Cherry Blossom Festival

Featuring Preferred Parade Seats.

4 Days  |  April 12-15, 2018

Starting At $479.00
Come Explore, Discover, Enjoy. Completely guided from beginning to end we will show you the Biggest Attractions in Washington with a Featured Event: The Cherry Blossom Parade included – from reserved seats. A beautiful springtime event at a great price.

Cherry Blossom Festival

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  • Cherry Blossom Parade, Premium Seats*
  • Illuminated Monuments Tour
  • Stroll among the Cherry Blossoms
  • Capitol Hill Tour featuring:
  • Capitol Visitors Center, the U.S. Capitol
  • Library of Congress and the Supreme Court
  • Drive Embassy Row
  • Washington National Cathedral
  • Time at the Smithsonian Museums
  • Arlington Cemetery Tram Tour
  • Photo Visits to the famous Memorials
  • Three Nights First Class Lodging
  • Three Hotel Breakfasts
  • Three Dinners
  • All Taxes, Tips and Luggage Handling
  • One Free With Every 16 Paid
 

Per Person Prices

$479 Double

$449 Triple . . . $429 Quad . . . $679 Single

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Day 1 – Thursday
This afternoon you meet your guide on arrival and start three days of sightseeing in our Nations Capitol.   First stop is Arlington Cemetery, the most sacred square mile in America.  Riding the tram you’ll make stops at the Eternal Flame, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier where you can see the Changing of the Guard Ceremony, and drive by the Custis –Lee Mansion.

Then you stop at the Marine Corps Memorial (Iwo Jima Statue) and the US Air Force Memorial overlooking the Pentagon.  Followed by dinner at a local restaurant.   You will then check into your local hotel for a three night stay.

Day 2 – Friday
Your guide will focus on the famous Monuments and Memorials to start this day.  Stop at the White House for a photo opportunity then you will see the National WWII Memorial.  Then stop at the Vietnam Veterans, Korean War and Lincoln Memorial.

Arriving on Capitol Hill this afternoon, you will see the new Capitol Visitors Center, make a photo stop at the Capitol Building, tour the Library of Congress and visit the Supreme Court Building.  By the end of this tour you will have a much greater understanding of the American Government, its History and Law Making.  Note:  Unpredictable crowds can affect our guides ability to get you inside both the Library & Supreme Court.

The afternoon features time to visit the Smithsonian Museums of your choice.  Choose from the National Museum of American History, National Museum of Natural History, the National Gallery of Art, National Air & Space Museum or  the National Museum of the American Indian.

Dinner this evening is included at Kings Street Blues featuring comfort food with a Southern Accent.

Followed by an Illuminated tour of the Monuments & Memorials.  See Washington’s most impressive monuments illuminated at night on a drive by tour that includes the Air Force Memorial, White House, Washington Monument and the lovely domed Jefferson Memorial.

Day 3 – Saturday – Parade Day
This is Parade Day, and your group will have Premium Reserved Grandstand Seats that cannot be acquired independently.    This is the festival’s largest public event, and your preferred vantage point secures you close up encounters with Celebrity appearances and performances.  Also part of the fun, your travelers will have Pink Pom Poms to shake at the parade performers. It’s a good time event and your seats will be the envy of thousands – and your customers will feel like celebrities themselves.

The Cherry Blossom Festival marks the celebration of the original gift of 3000 cherry trees by the City of Tokyo to the people of Washington.  The Parade is filled with decorated floats, gigantic colorful helium balloons, marching bands, clowns, horses, antique cars, military and celebrity performances and fills your entire morning.

Next, take a drive on Embassy Row.  After the Civil War, the powerful and socially elite built large mansions along Massachusetts Avenue.  After the Great Depression, many of the families who built these homes went broke.  Today, the area is know as Embassy Row, these lovely homes are now filled with Embassies, associations, foundations, and clubs.

Then you will drive by Washington National Cathedral, a spiritual resource for our nation.  It is a great and beautiful edifice in the city of Washington, an indispensable ministry for people of all faiths and perspectives, and a sacred place for our country in times of celebration, crisis, and sorrow.

Enjoy a stroll among the Cherry Blossoms.   You’ll see the Martin Luther King Jr National Memorial, the Jefferson and the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorials as meander through the Tidal Basin.

Then end the day with dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 4 – Sunday

This morning after breakfast, you will have more time to visit the Smithsonian Museums before an afternoon departure for home. 

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