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Itinerary & Activities

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Itinerary map of Washington D.C. & Philadelphia: Philadelphia, Gettysburg and Washington D.C. 2017

Philadelphia

Arrive in Philadelphia

Upon arrival at Philadelphia Airport, meet an Adventures by Disney representative who greets you and your family. Relax as a driver assists with your luggage and whisks you away to the hotel.
Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District

Unwind from your journey as your Adventure Guides check your family into this comfortable, modern hotel in the neighborhood of Old City Philadelphia, which will be your home for the next 2 days.
On Your Own in Philadelphia

Browse around. The neighborhood is filled with interesting things to see, from historical sites to fascinating shops. And if you arrive in time for lunch or are just in the mood, ask your Adventure Guides which places they would recommend to get a Philly cheesesteak!
Welcome Reception and Dinner at City Tavern

Meet your fellow Adventurers as you dine on authentic 18th-century colonial fare in this tavern that was a favorite of America's Founding Fathers and has been restored to its full glory. Served by staff dressed in period dress, you might run into some familiar local characters—like Benjamin Franklin!

Philadelphia

Tour Philly by Trolley

Hop onboard a privately guided trolley-on-wheels tour through the city. Stop along the way to explore some of the following landmarks:
The Liberty Bell

Find out the story behind the Liberty Bell and how it grew in significance to become an enduring symbol of liberty.
The Betsy Ross House

Be greeted at the Betsy Ross House by a Character playing the patriotic seamstress who created the American flag.
Independence Hall

Imagine yourself as one of the nation's founders when you and your family sign a facsimile of the Declaration of Independence at Independence Hall.
Explore the National Constitution Center

Visit the center that inspires active citizenship as you learn about the origins of the Constitution and its effects not only in establishing the United States but also around the world.
On Your Own Lunch at Reading Terminal Market

Meander through America's largest and oldest farmers' market, established in 1892 and containing an abundance of locally grown crops and family-run eateries. Choose your lunch from many types of cuisine, from Asian to Middle Eastern to Pennsylvania Dutch and more. Watch the Amish prepare their farm fresh products—and eat one of their soft pretzels while it's still warm from the oven!
On Your Own in Philadelphia

After the trolley tour is completed, be dropped off at the Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District Hotel. Then, take a moment to explore some of the fascinating places in Old City Philadelphia on your own.
Dinner On Your Own

Philadelphia is home to some of the finest restaurants in the world. Ask your Adventure Guides for recommendations and find the ideal restaurant suited to your family's taste and needs.

Washington D.C.

Depart for Gettysburg

Have a hearty breakfast at the hotel before journeying to the place where President Lincoln called for "a new birth of freedom"—Gettysburg.
View a Remarkable Film and Cyclorama at Gettysburg National Park

At the visitor's center at Gettysburg National Park, see A New Birth of Freedom, a film with award-winning actors about the historic battle that heralded the end of slavery. Afterward, marvel at the breathtaking cyclorama painted in the late 1880s by the French artist Paul Philippoteaux, which depicts the Battle of Gettysburg. The cyclorama's recent restoration was the largest conservation effort of its kind in North America.
Lunch at Dobbin House Tavern

Sit down with your fellow Adventurers for a hearty colonial meal in this 200+-year-old colonial restaurant, teeming with history.
Explore Gettysburg with a Costumed Guide

Discover the city's profound history with an expert National Park guide dressed in period costume. Cross the famous battlefield, learn more about President Lincoln's immortal speech and discover what life was like in the Civil War era.
Welcome to The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection

Make yourself at home in this luxury hotel with its marble lobby, ballrooms and plush guestrooms. Recently refreshed, The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection opened in 1925 and is considered a national treasure, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

For departures beginning on June 12 and June 19, 2016, Guests will stay at The Mayflower, A Renaissance Hotel. With its storied history, the hotel is located just 4 blocks away from the White House.
Adult Dinner at the Hotel

Dine at your leisure in the hotel’s serene restaurant, featuring finely prepared dishes for your enjoyment.
Junior Adventures Dinner and Movie Night at the Hotel

Under the supervision of Adventure Guides, Junior Adventurers partake in a kid-friendly meal, followed by a classic Disney movie.

Washington, D.C.

Scenic Stops & Hikes

After breakfast at the hotel, board a coach for an unforgettable ride along scenic roads to Abhainn An Lethuillt beach. Take a guided hike along the beach trail and make a brief stop at Kilt Rock.
Hiking at The Quiraing

Arrive by coach at the Quiraing Trailheadsurrounded by enchanting views of the shining waters, rugged shoreline and the endless sky embracing the horizon. Hike the Quiraing trail along grass-carpeted hills that reward you with jaw-dropping sights of the sparkling blue bay and the slopes that tumble past spectacular land formations. On a sunny day, you can see for miles across the waters to the mainland and Hebrides Islands.
Lunch at the Uig Hotel

Enjoy a hearty lunch featuring delicious local fare at a restaurant on the Isle of Skye.
Scone-Making in Portree

Return to Portree and join a talented pastry chef to see how Scottish scones are made at this local village bakery! Try your hand at creating one of these buttery treats yourself.
Dinner On Your Own in Portree

Set off for dinner on your own in this charming little seaside town! Fresh seafood, Scottish traditional cuisine and much more is on the menu at various excellent restaurants. Don't hesitate to ask your Adventure Guides for dining recommendations.

Washington D.C.

Tour of the Capitol

After a 15-minute film, begin your tour with the magnificent Rotunda and Statuary Hall. Then, take the walkway, which starts at the Capitol Visitors Center and connects with the Library of Congress via a long subterranean tunnel.
Library of Congress

Visit the nation's first cultural institution and the world's biggest library. Established in 1800 by an act of Congress, the Library of Congress houses millions of books, photographs, recordings, maps and documents. There is a lot to see, including the Main Reading Room where a scene from Disney's National Treasure II was filmed.
Tour of the Newseum

Explore extraordinary exhibits and collections—and find out what's behind the stories that makes the daily news. Learn about the 5 freedoms of the First Amendment and discuss limits to the freedom of the press, the media's job of keeping government transparent, the role of new technologies and other modern day challenges.
On Your Own Afternoon in Washington D.C.

Visit the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and check out the Hope Diamond, designed and donated to the Smithsonian Institution by Harry Winston. While you're at it, visit any of Washington D.C.'s renowned museums as well. Stroll alongside the Potomac River and see the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Memorial, Georgetown University and more. From shopping to seeing historical sites, there is so much to do in Washington D.C.!
On Your Own Dinner

Ask your Adventure Guides for a recommendation that best fits the needs of your family. And then you're off for a culinary treat in this city filled with fabulous restaurants.

Washington D.C.

Arrive at Mount Vernon by Boat

Take the scenic route to and from George Washington's childhood home. Enjoy a boat ride on the Potomac River and drink in the wonderful sights along the way.
Mount Vernon Excursion

Visit the 500-acre estate, gardens and farm at Mount Vernon and immerse yourself in the life and lore of George Washington. Marvel at Washington's architectural achievements, delight in the vibrant gardens he designed and check out the 25 theaters and galleries featuring extraordinary collections. Revel in the details of 18th-century life on display!
Lunch at Mount Vernon

Sit down with your fellow Adventurers for a midday meal at the charming Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant, where you will enjoy colonial cuisine and ambiance.
On Your Own at Mount Vernon

Continue your deep dive into American history—explore Mount Vernon and its rich treasures on your own.
Farewell Dinner and Special Surprise

Celebrate the spirit of America at a dinner in a private room at the extraordinary Mansion on O Street! Kids can enjoy a treasure hunt as you share stories about your vacation with fellow Adventurers. Offering fabulous food and a magical ambiance, this Washington D.C. gem is the perfect place to toast the end of a remarkable adventure!

Washington D.C.

Breakfast at the Hotel
Enjoy a delicious breakfast before heading for the airport.
Transfer to the Airport

Be escorted to Dulles International Airport for a flight leaving between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM. And say goodbye to this remarkable city until you return again!


Things to Know

Preparing For Your Trip
  • Make Sure to Bring All of Your Important Documents: Passport, Foreign visa (if applicable), Itinerary, Trip confirmation, Airline ticket, Drivers license, Credit cards, Travel documents.

  • Vaccinations Are Required for Entry to Some Countries. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) can provide you their recommendations for vaccinations and other travel health precautions for your trip abroad.

  • Are You Taking Any Prescriptions or Other Medications? Pack enough to last your entire trip, including some extra in case you are unexpectedly delayed.

  • Insurance: Purchase travel insurance to cover yourself against unexpected situations. You never know when something might happen, so always be prepared.
While Traveling
  • Keep an eye on your belongings. Do not leave your belongings unattended in public spaces

  • Always have local cash. Not every place takes credit cards.
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