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3-Day Washington DC, Cherry Blossom photography tour From Boston

Tour Code: 078-5309   
From USD  $198 
Available:
3/30/2018
Depart from:
Boston, MA; Charlton, MA
Duration:
3 Days 2 Nights

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Highlights: Visit Washington (White House, US Capitol, Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, National Air and Space Museum, National Cherry Blossom Festival, Potomac River Cruise), Hamilton (Grounds For Sculpture). Inclusions: 2 nights hotel accommodation

  • Professional photographer will lead you to photo spots and teach you techniques you need to photograph. Good for entry to advanced level photography amateurs.
  • Savvy the Washington DC in Pink

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 6:00am 219 Quincy Ave - Quincy, MA
 7:00am Harrison Ave - Boston, MA
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    • Buy 2 Get 3rd Free details:
      (1) Offer applies to 3rd person sharing one room with two paying adults. Prices are already adjusted. (2) Cancellation of free-fare passenger must be made at least 3 days before departure. (3) No-show (or late cancellation) of free passenger incurs $168 penalty fee for the reserved bus seat.
    • Child rates: Child rates apply to those who are 0-12 yrs old. Customers are welcome to use child safety seats on that have lap and/or shoulder belts/harnesses
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    Day 1

    Boston - Philadelphia (270 miles)

    Today we will go to Philadelphia and visit Eastern State Penitentiary. Then we will move to visit Love Park, Philadelphia City Hall. We can also have the opportunity to go to the One Liberty Observation Deck.
    • Philadelphia, PA

      One of the most historically significant cities in the United States, Philadelphia was the original American capital. The City of Brotherly Love draws history buffs and lovers of culture from all corners of the globe!

      Eastern State Penitentiary

      This National Historic Landmark was a high-security prison in the 1800s. Today, it has regained fame for the tales of ghosts that roam its halls. The building has appeared in or served as the inspiration for countless movies and shows.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $16; Child (Under 12 yrs) $12; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $14

      City Hall

      The Philadelphia City Hall is the location of all of the City of Brotherly Love's governmental workings. It's stunning architecture in the Second Empire style and incredibly size make it popular with tourists from around the world.

      One Liberty Observation Deck

      At the top of One Liberty Tower, visitors can get the best panoramic view of the city of Philadelphia from 57 floors above this beautiful city.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $14; Child (Under 12 yrs) $9; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $14|Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 10:00am - 10:00pm

    Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn or similar
    Day 2

    Washington D.C.

    We will spend all of today in Washington, DC to view the beautiful blooming cherry blossoms. With a professional photographer, we will sightsee around the city, seeing the Lincoln Memorial, the White House, the Capitol Building and more. After enjoying lunch in the National Air and Space Museum, we will visit the Jefferson Memorial, the best location to view the cherry blossoms. Finally, we will embark on a Potomac River cruise to see the city from the water.
    • Washington, DC

      The capital of the United States of America sits on the scenic Potomac River. Monuments, museums, and Americana characterize this historic city, which is located in the District of Columbia between the states of Maryland and Virginia.

      Lincoln Memorial

      This iconic American monument honors the 16th president of the United States. Abraham Lincoln was president during the American Civil War, and is most famous for the Emancipation Proclamation that freed all of the slaves in the US.

      White House

      The world-famous White House in Washington, DC is the official residence of the president of the United States and the place where most of the work is done. The facade of this neoclassical mansion is a global icon.

      US Capitol

      The famous United States Capitol is the meeting place of the US Congress, and has been for more than 200 years. The building is famous for its elaborate dome and intricately designed, detailed columns.

      National Air and Space Museum

      One of the Smithsonian Institute's museums in Washington, DC, the National Air and Space Museum chronicles the history of flight. From the Wright Brother to Buzz Aldrin, the exhibits at this museum explore all of humanity's air travels.

      Opening Hours: Open daily except December 25

      National Cherry Blossom Festival

      In 1912, Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo City gave the United States a gift of Japanese cherry trees. Every year since, people have gathered to watch them burst into a magnificent pink and white blooms.

      Opening Hours: Mar 20 - Apr 15, However, the view of the cherry blossom is subject to change due to weather conditions

      Jefferson Memorial

      The Thomas Jefferson Memorial is a memorial to the third president of the United States. The impressive building is neoclassical in design and has been standing since 1943. It sees more than two million visitors every year. We will stay here for 2 hours during the Cherry Blossom time.

      Potomac River Cruise

      Washington, DC sits on the shores of Virginia's Potomac River, and those who want to see the United States' capital in an exciting and innovative way can join a Potomac Cruise for a relaxing and enjoyable sightseeing experience.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $26; Child (Under 11 yrs) $15; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $26|Opening Hours: Mar - Nov, Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1.|Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes

    Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn or similar
    Day 3

    Washington DC - Hamilton - Boston (394 miles)

    Leaving Washington, DC, we will drive north to Hamilton, NJ, home of the Grounds for Sculpture, which is the perfect place to take pictures. We will even have the chance to see some peacocks. Afterwards, we will keep driving until we reach Boston, where the tour will come to an end.
    • Hamilton, NJ

      Grounds For Sculpture

      A 42-acre sculpture park and museum located in Hamilton, NJ, founded in 1992. The venue is dedicated to promoting an understanding of and appreciation for contemporary sculpture by organizing exhibitions, publishing catalogues, and offering a variety of educational programs and special community events.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $16; Child (6-17 yrs) $10; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $13

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    • Departure & Return

    Location Address Departure Return
    Quincy, MA map link 219 Quincy Ave, Quincy, MA 02169 (President Plaza - Quincy, MA) 6:00am 9:00pm
    Boston, MA map link 81 Harrison Ave, Boston, Boston, MA 02169 (Harrison - Boston, MA) 7:00am 9:30pm
    Charlton, MA map link I-90 Service Area 6E, Charlton, MA 01508 (Charlton Service Plaza, Eastbound; The opposite side of high way - Charlton, MA) no stop 7:45pm
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    • Price Includes

    • 2 nights hotel accommodation
    • Transportation via deluxe air conditioned, lavatory equipped motor coach; sometimes may via 7-Seat or 15-Seat minibus.
    • Tour guide Level 2: semi-guided tour
    • All taxes
    • Price Excludes

    • Admission Fees:
      Destination Adult Child Senior
      Hamilton, NJ
      Grounds For Sculpture (Optional) $16 $10 (6-17 yrs) $13 (Over 65 yrs)
      Philadelphia, PA
      Eastern State Penitentiary (Optional) $16 $12 (Under 12 yrs) $14 (Over 65 yrs)
      One Liberty Observation Deck (Optional) $14 $9 (Under 12 yrs) $14 (Over 65 yrs)
      Washington, DC
      Photography tutoring (Mandatory) $90 $90 (Under 11 yrs) $90 (Over 65 yrs)
      Potomac River Cruise (Optional) $26 $15 (Under 11 yrs) $26 (Over 65 yrs)
      • Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
      • If you would like to join the optional activities, please pay the fee in cash to the tour guide. You cannot buy / use the tickets on your own or use City Passes. The tour guide will arrange the tickets for the group.
    • Air fares between your hometown and the departure city.
    • All meals and drinks during the trip are not included in tour price. The tour guide will make eating arrangements.
    • A mandatory service fees: A total of $10.00/day per passenger. Any child / Infant reserving a seat will have to pay the service fees as well. Ex: 2 people taking a 2-day tour would pay: $10 x 2 (seats) x 2 (days) = $40.
    • Personal room fees such as laundry or valet services, telephone calls, or alcoholic beverages/ mini bar items, unless they are otherwise specified.
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    • Hotel pricing: Prices are based on two adults sharing. Single room occupancy requires an extra fee. Double, triple & quad prices are for two, three, and four people, staying in one room, respectively (including children). Please note that each hotel room can only accommodate a maximum of 4 guests (adults or children). Each guest room comes standard with two full-sized or one queen-sized bed.
    • Travel documents: All customers will be responsible for providing their own travel documents and visa if required.
    • Language: All tours are escorted by professional bi- or multi-lingual tour guides and/or drivers (English/Chinese). Depending on the number of passengers booked for a particular departure, tours and/or languages may be combined to operate the tours.
    • City Passes: No City Passes or any other kind of outside promotional offer may be used on this tour. Guests who buy tickets to attractions from elsewhere will not be provided with transportation.
    • Child Seat: Children aged under 8 yrs will have to have car seat to take our tours. Customers will need to prepare car seats themselves, tour operator is not responsible to provide car seats.
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    • Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a receipt of booking by email. Within 36 hours of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email confirming the booking status. The tour requires a minimum number of passengers to operate so reconfirmation two days prior to the departure date is required. If you are planning to take flight to join the tour, please call us to confirm the tour before booking flight tickets.

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    BOOKING AND RESERVATION
    • All tours are for early booking, tour operator suggests the each passenger should book tour at least 3 weeks before departure date. Passenger may make reservation via email; however, seats will not be assigned until the deposit has been paid. At time of reservation, passenger may require to provide name, phone number and address and specify designated tour and date of travel.
    SEAT ASSIGNMENT
    • All seats are pre-assigned with numbers; seat assignment is based on a first come first serve basis after down payment.
    TRAVEL DOCUMENTS
    • Each passenger must carry a valid travel document. (Valid visa for countries needed) (E.g. Green Card, Passport, Re-Entry Permit, and etc.) Tour operator is not responsible for lost or stolen personal items.
    CANCELLATION OR CHANGE POLICY
      All cancellations or changes of date must comply with the following details: (Notification day and departure day are not counted)
    • 25% of total fee will be charged if cancel or change more than 14 days before departure (not including departure date).
    • 50% of total fee will be charged if cancel or change within 8 to 14 days before departure date (not including departure date).
    • 75% of total fee will be charged if cancel or change within 4 to 7 days before departure date (not including departure date).
    • Absolutely NO refund (exchangeable) on all cancellations or postponements within 3 days prior to departure (not including departure date).
    • All concert tickets and bus tickets are NOT refundable or exchangeable.
    • Passenger must present ticket(s) at time of refund; all refunds will be issued by company check or credit card only. (Absolutely NO cash refund).
      There is 6% handling fee add-on to the above penalties.
    BOARDING TIME AND PLACE
    • All passengers must arrive 30 minutes before departure time. All passengers must show photo ID and boarding pass or tickets for boarding; absolutely no boarding without tickets. Departure time and boarding location will be confirmed after reservation is made.
    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    • Tour operator is not responsible for any loss of or damage to personal items, or personal injury that may occur on or during the tour. It is optional that passengers to buy travel insurance, for more information, please consult your travel agent.
    RESPONSIBILITY
    • Tour operator reserves the right to substitute hotels and alter itinerary, withdraw any tour and make any desirable alteration for the convenience of the operation of the tour.
    • Tour operator reserves the right to alter the tour program and itinerary order may be different than displayed online, the tour guide will arrange it accordingly depending on the traffic, hotel arrangement, and attractions opening time, etc.
    • Tour operator reserves the right to cancel the tour prior to departure for any reason. By accepting our policy, the passenger must agree that the tour operator shall hold no responsibilities in itinerary alterations, delays or cancellation strikes, sickness, theft, loss, accidents, weather or any other causes.
    • Each group requires a minimum of 10 passengers to operate a departure. The tour operator reserves the right to cancel a departure due to not meeting this basic requirement. Liability to such cancellation is limited to full refund of money received by us, and this will constitute full settlement with Tour Department.
    • Tour operator reserves the right to decline to accept or retain any tour member at any reason before or during the tour.
    • All prices are subject to change without prior notice.
    • All itineraries are subject to change without notice.
    • All passengers must obtain a valid passport and all entry / exit visa as required by immigration regulation.
    • If passenger has any special request to leave the tour in a certain place during the tour, it is their responsibility to notify tour operator in advance to confirm upon booking the tour.
    • Passenger must be self-reliant; those who require assistance must be accompanied by a friend or relative. Tour operator is NOT able to provide individual assistance for any passenger.
    • Passengers should inform the escort or hotel reception if they are to use the hotel swimming pool. All children should be accompanied by their parents while using the pool. No life guard on premises, swim at your own risk.
    • Passenger(s) are responsible for his or her belonging(s). Tour operator will NOT longer provide services to track or trace any personal item(s).

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