Washington DC Cherry Blossom Festival

From USD $1,449.00
  • Duration: 5 Days (approx.)
  • Location: Washington DC
  • Product code: TAP786
 Visit the Nation's Capital during the spring when the trees' beautiful cherry blossoms bloom.  See bands, dance troops and others perform from your premium Cherry Blossom Parade Seats located across from the live broadcast stage and cameras!  Visit Capitol Hill to tour the US Capitol and the Library of Congress!  Tour Lincoln's Cottage where President Lincoln resided during the Civil War instead of the White House.  Drive along Embassy Row and visit famous memorials to pay tribute to those who have served our nation such as the WW II, Iwo Jima and Vietnam Memorials.  Visit Arlington National Cemetery to witness a changing of the guard.  Time to visit the Smithsonian Museums of choice is offered during this fantastic getaway to our Nation's Capital decked our in Cherry Blossom Pink!

Highlights include:

  • Premium Seats at the Cherry Blossom Parade
  • Tour the Capitol and Library of Congress
  • Tour of the Lincoln Cottage
  • Tour Arlington National Cemetery
  • Tour the Woodrow Wilson House
  • Illuminated Monuments Tour
  • Smithsonian Institute Museums
  • Dinner on the Georgetown waterfront
  • Crowne Plaza Tyson's Corner nightly
  • Full hot breakfast buffet daily

DAY 1 - Fly to Dulles, Smithsonian Udvar-Hazy National Air and Space Museum

Fly to Washington Dulles Airport, arriving by 3:00PM   Meet your Tour Manager.  We visit the Smithsonian Udvar-Hazy National Air and Space Museum. This Museum provides space for the objects that tell the history of aviation and space flight. Over 335 air and spacecraft will be on display. The displays will included the Space Shuttle Enterprise, an SR-71 Blackbird, Dash 80 prototype of the Boeing 707, the B-17 Flying Fortress, an F-4 Phantom fighter, the B-29 Superfortress “Enola Gay”, and the de Havilland Chipmunk. Many artifacts will be on display for the first time. Visitors are able to walk among the exhibits and view them from elevated “skyways”. There is an Observation Tower where visitors can watch air traffic at Dulles International Airport. On site there are restaurants, a large theatre, gift shops and more.  Enjoy dinner on own this evening. Crowne Plaza Tyson’s Corner, McLean, VA 

DAY 2 - White House Visitor Center, Woodrow Wilson House, Embassy Row, President Lincoln’s Cottage, National Portrait Gallery, Illuminated Monument Driving Tour, National World War II Memorial

This morning we visit the new White House Visitor Center where we can explore an interactive touchscreen tour of the White House. We then drive by the Octagon House designed by the architect of the US Capitol building. Then we tour the Woodrow Wilson House, where President Wilson lived after his retirement at the end of his 2nd term. After his death in 1924, Mrs Wilson dabbled in the occult to try and reach him so we will see her Ouija board and typed transcripts of séance sessions.   We then enjoy a drive down Embassy Row and by the Washington National Cathedral. This afternoon we tour President Lincoln’s Cottage, located on a picturesque hilltop in Washington, DC. This is the most significant historic site associated with Lincoln’s presidency aside from the White House. During the Civil War, President Lincoln and his family resided a quarter of his presidency. Later this afternoon we visit the National Portrait Gallery, housed in the Old Patent Office Building, to see the official President's portraits. Dinner is included this evening before we enjoy a driving tour of the illuminated monuments of DC. Crowne Plaza Tyson’s Corner, McLean, VA  (B, D)

DAY 3 - Reserved Seating for the Annual Cherry Blossom Parade, New Capitol Visitors Center, United States Capitol, Library of Congress, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Veteran’s Memorial

This morning after our included breakfast our Tour Manager will escort us to our reserved seating for the Annual Cherry Blossom Parade. This yearly Spring Festival marks the celebration of the original gift of 3,000 cherry trees from the city of Tokyo in 1912. After the parade, we arrive at the NEW Capitol Visitor Center on Capitol Hill. We enjoy lunch on own here before visiting the US Capitol. This building has housed Congress since 1800 and is one of the most imposing public buildings in the world. We then visit the United States Library of Congress. Our tour then stops at the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial, The Lincoln Memorial and the Korean War Veteran’s Memorial before returning to our hotel. Dinner is on our own this evening. Crowne Plaza Tyson’s Corner, McLean, VA  (B)

DAY 4 - Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial, Franklin D Roosevelt Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Free Time at Smithsonian Institution Museums, Arlington National Cemetery Visitor’s Center

This morning after our included breakfast our Tour Manager will escort us for our day of touring. We visit the Martin Luther King, Jr National Memorial, The Franklin D Roosevelt Memorial, The Jefferson Memorial and weather permitting have a chance to photograph the blossoming cherry trees along the Tidal Basin. Lunch is on own as we have free time to explore your choice of the Smithsonian Museums on the National Mall. This afternoon we drive across the river to the Arlington National Cemetery Visitor’s Center. This evening we enjoy a Farewell Dinner.   Crowne Plaza Tyson’s Corner, McLean, VA  (B, D)

DAY 5 - Flight home

After our included breakfast, we check out of our hotel. There is time for an additional visit to the Smithsonian.  We depart for Dulles Airport just after lunch on our own.  Our flights are to be scheduled after 4:00PM (B)

Arrival Instructions

Arrive to Dulles VA by 3 pm via IAD

Departure Instructions

Depart from Dulles VA after 3:30 pm via IAD

Payment Policy

Deposit: $ 250.00 per person due at time of booking - final payment due 60 days prior to departure

Cancellation Policy

Fully refundable if canceled 60 days prior to departure. Non-refundable after 60 days prior to departure.

Tour Includes: 

  • 4 nights' accommodation, ground transportation
  • 4 breakfasts, 2 dinners, 
  • cherry blossom premium seat parade tickets, 
  • admission to events and attractions as well as a 
  • full time escort who is a licensed guide offering a wealth of information
  • Taxes and gratuities (Except Guide and Driver. Recommended $7-$10 per person per day)