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Program #14802RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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Itinerary for Jun 15 — Jun 20, 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, June 15 - Registration/Dinner and Orientation
Arrive To: Registration materials will be provided upon check in at the hotel.

Dinner: 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, June 16 - George Washington's Mount Vernon/Olde Town Alexan...
Breakfast: A buffet will be served at the hotel.

Morning: A visit to George Washington's home. Step into the 18th century and experience life as our founders did. Recent additions to the estate grounds include a state of the art Education Center and museum.

Lunch: Lunch at Mount Vernon or a local eatery in Olde Town Alexandria, Virginia.

Afternoon: See Olde Town Alexandria, Virginia - George Washington's downtown. As a young man, Washington surveyed Alexandria. Later, as President, he would incorporate this bustling colonial port into the new nation's capital city.

Dinner: The group will enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Evening: No scheduled activities but the hotel's outdoor pool is available until 10 pm.

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, June 17 - Presidential Monuments Exploration/Natural Histor...
Presidential Monuments Exploration/Natural History Museum/International Spy Museum/Free Evening

Breakfast: A buffet will be provided at the hotel.

Morning: A staff led exploration of Presidential monuments includes the neoclassical memorial to Thomas Jefferson and the more contemporary park devoted to Franklin Roosevelt.

Lunch: Take two hours to have lunch and explore the Smithsonian museum devoted to natural history.

Afternoon: Journey into the world of international espionage and intrigue. One of Washington DC's newest museums focuses on one of the world's oldest professions. Examine the secret history of history.

Dinner: Dinner on your own tonight.

Evening: No scheduled activities but the hotel's outdoor pool is available until 10 pm.

Lodging: Radisson Hotel Reagan National Airport

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
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, June 18 - Capitol Hill/Smithsonian Museum Options/World War...
Breakfast: Breakfast will be a buffet at the hotel.

Morning: A U.S. Capitol building tour, visit to the Supreme Court and stop at the Library of Congress are on this morning's agenda.

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

Afternoon: Explore one, two or three Smithsonians at your own pace on this afternoon - the Air & Space, American Indian and National Gallery of Art are located within three blocks of each other so you decide where to spend your time.

Dinner: Enjoy a neighborhood dining experience.

Evening: Staff led exploration of the World War II memorial, America's monument to what some have called its greatest generation.

Lodging: Radisson Hotel Reagan National Airport

Meals Included: Breakfast, 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 Five: Thursday, June 19 - Monument Exploration/American History Museum/Cons...
Monument Exploration/American History Museum/Constitutional Rights Activity/Hard Rock Cafe or ESPN Zone

Breakfast: A breakfast buffet will be served at the hotel.

Morning: Explore conflicts in American History as you participate in staff led visits to the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Korean War Veterans Memorials.

Lunch: Lunch and time to explore the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History - scheduled to re-open this summer.

Afternoon: Explore Washington's newest learning facility, the 250,000 square foot Newseum - the interactive museum of news. Explore the First Amendment Gallery or any of the other topical galleries located on seven levels along Pennsylvania Avenue.

Dinner: Celebrate your last evening in Washington with your grandchild at (or near) a kid friendly venue - Hard Rock Cafe

Evening: Enjoy a visit to the neighborhood around the White House on your last night in DC.

Lodging: Radisson Hotel Reagan National Airport

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, June 20 - Activity and Departure
Breakfast: A breakfast buffet will be provided at the hotel.

Morning: A wrap up activity at the hotel is usually over by 10:00am. Check out is noon but luggage storage is available upon request if you wish to explore more of the city on your own.

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
2 Expert-led lectures
12 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences

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4.9
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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