Washington DC Cherry Blossom Celebration

      Washington, DC, USA

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      147 reviews
      Apr 13 - 16, 2023
      Group size: 1 - 49
      Washington DC Cherry Blossom Celebration
      Washington, DC, USA

      147 reviews

      $NaN
      Apr 13 - 16, 2023
      Group size: 1 - 49

      About this trip

         

      Washington DC Cherry Blossom Celebration

      Gaylord National Harbor Resort, Smithsonian, Potomac River Cruise, Illuminated Monument Tour and more!

      Thursday April 13-Sunday April 16, 2023

      Your journey will begin with a stop in Alexandria VA.  Explore the shops before an included dinner.  You  will go back in time and enjoy dinner in an elegant Colonial Tavern, circa 1792.  The staff is dressed in colonial character and food from the colonial era is served.  A wonderful experience!  Check in to the beautiful Gaylord National Harbor Resort.  The following morning board the motorcoach with a step on guide for a spectacular Spring Time Tour.  Stroll along the Tidal Basin to view the Japanese cherry trees (blossoms pending nature's timing).  Stops will be made on and off the bus but a bit of  walking is involved.  Stop at the Jefferson Memorial, Franklin D Roosevelt Memorial, Martin Luther King Jr National museum and DC’s newest memorial, The Eisenhower Memorial.  Free time and lunch on your own to explore the Smithsonian Institution’s museums on the National Mall including National Museum of American History, National Museum of Natural History, National Gallery of Art, National Air and Space Museum, National Museum of the American Indian, Freer Gallery of Art, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and more.  Lunch on your own at the museum cafes and local food eateries.  After free time, meet the bus to continue the tour ending at the Air Force Memorial. This evening you will enjoy dinner on your own at the Gaylord Resort or National Harbor with restaurants a plenty.  Or take a free shuttle to the MGM Casino hotel.  The following morning enjoy reserved seats at the Cherry Blossom Parade.  After the parade you will have a guided tour of the United States Capitol!  Finally, you will end the day with a Cherry Blossom dinner cruise sailing down the beautiful Potomac River.  Listen and dance to live music, enjoy fine dining, and take in beautiful, unobstructed views of our nation’s capital. The last day you will tour with a local guide to visit the White House Visitors Center, National WWI Memorial, Black Lives Matter Plaza, Lafayette Square and finally a tram tour of Arlington Cemetery which will include an opportunity to witness the Changing of the Guard.  Lunch on own at Pentagon City Mall before heading home with national treasure memories.

      Package includes motor coach transportation, 4 nights accommodations, 1 lunch, 3 dinners, 4 breakfasts, tours, guides, admissions, trip leader, driver's gratuity.

      Bus departs Jackson 7:15 am and TARGET, 570 Rt 70, Brick 8am  (times subject to change)

      $1,059 pp double occup, $1,329 single occup $975 pp triple  $100 deposit to reserve Final  due March 1

      Some walking is involved.


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      Double Occupancy
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      $1,059
      Deposit: $100
      Single Occupancy
      42 left
      $1,329
      Deposit: $100


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      Faith
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      The only suggestion to be made concerns safety issues. It should be announced on the bus at the beginning of the trip that the bus is equipped with seatbelts and the location of the safety hatches in case of an emergency (the same routine as is used on an airline flight). The trip and the experience deserves the highest rating.
      By Dolores M for BUS 2 Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Rockettes and Lunch on 30 Dec, 2022
      Hi Dolores, Thank you for feedback! We will add your suggestions and are so happy you enjoyed your trip! Look forward to seeing you on future trips. Faith
      By Faith on 20 Jan, 2023
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      Great seats at Radio City !!! The lunch was enjoyable...a few serving bottlenecks but overall, Good !! Lovely people on the bus. Enough time to enjoy the Tree & St Patrick's Cathedral. A very Good Day !!!!
      By Nancy R for Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes and Lunch on 23 Dec, 2022
      Thank you for sharing. So nice to have you travel with us and celebrate the holiday! Look forward to seeing you again. Faith
      By Faith on 27 Dec, 2022
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      First, Faith and Vicki are great and are appreciated. They are wonderful, hard-working people who deserve to succeed. But you asked for a description of "this trip" for us. Here's mine. (I am sure other trips are fine.) For us however, we had a very bad time because my wife Carol as you may recall cannot walk more than a few feet at a time without stopping, and very slowly at that. We booked this because we were counting on the bus dropping us off at the restaurant, and then at RCMH. (We had planned to get a cab from lunch to RCMH, so we were delighted that arrangements were made to get us there. That attempt was much appreciated.) Yes, we were late due to traffic, but we still COULD have made it both to the restaurant and to RCMH. We did not because as it turned out your "LEAVE ON TIME" rules, clearly stated several times on the itinerary, were ignored. That was convenient for 2 people (I think that's why we left late), but it inconvenienced dozens who, at best, ended up with a stressful situation and who missed the first act. For my wife however (and you won't find her complaining because this is the kind of stuff that we live with), it was much more than mere inconvenience. The two blocks or so to lunch were sheer torture, and the shorter walk to RCMH was too. Basically, it ruined her day although for her, the show was great as usual. All this COULD and SHOULD have been avoided easily, by leaving the 3rd pickup site on time. Sure, maybe those we waited for had a good excuse for being late. I apologize if that was the case (but I'd bet they didn't). In any event, THEY WERE LATE, and it threw the rest of the timing off. As this unfolded, if you do the math, that extra 20-25 minutes was the difference. SUGGESTIONS: (1) Leave earlier. Start at 8:30, not 9 am, for example. And again, (2) Leave the pickup spots on time. There were ample warnings that you would do so. Yes, you sure can say that it was our mistake, given her issues, to book this trip in the first place. But we simply didn't think things would go downhill like that for us. People who have her kinds of issues do have the right though to at least try to enjoy themselves. (No one wants any sympathy; it's just a simple opinion. And plenty of people don't agree with that, by the way.) Sometimes, it doesn't work out. But this time, respectfully, I think the numbers indicated that it could have. Anyway, thanks for listening (I hope you will), and good luck. Tony
      By Carol C for BUS 2 Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Rockettes and Lunch on 23 Dec, 2022
      I would like to thank you taking the time to provide us with feedback. The city in December can be very tricky to navigate and often encounter the unexpected. Some of the streets that morning were closed due to traffic backups and the police were not allowing buses to go down some streets including the street our restaurant was on, unfortunately. We try hard to provide transportation as much as possible but sometimes traffic flow is out of our control. Leaving any earlier would not have prevented the amount of traffic in the city in December. I apologize that the amount of walking turned out to be more than you may have expected and am sorry for the inconvenience. I am glad you were able to enjoy the show. We try and provide trips that everyone can enjoy and do our very best to accommadate.
      By Faith on 27 Dec, 2022
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      We had a great time. Fun time in NYC around the holidays.
      By ginger m for BUS 2 Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Rockettes and Lunch on 23 Dec, 2022
      Thank you. So happy you had a great time. Great seeing you again!
      By Faith on 27 Dec, 2022
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      We had a great time traveling to Longwood Gardens. Food at the Tavern was good. Bus driver was very pleasant and looked out for us. Faith had everything under control and trip went smoothly. The Gardens were beautiful and we all enjoyed the trip very much.
      By Patricia S for Longwood Gardens Holiday and Lunch on 22 Dec, 2022
      Thank you so much for sharing! I enjoy traveling with such great people.
      By Faith on 27 Dec, 2022
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