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Top Picks for 2012 & 2013

 MARS Exclusive: Cherry Blossom Pink Tie Gala Fireworks Cruise, Washington DC. A private pink tie gala cruise along the Potomac with fireworks and an exclusive pink themed dinner at Carmine’s. Limited space! April 5 – 7, 2013  SpecTAPular Event: King Neptune’s USO. A charity tribute for the USO featuring nightly live entertainment: the story of Frankie Valli, The Sinatra Legacy, and USO Show with Bob Hope and Andrews Sisters. October 15 – 18, 2012 & October 22 – 25, 2013 **Pairs well with the Outer Banks of North Carolina

 National Cherry Blossom Parade & Festival, Washington DC. Exclusive premium seating! April 13th, 2013 – Join us for the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade as we celebrate the gift of the trees from the people of Japan to the people of The United States. o FIT and small groups

 The Crooked Road: Melodies from the Heart. It’s time for toetapping old time country and folk music with a big touch of friendly country hospitality. Southern charm and country cooking meets authentic American music as you dance across the region. On-going all year

 Chocolate Covered Cherries. See the flowering Cherry Blossoms in DC with time at the Norfolk Chocolate Festival. What a sweet combination! March 2013

 Culinary Creations from the Capitol. From unique dine-around programs to seeing Food Network celebrity chefs perform live, experience the local flavor of the Capitol region through food. On-going all year “Pears” well with our Diners & Dives tours!  Beach and Bloom: Azalea Festival Parade and Military Showcase, Norfolk, VA. Grand feature parade, live patriotic performance, battleships, botanical gardens, and more. April 26 – 28, 2013  Candlelight Tours with the Founding Fathers. Visit Presidential homes for one-of-a-kind tours at Monticello, Mount Vernon, and Montpelier, all decorated for the holidays. Every December

 Songs from the Service: Live Military Concerts. Each summer, the men and women of our military perform at venues around DC. Every Summer

 A Dicken’s of a “Capitol” Christmas, Washington DC. See the Pageant of Peace, the National Christmas tree, a wonderful poinsettia display, Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, historic sites, and more! Every December  100 Miles of Holiday Lights. Features: Christmas Town at Busch Gardens, beautiful light displays, colonial decorations, and holiday entertainment! Every November & December **Pairs well with Williamsburg’s Grand Illumination December 2, 2012 & December 8, 2013  Boardwalk Bash: A New Year’s Eve Celebration. Featuring an unforgettable Ball with cocktails and food, a live band, with Champagne toast at midnight. December 31, 2012  Margaritas at Midnight: A Jimmy Buffet New Years. Have a “change of attitude” as you ring in 2013 singing and dancing to hits from Mr. Margaritaville. December 30, 2012

 Historic Boardwalks & Lighthouses. Intoxicating, bright, festive, and altogether American: they are our nation’s boardwalks. Let the lighthouses along the coast illuminate your journey to a fun time! On-going all year  American Icons. Join us for a patriotic experience visiting symbols of our national identity: Statue of Liberty, Liberty Bell, and the White House. On-going all year  Mayberry, Music and More. Turn back the clock as you visit Old Salem, listen to the mountain music in Galax, and discover Andy Griffith’s Mayberry. Ongoing all year  Inside the Embassies. Take in cultural performances, taste indigenous foods, and a unique look inside some of the beautiful embassies in Washington DC. May 2012 & 2013  Virginia Beach Air Show: A Symphony in the Sky. A beloved tradition in England, vintage aircraft perform difficult flying maneuvers, accompanied by a live symphony orchestra. May 2013

 Civil War Sesquicentennial Tours. Hear the stories of bravery from the eyes of the soldier as you march through Appomattox, Gettysburg, and Harpers Ferry. On-going all year  Architectural Accents: DC’s Unique Buildings. Visit some of the most elegant homes and distinct buildings of Washington. On-going all year  Distinctly Delaware and the Brandywine. Spend time with the DuPont family as you visit the Winterthur and Nemours mansions. Observe opulent architecture and beautiful buds as you walk through the magnificent Longwood gardens. On-going all year  Plantations, Pumpkins, and Patsy: A Trek through the Valley. Go back to the time where time moved slowly, the homes were elaborate and grand, and the music was unique. Enjoy a live performance of Patsy Cline music, jump on a hay ride, and see how rural life in the Shenandoah Valley played out. On-going all year  Mystery Tours. Let MARS staff plan your next mystery tour, filled with hidden gems and exceptional experiences. On-going all year

 The Tale to Freedom: An African American Story. Experience the journey to freedom through the eyes of liberators like Martin Luther King Jr., Harriet Tubman, and Frederick Douglass. On-going all year

 West Virginia Trains. Ride on and marvel at these magnificent machines which revolutionized the way America works and travels. On-going all year

 Haunted Happenings. Walk the spooky streets and startling sites of Washington DC and Alexandria, VA. A great mystery tour or day trip. On-going all year

 Great American Past Times. Taking in a ball game, eating mom’s apple pie, and cook outs all create memorable experiences when you travel with MARS! Every Summer

 Charms of the Chesapeake. Somewhere between folklore and truth lie the stories surrounding the Chesapeake Bay. Visit bay towns with lighthouses, fresh seafood culture, and a healthy helping of personality. On-going all year

 Big Apple Bash. See the best of New York City with the help of MARS! On-going all year

 Boy Scout Jamboree Tours. Enhance your Boy Scout Jamboree experience in Glen Jean, WV with a pre- or post- tour. A variety of tour samples are available. July 2013

 Southern Belles: Savannah & Charleston. Plantation homes, historic sites, and traditional southern dining made easy with one call to MARS! On-going all year

**Pairs well with time at the Homestead Resort

 Coastal Carolina. From sand dunes to sun tans, feel the aura and allure of North and South Carolina’s gems on the coast. On-going all year

Custom, Scheduled, and Guaranteed Tours & Vacations  

Tours and vacations for groups and individual travelers.

Custom, Scheduled, and Guaranteed Tours & Vacations  

Tours and vacations for groups and individual travelers.