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Explore Washington, D.C.

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Choose from our 3-day, 4-day, or 5-day options! Let us know which option works best for you.

(We recommend the 4-day tour — just enough time to see the sites while having a day to serve in ministry too!)

3-Day D.C. Tour

Day 1 – Travel Day and Memorials

After meeting your JE Guide at the airport, you will transfer to DC

Smithsonian Museums and National Archives

Dinner

Evening guided walking tour of the Tidal Basin Memorials: Jefferson, MLK, and FDR

Devotions at hotel

Day 2 – Capitol Hill / Holocaust Museum OR Museum of the Bible / White House / Mall Memorials

Breakfast

Morning visit to Capitol Hill: interior guided Capitol tour, self-guided interior visit to Library of Congress, exterior visit to the Supreme Court*

Lunch

Afternoon self-guided visit to the Holocaust Museum or Museum of the Bible

Afternoon exterior visit to the White House**

Dinner

Evening guided walking tour of the Mall Memorials: Lincoln, WWII, Korea, and Vietnam

Devotions at hotel

*Congressman meet & greets organized by group

**Interior tours organized by group w/ Congressman

Day 3 – Arlington National Cemetery / Home

Breakfast

Morning guided walking tour Arlington National Cemetery – JFK gravesite and Tomb of the Unknown Solider*

Iwo Jima Marine Memorial

Pentagon 9/11 Memorial

Group departs for home after a great D.C. trip!

*Wreath layings upon request are organized by JE and dependent upon availability; ANC Trolley available at additional cost

4-Day D.C. Tour

Day 1 – Travel Day/Mount Vernon/Tidal Basin Memorials

After meeting your JE Guide at the airport, you will transfer to DC

Afternoon visit to Mount Vernon, George Washington’s home. The group will tour Washington’s mansion, explore the grounds and gardens along the river, and learn about George and Martha at the education center.

Dinner

Evening guided walking tour of the Tidal Basin Memorials: Jefferson, MLK, and FDR

Devotions at hotel

Day 2 – Capitol Hill / Holocaust Museum / White House / Mall Memorials

Breakfast

Morning visit to Capitol Hill: interior guided Capitol tour, self-guided interior visit to Library of Congress, exterior visit to the Supreme Court*

Lunch

Afternoon self-guided visit to the Holocaust Museum

Afternoon exterior visit to the White House**

Dinner

Evening guided walking tour of the Mall Memorials: Lincoln, WWII, Korea, and Vietnam

Devotions at hotel

*Congressman meet & greets organized by group

**Interior tours organized by group w/ Congressman

Day 3 – Arlington National Cemetery / Ministry / 9-11 Memorial

Breakfast

Iwo Jima Marine Memorial

Morning guided walking tour Arlington National Cemetery where the group will visit the JFK gravesite and Tomb of the Unknown Solider to see the Changing of the Guard.*  *Wreath layings organized by JE, dependent upon availability; *ANC Trolley available at additional cost

Afternoon visit to a local ministry where the group will help either a local homeless ministry or the National Park Service

Dinner

Pentagon 9/11 Memorial

Devotions at hotel

*Wreath layings upon request are organized by JE and dependent upon availability; ANC Trolley available at additional cost

Day 4 – Museum of the Bible / Smithsonian Museums / National Archives / Home

Breakfast

Early morning visit to the Museum of the Bible

Mid-morning visit to the Smithsonian Museums where your group will have time to visit the Air and Space Museum,  American History Museum, and/or the Natural History Museum

Next, the group will visit the National Archives to see the Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, and US Constitution

Depart for airport and home

5-Day D.C. Tour

Day 1 – Travel Day and Memorials

After meeting your JE Guide at the airport, you will transfer to DC

Smithsonian Museums and National Archives

Dinner

Evening guided walking tour of the Tidal Basin Memorials: Jefferson, MLK, and FDR

Devotions at hotel

Day 2 – Capitol Hill / Holocaust Museum / White House / Mall Memorials

Breakfast

Morning visit to Capitol Hill: interior guided Capitol tour, self-guided interior visit to Library of Congress, exterior visit to the Supreme Court*

Lunch

Afternoon self-guided visit to the Holocaust Museum

Afternoon exterior visit to the White House**

Dinner

Evening guided walking tour of the Mall Memorials: Lincoln, WWII, Korea, and Vietnam

Devotions at hotel

*Congressman meet & greets organized by group

**Interior tours organized by group w/ Congressman

Day 3 – Arlington National Cemetery / Mount Vernon

Breakfast

Morning guided walking tour Arlington National Cemetery – JFK gravesite and Tomb of the Unknown Solider*

Iwo Jima Marine Memorial

Afternoon visit to Mount Vernon

Dinner

Pentagon 9/11 Memorial

Devotions at hotel

*Wreath layings upon request are organized by JE and dependent upon availability; ANC Trolley available at additional cost

Day 4 – Ministry / Ford's Theater

Breakfast

Morning visit to a local ministry

Lunch

Afternoon visit to Ford’s Theater

Dinner

Conclude the day with devotions at hotel

Day 5 – Museum of the Bible / Home

Breakfast

Morning visit to the Museum of the Bible

Depart for the airport and home

Extras

Alternate Activities For Any D.C. Tour

Newseum

Spy Museum

National Zoo

Metro ride

Stay Longer?

Add day trips to Gettysburg, Monticello, St. John’s Church – Richmond, Philadelphia

Making a Difference
Through our Food for the Children program,
you support orphanages and refugee centers
worldwide with your JE tour.
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JE Trax App
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our digital journaling app to record
their amazing #JEtourview and #JEtourstory.
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Request a Quote

Contact one of our Travel Specialists to begin planning your JE tour. They would love to assist you in quoting this tour or in customizing it.

The JE Experience

What can you expect to experience on your JE tour?

Not every tour provides opportunities for the exact same adventures, but we train our JE Guides to lead you in experiencing these five aspects of any culture you visit — what we call The 5 “Locals.”

As you experience The 5 “Locals,” we hope you do so not as any cultural observer would. Rather, we seek to immerse you in other cultures specifically from a Christian worldview. That leads us to ask three questions as you experience The 5 “Locals”:

  1. What value or naturally good things has God placed in this culture?
  2. How has God already been working in this culture as part of his ongoing work of reconciling all things to himself?
  3. Are there ways I can participate in this work by serving others and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

The JE Difference

Inspiring Purpose

We provide global opportunities that will challenge individuals to consider God’s purpose in their lives. Whether through an intentional site talk, incredible nature excursion, or intentional conversation, all travelers will be challenged to either consider Christ for the first time or be inspired to continue on in faithful ministry.

Developing Leaders

We provide global opportunities that will examine an individual’s character, expand their perspective, and challenge them to greater leadership.  We know from first hand-experience that travel can develop a broader perspective of the world and an increased cross-cultural understanding. Our tours challenge travelers to consider their character and leadership skills.

Sharing Christ

We provide global opportunities for individuals to engage others with the Gospel. Travelers are able to share Christ through both proclaiming and serving. Individuals are challenged to take a spirit of humility and love as they serve under local ministries to advance the Kingdom.

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