Optional Tours

All tour packages include:

  • Round-trip transportation via climate controlled vehicle
  • Expert licensed, suited tour guide per vehicle
  • Professionally trained transportation coordinator per vehicle
  • All applicable taxes and gratuities
  • All applicable admissions
Tour registration is available during conference registration.

Monday, September 18

Washington Highlights Tour—for accompanying guests

Guests will be introduced to the history and architecture of Washington, D.C. with stories, facts and trivia as they explore monuments, memorials and notable buildings (by Coach) such as The White House, the Inaugural Parade Route, Smithsonian Institution Complex and the Washington Monument.

Early Bird and Preregistration Rate—$75.00 per person
On-Site Rate (after 5:00 pm (ET) September 1, 2017)—$100.00 per person

Event Schedule

10:00 am
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
3:30 pm
4:00 pm

Guests board vehicle(s) and depart for tour
Tour
Lunch at Cascade Café (lunch not included in tour cost)
Tour continues
Guests re-board vehicle(s) for return to hotel
Guests arrive at Marriott Wardman Park


Tuesday, September 19

Mount Vernon (George Washington's home)—for accompanying guests

George Washington wrote of his beloved Mount Vernon, “No estate is more pleasantly situated than this.” Guests will enjoy the same breathtaking view across the Potomac River that enamored President Washington all those years ago. On this special tour, guests can pay respects at the tomb of George and Martha Washington and see the innovative Pioneer Farmer site (a working four-acre farm and re-creation of Washington’s 16 treading sided barn).  Visit the inspirational Slave Memorial, interesting outbuildings of the mansion, and the lush gardens and panoramic views.

Early Bird and Preregistration Rate—$100.00 per person
On-Site Rate (after 5:00 pm (ET) September 1, 2017)—$120.00 per person

Event Schedule

10:00 am
10:45 am
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
3:15 pm
4:00 pm

Guests board vehicle(s) and depart for tour
Guests arrive at Mount Vernon
Tour (lunch not included in tour cost)
Guests re-board vehicle(s) for return to hotel
Guests arrive at Marriott Wardman Park


Wednesday, September 20

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

The Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia, is the companion facility to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Opened in 2003, its two huge hangars—the Boeing Aviation Hangar and the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar—display thousands of aviation and space artifacts, including a Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, a Concorde, and the space shuttle Discovery. The Center also offers the Airbus IMAX® Theater and the Donald D. Engen Observation Tower, which gives you a 360-degree bird’s-eye view of Washington Dulles International Airport and the surrounding area.

Early Bird and Preregistration Rate—$25.00 per person
On-Site Rate (after 5:00 pm (ET) September 1, 2017)—$40.00 per person

Event Schedule

2:00 pm
2:45 pm
2:45 – 5:15 pm
5:30 pm
6:30 pm

Guests board vehicle(s) and depart for tour
Guests arrive at Udvar-Hazy Center
Tour
Guests re-board vehicle(s) for return to hotel
Guests arrive at Marriott Wardman Park
Note:  Lunch not included in tour cost.


Wednesday, September 20

Illuminated Washington Tour

Washington, D.C. is resplendent at night when the monuments shine in the darkness. Guests will have the opportunity to view the iconic monuments, memorials and historic buildings.

Early Bird and Preregistration Rate—$75.00 per person
On-Site Rate (after 5:00 pm (ET) September 1, 2017)—$100.00 per person

Event Schedule

7:30 pm
8:00 – 8:45 pm
9:00 – 9:45 pm
9:45 pm

10:00 pm
10:30 pm

Guests board vehicle(s) and depart for tour
Guests visit the Lincoln, Vietnam and Korean Memorials
Guests visit the WWII Memorial
Driving tour along the National Mall; guests will view the Smithsonian buildings, Government Buildings, The Washington Monument and the U.S. Capitol Building
Tour concludes and guests depart for hotel
Guests arrive at Marriott Wardman Park
Note: Dinner not included in tour cost.

Note: All tours include round-trip transfer to and from the Marriott Wardman Park. Prices are based on a minimum number of participants.  If the minimum is not met, tours will be cancelled and payments will be refunded.