Donald Trump’s shock election in 2016 continues to have profound ramifications. Our seven day tour looks at his impact both inside the Washington beltway and abroad as we meet congressmen, diplomats, voters and some the of best US analysts to look the impact of his time in office.
|DATES||Sunday, 10th June – Saturday, 16th June 2018|
|DESTINATION||US & Trump |
New York, Washington DC
Single supplement: £450.00
Our journey starts in New York at the United Nations assembly where we assess how his unorthodox presidency has shaken up the international order. Top diplomats give their view.
Further south we visit Virginia, a state won by Hillary Clinton but home also to swathes of die-hard Trump supporters. We’ll meet them as well as Democrats hopeful of a comeback in the upcoming mid-terms.
In Washington we visit the White House and Congress. Trump’s addiction to social media, fraught relations with Congress, inability to be bound by any rule book – all come under the microscope. We ask what the long-term damage of his presidency could be and can he last out his full term in office?
Numbers will be strictly limited on this tour so early booking is advised. Cost includes business-class train travel from New York to Washington DC.
Single Supplement: £450.00
As with all of our expert-led tours, we ensure that our groups remain small and intimate, and will not exceed 14 people. Flights to the US aren’t included in the tour price and should be arranged by customers themselves or with an agent.
As with all of our tours the itinerary focuses on current affairs, and owing to the dynamic nature of politics means that local conditions may lead us adjust the final schedule.
Sunday, 10th June: New York
Monday, 11th June: New York
Tuesday, 12th June: To Washington DC
Wednesday, 13th June: Washington DC, Virginia & Maryland
Thursday, 14th June: Washington DC
Friday, 15th June:Washington DC
Farewell dinner and look back over the week. Overnight Washington DC
Saturday, 16th June
Departures for the airport after breakfast.
All of your accommodation and meals with water are included, as well as local transport (except during your free time).
Flights are not included in the price and need to be arranged by customers themselves or with an agent.
Following the news
This tour starts in New York and ends in Washington DC.
As on all our expert-led tours the groups are deliberately small and will not exceed 14 people. Frequently we travel with 10-12 people. Limited spaces are available.
The United States runs a visa waiver system for the UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand (ESTA or ETA). Candadians are exempt from visa requirements. It is always good to check with the embassy in your country for latest advice regarding visa requirements. Travellers from most countries will need to register online with the department of homeland security before you travel. Please get in touch and let us know what passport you are travelling on so we can help advise you on any visas you may require.
Travellers who have previously been to Iran are now required to get a tourist visa for the United States.
This is mid summer in New York and Washington so the weather is likely to be hot and humid.
Dress for hot weather. It’s important is to have comfortable shoes.
Secondly we have a range of meeting with politicians or senior officials where we are expected to be more formally dressed, notably at the UN in New York and for think tanks and office in Washington DC. We will advise you on a day-by-day basis on which meetings are coming up.
Men: Will need a jacket for some of the meetings.
Women: The female equivalent; jacket or blouse.
Plugs are North American 2 flat pin and 110v
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office publishes regularly updated travel information on its website www.fco.gov.uk/knowbeforeyougo which you are recommended to consult before booking and in good time before departure. Where it considers it appropriate to do so, the FCO may advise against all travel or all but essential travel to particular countries or parts of particular countries. Similarly, the FCO may withdraw any such previously given advice. Where the FCO issues such advice, we may as a result cancel your tour or make changes so as to avoid the area concerned (see clause 10). Alternatively, we may ask you to sign a form confirming you wish to proceed with the tour notwithstanding the FCO advice. It is in the nature of the itineraries we offer that the FCO may have issued such advice in relation to the country or parts of the country we are intending to visit prior to confirmation of your booking. In this case, you will be asked to sign the above form before we confirm your booking.
Advice on health requirements may be obtained from your GP, or alternatively from the Department of Health leaflet Advice on Health for Travelers, or the Department of Health in the UK. For further information on vaccination requirements, health outbreaks and general disease protection and prevention you should visit http://www.fitfortravel.scot.nhs.uk/destinations.aspx
We suggest you visit your own doctor or local travel clinic who will have the most up-to-date travel advice, and be able to recommend any vaccinations prior to travel based on your medical history.
The US and Trump is a new tour. Please see feedback below from our US election tour from 2016.
“If it was a film we’d have ended watching from behind the sofa. Tremendously informative and (despite the result) fun tour.” US Elections, 2016
“The quality and variety of experts was excellent.” US Elections, 2016
“The speakers were a particular feature of this tour, and clearly much thought and effort had been put into selecting and engaging people from a variety of backgrounds. I doubt if this could have been improved upon and it was a privilege to meet them all.” CB, US Elections, 2016
“We’ve done a variety of group tours before. This was the best we’ve been on, both in terms of content and company.” CR, US Elections, 2016
“The highlight of the tour was the Trump rally, because it overturned all preconceptions about those who would vote for Trump. We should have realised that the fact that his appeal was so wide would be very bad news for the Democrats. As with Brexit the volume of discontent with those in power would mean people would vote for anything or anybody who promised change.” SR, US Elections, 2016
“A sociological and political eye opener of a tour.” VH, US Elections, 2016
“I have been on a few tours before, but not one of them compared with this one. This was by far the best. Of course, the material content, and the time and place of its setting had a lot to do with it, but there were other factors. The size and mix of each group was about right, and having both yourself, and a local expert with us was a big advantage, able to sort out en route problems too, and help set the tone and atmosphere. The tour itinerary was very detailed, and could hardly have been more so.” CB, US Elections, 2016