America's Historic East with Extended Stay in Washington DC
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 for an extended stay and Philadelphia—with sightseeing tours highlighting the famous landmarks in each city.You’ve heard about the famous battles in American history—now’s your chance to see where some of them took place. You’ve heard about many of the historical landmarks in America’s oldest cities—now’s your chance to visit them. It’s a trip of a lifetime!
WASHINGTON DC Guided sightseeing including Arlington Cemetery tram tour; 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 settlementRICHMOND Visit St. John’s Church CHARLOTTESVILLE Visit MonticelloSHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK Sightseeing, [LF] presentation by local park expert HARPERS FERRY Visit Harpers Ferry National Historical Park GETTYSBURG Visit Gettysburg National Military Park; [LF] Dobbin House Tavern experience; [LF] Ulysses S. Grant historical interpreter VALLEY FORGE Visit Valley Forge National Historical Park PHILADELPHIA Visit the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall; farewell dinner
WASHINGTON DC Capital Hilton (SF)WILLIAMSBURG Holiday Inn & Suites Gateway (F)SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK Skyland Resort (F)GETTYSBURG Hotel Gettysburg (F)PHILADELPHIA Sheraton Society Hill (SF)
Breakfast daily (B), 4 three-course dinners (D) including a farewell dinner in Philadelphia
NOTE:Enjoy spectacular fall colors on our special Fall Foliage departures: September 20-October 11 (if Mother Nature permits).The June 26 departure spends July 4th in Washington DC. Festivities include a parade, concerts, and a huge fireworks display on the grounds of the Washington Monument.