Join us on this exciting tour of the most influential and historic locations in American history. From its capital city, Washington DC, to the first English settlement, Jamestown, and the American Civil War battlefields, there is something for everyone interested in the history of the United States.</BR></BR>Start in Washington DC with a visit to Arlington National Cemetery, the Vietnam and Korean Memorials, and more. Then, visit Mount Vernon, the Yorktown Historical Battlefield, and tour the archaeological site of Jamestown and Colonial Williamsburg. Visit the graceful home of the third U.S. President, Thomas Jefferson. A guided visit of his Monticello estate reveals the impressive mansion designed by Jefferson himself. Next, follow Skyline Drive into spectacular Shenandoah National Park. Cross the Mason-Dixon Line into Pennsylvania, and visit the hallowed Gettysburg National Military Park and Battlefield. Head through Pennsylvania Dutch Country to Lancaster County, home of the religious Amish and Mennonite sects and where a Local Guide explains the faith, culture, and way of life here. Sightseeing in Philadelphia, the “Birthplace of the Nation,” includes the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. Return to Washington DC for the conclusion of your fascinating journey through American history!</BR>
Sightseeing: In Washington DC, Richmond, and Philadelphia; Arlington National Cemetery, Capitol Hill, White House, Lincoln Memorial, Korea Memorial, Vietnam Memorials, Mount Vernon, Yorktown Historical Battlefield Park, Jamestown Settlement, Colonial Williamsburg, St. John’s Church, Monticello Estate, Shenandoah National Park, Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, Gettysburg National Military Park & Battlefield, Amish farm & house, Valley Forge, Liberty Bell, and Independence Hall. Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
WASHINGTON DC AREA Crowne Plaza Old Town Alexandria (F)WILLIAMSBURG Country Inn & Suites (F)SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK Skyland Resort (NP)GETTYSBURG Quality Inn Gettysburg (ST)LANCASTER Heritage Hotel Lancaster (ST)PHILADELPHIA Hampton Inn Philadelphia (ST)
4 continental breakfasts
NOTE:Enjoy the spectacular colors of the Appalachian Mountains on our special fall foliage departures: September 10 to October 8 (if Mother Nature permits).
Transportation: Private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.