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Globus America's Historic East with Washington DC(AHE)

11 days from Washington DC to Washington DC 
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, 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 Harpers 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 will also visit Washington DC and Philadelphia—with sightseeing tours highlighting the famous landmarks in each city.

Throughout this East Coast tour, Globus has also included many special experiences. For example, learn about Shenandoah National Park’s history and lore from a local storyteller 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 vacation of a lifetime!

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 25, 2018 departure.
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Globus Highlights & Sightseeing

WASHINGTON DC
Sightseeing with a Local Guide; Old Town Trolley

MOUNT VERNON
Visit George Washington’s home

YORKTOWN
Visit Yorktown Historical Battlefield

WILLIAMSBURG
[LF] Exclusive performance by professional historian; visit Colonial Williamsburg; Colonial-style dinner

JAMESTOWN
Visit Jamestown settlement

RICHMOND
Visit St. John’s Church

MONTICELLO
Visit Thomas Jefferson’s beloved home

SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK
Sightseeing

HARPERS 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

Itinerary (2018)

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.
Day 2WASHINGTON DC. EXCURSION TO MOUNT VERNON.
 This morning’s sightseeing features many of Washington DC’s famous landmarks, including the LINCOLN, VIETNAM, and KOREAN Memorials and stop for photos at the White House and Capitol Hill. This afternoon, we visit MOUNT VERNON, the restored home of George Washington. Tour the house and gardens, and visit the gravesites. Try our optional dinner tonight at one of Washington’s favorite restaurants, followed by an illumination tour of the monuments. (B)
Day 3WASHINGTON DC–YORKTOWN–WILLIAMSBURG.
 Today, visit YORKTOWN HISTORICAL BATTLEFIELD PARK, where the British surrendered to Washington’s troops in 1781, bringing an end to the American Revolution. Continue to Williamsburg for a 2-night stay. (B)
Day 4WILLIAMSBURG. EXCURSION TO JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT.
 This morning, enjoy an exclusive [LF] 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. (B,D)
Day 5WILLIAMSBURG–RICHMOND–MONTICELLO–STAUNTON.
 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!” Next, MONTICELLO, Thomas Jefferson’s estate with its beautiful gardens and imposing mansion designed by Jefferson himself. Spend the evening in Staunton, nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. (B)
Day 6STAUNTON–SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK.
 Today, journey to beautiful SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK, home to cascading waterfalls, spectacular vistas, and a haven to wildlife. Enjoy photo stops and panoramic vistas from Skyline Drive. During your free time today, why not join in a ranger-led program, stroll one of the many hiking trails, or just sit back and enjoy the scenery? (B,D)
Day 7SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK–HARPERS FERRY–GETTYSBURG.
 Today, follow the same route as Lee’s army during its invasion of Pennsylvania. In West Virginia, visit 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 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 [LF] DOBBIN HOUSE TAVERN, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (B,D)

SPECIAL FEATURE: Overnight at the historic [LF] 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.
Day 8GETTYSBURG–VALLEY FORGE NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK–PHILADELPHIA.
 This morning, enjoy an exclusive [LF] 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 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 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 and exciting career on the seas and is now considered one of Philadelphia’s best restaurants. (B,D)
Day 9PHILADELPHIA–WASHINGTON DC.
 Morning sightseeing focuses on the important buildings of this historic city, the “Birthplace of the Nation.” Major attractions at INDEPENDENCE NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK include the LIBERTY BELL and INDEPENDENCE HALL. Then return to Washington DC, visiting Baltimore en route. (B)
Day 10WASHINGTON 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. (B)
Day 11WASHINGTON DC.
 The tour ends today with guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers are provided to Ronald Reagan National Airport or Dulles International Airport. (B)

Included Globus Meals

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

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Globus Pricing Details

Gratuities for Tour Director and driver are available for pre-purchase.

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

Single Room Supplement:
$945 to $985

Triple Room Reduction per person:
$220 to $230

Extra Nights per person in Washington DC:
Weekday (Tuesday-Wednesday): in single room $320; in twin room $181; in triple room $136
Weekend (Thursday-Monday): in single room $260; in twin room $151; in triple room $116

Globus Notes

  • Enjoy spectacular fall colors on our special Fall Foliage departures: September 21-October 12 (if Mother Nature permits).
  • The June 25 departure spends July 4th in Washington DC. Festivities include a parade, concerts, and a huge fireworks display on the grounds of the Washington Monument. Due to the national holiday, the Old Town Trolley Tour will not be available on July 4th.

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*Tour Land StartGlobus RetailRequest Quote
Guaranteed Departure 05/18/2018 $2,839.00
06/08/2018 $2,899.00
Guaranteed Departure 06/25/2018 $2,899.00
09/07/2018 $2,899.00
Guaranteed Departure 09/14/2018 $2,899.00
09/21/2018 $2,899.00
Guaranteed Departure 09/28/2018 $2,899.00
10/04/2018 $2,899.00
10/12/2018 $2,899.00
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