Washington Cherry Blossoms

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  • Location
    Washington D.C.
  • Date
    April 6 - 10, 2018
  • Price
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OverviewItineraryPricingDeparturesHotel & ExcursionsBefore You Go

OVERVIEW

Each year, the National Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates spring in Washington, DC, the gift of the cherry blossom trees, and the enduring friendship between the people of the United States and Japan. The Festival produces and coordinates daily events featuring diverse and creative programming promoting traditional and contemporary arts and culture, natural beauty, and community spirit.

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ITINERARY AT A GLANCE

DAY ONE
7:00 am Depart from Kingston Shrine Club 3260 Princess St. Please see other pick-up locations & times on reverse page. We begin our travels south towards the states of Virginia and D.C. A brief stop at the Duty Free & US Customs and regular comfort stops will be made during our journey. An included dinner stop will be made on our way to Washington and we anticipate an early evening arrival at our hotel, the Staybridge Suites Tysons-McLean. Every room is a suite with an equipped kitchen! Settle in, unpack and relax in your home away from home for the next four nights.
Hotel: Staybridge Suites Tysons-McLean 1-703-448-5400
Meals: Dinner
DAY TWO
Start your morning right with your included full American buffet breakfast at the hotel. Begin your day with a guided historical sightseeing tour of the Nation’s Capitol. You will have a chance to see all of the capitol’s famous attractions including the U.S. Capitol Building, Library of Congress, Supreme Court, White House, National Archives, Embassy Row, and memorials such as Martin Luther King Jr., Lincoln, and Vietnam Veterans just to name a few. During the tour there will be a lunch stop on your own.
Throughout the day marvel at the beautiful Cherry Blossoms. A gift of 3,000 trees was bestowed on Washington D.C. by Tokyo, Japan in 1912, and are a reminder of the enduring friendship between the people of the United States and Japan. Following this full day of touring, enjoy an included dinner together. After dinner the remainder of the evening is at your leisure to enjoy the facilities at the hotel.
Hotel: Staybridge Suites Tysons-McLean 1-703-448-5400
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
DAY THREE
Full American buffet breakfast at the hotel. We set out for a second day of guided tour discovering. Our first visit is to the Arlington Cemetery, including the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers, and the Kennedy graves. We will then board the bus to Mt. Vernon (George Washington’s home) where you can enjoy lunch on your own during the tour. This evening we will experience an included dinner in the city of Washington.
Hotel: Staybridge Suites Tysons-McLean 1-703-448-5400
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
DAY FOUR
Full American buffet breakfast at the hotel.
Optional Visit the shops of Crystal City. We will also visit the National Mall where you’ll have time to see your choice of the Smithsonian Institution’s museums. This collection of museums and galleries, scattered along the beautiful National Mall, is home to some of the world’s most intriguing exhibits and impressive collections.
Enjoy lunch on your own in any of the museums’ cafeterias: National Air & Space Museum; National Museum of American History; National Museum of Natural History; The National Museum of the American Indian; National Gallery of Art; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden or the National Museum of African Art. After an amazing day in the capitol we will have our final dinner together in Washington.
Hotel: Staybridge Suites Tysons-McLean 1-703-448-5400
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
DAY FIVE
Full American buffet breakfast at the hotel. Check out and depart for home with wonderful memories of Washington, D.C. and thoughts of returning. Rest and meal stops will be made along the way as well as a brief stop a Duty Free and Canadian Customs.
Approximate arrival back in Kingston.
Meals: Breakfast

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PRICING

EARLY BOOKING BONUS
$25 OFF PER PERSON IF PAID IN FULL BY FEBRUARY 6, 2018

TOUR INCLUSIONS
  • Roundtrip Deluxe Motor Coach Transportation
  • Professional Coach Driver & Tour Escort
  • 4 nights’ accommodations
  • 4 breakfasts, 4 dinners
  • 2 full day guided motor coach tours
  • Entrance to Mt. Vernon
  • Tour mobile pass at Arlington Cemetery
  • Baggage handling, meal taxes & gratuities, room taxes
PRICE PER PERSON
$1,299 TAX INCL
Double
$1,148 TAX INCL
Triple
$1,099 TAX INCL
Quad
$1,899 TAX INCL
Single
Occupancy: Double (2 to a room) Triple (3 to a room) Quad (4 to a room) Single (1 to a room)
Price is listed per person including tax.
  • A deposit of $100 is required at the time of booking, the balance is due 60 days prior to departure
  • Refunds are not available within 30 days of travel
  • Early booking bonus of $25 off applies to bookings paid in full Feb 6, 2018
Promo codes applicable until February 6, 2018
$25 OFF for Single Occupancy use DCCHERRY1
$50 OFF for Double Occupancy use DCCHERRY2
$75 OFF for Triple Occupancy use DCCHERRY3
$100 OFF for Quad Occupancy use DCCHERRY4

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DEPARTURES

5:30 am Depart Ottawa Robbies Italian Restaurant 1531 St. Laurent Blvd (parking)
5:55 am Depart Ottawa All Saints Lutheran Chruch 1061 Pinecrest Rd (parking)
6:25 am Depart Kemptville from Stinson Gas Bar
7:00 am Depart Brockville from Food Basics
7:15 am Depart Gananoque Hwy 2 Carpool Lot
7:00 am Depart Kingston Shrine Club 3260 Princess Street (parking)
6:00 am Depart Napanee Flying J Northeast Corner of the Parking Lot
5:30 am Depart Belleville Maple Leaf Tours Office at 81 Millennium Parkway back parking lot (parking)

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HOTEL


staybridge suitesStaybridge Suites Tysons-McLean 1-703-448-5400
Off Interstate 495 in northern Virginia’s technology corridor, this extended-stay hotel is 2 miles’ drive from the Dunn Loring-Merrifield metro station and 3.5 miles’ drive to downtown Falls Church. Contemporary 1- and 2-bedroom suites come with fully equipped kitchens, dining tables and free WiFi, plus flat-screen TVs. Free hot breakfast is provided, as well as complimentary light dinner and drinks (Mon-Thurs). There’s a convenience store and a free grocery shopping service, plus a business center and coin laundry. Other amenities include a fitness room, pool and free passes to Gold’s Gym. A complimentary local shuttle is also available

EXCURSIONS

washington dc cherry blossomsWashington Cherry Blossoms
Each year, the National Cherry Blossom Festival commemorates the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo to the city of Washington, DC. The gift and annual celebration honor the lasting friendship between the United States and Japan and the continued close relationship between the two countries. Today’s National Cherry Blossom Festival has grown from modest beginnings to the nation’s greatest springtime celebration. Today, the Festival spans four weekends and welcomes more than 1.5 million people to enjoy diverse programming and the trees. Over the years, millions have participated in the annual event that heralds spring in the nation’s capital.

Arlington Cemetery GravesArlington Cemetery
Arlington National Cemetery conducts between 27 and 30 funeral services each week day and between 6 and 8 services on Saturday. The grounds of Arlington National Cemetery honor those who have served our nation by providing a sense of beauty and peace for our guests. The rolling green hills are dotted with trees that are hundreds of years in age and complement the gardens found throughout the 624 acres of the cemetery. This impressive landscape serves as a tribute to the service and sacrifice of every individual laid to rest within the hallowed grounds of Arlington National Cemetery.

Mt. Vernon HouseMt. Vernon
Mount Vernon was the plantation house of George Washington. The estate is situated on the banks of the Potomac River. The Washington family had owned land in the area since the time of Washington’s great-grandfather in 1674. In 1739 they embarked on an expansion of the estate that continued under George Washington, who came into possession of the estate in 1754, but did not become its sole owner until 1761. Mount Vernon was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1960. It is still owned and maintained in trust by The Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association, and is open every day of the year. Allowing the public to see the estate is not an innovation, but part of a 200-year-old tradition started by George Washington himself. 

National Mall MemorialsNational Mall
For more than 200 years, the National Mall has symbolized a nation and its democratic values, which have inspired the world. The National Mall – the great swath of green in the middle of the capital city and stretching from the foot of the United States Capitol to the Potomac River – is the premiere civic and symbolic space in the nation. National Mall and Memorial Parks protects the national mall and its iconic monuments and memorials and over 1,000 acres of greenspace in Washington, D.C.. Come to visit the National Mall and stay to explore all that National Mall and Memorial Parks has to offer.Each year, millions of people visit the National Mall and Memorial Parks to recreate, to commemorate presidential legacies, to honor the nation’s veterans, to make their voices heard, and to celebrate the nation’s commitment to freedom and equality

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BEFORE YOU GO

TRAVEL INSURANCE
Cancellation & Medical Insurance is strongly recommended for overnight tours and out of country travel. Travel Insurance is available for purchase through Maple Leaf Tours.
  • Please keep all medication on hand not in luggage
  • Must have valid passport to cross into the United States
  • There are regular stops made for comfort breaks
  • Tipping for tour director and driver is voluntary depending on quality of service
  • For the comfort of fellow traveler’s, kindly refrain from using scented products
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