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Bringing Together Educational Tours, National Events, New Horizons and Travel Adventures March 06, 2012 March 06, 2012 March 06, 2012 1 – revised by conway 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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