National Cherry Blossom Festival

Cherry Blossom Festival

Celebrate iconic events while enjoying AAA complimentary inclusions, a AAA host, and first-class accommodations! There is no better way to experience the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C.

 

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Inclusions

  • 4-night accommodations
  • Airport transfers
  • 8 meals
  • Motorcoach transportation
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Lunch cruise aboard the Odyssey III Cruise Ship
  • Premium-Preferred Grandstand seating during Cherry Blossom parade with pin and pom poms
  • A professional tour guide and a AAA Host

 

aaa Complementary inclusion

  • Lunch cruise along the Potomac

 

Itinerary

Day One:
Washington D.C.

Welcome to Washington, D.C. Transfer and check in to your hotel. This evening, meet your Tour Manager and fellow travelers at a welcome dinner at Café Deluxe Georgetown (or a similar restaurant). Continue with a guided Illuminated Monument Driving Tour. Washington’s grand buildings, memorials, and monuments are impressive during the day, but they are stunning at night! Stop at the Pentagon 9/11 Memorial Park and Air Force Memorial before returning to your hotel.

Meals: Dinner

Day Two:
Washington D.C.

Today you will enjoy a Pink Tide Stroll with photo opportunities among the Japanese cherry trees along the Tidal Basin. Stop at the Martin Luther King, Jr., National Memorial; the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial; and the Jefferson Memorial. Mid-day, board the Odyssey III Cruise ship for a Cherry Blossom Lunch Cruise on the Potomac. A narrator will point out all the sites along the river while you enjoy a welcome pink signature drink and a delicious meal. Wear pink today to help make your cruise especially festive. This afternoon, continue exploring Washington with visits to the White House Visitor’s Center, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Korean War Veterans Memorial, and the Lincoln Memorial. Tonight’s dinner will be on your own in Old Town Alexandria, where there are an abundance of restaurants from which to choose. You’ll also have enough free time for you to experience Old Town.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day Three:
Washington D.C.

This morning, depart for the Cherry Blossom Parade, where you will receive a signature Cherry Blossom pin and pink pom-poms to cheer on your favorite performers! Your Premium-Preferred Grandstand Seating will be the perfect viewing point from which to admire the colorful parade. This afternoon’s sightseeing includes the Capitol Visitor Center on Capitol Hill (with lunch on your own at the underground Capitol Visitor Center Cafeteria) and the United States Library of Congress. End the day with an enjoyable dinner at the Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant (or a similar restaurant) and an evening drive past monuments and must-sees such as the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Embassy Row, the Washington National Cathedral, the Marine Corps Memorial (and Iwo Jima Statue), the National World War II Memorial, the Washington Monument, and other memorials and monuments, as time permits.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day Four:
Washington D.C.

After breakfast, depart for Arlington National Cemetery. This sacred site is America’s shrine to valor and sacrifice and services an average of 27 funerals a day. The crews, service members, and groundskeepers follow an elaborate choreography to ensure that each funeral feels like it is the only one taking place. Enjoy lunch on your own. In the afternoon, visit the National Mall and spend time visiting your choice of the Smithsonian Institution’s museums. Tonight, gather with your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner before heading back to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day Five:
Washington D.C.

After breakfast, bid farewell to our nation’s capital. Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Meals: Breakfast

 

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