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Washington, DC: Monuments & Memorials

Washington, DC: Monuments & Memorials

Experience the vibrant history and iconic landmarks of Washington DC on our unforgettable tour! From the majestic Capitol Building to the solemn beauty of the Lincoln Memorial, immerse yourself in the essence of the nation's capital.

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Washington, DC: Monuments & Memorials

Trip Duration: 3 Days



Trip Inclusions:

  • Meals: 2 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch

  • Tour Director

  • Overnight accommodations

  • Deluxe motorcoach transportation

  • Baggage handling and related gratuities

  • Taxes



Highlights Include:


Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Your tour highlights the historic events that led up to the establishment of the national cultural center that is also our nation's living memorial to President John F. Kennedy, and includes an interactive exhibit on his life and presidency. The tour concludes with a breathtaking 360-degree view of the nation's capital from the building's roof terrace.


Old Town Alexandria

Old Town is Alexandria's beloved downtown and nationally designated historic district on the Potomac River waterfront. The King Street Mile and surrounding brick-lined sidewalks are studded with centuries-old architecture, historic attractions and independent businesses. Old Town is the heart of Alexandria, located just minutes from Washington, D.C.


Arlington National Cemetery Trolley Tour

Visit America's largest national burial ground with more than 600 acres of landscaped hills. Among the thousands of white headstones are the graves of President John Kennedy, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, world champion boxer Joe Louis, and the Tomb of the Unknowns. Changing Of The Guard at The Tomb of the Unknowns: The guard is changed every half hour on the half hour.


Washington, DC Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy this guided riding and walking sightseeing tour of Washington, DC which typically includes sights such as the US Capitol, Jefferson, Lincoln, Vietnam, Washington, Korean, FDR, and Iwo Jima monuments and WWII Memorial. Also included is the new Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial.


Air Force Memorial

The United States Air Force Memorial honors the service and sacrifices of the men and women of the United States Air Force and its predecessor organizations.


Alexandria, VA

On the Potomac River within eyesight of Washington, D.C., Alexandria, VA is nationally recognized for its rich history and beautifully preserved 18th- and 19th-century architecture. Voted one of Travel + Leisure's and a Conde Nast Traveler, Alexandria hums with a cosmopolitan feel and a walkable lifestyle. Enjoy free time and dinner on own in Alexandria, VA (optional).


Udvar-Hazy Center

The Udvar-Hazy Center displays thousands of aviation and space artifacts, including the Space Shuttle Discovery and a Concorde, in two large hangars.


Udvar-Hazy Center IMAX Movie - Living in the Age of Airplanes

Living in the Age of Airplanes is a story about how the airplane has changed the world. Not long ago,traveling between continents was a migration. Now, on any given day, 100,000 flights transport people and things between any two points on Earth in a matter of hours. Filmed in 18 countries across all 7 continents, it explores the countless ways aviation affects our lives (even when we don't fly).


With stunning visuals, the film renews our appreciation for one of the most extraordinary and awe-inspiring aspects of the modern world. The documentary is produced and directed by Brian J. Terwilliger (One Six Right), narrated by Harrison Ford,and features an original score by Academy Award winning composer James Horner (Avatar, Titanic). The Airbus IMAX Theater at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center houses the biggest IMAX screen in Northern Virginia. The Airbus IMAX Theater is among the first in the world to feature the latest IMAX laser projection system.This film is presented in 2D



Meal Information:


Lunch on day 2 will be at Carmines. Lunch will be served family style and includes caesar salad, caprese salad, penne vodka, linguini garlic & oil, chicken parmesan, with dessert.


Menu subject to change.



Need to Know:

Smithsonian security policy: All items (handbags, backpacks, etc) will be subject to search upon entering each museum.


Arlington Cemetery security policy: All visitors 16 years of age and older must present a valid state or government-issued photo identification upon entering the cemetery. Visitors 16 and 17-years-old may present a school-issued identification for entry. Persons who are not U.S. citizens must present a valid passport or U.S. State Department-issued photo identification for entry.


Before entering the cemetery from the main entrance, all pedestrians will be screened through the Welcome Center. There will be express screening lines for visitors who do not have bags. Those with disabilities will also have an express line for screening. Arlington officials urge people to allow additional time to go through security screening when visiting the cemetery, especially large tour groups.





Arlington Cemetery Tram - For those individuals who are able to transfer from their wheelchair & can climb 2 or 3 steps, on-demand service is provided. Vehicles used on all ANC Tours are equipped with priority seating and wheelchair storage. For those individuals who require a chair lift, advanced noticed is required to better assist you. Please note that the cemetery does not provide wheelchairs or strollers and if you require this service you will need to bring your own. This tour requuires a good deal of walking.


Starr has a select quantity of wheelchair accessible motorcoaches available; therefore, we suggest you contact a Travel Advisor to discuss any needs you may have before reserving your trip.



Day 1:

Travel to Washington, DC
Lunch on own en route
Guided Tour of Kennedy Center
Check in for two overnights at the Hyatt Centric Arlington, VA
Dinner on own in Old Town Alexandria, VA

Day 2:

Breakfast included at hotel
Arlington National Cemetery Tour and Trolley Ride
Visit the Air Force Memorial in Arlington
Visit the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial
Lunch included at Carmines
4 hour guided sightseeing tour of Washington, DC
Return to Hotel
Dinner on own

Day 3:

Breakfast included at hotel
Check out
Travel to Udvar-Hazy Center
IMAX Living in the Age of Airplanes
Admission to Udvar-Hazy Center
Lunch on own at Santini's Deli in Chantilly, VA
Travel home


Itinerary subject to change

Hyatt Centric Arlington, VA The Hyatt Centric

Arlington's ideal location puts you within walking distance to Georgetown and across the street from the Rosslyn Metro Center providing easy access to monuments, museums, galleries and attractions inside the Beltway. The hotel offers a 24 hr. Stay Fit Center. Cityhouse Restaurant offers classic American cuisine and the Key Bridge Terrace offers lite fare and cocktails. Guest rooms include hairdryer, coffee maker, iron/board, and mini-refrigerator.

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

Below is a list of pick-up points available for this tour. Pick up points vary by departure date so to see which date(s) your preferred location(s) is available, click “view” below.

Note: Not all pick-up points are available for all tours or all departure dates. Also, with less than 3 people booked from a pick-up point, that pick-up point may be changed or eliminated. If so, we will alert you approximately 30 days prior to departure.

City, State Address Approximate Times
Bensalem, PA (MAIN) Best Western Plus Phila Bensalem (MAIN)
3499 Street Rd Bensalem, PA
Cherry Hill, NJ (SHUTTLE) Cherry Hill Train Station Parking Lot (SHUTTLE)
Next to ShopRite at 2240 W Marlton Pike
Chester, PA (MAIN/HUB) Harrah's Philadelphia Casino (MAIN/HUB)
777 Harrah's Blvd Chester, PA
Hamilton, NJ (MAIN) Hamilton Station Park & Ride Garage (MAIN)
800 Sloan Avenue Hamilton, NJ
Iselin, NJ (SHUTTLE) APA Hotel Woodbridge (SHUTTLE)
120 S Wood Ave Iselin, NJ
No Pick Up Point No Transportation
Phila (NE), PA (MAIN) Phila (Northeast) KleinLife (MAIN)
10100 Jamison Ave (at Red Lion Rd) Philadelphia PA
Phila (South), PA (MAIN) Oregon Diner 302 W Oregon Ave (at 3rd St) (MAIN)
Philadelphia, PA
Phila(South), PA (SHUTTLE Oregon Diner 302 W Oregon Ave (at 3rd St) (SHUTTLE
Philadelphia, PA
Toms River, NJ (SHUTTLE) Toms River Park & Ride (SHUTTLE)
400 Highland Parkway S. Toms River, NJ
Wall Twnship NJ (SHUTTLE) Judy Blume Service Area (SHUTTLE)
100 Garden State Parkway Wall, NJ

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