Washington Cherry Blossom Festival

The cherry blossom season is without a doubt the most idyllic time to visit Washington.  Bursting with over 3700 cherry trees, America’s capital comes alive in a magnificent pink splendor, accenting the area’s abundant historical sites with the arrival of spring.  Join Travac as we take you to all the very best of Washington during this incredible season: visit the capital’s most famous attractions including Capitol Hill, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, FDR Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Embassy Row and the Canadian Embassy; take in any number of renowned exhibitions within the Smithsonian Institute; and explore the city under its blanket of ethereal beauty.

Your home in Washington is The Hamilton Crowne Plaza on 14th Street. This hotel offers a truly unmatched location, offering you easy walking access to the National Mall, all of the Smithsonian Museums, and many of the area’s monuments. The hotel is also located close to a Metro (subway) line giving you affordable travel options to other destinations in the DC area.

 

Tour Itinerary


Day 1

This morning you will depart by private motorcoach from Westgate Shopping Centre (no parking) on your journey to Washington. Two washroom stops and one lunch stop will be made en route. At approximately 6:00pm you will arrive at your hotel in downtown Washington. You will have the evening free to enjoy dinner and relax.

Day 2

At 8:30am, a local guide will take you on a guided half-day tour of the city. You will have a chance to see all the capital’s famous attractions including Capitol Hill, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, FDR Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Embassy Row and the Canadian Embassy. This tour will also familiarize you with the city and its neighbourhoods to make your stay more enjoyable. After the city tour, you will have time to explore and enjoy Washington on your own. (B)

Optional tours will also be available ($)

Day 3

Today is a free day. You will have the opportunity to visit the prestigious Smithsonian Institution. 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. You can explore the American History Museum, the National Air and Space Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, and many more institutions along the one mile stretch of the Mall. Best of all, admission to all the Smithsonian’s museums is free!

A shuttle service to the Smithsonian will be offered. Please note that most museums open at 10:00am. (B)

Optional tours will also be available ($)

Day 4

Today you will have a free day to explore Washington on your own. You may wish to return to the Smithsonian, visit some of the various monuments or explore some of Washington’s neighbourhoods.

Again, we will offer a shuttle service to the Smithsonian. Please note that most museums open at 10:00am. (B)

Optional tours will also be available ($)

Day 5

This we will depart Washington for Ottawa. A lunch stop and 2 washroom stops will be made on route. Expect to arrive at the Westgate Shopping Centre at 7:00pm. (B)

Itinerary subject to change.

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Hotel Information


The Hamilton Crowne Plaza

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Hotel Address
1001 14th Street NW.
Washington, DC
20005
(202) 682-0111



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