We fly from London to the political powerhouse of Washington D.C. On arrival we transfer to our hotel, the perfect base from which to explore the US capital.
On Day 2 we enjoy a guided tour of 'The District's', most famous landmarks including Capitol Hill, the largest historical residential district in Washington and instantly recognisable thanks to the distinctive Capitol Building. We also take in the Pentagon, headquarters of the United States Department of Defence, the Washington Memorial, one of the city's most iconic monuments, and Georgetown before continuing to Arlington National Cemetery, the final resting place of JFK.
Next is the world-famous White House, home to each serving President of the United States. Following the tour your afternoon is at leisure. Why not visit the incredible Smithsonian Institute? With different buildings dedicated to natural history and the history of air and space travel, these informative and interesting museums are an excellent way to spend an afternoon. This evening we enjoy dinner and a talk from a guest lecturer.