America's Historic East (AH) - 2014 / 2015

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8 Day Tour from Washington DC to Philadelphia


Americas Historic East
The White House
The White House
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Washington, D.C.
Monticello was the estate of Thomas Jefferson
Shenandoah National Park in Virginia
Enjoy the historical architecture of Colonial Williamsburg
WWII Memorial and Washington Monument
Jamestown Settlement
United States Capitol building in Washington, D.C.

Vacation Overview

On this vacation, discover some of the historic national treasures so prominent in America’s history. Step back in time in Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in the new world, and Colonial Williamsburg, where costumed villagers reenact life in 18th -century Virginia. See the meeting place for Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, and other patriots, and enjoy a colonial-style dinner at a local tavern, where you’ll experience a recreated supper experience savored by 18th-century patriots. Visit Richmond and St. John's Church, where Patrick Henry proclaimed, “Give me liberty or give me death.” Tour Jefferson's beautiful and imposing estate, Monticello, as well as George Washington’s restored home, Mount Vernon.

Visit the sites of many famous battles, including Yorktown Historical Battlefield Park, where the British surrendered to Washington’s troops in 1781, bringing the American Revolution to a successful conclusion. Tour Gettysburg National Military Park, where you’ll hear about the Battle of 1863. Continue exploration at Valley Forge for a behind-the-scenes tour, and see where Washington and his troops endured the harsh winter of 1777-1778. Also visit Harper’s Ferry, where abolitionist John Brown and his “army of liberation” staged their fateful raid on a U.S. arsenal. Your tour will also visit Washington DC and Philadelphia—with sightseeing tours highlighting the famous landmarks in each city.

You’ve heard about the famous battles in American history—now’s your chance to see where some of them took place. You’ve heard about many of the historical landmarks in America’s oldest cities—now’s your chance to visit them. It’s a trip of a lifetime!

     

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Save $300 per couple on select 2014 Globus Fall vacations featuring Starwood properties.*

Save $300 per couple on select 2014 Globus Fall vacations featuring Starwood properties.*

*Book a select 2014 Globus vacation featuring a Starwood property to receive the $150 per person discount: Great Cities of the East Coast (AK/AKE); Eastern US & Canada Discovery (CU/CUE); Fall Foliage Getaway (AE/AEE) and America's Historic East (AH/AHE). Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between August 27 and September 30 for travel at select times in 2014. Not applicable to custom tours. Discount will apply to individual members of groups adding a name and non-refundable per person deposit WITHIN the promo window. Not applicable on TBA space. Not combinable with other offers except Journeys Club Repeat Traveler discount. Applies to new 2014 bookings only. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply.


  • October 4, 2014
  • October 11, 2014
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NOTE:

  • Enjoy spectacular fall colors on our special Fall Foliage departures: September 20-October 11 (if Mother Nature permits).


DAY 1Arrive in Washington DC

Welcome to Washington DC! At 6 pm, meet with your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

The United States Capitol in Washington DC Washington, D.C. 
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DAY 2Washington DC

This morning’s sightseeing features many of Washington DC’s famous landmarks, including the LINCOLN, VIETNAM, KOREAN, and WORLD WAR II Memorials. Take a guided tram tour of ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, where you’ll see the KENNEDY GRAVESITES, the TOMB OF THE UNKNOWNS, and ARLINGTON HOUSE, the Robert E. Lee Memorial. The remainder of the day is free to pursue your favorite interests. Maybe visit the Smithsonian Institute, Georgetown, the National Cathedral, or other prominent monuments and museums. Try our optional dinner tonight at one of Washington’s favorite restaurants, followed by an illumination tour of the monuments. (Breakfast)

Arlington National Cemetery 
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DAY 3Washington DC–Mount Vernon–Yorktown–Williamsburg

This morning we visit MOUNT VERNON, the restored home of George Washington. Tour the house and gardens, and visit the gravesite. Then, visit YORKTOWN HISTORICAL BATTLEFIELD PARK, where the British surrendered to Washington’s troops in 1781, bringing an end to the American Revolution. Your evening is free. (Breakfast)

Re-enactment of the Battle of Yorktown in the Jamestown Settlement 
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DAY 4Williamsburg. Excursion to Jamestown Settlement

This morning, enjoy an exclusive Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite PERFORMANCE from Sylvia Tabb-Lee, a professional historian. Visit the nearby JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT for a guided tour to learn about the first permanent English settlement in the New World. Then, enter COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG’S HISTORIC AREA, where costumed villagers add to the authenticity. Stroll down its quaint streets, browse through the historic trade shops, and see the Public Gaol. Also be sure to stop at Raleigh Tavern, the meeting place for Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, and other patriots. This evening, enjoy a Colonial-style dinner at a famous local TAVERN for the chance to engage in a recreated supper experience savored by 18th-century patriots. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Jamestown Settlement Enjoy the historical architecture of Colonial Williamsburg 
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DAY 5Williamsburg–Richmond–Monticello–Shenandoah National Park

First stop is Richmond, Virginia’s capital and once the capital of the Confederacy. Visit ST. JOHN’S CHURCH, where Patrick Henry proclaimed, “Give me liberty or give me death!” Journey to Charlottesville to tour MONTICELLO, Thomas Jefferson’s estate with its beautiful gardens and imposing mansion designed by Jefferson himself. Enjoy photo stops and panoramic vistas from Skyline Drive in beautiful SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK, where you will stay for the night. Tonight, learn about the park’s history and nature from a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite LOCAL EXPERT as you enjoy tasty S’mores around a fire. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Shenandoah National Park in Virginia Monticello was the estate of Thomas Jefferson 
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DAY 6Shenandoah National Park–Harpers Ferry–Gettysburg

Today, follow the route as Lee’s army during its invasion of Pennsylvania. In West Virginia, visit HARPERS FERRY, where John Brown and his “army of liberation” staged their fateful raid on a U.S. Arsenal. Continue across Maryland to GETTYSBURG NATIONAL MILITARY PARK. Enjoy a tour of Gettysburg and hear your Local Guide vividly recount the Battle of 1863. Also spend some time exploring the newly renovated museum and cyclorama. This evening, enjoy a Colonial-style candlelight dinner at the elegant Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite DOBBIN HOUSE TAVERN, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (Breakfast, Dinner)

SPECIAL FEATURE: Overnight at the historic Hotel Gettysburg, established in 1797. President Lincoln honed the immortal words of his Gettysburg Address just steps away from the hotel, and nearly a century later, the hotel served as President Dwight Eisenhower’s National Operations Center.

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 
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DAY 7Gettysburg–Valley Forge–Philadelphia

This morning, enjoy an exclusive Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite PRESENTATION by one of America’s heroes of the 19th century—Ulysses S. Grant. Then, travel through Lancaster County past Amish farmlands to VALLEY FORGE. Take a tour of the national historic park, the camp where Washington and his troops endured the harsh winter of 1777-1778. See Washington’s headquarters, the Grand Parade, and the Washington Memorial Chapel. Continue to Philadelphia, where your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner on the historic Moshulu ship. Launched in 1904, she has had a long an exciting career on the seas and is now considered one of Philadephia’s best restaurants. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Statue of Commodore John Barry, an officer during the American Revolutionary War 
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DAY 8Philadelphia

Morning sightseeing focuses on the important buildings of this historic city, the “Birthplace of the Nation.” Major attractions include the LIBERTY BELL and INDEPENDENCE HALL. Continue to the Philadelphia Airport for guests with homebound flights (please schedule flights from the Philadelphia Airport after 1:30 pm). For passengers who would like to return to Washington DC, the motorcoach transfers to the Capital Hilton at no additional cost. (Breakfast)

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Breakfast daily, 4 three-course dinners including a farewell dinner in Philadelphia


With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

PATRICK NEILSON

Years of Experience: 16 years

An educator by trade, I hold post-graduate degrees in English Emersion and Tourism & Marketing. I speak English, Spanish, and Portuguese. I use my training and experience to bring the history and culture of each place alive. I love to share my passion, enthusiasm, and knowledge with guests while providing a unique local perspective.

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View Offers

Save $300 per couple on select 2014 Globus Fall vacations featuring Starwood properties.*

Save $300 per couple on select 2014 Globus Fall vacations featuring Starwood properties.*

*Book a select 2014 Globus vacation featuring a Starwood property to receive the $150 per person discount: Great Cities of the East Coast (AK/AKE); Eastern US & Canada Discovery (CU/CUE); Fall Foliage Getaway (AE/AEE) and America's Historic East (AH/AHE). Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between August 27 and September 30 for travel at select times in 2014. Not applicable to custom tours. Discount will apply to individual members of groups adding a name and non-refundable per person deposit WITHIN the promo window. Not applicable on TBA space. Not combinable with other offers except Journeys Club Repeat Traveler discount. Applies to new 2014 bookings only. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply.


  • October 4, 2014
  • October 11, 2014



UNESCO World Heritage Sites


The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on the America's Historic East:

  • Monticello
  • Independence Hall