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Program #2833RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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Itinerary for Oct 19 — Oct 24, 2014

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Type: Hotel

Description: The Radisson Hotel Reagan National Airport, Arlington, just 1 mile from the Reagan National Airport, is within walking distance of many attractions such as the Crystal City Metro Station and 1 mile away from the Pentagon. The Radisson Hotel Reagan National Airport is also within a couple of miles of all Washington, D.C. attractions.

Contact info:
2020 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202 USA
phone: 703-920-8600
web: www.radisson.com/arlingtonva

Room amenities: In-room amenities at the Radisson Hotel Reagan National Airport include Complimentary High-Speed Internet Access, coffee makers, hair dryers and iron/ironing boards

Facility amenities: High-Speed Internet, Pool, Fitness Center, Airport Shuttle

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: N/A
Please call hotel direct.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, October 19 - Registration/Dinner and Orientation
Arrive To: Registration materials will be provided upon check-in at the hotel beginning at 3pm. Info desk open from 4pm to 6pm.

Dinner: 6:45 pm Dinner at the hotel will be followed by a staff-led orientation of the program and Washington, D.C.

Lodging: Radisson Hotel Reagan National Airport

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The Radisson Hotel Reagan National Airport, Arlington, just 1 mile from the Reagan National Airport, is within walking distance of many attractions such as the Crystal City Metro Station and 1 mile away from the Pentagon. The Radisson Hotel Reagan National Airport is also within a couple of miles of all Washington, D.C. attractions.

Contact info:
2020 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202 USA
phone: 703-920-8600
web: www.radisson.com/arlingtonva

Room amenities: In-room amenities at the Radisson Hotel Reagan National Airport include Complimentary High-Speed Internet Access, coffee makers, hair dryers and iron/ironing boards

Facility amenities: High-Speed Internet, Pool, Fitness Center, Airport Shuttle

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: N/A
Please call hotel direct.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, October 20 - Seminar/Jefferson Memorial/Kennedy Center Tour/Em...
Seminar/Jefferson Memorial/Kennedy Center Tour/Embassy Visit/White House neighborhood

Breakfast: A buffet will be served at the hotel.

Morning: A seminar with possible topics such as the media, international relations, current issues and the judiciary will be followed by a visit to the Thomas Jefferson Memorial.

Lunch: Lunch at KC Cafe, the John F. Kennedy Center's rooftop cafe.

Afternoon: Experience an embassy in Washington and explore one of the many famous memorials along the National Mall.

Dinner: Dinner will be at a Southern-themed restaurant in the hotel neighborhood.

Evening: Enjoy an exploration of the White House neighborhood.

Lodging: Radisson Hotel Reagan National Airport

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The Radisson Hotel Reagan National Airport, Arlington, just 1 mile from the Reagan National Airport, is within walking distance of many attractions such as the Crystal City Metro Station and 1 mile away from the Pentagon. The Radisson Hotel Reagan National Airport is also within a couple of miles of all Washington, D.C. attractions.

Contact info:
2020 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202 USA
phone: 703-920-8600
web: www.radisson.com/arlingtonva

Room amenities: In-room amenities at the Radisson Hotel Reagan National Airport include Complimentary High-Speed Internet Access, coffee makers, hair dryers and iron/ironing boards

Facility amenities: High-Speed Internet, Pool, Fitness Center, Airport Shuttle

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: N/A
Please call hotel direct.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, October 21 - Policy Seminar/Lincoln Memorial/National Gallery ...
Breakfast: A buffet will be provided at the hotel.

Morning: After a seminar with possible topics including the media, international relations, current issues and the judiciary, enjoy a field trip to the Abraham Lincoln Memorial.

Lunch: Lunch at the National Gallery of Art's Cascafe Cafe.

Afternoon: Explore the National Gallery of Art's collections. The West Building contains more traditional art while the East Building speaks to all that is modern.

Dinner: Dinner at a local eatery.

Lodging: Radisson Hotel Reagan National Airport

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The Radisson Hotel Reagan National Airport, Arlington, just 1 mile from the Reagan National Airport, is within walking distance of many attractions such as the Crystal City Metro Station and 1 mile away from the Pentagon. The Radisson Hotel Reagan National Airport is also within a couple of miles of all Washington, D.C. attractions.

Contact info:
2020 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202 USA
phone: 703-920-8600
web: www.radisson.com/arlingtonva

Room amenities: In-room amenities at the Radisson Hotel Reagan National Airport include Complimentary High-Speed Internet Access, coffee makers, hair dryers and iron/ironing boards

Facility amenities: High-Speed Internet, Pool, Fitness Center, Airport Shuttle

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: N/A
Please call hotel direct.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, October 22 - U.S. Capitol/Congressional Meetings/Library of Co...
U.S. Capitol/Congressional Meetings/Library of Congress/Supreme Court/Free Evening

Breakfast: Breakfast will be a buffet at the hotel.

Morning: An orientation to Capitol Hill will be followed by visits to the Capitol and the Library of Congress.

Lunch: Lunch will be on your own on Capitol Hill.

Afternoon: Sit in the Supreme Court and hear about its history and traditions. Meetings with congressmen or their staff can be arranged on your behalf. A Smithsonian Museum option will be offered.

Dinner: You are on your own for dinner this evening. Our staff can make suggestions in the hotel neighborhood or downtown.

Evening: After an envigorating day on Capitol Hill or at the Smithsonian museums, enjoy some free time.

Lodging: Radisson Hotel Reagan National Airport

Meals Included: Breakfast
Type: Hotel

Description: The Radisson Hotel Reagan National Airport, Arlington, just 1 mile from the Reagan National Airport, is within walking distance of many attractions such as the Crystal City Metro Station and 1 mile away from the Pentagon. The Radisson Hotel Reagan National Airport is also within a couple of miles of all Washington, D.C. attractions.

Contact info:
2020 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202 USA
phone: 703-920-8600
web: www.radisson.com/arlingtonva

Room amenities: In-room amenities at the Radisson Hotel Reagan National Airport include Complimentary High-Speed Internet Access, coffee makers, hair dryers and iron/ironing boards

Facility amenities: High-Speed Internet, Pool, Fitness Center, Airport Shuttle

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: N/A
Please call hotel direct.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, October 23 - Politics Seminar/FDR Memorial/MLK Memorial /Smith...
Breakfast: A breakfast buffet will be served at the hotel.

Morning: A seminar on a current political issue is followed by a visit to the Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Martin Luther King Jr. memorials.

Lunch: Lunch will be at one of the Smithsonian museum cafes.

Afternoon: Free time will be provided for exploration of two Smithsonian Institution museums.

Dinner: Tonight, the group will dine at a neighborhood bistro famous for its wood-fired grill.

Evening: Enjoy a live performance at a local theater (Arena Stage, National Theater, Ford's Theatre, Signature Theater) on your final night in the nation's capital.

Lodging: Radisson Hotel Reagan National Airport

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, October 24 - Seminar and Departure
Breakfast: A breakfast buffet will be provided at the hotel.

Morning: A seminar at the hotel will be followed by closing remarks. Checkout is generally 12 p.m., and luggage storage is available if your departure is later in the day.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Virginia
Mall/Smithsonian Free TimeMost of the potential free time is spent at the Smithsonian Museums or the National Mall area. Program staff will try to accommodate participant requests for transportation to un-scheduled activities. We will often have a drop off and pick-up in the National Mall/Smithsonian area for participants. Staff will also try to direct participants to the best method of public transportation.

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
12 meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
9 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances

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4.9
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