Presentation on theme: "D.C. PARENT MEETING. Why Smithsonian? Full-time Tour Director –With groups 24-hours a day, from arrival to departure –Trained to handle on-tour emergencies."— Presentation transcript:
Why Smithsonian? Full-time Tour Director –With groups 24-hours a day, from arrival to departure –Trained to handle on-tour emergencies Professional overnight security –Additional security dedicated exclusively to our group Local offices –Tour groups have the support of a network of local offices across America 24/7 Emergency Service –Additional emergency support is always just a phone call away
Itinerary (Tentative) DAY 1 Depart from Sea-Tac International to take red-eye to Washington, D.C. Visit the Smithsonian museum of your choice, which may include: – National Air and Space Museum – National Museum of Natural History – National Museum of American History Lunch: $15 Cash Excursion to Mount Vernon Dinner (Bertucci’s, King Street Blue’s, Nando’s) Take a night tour of Washington – Lincoln Memorial – WWII Memorial – Korean War Veterans Memorial – Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bus to Hotel: (Courtyard Marriott, Hampton Inn, Comfort Inn, Fairfield Inn & Suites)
DAY 2 Breakfast at Hotel Transfer to Charlottesville Lunch at Michie’s Tavern Visit to Monticello – Explore the Estate of Thomas Jefferson Dinner: $15 Cash Return to Washington, D.C.
DAY 3 Breakfast at Hotel Transfer to Gettysburg Take a guided tour of Gettysburg National Military Park, where Lincoln delivered his famous address Lunch: $15 Cash Visit the Gettysburg Museum, Visitor Center, and Cyclorama Experience Transfer to Baltimore Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament Return to Washington, D.C.
Day 4 Breakfast at Hotel Visit Capitol Hill: – U.S. Capitol and Visitor Center (subject to availability) – U.S. Supreme Court – Library of Congress Lunch National Archive (Time Permitting) Holocaust Memorial Museum Permanent Exhibit Dinner
Day 5 Breakfast at Hotel Attend Mass Take a guided tour of D.C. – Photo stop at the Washington Monument – FDR Memorial – Martin Luther King, Jr. National Visit Arlington National Cemetery and Wreath Laying Ceremony – Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier – Kennedy gravesites Photo stop the Marine Corps War Memorial Lunch Newseum Depart for home and share your amazing experience!
Daily Logistics Meals Rooms TEAMS Curfew Cell Phones
Considerations for sending your child Respect Grades Behavior Museums, Historical Sites, etc. Bonding time Roommates Buses
FEES Program Fee: Student Program Fee $2,105 Total for Adults $2345
Program Fee (cont’d) Round-trip airfare Clean and safe hotel rooms Meals Full-time Tour Director Sightseeing tours led by licensed guides Air-conditioned motorcoach Professional overnight security On-tour backpack, luggage tag and travel ID badge Travel journal Medical and accident coverage $1 million consumer protection plan Gratuities Smithsonian membership
Other Fees Personal spending money ($75 max) Optional coverage plan Checked baggage fees Incidentals fee $40 (extra tips/airport food, medicine, etc) Snack Share EF Trip Insurance
Financial Aid/Scholarships Contact Mrs. Crockett EF Smithsonian Incentives Liberty Scholarship (EF Smithsonian)
Enrollment Online at smithsonianstudenttravel.com Linked on Mrs. Halley’s Tour # 1695320UJ Online EFExploreAmerica.com/Enroll Phone 1.888.333.9756
Chaperones Thank you to those who have signed up! 6-8 chaperones is ideal… Duties: Enforcing trip rules, Counting kids! Seeing the sights Exhausting! Crazy! Fun, fun, fun!