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Cherry Blossom Time in Our Nation’s Capital 2013

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6 Days · 8 Meals
Travel Type: Motorcoach Tour

The beauty of Washington, DC flourishes with blossoming cherry trees! Celebrate in your reserved grandstand seating at the National Cherry Blossom Parade before enjoying a panoramic Illumination Tour of this most famous city.

This tour departs by motorcoach from the Chicagoland area.
Highlights
  • Free home or local pickup and return
  • 8 Meals (3 dinners and 5 breakfasts)
  • Arlington National Cemetery including the eternal flame at the grave of John F. Kennedy and witness the nging of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns
  • Enjoy reserved grandstand seating to the National Cherry Blossom Parade
  • Visit the new Capitol Visitor Center
  • Panoramic Illumination Tour of Washington, DC including the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument
  • George Washington's Mount Vernon estate
  • Panoramic tour of the mall area with the many monuments and memorials dedicated to past presidents and the nation's wars including the National World War II Memorial
  • Drive the scenic Lincoln Highway through the beautiful Laurel Highlands
  • Flight 93 National Memorial
  • $30 in Mayflower Money
Day-by-Day
1
  1. Pennsylvania
    Travel to Pennsylvania today as we begin our journey to Washington, DC. This evening, enjoy a welcome dinner with your new traveling companions. Dinner
2
  1. Travel to Washington, DC
    Arriving in Washington, DC, we begin our tour at Arlington National Cemetery. We view the gravesites of John and Robert Kennedy as well as the eternal flame that burns in dedication to the memory of John F. Kennedy. Appreciate the military precision of the Changing of the Guard Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns. Breakfast
3
  1. National Cherry Blossom Parade and U.S. Capitol Visitors Center
    Attend the National Cherry Blossom parade, which celebrates the blooming of the Japanese Cherry trees planted around the Tidal Basin. The beauty and aroma of these blossoming cherry trees will amaze as we enjoy the National Cherry Blossom Parade from reserved grandstand seats. Marching down Constitution Avenue, the parade showcases floats, helium balloons, international performance groups and some of the country's finest marching bands. This afternoon, visit the Capitol Visitor Center, which features an exhibition gallery and orientation theaters highlighting the Capitol as one of the most architecturally impressive and symbolically important buildings in the world. In the evening, an incredible illumination tour of Washington, DC tops off this exciting day and showcases the memorials and monuments of our Nation's Capital bathed in floodlights. Breakfast and Dinner
4
  1. Mount Vernon and Washington DC Touring
    Exit the 21st century this morning as we visit George Washington's Mount Vernon estate. The new Ford Orientation Center and the Donald W. Reynolds Museum offer visitors the chance to experience Washington's life through movies and exhibitions. Explore his mansion filled with 18th-century treasures and stroll the gardens Washington himself designed. While on the grounds of this 45-acre estate, take in the views of the Potomac River from the mansion's piazza. Upon returning to DC we enjoy a panoramic tour of the mall area with the many monuments and memorials dedicated to past presidents and the nation's wars including the National World War II Memorial. Breakfast
5
  1. The Laurel Highlands
    Today we leave the hustle and bustle of Washington, DC, and head to the quiet beauty of the Laurel Highlands in southwestern Pennsylvania. We make a stop at the Flight 93 Memorial before taking the Lincoln Highway through the quaint town of Ligonier with its antique stores and specialty shops. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner with your traveling companions. Breakfast and Dinner
6
  1. Return Home
    Traveling back home, we arrive in the early evening with wonderful memories of our journey. Breakfast
Accommodations

Lodging

Days One and Five

Holiday Inn, Monroeville, PA

Says Two through Four

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Arlington, VA

Dates and Rates
2013 Departure Dates Per Person Twin Single Room Add Triple Room Deduct
April 11 $1,189 $479 $10
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