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Tours are available for both attendees and guests. Separate registration is required and is not included with the overall conference price.
Tours are based on availability. For best selection we encourage participants to register early.
Saturday, February 24, 6:00 - 10:30 pm
Price: $199 per adult/child
See D.C. from a whole new perspective…onboard The Odyssey, Washington, D.C.'s most elegant and contemporary cruising vessel. Docked at Washington's Southwest Marina and launched into the waters of the mighty Potomac River, the Odyssey will provide a truly memorable evening.
The Odyssey features floor-to-ceiling windows to showcase the amazing view of Washington, D.C.'s cityscape and monuments. As the Odyssey gently cruises along the Potomac, guests will dine on exquisitely prepared cuisine and dance to a live band-all while viewing the monuments illuminated in the moonlight!
Tour departs from the Marriott Marquis Hotel South Lobby of the L Street Entrance at 6:00 pm. Meet 20 minutes prior to departure.
Note: Tour will depart and return to the Marriott Marquis Hotel only and will not make any additional drop-off/pick-up stops for participants.
*Special Considerations: The cruise will operate rain or shine. The deck is climate controlled to cruise year-round. Odyssey can be your opportunity to dress up! For women, cocktail wear, a dress or dressy-casual attire is appropriate. For men, collared shirts and dress pants are recommended. Dressy jeans are acceptable. Casual jeans, t-shirts, athletic shoes are discouraged.
What is included:
Sunday, February 25, 9:30 am - Noon
Price: $195 per adult/child
2941 is one of the most celebrated restaurants in the metropolitan area. The restaurant is nestled in the heart of Falls Church, VA, just minutes from bustling downtown D.C. Surrounded by lush landscaping, koi ponds, waterfalls, world-class artwork and a lakeside view you can enjoy the innovative menu and selected wine that change seasonally. Executive Chef Bertrand Chemel presents contemporary American cuisine accented with bold French and Mediterranean flavors. Named in 'America's 10 Most Romantic Restaurants Slideshow' by The Daily Meal and 'The 10 Most Beautiful Restaurants In All Of Washington, D.C.' by Only in Your State! 2941 continues to charm gourmands with its sophisticated yet relaxed ambiance, outstanding service and inventive cuisine.
Normally closed on Sunday, the restaurant will open exclusively for CUNA guests only to enjoy brunch and the elegant, soulful sounds of a jazz trio. The blend of wonderful food, superb service, charming music and breathtakingly beautiful views will combine for an unforgettable experience.
Tour departs from the Marriott Marquis Hotel South Lobby of the L Street Entrance at 9:30 am. Meet 20 minutes prior to departure.
*Special Considerations: Recommended dress is smart casual.
What is Included:
Tuesday, February 27, 7:00 - 10:00 pm
Price: $95 per adult/child
Participants will receive VIP treatment as they embark upon a Moonlight Tour of Washington, D.C. You will become a part of our nation's most historic landscape and feel history come to life as you visit some of our country's most beloved sites-lit up in all of their glory!
As the Motor Coach travels along the Mall, a waiter will serve champagne and sparkling water along with a delicious chocolate truffles! A tour guide will point out the famous Smithsonian Museums, the World War II Memorial and the Washington Monument. The first stop will be the Lincoln Memorial where you will have the opportunity to climb the marble steps to the temple that enshrines Abraham Lincoln. Next you can take a short walk to the somber setting of the powerful Vietnam Veterans Memorial and to the Korean War Veterans Memorial - a powerful reminder of this important war. Time and weather permitting, the tour will provide an up-close view of the illuminated US Capitol Building from the coach as it crosses the Mal. A final stop may also be made at Lafayette Square to view the White House if time allows.
Each participant will receive an autographed D.C. coffee table book with beautiful photos of monuments viewed during the tour.
Tour departs from the Marriott Marquis Hotel South Lobby of the L Street Entrance at 7:00 pm. Meet 20 minutes prior to departure.
*Special Considerations: The tour will operate rain or shine. Minimal walking for those who want to explore the monuments up close. Those who do not want to walk can enjoy the sites from Motor Coach. Dress for the weather
The guest program is for guests and families of registered attendees. Credit union employees or volunteers and suppliers are not eligible to register under this category. The program is $425 and includes:
Tours are available for guests and families of registered attendees. Separate registration is required and is not included with the overall conference price. Tours are based on availability. For best selection, we encourage guests to register early.
Monday, February 26, 11:30 am - 4:00 pm OR
Tuesday, February 27, 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Price: $130 per adult/child
Back by popular demand, visit the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture. The museum opened in 2016 and is the newest addition to the National Mall. Learn about the richness and diversity of the African American experience, what it means to their lives and how it helped us shape the nation. The museum has holdings of more than 33,000 artifacts, including items from the period of slavery, Reconstruction, the civil rights era, the two world wars and more. Prior to the tour, guests will enjoy lunch at Hamilton's. To make the tour more exclusive for the CUNA group, an expert speaker on African American Culture and history will meet the group over lunch to provide insight and exclusive background stories.
Note: Choose either the Monday or Tuesday tour when you register. Tour departs from the Convention Center L Street Entrance.
Monday, February 26, 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Price: $175 per adult/child
A former White House Butler, Alan De Valerio, will provide insights about what goes on inside the White House. You know the butler knows it all! He will share the inside details about the preparations involved in White House entertaining and how it has evolved over the years from FDR to the present. Alan served under the administrations of Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. He will share intimate stories about his service to the Presidents, First Ladies and guests during those years as well as experiences of those that have been taking care of our First Families for the past hundred years! Lunch will be enjoyed at the District Chophouse.
Afterwards, guests will make their way to a very famous residence, the Decatur House. The Decatur House is the home to the National Center for White House History. Guests will enjoy a private tour of one of the oldest surviving homes in Washington, D.C. Completed in 1818 for naval hero Stephen Decatur, its distinguished architecture and prominent location across from the White House made it one of the Capitol's most desirable addresses and home of many of the nation's most prominent figures. As a keepsake, participants will depart with a paperback copy of The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House, signed by the author, Kate Andersen Brower.
Note: Tour departs from the Convention Center L Street Entrance.
All CUNA tour itineraries are subject to change based on weather, safety and traffic patterns. CUNA tours require a minimum attendance to operate. Attendees who select tours that do not meet the minimum attendance requirement will be given the option to select an alternate published tour. Tours are based on availability. For best selection we encourage participants to register early.
Tour cancellation policy:
Tour cancellations for Dinner Cruise on the Potomac, Jazz Brunch at 2941 Restaurant, White House Butler Tells All, National Museum of African American History & Culture and Monuments by Moonlight Tour received more than 30 days prior to the event are subject to a 25% administrative fee. After January 26, no tour refunds will be issued.
For more information, call 800-356-9655, ext. 5700, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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