Cherry Blossoms in Washington D.C.

March 30, 2023 thru April 5, 2023

Washington, D.C. itself is a city of treasures – some that we all know about, like the Smithsonian Museums, the monuments, the Capitol Building and the White House; and others that will surprise us as we become familiar with this historic city. Our hotel is conveniently located a stone’s throw from the Capitol Building and Smithsonian Museums. Our nation’s history comes to life on this fascinating tour.


Transportation

Air

Roundtrip air transportation to DC area included

Transportation

Motorcoach

With socially distanced seating

Duration

7 days, 6 nights

Activity Level 3

Moderate

Meals

8 meals (6 breakfasts, 2 dinners)

Availability

Available

Pickup/Dropoff

Livery to/from your home included


Tour Highlights

  • Lincoln Memorial
  • Korean & Vietnam War Memorials
  • The National Cathedral
  • Capitol Building
  • Library of Congress
  • Arlington Cemetery
  • Air Force & Iwo Jima Memorials
  • Ford’s Theatre
  • MLK & FDR Memorials
  • Mount Vernon

 

 

Inclusions

  • Roundtrip airfare from TUS to Washington area (not including airline baggage and in-flight charges)
  • Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
  • 6 nights’ lodging at the Holiday Inn – Capitol
  • Baggage handling at hotel (for one piece)
  • 6 breakfasts,  2 dinners
  • Admission to all listed attractions
  • Your Pleasurebent Tours Tour Director
  • All taxes and tips for included items (except hotel housekeeping)


Day 1 - Fly to Washington

We fly to Washington, DC, where we lodge for six nights at the Holiday Inn Washington-Capitol. Located in the heart of our nation’s capital, it is just steps away from the National Mall.

Day 2 – City Touring

Our day begins with a visit to the gothic National Cathedral, the sixth largest in the world. After lunch, we join our local guide to explore the Jefferson, Martin Luther King and Franklin Roosevelt memorials. Later, we enjoy a dinner to welcome us to the city with our fellow travelers. (B,D)

Day 3 – Smithsonian Museums

Today is your free day to explore from our hotel’s central location. The Smithsonian Museums are within a few blocks away, and can be reached on foot, by cab, or the Metro. Choose from the National Gallery of Art, Museum of the American Indian, Air & Space Museum, American History Museum, Holocaust Memorial Museum, Arts and Industries Museum, Natural History Museum, Freer Gallery of Art, and many more. Scores of other attractions near the city center are just a short cab ride away. (B)

Day 4 – Memorials and more!

Our local guide meets us again for visits to the Lincoln, VietnamWWII and Korean  Memorials. (B)

Day 5 - Ford Theatre and Mount Vernon

Our first stop this morning is at Ford’s Theatre, where President Lincoln was assassinated. We will enjoy the museum, a play, the Peterson House, and Aftermath Exhibits. Later, we drive to Mount Vernon, George Washington’s impressive home on the Potomac River for 45 years. There are a dozen outbuildings, Washington’s tomb, and the Museum & Educational Center. As the finale of the day, we take a tour of the mansion before we head back to our hotel. (B)

Day 6 - Arlington Cemetery and Memorials

We begin our day with a trolley tour of Arlington National Cemetery. Here we can visit the Women in Military Service Memorial, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and JFK’s grave site. There is also time to visit the Air Force & Iwo Jima Memorials.  We have a farewell dinner tonight. (B,D)

Day 7 - Library of Congress and Return Home

On our final day in DC,  we head to the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States – the Library of Congress  –  for a self-guided tour before our flight home. (B)

Itinerary subject to change due to security and traffic conditions.


Package Pricing

$3,168 per person

Double occupancy

Deposit: $200

$4,185 per person

Single occupancy

Deposit: $200

Price Includes

Roundtrip airfare from TUS to Washington area (not including airline baggage and in-flight charges)
Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
6 nights’ lodging at the Holiday Inn - Capitol
Baggage handling at hotel (for one piece)
6 breakfasts,  2 dinners
Admission to all listed attractions
Your Pleasurebent Tours Tour Director
All taxes and tips for included items (except hotel housekeeping)


Booking Policy

We pride ourselves on great service and an enjoyable experience for all and are happy to go over our booking policies with you. If you’d like to learn more about our booking policies before your trip, give us a call at 520.325.8839, or visit our Booking Policies page.

Travel Insurance

We recommend that all travelers purchase a travel protection plan to help protect themselves and their trip investment. Travel protection plans can provide coverage for trip cancellation, trip interruption, emergency medical expenses and emergency evacuation/repatriation, trip delay, baggage delay, and more. For your convenience, we offer the following plan for this tour:

ADULT GROUP CHOICE

360° Adult Group Choice Flyer– Provides an overview of benefits and coverage limits

360° Adult Group Choice Policy – Provides the full coverage term details, including exclusions and limitations

$248 covers trip costs $3001 – $4000. Cost may be more or less depending on your total trip cost. If you do not wish to purchase at booking, the plan can be purchased any time prior to final payment.

Contact us to purchase. If you have questions about coverage, please review the policy or contact Travelex Insurance Services at 888.574.7026 or email 360group@travelexinsurance.com. Travelex Insurance Services, Inc. CA Agency License #0D10209. Travel Insurance is underwritten by Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company; NAIC #22276. RWF


ACTIVITY LEVEL RATING

Level 3: Moderate

Expectations: Expect a moderate amount of walking. There will be time to rest on the coach and between attractions. To enjoy this tour, you should be prepared to walk slightly longer distances, climb stairs and tolerate periods of standing, for example on city walks, sightseeing stops or ship excursions. The daily pace and timing can fluctuate significantly between longer and shorter travel days, with additional activities possibly occurring in the early morning or evening. There may be some changes in altitude or temperatures.

Appropriate for: Most travelers beginning with those who are moderately fit, lead semi-active lives, are comfortable participating in long days of activities and expect some physical exertion.

Visit our Activity Level Ratings page for full information on the ratings system.

ITINERARY

For your reference, we send to you a detailed itinerary approximately 3-4 weeks prior to the scheduled tour departure. This has a day-by-day breakdown of times and events, and hotel information where you can be reached in case of an emergency.

The times listed on the itinerary are all approximate. We cannot be held responsible for schedule changes due to unforeseen circumstances with the weather, transportation agents, highway conditions, hotels or contracting agents.

EMERGENCY CONTACT

It is always a good idea to carry on your person a list of medications that you are taking and an emergency contact phone number while you are traveling. And we suggest making a copy of the itinerary and providing it to a friend or family member.

AIRLINE TICKETS

You will be issued your boarding pass the morning of our departure, after your arrival at the Tucson International Airport. If you have an American Airlines frequent flyer number, or a TSA number, please call our office at least 3 days prior to the tour to ensure we can note these in your reservation.

If you are joining the tour from locations other than Tucson, we make other arrangements for you to join the tour. Please call our office for more details.

AIRPORT SECURITY

Do not forget to bring your government issued picture ID to show at the airport. A Driver’s License or Passport is preferred. If you do not have the proper ID, the airline will turn you away.

BAGGAGE

We have arranged for handling for one piece of luggage per person regarding the skycaps (where available) and hotels. If you check through luggage note that the maximum weight for the checked piece of luggage is 50 pounds and maximum size is 62 inches (length + width + height). If your bag weighs over 50 pounds the airlines will levy an extra fee that you will be responsible to pay. If you feel the need to lock your checked through luggage and your bag is searched, your lock could be damaged in the process. You can purchase a TSA (Transportation Security Administration) accepted and recognized lock at any luggage store. Make sure you ask for a TSA approved lock. These locks are the kind that TSA screeners can open by using a special tool without breaking. Passengers can carry-on 1 bag (dimensions are limited to 10x16x24 inches), plus a personal type bag, like a purse. We advise that you pack your carry-on lightly. There are restrictions regarding your carryon baggage and contents due to enhanced security
measures. Attached find a list regarding commonly asked about items as well as an update. If you have further concerns, please visit the TSA's Web-site at www.tsa.gov. There is room inside the motorcoach for your hand carried bag.

CHECKED BAGGAGE FEES

On American Airlines our airline for this tour, passengers are assessed a $30 fee per checked in bag, by the Airlines, upon checking in for the flight.

GRATUITIES/ITEMS INCLUDED IN PRICE

All hotel baggage handling fees are included. We also include basic gratuities for the Tour Director, Coach Driver, Livery Drivers and local Tour Guides. If someone has truly gone above and beyond additional tipping is permitted, but never required.

LIVERY

For your convenience, we have a (round-tour) door-to-door pickup service with each multi-day tour. (This service is not available to all clients depending on your location.) Approximately 2 to 3 days prior to the departure date you will receive a call from our office and we will tell you your assigned pickup time. (These times can vary up to 15 minutes depending on traffic.)

MOTORCOACH SEATING

This tour is presented in partnership with Sun Tours. Their policies on assigned motorcoach seating will apply. If you have a preferred area of the coach, please let us know and we will pass on the request.

TRAVEL REQUESTS

At time of booking or as soon as possible please notify us of mobility limitations or food allergies. We will forward these to restaurants and attractions as needed. Please also let us know if you have dietary preferences. We usually can accommodate vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free diets.

LODGING REQUESTS

We pay close attention to your requests but please realize that these are merely requests and cannot be guaranteed. If you would like to request special accommodations at the hotel(s) where we are lodging, please let us know at booking or as soon as possible and we will forward these requests for you. The phone numbers of the hotel(s) where we are staying will be listed on the itinerary sent to you before the tour.

Many hotels around the country have instituted a "reconditioning fee" of $300 or more that is levied upon a guest that smokes in a non-smoking room. If this occurs during our tour you will be responsible for paying this fee to the hotel prior to check-out.

RESPONSIBILITY

Pleasurebent Tours acts solely as an agent in arranging hotels, transportation, sightseeing, baggage-handling, and other services and does not assume any liability for injury, damage, loss or delay due to any act or default of any company or person. We, along with our subcontractors, reserve the right to make changes to an itinerary if it is necessary for the proper handling of a tour.

WEATHER AND CLOTHING/MISC. SUGGESTIONS

The average daytime high temperatures during our stay in Washington, D.C. in March and April should be pleasant and mild but may be rainy. We advise you to check the forecast as we get closer to the tour date. Please be sure to bring a light jacket, sweater, along with good walking shoes, a hat and gloves. There are no dress codes for the areas we take you on this tour.

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