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Itinerary

Trip Itineraries

 

Cherry Blossom
Bloom

A Weekend in Washington, D.C.

March 22-24, March 29-31, April 5-7, 2019

Experience the full bloom of spring in our nation’s capital

This three day-two night weekend trip starts with scones and sips in Pittsburgh’s historic Strip District plus a ride up to Mt. Washington on the Duquesne Incline. Taking the Parkway East through lush Pennsylvania forests we'll experience spring in all of its glory in Washington, D.C. Spend the weekend among the Cherry Blossoms and National Monuments, Museums, and Memorials before returning to Pittsburgh Sunday night.

Trip Includes:

Morning tour of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Transportation in 15 passenger Ford Transit or similar
Two nights accommodations in Economy class hotel south of D.C.
Hot Continental breakfast
Cherry Blossom Festival Activities
National Mall
Arlington National Cemetery
Smithsonian Museums

 
 

Day 1

Our trip begins in downtown Pittsburgh with a relaxing morning coffee and bite to eat in the Strip District before heading up to Mt. Washington to view the confluence of rivers from above. It’s about a 4.5 hour drive from here, so settle in to the van and make a friend as we make our way to our nation’s capital. We’ll be in D.C. by mid afternoon and have plenty of time to explore Capitol Hill before enjoying a farm to table meal in downtown. After dinner, experience the west end of the mall with a walk through the Lincoln Memorial and the Vietnam War Memorial.

 

 

Day 2

Depart from the hotel early today to revel in the morning light on the Cherry Blossoms and explore the Jefferson Memorial and the World War II Memorial before being set free for the day. All of the museums in Washington D.C. are free to enter, so take your pick between the Natural History, Air and Space, African American, and Holocaust museums, or any of the many other museums that may pique your interest. The afternoon is yours to explore at your pace. Your guide will be happy to make recommendations on how to spend your day. Tonight, come together as a group for one last meal or grab a bite on your own in the diverse and eclectic Adams Morgan neighborhood.


 

Day 3

We visit Arlington National Cemetery this morning, the final resting place of over 400,000 soldiers, taking pause as the Guard changes at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, followed by a visit to President Kennedy’s grave, and General Lee’s homestead. After lunch, we hit the road back to Pittsburgh, arriving in time for your dinner plans.


Tour itineraries have the potential to change based on inclement weather, traffic, as well as at the group’s discretion.