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Historic Highlights

8 Days Starting and ending in Washington D.C.

Visiting:

Washington

,

Mount Vernon

,

Williamsburg

,

Richmond

,

Charlottesville

,

Monticello

,

Gettysburg

,

Philadelphia

Tour operator:

Trafalgar

Physical rating:

Low

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

DHIHZM19

Group size:

15 - 52

Age range:

5-99

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

From:
$2459

$1991 (USD)

Operator discount: $369

EXTRA tourhub discount: $99

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Tour Overview

Explore a young nation on this journey from Capitol Hill and George Washington’s home to reenactments on Gettysburg’s battlefields and dinner in a haunted tavern. This New England tour immerses you in the past, as you'll be chatting with blacksmiths in Colonial Williamsburg as well as visiting the monuments of D. C.’s National Mall.

Highlights

  • Explore Gettysburg with a Local Specialist

  • View the Washington Monument, U.S. Capitol Building, the White House, Liberty Bell

  • Visit Mount Vernon, Jamestown, Colonial Williamsburg, Monticello, Gettysburg National Military Park, the National Mall, St John's Church, Independence National Historic Park

  • Enjoy a Be My Guest lunch experience at the Amish home of Samuel and Ruth Lapp, who own a working 25 acre produce farm just outside of Lancaster. The Lapp Family will introduce our guests to a few Amish Traditions and host them to a family style meal with recipes passed through generations and ingredients sourced directly from their farm

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Greetings Washington, D.C.
Location:

  Washington


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Washington Marriott Georgetown


Meals Included:

  No Meals


The political heart of America is your gateway to a memorable encounter with the Land of the Free and how it came to be so. After checking in to your hotel, enjoy an afternoon at leisure to explore the museums, memorials and monuments of Washington, D.C. This evening, you’ll join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception to kick-start your journey.

icon Day 2 : Uncover The History Of Washington, D.C.
Location:

  Mount Vernon, Washington


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Washington Marriott Georgetown


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Explore the nation’s proud heritage today, view the White House, Washington Monument and National Mall, stretching from the Lincoln Memorial to the Capitol Building. Reflect on the country's darkest days at the Lincoln Memorial and somber memorials to World War II and the Vietnam War. This afternoon, visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture, which is the newest member of the Smithsonian Institution. It is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture The rest of the day is free to chart your own course through America's capital city or join an Optional Experience, seeing the Nation's capital from a different perspective with a unique night illuminations tour of some of the most iconic sights and memorials, such as the Capitol building, the White House, The Jefferson Memorial, the Kennedy Center and WWII Memorial.

icon Day 3 : Marvel At Mount Vernon
Location:

  Williamsburg


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Hilton Garden Inn Williamsburg


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch


Today’s travels begin treading in the footsteps of America's first president by visiting Mount Vernon, the former home of George Washington. Step back into the 18th century, strolling the estate’s lush gardens, grounds, and fascinating museum galleries. Delve into the history and Dive Into Culture at the American Revolution Museum at the Yorktown Victory Center surrounded by period artifacts and experiencing first-hand the dramatic "Siege of Yorktown" with a 180-degree surround screen and dramatic special effects. Your tour continues on to Williamsburg, founded in 1638 as Middle Plantation, and the former capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

icon Day 4 : Step Back In Time At Colonial Williamsburg
Location:

  Williamsburg


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


This morning, we venture to Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in America, where we'll gain insights into the trials that marked the lives of early 17th century colonists. Fast forward a few centuries and spend the rest of the day in Colonial Williamsburg, once Britain's largest colony in the New World. Chat with blacksmiths, admire a fife and drum parade, and even engage in some politicking with a costumed Federalist in the town square. Partake in a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience and meet Sylvia Tabb-Lee who will bring America’s slavery history into the light with storytelling, visual presentations, and song and dance.

icon Day 5 : Explore Charlottesville And Monticello
Location:

  Richmond, Charlottesville, Monticello


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Omni Charlottesville


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch


Visit St. John's Church in Richmond, Virginia-the very spot where George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were inspired by Patrick Henry's fiery "Give me liberty or give me death" speech. Continue to Charlottesville, where you'll enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Then, visit Monticello, the neoclassical Italian estate where Jefferson once sought a quieter existence. The rest of your day is free.

icon Day 6 : Unlock The Legacy Of Gettysburg
Location:

  Gettysburg


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Wyndham Gettysburg


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


Journey through the rolling hills of the Shenandoah National Park en route to Gettysburg where we’ll delve into the devastation of a four-year civil war pitting North against South. We explore the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, our MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience contributes to their efforts to preserve the battlefield. This evening, indulge in a festive Regional Dinner at the "most haunted" 19th century Dobbin House, keeping an eye out for Uncle Abe who may grace the group with his presence.

icon Day 7 : Journey To Philadelphia
Location:

  Gettysburg, Philadelphia


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Philadelphia Marriott Old City


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


Cast your mind back to the pivotal, yet tragic day on which Pickett led his charge on Gettysburg. Join a Local Specialist who will bring to life the events at Gettysburg which turned the tide in the Civil War. Just four months later, the battlefield served as the backdrop for Abraham Lincoln's call for "a new birth of freedom" in his famed Gettysburg Address. Guests will enjoy a Be My Guest lunch experience at the Amish home of Samuel and Ruth Lapp, who own a working 25 acre produce farm just outside of Lancaster. The Lapp Family will introduce our guests to a few Amish Traditions and host them to a family style meal with recipes passed through generations and ingredients sourced directly from their farm. * Please note, alcohol is not traditionally served with Amish meals. Drinks will be sweet tea or purified water. We’ll journey to the City of Brotherly Love and site of the signing of the Declaration of Independence next. Stay in the heart of Philadelphia’s historic district, within walking distance of dozens of landmark buildings. This evening, we’ll join our Travel Director and fellow American history enthusiasts for a Farewell Dinner.

icon Day 8 : Discover The Sights Of Philadelphia
Location:

  Philadelphia, Washington


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Gain insights into the history of the U.S. Constitution and the effect it has had around the world during this morning's tour through Philadelphia. We'll explore the UNESCO-listed Independence National Historic Park and see its famous cracked bell whose inscription has inspired so many to "proclaim liberty". The final stop on our journey is Washington, D.C., where we'll transfer to either Dulles International Airport, Ronald Reagan National Airport or to the Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown for guests extending their stay.

What's Included

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing

  • All transport and transfers shown

  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

  • Optional Experiences and free time

  • Accommodation

    As detailed in the itinerary

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What's Not Included

  • Tipping and Gratuities

  • International Travel

Check out our Q&As

Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

No

Are airport transfers included in this tour?

Guests make their own arrangements for arrival transfers, and for departure transfers unless the last day is a travel day ending with an airport drop (see itinerary for airport arrival times).

Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

Yes

Are flights included in this tour?

No

Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

Yes

    Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    The beauty of taking a guided holiday with us is that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and travel with people from all over the globe.

    What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Vaccination against Covid-19 is not mandatory to travel with Trafalgar. However, we strongly recommend that guests are vaccinated before travelling. Please note that airlines and/or other authorities may have different requirements. It is the guest's responsibility to comply with these requirements at all times.

    How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1947

    What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Trafalgar is a founding partner of the TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation established in 2008. So far, the charity has donated more than US$2 million to help underprivileged communities and support sustainable tourism around the world.

    Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

Dates & Availability

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Saturday

May 20, 2023

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May 27, 2023
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May 27, 2023

Saturday

Jun 03, 2023
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Jun 10, 2023

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Jun 17, 2023
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Sep 09, 2023

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Sep 16, 2023
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Sep 16, 2023

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Sep 23, 2023
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Operator discount: $385

EXTRA tourhub discount: $104

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Sep 23, 2023

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Sep 30, 2023
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Operator discount: $385

EXTRA tourhub discount: $104

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Oct 07, 2023

Saturday

Oct 14, 2023
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$1991 (USD)
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$1991 (USD)

Operator discount: $369

EXTRA tourhub discount: $99

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May 04, 2024

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May 11, 2024
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May 11, 2024

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May 18, 2024
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Jun 08, 2024

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Jun 15, 2024
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Sep 07, 2024

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Sep 14, 2024
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Sep 14, 2024

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Sep 21, 2024
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Sep 21, 2024

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Sep 28, 2024
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Oct 05, 2024

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Oct 12, 2024
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Oct 12, 2024

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Oct 19, 2024
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Book with Confidence

  • Low Deposit

    Trafalgar requires a minimum deposit of 350 USD per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 90 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of trafalgar charges.

    Up to 90 days before tour starts: 100% of deposit.

    At 89 days before tour starts: 30% of booking price.

    At 59 days before tour starts: 60% of booking price.

    At 15 days before tour starts: 90% of booking price.

    At 7 days before tour starts: 100% of booking price.

  • Peace of mind promise

    FREE CANCELLATION WITHIN 30 DAYS OF BOOKING
    Secure your trip with just £100pp and if you need to cancel within 30 days of booking, or you will receive a full refund. Limited time only. T&C’s apply. If you book a level 2 (90 days) and level 3 trip (120 days) trip if you cancel before final payment is due, the deposit may be credited to the cost of another Trafalgar tour, and must be used within 5 calendar years of the cancellation date of the original booking.

    FREE CHANGES UP TO 60* DAYS OF DEPARTURE
    Flexibility Promise: We’re giving you the flexibility to change your booking up to 60 days prior to the departure of your tour. If, for any reason, you change your mind about your tour, you can select different dates and/or a new destination without penalty on the land portion of your tour with us (airlines may impose different change policies and penalties).



    ABTA AND ATOL PROTECTED, AS STANDARD
    Your peace of mind is paramount. With Trafalgar our holidays are ABTA and ATOL protected so you can book with confidence. From planning, to booking, to travelling you can rest assured that your money is completely secure and your booking is fully financially protected.

    PEACE OF MIND PROMISE
    Trafalgar is a proud member of The Travel Corporation (TTC). In our 100th year in business, we are today a very stable and solvent company, despite the current difficult circumstances caused by the pandemic.

    TTC’s financial strength and integrity allows us to provide you with the comfort of knowing your monies are safe with us and give you the peace of mind that goes beyond our commitment to you having a great holiday with us

  • Terms and Conditions

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Historic Highlights

8 Days Starting and ending in Washington D.C.

Visiting:

Washington

,

Mount Vernon

,

Williamsburg

,

Richmond

,

Charlottesville

,

Monticello

,

Gettysburg

,

Philadelphia

Tour operator:

Trafalgar

Physical rating:

Low

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

DHIHZM19

Group size:

15 - 52

Age range:

5-99

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

From:
$2459

$1991 (USD)

Operator discount: $369

EXTRA tourhub discount: $99

See local operators tour description
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A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"There are so many hikes and beautiful scenic nature views, especially along the valley. Head to Mariposa for some scenic trails. "

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"Sunset offers incredible opportunities to view wildlife & watch the colours highlight El Capitan as the sun sinks beyond the horizon."

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"Look for wildlife sightings throughout the park!"

Must pack items for Yosemite West

"-Warm layers (even in summer as temps can drop quite quickly when the sun goes down). -Reusable water bottle, sunscreen, bug repellent, sturdy hiking boots, binoculars, camera & sunglasses."

Benefits of a tour guide for Yosemite West

"Access to information about the best hikes, insights and tips to make your trip magical and unique! "

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"Head towards the Hetch Hetchy reservoir for some amazing views of the stunning lakes along the Sierra Nevada mountain range."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Drive along the valley for amazing views of El Capitan, Half Dome, Bridal Veil Falls and giant sequoia trees. Head up to Tunnel View for stunning views of the valley below."

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