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, DC
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. Check in for a comfortable four-night stay at the centrally located full-service Hyatt Place National Mall. Located just four blocks from the Smithsonian Museums near L’Enfant Plaza, the hotel offers the ideal location from which to explore the heart of the city. Note: Fly tour arrives in Washington D.C. to board the coach. B, D
DAY 2: WASHINGTON, DC
Our licensed tour guide boards the coach to visit the historical highlights of D.C. 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 the hit musical production; “Shout Sister Shout!” B, D
DAY 3: WASHINGTON, DC – “YOUR WAY”
Explore your favorite Smithsonian Museum or board the Potomac River Water Taxi (optional and at your own expense) to cruise past magnificent views of cherry blossoms from Old Town Alexandria to Georgetown to the District Wharf. Your tour manager is there to help you plan your day. B
DAY 4: FESTIVAL
Celebrate the Cherry Blossom festival at the Tidal Basin before visiting the Smithsonian Institution museums. Based on availability, enjoy a guided tour of the U.S. Capitol and the National Cathedral. B, D
Day 5: RETURN HOME B
- Departure: March 30, 2023 - SOLD OUT
- Return: April 03, 2023 - SOLD OUT
- 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.
Each reservation requires a $250 per person deposit planning fee (exceptions may apply) to be credited toward your final payment. Some or all of your deposit may be non-refundable per our cancellation schedule noted in these Terms & Conditions below. We are happy to accept cash, check (preferred) or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover) for your deposit.
Throughout 2021 we limited capacity on all our tours. This policy was so overwhelmingly popular by Sunrise travelers, we have made it permanent. In 2022 and beyond, we will limit the capacity on our motorcoaches to 80%. Most Sunrise Tours travel on 50-seat coaches with extra legroom, which means guests will enjoy extra legroom AND at least 6-8 empty seats. In the rare cases when we charter a 55-seat coach, there will be at least 10 open seats on the bus.
Our popular on-board refreshment service on travel days will feature a variety of soda, beer, wine spritzers, juices and sparkling water choices served in recyclable aluminum cans. This is a safe and eco-conscious way for us to deliver the ever-popular Sunrise Tours “happy hour” on tour. We do not typically serve bottled water and ask that while on tour you be responsible for your own hydration and consider the Sunrise Tours drink service a welcome refreshment.
Terms and Conditions:
Please refer to our policies HERE for more information on our terms and conditions.