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Tour Itinerary

  1. Day 1
    Arrive in Washington, DC
    This is truly the All-American holiday, complete with the heritage of our nation's capital and the historic charm of Williamsburg, Virginia. Your tour begins with an included transfer from Washington Reagan National Airport. Tonight, gather with your fellow traveling companions at 6:00 p.m. for welcome dinner. After dinner, an incredible Illumination tour of Washington, DC tops off this first day as you see the memorials and monuments bathed in flood lights, including the U.S. Capitol and the White House. Meal: D
    Meals:   Dinner
  2. Day 2
    Washington, DC Memorials and Mount Vernon
    A local guide joins you for a narrated tour of Washington, DC's National Mall where you'll see the FDR, Vietnam and Lincoln Memorials. You'll also make a stop at the National WWII Memorial, the first national memorial dedicated to all who served during World War II. No tour of Colonial America is complete without a stop at Mount Vernon, the expansive estate of George and Martha Washington. Visit the Ford Orientation Center and the Donald W. Reynolds Museum and explore the mansion filled with 18th-century treasures. Stroll the gardens of this 45-acre estate and take in the views of the Potomac River from the mansion's piazza. Meal: B
    Meals:   Breakfast
  3. Day 3
    Arlington National Cemetery and Jamestown
    Begin the day with a visit to Arlington National Cemetery* and the John F. Kennedy Memorial. View the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Women in Military Service Memorial. Depart DC and arrive at Jamestown, the site of America's first permanent English colony. Explore life at the dawn of the 17th-century inside the palisade of a re-created colonial fort and discover the world of Pocahontas in the Powhatan Indian Village. Meal: B
    Meals:   Breakfast
  4. Day 4
    Yorktown and Colonial Williamsburg
    Start the day at Yorktown and the American Revolution Museum. Here, the story of the nation's founding from the colonial period to the dawn of the Constitution is told. At Yorktown Battlefield learn how George Washington's forces besieged the British army thus ending the Revolutionary War and ensuring independence. Colonial Williamsburg is the largest living history museum in the country and one of America's most popular attractions. Stroll streets dating back to the 1700s. Converse with residents playing the roles of their ancestors as they go about their daily activities exactly as they did more than 200 years ago. A traditional Colonial tavern dinner sets the mood for our stay in historic Williamsburg. Meals: B, D
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  5. Day 5
    Edgar Alan Poe, Michie Tavern and Monticello
    Begin with a stop at the Edgar Alan Poe Museum in Richmond which houses the world's largest collection of Poe memorabilia. Stop for lunch at historic Michie Tavern who has welcomed travelers for more than 200 years. Crossing the threshold you enter another time as the costumed hostess welcomes you into the past as "stranger," an early 18th-century term for a traveler. Carry on to Monticello, home of Thomas Jefferson, the author of the 1776 Declaration of Independence . Tour Jefferson's home and see the parlor, library, greenhouse and his bedroom. Experience a "Day in the Life" of Jefferson through artifacts, personal possessions and "mechanical inventions" found throughout the home. Meals: B, L
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  6. Day 6
    This morning travel a section of the scenic Skyline Drive through picturesque Shenandoah National Park (weather permitting) along the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Crossing into West Virginia, a local guide joins you for an insightful look at Harpers Ferry National Historic Park. A shuttle bus will take you from the visitor center into this historic community which is located at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers and features picturesque streets, quaint shops and was the site of numerous skirmishes, most notably the Gettysburg Campaign and Birth of West Virginia in 1863. Arrive in Gettysburg, PA, site of the Union victory which many believe to have been the turning point in the U.S. Civil War. ­­­ Meal: B
    Meals:   Breakfast
  7. Day 7
    Gettysburg National Military Park
    At the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center begin with the Morgan Freeman-narrated feature film A New Birth of Freedom. Also, see the restored Cyclorama painting, the Battle of Gettysburg, the largest painting in the country. Then, a licensed Gettysburg guide leads you on an in-depth look at this historic three-day battle. Learn about the "Peach Orchard" and "Roundtop" while passing through the hallowed ground of what became the major turning point of the war. Lunch is at the Dobbin House Tavern, the oldest building in Gettysburg, which features historic furnishings and costumed wait staff. Later, visit the Eisenhower National Historic Site, home of the 34th President, Dwight D. Eisenhower. This 474-acre farm was the only home President Eisenhower and wife Mamie ever owned. See the modest house into which the Eisenhowers welcomed dignitaries from all over the world. Meals: B, L
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  8. Day 8
    National Constitution Center and Philadelphia
    Depart Gettysburg for Philadelphia, home to the greatest concentration of American history in the country. A local guide joins in for a tour of the city including Independence National Historical Park where you will see the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. Later, continue to New York City. Meal: B
    Meals:   Breakfast
  9. Day 9
    A local guide will lead a panoramic tour covering New York's uptown and downtown sites including Central Park, Wall Street, Chinatown, Broadway, Battery Park and much more. This afternoon, pay a stirring visit to the National September 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center. Here, tribute is paid to those who lost their lives and to those whose heroics brought the nation together. After your farewell dinner, take your seat at one of Broadway's top smash-hit shows. Meals: B, D
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  10. Day 10
    Your adventure ends with a group transfer to New York La Guardia Airport for flights out after 12:00 p.m. Meal: B
    Meals:   Breakfast

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14 Meals: 9 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinnersRound trip airport transfersSpend two nights in Arlington, VirginiaWashington, DC touring including the National WWII, FDR, Vietnam and Lincoln MemorialsVisit Mount Vernon, the expansive estate of George and Martha WashingtonArlington National Cemetery* and the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown SoldierVisit Jamestown Settlement and Powhatan Indian VillageTour Yorktown and the Museum of the American RevolutionExperience Colonial Williamsburg, the nation’s largest living history museum and enjoy a traditional Tavern dinner Visit the Edgar Alan Poe Museum in RichmondEnjoy lunch and tour at historic Michie TavernTour the house and grounds at Monticello, home of Thomas JeffersonTravel a portion of scenic Skyline Drive through Shenandoah National ParkVisit Harpers Ferry National Historic ParkTour Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center along with the battlefieldIncluded lunch a Dobbin House TavernTake a narrated tour of Philadelphia including Independence Hall and the Liberty BellSpend two nights in New York City and see Central Park, Wall Street and Chinatown on a guided tourReserved seats to a smash Broadway show

Health and Safety Protocols for Mayflower Tours

For over 40 years, Mayflower Cruises & Tours has been committed to the safety, health, and well-being of our travelers. While things have changed in our world, our commitment to our travelers remains as solid as ever.

To ensure your health, safety and peace-of-mind while traveling with us, we have established a “Travel with Confidence” program, with enhanced safety measures and procedures throughout our tours, from start to finish.

The following three areas address our commitment to exceed industry and CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) standards, providing a safe and clean environment for all.

Enhanced Screening
We are implementing new tour check-in procedures and pre-trip health screenings to ensure travelers a safe start to their tour. Travelers will be asked to sign off on a few basic Covid-19 related health questions before joining the tour. We will conduct touchless temperature checks for both travelers and staff at the start of the tour, as well as monitoring throughout the tour.

Responsible Social Distancing
We will endeavor to practice safe distancing for our guests throughout the journey, on coaches and during excursions. Travelers are encouraged to bring their own washable face masks; however additional face masks and hand sanitizer will be made available. Masks will be used by travelers and staff alike at any time where social proximity could be an issue. We will also reduce group sizes to abide by social distancing guidelines. And wireless listening technology for many of our tours will help enable safe distances between travelers on excursions.

Commitment to Clean
As a part of our commitment to clean, we are requiring enhanced cleaning and sanitizing procedures from our hotel partners and motor coach companies. Additionally, we are reassured with the knowledge that our airline partners are taking very stringent measures for passenger safety.

Tour Directors will be trained in new and enhanced hygiene procedures and they will be in constant contact with Mayflower’s Operations support team for added reassurance. The disinfecting and hand sanitizing procedures that we and our travel partners are implementing meet or exceed those recommended by the CDC.

In order to maintain cleanliness during the tour, we are minimizing the amount of contact points for our travelers by revising the ways meals, coach seating, hotel check-in and other activities are carried out. We will also have hand sanitizer available throughout the tour.

We Look Forward to Welcoming You Back Soon
We have always been committed to the health and safety of our travelers and team members, but we are raising the bar to an even higher level to ensure they are able to continue to enjoy the freedom to experience the wonder and joy of travel.

Mayflower will continue to review and update our safety protocols, following the standards set forth by travel and health agencies across the globe, including the European Centre for Disease Prevention (ECDC), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA).

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Questions & Answers

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.

Mayflower Tours Customer Reviews

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Ratings based off 180 reviews about Mayflower Tours - currently showing 4 reviews with comments only

Our Tour Manager, Jolie, was outstanding. We were totally impressed with her professionalism, courtesy, empathy, and kindness. She is also informative and a lot of fun. She treated all of us with dignity and warmth. She kept us informed about departure times, meal times,and opportunities for self-touring. We appreciated her cheerful and fun-loving attitude. Our bus driver, Mike was terrific. Great driver, very professional, and personable. He went out of his way to transport us to different destinations and provided great service. The pick up service drivers, Steve and Ken were on-time, courteous and friendly.

First time with Mayflower Tours, it was great. We will travel with them again. The tour guide added optional attractions not listed on the tour itenerary which was a plus to us. Affordable Tours agent, Brendan, was great to deal with too. All and all a good experience.

This trip was amazing. It was exciting, interesting, and I appreciated the free time and flexibility to explore on my own. Elisabetta was an excellent tour specialist. I would travel with her again.

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