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Fall into Research - Washington DC & Richmond

Sunday, October 28-Wednesday, November 7, 2012
(corresponds with General UDC)
11 Days/10 Nights

Our company prides itself in offering trips that bridge the gap between fully escorted and land only packages. Travel to Washington DC and Richmond, VA with an experienced group. It includes staff and "Genie Junkies" that will be researching, sightseeing and attending UDC meetings in Richmond. It is up to each traveler to decide to take advantage of this scheduling, or strike off on their own. Deposits will reserve spot - four travelers will constitute mini-van travel. Deposits over these slots will be placed on waiting list for cancellations or if enough interest is generated to take a bus.

Basic package Includes:

  • Bus transportation and all accompanying fees (parking, tolls, etc.)
  • Double occupancy lodging (room mate matching available)
  • Some sightseeing in DC
  • Some DC shuttling
  • Some sightseeing in the Richmond area
  • Some Richmond shuttling
  • Limited sights on travel days
  • Some meals
  • Surprises+ +

Basic Day Planner:

  • Day 1 Travel/Pick Up (overnight TBA)
  • Day 2 Travel/Pick Up (overnight TBA)
  • Day 3 Arrive in DC area
  • more to come

Those who wish more can add:

  • DC Metro Orientation
  • Night Out (includes most general fees)

Combine as much research, learning  and sightseeing as you can manage.

DC Tour Circa 1995

DC research in the Library of Congress, National Archives, NSDAR Library and more. With an eye to economy, we will be staying in an outlying area - travelers may take the bus for transport, or strike out on their own in DC. Take side trips to places like Mount Vernon and/or take advantage of the Metro for trips on your own to the zoo and Alexandria (more research)!

FYI - FCIC Washington DC Info

DC Metro

"What to Wear":  This shall, of course, be up to you based on your chosen activities and venues.  While travelers may realize temperature control to please everyone in a bus-sized group is not possible - we need to remember this when packing. Many air conditioning systems do too good of a job (Idea-sweater), and heaters may also "over achieve" for your comfort zone (Idea-hand fan)

Baggage Information

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As usual, once a paid reservation has been made, our trips are non-refundable. This tour has been set with a total group number in mind.  If this tour doesn't fill:

Due to the slightly more fluid nature of travel after 9/11, we recommend that if worried about further changes, you obtain your choice of trip insurance from an independent carrier.

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We recommend that if have any concerns about changes in your schedule, you obtain your choice of travel insurance from an independent carrier.

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Some DC Research Facilities/Repositories
hours subject to change

Library of Congress: hours vary according to Reading Room (RR): Served by Metro blue & orange - Capitol South station
Jefferson Building contains Local History & Genealogy RR, Main RR, and Microform RR. Madison Building contains Newspaper and Current Periodicals RR, Geography & Map RR, Manuscript RR.

DAR Library & Seimes Microfilm Center: best served by metro Farragut North station (17th & D NW) - Standard Monday-Thursday 8:30- 4, Saturday 9-6.  User fee for non-DAR members.

National Archives I: served by metro green & yellow - Archives/Navy Memorial station (700 Pennsylvania AVE NW) - Standard M-W 8:45-5, T-TH-F 8:45-9, S 8:45-4:45.

National Archives II (free shuttle from NARA I): 8601 Adelphi RD, College Park, MD - Standard M-W 8:45-5, T-TH-F 8:45-9, S 8:45-4:45.

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