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Friday, August 16, 2024

A Day On Your Own in Washington, D.C.

Don't miss a wonderful day in Washington, D.C. to explore the Zoo, Monuments, Memorials and Museums at your own pace. 

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$119.00 per person 

Rates are subject to availability at time of booking and include taxes, fees and fuel surcharges which are subject to change. All pricing and included features are based on a minimum of 25 full fare passengers.

Desired pick up location is not guaranteed until passenger minimums are met.

Included Features

  • Free Parking with roundtrip motorcoach transportation
  • Drop off locations: The National Zoo & The National Mall 
  • All taxes and gratuities 
  • Services of a Discoveries Journey Manager


6:00AM: Motorcoach will depart Harrisburg, AAA Central Penn office, 2301 Paxton Church Road, upper lot behind building.

7:00AM: Motorcoach will depart Lititz, Penn Cinema, 541 Airport Road, Lititz; travel to Washington, D.C. with a rest stop en route.

** Departure time are approximate and will be confirmed closer to travel. 

Morning arrival in Washington, D.C. for a day on your own to explore our Nation's Capital. You may choose to go wild at The National Zoo where you can find all sorts of animals. Lions, tigers and giraffes are just some of the 1,500 - plus animals that call the 163-acre park home. The zoo features 300 different species and about 25 percent of the zoo's residents are endangered. You may wish to visit the Monuments and Memorials that honor American forefathers and heroes who paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to this country. Or you might want to visit the world-class museums with something for everyone and where history, science, art, and culture come alive. There is so much to see and do in Washington, D.C. The Smithsonian Institution consists of 17 museums, galleries and a zoo and all of them have free admission.

5:00PM: Approximate departure time for Central Pennsylvania with a fast food stop en-route.

8:00PM: Approximate arrival time back in Lancaster/Lititz.

9:00PM: Approximate arrival time back in Harrisburg.

Itinerary is subject to change at any time without notifications and/or compensation

Tour Activity Level: 3
This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, up stairs, or on uneven walking surfaces, should be expected.

General Information

Travel Documents and Requirements

As travel policies are rapidly changing due to COVID-19, final requirements will be communicated prior to departure. Please see your Travel Advisor for additional information.


Full payment of $119 per person is due to AAA with this registration to confirm your reservation.  


After June 16, 2024: No refunds.


For your protection AAA recommends travel insurance. Pre-existing medical conditions may be waived with proper coverage if travel insurance is purchased within 14 days of initial deposit only. Other conditions may apply; ask your travel agent. AAA recommends Allianz.


Temperatures for Washington, D.C. in August average in the 80s. Casual clothes and comfortable walking shoes are recommended; be prepared for potential inclement weather.

Travel Assistance

For personal comfort, group participants who need assistance are required to have a traveling companion who is capable of and totally responsible for providing the needed assistance.


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