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Washington D.C. couldn’t be more beautiful than during Cherry Blossom time. Visit our capital’s top memorials and attractions during your Washington D.C. Cherry Blossom guided vacation. Take in historic and memorable places on this Interlude designed to provide historic, patriotic and educational insights.
From famous memorials and the US Capitol to the Library of Congress, National Cathedral and Arlington National Cemetery. Delight in a scenic Potomac cherry blossom cruise. Tour Mount Vernon, the estate of George Washington. Enjoy a free day to explore the world famous Smithsonian Institutes, or visit the National Holocaust Museum or the New Museum of the Bible. The night illumination monuments tour is one you won’t soon forget. And this is only the short list, there’s much more! Our nation’s capital is filled with legends and lore and is a great place to visit. Please read the complete itinerary and plan to join us.
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*Air departure from Indianapolis included; airfare pricing estimated and subject to change. Call for pricing from other departure cities.
Payment schedule: 2nd deposit of $500 due 121 days prior to departure; final payment 76 days prior to departure.
Day 1 Fly to Washington DC
Upon arrival at the airport transfer to your hotel, check in for the next 6 nights. Courtyard Marriott, Arlington, VA
Day 2 Arlington / Memorials
After breakfast, arrive at Arlington National Cemetery, America’s shrine to valor and sacrifice. Board the tourmobile tram to see the John F. Kennedy and Robert Kennedy graves, plus the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Lunch is on your own, before taking a “pink stroll” along the National Mall’s tidal basin to see the world-famous cherry blossoms. Make stops at five impressive Memorials: Jefferson, Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt, M.L.K. Jr., and National WWII. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a fine local restaurant. (B,D)
Day 3 D.C. Sights / Mt. Vernon
Tour the Department of State’s elaborate Diplomatic Reception Rooms, finely decorated to entertain visiting dignitaries. Next, tour Ford’s Theater, restored as it was the night John Wilkes Booth shot President Lincoln, and still an active theater. Also visit the NEW Center for Education
& Leadership, with exhibits regarding President Lincoln. Later drive to Alexandria, VA to visit Mt. Vernon, the estate of George Washington. Tour the house & grounds and visit Washington’s tomb. (B)
Day 4 Capitol Hill / Pink Cruise
Get dressed in cherry blossom pink attire, and head to Capitol Hill to visit the Capitol Visitor’s Center, highlighting the US lawmaking process. Visit the Library of Congress, the largest national library in the world. Also, view the exterior of the Supreme Court Building. This afternoon, tour the National Portrait Gallery. Then, board the Odyssey III ship for your festive cherry blossom cruise. Enjoy a signature pink drink, narration, dancing to the live band, and a delicious meal. Later this evening, snack and shop on your own at the Pentagon City Mall. (B,D)
Day 5 Museums / Illumination Tour
Enjoy a free day to explore this, the most sightseeable city in the world. Visit the world famous Smithsonian Institutes, such as the Air
& Space, Natural History, American History, or Gallery of Art. Or, visit the Bureau of Printing & Engraving, National Holocaust Museum, or NEW Museum of the Bible. Dinner is again included at a fine local restaurant. Tonight, depart on an illuminated monument driving tour. Drive by buildings and monuments especially impressive when illuminated, before walking through the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, filled with memorials and gifts to our beloved, late, JFK. (B,D)
Day 6 D.C. Touring / Newseum
First drive Embassy Row, viewing the restored mansions. Then tour the Washington National Cathedral, a gothic-style church and sixth largest in the world. Visit the National Archives, containing the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights. Next, discover the Newseum, and try your hand at being a newscaster. Tonight, enjoy your Farewell Dinner at a fine local restaurant. (B,D)
Day 7 White House / Fly Home
Morning stop at The White House Visitor’s Center to learn about our Executive Mansion and the Presidential families that lived there. Then, arrive at the airport for your flight home. What a great adventure we have all had together here in our nation’s capital! (B)