America’s Heritage of the East
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America’s Heritage of the East

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ITINERARY

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

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

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

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. It’s an exciting glimpse into the early days of our nation. A traditional Colonial tavern dinner sets the mood for our stay in historic Williamsburg. Meals: B, D

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. Then, 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 Declaration of Independence. You’ll tour the home and see the parlor, library, greenhouse and Jefferson’s bedroom. Experience a “Day in the Life” of Jefferson through artifacts, personal possessions and “mechanical inventions” found throughout the home. Meals: B, L

Day 6 - Shenandoah National Park and Harpers Ferry National Historic Park
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. Then, arrive in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, site of the Union victory which many believe to have been the turning point in the U.S. Civil War. ­­­ Meal: B

Day 7 - Gettysburg National Military Park
At the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center you 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. There is nothing quite like standing on the actual battlefield at Gettysburg. 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 you 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

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, you continue to “The Big Apple,” New York City. Meal: B

Day 9 - New York City Touring and Broadway Show
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, you 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

Day 10 - Home
Your adventure ends with a group transfer to New York La Guardia Airport for flights out after 12:00 p.m. Meal: B

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