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2-Day DC Cherry Blossom, Shenandoah Cavern Tour from New York/New Jersey

  • Tour code: 055-2765
  • Available: Wed, Sat (3/16-4/20)
  • Depart from: New York, NY; Jersey City, NJ; Flushing, NY; East Brunswick, NJ; Brooklyn, NY
  • Duration: 2 Days 1 Night
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Visit Washington, DC (White House, US Capitol, Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, National Cherry Blossom Festival, Potomac River Cruise), Philadelphia, Shenandoah National Park (Shenandoah Caverns), Princeton (Princeton University).

Special Remarks:

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

Pricing Details

Single: $142
Double (/Person): $92
Third Person Adult: Free
Child (Age 0-12): Free
Fourth Person Adult: $68
Child (Age 0-12): $68

Note: *Price in USD is based on the lowest price per person per room over the next 30 days. Exact prices are displayed when you select a date.

  • Buy 2 Get 3rd Free: (1) Cancellation of free-fare passenger must be made at least 7 days before departure. (2) No-show or late cancellation incurs a $68 penalty fee for the reserved bus seat.
  • Child rates: Child rates apply to those who are 0-12 yrs old. Child above 2 yrs 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 yrs. Children sharing a room with 2 adult passengers pay the same price as a third or fourth adult. Please note that each hotel room can only accommodate up to 4 guests of any age.
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Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1 New York - Philadelphia - Washington DC(236 miles)
  • Day 2 Shenandoah National Park - Princeton - New York(430 miles)
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Day 1 New York - Philadelphia - Washington DC(236 miles)

Passengers will be picked up in New York and New Jersey in the morning. To start our tour, we will drive to Philadelphia, PA, the birthplace of the United States. Here, we will visit National Independence Park. From there, we will continue on to Washington, DC, where we will see the US Capitol (outside view) and the White House (outside view). We will go into the Lincoln Memorial, where we can honor this notable past president and consider the impact he had had in our history. Next to the Jefferson Memorial, we will be able to see the cherry blossoms and enjoy the National Cherry Blossom Festival. And the guest will have the chance to take the DC Cherry blossom Cruise for sightseeing along the Potomac River, you can also see most iconic landmarks in the area: the Pentagon, Washington memorial, Air Force Memorial and so on. If time permits, we will be visiting the Madame Tussands, which is the only attraction you can get close to the "44 presidents" of US. We will get back to the hotel after dinner.
Each year, the National Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates spring in Washington, DC. As for this year, the official schedule is March 20 - April 13, 2019. However, the view of the cherry blossom is subject to change due to weather condition. furthermore, reservation is not available for the cherry Cruise based on the busy season in D.C. The cruise tour is subject to change regarding the cruise company's schedule ad well ad the tourist volume. In case that cruise was not in service, we will go to the renowned Madame Tussaud' President Gallery instead.

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

  • Always Visit
    This National Historical Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania serves as a way of preserving important Revolutionary War sites for future generations. Called "America's most historic square mile," this 55-acre park in the "Old City" district is not to be missed.

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.

  • Always 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. 1 Hour 15 Minutes
  • Always 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.
  • Always Visit
    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.
    Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes
  • Always Visit
    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.
    Opening Hours: 24/7
  • Always Visit
    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 13, However, the view of the cherry blossom is subject to change due to weather conditions
  • From 1/15/2017, if the cruise closed, we will visit International Spy Museum instead.
    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.
    From 1/15/2017, if the cruise closed, we will visit International Spy Museum instead.
    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. 45 Minutes
  • Time Permits
    (Optional if time permits) The Washington, DC arm of this worldwide phenomenon is a sight to behold. Amazingly and sometimes eerily lifelike figures line the halls of this art museum in the form of celebrities and politicians both famous and infamous.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $23; Child (3-12 yrs) $17; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $23|Opening Hours: Mon - Thu 12:00pm - 6:00pm, Fri - Sun 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Always Visit
    This iconic obelisk is a memorial to the commander-in-chief of the American revolutionary army and eventual the first president of the United States of America, George Washington. The massive stone structure began construction in 1848.
Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn/Days Inn/Sleeping Inn or similar

Day 2 Shenandoah National Park - Princeton - New York(430 miles)

In the morning, we visit the Luray Caverns in Virginia( we will visit Shenandoah Caverns instead if Luray Caverns is closed). Afterward, will visit Princeton, NJ and the campus of the prestigious Ivy League school, Princeton University. Passengers will be dropped off in New York. See "Departure and Return Details" for pickup and dropoff information.

Luray is a town in Page County, Virginia, United States. It is the headquarters for Shenandoah National Park.The most well-known attraction is Luray Caverns, These natural landscape attracted a lot of visitors.

  • Always Visit
    This National Natural Landmark in northern Virginia sees hundreds of thousands of visitors a year. Tourists flock to the caves to see the impressive array of rock formations, most notable The Great Stalacpipe Organ-- a musical assortment of stalagmites.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $28; Child (6-12 yrs) $15; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $28

Shenandoah National Park, located in Virginia near Washington, DC, is home to a fascinating system of caves, the Shenandoah Caverns. Visitors can also see Skyline Drive and Dark Hollow Falls.

  • Always Visit
    The Shenandoah Caverns are a show cave in northern Virginia's Shenandoah Valley region that are popular with tourists for their ease-of-access. There is even an elevator that can take the disabled and elderly down into the caves.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $25; Child (6-12 yrs) $13; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $22

Princeton is known for the Ivy League Princeton University. The campus includes the Collegiate Gothic–style University Chapel and the broad collection of the Princeton University Art Museum are popular spots to see.

  • Always Visit
    This illustrious university in central New Jersey is one of the oldest and most highly regarded institutions of higher learning in the entire United States of America. It has been associated with 35 Nobel Prize laureates.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $10; Child (3-12 yrs) $8; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $10|Duration: Approx. 35 Minutes

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





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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)

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 $68 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.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Asish on 2018-04-21

Good Tour

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Srinidhi on 2018-04-10

Went smooth, there was a lot of rush at cherry blossom as it was at peak time. Our tour guide Mai Zhang was very helpful and good, made everything perfect. We went to Luray caverns instead of Shenandoah because of tight schedule. Lucky for us as Luray is much bigger than Shenandoah

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: bree on 2018-04-10

This tour was great! My tour guide Rex Lin was amazing and such a good historian. He was kind, friendly and assured me that I would have the best time on this tour and I did!!

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Jagdhesh on 2018-04-09

The tour was well organised and on schedule. The tour guide (Mhai) was very helpful and provided helpful instructions and insights through the tour. He had good experience which helped in making the tour on schedule.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: HARI CHARAN on 2018-04-09

The tour was worth every penny. We had a good time on the tour as per the timing (Cherry Blossom Festival). Tour guide was excellent but he chose only Chinese buffet restaurants for lunch(2) & dinner. I understand that it was based on most of the tourists on the bus but for the other people who brought home food didn't have place to sit & eat as bus driver closed the bus during that time and we had to rely on near-by restaurants as it was very cold outside. Accommodation was good and it provided complimentary breakfast. Bus was better (because I have seen the other buses which are better than this) . Best was itinerary where they covered Luray Caverns instead of Shenandoah and it was very good. Overall I would say it was between better to best.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Alvin on 2018-04-08

gud service, informative tour guide

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: jacqueline on 2018-04-06

A wonderful experience!!!! Everything was as expected, great accommodations, hotel was very clean and comfortable.Our tour guide was very helpful and caring her name is Kathy Huang. The driver was very experienced and always on time. Food was yummy, we were taken to buffet bars with an enormous variety of foods. Breakfast in the hotel was included that was a plus+++. The entire tour was well organized, we made enough stops to use the restrooms, the money charged for different activities such as museums, cruises, tours and food were very reasonable. I highly recommend this tour to anyone, Kathy spoke English and Chinese so it was not a problem. I will recommend you to bring snacks and sodas with a cap otherwise they won't let you ride the bus.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Dharmendra on 2017-04-17

This 2 Days tour was well organized and on schedule. Tour guide speaks english as well as chinese. So language was not a problem. I would definitely like to consider TakeTours packages for my next trip.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: surbhi on 2017-04-12

It's worth money when you are availing buy 2 get 3 offer with your package. Overall, it's a decent tour.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: surbhi on 2017-04-06 I wrote this blog about my first experience with TakeTours.

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