Optional Tours

All tour packages included:

  • 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 was available during conference registration.

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.

Preregistration Rate—$25.00 per person
On-Site Rate—$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
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. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended for this tour. 

Preregistration Rate—$75.00 per person
On-Site Rate—$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.