June 8-12, 2009

Tour will originate in the Kingsport/Johnson City/Bristol/Abingdon area.

History, nostalgia, baseball, scenic beauty, pride of country, fascinating architecture, outstanding food – this trip has it all.

Adventure Day 1 – Monday, June 8, 2009
Let's all get acquainted as the miles roll quickly along toward our four-night destination in the D.C. area. After checking into our hotel with a bit of a rest, we will have a delicious meal at McCormick & Schmick's. Then we will have an Illuminated Driving Tour of many of the monuments in D.C. One of the best ways to see the true majesty of Washington's monuments is aglow against the night sky.

Adventure Day 2 – Tuesday, June 9, 2009
We will enjoy a continental breakfast at our hotel before we visit Washington National Cathedral. This architectural treasure, along with its beautiful grounds, will lift your spirits. We will drive along Embassy Row to the brand new Capitol Visitor Center which features an exhibition gallery where you can view the House and Senate when they are in session, orientation theaters, gift shops and cafeteria. .The fascinating Smithsonian is next where you can choose which exhibits you visit. Lunch will be on your own in the museum. Around 5:00 pm we meet to go to Union Station for some free time to shop as well as have dinner on your own.

Adventure Day 3 – Wednesday, June 10, 2009
After our continental breakfast, we will travel to Baltimore for a city tour ending in the Harbor Area. There's lots to do here: shopping, eating, people watching. The Baltimore Aquarium is a few steps away if you want to visit. A thrilling evening is in store for you as you cheer on your team at a baseball game.

Adventure Day 4 – Thursday, June 11, 2009
We begin our adventure this morning after our continental breakfast when we leave for Annapolis, Maryland's capital city and home to more surviving Colonial buildings than any other place in the country. The U. S. Naval Academy is next on our itinerary. While walking its scenic grounds, known as The Yard, the contrasts in architecture reflect the long and colorful history of the Academy. On this National Historic Site, the Academy's tree-shaded monuments commemorate the courageous graduates and their contributions to naval history. Enjoy lunch on your own and free time in Annapolis to explore and browse the unique shops around the Harbor area. Tonight we will visit Tyson Corner where dinner will be on your own. (B)

Adventure Day 5 – Friday, June 12, 2009
This morning we check out of our hotel, eat our continental breakfast, and head for Mount Vernon, the beautifully restored home of our first president. We will tour the stately mansion with its surprisingly vibrant colors and see it decorated as it was during Washington's time. Discover the “real” George Washington through fascinating new multimedia experiences and hundreds of museum artifacts. There is a lovely restaurant where you will enjoy lunch on your own. With our tummies full, we can relax and perhaps take a nap as we return home.

DEPOSITS AND DETAILS:
Deposit of $200 due with reservation. Optional insurance fee due with reservaction. Final payment due April 23, 2009.


Price per Person:
Single: $866
Double: $599
Triple: $544
Quad: $523
Optional Insurance: $34 ($48 single)


Trip Highlights:
Roundtrip luxury motorcoach transportation with tour escort
Roundtrip luggage handling for one piece of luggage
Illuminated driving tour
Five meals - four breakfasts and one dinner
Four nights lodging
Washington National Cathedral
Capitol Visitor Center
Smithsonian
Union Station
The U. S. Naval Academy
Mount Vernon

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