Washington DC 7 day *TOUR GUIDE ONLY option*

Description

Who is Kilroy and where is he hiding at the WWII memorial? What was it like to live on George Washington’s estate at Mt. Vernon? How was President Lincoln’s assassin caught? How big is the Hope Diamond and is it really cursed? Why was there such controversy about the Vietnam Veterans Memorial when it was built? Where can you stand at the Lincoln Memorial and see the eternal flame of JFK’s burial site at Arlington at night? Discover the answer to all of these questions and more by joining us on a homeschool group tour in Washington DC!

Think Washington DC is only for grownups who are interested in politics? Think again! When you are on our kid-friendly, the family-oriented tour you will:
● Test your spy skills at the International Spy Museum.
● Feel the breeze off the Potomac River as we experience the history and tranquility of George Washington’s Mt. Vernon estate.
● Learn about the assassination of President Lincoln at Ford’s Theater.
● Smell the orchids at the National Botanical Garden.
● Race your friends and family to see who can sort mail the fastest at the Postal Museum.
● Honor those who died for our country at Arlington Cemetery and the Vietnam, Korean, and WWII War Veterans' memorials.
● Touch a moon rock at the National Air and Space Museum.
● Have an opportunity to sample Senate Bean Soup at the Capitol, a daily tradition served since the early 20th century.

Itinerary

Choose from any or all, including Natural History, American History, Air and Space, African American History and Culture, and more.

Test your spy skills at this interactive museum that's fun for all ages.

See where President Lincoln was shot and died. Learn how his assassin was finally caught days later.

Enjoy the variety of animals at the National Zoo.

Visit the home of George Washington and experience what life was like during his time.

Smell the orchids and marvel at all the plant life from cacti to palm trees.

See the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and visit some graves of famous people, including John. F. Kennedy and his family.

Korea, Vietnam, and WWI war veteran memorials are not to be missed, especially at night!

Surprisingly interesting and interactive, this lesser known museum is great for all ages.

See where laws are made and the gorgeous architecture of this amazing building on a guided tour.

See where the president lives and learn some fun facts about this famous building at our photo stop in front of the White House.

In your free time, there is plenty more to see and do if you so desire. Just ask for suggestions and directions, and we will be more than happy to point you toward many of the other great sites Washington DC has to offer.

 

Tour Info

Duration
7 days
Group Size
8 to 30
Price starts at
TBD
Languages
English

Why take this tour?

Family-friendly itinerary – Our itinerary is thoughtfully designed to be engaging for all ages, so no need to worry about how to keep guests of multiple ages engaged. Younger guests will be too busy and having too much fun to have time to drive each other crazy – and that’s a win-win for everyone!

Balance of free time and group time – We want you to go home refreshed and relaxed, so with a few hours of free time built into most day’s schedule, your family will have plenty of time to explore on your own, shop, eat, lay by the pool, or just take a nap without missing anything!

Small group sizes – Our group sizes are at least 8 people with a maximum of 30 people. The average group size is 15 guests. These smaller groups allow us flexibility and the ability to see and do things bigger groups can’t. Plus, it’s easier to make new friends with less people!

Tiered pricing – Designed to be more affordable for those who just want itinerary and tour guide services, we offer 3 pricing tiers based on the number of paying guests in your group - see details below. The larger your group (up to 30), the less you pay!

Included

  • Customized itinerary for your group

  • Professional tour leader

Excluded

  • Accommodations

  • Transportation before/during/after tour

  • Meals

  • Travel insurance

  • Entrance/activity fees

  • Souvenirs

  • Gratuities/tips

Things to know

Dates

Contact us to choose dates for your group!

Contact us to choose dates for your group!

Price

Groups of 8-14 paying guests: $650 per person (ages 6+). Groups of 15-24 paying guests: $375 per person (ages 6+)
Groups of 25-30 paying guests: $250 per person (ages 6+)
Under 6 years of age: FREE

Groups of 8-14 paying guests: $650 per person (ages 6+). Groups of 15-24 paying guests: $375 per person (ages 6+)
Groups of 25-30 paying guests: $250 per person (ages 6+)
Under 6 years of age: FREE

Deposit/Payment Info

$99 non-refundable deposit to hold specific dates for your group. You then have 30 days to let me know the number of guests in your group and confirm your reservation with payment of $100 per person (ages 6+) in your group. Once reservation is confirmed, deposit will be applied toward the balance...

$99 non-refundable deposit to hold specific dates for your group. You then have 30 days to let me know the number of guests in your group and confirm your reservation with payment of $100 per person (ages 6+) in your group. Once reservation is confirmed, deposit will be applied toward the balance due for the group. Balance is due 90 days prior to tour start date. Additions made to group less than 90 days prior to tour start date require payment in full to be added. Payments for group needs to be made by one person (organizer/contact person).

Group substitutions/additions

You may substitute group members by notifying us of the switch as soon as possible. Please note that substitutions made less than 90 days prior to tour start date may not be included in some activities that need to be reserved well in advance (such as White House or Pentagon tour). We will reques...

You may substitute group members by notifying us of the switch as soon as possible. Please note that substitutions made less than 90 days prior to tour start date may not be included in some activities that need to be reserved well in advance (such as White House or Pentagon tour). We will request changes, but cannot guarantee that they will be accepted by the site. You may add additional people to your group up to 14 days prior to trip start date, subject to deposit/payment info above. PRICING IS BASED ON ORIGINAL GROUP NUMBER AT TIME OF CONFIRMATION - if additions after group confirmation are added that put the group number into the next pricing tier, no discounts or refunds will be applied.

Activity Level

Moderate - plan on walking 4-6 miles daily (10-12K steps), mostly flat, some sites have steps, will be getting on/off subways and/or ferries multiple times daily.

Moderate - plan on walking 4-6 miles daily (10-12K steps), mostly flat, some sites have steps, will be getting on/off subways and/or ferries multiple times daily.

Refund and Cancellation Policies

Free cancellation for entire group up to 90 days prior to tour start date - full refund minus $99 non-refundable deposit. 90 days to 45 days prior to tour start date - 75% refund minus $99 non-refundable deposit. 44 days to 14 days prior to tour start date - 50% refund minus $99 non-refundable de...

Free cancellation for entire group up to 90 days prior to tour start date - full refund minus $99 non-refundable deposit. 90 days to 45 days prior to tour start date - 75% refund minus $99 non-refundable deposit. 44 days to 14 days prior to tour start date - 50% refund minus $99 non-refundable deposit. 13 days to 48 hours or less before tour start date - 25% refund minus $99 non-refundable deposit.
Less than 48 hours before tour start date - no refund.

Great Tour Guarantee

We want you to go home with only positive memories and our trained professional guides and staff go above and beyond to make that happen. If you are not satisfied with your tour for any reason, please contact us so we can make it right.

We want you to go home with only positive memories and our trained professional guides and staff go above and beyond to make that happen. If you are not satisfied with your tour for any reason, please contact us so we can make it right.

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