America's Historic East With Extended Stay In Washington Dc

Day 1 - Arrive in Washington DC. Welcome to Washington DC! At 6 pm, meet with your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.
Day 2 - Washington DC. This morning's sightseeing features many of Washington DC's famous landmarks, including the LINCOLN, VIETNAM, KOREAN, and WORLD WAR II Memorials. The remainder of the day is free to pursue your favorite interests. Maybe visit the Smithsonian Institute, Georgetown, the National Cathedral, or other prominent monuments and museums. Try our optional dinner tonight at one of Washington's favorite restaurants, followed by an illumination tour of the monuments. (B)
Day 3 - Washington DC - Mount Vernon - Yorktown - Williamsburg. This morning we visit MOUNT VERNON, the restored home of George Washington. Tour the house and gardens, and visit the gravesite. Then, visit YORKTOWN HISTORICAL BATTLEFIELD PARK, where the British surrendered to Washington's troops in 1781, bringing an end to the American Revolution. Your evening is free. (B)
Day 4 - Williamsburg. Excursion to Jamestown Settlement. This morning, enjoy an exclusive [LF] PERFORMANCE from Sylvia Tabb-Lee, a professional historian. Visit the nearby JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT for a guided tour to learn about the first permanent English settlement in the New World. Then, enter COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG'S HISTORIC AREA, where costumed villagers add to the authenticity. Stroll down its quaint streets, browse through the historic trade shops, and see the Public Gaol. Also be sure to stop at Raleigh Tavern, the meeting place for Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, and other patriots. This evening, enjoy a Colonial-style dinner at a famous local TAVERN for the chance to engage in a recreated supper experience savored by 18th-century patriots. (B,D)
Day 5 - Williamsburg - Richmond - Charlottesville. First stop is Richmond, Virginia's capital and once the capital of the Confederacy. Visit ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, where Patrick Henry proclaimed, "Give me liberty or give me death!" Journey to Charlottesville to tour MONTICELLO, Thomas Jefferson's estate with its beautiful gardens and imposing mansion designed by Jefferson himself. Spend the evening in Charlottesville, nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. (B)
Day 6 - Charlottesville - Shenandoah National Park. Today, journey to beautiful SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK, home to cascading waterfalls, spectacular vistas, and a haven to wildlife. Enjoy photo stops and panoramic vistas from Skyline Drive. Meet a [LF] LOCAL GUIDE who will engage you with the region's history and lore. There's time this afternoon to explore on your own. Why not join in a ranger-led program, stroll one of the many hiking trails, or just sit back and enjoy the scenery? Tonight, there's a chance to enjoy tasty s'mores around a fire. (B,D)
Day 7 - Shenandoah National Park - Harpers Ferry - Gettysburg. Today, follow the same route as Lee's army during its invasion of Pennsylvania. In West Virginia, visit HARPERS FERRY NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK, where John Brown and his "army of liberation" staged their fateful raid on a U.S. Arsenal. Continue across Maryland to GETTYSBURG NATIONAL MILITARY PARK. Enjoy a tour of Gettysburg and hear your Local Guide vividly recount the Battle of 1863. Also, spend some time exploring the newly renovated museum and cyclorama. This evening, enjoy a Colonial-style candlelight dinner at the elegant [LF] DOBBIN HOUSE TAVERN, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (B,D)

SPECIAL FEATURE: Overnight at the historic [LF] Hotel Gettysburg, established in 1797. President Lincoln honed the immortal words of his Gettysburg Address just steps away from the hotel, and nearly a century later, the hotel served as President Dwight Eisenhower's National Operations Center..
Day 8 - Gettysburg - Valley Forge National Historic Park - Philadelphia. This morning, enjoy an exclusive [LF] PRESENTATION by one of America's heroes of the 19th century"Ulysses S. Grant. Then, travel through Lancaster County past Amish farmlands to VALLEY FORGE NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK. Take a tour of the national historic park, the camp where Washington and his troops endured the harsh winter of 1777 - 1778. See Washington's headquarters, the Grand Parade, and the Washington Memorial Chapel. Continue to Philadelphia, where your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner on the historic Moshulu ship. Launched in 1904, she has had a long and exciting career on the seas and is now considered one of Philadelphia's best restaurants. (B,D)
Day 9 - Philadelphia-Washington DC. Morning sightseeing focuses on the important buildings of this historic city, the "Birthplace of the Nation." Major attractions at INDEPENDENCE NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK include the LIBERTY BELL and INDEPENDENCE HALL. Then return to Washington DC, visiting Baltimore en route. (B)
Day 10 - Washington DC. A full day at leisure. If you wish to see more of the sights, take the included OLD TOWN TROLLEY that loops around the city, stopping at various museums and monuments. (B)
Day 11 - Washington DC. The tour ends today with guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers are provided to Ronald Reagan National Airport or Dulles International Airport. (B)

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  Tour Name   America's Historic East With Extended Stay In Washington Dc
  Tour Code  
AHE
  Tour Duration    11 Days
  Start City:   Washington, DC
  End City:   Washington, DC
  Price From   USD $2,819.00   See in Cart
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2017-05-19 USD $2,819.00 See in Cart
2017-05-26 USD $2,819.00 See in Cart
2017-06-09 USD $2,819.00 See in Cart
2017-06-25 USD $2,859.00 See in Cart
2017-09-08 USD $2,859.00 See in Cart
2017-09-15 USD $2,859.00 See in Cart
2017-09-22 USD $2,859.00 See in Cart
2017-09-29 USD $2,859.00 See in Cart
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2017-10-13 USD $2,859.00 See in Cart
    Gratuities for Tour Director and driver are available for pre-purchase.

    Prices based on double room occupancy.

    Single Room Supplement:
    $955

    Triple Room Reduction per person:
    $215

    Extra Nights per person in Washington DC:
    Weekend (Thursday-Saturday): in single room $256; in twin room $149; in triple room $114
    Weekday (Sunday-Wednesday): in single room $307; in twin room $175; in triple room $131

 

Features

  • City Highlights
  • WASHINGTON DC
    Guided sightseeing with a Local Guide; Old Town Trolley
    MOUNT VERNON
    Visit George Washington's home
    YORKTOWN
    Visit Yorktown Battlefield
    WILLIAMSBURG
    [LF] Exclusive performance by professional historian; visit Colonial Williamsburg; Colonial-style dinner
    JAMESTOWN
    Visit Jamestown settlement
    RICHMOND
    Visit St. John's Church
    CHARLOTTESVILLE
    Visit Monticello
    SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK
    Sightseeing, [LF] presentation by local guide
    HARPERS FERRY
    Visit Harpers Ferry National Historic Park
    GETTYSBURG
    Visit Gettysburg National Military Park; [LF] Dobbin House Tavern experience; [LF] Ulysses S. Grant historical interpreter
    VALLEY FORGE
    Visit Valley Forge National Historic Park
    PHILADELPHIA
    Visit the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall; farewell dinner
  • Launch Date
  • 09/13/16 8:00pm
  • Meals
  • Breakfast daily, 4 three-course dinners including a farewell dinner in Philadelphia
  • Notes
  • NOTES:
    • Enjoy spectacular fall colors on our special Fall Foliage departures: September 22-October 13 (if Mother Nature permits).
    • The June 25 departure spends July 4th in Washington DC. Festivities include a parade, concerts, and a huge fireworks display on the grounds of the Washington Monument.
  • Title
  • America's Historic East with Extended Stay in Washington DC
  • Transportation
  • Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotels.
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