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I've been a 10 plus year group leader with Friendship Tours & The Ship Shop and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them for day trips, overnights and cruises. We can always be sure that if the "Friendship Family" is involved it will be a organized, safe and enjoyable trip.
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Washington DC - Cherry Blossom Time
March 23 - 26, 2018

Washington DC - Cherry Blossom Time<br />March 23 - 26, 2018
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Join us Friday through Monday, March 23rd through the 26th for a trip to Washington D.C. It's a beautiful time to visit our nation's capital - Cherry Blossom Time!

Day 1: Depart via deluxe motorcoach and head for our beautiful capital on the Potomac River... Washington is a breathtaking sight during CHERRY BLOSSOM TIME with the gorgeous blossoms lining the Tidal Basin. Enjoy 3 nights at the HOLIDAY INN ARLINGTON, a perfect central location to base ourselves. Welcome dinner marks our arrival...

Day 2: Meet our local guide for a CITY TOUR OF DC to see the famous memorials...highlighting the Vietnam & Korean War Memorials, FDR, World War II Memorial and the new Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial… a must see! Free time this afternoon at SMITHSONIAN to visit the many world-famous museums… appropriately nicknamed America’s Attic. Return to the hotel to relax before departing for Georgetown tonight to enjoy dinner on your own. Georgetown has many fine restaurants offering a wide range of cuisine from contemporary American to Mediterranean, to French or Latin American fare.

Day 3: Spend a morning at leisure exploring DC on your own - some options are a visit to the Holocaust Museum, United States Botanic Garden, National Gallery of Art, American Indian Museum - there are so many great things to do in this beautiful city. Visit MOUNT VERNON to see the ingenuity & splendor of President Washington’s beautiful estate. Orientation center with over 25 galleries reveals more insight on our nation’s first president. Farewell dinner tonight before we wrap up today’s events with our traditional WASHINGTON-BY-NIGHT tour of the beautifully illuminated monuments.

Day 4: Visit the UNITED STATES CAPITOL BUILDING, one of the most recognizable symbols of representative democracy in the world. Begin our visit with the film “Out of Many, One”, which will take you on a journey of our country’s struggle to establish the world’s first truly representative democracy. Then get an inside look at the magnificent building that houses our Congress on a guided tour of the Capitol Building. (Capitol Building Tour is subject to change due to any of their special events. Should our tour not be available, an alternate attraction will be substituted). Head towards home with great memories of our 4 day weekend in DC!


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Departure Locations:

Manchester, CT
Park & Ride Commuter Lot, Buckland Street and Pleasant Valley

New Britain / West Hartford, CT - NEW DEPARTURE LOCATION
Commuter Park & Ride Lot across from Target, Village Square Rd, near West Farms Mall

$645/person - double or triple
$915/person single
(based on 40-50)

To make reservations please call our office, 800-243-1630 / 860-243-1630
Deposit: $250 pp due with reservations
Final payment: February 9, 2018
When making reservations online, payment in full is required at the time of the booking.

CANCELLATION POLICY: If a passenger cancels from deposit to February 9, 2018 fee of $125 pp; February 10 to March 8, 2018 fee of $400 pp; no refunds if cancelled on March 9, 2018 or later unless a substitute is provided.

Trip Protection Coverage is strongly recommended. Aon Affinity administers the NTA Travel Protection plan designed specifically for members of the National Tour Association. The Pre-existing medical condition exclusion can be waived by purchasing the Enhanced Plan within 14 days of your deposit or initial payment. Purchase of the plan within this time period also provides eligibility for the Financial Insolvency benefit. Traveling companions / roommates are required to take the same plan (Basic or Enhanced) in order to be properly covered. Premium is non-refundable once paid.

    Three ways to enroll:
  • Website: Tour Operator Location #076068. You can also view plan details on this site.
  • Call Aon 1-800-388-1470. Tour Operator Location #076068. Customer service agents can also answer questions about each plan.
  • Call Friendship Tours / The Ship Shop 860-243-1630 or 800-243-1630

Please review the NTA Protection Plan brochure carefully for details of coverage and call them at 1-800-388-1470 if you have any questions.

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