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3-Day Washington DC Cherry Blossom, Amish Tour from Chicago

Tour Code: 455-3145   
From USD  $263  
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3/29, 4/5
Depart from:
Chicago, IL
Duration:
3 Days 2 Nights

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Highlights: Visit Washington, DC (Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, National Cherry Blossom Festival, Potomac River Cruise, Vietnam Veterans Memorial), Lancaster (The Amish Farm and House), Pittsburgh.

  • Tour is 100% guaranteed; if cancelled 120% of the price will be refunded.

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 8:00am 207 W Cermak Rd. - Chicago, IL
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    • Buy 2 Get 3rd Discounted: (1) Cancellation of discounted passenger must be made at least 7 days before departure. (2) No-show or late cancellation incurs a $192 penalty fee for the reserved bus seat.
    • Child rates: Child rates apply to those who are 0-12 years old. Child above 2 years must take the seat. Customers are welcome to use child safety seats on that have lap and/or shoulder belts/harnesses for the infant under 2 years.
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    Day 1

    Chicago - Pittsburgh - Washington DC (705 miles)

    In the morning, we will leave for Pittsburgh and go to visit Point State Park, which will give you a good view of Pittsburgh.
    • Pittsburgh, PA

      Pittsburgh is the second-largest city in the US Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the county seat of Allegheny County. Regionally, it anchors the largest urban area of Appalachia and the Ohio River Valley, and nationally, it is the 22nd-largest urban area in the United States.

      Point State Park

      Designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright, this park in downtown Pittsburgh rests at the genesis of the Ohio River. The fountain in the center of the park shoots water up to 150 feet in the air.

      Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes

    Standard Hotel: Days Inn by Wyndham Somerset or equivalent
    Day 2

    Washington DC Cherry Blossom Festival

    This day trip to Washington DC takes passengers to the amazing Cherry Blossom Festival, an annual celebration of international camaraderie and the beauty of spring!

    We will drive to Washington, DC. Upon arriving, we will first take a comprehensive tour of the city's most famous monuments and landmarks, including the Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the Korean War Memorial. We will also stop at the White House and the United States Capitol to take photos.

    Next, we will view the amazing blossoms of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Guests will have the chance to take a Cruise on the Potomac River that will allow them to see the bright pink blossoms from the water. After, there will be some free time to explore the festival area.

    • 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.

      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. It's only available during the Cherry Blossom time.

      Duration: Approx. 1 Hour

      Vietnam Veterans Memorial

      This memorial in Washington, DC serves as a place to remember the American soldier who were lost or killed during the tumultuous Vietnam War. Originally controversial in design, the simple memorial has become a shrine for the American people.

      Korean War Veterans Memorial

      This memorial commemorates those who served for the United States in the Korean War. It is located south of the Reflecting Pool at the National Mall. The simple memorial is triangular in shape will a circle at the top.

      White House

      (Outside Visit) 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.

      Duration: Approx. 40 Minutes

      US Capitol

      (Outside Visit) 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.

      Opening Hours: Mon - Sat, Closed on Sundays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas, New Year (1/1) & President's Inauguration Day|Duration: Approx. 25 Minutes

      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 14, However, the view of the cherry blossom is subject to change due to weather conditions

      Potomac River Cruise

      The Potomac River runs along Washington, DC, the capital city of the United States of America. Visitors to this famous locale can opt to see many of the area's most historic landmarks and memorials in a unique way.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $26; Child (2-12 yrs) $18; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $23|Opening Hours: Mar - Nov, Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1.|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour

    Standard Hotel: Days Inn by Wyndham Somerset or equivalent
    Day 3

    Washington DC - Lancaster - Chicago (721 miles)

    Our tour today will take us to Lancaster, PA, home of the Pennsylvania Dutch Amish. And we will go to visit The Amish Farm and House. At the end, we will head back to Chicago. The return point is the same with the departure.
    • Lancaster, PA

      Lancaster is a city located in South Central Pennsylvania which serves as the seat of Pennsylvania's Lancaster County and one of the oldest inland towns in the United States. The city's primary industries include healthcare, tourism, public administration, manufacturing, and both professional and semi-professional services.

      The Amish Farm and House

      This authentic Amish farm in Lancaster, PA is more than 300 years old, and an educational experience for the whole family. This 25-acre farm is dedicated to teaching people about the Amish lifestyle in a fun and constructive way.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $20; Child (3-12 yrs) $13; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $20|Opening Hours: Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1.

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    • Departure & Return

    Location Address Departure Return
    Chicago, IL map link 207 W Cermak Rd., Chicago, IL 60616 (Chicago, IL) 8:00am 8:00pm

    *Return time is an estimate and varies based on traffic and weather conditions.

    • Price Includes

    • 2 nights hotel accommodation
    • Transportation via an air-conditioned vehicle
    • Tour guide Level 2: semi-guided tour
    • Taxes
    • Price Excludes

    • Admission Fees:
      Destination Adult Child Senior
      Lancaster
      The Amish Farm and House (Optional) $20 $13 (3-12 yrs) $20 (Over 65 yrs)
      Washington, DC
      Potomac River Cruise (Optional) $26 $18 (2-12 yrs) $23 (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.
    • Meals and drinks unspecified during the trip.
    • A mandatory service fees: Minimum $10 / day / person should be paid in cash to tour guide and the bus driver as a service fee. 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.
    • Any private expenses
    • Additional Note

    • Minimum Passengers: The Potomac River Cruise requires a minimum of 35 passengers to run. If fewer than 35 people join the tour, we will visit another attraction instead.
    • Peak Blossom Bloom Period: Due to the short bloom and weak petals of the cherry blossom, we can not guarantee seeing the blooming cherry blossoms for departures earlier or later than the peak bloom period. The itinerary will be the same regardless.
    • Language: All tours are escorted by professional bi- or multi-lingual tour and/or driver guides (English/Chinese). Depending on the number of passengers booked for a particular departure, tours and/or languages may be combined to operate the tours.
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    Booking changes
    A fee may be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed. Name changes or corrections may be treated as a cancellation and cancellation fees will apply. A change of tour date or tour itinerary may be treated as a cancellation, and normal cancellation fees will apply. Please be noted that we do not allow departure change 48 hours before departure.

    Cancellations and Cancellation Fees
    Regardless of reason, cancellations result in costly charges from our travel and hotel providers covering penalties and fees incurred by canceling confirmed and pending bookings. Therefore, cancellation penalties and or fees will apply. Time of cancellation will be determined when notice is received and confirmed by our office. Notice of cancellation must be made directly to TakeTours by email or through web mail at Contact Us .

    Tour Departure: This tour has 100% guaranteed departure; if the tour is cancelled there will be refund of 120%. Restrictions apply; due to weather conditions, State Emergencies, Airport Closures or anything beyond the control of the tour operator the 120% refund will NOT apply.

    Cancellation penalties per person for 1-4 days tours(Notification day and departure day are not counted)

    • 15-30 days or more prior to departure - 10% of total purchase amount.
    • 7-14 days prior to departure - 25% of total purchase amount.
    • 4-6 days prior to departure - 50% of total purchase amount.
    • Within 3 days prior to departure - 100% of total purchase amount.
    • Day of departure or no show - 100% per person.
    • Unused features are non-refundable. No shows forfeit entire payment.
    • Trips require a minimum number of participants to avoid cancellation. We reserve the right to cancel a schedule trip to fully refund affected customers although tour companies will make every efforts to maintain the normal operation.
    • There is 6% handling fee add-on to the above penalties.

    NOTE: We cannot grant any refunds more than 30 days after completion of tour.

    Buy 2 Get 3rd Free / Get 4th Free : (1) Cancellation of free-fare passenger must be made at least 7 days before departure. (2) No-show or late cancellation incurs a $192 penalty fee for the reserved bus seat.

    Itinerary Variations
    We constantly strives to improve tour itineraries and features. If such improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary - we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. At certain peak periods duplicate departures may operate, and sometimes in reverse order in which case hotels may vary from those stated on the itinerary pages.

    Tour Cancellation:
    We reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. If cancellation is made any time prior to departure* of the tour, TakeTours' only liability will be to refund to the passenger the amount it has received for the tour booking. We will try to re-book the same or similar tour.. Please note that we are not liable for any cancellation penalties incurred on any other travel arrangements including air tickets purchased separately from customers.

    We are not responsible for any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations.

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