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2012 DC Trip Itinerary

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									Bringing Together Educational Tours, National Events, New Horizons and Travel Adventures

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March 06, 2012
PROPOSED ITINERARY - FOR REVIEW ONLY – NOT TO BE USED ON TOUR, NOT TO BE GIVEN TO PARENTS - THIS IS ONLY A SUGGESTED ITINERARY
FLOW – THIS ITINERARY IS NOT FINAL UNTIL ALL SITES/RESTAURANTS ARE BOOKED AND CONFIRMED

Learwood Middle School 8th Grade
Avon Lake, OH
Washington, DC October 24-26, 2012
Tour Sponsor/Moderator: Annette Slagle
Tour Consultant: Michael Conway
Tour Support: Judy Chipman
Tour Director: Dave Gaston (requested)
Touring Motorcoach: Cleveland Southeast
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24
6:00 a.m. Coaches arrive at Learwood Middle School to begin loading
340 Lear Road, Avon Lake, OH 44012 Phone: (440) 933-8142
6:15 a.m. Depart for Washington, DC via five 55 passenger motorcoaches
(Please note: estimated drive time to the WDC is 6 ½ hours without stops. Adding 1 ½ hours for lunch and one rest stop,
estimated drive time is 8 hours).
9:30 a.m. (Approx.) Brief rest room break
12:30 p.m. Lunch en route at the Prime Outlet Food Court in Hagerstown, MD
Tour Participants will receive $10 per person cash back for lunch here.
1:30 p.m. Depart for Washington, DC
2:30 p.m. Arrive at the Arlington National Cemetery – time to use the restrooms
Your Brightspark Tour Director will meet you here.
2:30 p.m. Your (5) Licensed Washington, D.C. Guides will report to the Arlington Cemetery Visitors Center to guide your
group for the rest of the day.
2:45 p.m. Tour Arlington National Cemetery. Stops may include Kennedy Graves, Challenger Memorial, Tomb of the
Unknown Soldier, and the Changing of the Guard Ceremony
4:30 p.m. Depart for Dinner
5:00 p.m. Dinner at the Pentagon City Mall Food Court
Tour Participants will receive a Meal Voucher for dinner here.
6:30 p.m. Stop at the United States Air Force Memorial
7:00 p.m. Visit the Lincoln, Vietnam, and the Korean War Memorials
9:15 p.m. Visit the World War II Memorial and Washington Monument
10:00 p.m. Tour Concludes: Drop off tour guides and check in at your hotel
10:00 p.m. Hotel Check In: Crowne Plaza Crystal City
1480 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA (703) 416-1600
10:30 p.m. (4) Private Security Guards on Duty from 10:30 p.m. - 5:30 a.m. Learwood Middle School 8th Grade 2
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25
7:15 a.m. Breakfast Buffet at your hotel
8:15 a.m. Begin boarding the coaches
8:30 a.m. Depart for the Newseum
9:00 a.m. Visit the Newseum
10:30 a.m. Visit the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s permanent exhibits
12:00 p.m. Lunch: Reagan Building Food Court
Tour Participants will receive a Meal Voucher for lunch here.
2:00 p.m. Arrive at US Capital Building for your guided tour.
4:00 p.m. Visit your choice of the following museums in chaperone groups: American History Museum, National Air and
Space Museum, American Indian Museum, Natural History Museum, US Botanic Gardens, or National Gallery of Art
5:30 p.m. Depart for Dinner
6:00 p.m. Dinner at the Pentagon City Food Court
Tour Participants will receive a Meal Voucher for dinner here.
7:30 p.m. Meet 5 D.C. Guides for an Evening Illumination Monument Tour of WDC
Note: Tour guides will meet your group at the Pentagon City Food Court. We will divide into 5 separate bus groups at this
time.
7:45 p.m. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, FDR Memorial, and Jefferson Memorial
9:30 p.m. Iwo Jima Marine Memorial
10:00 p.m. Return to Hotel to pre-pack for tomorrow morning
10:30 p.m. (4) Private Security Guards on Duty from 10:30 p.m.-5:30 a.m.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21
7:30 a.m. Breakfast Buffet at Hotel
8:30 a.m. Check out of your hotel and load the motorcoaches
8:45 a.m. Depart for sightseeing
9:15 a.m. Arrive Ford’s Theatre
9:30 a.m. Participate in Ranger Talk Program (no museum entry)
10:15 a.m. Visit the White House (exterior walk) including Lafayette Park
11:15 a.m. Visit the National Archives Building
1:15 p.m. Lunch at Pentagon City Food Court
Tour Participants will receive a $10 cash back for lunch.
2:15 p.m. Coaches will pick up and depart for Ohio
(Please note: estimated drive time to the Avon Lake is 6 ½ hours without stops. Adding 2 hours for traffic, dinner, and one
rest stop, estimated drive time is 8 ½ hours. A rest room break will take place en route to Avon Lake.)
5:30 p.m. Dinner: $10 cash back per person for fast food en route home
10:45 p.m. Return to Learwood Middle School. WELCOME HOME!!
THANK YOU FOR TRAVELING WITH NEW HORIZONS AND BRIGHTSPARK TRAVEL!
MAY YOU HAVE MEMORIES THAT WILL LAST A LIFETIME!

								
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