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Washington, D.C. Cherry Blossom

Washington, D.C. Cherry Blossom

Close your eyes and breathe in the scent of 3,000 Yoshino cherry trees in bloom while on this 5-day tour of our national capitol. Click on "View Tours" for tour details!

April 4-8, 2018






Departure Cities:  Omaha, Lincoln, Council Bluffs, Grand Island, Norfolk, Columbus, Fremont, & Sioux City


Allied's Tour Highlights:


  • See All the Memorials!

  • Potomac River Cruise with Lunch

  • Library of Congress

  • Museum of the Bible

  • Illumination Tour

  • Mt. Vernon

  • Arlington National Cemetery

  • Smithsonian Museums

  • U.S. Capitol Tour & Visitors Center

  • 8 Meals, as indicated in the itinerary 

  • Tour Director:  Vonis Schroeder


Featured Hotels: 

  • Washington, DC area (4) - Hampton Inn--Falls Church


Pricing, per person: 

$2,099 Double, per person

$2,415 Single Occupancy

$1,999 Triple. per person


Pay by Check Savings: $65 per person


Book by November 23,  2017 and Save $55 per person!

Day 1

Fly to Washington, D.C.

Get ready for the most comprehensive tour of Washington, D.C., you will find anywhere. You will be ready to take on all the sights after a good night's rest.

Overnight (4) Sterling, VA

Day 2

U.S. Capitol Visitors Center and Capitol Tour/Library of Congress/Arlington National Cemetery/Illumination Tour

Welcome to our Nation's Capital and celebration of spring. Your departure has been timed for when the cherry blossoms are typically blooming. Over 3,000 Yoshino Cherry Trees bloom along the Tidal Basin. This morning visit the U.S. Capitol Visitor's Center where you'll see a film on the historical significance of our capital followed by a guided tour, (Photo ID is required.) Also, tour the beautiful Library of Congress with more than 650 miles of bookshelves and 138 million books. While on Capitol Hill there's a photo stop at the Supreme Court Building.

This afternoon visit Arlington National Cemetery to include the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Changing of the Guard, John F. Kennedy's eternal flame, the Space Shuttle Challenger Astronauts Memorial and more, This afternoon also provides a stop at the Marine Corps Memorial (Iwo Jima Statue). After dinner depart for an Illuminated Monument tour where you'll see our nation's memorials beautifully lit up at night, this includes the United States Air Force Memorial overlooking the Pentagon.

B, D

Day 3

Tidal Basin Cherry Blossom Walk/Jefferson, Martin Luther King Jr., FDR Memorials/Potomac River Lunch Cruise/White House Visitor Center/Museum of the Bible

Start your day with a stroll along the Tidal Basin to view the beautiful Japanese Cherry trees in blossom (exact cherry blossom blooming is subect to nature and cannot be guaranteed.) See the Jefferson, Martin Luther King, Jr., and the FDR Memorials on your walk. Enjoy a relaxing cruise with lunch on the Potomac River for a different view of our nations capital.

This afternoon stop for a photo op at the White House and visit the Visitors Center where you will see over 90 artifacts from the White House collection along with a documentary "White House: Reflections from Within." Also spend time at the National Museum of American History and see the new state-of-the-art galleries, including the original Star Spangled Banner that flew over Fort Sumter.

Also, spend time at the new Museum of the Bible. This amazing state-of-the-art museum tells the compelling history of the Bible.

B, L, D

Day 4

National WWII, Vietnam, Lincoln, Korean Memorials/Washington National Cathedral/Embassy Row/Mt. Vernon

This morning start the day at the National World War II, Vietnam, Korean, and Lincoln Memorials which honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to our country. Next, visit the Washington National Cathedral which stands taller than the Washington Monument and took over 83 years to build. Drive down Embassy Row and see the many countries represented. This afternoon visit Mount Vernon, George Washington's estate. The new Ford Orientation Center and Museum offers visitors a chance to experience Washington's life through movies and exhibits. Stroll the gardens of the 45-acre estate and take in the views of the Potomac River from the mansion's piazza.

B, D

Day 5

Pentagon Memorial/Smithsonian Institute of Choice/Fly Home

This morning visit the Pentagon Memorial dedicated to those who fell victim to the September 11, 2001 attack. You'll have the morning and early afternoon to visit one of the many Smithsonian Museums located on the National Mall. Then it's time to head home after a comprehensive and colorful trip to our nation's capital.


B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

This tour includes more physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days, with a great deal of walking, up stairs or on uneven walking surfaces should be expected.


Allied Departure Cities: Omaha, Council Bluffs, Lincoln, Grand Island, Norfolk, Columbus, Fremont, & Sioux City (additional departure cities are available)


Included in the vacation package: 


  • All attractions listed under Tour Highlights 

  • RT Transportation aboard Arrow Motorcoach as stated in the itinerary

  • Home pickup in all Allied Departure Cities on Prestige Tours

  • Luggage handling at hotel (one piece of luggage per person)

  • Hotel accommodations as listed in itinerary & tax 

  • All admissions and meals per itinerary 

  • All taxes for included items 

  • Gratuities to step-on guides and wait staff (for included meals on Prestige Tours) 

  • Refreshments & entertainment on coach

  • Tour Director:  Vonis Schroeder


Not Included are meals not listed in the itinerary, optional tours, optional  travel insurance, room incidentals, checked baggage fees charged by airlines, alcoholic beverages, items of personal nature, gratuities for tour director, possible  fuel surcharges.


Deposit:  To confirm your reservation, a $300* per person deposit is required within 7 days after you make your reservation. 
*subject to change


Final Payment

Final payment is due 45-90 days prior to departure, or as stated on your deposit statement. You may remit by personal check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express.


Cancellation Policy: (Fee is per person):
Days Prior to Departure …………………………. Cancellation Fee, per person 

90 Days or more prior to departure ……….. Full Refund

89 to 45 Days before departure …………………40% of Tour Cost

43 to 30 Days before departure …………………75% of Tour Cost

29 or less to departure ……………………No Refund


Travel Insurance is highly recommended.  Please ask your reservationist for pricing and details.


Travel Insurance We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance to protect your deposits from cancellation fees. Your trip investment is worth protecting and it's the best way to safeguard against unexpected events that can prevent you from traveling and being assessed significant cancellation fees. Contact Allied Tours for travel insurance information.


Final Documents: Approximately two weks prior to your departure date, you will receive your final documents.  Departure times, a hotel list, detailed tour itinerary, medical form and luggage tags will be included.


Changes in Tour Price: Tour prices in this publication are effective as of Sept. 15, 2017 and subject to fluctuation due to the U.S. dollar exchange rates and energy rates,  Our best effort has been made to publish this information as accurately as possible.  The right is reserved to change tour rates as deemed necessary by current currency and fuel price conditions.  Due to the volatility of airfares and flight schedules, tour utilizing air transportation are subject to change both in price and routing.


Changes in Itinerary The order of events and hotels scheduled in your tour are subject to change. Every effort will be made to preserve the original quality of attractions and hotels when circumstances necessitate a substitution. 


Baggage Allowance Portage for one suitcase (per person) is included in the tour price. Due to limited motor coach capacity, your single bag should have dimensions not exceeding 30" x 21" x 11" and weigh no more than 50 lbs. Small carry-on bags are allowed and are your responsibility. Most airlines assess a baggage fee. This fee is not included in the tour price and is paid for at airport check-in. 


Special Needs Travelers needing special assistance must notify Allied Tours at the time of booking. Persons requiring assistance must be accompanied by a companion who can help with these special needs as tour directors and drivers have obligations to the whole group. See your current tour book for details of costumer responsibility.


Church & Faith We encourage you to attend the church of your choice while on tours if conditions allow. Unfortunately, we are unable to make any special provisions or transportation to attend church. Many of our tour directors share "Thoughts of the Day" verses of inspiration, or a short prayer to start the day.


Tour Provided by Allied Tours.


RESPONSIBILITY: Allied Tours, Inc. (AT) acts only as an agent for suppliers. AT is not responsible for acts or omissions of the suppliers or their failure to provide services or adhere to their own schedules and assumes no liability for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity, and can accept no liability for losses or personal injury or property damage, or additional expenses due to delay or changes in bus or other services, sickness, weather, strikes, war, quarantine, terrorism or other causes. All such losses or expenses will have to be borne by the passenger. The right is reserved to accept or withdraw any tour if circumstances require it. AT reserves the right to make any changes deemed necessary to the benefit of the tour and/or tour members. All rates are subject to change and are based on current tariffs available and current exchange rates as of September 15, 2017. All baggage is at owner's risk. The purchase of baggage and travel insurance covering cancellation, interruption, medical, baggage, etc., is recommended. The issuance and acceptance of tickets/vouchers or the payment of the required deposit or any partial or full payment for reservations on these trips shall be deemed to be consent to the above conditions. No refund of unused portions of the tour can be made unless agreed to prior to the departure of the tour. The usual contract in use by the airlines and other transportation companies when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the purchaser of the tour and/or the passenger. The services of any ARC and/or IATAN carrier may be used on this program. AT has no special knowledge regarding the financial condition of the suppliers or unsafe conditions at locations to which you may travel. You assume full responsibility for checking and verifying any and all passport, visa, vaccination, or other entry requirements of your destination(s), and all conditions regarding health, safety, security, political stability, and labor or civil unrest at such destination(s). Passengers hereby release AT from all claims arising out of any problem covered in these paragraphs and agree that the courts in Madison Co., NE will be the exclusive jurisdiction for all claims brought by you or AT.


Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Columbus Columbus HyVee
3010 - 23rd Street -please park SE corner of lot
Council Bluffs BW Council Bluffs Best Western
2216 27th Ave. (I-80, exit 1B)
Enroute Pickup points enroute
Fremont Fremont Walmart
3010 E 23rd St, Exit Hwys 30 & 275 - special instr
Grand Island Quality Inn Grand Island
Quality Inn I-80 & Hwy 281*308-384-7770
Lincoln - Hwy 2 Lincoln * Holiday Inn Express South * 8801 Amber
Hill Court
Lincoln- Travelodge Lincoln - Travelodge (Formerly Ramada Inn)
1101 W. Bond
Lincoln-Best Western Plus Lincoln-Best Western Plus
I-80, Exit 403, 27th Street Exit, South
Norfolk Norfolk
Allied Tour Office - 720 E. Norfolk Ave.
Omaha - Arrow Stage Lines Omaha -- Arrow Stage Lines Depot
4220 South 52nd St.
Omaha - Eppley Omaha - Eppley Airfield
4501 Abbott Dr * 402-661-8000
Sioux City Sioux City -- New Victorian Inn
3101 Singing Hills Blvd. (I29, Exit 143 east 2 bl)
Washington D.C. Meet group in D.C.
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