Southern Conference of Bar Presidents, 2015

Optional Tours

Excursionaire Group Tours

Friday, October 9, 2015

12:15 – 4:15 pm


Washington, DC Memorials Tour

Price: $75.00 (per person)

What could be more beautiful on a fall day than taking in the memorials of our great Nation’s Capital? This will be a narrated tour aboard a comfortable motor coach with stops at Jefferson, Lincoln, Vietnam, World War II and Martin Luther King Memorials as time permits. A knowledgeable city guide will accompany the group to provide interesting facts about the Nation’s Capital and point out historic sites along the way. A box lunch will be provided. (Minimum, 25 people)



Newseum on Pennsylvania Avenue

Price: $95.00 (per person)

The Newseum is an interactive museum of journalism and news focused on “helping the public and news media understand each other better” and to “raise the importance of freedom of the press in our democratic society.” The museum is seven levels and has 14 galleries that are filled with the history of news and the largest display of sections of the Berlin Wall outside of Germany. There are also several special exhibits at any given time that will concentrate on past or current history. A knowledgeable city guide will accompany the group to provide interesting facts about the Nation’s Capital and point out historic buildings along the way. A box lunch will be provided. (Minimum, 25 people)



Guided Tour of the National Gallery of Art

Price: $95.00 (per person)

Although the East Building of the National Gallery will be closed for renovation until 2016, the West Building is one of the world’s finest art museums. The museum was built with funds from Andrew Mellon and exhibits Mellon’s art from the thirteenth to the nineteenth century. This includes works by all the major Impressionist painters and the best collection of Italian art outside of Italy. A knowledgeable city guide will accompany the group to provide interesting facts about the Nation’s Capital and point out historic sites along the way. A box lunch will be provided. (Minimum, 25 people)



U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Tour

Price: $75.00 (per person)

In the early 1930’s Adolph Hitler and Nazi Germany began the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of over six million Jews and other minority groups. The Holocaust Museum is a living memorial to these people. This is a self-guided tour that continues through the Museum’s three floors. A knowledgeable city guide will accompany the group and provide interesting facts about the Nation’s Capital and point out historic buildings along the way. A box lunch will be provided. (Minimum, 25 people)

Saturday, October 10, 2015

12:15 – 4:15 p.m.


Tour of the United States Capitol Building

Price: $75.00 (per person)

Enjoy a guided tour of our United States Capitol Building beginning in the state of the art Visitors Center, the newest addition to the Capitol Complex, completed in 2008. The tour will start with a short introductory film and includes the magnificent Rotunda and famed Statuary Hall. The Exhibition Hall of the Visitors Center tells the story of both the United States Congress and the Capitol Building through many historic documents, artifacts, maps, videos and hands-on computer activities. A knowledgeable city guide will accompany the group and provide interesting facts about the Nation’s Capital and point out historic buildings along the way. A box lunch will be provided. The tours are every 10 minutes, with a block of 50 tickets per time period. (Minimum, 25 people)



Guided Tour of the Phillips Collection

(Group Tour Cancelled)

The Phillips Collection, on Embassy Row in Washington, DC, is the private collection of Duncan Phillips and his wife, Marjorie, who together acquired a stunning variety of twentieth-century paintings, Renoir’s “Luncheon of the Boating Party” being the most famous. A guided highlights tour will be offered to the group. Opening at The Phillips Collection on this day will be a special exhibit, “Gauguin, Picasso, and Masterworks from Swiss Collections.” This exhibition pays tribute to the works of Impressionists, Post-Impressionists, and the School of Paris artists. A knowledgeable city guide will accompany the group and provide interesting facts about the Nation’s Capital, and point out historic buildings along the way. A box lunch will be provided. (Minimum, 25 people)



Hillwood Museum and Gardens

Price: $90.00 (per person)

Hillwood Museum and Gardens was the decorative arts estate of Marjorie Merriweather Post, the Post cereal heiress and business woman who acquired one of the largest collections of Russian imperial arts outside of Russia, including the famed Faberge eggs. In addition to Russian arts and icons, Hillwood also features an extensive collection of 18th century French furnishings, porcelain and tapestries displayed in the grand entertaining style of Mrs. Post. Located in the heart of Washington, DC, Hillwood sits on 25 acres of luscious formal gardens which should be beautiful in October. A knowledgeable city guide will accompany the group and provide interesting facts about the Nation’s Capital and point out historic buildings along the way. A box lunch will be provided.

Historic Breweries of Old Town Alexandria

Price: $36.00 (per person)

Enjoy a guided walking tour of the history of breweries in Old Town Alexandria while making stops at local pubs as time permits. Our guide will take us through the fascinating history of why beer was the staple of 18th Century life while the group makes “Hops Stops” to sample for themselves. Beverages will be the responsibility of the individuals. Group is limited to 25 participants. This tour should end about 3:00 p.m.



PLEASE NOTE: All prices include deluxe motor coach transportation, licensed DC guides, tours, admissions, box lunch and gratuities.

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