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Washington

A city teeming with iconic monuments, vast museums & corridors of power

Sample itinerary

Day Morning Afternoon Evening
1 Morning departure to Washington DC Check in to your accommodation & relax after a busy day travelling
2 Start the day with a guided tour of the historic Capitol. Learn how the world's first truly representative democracy began & where the Congress sits. Your tour will include the Crypt, the Rotunda & National Statuary Hall Visit Newseum, a highly interactive museum dedicated to the news. See a suspended news helicopter in the atrium & a 4-D time travel movie in on of the state of the art theatres. Each of the seven levels in this magnificent building is packed with interactive exhibits that explore how news affects our shared experience of historic moments Enjoy an evening meal at a local restaurant
3 Visit the National Museum of American History's collection of more than 3 million artifacts of American history & culture, from the War of Independence to the present day. Here you'll get to see the very first Star Spalgled Banner Get your camera at the ready & visit the Lincoln Memorial and Reflecting Pool. The 19 foot statue of Abraham Lincoln sits overlooking the Reflecting Pool and the Washington Monument from his permanent seat on America's Front Yard. Dedicated in 1922, the Lincoln Memorial has been home to many defining moments in American history. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in front of 250,000 attendees Enjoy an evening meal at a local restaurant
4 Bring out your inner James Bond & spend the morning at the International Spy Museum. The only museum in the world to provide a global perspective on how espionage has had a significant impact on world events. Your group could take the Secret History of History workshop to get the inside track on the critical role of intelligence gathering Then onto the National Air and Space Museum on the National Mall which houses famous icons of flight: the original Wright Flyer, the Spirit of St. Louis, SpaceShipOne, the Apollo 11 command module. You'll even get to touch a lunar rock! Take an overnight flight back to the UK to arrive the following morning