reference, we send to you a detailed itinerary approximately 3-4 weeks prior to the scheduled tour departure. This has a day-by-day breakdown of times and events, and hotel information where you can be reached in case of an emergency.
The times listed on the itinerary are all approximate. We cannot be held responsible for schedule changes due to unforeseen circumstances with the weather, transportation agents, highway conditions, hotels or contracting agents.
It is always a good idea to carry on your person a list of medications that you are taking and an emergency contact phone number while you are traveling. And we suggest making a copy of the itinerary and providing it to a friend or family member.
You will be issued your boarding pass the morning of our departure, after your arrival at the Tucson International Airport. If you have an American Airlines frequent flyer number, or a TSA number, please call our office at least 3 days prior to the tour to ensure we can note these in your reservation.
If you are joining the tour from locations other than Tucson, we make other arrangements for you to join the tour. Please call our office for more details.
Do not forget to bring your government issued picture ID to show at the airport. A Driver’s License or Passport is preferred. If you do not have the proper ID, the airline will turn you away.
We have arranged for handling for one piece of luggage per person regarding the skycaps (where available) and hotels. If you check through luggage note that the maximum weight for the checked piece of luggage is 50 pounds and maximum size is 62 inches (length + width + height). If your bag weighs over 50 pounds the airlines will levy an extra fee that you will be responsible to pay. If you feel the need to lock your checked through luggage and your bag is searched, your lock could be damaged in the process. You can purchase a TSA (Transportation Security Administration) accepted and recognized lock at any luggage store. Make sure you ask for a TSA approved lock. These locks are the kind that TSA screeners can open by using a special tool without breaking. Passengers can carry-on 1 bag (dimensions are limited to 10x16x24 inches), plus a personal type bag, like a purse. We advise that you pack your carry-on lightly. There are restrictions regarding your carryon baggage and contents due to enhanced security
measures. Attached find a list regarding commonly asked about items as well as an update. If you have further concerns, please visit the TSA's Web-site at www.tsa.gov. There is room inside the motorcoach for your hand carried bag.
CHECKED BAGGAGE FEES
On American Airlines our airline for this tour, passengers are assessed a $30 fee per checked in bag, by the Airlines, upon checking in for the flight.
GRATUITIES/ITEMS INCLUDED IN PRICE
All hotel baggage handling fees are included. We also include basic gratuities for the Tour Director, Coach Driver, Livery Drivers and local Tour Guides. If someone has truly gone above and beyond additional tipping is permitted, but never required.
For your convenience, we have a (round-tour) door-to-door pickup service with each multi-day tour. (This service is not available to all clients depending on your location.) Approximately 2 to 3 days prior to the departure date you will receive a call from our office and we will tell you your assigned pickup time. (These times can vary up to 15 minutes depending on traffic.)
This tour is presented in partnership with Sun Tours. Their policies on assigned motorcoach seating will apply. If you have a preferred area of the coach, please let us know and we will pass on the request.
At time of booking or as soon as possible please notify us of mobility limitations or food allergies. We will forward these to restaurants and attractions as needed. Please also let us know if you have dietary preferences. We usually can accommodate vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free diets.
We pay close attention to your requests but please realize that these are merely requests and cannot be guaranteed. If you would like to request special accommodations at the hotel(s) where we are lodging, please let us know at booking or as soon as possible and we will forward these requests for you. The phone numbers of the hotel(s) where we are staying will be listed on the itinerary sent to you before the tour.
Many hotels around the country have instituted a "reconditioning fee" of $300 or more that is levied upon a guest that smokes in a non-smoking room. If this occurs during our tour you will be responsible for paying this fee to the hotel prior to check-out.
Pleasurebent Tours acts solely as an agent in arranging hotels, transportation, sightseeing, baggage-handling, and other services and does not assume any liability for injury, damage, loss or delay due to any act or default of any company or person. We, along with our subcontractors, reserve the right to make changes to an itinerary if it is necessary for the proper handling of a tour.
WEATHER AND CLOTHING/MISC. SUGGESTIONS
The average daytime high temperatures during our stay in Washington, D.C. in May should be pleasant and mild. We advise you to check the forecast as we get closer to the tour date. Please be sure to bring a light jacket, sweater, along with good walking shoes, a hat and gloves. There are no dress codes for the areas we take you on this tour.