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DC: Buffet Brunch, Lunch, or Dinner Cruise on the Spirit

1. DC: Buffet Brunch, Lunch, or Dinner Cruise on the Spirit

See the sights of Washington DC from onboard the Spirit of Washington with a lunch or dinner cruise on the Potomac River. Enjoy a buffet dining experience as you sail, and delight in panoramic views. Board your vessel and receive a personal greeting. Have your photo taken by the ship's photographer to capture the memory before being seated at your private table. Once there, gorge on your lunch or dinner buffet consisting of creative entrees prepared fresh daily and listen to the onboard music. After your meal, visit any of the three climate-controlled decks as you glide by the sights. LUNCH/DINNER BUFFET SAMPLE MENU SALADS FIELD GREEN SALAD (G*)(VG)Tomatoes | Cucumbers | Carrots | Ranch Dressing | Balsamic Dressing KALE QUINOA SALAD (G*)(VG)(V)Quinoa | Roasted Red Pepper | Spinach | Lemon Oregano Vinaigrette GREEN GODDESS PASTA SALAD (V)Sweet Peas | White Beans | Scallions MAIN HONEY SESAME CHICKEN (G*)Scallions | Fresno Chillies OVEN ROASTED WHITEFISH (G*)Spicy Tomato | White Bean Ragu BAKED ZITI PASTA (V)Aged Reggiano Parmesan Cheese | Mozzarella Cheese | Spinach Cream Sauce ROOT VEGETABLE FRICASSEE (G*)(VG)(V)Idaho Potatoes | Broccoli | Grape Tomatoes | Gremolata | Cauliflower Coconut Cream Sauce COMPLEMENTSROASTED BROCCOLI (G*)(VG)(V)Toasted Garlic | Chili Flakes GARLIC MASHED POTATOES (G*)(V)Idaho Potatoes | Roasted Garlic DESSERTSIGNATURE DESSERT STATION (V)Cakes | Brownies | Seasonal Fruit | *May Contain Nuts *Menus subject to change

Washington DC: Explore Capitol Hill on a Guided Tour

2. Washington DC: Explore Capitol Hill on a Guided Tour

Experience the sights of Washington DC on a guided walking tour. Benefit from entry tickets to the Library of Congress and Capitol Building. as well as enjoying the views of the Supreme Court building as you learn about the country's legislative and judicial branches. Begin your tour at the top of "the Hill" and hear fascinating anecdotes and facts about the country's legal system. Originally named Jenkins Hill, find out how this area quickly expanded to become the epicenter of American government and politics. Walk by the Supreme Court building, known as "The Marble Palace", and the surrounding Congressional office buildings. Then, explore the Library of Congress, the national library of the United States, and the oldest federal cultural institution in the country. Proceed to the Capitol Building to marvel at its neoclassical style and iconic architecture, while your guide details its rich history. Before concluding your tour, your guide will bring you into the US Capitol Visitor Center to arrange for your tour of the capitol.

Baltimore: Inner Harbor Buffet Brunch, Lunch, or Dinner

3. Baltimore: Inner Harbor Buffet Brunch, Lunch, or Dinner

See the sights of Baltimore from onboard the "Spirit of Baltimore" ship and cruise on the Patapsco River. Enjoy an al-fresco buffet dining experience while savoring views of the Baltimore skyline. Board the vessel at Inner Harbor and be welcomed on board. Be seated at a private table and marvel at iconic views of the city from the water. Have a brunch, lunch, or dinner buffet consisting of creative meals that are prepared fresh daily. While you feast, listen to tunes by an onboard DJ. Marvel at unobstructed views of the National Aquarium, Federal Hill, Fort McHenry and the Francis Scott Key Bridge Sample Lunch Menu Salads: • Field Green Salad • Kale Quinoa Salad Main: • Honey Sesame Chicken • Oven-Roasted Whitefish • Baked Ziti Pasta • Root Vegetable Fricassee Complements: • Roasted Broccoli • Garlic mashed potatoes Dessert: • Signature Dessert Station with cakes, brownies and seasonal fruit Sample Brunch Menu Early Riser • Breakfast pastries • Scrambled eggs • Breakfast meats • Breakfast potatoes Late Riser • Field green salad • Kale quinoa salad • Green Goddess pasta salad • Honey sesame chicken • Oven-roasted whitefish • Root vegetable fricassee • Roasted broccoli Dessert: • Signature Dessert Station with cakes, brownies, and seasonal fruit Sample Dinner Menu Salads: • Field green salad • Kale quinoa salad • Green Goddess pasta salad Main: • Honey sesame chicken • Oven-roasted whitefish • Braised beef short ribs • Baked ziti pasta Accompaniments (please order from your server): •Root vegetable fricassee Complements: • Roasted broccoli • Mashed potatoes Dessert: • Signature Dessert Station with cakes, brownies, and seasonal fruit

Washington, DC: Sightseeing Cruise on the Potomac River

4. Washington, DC: Sightseeing Cruise on the Potomac River

Step aboard the vessel at the charming Georgetown Waterfront and be welcomed by the crew. Listen to pre-recorded audio commentary to hear fascinating insights into the capital’s storied past and acquire a deeper understanding of the iconic landmarks and monuments that grace the Potomac’s shores. Be treated to stunning panoramic views of Washington, DC’s picturesque cityscape. From the top deck or the indoor cabin, have perfect vantage points to admire the nation’s most famous landmarks, such as the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, and the iconic Watergate complex. Take advantage of the well-stocked bar featuring a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage options, along with pre-packaged snacks. Make the most of your experience by purchasing a refreshing cocktail, a cold beer, wine, or a non-alcoholic alternative. Before or after the cruise, seize the perfect opportunity to explore the vibrant Georgetown Waterfront, with an abundance of great bars, restaurants, and shops.

Washington DC: The Wharf Self-Driven Boat Tour with Map

5. Washington DC: The Wharf Self-Driven Boat Tour with Map

Choose a 1, 2 or 3-hour boating tour on the water for you and your family. Experience an outing for groups of up to 8 people and enjoy the freedom of choosing your own route as you captain the boat yourself. Start your adventure at the meeting point where the friendly staff of the local operator will instruct you on how to operate the boat. After a brief chat, set out on your adventure. Travel on the peaceful waters as you witness Washington landmarks and historical sites. Use the map given to you during your orientation to help you travel to your chosen destination. Pack a picnic to take with you and create memories with your friends and family as you behold the exciting atmosphere of Washington.

Washington, DC: Capitol and Library of Congress Guided Tour

6. Washington, DC: Capitol and Library of Congress Guided Tour

Explore the heart of American democracy on a guided walking tour in Washington, DC. Join a guide to uncover the essence of Capitol Hill and discover the people and events that charted the course of American history. Your journey begins at the Neptune Fountain, right outside the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building. Meet your guide and set off on your walking adventure. Discover the US Supreme Court's grandeur and history, then explore the Library of Congress, the world's largest public knowledge collection, and learn about its founding. Gaze at the US Capitol's iconic exterior and appreciate its significance in American history. With exclusive entry passes, venture inside for a docent-led tour, exploring the Rotunda, Crypt, Old House Chambers, and more. Gain a thorough understanding of American democracy as you wander the halls of history.

Washington DC: National Archives and US Capitol Guided Tour

7. Washington DC: National Archives and US Capitol Guided Tour

Experience the full story of US democracy from the Founding Fathers to the present day. Start your day at the steps to the National Archives, where you’ll meet your expert guide and get VIP-style entry to the building as the very first visitors of the day. The number-one thing visitors to the National Archives want to see are the Charters of Freedom: The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. That’s why you’ll go directly to the Rotunda where these documents are kept. Seeing them with your own eyes is a real treat, and your guide will be on hand to provide extra information to make this experience even more meaningful. Many visitors barely glance up to the murals above while they’re here, but your guide will tell you exactly why you shouldn’t overlook them! You’ll step into the vaults for your last stop in the National Archives to see an original copy of the 1297 Magna Carta. Revered for providing the inspiration for the American Revolution, learn about its history and the last-minute auction bid that secured its place here! Step outside the archives and take in the beauty of the Sculpture Garden at the National Gallery of Art. Your guide will show you the most interesting pieces as you pass through this scenic walkway. After you exit, you’ll pass through the National Mall where your guide will point out some of Washington DC’s most important buildings, including the Smithsonian Castle, Hirshhorn Museum and the National Air and Space Museum. Making your way to the US Capitol next, you’ll have time to admire the stately reflecting pool and get a photo op of the building's most iconic view. Once again, entry is pre-reserved so you can step in without any delay. A historic monument, a working office building, and one of the most iconic symbols of democracy worldwide, you’ll discover all of these sides to the US Capitol on your visit. See the original House of Representatives, tour the crypt, and hear fascinating insights you won’t get elsewhere. You’ll come away with a greater understanding of the continued significance of this building and its place in history.

Washington DC: LEGO® Discovery Center 1-Day Admission

8. Washington DC: LEGO® Discovery Center 1-Day Admission

Enjoy memorable family experiences at the new LEGO® Discovery Center in Washington DC. Create your own adventures with over 2 million bricks and explore 12 awesome zones with incredible opportunities to use your imagination. Step right in with your pre-booked admission and get ready for a day of family fun. Climb aboard the Imagination Express for a journey through an oversized LEGO® world or prepare to be blown away by an amazing 4D sensory cinema experience. Immerse yourself in a reimagined world of fascinating LEGO® builds in Mini World, discover fun workshops, and practice your building skills in the Build Adventures area, dedicated to LEGO® play and creation.

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Guided Tour

9. Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Guided Tour

Let your guide help you navigate through the over 145 million specimens at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History on this tour. Discover an extensive collection of human artifacts, dinosaur bones, preserved plants, and animals. Meet your tour guide outside of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and begin your tour. Go directly to the collection highlights without getting lost. Save time and energy by visiting with a guide that knows the museum well. Listen to additional commentary on exhibits from your guide. See the world's most extensive collection of natural history specimens and human artifacts. View dinosaur remains and tools used by early humans. Admire unusual gemstones and ancient mummies.

Baltimore Buffet Dinner/Dance Cruise of the Inner Harbor

10. Baltimore Buffet Dinner/Dance Cruise of the Inner Harbor

You are in for a very special evening the moment you step aboard The Spirit of Baltimore and are escorted to your private candlelit table. Order drinks, then feel free to explore the ship while the crew casts off for the captivating 3-hour cruise around the Inner Harbor. Your waiter will invite you to feast on the cafeteria-style buffet, where everything is freshly prepared.  Choose from entrees such as pan-seared chicken breast and oven-baked flounder, fresh salads and a selection of pastas. Take as little or as much as you like. Savor your selections over perfectly paced dinner music and never-ending views. While you are reveling in the delicious cuisine. Relax over coffee and dessert while you listen to fun curated music. Sip cocktails under the stars, then take your drinks topside and relax on the largest outdoor deck in Baltimore while you soak in the views. Sample Dinner Menu Salads Caesar Salad Romain Lettuce | Aged Reggiano Parmesan Cheese | Herb Croutons Bow Tie Pasta Salad Scallions | English Cucumbers | Roma Tomatoes | Dill & Mustard Vinaigrette Vegetables & Potatoes Roasted Broccoli Florets Toasted Garlic | Chili Flakes Creamed Corn & Cheddar Cheese Casserole Green Chilies | Scallions | Fresh Cilantro Mashed Potatoes Idaho Potatoes | Roasted Garlic Entrées Oven Baked Flounder Filet Tomato, Shallot & Caper Sauce   Baked Ziti Pasta Aged Reggiano Parmesan Cheese | Mozzarella | Cheese Spinach Sauce Honey & Sesame Chicken Scallions | Fresno Chilies Italian Beef Meatballs Creamy Mushroom Sauce | Italian Parsley Braised Beef Short Ribs Baby Carrots | Cabernet Sauvignon Sauce   Dessert Spirit Seasonal Dessert Display Menu Subject to Change Before placing your order, please inform your server if anyone in your party has a food allergy.

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I’m glad we did this. The boat ride was good. Loved being first group on and off the boat. Our guide, Jana, was very personable and informative. Having breakfast and lunch was good, too. Highly recommend!

Very happy with our tour, especially excellent guide Eli who was knowledgeable and engaging. I picked GetYourGuide somewhat at random and feel fortunate. A great expereience.

Very relaxing. An hour seems quick but it’s just enough time for lunch. Slow moving but not snail paced. The guide was great!

First have was brilliant and the guide was great. The tour of the rotunda by the red coats felt very rushed and crowded.

Very interesting tour with a very good and experienced guide who could tell a lot about Washington