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2022053 Inside the Embassies of DC

2022053 Inside the Embassies of DC

Inside the Embassies of DC

05/13/2022 - 05/15/2022 Fri-Sun Trip# 2022053

 

Inside the Embassies of Washington D.C. and More

 

 A rare event available one weekend in May every year. Tour these exotic and beautiful buildings. The embassies have indigenous treats, cultural performances, touring, and shopping for crafts and goods from their countries. Includes ,free time in Georgetown, tour the historic Dumbarton Oaks Mansion and stately gardens, visit the Society of the Cincinnati National Headquarters- Anderson House a hidden gem in Washington D. C.  Spend the day Inside the Embassies where you will meet your guide and line up to visit area Embassies to beat the lines that occur later in the day and learn the secrets and unique cultural traditions inside these DC's Embassies, Explore the National Law Enforcement Museum, enjoy a Illuminated Monument Driving Tour, visit Hillwood Estate Museum and Gardens, visit the National Portrait Gallery, tour the Mansion on O Street, two breakfast and dinners, two nights’ accommodations, admissions and guide service as stated in the itinerary, taxes and gratuity except for guide service and driver and baggage. 

 

 

*Itinerary is subject to change or be modified where reasonably required at any time. Itinerary changes may be necessary as a result of unforeseen circumstances, operational concerns, or concerns for your health, safety, enjoyment or comfort.

 

***Pricing is subject to change as are entrance requirements due to the current circumstances of the COVID***

Day 1

Depart for Washington, DC.

Enjoy lunch on own and free time in Georgetown. Explore the charming area’s Federal-style architecture, cobblestone streets and fashion and design shops. The dining scene is defined by upmarket restaurants and waterfront seafood spots. Georgetown Waterfront Park has a riverside promenade and gardens, and there's a bike path along the C&O Canal.

Visit the Society of the Cincinnati National Headquarters, also known as the Anderson House. A hidden gem in Washington, D.C., the Anderson House was the winter residence of Larz Anderson, an American diplomat to Japan, and his wife, Isabel Weld Perkins, an author and Red Cross volunteer. Architects Arthur Little and Herbert Browne of Boston designed Anderson House in the Beaux-Arts, or Academic Classical, style at a cost of over $750,000 in 1905 when construction was complete.

Drive by the Washington National Cathedral. In a city of impressive monuments, memorials, and historic sites, the National Cathedral is unique. Standing higher than the Washington Monument, it is the sixth largest church in the world.

Visit the Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens. The mansion is the former home of cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post and features one of the most comprehensive collections of eighteenth and nineteenth-century Russian Imperial art outside of Russia, as well as an extensive collection of eighteenth-century French decorative arts.

Enjoy dinner included at a local hot spot aiming to re-create the experience of an Italian restaurant that might have flourished in New York's Little Italy in the '50s.

Check-in to your local area hotel.

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Day 2

Enjoy breakfast included at the hotel this morning.

Depart for Inside the Embassies! Bring your passport for stamping as you enter each country. Meet your GUIDE and line up at your choice of Dupont area Embassies to beat the lines that occur here later in the day. Discover the secrets and unique cultural traditions inside DC’s Embassies.

Enjoy lunch on own while exploring.

Depart for a Tour of the historic Dumbarton Oaks Mansion, Museum & Stately Gardens, the residence and garden of Robert Woods Bliss and his wife Mildred Barnes Bliss. The Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection was founded here by the Bliss couple, who gave the property to Harvard University in 1940.

Enjoy dinner included this evening at a local Tavern.

Continue on an Illuminated Monument Driving Tour. Washington’s grand buildings, memorials, and monuments sparkle and are impressive during the day; but in the evenings they are illuminated, soft, focusing the solid stones and bronzes; fountains and water features shimmer in reflection; shadows darken highlighting the floodlit detail. Impressive during the day – stunning at night! Drive by the Marine Corps Memorial (Iwo Jima Statue), the Air Force Memorial, the Washington Monument, the National World War II Memorial, other memorials and monuments as time permits, and drive along Embassy Row.

Return to your hotel for the evening.

B, D

Day 3

Prior to checking out, enjoy breakfast included at the hotel this morning.

Depart for Artechouse and prepared to be dazzled by their Spring Show! With a mission to inspire, educate, and empower the creation of new, experiential and exploratory art form, ARTECHOUSE connects audiences to the arts, and stimulates interest in the limitless possibilities of technology, science and creativity.
Depart for The Mansion on O Street, check out over 100 uniquely-themed rooms and 70 secret doors. Your tour includes an introduction and Q&A about the Mansion, followed by a self-guided journey.

Enjoy lunch on own in Penn Quarter -OR- inside the National Portrait Gallery.

Visit Shops of Penn Quarter -OR- the National Portrait Gallery, housed in the magnificent “Old Patent Office Building,” this museum features a unique collection of portraits of famous Americans from the worlds of politics, sports, literature and stage and screen. The Gallery includes the Hall of Presidents, which has several official portraits of United States Presidents.

Depart for home.

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B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Audubon - SCUCS 537 W. Nicholson Rd, Audubon, NJ 08106
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