Spring Blooms in America’s Historic East
featuring The National Cherry Blossom Parade and Longwood Gardens
 7 Days • 9 Meals
Air Holiday
Join the annual celebration of spring with the beautiful cherry trees that line the Nation’s Tidal Basin and experience the flowering magnificence of historic Longwood Gardens.

 Highlights
  • 9 Meals (6 breakfasts and 3 dinners)
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Spend 4 nights in the Washington, DC area
  • Enjoy reserved grandstand seating to the National Cherry Blossom Parade as DC’s Mall is alive in spring blooms
  • Visit the Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest museum complex
  • Arlington National Cemetery and the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
  • Washington, DC touring with a local guide including the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center along with the FDR, Vietnam and Lincoln Memorials
  • Visit the National WWII Memorial, the first national memorial dedicated to all who served during World War II
  • Experience the Washington, DC National Mall Area at night on a panoramic Illumination tour
  • Visit Mount Vernon, the estate of George and Martha Washington
  • Tour Longwood Gardens with its gardens of daffodils and azaleas as well as flowering magnolias and cherry trees
  • Visit Valley Forge National Historic Park, the camp of General George Washington’s Continental Army
  • Visit the Museum of the American Revolution
  • Narrated sightseeing tour of Philadelphia with a local guide to see the Liberty Bell, Benjamin Franklin’s home and Independence Hall
  • Visit Betsy Ross’ home for a look into the life of America’s most famous flagmaker
  • Special farewell dinner at a traditional Tavern
  • $35 in Mayflower Money

 Itinerary
Day 1  Arrive in Washington, DC
Your tour begins with an included transfer from Washington Reagan National Airport and a welcome dinner at 6:00 p.m. hosted by your Tour Manager. Meal: D
Day 2  National Cherry Blossom Parade and The Smithsonian
The beauty and aroma of these blossoming cherry trees will amaze as we enjoy the National Cherry Blossom Parade from reserved seats. Marching down Constitution Avenue, the parade showcases floats, helium balloons, international performance groups and some of the country’s finest marching bands. Later, we enjoy time to visit the Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest museum complex and research organization. Composed of 16 museums in Washington, DC, the Smithsonian exhibits offer visitors a glimpse into its vast collection. Numbering over 142 million objects, the complex includes the Air & Space Museum and the National Museum of the American Indian. Some of the famous exhibitions include Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis and the command module from Apollo 11. Meal: B
Day 3  Arlington National Cemetery and Washington, DC Touring
Sightseeing in our nation’s capital continues with a visit to Arlington National Cemetery and the John F. Kennedy Memorial. View the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Women in Military Service Memorial. During our touring in DC’s mall area we’ll see the FDR, Vietnam and Lincoln Memorials. We’ll also make a stop at the National WWII Memorial, the first national memorial dedicated to all who served during World War II. During our touring in DC’s mall area we’ll see the FDR, Vietnam and Lincoln Memorials. We’ll also make a stop at the National WWII Memorial, the first national memorial dedicated to all who served during World War II. After dinner this evening, an incredible Illumination tour of Washington, DC tops off this exciting day as we see the memorials and monuments bathed in flood lights, including the U.S. Capitol and the White House. Meals: B, D
Day 4  Mount Vernon Estate
No tour of colonial America is complete without a stop at Mount Vernon, the expansive estate of George and Martha Washington. Visit the new Ford Orientation Center and the Donald W. Reynolds Museum where you will have the chance to experience Washington's life through movies and exhibitions. Explore his mansion filled with 18th century treasures and stroll the gardens of this 45-acre estate, taking in the views of the Potomac River from the mansion’s piazza. Meal: B
Day 5  Longwood Gardens and Valley Forge National Historical Park
Departing DC we come to beautiful Longwood Gardens. Here, hundreds of lush acres feature burgeoning gardens of daffodils, tulip, azaleas and more while flowering magnolias and cherry trees color the landscape. Don’t miss Longwood’s grand treehouses, whimsical Topiary Garden and historic Peirce’s Woods. At Valley Forge National Historic Park, learn how General George Washington’s Continental Army successfully engaged the British army at the Battle Monmouth. Meal: B
Day 6  Historic Philadelphia
Begin the day at the new Museum of the American Revolution which traces the history and creation of the American Republic. Then a local guide joins us for a tour of this historic city to see the Liberty Bell, Congress Hall, Benjamin Franklin’s home and Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was signed. We’ll also visit Betsy Ross’ home for a look into the life of America’s most famous flagmaker. Tonight, a special farewell dinner in a Colonial Tavern tops off our trip. Meals: B, D
Day 7  Travel Home
A group transfer to the Philadelphia International Airport is included for flights out after 12:00 p.m. Meal: B

 Accommodations
Days 1-4  Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel, Arlington, Virginia
Days 5-6  Wydham Historic District, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 

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Departure Dates Per Person twin Single Room Availability
April 12, 2019 Request a Quote $2,139 add $1,099 Guaranteed
April 3, 2020 Request a Quote $2,229 add $1,139 Available
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Rooms for the nights before and after the tour are available. Cost for a room in Arlington is $329, and in Philadelphia is $269, tax included.

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