Youth and Family, Religious Heritage, Local Experience, First Time Visitor
Kid Friendly: Yes. Suitable for all ages.
You must be able to get in and out of the car. If you have a DMV issued mobility limited placard, please bring it along.
Maximum travelers: 6
Discover Washington's Christian landmarks in DC!
See the breathtaking mosaics and impressive architecture of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and tour through the crypt level to see several chapels dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Discover the Saint John Paul II National Shrine and see his blood relic in the chapel there. Explore the moving exhibit, A Gift of Love: The Life of Saint John Paul II. Visit the National Cathedral (the sixth largest cathedral in the world!), which simultaneously tells the Christian and American stories through the art in its interior and architecture. Lastly, explore the Museum of the Bible, which offers a close look at the stories of the Bible and explains the history of the Bible as a piece of writing and a religious object.
0815: Pick-up at Lodging Point
0900-1015: Guided Tour of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
1020-1045: John Paul II Shrine, Tour of Church and Chapel Area
1045-1100: John Paul II Museum Introductory Video (Must see!)
1100-1145: John Paul II Shrine Exhibit
1215-1255: Lunch at the National Cathedral Cafe
1255-1300: Transit afoot
1300-1415: Guided Tour of the National Cathedral including most of the chapels and elevator to bell tower for view of Washington.
1445-1630: Tour the Museum of the Bible
1630-1700: Transit to Lodging Point
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Lodging point within the District of Columbia, Arlington County, VA or City of Alexandria, VA. Pick-up at Reagan National Airport (DCA) also feasible.
End location: Lodging point within the District of Columbia, Arlington County, VA or City of Alexandria, VA.
Duration: 9 hours
No extra charge due to traffic or weather delays.
Private SUV (2017 Buick Enclave)
Admission fees and/or appropriate offering. Private guide and transportation via 2017 Buick Enclave. Parking fees.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 USD - Souvenirs and lunch costs.
Souvenirs and lunch costs.