Visit Our Nation’s Capital and Colonial Williamsburg during Cherry Blossom Festival Time

Departure: Friday, April 13, 2018      Return: Thursday, April 19, 2018

Tour Length: 7 Days/6 Nights (M)

Day One: Arrive in Washington, DC

Arrive at the Washington Reagan National Airport and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy a welcome dinner at 6:00 p.m. hosted by your Tour Manager.

Day Two: National Cherry Blossom Parade and the Smithsonian

images-1The beauty and aroma of these blossoming cherry trees will amaze you as you enjoy the National Cherry Blossom Parade from reserved seats. The parade showcases floats, helium balloons, international performance groups and some of the country’s finest marching bands. Later, visit the Smithsonian Institute’s, 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.

Day Three: Arlington National Cemetery and Washington, DC

unknown-soldier-109237_640Sightseeing in our nation’s capital continues with a visit to Arlington National Cemetery where you will see 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 Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial. We make a stop at the National WWII Memorial, the first national memorial dedicated to all who served during World War II. After dinner, an incredible Illumination tour of Washington, DC tops off this exciting day as you see the memorials and monuments bathed in floodlights, which includes the U.S. Capitol and the White House.

Day Four: Shenandoah National Park and Luray Caves

luray-virginia-184172_640You leave the city behind, as you journey to the quiet beauty of Shenandoah National Park. Here, you travel one of the most visited sections of the National Parks System, scenic Skyline Drive. Follow this casual, winding road past sweeping valley vistas and diverse displays of flora and fauna, to Skyland, where a buffet lunch awaits. Later, you stop at the incredible Luray Caverns, the nation’s largest and most popular caverns. Explore cathedral-sized rooms with ceilings 10 stories high, towering stone columns and crystal-clear pools of water. Hear the haunting sounds of the world's only Stalacpipe Organ, creating music of symphonic quality from stone formations.

Day Five: Mount Vernon and Jamestown Settlement

mount-vernon-2033256_640No 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. Later, arrive at Jamestown, the site of America’s first permanent English colony. Explore life at the dawn of the 17th century inside the palisade of a re-created colonial fort and discover the world of Pocahontas in the Powhatan Indian Village.

Day Six: Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg is the largest living history museum in the country and one of America’s most popular attractions. Stroll streets dating back to the 1700s. Converse with residents playing the roles of their ancestors as they go about their daily activities exactly as they did more than 200 years ago. It’s an exciting glimpse into the early days of our nation. A traditional Colonial Tavern Dinner sets the mood for your stay in historic Williamsburg.

Day Seven: Washington, DC and Home

Today, travel back to Washington, DC as your tour ends with a group transfer to Washington Reagan National Airport for flights out after 2:00 p.m.

DETAILS

Departure: Friday, April 13, 2018      Return: Thursday, April 19, 2018

Tour Length: 7 Days/6 Nights (M)

Your Package Includes:

  • 6 Nights Accommodations
  • 6 Breakfasts
  • 1 Lunch
  • 3 Dinners
  • Attend the Cherry Blossom Parade with reserved seating
  • Visit the Smithsonian Institute’s Museums
  • Tour Arlington National Cemetery
  • View FDR Memorial, Lincoln memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial and WWII Memorial
  • Evening Illumination tour of Washington, DC
  • Visit Shenandoah National Park and drive Skyline Drive
  • Visit the Luray Caves
  • Listen to the Stalactpipe Organ
  • Admission to Mount Vernon
  • Admission to the Jamestown Settlement
  • Admission to Colonial Williamsburg
  • Full time Tour Manager
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Motor coach transportation
  • Taxes and Gratuities (Note: Gratuities for your Tour Manager and Motor coach driver are not included and are at your discretion based on service).

 Pricing Information
Per person double occupancy: 1,949.00

Per person single occupancy: 2,838.00

Note: Above price does not include transportation to and from DC. Notch Above Tours will gladly arrange transportation as well as pre and post night stays.

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