Historic Highlights Summer 2017

Tour Type: Country Explorer
Brochure Type: USA and Canada 2017

A portrait of American history, this trip mixes the modern bustle of Washington, DC and landmarks from the Revolutionary and Civil Wars.You'll enjoy Insider moments like? walking through historic Williamsburg and learning about the rich legacy and heritage of African American. Sylvia Tabb Lee uses moving songs to take you back to a time of unspeakable barbarity.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • City tour in Washington, DC
  • View the Washington Monument, U.S. Capitol Building and Liberty Bell
  • Visit Mount Vernon, Gettysburg National Military Park, Jamestown, Colonial Williamsburg and Monticello.
Dining Highlights
  • 7 full breakfasts.
  • 3 dinners.
First class travel Highlights
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • Porterage and local charges included
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • VIP entry to many sights

Call (520) 445-6812 for more information or to book today! Mention code 12891912

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Duration
8 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1Washington, DCArrive Washington, DC (2 Nights): Welcome to Washington, DC Check in to your hotel and spend the afternoon relaxing or set out on your own to take in some highlights of the nation's capital city. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.Welcome Reception
Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown
Day 2Washington, DCWashington, DC Monuments, Memorials and Free Time: Immerse yourself in the proud heritage of a nation, joining a Local Specialist to view the White House, the striking Washington Monument and the National Mall, stretching from the Lincoln Memorial to the Capitol building. Reflect on the country's most turbulent days at the Lincoln Memorial and the somber World War II Memorial. This afternoon, enjoy some free time to chart your own course through America's capital city.Full Breakfast
Day 3WilliamsburgWashington, DC - Mount Vernon - Yorktown - Williamsburg (2 Nights): From the nation's capital, travel to the home of its first president, George Washington, on the banks of the Potomac River in Mount Vernon. Visit the Yorktown Victory Center and watch Revolutionary War history come to life. Delve even further into America's past upon arriving in Williamsburg-settled in 1638 as Middle Plantation. This evening, head to a local tavern for a Regional Meal.Full Breakfast, Regional Meal
Hilton Garden Inn Williamsburg
Day 4COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURGJamestown - Colonial Williamsburg: Before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, Captain John Smith and his hardy band of 104 settlers established the first permanent English settlement in the New World, Jamestown. With the insight of your guide, you'll find out how difficult life was for the early colonists when they came to America in 1607. Walk through the life-sized re-creations of the colonists' crude fort, explore the mock-up Native American Powhatan village and climb aboard a replica of one of the three ships that sailed from England to Virginia. Then, fast forward to the 18th century to spend the rest of the day in Colonial Williamsburg, Britain's largest colony in the New World from 1699 to 1780. Chat with blacksmiths, take in a fife and drum parade, even engage in some politicking with a costumed Federalist in the town square. This afternoon, enjoy a interesting cultural presentation by Sylvia Tabb-Lee, a Cultural Insight.Full Breakfast
Day 5CharlottesvilleWilliamsburg - Richmond - Monticello - Charlottesville: Visit the very spot where George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were inspired by Patrick Henry's fiery "Give me liberty or give me death" speech when you visit St. John's Church in Richmond, Virginia. For a more genteel window into Jefferson's life, explore Monticello (translating to "little mountain"), his neoclassical Italian estate perched atop a hill. Continue to Charlottesville where you have the afternoon to explore the city.Full Breakfast
Omni Charlottesville
Day 6GettysburgCharlottesville - Shenandoah National Park - Gettysburg: Bid farewell to Charlottesville and travel through Shenandoah National Park on the way to Gettysburg. Here you'll immerse yourself in the narrative of the U.S. Civil War. Visit the incredible Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, home to the breathtaking Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama painting. Get settled in to your hotel before meeting your newfound friends for a festive Regional Meal at the "most haunted", 19th century Dobbins House with a special guest.Full Breakfast, Regional Meal
Wyndham Gettysburg
Day 7PhiladelphiaGettysburg - Philadelphia: Cannons blazing, trumpets sounding, the blue and the gray-join your Local Specialist at the site of one of the Civil War's most pivotal battles. The events at Gettysburg-where General George Meade's Army of the Potomac defeated Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia-turned the tide in the Civil War. Just four months after the historic struggle, the battlefield was also the backdrop for Abraham Lincoln's call for "a new birth of freedom" in his famed Gettysburg Address. Travel to Philadelphia, site of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Stay in the heart of the city's historic district, within walking distance to dozens of landmark buildings. This evening, join your Travel Director and fellow American history enthusiasts for a Farewell Dinner.Full Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Sheraton Society Hill
Day 8Depart Washington, DCPhiladelphia - Depart Washington, DC: Walk in the footsteps of Benjamin Franklin in one of the foremost cities of American history. Begin with a visit to the National Constitution Center-an interactive museum tracing the history of the U.S. Constitution and the effects it has had around the world. Then explore Independence National Historic Park, home of the renowned Liberty Bell. Return to Washington, DC, to Dulles International Airport, Ronald Reagan National Airport or to the Renaissance in Washington, DC Downtown for guests extending their stay.Full Breakfast
Dates/Pricing

Click Quote or call us to get additional information on your chosen travel date. Special offers or competitive pricing may be available!

DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
 Contact us for detailsQuote
Disclaimer
Crossovers: These departures will operate per the 2016 brochure. Hotels and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking.

- These prices are correct at the time of the website going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking.
- All tour information is correct at time of tours going live, however is subject to change, please confirm all details at time of booking.
- For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Conditions page.
- Hotel Class Key: D: Deluxe SF: Superior First Class F: First Class
  
Online Agency Travel Websites