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.