Cherry Blossom Festival from the Gaylord Resort National Harbor

You won't want to miss the next MARS Annual VIP Cherry Blossom Tour Package from the Gaylord Resort at National Harbor. We've outdone ourselves with this year's pink package: Positively Pink Cherry Blossom Party! Featuring First Class Festivities, Exclusive Events, A Pink Party, Capital Wheel Cocktails, Keepsake Gifts, and Front Row seats to the televised National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade®! Plus, the Annual Cherry Blossom Pink Dance & Luncheon Cruise onboard The Odyssey Glass-enclosed Bateaux is back!
The springtime National Cherry Blossom Festival® is the ultimate event in Washington, DC. Enjoy the beauty and the excitement while relaxing in luxury with exclusive accommodations at the Gaylord Resort at National Harbor including tickets to ride the Capital Wheel overlooking the Potomac River and other resort amenities and perks only found from the MARS & Gaylord Partnership Package.

Available 2022 & 2023

Duration
4 Days /3 Nights

Group size
35

Customization
Available!

Price
From $829.00

Lounge in Luxury from the Gaylord Resort National Harbor and visit the Nation's Capital during the National Cherry Blossom Festival on this VIP MARS Exclusive Tour Package.

Take A Fun Trip and visit the Nation's Capital during the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Our Nation's Capital is at its most splendid in the spring when thousands of cherry blossom trees are in bloom. Washington celebrates the beauty of the season with visitors from across the nation and around the world that arrive for the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade.

Highlights Include:

  • Exclusive “Pink” Luncheon and Dance Cruise onboard The Odyssey, a glass enclosed Bateaux highlighting gorgeous views of the blossoms while cruising the Potomac River.
  • A complimentary cocktail at Belvedere Lounge at the Gaylord National Harbor Resort to be used anytime during your stay.
  • Premium VIP Cherry Blossom Parade Seats across from the national LIVE TV Taping and in front of the National Archives — Complete with Pink Pom-Poms to cheer the performers.
  • A Professional Keepsake Cherry Blossom Photo to take home with you.
  • A Ride on the Capital Wheel & a complimentary beverage in a souvenir cup while overlooking the city, the Potomac River, & the National Harbor is included to use at any time during your stay.
  • Extensive touring of the Nation’s Capital with licensed knowledgeable DC Tour Guide.
  • Commemorative Annual Cherry Blossom Pin for each guest to wear during your excursions and explorations.

Five Day Package

Day 1 - Thursday, April 13, 2023
  • Arrive at the Gaylord Resort at National Harbor. Enjoy a complimentary cocktail and receive your Collectable Cherry Blossom Pin!
  • The evening is free to relax, enjoy the resort amenities and enjoy dinner on own and exploring either within the Gaylord Resort or at any of the many area pubs, restaurants, and boutiques along the National Harbor. (Meals: None)
 
Day 2 – Friday, April 14, 2023
  • After breakfast included, depart to explore the amazing sites in our Nation’s Capital with a MARS Professional Pink-Tied Tour Guide.
  • First, is a quick stop for a photo opportunity at the White House, followed by a tour of the White House Visitors Center.
  • Continue on to the World War I Memorial, Lafayette Park, & Black Lives Matter Plaza.
  • Lunch is on own today at the Reagan Foot Court. Drive along Embassy Row and the Washington National Cathedral.
  • Continue on to Hillwood Estate, Mansion, and Gardens, the former residence of cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post who decided she would transform it into a museum which would inspire and educate the public. The estate endowed the country with the most comprehensive collection of Russian imperial art outside of Russia, a distinguished eighteenth-century French decorative art collection, and twenty-five acres of serene landscaped gardens and natural woodlands for all to enjoy.
  • Finish your driving tour with stops at The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, The Lincoln Memorial, The Korean War Veterans Memorial, and the WWII Memorial.
  • Dinner is included this evening at a local favorite restaurant. (Meals: B, D)
 
Day 3 – Saturday, April 15, 2023
  • Enjoy breakfast included prior to departing to witness the spectacular  Cherry Blossom Parade from your Premium View Seats with Pink Pom-Poms located in front of The National Archives and across from the TV cameras for this nationally broadcast event.
  • Enjoy performances from across the nation performed right in front of your eyes and see the Cherry Blossom Princess.
  • Continue the theme on a Pink Photo Stroll of the Tidal Basin to take photos among the Cherry Blossom Trees as well as the Jefferson, FDR, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorials.
  • Later this afternoon, board the MARS Exclusive “Pink Cruise”. Enjoy beautiful views of the Tidal Basin from the glass-enclosed Bateaux and the outside decks.
  • Indulge in Pink Signature Cocktails, a delicious on-board meal, Live entertainment, and a Keepsake Photo! Wear Pink! The best Pink outfits win prizes!
  • After docking, return to the Gaylord Resort and enjoy a free night to take advantage of the resort’s amenities, enjoy dinner on own, and further explore the National Harbor. (Meals: B, Lunch Cruise)
 
Day 4 – Sunday, April 16, 2023
  • Enjoy an included breakfast at the Gaylord Resort this morning before departing with your MARS Guide to explore the Air Force Memorial.
  • Tram tickets included to the Arlington National Cemetery, America’s most sacred square mile.
  • Later, explore one of the Smithsonian Museum’s of your choice. A Farwell Dinner is included this evening prior to enjoying an after-dark, Illuminated Monument Tour.
  • Stop by and walk through the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for amazing city views from the terrace and the famous bronze bust of John F. Kennedy in the grand foyer and check out the Eisenhower Memorial before returning to the resort for the night. (Meals: B, D)
   
Day 5 – Monday, April 17, 2023
  • Enjoy breakfast included at the resort this morning prior to checking out.
  • Visit George Washington's Mount Vernon and enjoy lunch on own. After lunch, depart for home. (Meals: B)
Starting at $1049/pp/dd, 35 min. Tour includes: 4 nights’ luxury accommodation at the Gaylord Resort at National Harbor, round trip baggage handling, 4 buffet breakfasts, 2 dinners, admission to events and guide service as stated in the itinerary.

Four Day Package

Day 1 - Thursday, April 13, 2023
  • Arrive at the Gaylord Resort at National Harbor. Enjoy a complimentary cocktail and receive your Collectable Cherry Blossom Pin!
  • The evening is free to relax, enjoy the resort amenities and enjoy dinner on own and exploring either within the Gaylord Resort or at any of the many area pubs, restaurants, and boutiques along the National Harbor. (Meals: None)
 
Day 2 – Friday, April 14, 2023
  • After breakfast included, depart to explore the amazing sites in our Nation’s Capital with a MARS Professional Pink-Tied Tour Guide.
  • First, is a quick stop for a photo opportunity at the White House, followed by a tour of the White House Visitors Center. Continue on to the World War I Memorial, Lafayette Park, & Black Lives Matter Plaza. Lunch is on own today at the Smithsonian of your choice. Finish your driving tour with stops at The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, The Lincoln Memorial, The Korean War Veterans Memorial, and the WWII Memorial. Dinner is included this evening at a local favorite restaurant. (Meals: B, D)
 
Day 3 – Saturday, April 15, 2023
  • Enjoy breakfast included prior to departing to witness the spectacular  Cherry Blossom Parade from your Premium View Seats with Pink Pom-Poms located in front of The National Archives and across from the TV cameras for this nationally broadcast event.
  • Enjoy performances from across the nation performed right in front of your eyes and see the Cherry Blossom Princess.
  • Continue the theme on a Pink Photo Stroll of the Tidal Basin to take photos among the Cherry Blossom Trees as well as the Jefferson, FDR, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorials.
  • Later this afternoon, board the MARS Exclusive “Pink Cruise”. Enjoy beautiful views of the Tidal Basin from the glass-enclosed Bateaux and the outside decks.
  • Indulge in Pink Signature Cocktails, a delicious on-board meal, Live entertainment, and a Keepsake Photo! Wear Pink! The best Pink outfits win prizes!
  • After docking, return to the Gaylord Resort and enjoy a free night to take advantage of the resort’s amenities, enjoy dinner on own, and further explore the National Harbor. (Meals: B, Lunch Cruise)
 
Day 4 – Sunday, April 16, 2023
  • Enjoy breakfast included at the resort this morning prior to checking out.
  • Depart with your tram tickets included for Arlington National Cemetery, America’s most sacred square mile.
  • Later, enjoy lunch on own at Pentagon City Mall prior to departing for home. (Meals: B)
Starting at $829/pp/dd, 35 min. Tour includes: 3 nights’ luxury accommodation at the Gaylord Resort at National Harbor, round trip baggage handling, 3 buffet breakfasts, 1 dinner, admission to events and guide service as stated in the itinerary.
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