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Washington, DC - Cherry Blossom

Mar 27, 2020 - Mar 30, 2020

In light of the news surrounding coronavirus, our trip to the Washington, DC has been cancelled. Anyone booked on this trip will automatically receive a full credit that can be used toward any future travel. There is no need to call our office, a credit will automatically be placed in your account.

We hope to reschedule this tour to a new date later in the season or possibly next Spring. We will announce the new date to those who were already reserved on this cancelled date before opening it to the public. You will have the opportunity to move your reservation & payment to the new date. Thank you for your understanding and support.

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

4 Day(s) | 5 Meals


  • Deluxe Motorcoach
  • 3 Nights Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge
  • Monuments & Memorials Tour
  • George Washington's Mount Vernon
  • Arlington National Cemetery
  • Smithsonian Museum
  • 5 Meals: 3 breakfasts, 2 dinners
  • Friendship Tours Escort


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

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. Explore DC at your leisure this afternoon - 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. 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. Head towards home with great memories of our 4 day weekend in DC!

Departure Locations


Depart: 7:00 AM

Return: 7:00 PM

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

West Hartford/New Britain

Depart: 7:30 AM

Return: 6:30 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.









Payment Policy

DEPOSIT: $250 pp due with reservations; FINAL PAYMENT: February 14, 2020

Cancellation Policy

If a passenger cancels from deposit to February 14, 2020 fee of $125.00 pp; February 15, 2020 to March 12, 2020 fee of $400.00 pp; no refunds if canceled on March 13, 2020 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

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