Discover Washington, DC with Powell Gardens - August 2024

      9 reviews
      Aug 26 - 31, 2024
      Group size: 20 - 35
      Discover Washington, DC with Powell Gardens - August 2024
      DGT WDC

      9 reviews

      Aug 26 - 31, 2024
      Group size: 20 - 35

      About this trip

      Welcome to an exclusive journey, Discover Washington, DC with Powell Gardens! Embark on a historic expedition from the United States Botanical Garden to Capitol Hill and Mount Vernon, with Powell Gardens staff as your trusted companions every step of the way. Delight in guided tours by expert guides at each destination, ensuring a rich and immersive experience.

      Explore the serene beauty of Brookside Garden and River Farm, expertly led by Master Gardeners. Dive into the enchanting charm of Green Spring Gardens during a private tour in an intimate group setting.

      Immerse yourself in urban gardening innovations at a community farm and savor a delightful dinner cruise along the Potomac River. Relax on an illuminated night tour of our nation's iconic monuments and memorials, and indulge in the freedom to explore the Smithsonian museums and exhibits at your leisure.

      This is just a glimpse of the countless treasures awaiting you on our tailor-made Discover Garden Tour, exclusively crafted for Powell Gardens members. Get ready to embark on a journey filled with unforgettable experiences and lifelong memories.

      Please Note

       A $1,000 deposit per person is required to hold your reservation. 

      Deadline for reservations is June 22, 2024

      Deposits are 100% refundable, less credit card fees, until June 23, 2024.

      This tour will require a minimum number of 20 tour participants to establish viability.

      !Do not arrange airfare until you have been notified via email that the tour is viable!

      Changes to the itinerary may be necessary due to weather, availability, or other factors beyond our control.  Participants must be able to endure moderate physical activity (daily activities may include 2-4 hours of walking and 2 - 3 hours of bus rides) and should be in overall good health!

      For more information on this, or any of our other tours, please leave a message for Ray at 816-842-7500 or send him an email at

      What’s included

      • Lodging
        5 nights accommodations - 4 Star+
      • Luggage Service
        Luggage handling at the hotel
      • Transportation
        Private shuttle from and to Ronald Regan National Airport (DCA).
      • Welcome Reception
        Welcome Reception the night of arrival
      • Meals
        7 meals as indicated on The Itinerary starting with breakfast on the first morning and ending with breakfast on the last day.
      • Activities
        All visits and activities indicated on The Itinerary.
      • Entrance Fees
        All admission and entrance fees to venues and events indicated on The Itinerary.
      • Tour Guide
        Full-Time Escort/Tour Guide to lead your group every step of the way.
      • Tips
        All tips except for escort/tour guide and driver (We suggest tipping the guide $3-5/person/day and the motorcoach driver $2-4/person/day depending on satisfaction of the services provided)
      • Taxes
        All taxes and admissions

      What’s not included

      • Personal Expenses
      • Alcoholic Drinks
      • Optional Activities
      • Guide and Driver Tips
        Please Tip Your Tour Guide and Driver
      • Covid testing
        If applicable at time of tour
      • Tour Extensions
        Tour Extensions are available. Please contact Discover Garden Tours directly for more details.
      • Airfare
        No airfare to or from destination city

      Available Packages

      Double Occupancy, per person
      Available until June 22, 2024

      Indicate bed preference, 1 bed or 2 separate beds in notes to organizer

      Deposit: $1,000
      Single Occupancy, per person
      Available until June 22, 20245 left

      Single occupancy room with 1 or 2 beds, depending on availability

      Deposit: $1,000


      Day 1 Washington D.C.
      Arrival to Washington D.C.

      Monday - August 26, 2024

      ● Arrive at Ronald Regan National Airport (DCA) in Washington, DC. Meet your escort/guide at baggage claim to be directed to your coach for a direct transfer to your hotel

      ● Check-in at The Omni Shoreham Hotel

      ● 7:00 pm Welcome Reception and presentation at the hotel

      Welcome Reception is included

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      Fantastic guide and driver. Very good group. I hate your review process! Plane terrible!!! Too much trouble to get in to this site. Don't like having to make an account. If all we had to go on for this trip was your review process, we wouldn't have gone!
      By catherine a for Discover Costa Rica Garden Tour - January 2024 on Feb 09, 2024
      We thoroughly enjoyed our garden tour in Costa Rica. Our guide and group leaders made us feel well cared for and well fed as well! Great scenery and lots of knowledge shared, we’d highly recommend this trip.
      By Richard K for Discover Costa Rica Garden Tour - January 2024 on Feb 03, 2024
      Ah, Costa Rica! The weather was great (only one misty day and none of our days were scorchers), the food was good and surely plentiful! I just loved the coffee (café con leche) at every meal, no matter where it was. All of the sites we visited were interesting and I enjoyed learning more about the processing of sugar cane into brown sugar, coffee production and also spices and how they look "au naturale" in their native environment. Our tour guide (Margherita) was very knowledgeable and readily shared information. And our driver, Alex! What a guy! He got us up-and-down the mountains as well as through San Jose traffic with great skill. Both of these folks were awesome and made our trip a real win! Hotel Bougainvillea was my favorite.... not too American; not too foreign. Hotel San Bada was also great, with very much a resort atmosphere. There was an issue with the hot water at Hotel Villa Florencia (Solar powered water heating system. What!?) but they "made it right" for me by moving me to another building (thanks to Margherita). And not to forget our wonderful tour "chaperones", Caroline & Amanda! They helped us to keep on-track (not easy when you're busy doing "stuff" every day and several evenings!), shared their knowledge of plants & travel and just made everything run smoothly. Great work, ladies! Fewer hotel changes and less back-and-forth driving on the same roads would have been appreciated. I would have liked to stay in a hotel, see everything of interest in that area and then move to another area and hotel to enjoy what's there. Maybe next time!
      By Georgiann E for Discover Costa Rica Garden Tour - January 2024 on Feb 01, 2024
      I had a great experience learning from Margharita (tour guide) as she was an expert in the plant and bird/animal biological explanations, as well as local/native history and folklore. My tour group hit "paydirt" with her as we were master gardeners and she was an encyclopedia of information about everything!!! Hotel Bougainvillea was fantastic, as was Hotel San Bada. I don't recommend Hotel Villa Florencia - no hot water, limited WIFI and internet, no in room phone or fire alarm or sprinklers and only one set of towels for 2 people in the room and food was nothing special.
      By Mary H for Discover Costa Rica Garden Tour - January 2024 on Feb 01, 2024
      This was amazing - our guide was an expert at plant and bird identification, and as a native to Costa Rica, she was well versed in the history and geology of the country.
      By Brenda D for Discover Costa Rica Garden Tour - January 2024 on Jan 31, 2024
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