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America's Historic East with Extended Stay in Washington DC (AHE)

10 Day Tour from Washington DC to Washington DC

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On this East Coast tour, discover some of the historic national treasures prominent in America’s history. Step back in time in Jamestown settlement, the first permanent English settlement in the new world, and Colonial Williamsburg Historic Area, where costumed villagers re-enact 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 re-created supper experience savored by 18th-century patriots. Visit Richmond’s St. John's Church, where Patrick Henry proclaimed, “Give me liberty or give me death.” Tour Jefferson's beautiful and imposing estate, Monticello, and visit 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. Tour Gettysburg National Military Park, where you’ll hear about the Battle of 1863. Continue exploration at Valley Forge National Historic Site to see where Washington and his troops endured the harsh winter of 1777-1778. Also visit Harper’s Ferry National Historic Park, where abolitionist John Brown and his “army of liberation” staged their fateful raid on a U.S. arsenal. This East Coast tour also visits Washington DC and Philadelphia—with sightseeing tours highlighting each city’s famous landmarks. On your Washington DC extension, enjoy two extra nights and the included Old Town Trolley tour.

Throughout this East Coast tour, Globus has included many special experiences. For example, learn about Shenandoah National Park’s history and nature from a local expert and hear an exclusive presentation by Ulysses S. Grant at Gettysburg.

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 dream vacation!

Special Event – July 4th in Washington DC
The nation’s capital is the perfect place to celebrate American Independence Day. Festivities include a parade down Constitution Avenue, free concerts, and a spectacular fireworks presentation over the National Mall. Don’t forget to wear your red, white, and blue! Available on the June 26, 2016 departure.
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

WASHINGTON DC
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uided sightseeing with a Local Guide including Arlington National Cemetery tram tour; Old Town Trolley
MOUNT VERNON
Visit George Washington’s home
YORKTOWN
Visit Yorktown Battlefield
WILLIAMSBURG
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Exclusive performance by professional historian; visit Colonial Williamsburg; Colonial-style dinner
JAMESTOWN
Visit Jamestown settlement
RICHMOND
Visit St. John’s Church
CHARLOTTESVILLE
Visit Monticello
SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK
Sightseeing, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite presentation by local story teller
HARPERS FERRY
Visit Harpers Ferry National Historic Park
GETTYSBURG
Visit Gettysburg National Military Park; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Dobbin House Tavern experience; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Ulysses S. Grant historical interpreter
VALLEY FORGE
Visit Valley Forge National Historic Park
PHILADELPHIA
Visit the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall; farewell dinner

NOTE:

  • Enjoy spectacular fall colors on our special Fall Foliage departures: September 19-October 10 (if Mother Nature permits).
  • The June 26 departure of Tour AHE spends July 4th in Washington DC. Festivities include a parade, concerts, and a huge fireworks display on the grounds of the Washington Monument.

Transportation:

Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotels.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

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

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1 Arrive 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.

Day 2 Washington DC

This morning’s sightseeing features many of Washington DC’s famous landmarks, including the National Parks FoundationNational Parks Foundation 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 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 Breakfast

Day 3 Washington 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 National Parks FoundationNational Parks Foundation 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 Breakfast

Day 4 Williamsburg. 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 Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 5 Williamsburg–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 National Parks FoundationNational Parks Foundation SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK, where you will stay for the night. Tonight, learn about the park’s history and lore from a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite LOCAL STORY TELLER as you enjoy tasty S’mores around a fire.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 6 Shenandoah National Park–Harpers Ferry–Gettysburg

Today, follow the same route as Lee’s army during its invasion of Pennsylvania. In West Virginia, visit National Parks FoundationNational Parks Foundation HARPERS FERRY NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK, where John Brown and his “army of liberation” staged their fateful raid on a U.S. Arsenal. Continue across Maryland to National Parks FoundationNational Parks Foundation 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.

SPECIAL FEATURE: Overnight at the historic Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite 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.

Breakfast Breakfast
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Day 7 Gettysburg–Valley Forge National Historic Park–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 National Parks FoundationNational Parks Foundation VALLEY FORGE NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK. Take a tour of the national historic park, the camp where Washington and his troops endured the harsh winter of 1777–1778. See 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 and exciting career on the seas and is now considered one of Philadelphia’s best restaurants.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 8 Philadelphia

Morning sightseeing focuses on the important buildings of this historic city, the “Birthplace of the Nation.” Major attractions at National Parks FoundationNational Parks Foundation INDEPENDENCE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK include the LIBERTY BELL and INDEPENDENCE HALL. Then return to Washington DC, visiting Baltimore en route.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 9 Washington DC

A full day at leisure. If you wish to see more of the sights, take the included OLD TOWN TROLLEY that loops around the city, stopping at various museums and monuments.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 10 Washington DC

The tour ends today with guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers are provided to Ronald Reagan National Airport or Dulles International Airport.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

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

Escorting tours for more than 15 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.

Tour Director - PATRICK NEILSON

 Accommodations

Washington DC
Williamsburg
Shenandoah National Park
Gettysburg
Philadelphia

Washington DC

Capital Hilton

Superior First-Class

Capital Hilton 1001 16th St Nw, Washington, DC United States

1001 16th St Nw
Washington, DC United States

Located two blocks from the White House and within closing walking distance to downtown attractions, shopping and restaurants, this hotel is a perfect location for your visit to DC. The hotel features a lobby lounge, full service restaurant, gift shop, ATM, concierge, premier health club and full service day spa. This hotel is 100% non-smoking.

Hotel Amenities

  • Beauty Salon
  • Luggage Storage
  • Gift Shop
  • Fitness Room
  • Spa Services
  • Parking/Valet
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Concierge desk
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Currency Exchange
  • Elevator
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center

Room Amenities

  • Alarm Clock
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Climate Control
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Coffee Maker
  • Internet Access
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Television
  • Room Service
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Desk
  • Phone

Williamsburg

Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel & Suites

Moderate First-Class

Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel & Suites 105 Visitor Center Drive, Williamsburg, VA United States

105 Visitor Center Drive
Williamsburg, VA United States

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

History buffs will love the location of the Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel & Suites for its easy access to the Visitor Center and colonial Williamsburg. Everything you want to experience in this historic city is right at your fingertips - and after a day out and about, you can return to guaranteed comfort, friendly service, and all the amenities this great property has to offer.

Hotel Amenities

  • Gift Shop
  • Luggage Storage
  • ATM
  • Concierge desk
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Spa Services
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Fitness Room
  • Ice Machine
  • Currency Exchange
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Free WiFi
  • Pool
  • Parking/Valet

Room Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Television
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • In-Room Safe
  • Alarm Clock
  • Desk
  • Internet Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Phone
  • Climate Control

Shenandoah National Park

Skyland Resort

Moderate First-Class

Skyland Resort mile 41.7 on Skyland Drive , Luray, VA United States

mile 41.7 on Skyland Drive
Luray, VA United States

Located inside Shenandoah National Park and along the highest point on Skyline Drive. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Shenandoah Valley and cool mountain breezes. Approximately 17 miles from Luray, VA. The hotel has a restaurant, gift shop, ranger led programs, horseback riding stables, and children's playground.

Hotel Amenities

  • Gift Shop
  • Parking/Valet
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Ice Machine

Room Amenities

  • Smoking Rooms
  • Desk
  • Phone
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Alarm Clock
  • Wake-Up Calls

Gettysburg

Gettysburg Hotel

First-Class

Gettysburg Hotel 1 Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, PA United States

1 Lincoln Square
Gettysburg, PA United States

Newly renovated and located in the heart of downtown Gettysburg, this historic hotel offers crisp, clean comfort and modern colonial style. This updated hotel is wrapped in history and accompanied by first-rate service. It's the perfect place to stay while you enjoy the experience of this great town and everthing Gettysburg has to offer.

Hotel Amenities

  • Luggage Storage
  • Fitness Room
  • Pool
  • Parking/Valet
  • Concierge desk
  • Ice Machine
  • Elevator
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • ATM
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center

Room Amenities

  • Alarm Clock
  • Voicemail
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Internet Access
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Pay Movies
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Room Service
  • Coffee Maker
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Desk
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Phone
  • Climate Control

Philadelphia

Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill

Superior First-Class

Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill One Dock Street, Philadelphia, PA United States

One Dock Street
Philadelphia, PA United States

Situated in the heart of Philadelphia, Sheraton Society Hill hotel is a sophisticated and elegant hotel with colonial and contemporary influences. Convenient on-site amenities and comfortable guestrooms make for a wonderful stay in the City of Brotherly Love.

Hotel Amenities

  • Gift Shop
  • Luggage Storage
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Elevator
  • Ice Machine
  • Fitness Room
  • Business Center
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Concierge desk
  • Dry Cleaning
  • ATM
  • Parking/Valet
  • Currency Exchange

Room Amenities

  • Pay Movies
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Climate Control
  • Phone
  • Voicemail
  • Room Service
  • Coffee Maker
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Alarm Clock
  • Television
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Internet Access
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board

 Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be offered. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Washington DC

Washington DC

Washington DC By Night & Dinner at Tony & Joe's Seafood Place

Washington DC By Night & Dinner at Tony & Joe's Seafood Place

The evening begins with dinner, then continues with an illumination tour of several of the most famous memorials as well as The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Tour last about 2 hours not including dinner.

Approximate value: $51 USD per person

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