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 Blossoms 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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|Deposit||$350 per person|
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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. Crown Plaza Crystal City, VA
Day 2 Spy Museum / Arlington
After breakfast, visit the NEW International Spy Museum, featuring the largest collection of international espionage artifacts currently on public display. Lunch is on your own, before arriving at Arlington National Cemetery, America’s shrine to valor and sacrifice. Board the tourmobile tram to see the John F. Kennedy and Robert Kennedy grave, plus the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Then stop at the Marine Corps Memorial (Iwo Jima Statue). Tonight, enjoy dinner at a fine local restaurant. (B,D)
Day 3 White House / Museums
Morning stop at The White House Visitor’s Center to learn about our Executive Mansion and the Presidential families that lived there. After a photo at the White House, depart on a “pink stroll” along the National Mall’s Tidal Basin to see the world-famous cherry blossoms. Make stops at four impressive Memorials: Jefferson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, M.L.K. Jr., and National WWII. Lunch is on your own. Then, explore the National Law Enforcement Museum’s high tech interactive exhibits. Later, enjoy free time to visit your choice of the world famous Smithsonian Institutes, such as the Air & Space, Natural History, American History, or Gallery of Art. (B)
Day 4 Capitol Hill / Pink Cruise / Illumination Tour
Get dressed in cherry blossom pink attire, and head to Capitol Hill to visit the Capitol Visitor’s Center, highlighting the US lawmaking process. Then view the exterior of the U.S. Library of Congress and 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, depart on an illuminated monuments driving tour. Drive by buildings and monuments especially impressive when illuminated. (B,D)
Day 5 Mt. Vernon / Ford’s Theater
Drive to Alexandria, VA to visit Mt. Vernon, the Wilkes Booth shot President Lincoln, and still an active theater. Also visits the NEW Center for Education & Leadership with exhibits regarding President Lincoln. Dinner is included at a fine local restaurant. (B,D)
Day 6 D.C. Sights
Drive Embassy Row, viewing the restored mansions. Then tour the Washington National Cathedral, a Gothic-style church and sixth largest in the world. Make stops at five impressive Memorials: Air Force, Einstein, Vietnam Veterans, Lincoln and Korean War. Tour the Department of State’s elaborate Diplomatic Reception Rooms, finely decorated to entertain visiting dignitaries. Tonight, enjoy your Farewell Dinner at a fine local restaurant. (B,D)
Day 7 Museums / Fly Home
This morning, choose to visit the Museum of the Bible (optional $15 per person) OR the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Please speciy your choice at time of booking. After, enjoy free time to visit another Smithsonian Institute before arriving at the airport for your flight home (note: some museums require advance timed tickets even if free admission). What a great adventure we have all had together here in our nation’s capital! (B)