District of Columbia
Get ready for an insightful discovery of the nation's capital, Washington, in the presence of a knowledgeable private guide. Get acquainted with the multitude of memorials enriching the city, including the World War II Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, and the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial. An incredible array of history is encapsulated in this city. See the magnificent United States Capitol building, and the headquarters of the President, the White House. A visit to the International Spy Museum will bring you ever closer to espionage and its strategic uses over the centuries. Get behind-the-scenes access to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing Treasury Building, the primary producer of security documents in the United States, where you'll be able to witness millions of dollars being printed. See what makes the nation's wheels remain in motion. Discover Washington, D.C.
Private transfer between hotel & IAD Airport, or vice versa.
The Fairmont Washington, D.C. Hotel (4*) is located in Washington’s fashionable West End and adjacent to historic Georgetown. Known for its engaging service and stylish surroundings, the hotel offers 415 spacious guest rooms and suites that provide guests with a welcome retreat. Guests of the hotel enjoy some of Washington's finest dining options. Juniper at The Fairmont Washington, D.C. has added a modern twist to American comfort food by utilizing fresh, locally grown and sustainable ingredients in traditional favorites that guests identify with. They also offer a full service menu for In-Room Dining twenty-four hours for those days when you don't want to leave the comfort of your room. A relaxing visit to the hotel’s fitness center, indoor pool and serene courtyard garden also provide guests with an array of rejuvenating experiences.
As an introduction to the city of Washington, DC, you'll travel down the famous parade route of Pennsylvania Avenue with a private driver and guide to arrive at the U.S. Capitol building, for an exterior view of what's considered to be the most recognized public structure in the world. The tour will continue along the National Mall, past the Smithsonian Institution Museums and the Washington Monument to arrive at the World War II Memorial, which recognizes the sacrifices made by “America’s Greatest Generation”. From here the reflecting pool points your attention towards the majestic Lincoln Memorial, where you'll stop to admire the statue of the great emancipator - Abraham Lincoln. Flanking the memorial are two war memorials; to one side The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the most visited memorial with its black granite walls inscribed with the names of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. To the other side, The Korean War Veterans Memorial is a moving tribute to the international defense of the Republic of South Korea. The next stop is the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial, which is the newest addition to the National Mall honoring the civil rights pioneer that changed the world. Next, the tour will proceed past the Jefferson Memorial, a temple-like structure dedicated to the author of Declaration of Independence, the third President. Also along the Tidal Basin, guests will visit the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, the fourth monument dedicated to an American president. Crossing the Potomac River; guests will arrive at The U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial/Iwo Jima. The statue honors all Marines since 1775. The tour's final stop will be for an exterior view of the White House, the presidential residence and headquarters of the U.S. Government.
Embark on a self guided tour of the International Spy Museum. Your mission will begin with an introduction to espionage, a tradecraft that has been used throughout time and around the world. Hear from spies who, in their own words, describe the challenges and the “game” of spying. Exhibits in the museum will include a look at the life of spies and their cover identities, their gadgets, their skills for observation, analysis and surveillance. The Secret History of History traces the “second oldest profession” through the centuries and tells the story of spymasters like Harriet Tubman, George Washington, Elizabeth I and Joseph Stalin. The Spies Among Us focuses on the spy intelligence and code breaking used during World War II – how critical secrets were kept and lost. The War of Spies charters the modern conflict of a divided Berlin as world powers face off with spies as foot soldiers. See the pervasiveness of the Stasi Spies, where husbands even spied on their wives! Trace the development of spy technology from spy planes to satellites. 21st Century confronts the contemporary challenges that intelligence faces today, with a stop at the Ops Center to track current events and speak with an intelligence specialist. Check out the new James Bond 007 Exhibit. After the tour, you will participate in Operation Spy, an intense and thrilling one-hour experience. Operation Spy combines live-action, themed environments, special effects and hands-on activities like cracking a safe and conducting a polygraph test of a suspect.
Go behind the scenes of one of the most fascinating factories in the nation. Established in 1862, The Bureau of Engraving and Printing is the largest producer of security documents in the United States. The BEP prints billions of Federal Reserve Notes for delivery to the Federal Reserve System each year. In the early years, just six people separated and sealed notes by hand in the basement of the Treasury building. Today, you will enjoy a tour of the Bureau’s present location on 14th street which employees thousands and enjoy the magnificent sight of seeing millions of dollars being printed. The tour features the various steps of currency production, beginning with large, blank sheets of paper, and ending with wallet-ready bills. Be sure to bring your torn and washed bills because The Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, redeems partially destroyed or badly damaged bills.
The Morrisons ,
December 19, 2011
"The trip was fantastic - a real learning experience! Our hotel was excellent and our guide extremely knowledgable and bubbly. Thank you so much for organizing everything so perfectly!"
Ms. Waddell ,
December 19, 2011
"Thank you so much for organizing everything so perfectly!"
April 24, 2012
"We had a great time on our Master's trip a few weeks ago. It was a thrill to see the final round at Augusta, and what an exciting finish! "
catalina Brau ,
May 31, 2011
"I would travel with your Co. again without hesitation, all the arrengement were done in a very professional manner. Thank you very much."
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