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America's Historic East

 

 

8 days from $1989

On this vacation, discover some of the historic national treasures so prominent in America’s history. Step back in time in Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in the new world, and Colonial Williamsburg, where costumed villagers reenact 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 recreated supper experience savored by 18th-century patriots. Visit Richmond and St. John's Church, where Patrick Henry proclaimed, “Give me liberty or give me death.” Tour Jefferson's beautiful and imposing estate, Monticello, as well as George Washington’s restored home, Mount Vernon. Visit the sites of many famous battles, including Yorktown Historical Battlefield Park, where the British surrendered to Washington’s troops in 1781, bringing the American Revolution to a successful conclusion. Tour Gettysburg National Military Park, where you’ll hear about the Battle of 1863. Continue exploration at Valley Forge for a behind-the-scenes tour, and see where Washington and his troops endured the harsh winter of 1777-1778. Also visit Harper’s Ferry, where abolitionist John Brown and his “army of liberation” staged their fateful raid on a U.S. arsenal. Your tour will also visit Washington, DC and Philadelphia—with sightseeing tours highlighting the famous landmarks in each city.

Yosemite National Park

 

 

    Visit George Washington’s home

    Exclusive performance by a professional historian in Yorktown

    Dobbin House Tavern experience in Gettysburg

    Sightseeing per itinerary

    Hotel accommodations for 7 nights

    Sightseeing per itinerary

    11 meals

    Services of a professional tour manager

 

Day 1 – Arrive in Washington, DC
Welcome to Washington DC! At 6:00 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your tour manager 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. Take a guided tram tour of Arlington National Cemetery, where you’ll see the Kennedy Gravesites, the Tomb of the Unknowns, and Arlington House, the Robert E. Lee Memorial. 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 – Mount Vernon / 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 Battefield Parkk, the site where the British surrendered to Washington’s troops in 1781, bringing the American Revolution to a successful conclusion. Your evening is free. (B)

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 drop in 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. You’ll have an opportunity to engage in a recreated supper experience savored by 18th-century patriots. (B, D)

Day 5 – Richmond / Monticello / Shenandoah National Park
Our 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. Enjoy photo stops and panoramic vistas from Skyline Drive in beautiful Shenandoah National Park, where you will stay for the night. (B, D)

Day 6 – Harpers Ferry / Gettysburg
Today, follow much the same route as Lee’s army during its invasion of Pennsylvania. In West Virginia, visit Harpers Ferry, 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 candlelit dinner at the elegant Dobbin House Tavern, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (B, D)

Day 7 – Valley Forge / Philadelphia

This morning, enjoy an exclusive 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. Take a tour of the national historic park, the camp where Washington and his troops endured the harsh winter of 1777–1778. See such sites as Washington’s Headquarters, the Grand Parade, and the Washington Memorial Chapel. Continue to Philadelphia, where this evening your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner. Wonderful conversation and cuisine make the perfect finale for your vacation. (B, D)

Day 8 – Philadelphia
This morning, your sightseeing focuses on the important buildings of this historic city, the birthplace of the nation. Major attractions you will visit 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 will transfer passengers to the Capital Hilton at no additional cost. (B)


 

Washington DC: Capital Hilton
Williamsburg: Crowne Plaza Fort Magruder Inn
Shenandoah National Park: Skyland Resort
Gettysburg: Best Western Hotel Gettysburg
Philadelphia: Sheraton Society Hill

 

 

 

Departure Date Twin Single Triple
September 7, 2013 $2029 $2618 $1898
September 14, 2013 $1989 $2578 $1858
September 28, 2013 $1989 $2578 $1858
October 5, 2013 $2029 $2618 $1898
April 26, 2014 $2049 $2638 $1918
May 10, 2014 $2049 $2638 $1918
May 24, 2014 $2049 $2638 $1918
June 7, 2014 $2090 $2679 $1959
June 21, 2014 $2090 $2679 $1959
July 12, 2014 $2090 $2679 $1959
August 23, 2014 $2090 $2679 $1959
September 6, 2014 $2049 $2638 $1918
September 13, 2014 $2049 $2638 $1918
September 20, 2014 $2049 $2638 $1918
September 27, 2014 $2080 $2669 $1949
October 4, 2014 $2080 $2669 $1949
October 11, 2014 $2080 $2699 $1949

 

Additional Information

 

Extra Nights per person in Washington DC:
April-June & September-October: in single room $260; in twin room $151; in triple room $116.
July-August: in single room $250; in twin room $146; in triple room $112.
Extra Nights per person in Philadelphia:
in single room $171; in twin room $103; in triple room $76.

Note: Fall Foliage - Enjoy spectacular fall colors on our special Fall Foliage departures: September 15-October 15 (if Mother Nature permits).

Prices are land-only, per person