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Itinerary

Day 1 | March 25 | Marshall, MN to Galesburg, IL

Sit back and relax on your luxury motor coach as you begin your cherry blossom journey. Your Tour Director will share points of interest
with you along the way and ensure you have a great day! Evening Accommodations at Fairfield Inn & Suites Galesburg

Day 2 | March 26 | Galesburg, IL to Springfield, OH

Arriving in Indianapolis this afternoon, enjoy a guided tour of the President Benjamin Harrison home. Built in 1874, President Harrison lived in this historic home until his death in 1901. Evening Accommodations at Country Inn & Suites * Breakfast & Dinner Included

Day 3 | March 27 | Springfield OH to Gettysburg, PA

In Gettysburg this afternoon, you will visit the Peace Monument and Gettysburg National Cemetery. The cemetery is the final resting place for more than 3,500 Union soldiers killed in the Battle of Gettysburg. Numerous monuments stand in both the cemetery and battlefield to commemorate the Union and Confederate troops who fought here. Evening Accommodations at Best Western * Breakfast Included

Day 4 | March 28 | Gettysburg, PA to Washington, D.C.

You’ll have a guided battlefield tour today at the Gettysburg National Military Park, the site of one of the most crucial battles of the Civil War which lasted for more than three days. Following the tour, there is free time at the Gettysburg National Park Visitor Center to view the
cyclorama and museum at your leisure. This afternoon experience Mount Vernon, the beloved home of President Washingon, with a guided Mansion Tour. President Washington spent over 45-years slowly creating his home which was originally built by his father in 1735. Evening Accommodations at Hilton Arlington * Breakfast & Lunch Included

Day 5 | March 29 | Washington, D.C.

A full day experiencing Washington with your own personal tour guide! Your day begins with a Capitol Tour, the symbol of the American people and the meeting place for the nation’s legislature, followed by a powerful and emotional tour of the Holocaust Memorial Museum. The afternoon concludes with a tour at Arlington National Cemetery, the final resting place for more than 400,000 active duty service members, veterans and their families. Be ready to be dazzled this evening with a D.C. Trails Lighted City Tour. See D.C. when it is at it’s most beautiful…by twilight! Evening Accommodations at Hilton Arlington * Breakfast Included

Day 6 | March 30 | Washington, D.C.

Your personal guide joins you again today to tour of some of the most cherished memorials throughout D.C. You’ll visit the
Pentagon 9/11 Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, Korean Memorial, just to name a few. Evening
Accommodations at Hilton Arlington * Breakfast Included

Day 7 | March 31 | Washington, D.C.

This morning visit the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the largest Roman Catholic Church in North America. Time will be allowed to attend mass or you may choose to enjoy fellowship in the cafeteria of the church. Then tour at your leisure the Museum of the Bible, one of D.C.’s newest museums! The day concludes with a self-guided tour of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History/Natural History. With exhibits ranging from a 3.5 billion-year-old fossil to the Apollo lunar landing module, the museum is filled with irreplaceable historic artifacts and will leave you in utter awe. Evening Accommodations at Hilton Arlington * Breakfast Included

Day 8 | April 1 | Washington, D.C.

Today is a free day to customize your D.C. tour to fit your personal interests. Perhaps you would like to visit other Smithsonian museums,
or perhaps visit the United States Botanic Garden, or maybe stroll the National Mall and enjoy the cherry blossoms. Your options are endless and if needed, your Tour Director will assist you with your plans for the day. Evening Accommodations at Hilton Arlington * Breakfast Included

Day 9 | April 2 | Washington, D.C. to Virginia Beach, VA

Arriving in Virginia today, you’ll start with a Historic Landmark Trolley Tour of Richmond. After lunch, there is a guided tour of the American Civil War Museum which houses the largest Confederate collection and was known as the Confederate White House. Tonight enjoy your accommodations located directly on the most desired part of Virginia Beach! Evening Accommodations at Best Western Plus Virginia Beach * Breakfast & Dinner Included

Day 10 | April 3 | Virginia Beach, VA

Your day begins with a self-guided tour of the Military Aviation Museum, home to one of the largest private collections of WWI and WWII military aircraft in the world and voted the best attraction in Virginia Beach. Lunch and free time for shopping at Town Center are followed by a walking tour of the Cape Henry Lighthouse. Dinner tonight is at Rockafeller’s Restaurant, a favorite among locals and tourists alike. Your day concludes with a costumed storyteller to hear the legends and lore of Virginia Beach. Evening Accommodations at Best Western Plus Virginia Beach * Breakfast & Dinner Included

Day 11 | April 4 | Virginia Beach, VA to Charlottesville, VA

As you continue your journey in Virginia enjoy a delicious 18th centry-style lunch at Michie Tavern in Charlottesville followed by a guided tour of Monticello, President Jefferson’s plantation home. This historic home was built to be reiminiscent of ancient Rome and is surrounded by stunning ornamental gardens. Evening Accommodations at Residence Inn * Breakfast & Lunch Included

Day 12 | April 5 | Charlottesville, VA to Georgetown, KY

You’ll begin making your way home today. Arriving in West Viriginia, explore at your leisure the West Virginia State Museum. Be sure
to visit the Shop Path exhibit which will take you from the state’s prehistoric era to modern times. Evening Accommodations at Hilton Garden Inn * Breakfast Included

Day 13 | April 6 | Georgetown, KY

Today features two newer attractions that are receiving praise worldwide! The first attraction today is the Ark Encounter, a full-size Noah’s Ark built according to the dimensions given in the Bible, spanning 510 feet long and 85 feet wide. It is considered to be an absolute engineering marvel! Ample time is given to fully explore the Ark Encounter and all it has to offer. Following the Ark Encounter, there is a self-guided tour of the Creation Museum. Walk through biblical history as you explore exhibits such as the stunning Garden of Eden, Noah’s Ark or the Tower of Babel. Evening Accommodations at Hilton Garden Inn * Breakfast Included

Day 14 | April 7 | Georgetown, KY to Mt. Vernon, IL

You can’t leave Kentucky without experiencing why Kentucky is world-famous for their horses! Your guided tour of the Thoroughbred Heritage Horse Farm in Lexington allows you to explore the thoroughbred horse lifestyle with a behind the scenes, extremely unique tour. Evening Accommodations at Drury Inn & Suites * Breakfast Included

Day 15 | April 8 | Mt. Vernon, IL to Kansas City, MO

Arriving in St. Louis today, tour the iconic Gateway Arch, the world’s tallest arch! Evening Accommodations at Drury Inn & Suites Kansas City Stadium * Breakfast Included

Day 16 | April 9 | Kansas City, MO to Home

Your spectacular Cherry Blossom Time tour concludes today as you arrive home this afternoon. Breakfast Included

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Price Per Person Cash Or Check

  • $2,990 – Double
  • $2,650 – Triple
  • $2,450 – Quad
  • $4,215 – Single

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  • $3,080 – Double
  • $2,730 – Triple
  • $2,525 – Quad
  • $4,345 – Single

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Departure Date

03/25/2019

Return Date

04/09/2019

Tour Highlights

  • President Benjamin Harrison Home
  • Gettysburg National Cemetery
  • Gettysburg National Park Visitor Center Including
  • the Cyclorama and Museum
  • Gettysburg Battlefield
  • Mount Vernon
  • Washington D.C. City Tour
  • Museum of the Bible
  • Arlington National Cemetery
  • Holocaust Museum
  • Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
  • Twlight City Tour
  • Richmond’s Historic Landmark Trolley Tour
  • American Civil War Museum
  • Military Aviation Museum
  • Cape Henry Lighthouse with Surf & Rescue Museum
  • Monticello
  • West Virginia State Museum
  • Ark Encounter & Creation Museum
  • Heritage Horse Farm Tour
  • The Gateway Arch
  • 15 Breakfasts / 2 Lunches / 3 Dinners
Hosted by Southwest Tour and Travel Tour Director Activity Level: Moderate. Guests should be prepared to walk slightly longer distances, climb stairs and tolerate periods of standing, for example on city walks, sightseeing, or ship excursions. The daily pace and timing can fluctuate significantly between longer and shorter travel days, with additional activities possibly occurring in the early morning or evening.