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. </BR></BR>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. </BR></BR>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.</BR></BR>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! </BR></BR>Special Event – July 4th in Washington DC</BR>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.
WASHINGTON DCGuided sightseeing with a Local Guide including Arlington National Cemetery tram tour; Old Town TrolleyMOUNT VERNON Visit George Washington’s home YORKTOWN Visit Yorktown Battlefield WILLIAMSBURG [LF] Exclusive performance by professional historian; visit Colonial Williamsburg; Colonial-style dinner JAMESTOWN Visit Jamestown settlementRICHMOND Visit St. John’s Church CHARLOTTESVILLEVisit MonticelloSHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK Sightseeing, [LF] presentation by local story tellerHARPERS FERRY Visit Harpers Ferry National Historic Park GETTYSBURG Visit Gettysburg National Military Park; [LF] Dobbin House Tavern experience; [LF] Ulysses S. Grant historical interpreter VALLEY FORGE Visit Valley Forge National Historic Park PHILADELPHIA Visit the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall; farewell dinner
Breakfast daily, 4 three-course dinners including a farewell dinner in Philadelphia
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.
Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotels.