UNITED STATES

WASHINGTON DC

CHERRY BLOSSOMS

March 29 - April 1, 2018

March 28 - 31, 2019

Travel, Landscape, Nature,  Architecture Photography

Includes

  1. -4 Days

  2. -Only 4-8 Guests

  3. -Photographer | Guide

  4. -4 or 5 Star Hotels

  5. -Breakfasts

  6. -2 Dinners

  7. -Local Transportation

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PHOTOGRAPHY ADVENTURE VACATIONS

DC Cherry Blossoms

Gardens, Monuments, Memorials, Capitol Building and more

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Enjoy the splendor of early spring with D.C.’s world-famous cherry blossoms.

Washington DC Photo Adventure Vacations – Inspire, Create and Learn.

Once March rolls around, most of us are tired of winter weather. Months of cold air, snow, ice, and short days wear us down. We long for the rebirth of spring and the return of life and warmth.

Enter the cherry blossoms. These trees, a gift from Japan to Washington, D.C. in the early 20th century, are one of the first to blossom to announce the arrival of spring. Blooming in troves of white and pink, these “Yoshino” cherry blossom trees present a surreal and drop-dead gorgeous scene all around our Nation’s Capital.

Witnessing these majestic, blooming trees amongst iconic landmarks such as the Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, Martin Luther King Memorial, and White House is something everyone, young and old, should experience at least once in their lives. There may not be a more beautiful time or place on earth to enjoy both nature and historically important architecture.

This adventure is designed not only to guide you to the most photogenic locations carefully planned for the best light, but also to aid you in mentally visualizing a scene before capturing the decisive moment. Our aim is to raise your awareness and spark your creativity so that you not only go home with images to be proud of, but use your new found skills to improve and expand your photographic technique in general. Apart from the technical aspect of learning your camera settings and capabilities, you will learn how to turn an ordinary image into an extraordinary image by using your own creativity. 

In addition, you will become knowledgeable on how to survey the landscape, utilize and approach your environment, and photograph people and events within the city. Our time together will include individual and group discussions, inspiring ideas and great fun. We cannot think of a better location to express your creativity than during the spring bloom of cherry blossoms in the nations capital, Washington, D.C.


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Group Size



4-8 Guests


Experience | Difficulty



Beginner, amateur, enthusiast and semi-pro photographers

DSLR, mirrorless, compact or iPhone cameras

Busy schedule

Travel by transit and taxi

Minimal elevation changes and a moderate amount of walking

(non-photographers also welcome)


Photographer | Guides



Jerry Adamo  |  March 29 - April 1, 2018

Jerry Adamo  |  March 28-31, 2019


Weather | Sun



March | April - Temps 67/47 F  19/8 C  Sunrise 6:32 | Sunset 7:46 (19:46)


Includes



Travel, landscape, architecture and nature photography

Focus on “Nature and Landscape” photography

Professional photographer | guide

Photo walks & discussions

Small group size (4-8 guests)

4 or 5 star hotel

Breakfasts

2 Dinners

Local transportation


Accommodations



Washington DC - W Hotel, Willard InterContinental, Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square or similar


Travel Information



Arrival & Departure Airports: Reagan National Airport (DCA) - Transfer to hotel: 25 min

Dulles International Airport (IAD) - Transfer to hotel: 45 min

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport - Transfer to hotel: 45 min

Our adventure begins at 11 AM on the first day and ends at noon on the last day.

Travel Visa: A visa may be required depending on your nationality. Go to Visa Map to find out.


Price



WASHINGTON DC “CHERRY BLOSSOMS” 4-DAY PHOTO ADVENTURE**

Photo Adventure Vacation | March 29 - April 1, 2018*:  $3,795

Photo Adventure Vacation | March 28-31, 2019*:  $4,195

*Tentative dates. Due to global warming we will monitor the weather in January and February.


Single Supplement:  $500

(Optional) Early Arrival Hotel Room:  $400

(Optional) Late Departure Hotel Room:  $400


Deposit:  $1000


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*All prices are per person and based on double occupancy. Please select single occupancy for a private room. For your convenience we offer optional early arrival and late departure accommodations so you can extend your stay before or after the trip. We typically stay in boutique hotels in the 4-star category. Not all destinations offer these types of properties. We look for unique hotels which offer cultural, historic and/or authentic features. Depending on the size of the group, smaller boutique hotels may have limited room inventory. In some countries or in remote locations, we may be limited to lodges or branded chain hotels. Breakfast is included only if included in our room rates.


**Since it is impossible to predict the exact dates of the cherry blossom bloom, or how long the bloom will last, we cannot guarantee the blossoms. We will re-evaluate the predicted winter temps early in the calendar year, and if it is logistically possible to change the dates, we will notify you. If we miss the bloom, we will still enjoy photographing the beautiful and amazing city of Washington D.C.


DC CHERRY BLOSSOMS 4 DAYS


Day 1 | Tidal Basin - Washington D.C. - Jefferson Memorial

After meeting at our hotel, we head to the Tidal Basin, the most iconic location where cherry trees line the edges of the water beneath towering monuments. After spending the afternoon observing the people and environment, we will focus on capturing the sunset overlooking the Jefferson Memorial.  After we celebrate with our “Welcome Dinner” at a favorite DC restaurant. (D)

Day 2 | Washington Monument - FDR and MLK Memorials

Day two begins before dawn, when we will return to the Tidal Basin to shoot the sunrise at the Washington Monument. We will experiment with long exposures to soften reflections in the water and add mood to our images. As the sun rises, we will continue exploring the Tidal Basin area, including visiting the Franklin Delano Roosevelt memorial and fountains. After lunch, we will continue exploring this expansive area and end by shooting the sunset at the Martin Luther King Memorial. (B)

Day 3 | White House - National Cathedral - National Arboretum

Today we begin to explore other areas where cherry blossoms and other early spring trees, such as the redbud tree, are blooming. We will capture these majestic trees at the White House at sunrise along with the famous bronze statue of Andrew Jackson. After lunch, we will visit other well known areas including the National Cathedral and National Arboretum, where beautiful trees adorn the Old Capitol Columns. After a long day, we head back to our hotel and end the evening with a wonderful “Farewell Dinner.” remembering all the great experiences throughout the week. (B) (D)

Day 4 | Arlington Cemetery - Military Memorials

On day four we will travel across the river to Arlington, where we capture sunrise and early spring trees in one of the most lush areas near the city, the Arlington Cemetery. We will continue exploring the rolling grounds of the cemetery as well as other Arlington locations such as the Iwo Jima Memorial, Air Force Memorial, and the Navy-Merchant Marine Memorial after lunch and through to the conclusion of the workshop. (B)

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  Options and Benefits



Private Guided Tours & Adventures



We offer amazing private guided photo adventures, cultural tours and vacations for individuals, couples, families and groups. We can customize any of our published adventures, as well as others, to meet your individual needs, schedule, budget and interests. This may include the finest 5-star accommodations, business-class travel, and private guides and fixers who are able to make the impossible possible. If you are not interested in a photo-centric vacation, but you love our approach to private travel, we will be happy to design and deliver an amazing adventure focused on travel, culture and cuisine. Click here to request a quote. Feel free to call us at 1-888-834-0288 or contact us for more information.


Travel Insurance



We offer travel insurance through Travelex. The cost for travel insurance can be as low as 4% of the total trip cost, depending upon age and other factors. Knowing you have trip cancellation coverage can make a big difference should you have to cancel for some unforeseen reason. Travelex Insurance Services is a BBB Accredited business with an A+ rating. Click here to get a free quote.


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Gift Certificates



Give someone you know a Gift Certificate, good toward any of our Photo Adventures, Photo Tours, Private Guided Tours, Online Courses, Prints or Merchandize. Our beautifully personalized eGift Certificates are delivered to you electronically. They are fully transferable and have a 2 year expiration date. They are available in any amount from $100 to $5000. It makes a great gift for anyone who loves photography, travel or adventure. Order now, or email for more information.



Private Online Lightroom & Photoshop Tutorials



We offer private online Lightroom and Photoshop photo editing tutorials for individuals who would like to improve their post-processing skills. Each is customized to meet your individual needs, schedule, budget and interests. We provide you with one-on-one discussions using online connectivity. Many of our Photo Adventure guests select our online post-processing as an extension to their trip. Click here for more information.


Combination Tours



You can SAVE by combining two or more back-to-back photo adventures. Call us at 1-888-834-0288 or contact us for more information.


Loyalty Club**



All registered guests on 6 day or longer Photo Adventures are automatically enrolled in our Loyalty Club. You will receive a $200 discount on your next Photo Adventure. After attending just 3 Photo Adventures, you’ve reached “Gold” status and a $300 discount good toward future Photo Adventures. After attending 6 Photo Adventures, you’ve reached “Elite” status and a $500 discount good toward future Photo Adventures. Elite status guests also receive other benefits such as additional discounts, special offers, room upgrades (when available), and more. Click here to learn more.



**LOYALTY CLUB: Loyalty discounts only apply to 6 day or longer Photo Adventures. The discount is applied to the Photo Adventure fee when booked directly through our website, and cannot be added to or combined with any “pay in full”, “pay in advance” or “discounted specials”. This discount cannot be combined with any other offer. Your discount will be applied to your final payment. Only one discount per person, per adventure. This discount has no cash value. Polar Adventures are excluded from this offer. Loyalty Club status will be eliminated after 3 years of inactivity.  


NOTE: We reserve the right to change hotels based on availability and pricing. Not included in your rate are alcoholic beverages, unscheduled meals, travel to and from our destinations, airport transfers, travel insurance and any optional excursions you may choose to book on your own or as a group. Breakfast is usually included unless it is not offered in our hotel package. As is standard in the travel industry, all accommodations are based on double occupancy. Please choose the private room / single supplement option if you prefer your own room. Double occupancy can only be offered if you are traveling with a guest. We reserve the right to change events and schedules throughout the itinerary due to adverse weather conditions or complications that may arise that are out of our control. Our number one priority is always the safety of our group.






 

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