Join Gary Eichten as he leads this custom MPR tour of Washington D.C. Guests will stay at the distinguished Renaissance Hotel in Penn Square within walking distance of the world-famous cherry blossoms trees, which will be in bloom. Guests will explore historic sites such as Mount Vernon and the Vietnam Memorial as well as the state-of-the art Newseum. Gary will interview significant broadcast correspondents at National Public Radio headquarters Studio One, where MPR President and CEO Jon McTaggart will also be in attendance. Guests will enjoy a private reception at the U.S. Capitol with members of the Minnesota delegation. Travelers will also attend a special pre-trip dinner at MPR Headquarters to meet fellow travelers and discuss the book and film “All the President’s Men”, widely regarded as the most compelling blend of journalism and Washington intrigue, resulting in the most famous political scandal in American history. Each guest will receive a commemorative Minnesota Public Radio cotton raglan baseball jersey with “Eichten” on the back.

This is a dream trip for public radio enthusiasts who want to experience rich, meaningful and transformational travel…and have a heckuva good time.