Highlights of Washington (Revised due to Government Shut Down)

Session Type: Tours

Available Dates & Times


If you are pre-registered, please refer to your registration confirmation sent to you by email.  If you are purchasing tickets on site, please come directly to the tour booth. Tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis and many of the tours are close to selling out.

Please note: All tours will depart from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center (L Street South Lobby). 

Friday, October 11 & Monday, October 14, 2013
12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Washington, DC, located at the confluence of the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers, is one of only three planned federal capitals. George Washington chose this site in 1790, as it lies at the historic mid-point between the northern and southern colonies. Pierre Charles L’Enfant was selected to design the city as the capital for the new United States. That city plan has evolved into a beautiful and exciting showplace for the federal government, with world-class museums, gardens and monuments to this nation’s notable history.

You will be introduced (via driving by due to Government Shut Down) to the history and architecture of DC with stories, facts and trivia as you explore monuments, memorials and notable buildings (viewings by coach) such as:

  • The White House
  • The Inaugural Parade Route
  • Smithsonian Institution Complex
  • Washington Monument
  • WW II Memorial
  • The Lincoln Memorial

Next guests will be transported to Arlington National Cemetery, and walk through this impressive memorial park that represents so many different things for its visitors. The cemetery was established after the Civil War as a final resting place for those who died in battle. It is a living chronicle of American history and a remembrance for those who have served honorably in the United States military and in leadership of the country.

This is one of the world’s most beautiful cities, which you will enjoy even more in the company of your storytelling guide!

Please note: All tours will depart from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center (L Street South Lobby).