The 2023 Festival marks the 111th celebration of the gift of the 3,000 cherry trees from the People of Tokyo to the People of Washington D.C. Enjoy the spirit of this generous gift while exploring the highlights and gems of Washington D.C. with knowledgeable local guides.
- Tour The National Mall and Smithsonian Institutions
- Visit the Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, and Vietnam Memorials
- Tour Arlington Cemetery, John F. Kennedy’s Tomb, Tomb of the Unknowns, World War II Memorial
- Tour the new Spy Museum and the Jefferson Memorial amidst cherry blossoms
- Reserved seats in Ford’s Theater for an evening theater production
- Celebrate the Cherry Blossom festival at the Tidal Blossom
- Free Day in D.C. to explore on your own
Day 1: Washington, D.C.
Fly into Washington, D.C. and visit the poignant Arlington Cemetery including a visit to John F. Kennedy’s tomb and the Tomb of the Unknowns. Enjoy dinner in our nation’s Capital before checking in for a comfortable four-night stay at the centrally located full service Hyatt Plaza National Mall. Located just 4 blocks from the Smithsonian Museums and close proximity to the new L’Enfant Plaza the hotel offers the ideal location from which to explore the heart of the city. D
Day 2: Washington, D.C.
Our licensed DC tour guide boards the coach to visit the historical highlights of D.C. Stand where global events have taken shape and view the many historic monuments framed in the vivid white and pink blossoms from more than 3,000 Japanese cherry trees along the Tidal Basin. Visit historic Ford’s Theater and get comfortable in reserved seats for a musical sure to satisfy the mind and the soul. (Production TBD) B, D
Day 3: Washington, D.C. – “Your Way”
Explore your favorite Smithsonian Museum or board the Potomac River Water Taxi to cruise past magnificent views of cherry blossoms from Old Town Alexandria to Georgetown to District Wharf. Your tour manager is there to help you plan your day. B
Day 4: Washington D.C.
Celebrate the Cherry Blossom festival at the Tidal Basin before visiting the Smithsonian Institution museums. Based on availability, enjoy a guided Capitol Building Tour and tour the National Cathedral. B, DDay 5: RETURN HOME B
- Departure: March 30, 2023
- Return: April 03, 2023
- Double: $2189
- Triple/Quad: $1959
- Single: $2769
*Price per person
*Includes roundtrip airfare from STL or MCI
Columbus, OH: 60/39
Washington, DC: 65/42
Make sure you have comfortable shoe! This tour requires a lot of walking.
Orange luggage tags are provided and are to be placed on your “checked luggage” (large bag). You do not need a tag for your carry-on bag, for which you will be responsible for taking on and off the coach. There is limited space in the cabin of the coach, so unless you require your carryon bag while traveling, we will stow it in the luggage compartment.
Bring a valid state-issued ID or passport.
New reservations will require a $250 per person deposit unless otherwise noted. As always, your deposit is still fully refundable for any reason until final payment. We are happy to accept cash, check (preferred) or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover) for your deposit.
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