Washington, D.C. 2018
March 23-29, 2018
$1,499 from Baton Rouge
Escorted by Nancy Horn
Final payment due Feb 2
Itinerary & Registration
See the Cherry Blossoms in Our Nation's Capital and visit Williamsburg, Virginia
Most of the cherry trees circling the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C. should be in peak bloom the end of March - early April - the time we will be there – according to the National Park Service. Come with us and see them bursting with pink and white blossoms. Most are descendants of those presented to our nation by Japan in 1912 to mark 60 years of friendly relations. The blossoms are greeted by the Japanese each year as a symbol of spring, as well as the fleeting nature of life. Note: Blossoms can vary according to the weather.
Day 1, Friday, March 23 - Atlanta, GA – Early morning departures from Zachary, Baton Rouge. Journey through Brookhaven, Jackson, Meridian, MS. Overnight in Atlanta area.
Day 2, Saturday, March 24- Williamsburg, VA - Drive across North Carolina and Virginia to Williamsburg, perhaps our country’s most historic area.
Day 3, Sunday, March 25 - Washington, D.C. area- Morning guided sightseeing of Williamsburg, former capital of Virginia. This historic area has stately public buildings and colonial homes, shops, taverns and gardens. Afternoon sightseeing takes us to historic Jamestown and Yorktown. Then we journey to the D.C. area, our home for three nights.
Day 4, Monday, March 26 – Washington, D.C. area – A day’s guided tour of Washington. D.C. with an excellent local guide. First, we visit the magnificent National Cathedral, then on to Jefferson Memorial and a walk around the basin where the largest number of cherry trees are located. Experience many up close photo shots of the beautiful blossoms. Visit the Roosevelt Memorial and the World War II Memorial. Then an inside visit to the Capitol Building. Mid-afternoon visit of Arlington Cemetery to see the changing of the guard at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Day 5, Tuesday, March 27 – Washington, D.C. area– Visit the Iwo Jima Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial and the Korean and Vietnam Memorials. Outside viewing of many embassies, Georgetown, and White House. Visit Smithsonian Museums – Air & Space – American History – Natural Museum. Late afternoon visit to the inside
of Mt. Vernon – George Washington’s riverside plantation home.
Day 6, Wednesday, March 28– Knoxville, TN – Visit Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. Lunch included at Michie Tavern. Then through Virginia’s beautiful Shenandoah Valley and on to Knoxville.
Day 7, Thursday, March 29 – Drive home, arriving Baton Rouge about 7 p.m.
SUPPLEMENTS & REDUCTIONS
Single Supplement: $450
Triple Reduction: $110/person
Quad Reduction: $170/person
- Price is per person, double occupancy and includes deluxe motor coach with restroom
- Breakfast daily plus 2 special meals
- Full sightseeing
- All entrance fees
- Hotel baggage handling
- Taxes and tips including tips for guides, escort and driver
- Tips for personal services such as maid service, meals on your own are not included