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Washington D.C. Cherry Blossoms including Gettysburg & Lancaster, Pennsylvania –Amish Country

March 31 – April 8, 2017

Tour Highlights:

  • Door to door pickup available
  • Round Trip motorcoach
  • 8 nights Accommodations
  • Luggage handling
  • New Gettysburg Visitor Center, film & Cyclorama
  • Gettysburg guided Battlefield Tour
  • Cherry Blossom time in Washington D.C.
  • Arlington National Cemetery
  • Guided tour of Washington D.C.
  • Guided Evening Illumination tour of Washington D.C.
  • Smithsonian Museum
  • Mount Vernon
  • Penn Dutch lunch & Lancaster Country
  • Amish Experience film
  • Penn.- Dutch Amish guided Tour
  • Chocolate World in Hershey
  • 11 Meals (8 breakfasts, 1 Lunch & 2 Dinners)
  • Tourco’s Firstline Tour Manager

Price Per Person
$1,399.00 Double
$1,359.00 Triple/Quad
$1,799.00 Single

A $200 deposit per person is required to hold your reservation.  Final payment is due 45 days prior to departure.

VIEW ITINERARY

Day 1: With the first hints of spring in the air we’re ready to visit our Nation’s Capital, Washington D.C. Our first stop is for coffee and roll, then we’ll cross Wisconsin and Illinois to our overnight in South Bend, IN. Tonight we’ll enjoy an included Welcome Dinner.  (CS, D) 

Day 2: After our included breakfast we’ll continue driving east through Ohio and into Pennsylvania. We’ll cross the Appalachian Mountains to our overnight in Breezewood, PA (B)

Day 3:  Following included breakfast we’ll head to Gettysburg, PA,  to tour one of the Civil War’s most famous battlefields, the site of Abraham Lincoln’s famous Civil War speech, the “Gettysburg Address”. We’ll visit the new Visitors Center and see the 22-minute Film and the Cyclorama and learn the story of the “Battle of Gettysburg”. Then we’re off for a guided tour of the actual battlefield. Following the tour we’ll have time for lunch on your own prior to heading to Washington D.C. It is cherry blossom time, so the city should be beautiful with its thousands of cherry trees in bloom. Upon arrival we’ll tour Arlington National Cemetery and then check into our Hotel for our 3 night stay. (B)

Day 4: An included breakfast starts our day, then we’re off to tour Mount Vernon, George Washington’s Home. Following lunch on your own we’ll enjoy a guided tour of the city. Highlights include: Embassy Row, and many Monuments and Memorials. This evening following dinner on your own we’ll enjoy a guided Illumination Tour of our Nation’s Capital. (B)

Day 5: After our included breakfast the day will be free to visit the Smithsonian Museums. The coach will be available for scheduled shuttles between the various museums. The evening will be free to relax and have dinner on your own. (B)

Day 6: Following an included breakfast we’ll travel to Lancaster, Pennsylvania and have time to browse the General Store prior to enjoying an included all-you-can-eat Pennsylvania Dutch lunch. Following lunch, we’ll see the Amish film “Jacobs Choice”.

Our local guide will join us for an Amish Countryside tour including a stop to purchase some wonderful Amish Crafts. Our hotel for the night is in Lancaster with the evening free to relax. (B, L)

Day 7:  While luggage is loaded, we’ll enjoy an included breakfast. We’ll travel to  Hershey, PA  where we’ll tour Hershey’s “Chocolate World U.S.A.” Later we’ll head west back across the Appalachian Mountains to our overnight in the Cleveland, Ohio area. Dinner  is on your own.(B)

Day 8: This morning after our included breakfast we’ll continue west across Indiana taking a morning break and lunch stop on your own. Later this afternoon we’ll enter Illinois and head for the Chicago area for our overnight. This evening we’ll enjoy our included Farewell Dinner. (B, D)

Day 9: We’ll enjoy our included breakfast, then head north through Illinois and across Wisconsin taking appropriate break stops. Late this afternoon we’ll arrive back in the Twin Cities. Our wonderful memories of our Nation’s Capital in the Springtime, Gettysburg and Lancaster Country will be long remembered. (B)