Summary of The Day: Those who are in DC for a day and a night can take advantage of this special combo offer to fill their time with sights. This special offer allows you to see Mount Vernon, Arlington National Cemetery as well as all of the sights on our DC After Dark tour. With the offer, you can book the first two parts of this tour to receive 50% off the last part of the tour.
What will you see on this Tour?
With so many sights and monuments being encompassed in this combination, the question should be ‘what can’t you see on this tour?’ The tour takes place for nine hours during the day and then a further three hours in the evening for the After Dark portion. And, you don't have to take both tours in the same day, if you wish to spread out your experience with Gray Line, DC!
The first part of this tour includes Mount Vernon, the home and final resting place of the first president. The mansion and surrounding gardens offer plenty of chances to walk around and learn. The grounds were a working plantation and the tomb of the Washingtons are set in a beautiful garden.
Then, it’s on to Arlington National Cemetery to view historic gravesites and memorials. These tributes to soldiers are all over the area and provides visitors a place to stop and pay their respects. General Pershing and President John F. Kennedy are just two of the famous names buried here. This somber tour is incredibly interesting and will make any visitor aware of just how many soldiers make the ultimate sacrifice. America's "most hallowed ground" is an important way to reflect on wars and the defense and protection of the United States.
While on this tour, you can also take a visit to Arlington House, which was the ancestral home of Robert E Lee. This mansion was taken away from the family during the military strife that accompanied the Civil War and was captured by the federal government. The house has been restored to its former glory and now reflects the way that it was in the 1800s.
Finally, with this combo deal, you’ll be taken on our DC After Dark tour in the evening, which is filled with history. This tour mainly focuses on memorials and famous sights that look simply breathtaking in the evening. They include the Lincoln Memorial, Iwo Jima Memorial and White House (photo stop only) – each of which look stunning in the darkness. The biggest monuments, including the Washington Monument, can also still be seen from the coach tour and this tour offers a totally unique way to see DC.
Why should you go on this Tour?
If you enjoy a bargain and getting money off a tour that will stay in your memory for years to come, then check out this combo. You’ll get all of the fun of Mount Vernon in the morning, a trip to Arlington National Cemetery in the afternoon, and picturesque views of the city by night. The coach is a comfortable and luxurious way to see all of these things, while our driver guides tell you all about the sights.
Mount Vernon and Arlington National Cemetery Tour
The motor coach departs from Union Station at 8 am and heads directly to Mount Vernon:
♦ Mount Vernon (9:00am-1:30pm --- guests should plan on having lunch at the cafe)
♦ Arlington National Cemetery (2:30pm-4:30 pm --- may be slightly shorter if traffic is bad)
Arlington National Cemetery's tram has six stops on weekdays and nine one weekends. You can get off at whichever ones you wish, and then board the next tram to the next stop. We advise only getting off at the Kennedy Gravesite stop and Memorial Amphitheatre Stop (Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Changing of the Guard) to hold with your regular motorcoach time. Here is the list of stops at Arlington:
♦ Welcome Center
♦ Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima) -- there is a 5-10 minute walk to the memorial from the tram stop.
♦ President John F. Kennedy Gravesite
♦ U.S. Coast Guard Memorial
♦ General Pershing Gravesite
♦ Memorial Amphitheatre and Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
♦ Arlington House (AKA Robert E. Lee House)
On the weekends, the following stops are added:
♦ Sections 54 and 55
♦ Columbarium and Niche Wall
♦ Section 60 and 9/11 Memorial
DC After Dark Tour
♦ Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
♦ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
♦ Jefferson Memorial
♦ Lincoln Memorial
♦ Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall
♦ Korean War Memorial
♦ The White House (Photo Stop only)
♦ Iwo Jima Memorial
VIEWS FROM THE COACH:
♦ U.S. Capitol Building
♦ Pennsylvania Ave.
♦ Washington Monument
♦ U.S. Capitol Reflecting Pool
♦ Federal Triangle
♦ Kennedy Center
|USD $112.00||USD $35.00|
*Adult age: 12 and older |
*Child age: 3-11
*Children under 3 join the tour for free.
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