America’s Historic East
On this East Coast tour, discover the historic national treasures prominent in America’s history. Step back in time in Jamestown settlement, the first permanent English settlement in the new world, and Colonial Williamsburg, where costumed villagers re – enact life in 18th – century Virginia. See the meeting place for Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, and other patriots, and enjoy a Colonial – style dinner at a local tavern, where you’ll experience a re – created supper experience savored by 18th – century patriots. Visit Richmond’s St. John’s Church, where Patrick Henry proclaimed, “Give me liberty or give me death.” Tour Jefferson’s beautiful and imposing estate, Monticello, and visit George Washington’s restored home, Mount Vernon.
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Day 1: Arrive In Washington DC
Welcome to Washington DC! At 6 pm, meet with your travelling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.
Hotel: Capital Hilton, 2 nights
Day 2: Washington DC – Excursion to Mount Vernon
This morning’s sightseeing features many of Washington DC’s famous landmarks, including the Lincoln Memorial, and the Vietnam and Korean War Veterans Memorials, with stops for photos at the White House and Capitol Hill. This afternoon, we visit Mount Vernon, the restored home of George Washington. Tour the house and gardens, and visit the museums. Try our optional dinner tonight at one of Washington’s favourite restaurants, followed by an illumination tour of the monuments.
Day 3: Washington DC – Fredericksburg – Yorktown – Williamsburg
Today, travel south to Fredericksburg, known for its role in both the American Revolution and the Civil War. Here, enjoy an orientation tour and free time to explore the historic artifacts. Next, continue to Yorktown Historical Battlefield Park, where the British surrendered to Washington’s troops in 1781, bringing an end to the American Revolution. Continue to Williamsburg for a 2 – night stay.
Hotel: Woodland Hotel & Suites, 2 nights
Day 4: Williamsburg – Excursion to Jamestown Settlement
This morning, enjoy an exclusive 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 savoured by 18th – century patriots.
Day 5: Williamsburg – Richmond – Monticello – Staunton
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!” Next, Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s estate with its beautiful gardens and imposing mansion designed by Jefferson himself. Spend the evening in Staunton, nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Hotel: Stonewall Jackson Hotel
Day 6: Staunton – Shenandoah National Park
Today, journey to beautiful Shenandoah National Park, home to spectacular vistas and a haven to wildlife. Enjoy photo stops and panoramic vistas from Skyline Drive. During your free time today, why not stroll one of the many hiking trails or just sit back and enjoy the scenery?
Hotel: Skyland Resort
Day 7: Shenandoah National Park – Harpers Ferry – Gettysburg
oday, 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. Then, tour Gettysburg and hear your Local Guide vividly recount the Battle of 1863. This evening, enjoy a Colonial – style candlelight dinner at the elegant Dobbin House Tavern, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Special Feature: Stay overnight at the historic 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 centre.
Hotel: Hotel Gettysburg
Day 8: Gettysburg – Valley Forge National Historic Park – Philadelphia
This morning, enjoy an exclusive Presentation by one of America’s heroes of the 19th century – Ulysses S. Grant. Next, travel through Lancaster County past Amish farmlands to Valley Forge National Historic Park for a tour to see the camp where Washington and his troops endured the harsh winter of 1777 – 1778. See the Memorial Arch, 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.
Hotel: Sheraton Society Hill
Day 9: Depart Philadelphia
Morning sightseeing focuses on the important buildings of the “Birthplace of the Nation.” Major attractions at Independence National Historical Park include the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. Continue to the Philadelphia Airport for guests with homebound flights (please schedule flights from the Philadelphia Airport after 1:30 pm). For passengers who would like to return to Washington DC, the motorcoach transfers to the Capital Hilton at no additional cost.
|2020 Dates & Prices||Twin Share||Solo Traveller|
|May: 08, 15||$3,849.00||Price on Application|
|June: 05, 12||$3,849.00||Price on Application|
|June: 25||$3,879.00||Price on Application|
|September: 04, 11||$3,879.00||Price on Application|
|September: 25||$3,949.00||Price on Application|
|October: 01, 02, 09||$3,949.00||Price on Application|
|Meals:||8 breakfasts, 4 dinners|
|Transport:||Deluxe air-conditioned coach|
|Accommodation:||8 nights accommodation|
|Guide:||Professional Tour Director|
|Entrance Fees & Touring:||Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary|
* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.