WBU Alumni Travel Launches Capital Tour

March 11, 2020

Washington Monument and reflecting pool.
WBU Alumni will travel to Washington DC in the spring of 2021.

Wayland Baptist University’s Alumni Travel Program recently announced its next tour, set for spring of 2021. Coordinated through Collette Tours, the six-day tour to Washington, D.C., will run May 13-18.

“We’ve wanted our travel program to feature a variety of locations, both foreign and domestic, so that all kinds of travelers can join us,” notes Teresa Young, director of alumni relations. “There is so much to see in America, but nothing really captures the history and patriotic spirit of our nation than our capital, so we felt strongly that this tour needed to be offered early on.

“While many people have traveled around the country, I’m amazed at how many people have never been to Washington, D.C., and seen the lessons from our history come to life.”

Young notes that the six-day tour is one of Collette’s “spotlight” tours, meaning guests stay in the same hotel for the entirety of the vacation and are transported daily to the various stops on the tour. After flying to Washington from Dallas-Fort Worth, tour participants will start their vacation at the Capitol Visitors Center and tour that storied building. From there, visits to the nearby monuments and museums will follow, ending the evening with a welcome dinner.

The next few days includes a tour of the Washington National Cathedral, Ford’s Theatre and the nearby Petersen House; Arlington National Cemetery; Mount Vernon, the home of President George Washington; Old Town Alexandria, Va.; and dinner at the historic Gadsby’s Tavern. The final day includes the White House Visitors Center, then free time to explore any of the Smithsonian Museums, the Museum of the Bible and other historic sites in the area. A farewell dinner closes out the tour.

“We’re excited to work with Collette, an agency who is well known for service and attention to detail. Collette offers a travel insurance with each trip that fully covers each participant for cancellation or interruption, and they can work out payment plans for guests,” Young added. “The best part is they offer a $100 discount to anyone who registers for the tour by December 2020 and puts down the $500 required deposit. This makes the trip $2,299 per person on a double-occupancy.”

Single and triple-occupancy seats are also available. Insurance is an additional $299 per person. More details about the tour and a website to sign up can be found at https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/1020433.

For more information or for a printed brochure, contact Teresa Young at (806) 291-3600 or email Teresa.Young@wbu.edu.