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Deluxe Guided Vacations and Cruises Since 1989!
Gettysburg, Williamsburg & Washington D.C.
Walking in the Footsteps of Our Forefathers
Spend 3 Nights in Old Town Alexandria as we show you the best of DC

9 Day Package
Tour Dates: October 20 - 28, 2023
15 Meals Included


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Price Per Person:

$3285.00 Double Occupancy
$3030.00 Triple Occupancy
$3030.00 Quad Occupancy
$4125.00 Single Occupancy

Price shown is based on departure from Chicago. Price will vary for other departure cities.

Activity Level:

Faster pace- climbing stairs and prolonged standing- potential of energetic activities along with walking measurable distances (up to two miles) over varied landscapes- longer days with possible evening activities.

Tour Highlights:

Learning Civil War history at Gettysburg Battlefield
Visiting Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello
Exploring Jamestown Settlement and Colonial Williamsburg
Honoring our Service Men & Women – past and present
Paying tribute to fallen heroes at Arlington National Cemetery
Observing the Changing of the Guard
Viewing Washington, D.C. Memorials with night and daytime tours
Touring our U.S. Capitol Building
Enjoying free time to explore the Smithsonian Museums of interest to you
Visiting the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Touring Mount Vernon - home of George & Martha Washington
Honoring those who gave their lives at the Flight 93 National Memorial
Home Pick up and return
Guidance of a Professional Tour Manager

Daily Itinerary:

Gathering Day - October 20
  • Travelers departing from IOWA, MINNESOTA, WISCONSIN or ILLINOIS, take advantage of a transfer to our ‘gathering overnight’ hotel in Mishawaka, IN. 

Day 1- October 21 (B,D)
  • Sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful Ohio farmlands and the rolling hills and forests of Pennsylvania
  • We’ll enjoy dinner together prior to a restful first night of our two-night stay at Best Western Hotel-Gettysburg, PA

Day 2- October 22 (B,L)
  • We start our day at the Gettysburg Visitor’s Center and Cyclorama. A captivating must-see is the 377’ by 42’ canvas painting depicting the third day battle of Pickett’s Charge
  • On our guided tour of the Gettysburg Battlefield, we’ll learn about the clash that took place. The ultimate Northern victory here gave the Union forces a much-needed morale lift and ended General Lee’s plan to invade the North
  • We’ll enjoy lunch at General Pickett’s Buffet
  • The rest of the day is yours to explore and have dinner on your own

Day 3- October 23 (B,D)
  • Entering the Shenandoah Mountain Skyline Drive through the Front Royal Entrance Station promises beautiful vistas, along with photo stops at Dickey Ridge Visitor Center and Big Hogsback Overlook
  • The story of one of our Nation’s Founding Fathers comes alive at Monticello, the historic home and primary plantation of Thomas Jefferson
  • Continuing on, we arrive in Williamsburg - known worldwide as the principal center for conserving and interpreting American colonial history
  • After dinner together, we’ll settle in for the first night of our two-night stay at the SpringHill Suites-Williamsburg VA

Day 4- October 24 (B)
  • We’ll start our day with a visit to Jamestown Settlement, a living history museum that includes a re-creation of the original fort
  • The rest of the day and evening is yours in Colonial Williamsburg. There’s something for all to enjoy, including taking part in hands-on activities, taking guided tours of the original 18th century buildings, viewing its unmatched folk art collection, and MORE

Day 5- October 25 (B)
  • To start our day, we will visit the National Museum of the United States Army. This museum celebrates over 245 years of Army history and honors our nation’s soldiers, past, present and future
  • Arriving in the Washington, D.C. area, our first stop will be the Marine Corps War Memorial, dedicated to all Marines who have given their lives for our country since 1775
  • A tour highlight, and sure to be one of our treasured memories, is a tour of Arlington National Cemetery including the Changing of the Guard Ceremony
  • Enjoy dining on your own this evening, followed by an evening stroll of the Jefferson, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Martin Luther King Jr., Korean and Lincoln Memorials
  • Our home-away-from-home for the next three nights is the Embassy Suites by Hilton Alexandria Old Town-Alexandria VA

Day 6- October 26 (B,D)
  • We’ll start our day with a U.S. Capitol tour - the legislative branch seat of the United States federal government
  • The Smithsonian Museum Complex holds over 155 million artifacts in trust for the American people. This afternoon, you may choose from three museums for your exploration: Smithsonian National Air & Space, National Museum of the American Indian, or Smithsonian National Museum of African Art
  • We’ll dine together this evening in Washington D.C. to be followed with an evening event

Day 7- October 27 (B)
  • Strolling through the White House neighborhood is a perfect way to greet a day when in Washington D.C.
  • We’ve enjoyed Washington D.C. Memorials at night, we’ll now make daytime visits to the Vietnam Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, the Reflecting Pool and World War II Memorial
  • Together, we’ll arrive for a self-guided tour of the Holocaust Museum – a living memorial to the victims of the Holocaust
  • Again, you may choose the Smithsonian Museum to visit that best suit your interests: National Museum of Natural History, National Gallery of Art, or National Museum of American History
  • Enjoy a free evening in Old Town to dine on your own

Day 8- October 28 (B,L,D)
  • Touring George and Martha Washington’s historic Mount Vernon home will start our day. To maximize our tour time here, a box lunch is included for our enjoyment
  • Our dinner together this evening will be a wonderful time to share tour highlights with each other prior to our restful overnight at Hampton Inn - Somerset PA

Day 9- October 29 (B)
  • Today, we start our travels home
  • Visiting the Flight 93 National Memorial will surely bring back memories of September 11, 2001. This area, once a common field, is now a field of honor
  • Travelers departing the tour in INDIANA, ILLINOIS and WISCONSIN welcome back to your departure locations!

 

Additional Tour Information:

Deposit: $400 per person. Plus an additonal cost for Trip Cancellation / Interruption Insurance. Please let your agent know if you wish to purchase.

Final Payment Due: September 6, 2023.
 
Cancellation Policy:
120 days or more prior to departure: Admin Fee (25% of deposit) forfeited; 119- 75 days prior to departure: deposit forfeited; 74- 30 days prior to departure: 50% of tour price forfeited; 29 days or less: no refund. Cancellation / Interruption Protection could protect you from these charges. Protection payment is non refundable. Please read Protection terms: http://www.tripmate.com/wpTPD30
 

Prices in our brochure and on our website were effective on April 1, 2021. At the time you purchase your tour, prices may be higher because of an increase in carrier charges. For current prices, please call us at 800-421-3330.
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