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05/13/2022 - 05/15/2022 Fri-Sun Trip# 2022053
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.
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Arrive to Washington, DC Arrive to Washington, DC. Visit the Society of the Cincinnati National Headquarters- Anderson House This is 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. The Andersons used the house to entertain the social and political elite of America and abroad, as well as to showcase their collection of fine and decorative art and historic artifacts that the couple acquired in their extensive travels. 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. Meet GUIDE and Tour 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. Visit the Society of the Cincinnati National Headquarters- Anderson House which 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. The Andersons used the house to entertain the social and political elite of America and abroad, as well as to showcase their collection of fine and decorative art and historic artifacts that the couple acquired in their extensive travels. Dinner included then check in to Hilton Garden Inn Tysons. Baggage handling is included.D
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. 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. Continue to lunch on own at GUIDE's discretion. Continue to discover the secrets and unique cultural traditions inside DC's Embassies. Explore National Law Enforcement Museum. The 57,000 square foot museum has 3 stories underground and more than 21,000 artifacts from every era of law enforcement! Feel what it's like to walk in the shoes of law enforcement with high tech interactive exhibits, see a bulletproof vest from c.1930 that was used by gangster Al Capone, and learn about the hard-working heroes that keep America safe.
Enjoy dinner included at Shaw's Tavern . After dinner depart 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) Air Force Museum, National World War 11 Memorial and other memorials and monuments as time permits as well as the Washington National Cathedral. Drive along Embassy Row. After the Civil War, the powerful and socially elite built large mansions along Massachusetts Ave, and after the Great Depression, many of the families who built these homes went broke. Today, the area is known as Embassy Row. Embassies, associations, foundations, and clubs have claimed and restored these lovely homes.
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel prior to checking out. Depart with guide and drive along Embassy Row. After the Civil War, the powerful and socially elite built large mansions along Massachusetts Ave, and after the Great Depression, many of the families who built these homes went broke. Today, the area is known as Embassy Row. Embassies, associations, foundations, and clubs have claimed and restored these lovely homes.
Drive by the Washington National Cathedral with its 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. This 14th-Century-style Gothic wonder is situated on 57 acres and took 83 years to build. Helen Keller and Woodrow Wilson, the only President buried within Washington, DC, are interred here. It is a living symbol of our country's heritage of faith and religious freedom. 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. Highlights include a diamond crown worn by Empress Alexandra at her marriage to Nicholas II; Beauvais tapestries designed by François Boucher; two Imperial Easter eggs by Carl Fabergé; La Nuit by lliam-Adolphe Bouguereau; and a collection of costumes and accessories worn by Mrs. Post or her family. The greenhouse and formal gardens are set among 25 acres of wooded hillsides located in the heart of Washington, D.C.
Enjoy lunch on own in Penn Quarter then visit the National Portrait Gallery which is 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. Tour The Mansion on O Street with its 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. Be sure to pay special attention to spot a secret door or two! After a fun filled two day's depart for home!
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