Historic Highlights

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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, you'll be chatting with blacksmiths in Colonial Williamsburg as well as visiting the monuments of D. C.’s National Mall.

Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Easy
Trip pace
Full schedule

Highlights

    • Explore Gettysburg with a Local Specialist
    • Visit Mount Vernon, Jamestown, Colonial Williamsburg, Monticello, Gettysburg National Military Park, the National Mall, St John's Church, Independence National Historic Park
    • View the Washington Monument, U.S. Capitol Building, the White House, Liberty Bell
    • Dive Into Culture
    • Dive Into Culture
    • MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®

What's this trip about?

    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, you'll be chatting with blacksmiths in Colonial Williamsburg as well as visiting the monuments of D. C.’s National Mall.

Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeIntimate group - 12 max
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportRound trip airfare and all internal transport included
Start CityWASHINGTON D.C.
End CityWASHINGTON D.C.

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural
  • Education / Learning
  • Small Ship Cruise

Destinations

  • North America
  • United States

Attractions

  • Gettysburg
  • Philadelphia
  • Virginia
  • Washington

Activities

  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing

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Itinerary

Day 1: Greetings Washington, D.C.

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.

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

Roam the corridors of power, oak-lined avenues and noble tributes to America’s famous sons and daughters, as you explore the nation’s proud heritage today. View the White House, striking Washington Monument and National Mall, stretching from the Lincoln Memorial to th...

Day 3: Marvel At Mount Vernon

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...

Day 4: Step Back In Time At Colonial Williamsburg

Pay tribute to the brave men and women who gave up their homeland to establish a New World. 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 ...

Day 5: Explore Charlottesville And Monticello

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...

Day 6: Unlock The Legacy Of Gettysburg

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, where our ...

Day 7: Journey To Philadelphia

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 back...

Day 8: Discover The Sights Of Philadelphia

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 ha...

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Price From $2,995
Price per day$374
Last Updated: 7/19/2023

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At Trafalgar, we passionately believe in the power of travel to broaden the mind and build bridges between people. By sharing with you the hidden places not mentioned in guidebooks, the local people you wouldn’t otherwise meet, and the traditions you may not have experienced by yourself, we ensure that you get the ‘insider’ view, an authentic and enhanced experience you simply could not have had on your own.

It is this dedication to taking our guests beyond the obvious sights that has helped us grow over the past 65 years into one of the most trusted and successful international guided vacation/holiday companies in the world. From Europe to the United States, South America to South Africa, and with the recent addition of Asia, we pride ourselves on uncovering the hidden gems, cultural highlights and not-to-be-missed attractions of the places you visit. We’ll help you delve deep into the heart of each city and capture the true essence of each new destination.

We are committed to establishing lasting relationships with our guests by exceeding their expectations the first time and every time, through consistently outstanding quality of service, experience and value.

We're proud to be the most globally awarded guided travel company. Every year, we win some of the most prestigious travel accolades around the world – from the Travel Globes to the Agents' Choice Awards. We've collected 46 major travel awards over the last five years alone, as well as the Gold Trusted Merchant Award from independent reviews provider Feefo.

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As the world’s most awarded and loved travel company, Trafalgar unlocks the best of the world for every traveller. From the iconic sites to breaking bread with locals at private Be My Guest experiences, guests can be assured of a dream holiday without the stress of 'what ifs'. Committed to Make Travel Matter, Trafalgar aims to make a positive impact on locals, communities and wildlife visited, and the planet we call home. With tried and tested tours, created by local travel experts in destination and enjoyed by more than 5million happy guests, Trafalgar’s proud to be recognised by its Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award.

Trafalgar is part of the family-owned and run The Travel Corporation (TTC), driven by service for over one hundred years.

 

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Meals Included
  • 1 Farewell Dinner
  • 1 Lunch
  • 1 Welcome Reception
  • 2 Regional Dinners
  • 7 Breakfasts
Age Requirements
No age restrictions
Additional Information
All hotel tips, charges and local taxes Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted All porterage and restaurant gratuities An expert Travel Director and professional Driver Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals 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
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