Cherry Blossom Season    Mar & Apr

One of the world’s greatest capital cities, Washington, DC is an ideal city break destination all year round but there is no prettier time to visit than during the amazing Cherry Blossom season.  

2012 marked the 100th celebration of the original gift of the 3,000 cherry trees by the city of Tokyo to the people of Washington, DC in 1912. The festival is more than just a showcase for the beautiful flowering trees on the Tidal Basin. The two-week citywide schedule of events features diverse programming incorporating the best of Washington, DC's arts, culinary and recreational attractions complemented by elements of Japanese culture and tradition. 

As you explore DC, plug into the power of a city that makes history every day. Landmark monuments, memorials and museums rub shoulders with lively neighbourhoods, a sophisticated dining scene, nightlife that’s second to none plus numerous shopping opportunities. A visit to one or more of the famous Smithsonian museums is a must, and with free entry, it’s no wonder the world’s largest museum complex is one of DC’s top attractions.

Below are some example packages. Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing a room and include direct flights from Heathrow to Washington, D.C with British Airways (UK domestic flights also available), 3 nights accommodation on a room only basis (extra nights possible), all airport & hotel taxes, up to $200 worth of savings/discount vouchers for Tysons Corner shopping Center*   plus a free guided walking tour**.

 

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Many more hotels and specials are available call us on 0844 80 444 80 for a current quote.

Capitol Skyline Hotel  - 2 star
3 Nights - from £740 per person 
Includes:
Roundtrip flights on British Airways
accommodation, Walking tour, Tysons corner Discount Vouchers
All flight & hotel taxes.  More info...
     
 
Holiday Inn Georgetown - 3 star
3 Nights - from £760 per person 
Includes:
Roundtrip flights on British Airways
accommodation, Walking tour, Tysons corner Discount Vouchers
All flight & hotel taxes.  More info...
     
 
Omni Shoreham Hotel - 4 star
3 Nights - from £800 per person 
Roundtrip flights on British Airways
accommodation, Walking tour, Tysons corner Discount Vouchers
All flight & hotel taxes.  More info...
     
Tyson's Corner Marriott - 4 star
3 Nights - from £800 per person 
Roundtrip flights on British Airways
accommodation, Walking tour, Tysons corner Discount Vouchers
All flight & hotel taxes.  More info...
     
 
Fairmont Washington Hotel - 5 star
3 Nights - from £870 per person 
Includes:
Roundtrip flights on British Airways
accommodation, Walking tour, Tysons corner Discount Vouchers
All flight & hotel taxes.  More info...

 

 
2 Star:  Capitol Skyline Hotel – 3 nights from £740 per person
Location: The hotel is located just a few blocks away from the U.S. Capitol and is only a few miles away from the White House, convention centre, and many of the National Malls monuments and museums.
The hotel was originally designed by architect Morris Lapidus and reflects a space-age exterior and other retro elements. The guestrooms are beautifully decorated and offer pool or Capitol views.
Hotel amenities: 24-hour front desk, air conditioning, ATM(Cash machine), business center, concierge desk, elevators, exercise gym, health club, laundry/valet service, gift shop, Reception safe, tour/sightseeing desk, wireless internet connection in public areas.
Room amenities: Air conditioning, Bathtub, Coffee/Tea maker, Hairdryer, Internet access, Safe, Shower, Smoking, Trouser/Pant press, Cable Television, Movies, Telephone, Toiletries.
Leisure amenities:  Fitness center on-site, Basketball court, Squash court, Racquetball court, Tennis court, Pool, Outdoor pool.
 
3 Star Holiday Inn Georgetown – 3 nights from £760 per person
Location: Located in the heart of historic Georgetown having easy access to all of Washington DC's area attractions such as White House National Zoo, Smithsonian Museums, Washington Monument and Georgetown University.
The Holiday Inn Georgetown is a wonderful blend of upscale elegance, timeless service, and enticing value. This newly renovated places you near a vibrant assortment of shops, restaurants, attractions, and nightlife - all within walking distance or accessible via complimentary shuttle.
Room amenities: Cable TV, in room movies/video games, free high speed internet access, spacious work desk with lamp, direct dial phone with voicemail, coffee maker, bath amenities, AM/FM clock radio, complimentary newspaper, hairdryer and iron/ironing board.
Hotel amenities: Business center, high speed internet access, bellman service, same day dry cleaning, laundry pickup, wake up calls, multilingual staff, guest laundry service, gift shop or newsstand, ATM machine and safe deposit box. Food and beverage: Restaurant, cafe, lounge & room service.
Leisure amenities: Outdoor swimming pool and fitness center.
 
4 Star:  Omni Shoreham - 3 nights from £800 per person
Location: The hotel is located close to the Metro and the National Zoo. It is within a few mins of Dupont Circle, the Kennedy Center, and the National Cathedral.
This traditional mid-rise hotel is set on 11 acres of landscaped site. It has a large marble lobby with overstuffed floral couches and Queen Anne-style chairs. All guestrooms feature antique-reproduction furnishings and offer views of the city or park. Hotel amenities: 24-hour front desk, air conditioning, ATM(Cash machine), business center, concierge desk, elevators, exercise gym, health club, gift shop, Reception safe, pets allowed, translation services, wheel chair access, wireless internet connection in public areas.
Room amenities: Air conditioning, Bathtub, Coffee/Tea maker, Hairdryer, Internet access, Minibar, Non-smoking, Shower, Smoking, Cable Television, Movies, Telephone, Toiletries.
Leisure amenities: Fitness center on-site, Tennis court, Outdoor pool.

4 Star:  Tyson Corner Marriott - 3 nights from £800 per person
Location: The hotel is located in Tyson’s Corner, Fairfax County Virginia VA and is a great alternative to the hustle and bustle downtown Washington DC hotels. With the hotel being close Tyson’s Corner Mall with a free shuttle you can shop until your hearts content. Washington DC downtown is approx 35 miles away and can be reached by taxi or Metro which is approx 3 miles away from the property.
This newly renovated hotel in Tyson’s Corner, Fairfax County VA, will delight your senses and inspire creativity. This hotel is conveniently located near fashionable shopping and vibrant business communities, including Tyson’s Corner Centre, Tyson’s Galleria, government offices, Wolf Trap Centre for Performing Arts, Great Falls Park, Washington, National Air and Space museum, DC monuments and museums, and Old Town Alexandria. At Marriott Tyson’s Corner, service and décor are sleek and streamlined from the moment of arrival. Dining options, including Shula's Steak House, are modern and always in good taste. Enchanting amenities ensure you enjoy your visit to this Tyson’s Corner hotel.
Hotel amenities: 24-hour front desk, air conditioning, ATM(Cash machine), business centre, concierge desk, elevators, gift shop, Reception safe, translation services, wheel chair access, wireless internet connection in public areas.
Room amenities: Air conditioning, Coffee/Tea maker, Hairdryer, Internet access, Minibar, Non-smoking, Shower, Smoking, Cable Television, Movies, Telephone, Toiletries.
Leisure amenities: fitness centre, indoor pool & whirlpool.
 
5 Star:  Fairmont Washington – 3 nights from £870 per person
Location: Located in the fashionable West End, close to Georgetown, and the White House. It is just a few mines away from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.
This stylish luxury West End hotel is an oasis of tranquility in the city centre and provides a soothing atmosphere in luxurious surroundings. The guestrooms feature sophisticated decor and original artwork.
Hotel amenities: 24-hour front desk, air conditioning, business center, concierge desk, elevators, exercise gym, health club, laundry/valet service, gift shop, Reception safe, pets allowed, tour/sightseeing desk, wheel chair access.
Room amenities: Air conditioning, Bathtub, Hairdryer, Internet access, Minibar, Non-smoking, Safe, Shower, Smoking, Trouser/Pant press, Cable Television, Laundry, Movies, Slippers, Telephone, Toiletries.
Leisure amenities: Sauna, Spa, Fitness center on-site, Indoor pool. 

Many more hotels and specials are available - call us for the most current prices and availability on 0844 80 444 80. We are open 7 days a week.

 

DC METRO FOOD TOURS:

Washington DC is best known for its museums and monuments but also did you know its historic neighbourhoods offer a wide range of cuisine that will change your expectations of this nation's capitol.
Open your mind and palate to the sights, sounds and flavours that the Washington DC area has to offer and join a DC Metro Food Tour.
DC Metro Food Tours offer a wide range of tours in many neighbourhoods on Washington DC including Georgetown, Capitol Hill, U Street, Old Town and Dupont Circle to name just a few but thats not all you can also take a wine tour, a pub crawl or arrange your own private event.

DC food tours believe their tours should be a striking harmony of a neighbourhood’s local cuisine, history, and architecture. The food you are served accurately reflects both the people and history of each neighbourhood as much as possible. Since the right combination is not easily achieved, they work to carefully develop each Food Tour in order to ensure the creation of a true culinary experience.

The dishes you will be served are offered in a logical manner, layering flavours, textures, and tastes throughout the food tours.

On the tours, you will not quickly grab a bite from a restaurant and leave; rather, you will sit down and support each place by enjoying a specially designed dish. Don't expect samples or tastes on the tours. Don’t expect a menu in any of the restaurants. Your selections have been carefully chosen for you in order to bring you the best each establishment has to offer. The end result is a VIP experience at each of the restaurants and throughout the tour that you will savour and be a great reminder of your stay in Washington DC.

To book a DC Metro Food tour or to find out more information please click here.

 

* Tysons Corner Center The largest shopping center in the Washington, DC area and the sixth largest in the country, Tysons Corner Center located 7 miles out of the city in McLean Virginia offers an unbeatable mix of more than 300 department and specialty stores.  The “who’s who” of retail includes Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Lord & Taylor, L.L.Bean, Apple, Restoration Hardware, Coach, Crate & Barrel, Gap, The Disney Store, H&M, Talbots, Pottery Barn Kids, Williams-Sonoma Grande Cuisine, Kenneth Cole, Brooks Brothers, Ann Taylor and Bang & Olufsen. With a recent expansion, Tysons also offers a 16-screen stadium seating movie theatre, fine-dining and family-style restaurants, 10 food court eateries and a children’s play area.   All Purely Capital Region USA clients will receive over $200 of discount/saving vouchers to use across the center.

** Washington, DC Walking tours Several walking tours of the city are available depending on the time of year, tours are packed with history, humor and random facts all escourted by "DC By Foot" fun loving tpur guides who will  teach history and entertain you with these creative tours of DC.

The popular "Monuments tour" operates most days of the week from Mid March - mid Nov and takes approx 1 hour 45 mins with total walking distance of just over 1 mile, the tours are suitable for all ages.  Other tours  include the Lincoln assassination tour tracking the killers and madmen who terrorized the city on a dark night in 1865. The night time Ghosts of Georgetown tour will frighten and delight you with its shady alleys, historical houses and creepy stories. Do not miss the tour of Arlington Cemetery where you will see all the highlights of this national treasure. For the fans of mystery, The secrets and Symbols bus tour will impress you with the many Mason sites and signs in DC.  All tours are free and therefore tips are welcomed by the tour guides.   No reservations are required to join the tours and details of the tours will be sent with your documents. 

Cherry Blossom Tours - A special series of tours that will combine the highly rated Monuments tour with all the beauty of the cherry blossom festival along the Tidal Basin. Tours will begin at 11:00am and will end three hours later at 2:00pm. Monday thru Friday 29th March - 2nd April and 5th April - 9th April. These tours will feature the regular stops on the monuments tour and will conclude with a walk thru the outdoor F.D.R. memorial on the Tidal Basin and spectacular views of the cherry blossom trees.





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