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Tour Itinerary

Oh say can you see the nation’s birthplace, capital, and significant battlefields from your easy chair? Of course not! Pack up your patriotism and head east for Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and the notable settlements, landmarks, and presidential estates of the historic East. America’s greatest chapters in history come to life as you stroll down the quaint streets of colonial Williamsburg and Jamestown, march in the steps of American Revolution and Civil War soldiers, and stand inside the remarkable Palladian walls of George Washington’s Mount Vernon and Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. Prepare to be moved as this East Coast vacation leads you to the marbled memorials of D.C., the sacred site of Lincoln’s Gettysburg address, and the symbolic Liberty Bell in the City of Brotherly Love. Combining national treasures with small town gems – plus a visit to see the wonder and wildlife of Shenandoah National Park – this vacation through America’s historic East promises discovery and wonder for all.

  1. Day 1
    ARRIVE IN WASHINGTON DC
    Welcome to Washington DC! At 6 pm, meet with your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome drink.
  2. Day 2
    WASHINGTON DC. EXCURSION TO MOUNT VERNON
    WASHINGTON DC Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the Lincoln, Vietnam, and Korean War Veterans Memorials, and photo stops at the White House and Capitol Hill. Free time this evening.
    MOUNT VERNON Guided tour of George Washington’s estate and gardens. (B)

    ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Washington DC with dinner at a popular local restaurant and illumination tour of the monuments. This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.
    Meals:   Breakfast
  3. Day 3
    WASHINGTON DC–FREDERICKSBURG–YORKTOWN–WILLIAMSBURG
    FREDERICKSBURG Orientation tour and free time to explore.
    YORKTOWN Visit Yorktown Battlefield Park.
    WILLIAMSBURG Free time this evening. (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  4. Day 4
    WILLIAMSBURG. EXCURSION TO JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT
    WILLIAMSBURG [LF] Private performance by historian Sylvia Tabb-Lee. Tour Jamestown Settlement with a Local Guide. Return to Colonial Williamsburg Historic Park for an orientation walk followed by free time this afternoon. Colonial-style dinner at a historic tavern this evening. (B,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  5. Day 5
    WILLIAMSBURG–RICHMOND–MONTICELLO–STAUNTON
    RICHMOND Tour St. John’s Church with a Local Guide.
    MONTICELLO Guided tour of Thomas Jefferson’s estate.
    STAUNTON Free time this evening. (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  6. Day 6
    STAUNTON–SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK
    STAUNTON Visit the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library. Scenic drive to Shenandoah National Park.
    SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK Photo stops on Skyline Drive. (B,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  7. Day 7
    SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK–HARPERS FERRY–GETTYSBURG
    HARPERS FERRY Visit Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.
    GETTYSBURG History tour with a Local Guide at Gettysburg National Military Park. See the iconic Cyclorama, film, and the museum at the Visitor Center. Colonial-style candlelit dinner at [LF] Dobbin House Tavern, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the oldest building in Gettysburg. (B,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  8. Day 8
    GETTYSBURG–VALLEY FORGE NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK–PHILADELPHIA
    GETTYSBURG [LF] Private Ulysses S. Grant presentation. Scenic drive through Lancaster County en route to Valley Forge.
    VALLEY FORGE NATIONAL PARK Tour Washington’s campsite.
    PHILADELPHIA Farewell dinner on the Moshulu tall ship. (B,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  9. Day 9
    PHILADELPHIA
    PHILADELPHIA Guided sightseeing to see the “City of Brotherly Love” famed historic treasures, including the Liberty Bell. Your vacation ends with a motorcoach drop at the Philadelphia International Airport or Washington DC tour hotel for those with post-nights. Schedule departing flights from Philadelphia International Airport after 1:30 pm. (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast

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Enjoy spectacular fall colors on our Fall Foliage departures: September 22 through October 6 (Mother Nature permitting).
Meals:
Breakfast daily, 4 dinners

Health and Safety Protocols for Globus Tours

Today's world has changed, but what remains certain is Globus' commitment to guest safety, comfort and peace-of-mind while traveling with us. To that end, Globus has established a worldwide Assurance program, with enhanced on-trip protocols and procedures, to ensure the health – and happiness – of guests throughout their travels with us.

It all starts with Globus' Global Health & Safety Team, dedicated to ensuring that cleanliness of all operations exceeds today’s travel standards—from start to finish. The following areas address Globus' commitment to providing a safe and clean environment for guests.

A SAFE & WARM WELCOME

Globus will enact new tour check-in procedures and pre-trip health screenings to offer guests a safe start to their journey, including adherence to social distancing requirements.

BLENDING CULTURAL PROXIMITY WITH SOCIAL DISTANCE

Globus will ensure safe distances for guests throughout the journey, on coach and during excursions. This includes providing masks for guests use at any time where social proximity could be an issue as well as the possibility of reducing group sizes, if required. And wireless listening technology – including Globus' Go Beyond Devices in Europe – enables safe distances between guests and other travelers on excursions.

FOCUS ON GUEST AND TEAM MEMBER HEALTH

To ensure a healthy environment for team and guests, Globus will conduct regular temperature checks for both guests and team, and when necessary, masks will be worn by Globus' team members when with guests.

TOUCHING HEARTS, NOT HANDS

Traveling with Globus removes many of the “touch points” of travel, including luggage handling, check in/out, expedited entry into attractions and more. Globus are further reducing risk with hands-free service, meaning all self-services replaced by staff, including buffet meals replaced with table service. Globus will also ensure hand sanitizing is available throughout each trip, on coach and in hotels.

COMMITMENT TO CLEAN

As a part of Globus' commitment to clean, Globus is requiring enhanced cleaning procedures with hotel partners, on motorcoaches, vehicles and throughout every trip, including additional daily disinfecting procedures that go above-and-beyond already strict health and safety procedures.

PARTNERS IN DISCOVERY AND IN HEALTH

Globus has strict health and safety protocols, which have been in place for years, focused on ensuring all aspects of operation- from vehicles and equipment used on trip to excursions and hotel procedures. This process will continue with new, elevated health and safety checks, to maintain their promise that each touch-point on tours and cruises are considered in their commitment to guest and team member well-being.

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Accommodations

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

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: Hotel 24 South
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, Hotel 24 South (formerly 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
4.5
Professional Staff
4.3
Repeat with Operator
3.9
Value for Money
4.4

Ratings based off 16 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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