Your Tour Includes: Roundtrip motorcoach transportation, 5 night's lodging, 8 meals, attractions as highlighted in the itinerary, luggage handling for one suitcase per person, hotel taxes, taxes and gratuities on the included meals, the services of a Cyr Northstar Tour Director and tour planning services.
Payment & Reservations: A deposit of $200 per person is required to confirm reservations and is due at the time of booking.
Final payment is due by January 25, 2023.
Departure Locations: Old Town, Bangor, Newport, Waterville, Augusta, Lewiston, South Portland, Wells and Portsmouth.
Day 1 - Wednesday, April 12 - An early morning departure will bring you to the Holiday Inn Meadowlands Area, in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey. Upon arrival, enjoy a get-acquainted dinner at your hotel.
Day 2 - Thursday, April 13 - Breakfast is included at your hotel before departing for Washington, D.C. Upon arrival, this afternoon, you will check-in to your hotel the Gaylord National Harbor Resort and Convention Center, where they will host a Welcome Reception. During the reception you will have the chance to meet Miss Cherry Blossom and receive your 2023 Cherry Blossom Pin. This evening, you will have dinner on your own and free time to explore the National Harbor.
Day 3 - Friday, April 14 - Breakfast is included at your hotel before meeting your Guide to tour Washington, DC. During the tour you will have the opportunity to see the Japanese Cherry Trees, The Jefferson Memorial, The Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial, The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial and the newest memorial The Eisenhower Memorial. This afternoon you will explore the Capitol Visitor Center where you will have lunch on your own. After lunch, you will have the chance to explore the Smithsonian Institution's museums at your leisure. This Evening, you will meet back up with your guide to see The Vietnam Memorial, The Lincoln Memorial, and The Korean War Veterans Memorial. You will then return to the hotel for free time and dinner on your own at the Gaylord Resort.
Day 4 - Saturday, April 15 - After an included breakfast, enjoy the Cherry Blossom Parade from your Premium-Preferred Grandstand seating. The Cherry Blossom Festival marks the celebration of the original gift of the 3,000 cherry trees by the city of Tokyo to the people of Washington, D.C. in 1912. After the Cherry Blossom Parade, enjoy lunch on your own at The National Portrait Gallery. The gallery includes the Hall of Presidents which has several official portraits of The United States Presidents. This afternoon enjoy a Cherry Blossom Cruise on the Odyssey III Cruise Ship, a narrative cruise of the sites along the river, dancing to a live band, and a delicious meal! This evening after dinner you will return to your hotel and enjoy the incredible offerings of the Gaylord Resort and the National Harbor on your own.
Day 5 - Sunday, April 16 - Breakfast is included at your hotel. This morning you will stop for a photo opportunity of the White House. You will drive Embassy Row and by the Washington National Cathedral. This Afternoon you will visit the Pentagon City Shopping Mall where you will have lunch on your own. You will the depart for Hasbrouck Heights New Jersey where you will stay at the Holiday Inn Meadowlands.
Day 6 - Monday, April 17, 2023 - Breakfast is included at your hotel before departing for home with wonderful memories of your tour to the Nation's Capital.