Tours and recreational activities are always interesting and fun in Washington DC.

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). 

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Highlights of Washington (Revised due to Government Shut Down)

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).

Step Back in Time: Historic Alexandria Tour (Replacing Capitol Collections Due to Government Shutdown)

tour imageOn this tour you will enjoy a lovely drive along the Potomac River as we venture into Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. Founded in 1749 by Scottish merchants, this bustling colonial port quickly became the center of commerce and hospitality, with active maritime trading between the colonies and Europe.

This riding/walking tour will include: 

Christ Church
Where pews of parishioners George Washington and Robert E. Lee are marked with brass plaques

The Lyceum
Where in 1839, a group of gentlemen calling themselves The Alexandria Lyceum joined with the Alexandria Library Company to build a grand hall to provide a place for lectures, scientific experiments and quiet reading. Since then it has been a Civil War hospital, a private home, an office building and the nation’s first Bicentennial Center.

Walk past historic homes, such as Seaton House, “Flounder” House, and Lafayette House.

On this tour you will also enjoy some free time to window shop in the many specialty shops and the Torpedo Factory, a mecca of artists galleries located on the river.

Magic of Mount Vernon

Saturday, October 12, 2013
9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Price:  $80.00 per person (lunch is on your own in the Cafe)

MtvernonGeorge Washington wrote of his beloved Mount Vernon, “No estate is more pleasantly situated than this.” Today you will enjoy the same breathtaking view across the Potomac River that enamored Washington all those years ago. 

The buildings and beautiful grounds, part of one of the nation’s oldest historic preservation projects, are as meticulously preserved as they were in 1799. These historic grounds reveal Washington’s skill as one of the foremost agriculturists of his day, his discerning taste in his home and its furnishings, and his love of the outdoors.

On this special tour you can pay your respects at the tomb of George and Martha Washington, and see the innovative Pioneer Farmer site, a working 4-acre farm and recreation of Washington’s 16 treading sided barn.  You’ll enjoy the inspirational Slave Memorial, interesting outbuildings of the mansion, the lush gardens and panoramic views.

See why Mount Vernon is one of the most visited National Landmark in the country on this wonderful tour.



  • Roundtrip transportation via climate controlled vehicle
  • Hosts DC professional transportation coordinator
  • DC Licensed, suited tour guide
  • All applicable taxes and gratuities for drivers and guides
  • Admission tickets, where applicable