OVERVIEW

Let your JE Guide connect American History and Biblical themes together as you view cities unlike any other on this Explore D.C. and NYC experience. Your group will visit many well-known sites in two of our nation’s oldest cities including Capitol Hill, Times Square, Arlington Cemetery, NYC 9/11 Memorial, DC Memorials, and much more! See the history books come to life before your eyes as you take in these vibrant cities and gain a deeper appreciation for our nation’s humble beginnings.

ITINERARY

DAY 1: TRAVEL DAY / SMITHSONIAN MUSEUMS / TIDAL BASIN MEMORIALS

  • After meeting your JE Guide at the airport, transfer to the District
  • Spend the afternoon exploring the Smithsonian Museums and the National Archives
  • Dinner
  • Evening guided walking tour of the Tidal Basin Memorials:
    • Jefferson, MLK Jr., and FDR Memorials
  • Conclude the day with devotions

DAY 2: CAPITOL HILL / WHITE HOUSE / MALL MEMORIALS

  • Breakfast
  • Morning visit to Capitol Hill:
  • Interior guided Capitol tour, a self-guided interior visit to Library of Congress, an exterior visit to the Supreme Court*
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon visit to Museum of the Bible
  • Afternoon visit to the White House
  • Dinner
  • Evening guided walking tour of the Mall Memorials: Lincoln, WWII, Vietnam, and Korea War Memorials
  • Conclude the day with devotions

*Congressman meet & greets organized by group

DAY 3: ARLINGTON CEMETERY / MINISTRY / PENTAGON 9/11 MEMORIAL

  • Breakfast
  • Morning guided tour of Arlington Cemetery
  • Stops include JFK’s gravesite and the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
  • Quick stop at the Iwo Jima Marine Memorial
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon visit to a local community ministry
  • Dinner
  • Evening visit to the 9/11 Pentagon Memorial
  • Conclude the day with devotions

DAY 4: NYC TRANSFER / MIDTOWN MANHATTAN / TIMES SQUARE

  • Early morning breakfast and transfer to NYC
  • Arrive at hotel and drop off luggage – NYC Subway safety information briefing
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon walking tour of Midtown Manhattan
  • Stops include St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Rockefeller Plaza with Radio City Music Hall, Bryant Park, Grand Central Terminal, and the Chrysler Building.
  • Dinner in Times Square and time to explore
  • Conclude the day with devotions

DAY 5: LOWER MANHATTAN / ELLIS ISLAND / BROADWAY PLAY

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Morning visit to Lower Manhattan
  • Harbor cruise to Ellis Island with views of the Statue of Liberty
  • Walking tour of Lower Manhattan
  • Wall St., Battery Park, Trinity Church, NYSE, and Federal Hall
  • Return to hotel to change for the evening
  • Dinner
  • Broadway show
  • Conclude the day with devotions

DAY 6: CENTRAL PARK / NYC MUSEUM

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Morning visit to Central Park
  • Morning visit to the NYC Museum of your choice: Natural History or the Met
  • Return to the hotel for luggage
  • Depart for the airport and home

STAY LONGER

  • Add a day in either DC or NYC, add a day trip to Philadelphia, or a few days in Boston

ALTERNATE ACTIVITIES

D.C. – 

  • National Cathedral
  • Mount Vernon
  • Spy Museum
  • Newseum
  • National Zoo
  • Holocaust Museum
  • Ford’s Theater

NYC –

  • Empire State Building
  • Yankee game or stadium tour
  • NBC Studios Tour
  • MoMA or the Guggenheim
  • 9/11 Museum
  • Top of the Rock Observatory
  • One World Observatory

MEDIA

WHY TRAVEL WITH JE?

Here at Joshua Expeditions, our ultimate goal is to provide opportunities for life change through travel. Every high-quality travel experience with JE is a chance for travelers to deepen their understanding of God, examine new cultures through a Biblical worldview, and help give back through the JE Ministry Fund. Explore the world with JE and see how you can make a difference.

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