Description

Experience the nation’s capital, Washington, DC, and the fascinating history of Williamsburg and its colonial neighbors on this 7-day “Capital and Colonies” adventure. Savor an included Welcome Dinner with your fellow travelers on your day of arrival in the DC area. Visit Arlington National Cemetery and experience the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Embark on a Washington, DC City Sightseeing Tour. Take in the vibrant the city at night and see the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials on a “Twilight Illumination Tour.” Travel to Maryland’s Annapolis and tour the U.S. Naval Academy. Delve into the Smithsonian Institution’s world-renowned Air & Space, American History, and Natural History Museums. Explore Virginia’s Mount Vernon, home of George and Martha Washington. Revel in the Jamestown Settlement living-history museum. Step back in time at Virginia’s largest historical attraction, Colonial Williamsburg. Then enjoy a traditional Colonial Farewell Dinner before heading home or extending your amazing trip with a stay in Pennsylvania’s Philadelphia.

Highlights

  • Visit of Arlington National Cemetery
  • Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
  • Washington DC City Sightseeing Tour
  • Twilight Illumination Tour
  • Tour of the U.S. Naval Academy
  • Visit to Smithsonian Institution Museums
  • Virginia’s Mount Vernon, home of George and Martha Washington
  • Excursion to Jamestown Settlement living-history museum
  • Visit to Virginia’s largest historical attraction, Colonial Williamsburg
  • Traditional Colonial Farewell Dinner

Day By Day Itinerary

PHILADELPHIA EXTENSION

Welcome to Pennsylvania’s Philadelphia – meaning “the city of brotherly love” in Greek. Meet your Tour Director and transfer to your Philadelphia hotel for a 2-night stay. Check in and relax or walk in the city also known as the Birthplace of America" – due to Philadelphia's role in the American Revolution and location of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. (B)
Have breakfast at your hotel and then head out to enjoy a Philadelphia City Tour. On this fascinating excursion you will see the “Most Historic Square Mile in America” featuring Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell and the National Constitution Center. Take time to visit Independence Hall, the site where the United States Constitution was debated and adopted. This site was also the backdrop for the 1776 signing of the Declaration of Independence. Further along, delve into the National Constitution Center, the only museum dedicated to the United States Constitution. Return to your hotel and enjoy the evening at leisure – perhaps taking time at your own pace to savor a signature Philly Cheesesteak or Soft Pretzel...yum! (B)
Wake to the day and have breakfast then transfer to the airport for your return flight home. (B)
(B) – Breakfast, (L) – Lunch, (D) – Dinner

Hotel and itinerary are subject to change.

Includes

  • ROUND TRIP AIR TRANSPORTATION - Air transportation available from select US Gateways
  • FIRST-CLASS ACCOMMODATIONS - Hotel accommodations for 6 nights
  • CUISINE - 9 included meals consisting of 6 breakfasts and 3 dinners
  • SIGHTSEEING TOUR PROGRAM - Sightseeing, including local guide and all entrance fees as follows: Arlington National Cemetery and Kennedy Grave Sites Tour, Washington, DC City Tour and “Twilight Illumination Tour”, U.S. Naval Academy and Smithsonian Tour, Virginia’s Mount Vernon and Richmond Tour, Jamestown and Yorktown Tour, and a Colonial Williamsburg Tour
  • CULTURAL DISCOVERY SERIES - Our program encompasses cultural connections, in-depth learning on the local economy and social systems, and interaction with locals
  • PROFESSIONAL TOUR DIRECTOR - Assistance of a professional Tour Director for the entire length of the tour upon arrival in Washington DC
  • DELUXE MOTORCOACHES - Touring by private deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach
  • BAGGAGE HANDLING AND TRANSFERS - Baggage handling for one piece of checked luggage outside of the airport

Optional Extension Includes

  • FIRST-CLASS ACCOMMODATIONS - Hotel accommodations for 2 nights
  • CUISINE - 2 included meals consisting of 2 breakfasts
  • SIGHTSEEING TOUR PROGRAM - Sightseeing, including local guide and all entrance fees as follows: Philadelphia City Tour
  • PROFESSIONAL TOUR HOST - Assistance of a professional Tour Host for all transfers and tours
  • DELUXE MOTORCOACHES - Touring by private deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach
  • BAGGAGE HANDLING AND TRANSFERS - Baggage handling for one piece of checked luggage outside of the airport

Excludes

Video

Notes

Map

OTHER PROGRAMS

United States

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