SALT of Trinity D.C. Trip – May 2-6th, 2025 – Washington D.C.

Trip Highlights

  • Access to $119 +tax discounted hotel block at the Crowne Plaza Crystal City - Reagan National Airport

  • Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation, Admission to all Attractions, Professional Christian tour director.

  • Tour the National Archives containing the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.

  • Discover the Museum of the Bible!

  • Visit your choice of the National Museum of American History or the National Museum of Natural History!

  • U.S. Capitol Visitor’s Center & Capitol Tour including a meet & greet with Congressman Gus Bilirakis if available.

  • Explore the National Air & Space Museum including the 1903 Wright Flyer and the Apollo 11 Command Module!

  • Tram Tour of Arlington National Cemetery including a visit to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the changing of the guard!

  • Honor our Veterans at the National World War I & II, Korean, and Vietnam Memorials, and the Marine Corps Memorial, Iwo Jima.

  • White House photo stop!

  • Pay your respect to American leaders, touring the Lincoln & Jefferson Memorials as well as the FDR & Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorials, with a photo stop at the Washington Monument.

  • Tour beautiful Mount Vernon, home of America’s first president George Washington!

  • Special evening tour at the 9/11 Memorial at the Pentagon

  • Enjoy a Sunday afternoon Evensong Service at the Washington National Cathedral

  • Ride Embassy Row to view diplomatic residences, missions, and embassies from around the world!

  • Embark on an Illuminated Driving Tour of the Monuments & Memorials at Night

Description

SALT of Trinity is hosting a trip custom-built for homeschool families to discover our nation’s capital. We hit all the highlights including top museums, memorials, historic sites, photo stops, and more! Delve into the rich history of faith at the Museum of the Bible, where immersive exhibits breathe life into biblical stories. Explore the hallowed halls of the National Archives and witness the original Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights – a truly transformative experience. A White House photo stop offers the chance to capture a photo outside the iconic residence, and a tour of the U.S. Capitol gives students of all ages an inside look at our Legislative Branch. Honor the brave souls who served our country at the National World War I & II Memorials and Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial and tour Arlington National Cemetery a somber and breathtakingly beautiful reminder of the cost of freedom.

Discounted price per person is $999.00 for both adults and students, and DOES NOT include hotel or travel to Washington D.C. SALT of Trinity wants to thank you for your dedicated support, and will be covering the cost of everyone’s driver and guide gratuities, bus parking, a tour escort, a Friday dinner reception, and Sunday brunch and service project. You can reserve your spot for just $100 per person until July 15th. See below for details on the easy payment plan available!

We have a very special $119 + tax room block at the Crowne Plaza Crystal City - Reagan National Airport, that includes a free airport shuttle. A link to the hotel block will be sent to registrants after July 15th, and you will book and pay for your room on your own. Simply make your way to the hotel by 3PM on Friday, May 2nd and we will take it from there!

Friday, May 2nd, 2025
Friday, May 2nd, 2025

​Make your way to the Crowne Plaza Crystal City by car, train, or plane & complimentary airport shuttle. Check-in and freshen up for a delicious welcome dinner reception at the hotel. Get a good night’s sleep to begin your adventure in our Nation’s Capital!

(Dinner Included)

Saturday, May 3rd
Saturday, May 3rd

After breakfast on your own, embark on an exciting journey with your family and SALT friends as we kick off the adventure with a tram tour of the historic Arlington National Cemetery, followed by a visit to the iconic Marine Corps Memorial, Iwo Jima. Enjoy a leisurely lunch on your own before capturing unforgettable memories at a photo stop outside the White House. Delve into American history at the National Archives, then immerse yourself in the wonders of aviation and space exploration at the National Air & Space Museum. The day concludes with a delicious included dinner, and a captivating walking tour of the WWII, Lincoln, Vietnam, and Korean Memorials before returning to the Residence Inn Airport Capital View for a relaxing evening. The hotel features the Potomac Social Tavern in case families want to socialize!

(Dinner Included)

Sunday, May 4th
Sunday, May 4th

Sunday starting leisurely with a mouth-watering private Sunday brunch and a rewarding volunteer service project at the hotel. Then depart to explore the fascinating Museum of the Bible and savor a leisurely lunch on your own at the museum. Admire the grandeur of Embassy Row as we journey to the iconic Washington National Cathedral for an unforgettable Evensong Service. Enjoy a delightful included dinner, followed by a peaceful walking tour of the Jefferson, FDR, and MLK Jr. Memorials, offering poignant reflections and insights into American history and noble aspirations. Wind down back at the hotel for a restful evening, connecting with your family and fellow homeschoolers after enjoying a day filled with learning, service, and spiritual enrichment!

(Breakfast & Dinner Included)

Monday, May 5th
Monday, May 5th

Marvel at the grandeur of the Capitol building and gain a deeper understanding of American democracy and governance, with the possibility of a meet and greet with Congressman Gus Bilirakis or his staff. Capture breathtaking views at a photo stop at the majestic Washington Monument before indulging in a delectable box lunch on the iconic National Mall. Choose between exploring the rich tapestry of American history at the National Museum of American History or delve into the wonders of the natural world at the National Museum of Natural History. Then, journey to the picturesque Mount Vernon, the treasured home of George Washington. Conclude the day with an included dinner, a poignant visit to the 9/11 Memorial at the Pentagon, and a mesmerizing illuminated driving tour of the Monuments & Memorials that encapsulate the essence of America's heritage. Retreat back to our hotel for a cozy evening, reflecting on the day's experiences and wishing your fellow travelers a fond farewell before heading home tomorrow.

(Lunch & Dinner Included)

Tuesday, May 6th
Tuesday, May 6th

Depart at your leisure to Washington National Airport via complimentary shuttle, stay for an extra day to enjoy more sights on your own, or depart for home if you came by car.

Tour Info

Duration
5 days
Group Size
25 to 40
Price starts at
$999$1,179
Meeting Point

1480 Crystal Drive Arlington VA

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Included

  • All Guide and Motorcoach Driver Gratuities

  • 4 Dinners, 1 Lunch, 1 Sunday Brunch Included

  • Taxes and Gratuities for included attractions and meals.

  • All meals, attractions, and activities as indicated in the itinerary.

Excluded

  • Transportation to D.C. is NOT included and needs to be planned on your own after the August 1st cutoff date to determine participation.

  • Accommodations in our hotel block are booked by you separately and is not included in the cost of this tour. Link will be available after August 1st.

Frequently asked questions

Yes, you can simply drive and park at the hotel. Self-Parking is $20 per night.
This tour is geared to students ages 14 & up, but siblings aged 9 and above are welcome for this family event. Please be aware that there will be a significant amount of walking.

Things to know

Minimum Participation

This tour requires a minimum of 25 people to attend. If we do not reach this minimum by August 1st, 2024 Salt of Trinity may choose to cancel and we will issue a prompt refund of your $100 deposit.

This tour requires a minimum of 25 people to attend. If we do not reach this minimum by August 1st, 2024 Salt of Trinity may choose to cancel and we will issue a prompt refund of your $100 deposit.

Easy Payment Plan

You have the option to pay a $100pp deposit now to reserve your spot, and then 7 equal monthly payments autopaid starting in August.

You have the option to pay a $100pp deposit now to reserve your spot, and then 7 equal monthly payments autopaid starting in August.

Flexible Cancelation Policy

You can cancel by written notice anytime before July 15th and receive a full refund of your deposit. Cancel between July 15, 2024 and March 1, 2025 and only lose your $100pp deposit. All sales are final on or after March 1st. Space on this tour will likely go quickly! Reserve your spot today with just a $100pp deposit.

You can cancel by written notice anytime before July 15th and receive a full refund of your deposit. Cancel between July 15, 2024 and March 1, 2025 and only lose your $100pp deposit. All sales are final on or after March 1st. Space on this tour will likely go quickly! Reserve your spot today with just a $100pp deposit.

Contributions from Friends & Family

Do you have friends and family that might want to contribute to your trip for a birthday or holiday present? After registration, you will receive a fundraising link that you can share to allow supporters to help reduce your outstanding balance!

Do you have friends and family that might want to contribute to your trip for a birthday or holiday present? After registration, you will receive a fundraising link that you can share to allow supporters to help reduce your outstanding balance!

Contribution by SALT

In addition to the subsidy that SALT has provided to get your tour price down to $999, it also plans to do some additional fundraising between now and the Spring. If enough funds are raised, an equal portion may be contributed to each traveler’s account to further lower the balance due on your ...

In addition to the subsidy that SALT has provided to get your tour price down to $999, it also plans to do some additional fundraising between now and the Spring. If enough funds are raised, an equal portion may be contributed to each traveler’s account to further lower the balance due on your trip. If you have already paid your balance in full, that amount would be refunded to you instead.

Hotel Rooms

$119 Rooms at Crowne Plaza Crystal City are King Rooms or 2 Double Bed Rooms based on availability. Connecting rooms available based on supply and room type.

$119 Rooms at Crowne Plaza Crystal City are King Rooms or 2 Double Bed Rooms based on availability. Connecting rooms available based on supply and room type.

Parking at the Hotel

Self-Parking at the Hotel is available for $20 per night plus tax.

Self-Parking at the Hotel is available for $20 per night plus tax.

Breakfast at the Hotel

Breakfast is on your own except for the included private Sunday brunch! You can keep the cost down and bring your own breakfast items from the grocery store, or the hotel has The Veranda Cafe that offers a full breakfast buffet or a la carte dining. Moms be assured, there is a full Starbucks with...

Breakfast is on your own except for the included private Sunday brunch! You can keep the cost down and bring your own breakfast items from the grocery store, or the hotel has The Veranda Cafe that offers a full breakfast buffet or a la carte dining. Moms be assured, there is a full Starbucks with your favorite beverages, pastries, and breakfast sandwiches as well!

Itinerary Changes

While SerVacations and its partner Burke Educational Tours do the very best at making sure all items listed in your itinerary are included, there are times when conditions beyond our control may affect your program/itinerary, including but not limited to delays, weather, political climate, time c...

While SerVacations and its partner Burke Educational Tours do the very best at making sure all items listed in your itinerary are included, there are times when conditions beyond our control may affect your program/itinerary, including but not limited to delays, weather, political climate, time constraints, or changes made by your tour leader, tour guide, or the local office.

Travel Protection

We strongly advise purchasing travel protection after minimum participation is confirmed around August 1st, and a plan link will be sent to participants at that time.

We strongly advise purchasing travel protection after minimum participation is confirmed around August 1st, and a plan link will be sent to participants at that time.

Health & Accessibility

You must be in good health to participate in this tour as there will be a significant amount of walking, and you must be able to get on and off of motorcoaches on your own. We regret that we can not give you individual assistance; in such cases you must be accompanied by a companion who will assist you.

You must be in good health to participate in this tour as there will be a significant amount of walking, and you must be able to get on and off of motorcoaches on your own. We regret that we can not give you individual assistance; in such cases you must be accompanied by a companion who will assist you.

Fuel Surcharges

Transportation cost is based on fuel prices as of February 2024. A fuel surcharge may apply depending on the cost of fuel at the time of travel.

Transportation cost is based on fuel prices as of February 2024. A fuel surcharge may apply depending on the cost of fuel at the time of travel.

Can’t make this date, but would love to attend in the future?

Let us know by emailing fred.carlson@servacations.com. We will keep you informed if this tour is offered again. If you’d like to schedule a private SerVacation in Washington DC for your group, we’d be happy to work with you.

Let us know by emailing fred.carlson@servacations.com. We will keep you informed if this tour is offered again. If you’d like to schedule a private SerVacation in Washington DC for your group, we’d be happy to work with you.

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