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Washington D.C. Cherry Blossoms

 

Join Fantasy and friends for an extraordinary Washington D.C. RV Rally during the Cherry Blossom festival!

 

There is no better time to visit our nation’s capital! For nearly a hundred years, people from all over the world have been gathering here to mark the beginning of spring during the brilliant blooming of the cherry blossoms. Planting of the cherry trees originated in 1912 as a gift of friendship from Japan, and the beauty of this treasure endures to this day. Fantasy provides 7 days of non-stop excitement brimming with amazing architecture, soul-touching moments, and heart-pounding history that will leave you feeling inspired and grateful for the accomplishments of our great leaders. Learn fascinating historical stories about our past Presidents, Washington, Lincoln, FDR, and Jefferson, on your expertly guided tour of the monuments and memorials to these extraordinary men. You may find yourself filled with overwhelming gratitude for the contributions made by our forefathers, and proud to be a citizen of such a great country.

 

The inspiring War Memorials solemnly reminds us of some of the most important events to affect our country. The World War II Memorial is a tribute to the spirit and sacrifice of the 16 million who served in the armed forces, and more than 400,000 who gave their lives for our country during this defining event of the 20th century. The Korean and Vietnam War Memorials may tug at your heart or move you to tears as you view the somber, stainless steel statues, etched faces, and names – maybe someone you knew — of those who gave their lives in the name of freedom.

 

You’ll want your walking shoes to explore the cornerstones of our country, the Capitol Building, the House and Senate Chambers, Library of Congress, and the National Cathedral. Afterward, you can rest those weary toes during a delicious dinner, followed by a show at Ford’s Theater.

 

Discover the real George Washington at Mount Vernon during your visit to his grand home and grounds. You’ll learn captivating stories about this immense plantation and what life was like while our founding father lived there. A respectful visit to Arlington National Cemetery will follow lunch in Olde Town Alexandria, and provide another chance to honor our nation’s war heroes.

 

Architecture buffs will continue to be entranced in Annapolis, the capitol of Maryland. This 350-year-old colonial city guided tour includes the largest legislative building still in use, the State House, as well as the Naval Academy and John Paul Jones Crypt. After lunch at McGarvey’s Oyster Bar along the harbor of Annapolis, we’ll journey to Baltimore and make our first stop at Fort McHenry. Your patriotism will be at its peak as you experience the birthplace of the “Star Spangled Banner.” We’ll see the ships and sights of the rejuvenated Baltimore Inner Harbor, and many other notable landmarks of this city, which are an integral part of our nation’s birth and independence.

 

Want to wander the halls of museums? This is the place to be! Immerse yourself in the gargantuan Smithsonian, the world’s largest museum and research complex, containing 19 museums and galleries, as well as the National Zoological Park and nine research facilities. You’ll experience the National Air and Space Museum, the Natural History Museum, the American History Museum, the Portrait Gallery and American Art Museum, and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. It’s a museum-lover’s dream!

 

History, architecture, heartfelt moments, and the beauty of nature will be enjoyed by all during this life enriching tour of America’s patriotic legacy.