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Washington, DC

Apr 1, 2022 - Apr 4, 2022

Join us as we tour our Nation's Capital. Washington is a breathtaking sight during cherry blossom time.

4 Day(s) | 5 Meals


Highlights

  • Deluxe Motorcoach
  • Safe Journeys by Friendship Tours: our commitment to a safe journey protocols will be implemented
  • 3 Nights Courtyard Alexandria Pentagon South
  • Monuments & Memorials Tour
  • Brand New National Museum of the United States Army
  • George Washington's Mount Vernon
  • Arlington National Cemetery
  • Smithsonian Museum
  • 5 Meals: 3 breakfasts, 2 dinners
  • Friendship Tours Escort
  • Please Note: There is a considerable amount of walking on this tour

Itinerary

Day 1

Depart via deluxe motorcoach and head for our beautiful capital on the Potomac River... Washington is a breathtaking sight in the spring during CHERRY BLOSSOM TIME with the gorgeous blossoms lining the Tidal Basin and in the fall with a canvas of colorful leaves. Enjoy 3 nights at the COURTYARD ALEXANDRIA PENTAGON SOUTH. Welcome dinner marks our arrival...

Day 2

Meet our local guide for a CITY TOUR OF DC to see the famous memorials...highlighting the brand new Eisenhower Memorial, Vietnam & Korean War Memorials, FDR, WWI Memorial, World War II Memorial and the 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 the NATIONAL HARBOR tonight to enjoy dinner on your own. The National Harbor is set directly on the Potomac River and the Waterfront District has a variety of restaurants and shops to choose from.

Day 3

Visit the brand new NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY. The museum celebrates over 245 years of Army history and honors our nation’s soldiers - past, present and future. This afternoon 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

We arrive at ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY...America’s largest national burial ground. Hop aboard the tour mobile to see the grounds with stops at the grave of JFK and his brothers, Robert & Ted, and the Tomb of the Unknowns. We’ll stop in Baltimore with time to explore the INNER HARBOR with all its great shops and restaurants. Head towards home with great memories of our 4 day weekend in DC!


Departure Locations

Manchester

Depart: 7:00 AM

Return: 9:00 PM

Manchester, Park & Ride Commuter Lot, Buckland Street & Pleasant Valley Road

West Hartford/New Britain

Depart: 7:30 AM

Return: 8:30 PM

Commuter Lot across from Target, Village Square Rd & Hartford Rd., New Britain / West Hartford
Please park on the left side of the lot as you enter the driveway.

Waterbury

Depart: 8:15 AM

Return: 8:00 PM

Chase Parkway Commuter Park & Ride across from Naugatuck Valley Community College, Waterbury

Danbury

Depart: 9:30 AM

Return: 7:30 PM

Exit 2 off I-84, Commuter Park & Ride on Mill Plain Rd., Danbury


Pricing

DOUBLE - PER PERSON

$745

SINGLE - PER PERSON

$989

TRIPLE - PER PERSON

$745


Policies

Payment Policy

DEPOSIT: $250 per person due with reservations; FINAL PAYMENT: February 18, 2022

Cancellation Policy

If a passenger cancels from deposit to February 18, 2022 fee of $100.00 pp; February 19, 2022 to March 17, 2022 fee of $350.00 pp; no refunds if canceled on March 18, 2022 or later unless a substitute is provided.

Trip Protection Policy

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:

1. Website: https://nta.aontravelprotect.com Tour Operator Location #076068. You can also view plan details on this site.

2. Call Aon 1-800-388-1470. Tour Operator Location #076068. Customer service agents can also answer questions about each plan.

3. Call Friendship Tours / The Ship Shop 860-243-1630 or 800-243-1630

Trip Protection Coverage with CANCEL FOR ANY REASON coverage through Travel Insured International is available when purchased within 14 days of your initial deposit—ask Friendship Tours/The Ship Shop for more information


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