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Perfectly Pink - Natl Cherry Blossom Festival

Perfectly Pink - Natl Cherry Blossom Festival

The National Cherry Blossom Festival commemorates the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo to the city of Washington, DC, and celebrates the enduring friendship between the people of the United States and Japan. Today’s Festival now spans four weeks and welcomes more than 1.5 million people to enjoy diverse and creative programming promoting traditional and contemporary arts and culture, natural beauty, and community spirit.

 

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Day 1 - Friday

Arrive in Washington, DC and enjoy a quick lunch on your own at Pentagon City Shopping Mall with more than 170 fascinating stores and restaurants. Then meet your personal tour guide for a stop at the Air Force Memorial, memorial park and parade ground overlooking the national’s capital. Depart for American’s shrine to valor and sacrifice - Arlington National Cemetery. While there visit the Tomb of the Unknowns, then climb aboard a tram to visit President John F Kennedy grave site, US Coast Guard Memorial, U.S. Army Gen. John J. Pershing’s gravesite, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Memorial Amphitheater, Arlington House, and the Ord & Weitzel walking gate to see the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorials (Iwo Jima). Experience the Changing of the Guard before departing for an included dinner at Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant. Check into the Comfort Inn Gaithersburg for your stay.

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Day 2 - Saturday

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before departing for your Premium-Preferred Grandstand Seating at the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade! The Parade is the largest public event of the festival and combines some of the Festival’s best entertainment into one spectacular show. Preferred seating provides you with up-close encounters with celebrity appearances and performances. Along the parade are several free concerts on the Mall, lantern lighting, dances and races. Mid day, board coach and depart for the Capitol Visitor Center on Capitol Hill which welcomes visitors to the seat of American government. The entire facility is located underground on the east side of the Capitol and features include an exhibition gallery highlighting the House & Senate while in-session, orientation theaters, cafeteria, and gift shops. Pending availability visit the United States Capital and Library of Congress. Depart for an included dinner at Tony & Joe’s on the waterfront in Georgetown. After dinner make a few stops before retiring for the evening; The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, The Lincoln Memorial, The Korean War Veterans Memorial, and The National World War II Memorial.

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Day 3 - Sunday

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and meet guide at the White House Visitor’s Center for an interactive touchscreen tour of the White House, view artifacts, visit the Historical Association retail store and view a short film. Enjoy a Pink Stroll along the Tidal Basin among the Japanese cherry trees, stop at the Jefferson Memorial, the Franklin Roosevelt Memorial and the Martin Luther King, Jr National Memorial. Experience a Perfectly Pink Reception atop The Key Bridge Marriott with amazing view of the City - complete with a pink drink, light hors d’oeuvres and pink personalities! Depart for a stop at the National World War II Memorial honoring the 16 million who served in the armed forces of the U.S. during World War II. Spend the afternoon touring your choice of the Smithsonian Institution’s museums on the National Mall. Depart for an included dinner at the Mad Hatter a Lively tavern known for pub fare that channels Alice’s Wonderland with an upside down room & more. Continue on an illuminated Monument Driving tour through Washington’s grand buildings, memorials and monuments. Retire after a perfectly (pink) day of touring.

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Day 4 - Monday

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel prior to checking out. Spend the morning exploring either the Museum of the Bible or the National Law Enforcement Museum. Enjoy lunch on your own at Union Station the city’s main train station with free time to explore the shops, before departing for home.

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B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

Package Includes

Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation, 3 nights’ accommodations, 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch reception, 3 dinners, admissions and guide service.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Douglassville Douglassville - Klein School Bus Lot
1339 Ben Franklin Highway West - Douglassville, PA
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KOP King of Prussia - Park & Ride
172 King of Prussia Road - King of Prussia, PA
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Wyomissing Wyomissing- JoAnn Fabrics/Old Navy Parking Lot
1065 Woodland Road, Reading, PA 19610
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