Sightseeing Tours of Washington, DC

We’ve teamed up with the Destination DC to offer impressive sightseeing tours and experiences sure to make you feel like a destination expert to your clients. ASTA Global Convention 2018 travel agent attendees and guests are invited to participate in pre-conference sightseeing tours at an affordable rate. The cost for these tours will be $25.00 per person
 

Washington, DC Sightseeing Tours & Experiences


Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM


Sightseeing Tours Tuesday August 21(All tours will be departing from Washington Hilton)

Tour #1 - Monument Bike Tour (50 persons maximum)

Freedom, fun, monuments, and a breeze. This bike tour covers the monuments and memorials on the National Mall and Potomac Tidal Basin. See the Washington Monument, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, World War II Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, the new Martin Luther King Jr Memorial, and more. This tour also gives you the chance to walk around and explore the memorials in depth. There is a lot to see but we’ll get you there in this leisurely yet efficient tour.

Tour #2 - Spy on the News Tour (50 persons maximum)

Experience the secret side of Washington, DC during a customized tour of two exceptionally unique city museums. First choose your cover and traverse through the International Spy Museum, the only public museum in the United States solely dedicated to espionage. Museum exhibits and artifacts help bring to life the strategies and techniques of the men and women behind some of the most secretive espionage missions in world history. Walk the few blocks over to the Newseum and see how global initiatives are portrayed in the media. The Newseum includes seven levels of interactive exhibits, including the newly expanded “Inside Today’s FBI.” Among the most memorable exhibits are the 9/11 Gallery, the Berlin Wall Gallery, and the Pulitzer Prize Photographs Gallery.

Tour #3 - Faith-Focused District (50 persons maximum)

Discover the new institutions focusing on faith-based travel experiences. Begin by walking through the mesmerizing Marco Rupnik mosaics at the recently renovated Saint John Paul II Shrine. Then, head down to the new Wharf neighborhood to witness the newest addition to the Washington, DC museum family, The Museum of the Bible. Over 430,000 square feet, this museum highlights the many ways the Bible has influenced the world.



Additional Washington, DC tours for attendees of the NACTA 2018 Annual Conference


Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM (For NACTA Conference attendees only) 

Sightseeing Tour Thursday Sugust 23(All tours will be departing from Washington Hilton)

Tour #1- National Mall Highlights Double Decker Bus Tour (50 persons maximum)

Experience all of the famous Washington, DC tourist attractions, including the impressive White House, National Mall Monuments and Memorials, and Arlington National Cemetery – all from the comfort of an open-top double decker bus. Enjoy informative and entertaining commentary and learn about the history of the city, as well as the importance of significant landmarks. Build your own adventure by exploring on your own the new Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Tour #2 - A Capital Oasis: Washington, DC’s Historic Homes and Gardens (50 persons maximum)

Interspersed amongst the monuments and memorials lie a treasure trove of beauty and tranquility. Take a stroll through the twenty-five acres of serene landscaped gardens and natural woodlands at Hillwood, while also taking a gander at the most comprehensive collection of Russian imperial art outside of Russia. And delight in Tudor Place, one of America’s last intact urban estates from the Federal Period. Recollect the founding of the nation at Anderson House, a representation of what America's founders hoped their capital city would become.

Tour #3 - Faith-Focused District (50 persons maximum)

Discover the new institutions focusing on faith-based travel experiences. Begin by walking through the mesmerizing Marco Rupnik mosaics at the recently renovated Saint John Paul II Shrine. Then, head down to the new Wharf neighborhood to witness the newest addition to the Washington, DC museum family, The Museum of the Bible. Over 430,000 square feet, this museum highlights the many ways the Bible has influenced the world.