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America's Historic East with Extended Stay in Washington DC 2020

America's Historic East with Extended Stay in Washington DC 2020


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

On this East Coast tour, discover the historic national treasures prominent in America’s history. Step back in time in Jamestown settlement, the first permanent English settlement in the new world, and Colonial Williamsburg, where costumed villagers re-enact 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 re-created supper experience savored by 18th-century patriots. Visit Richmond’s St. John's Church, where Patrick Henry proclaimed, “Give me liberty or give me death.” Tour Jefferson's beautiful and imposing estate, Monticello, and visit 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. Tour Gettysburg National Military Park, where you’ll hear about the Battle of 1863. Continue exploration at Valley Forge National Historic Site to see where Washington and his troops endured the harsh winter of 1777-1778. Also visit Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, where abolitionist John Brown and his “army of liberation” staged their fateful raid on a U.S. arsenal. This East Coast tour will also visit Washington DC and Philadelphia—with sightseeing highlighting the famous landmarks in each city. Throughout this East Coast tour, Globus has also included many special experiences. For example, stay at the historic Hotel Gettysburg, established in 1797 and steps from the David Wills House, the location where President Lincoln put the final finishing tours on his legendary speech, the Gettysburg Address. And in Williamsburg, hear an exclusive presentation by professional historian, Sylvia Tabb-Lee. 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 vacation of a lifetime!Special Event – July 4th in Washington DC. The nation’s capital is the perfect place to celebrate American Independence Day. Festivities include a parade down Constitution Avenue, free concerts, and a spectacular fireworks presentation over the National Mall. Don’t forget to wear your red, white, and blue! Available on the June 25, 2020 departure.

Day 1: ARRIVE IN WASHINGTON DC.
Welcome to Washington DC! At 6 pm, meet with your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

Day 2: WASHINGTON DC. EXCURSION TO MOUNT VERNON.
This morning’s sightseeing features many of Washington DC’s famous landmarks, including the LINCOLN MEMORIAL, and the VIETNAM and KOREAN WAR VETERANS MEMORIALS, with stops for photos at the White House and Capitol Hill. This afternoon, we visit MOUNT VERNON, the restored home of George Washington. Tour the house and gardens, and visit the museums. Try our optional dinner tonight at one of Washington’s favorite restaurants, followed by an illumination tour of the monuments. (B)

Day 3: WASHINGTON DC–FREDERICKSBURG–YORKTOWN–WILLIAMSBURG.
Today, travel south to Fredericksburg, known for its role in both the American Revolution and the Civil War. Here, enjoy an orientation tour and free time to explore the historic artifacts. Next, continue to YORKTOWN HISTORICAL BATTLEFIELD PARK, where the British surrendered to Washington’s troops in 1781, bringing an end to the American Revolution. Continue to Williamsburg for a 2-night stay. (B)

Day 4: WILLIAMSBURG. EXCURSION TO JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT.
This morning, enjoy an exclusive [LF] 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 stop 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 for the chance to engage in a recreated supper experience savored by 18th-century patriots. (B,D)

Day 5: WILLIAMSBURG–RICHMOND–MONTICELLO–STAUNTON.
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!” Next, MONTICELLO, Thomas Jefferson’s estate with its beautiful gardens and imposing mansion designed by Jefferson himself. Spend the evening in Staunton, nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. (B)

Day 6: STAUNTON–SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK.
Today, journey to beautiful SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK, home to spectacular vistas and a haven to wildlife. Enjoy photo stops and panoramic vistas from Skyline Drive. During your free time today, why not stroll one of the many hiking trails or just sit back and enjoy the scenery? (B,D)

Day 7: SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK–HARPERS FERRY–GETTYSBURG.
Today, follow the same route as Lee’s army during its invasion of Pennsylvania. In West Virginia, visit HARPERS FERRY NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK, 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. Then, tour Gettysburg and hear your Local Guide vividly recount the Battle of 1863. This evening, enjoy a Colonial-style candlelight dinner at the elegant [LF] DOBBIN HOUSE TAVERN, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (B,D)

SPECIAL FEATURE: Stay overnight at the historic [LF] Hotel Gettysburg, established in 1797. President Lincoln honed the immortal words of his Gettysburg Address just steps away from the hotel, and nearly a century later, the hotel served as President Dwight Eisenhower’s National Operations Center.

Day 8: GETTYSBURG–VALLEY FORGE NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK–PHILADELPHIA.
This morning, enjoy an exclusive [LF] PRESENTATION by one of America’s heroes of the 19th century—Ulysses S. Grant. Next, travel through Lancaster County past Amish farmlands to VALLEY FORGE NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK for a tour to see the camp where Washington and his troops endured the harsh winter of 1777–1778. See the Memorial Arch, the Grand Parade, and the Washington Memorial Chapel. Continue to Philadelphia, where your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner on the historic Moshulu ship. Launched in 1904, she has had a long and exciting career on the seas and is now considered one of Philadelphia’s best restaurants. (B,D)

Day 9: PHILADELPHIA–WASHINGTON DC.
Morning sightseeing focuses on the important buildings of the “Birthplace of the Nation.” Major attractions at INDEPENDENCE NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK include the LIBERTY BELL and INDEPENDENCE HALL. Then return to Washington DC, visiting Baltimore en route. (B)

Day 10: WASHINGTON DC.
A full day at leisure. If you wish to see more of the sights, take the included OLD TOWN TROLLEY that loops around the city, stopping at various museums and monuments. (B)

Day 11: WASHINGTON DC.
The tour ends today with guests departing on individual schedules. (B)

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Inclusions

  • Enjoy spectacular fall colors on our special Fall Foliage departures: September 25–October 9 (if Mother Nature permits).

Sightseeing & Activities:

WASHINGTON DC
Sightseeing with a Local Guide

MOUNT VERNON
Visit George Washington’s home

FREDERICKSBURG
Orientation tour

YORKTOWN
Visit Yorktown Historical Battlefield

WILLIAMSBURG
[LF] Exclusive performance by professional historian; visit Colonial Williamsburg; Colonial-style dinner

JAMESTOWN
Visit Jamestown settlement

RICHMOND
Visit St. John’s Church

MONTICELLO
Visit Thomas Jefferson’s beloved home

SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK
Sightseeing

HARPERS FERRY
Visit Harpers Ferry National Historic Park

GETTYSBURG
Visit Gettysburg National Military Park; [LF] Dobbin House Tavern experience; [LF] Ulysses S. Grant historical interpreter

VALLEY FORGE
Visit Valley Forge National Historic Park

PHILADELPHIA
Visit the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall; farewell dinner

WASHINGTON DC
Old Town Trolley

Meals:
Breakfast daily, 4 three-course dinners including a farewell dinner in Philadelphia


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Accommodations

Gratuities for Tour Director and driver are available for pre-purchase.

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

Single Room Supplement:
$1,010 to $1,080

Triple Room Reduction per person:
$235 to $255

Extra Nights per person in Washington DC:
Weekdays (Monday–Wednesday): in single room $394; in twin room $216; in triple room $158
Weekends (Thursday–Sunday): in single room $266; in twin room $152; in triple room $115

Extra Nights per person in Philadelphia:
Departure May 8: in single room $333; in twin room $186; in triple room $133
All departures except May 8: in single room $237; in twin room $138; in triple room $101

Washington DC: Capital Hilton
Located two blocks from the White House and within closing walking distance to downtown attractions, shopping and restaurants, this hotel is a perfect location for your visit to DC. The hotel features a lobby lounge, full service restaurant, gift shop, ATM, concierge, premier health club and full service day spa. This hotel is 100% non-smoking.
Address:
1001 16th St Nw
Washington DC, United States
Williamsburg: Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel & Suites
History buffs will love the location of the Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel & Suites for its easy access to the Visitor Center and colonial Williamsburg. Everything you want to experience in this historic city is right at your fingertips - and after a day out and about, you can return to guaranteed comfort, friendly service, and all the amenities this great property has to offer.
Address:
105 Visitor Center Drive
Williamsburg VA, United States
Staunton: Stonewall Jackson Hotel & Conference Center
Nestled in historic downtown Staunton in the heart of the picturesque Shenandoah Valley, the hotel captures the spirit, history, and charm of the old South. Originally built in 1924 and a member of Historic Hotels of America, the Stonewall Jackson Hotel has been restored to its original grandeur with modern amenities.
Address:
24 South Market St.
Staunton VA, United States
Shenandoah National Park: Skyland Resort
Located inside Shenandoah National Park and along the highest point on Skyline Drive. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Shenandoah Valley and cool mountain breezes. Approximately 17 miles from Luray, VA. The hotel has a restaurant, gift shop, ranger led programs, horseback riding stables, and children's playground.
Address:
mile 41.7 on Skyland Drive
Luray VA, United States
Gettysburg: Gettysburg Hotel
Newly renovated and located in the heart of downtown Gettysburg, this historic hotel offers crisp, clean comfort and modern colonial style. This updated hotel is wrapped in history and accompanied by first-rate service. It's the perfect place to stay while you enjoy the experience of this great town and everything Gettysburg has to offer.
Address:
1 Lincoln Square
Gettysburg PA, United States
Philadelphia: Marriott Philadelphia Old City
Situated in the heart of Philadelphia, Marriott Philadelphia Old City is a sophisticated and elegant hotel with colonial and contemporary influences. Convenient on-site amenities and comfortable guestrooms make for a wonderful stay in the City of Brotherly Love.
Address:
One Dock Street
Philadelphia PA, United States

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Questions & Answers

Question: I notice LF in brackets numerous times. What does it mean?

LF stands for Local Favorite and it is exclusive to Globus. Local Favorites are ways to explore a destination like a local. You guide will show you hidden gems, traditions and behind the scenes activities. The special ones will be notated with an LF

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.3
Accommodations
4.4
Itinerary
4.6
Professional Staff
4.3
Repeat with Operator
4
Value for Money
4.4

Ratings based off 14 reviews - currently showing 2 reviews with comments only

Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel was satisfactory but used very cheap plastic utensils and Styrofoam cups for breakfast, which was unsatisfactory to me. Skyland Resort in Shenandoah Natl. Park was unsatisfactory. It was too rustic and poorly maintained. Food care is also suspect, because some of us were sick on the morning of May 28. No group photo was taken and the names of my fellow travelers remain unknown, since no name and city information was shared. Otherwise, it was a very good tour.

We had an excellent time and hope to book another tour next year. Thank you for good service. We're very satisfied.


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