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Overview

Explore the historic sights of Washington DC and enjoy one of America’s most scenic routes, Skyline Drive, on this 8 day tour.

7 night Tour Begins and ends Washington D.C;  2 nights Washington D.C; 1 night Shenandoah National Park; 1 night Colonial Williamsburg; 2 nights Virginia Beach; 1 night Baltimore

Details

Day 1

Fly to Washington, D.C.
Arrive in Washington, D.C. and pick up your rental car at the airport, then proceed to the hotel.
Overnight: Capitol Skyline Hotel

Day 2

Washington, D.C.
Enjoy at day at leisure to discover the many attractions of the nation’s beautiful capital.
Overnight: Capitol Skyline Hotel

Day 3

Washington, D.C. – Gettysburg (90 Miles)
Leave the seat of government behind today as you travel to the fascinating Civil War Battlegrounds of Gettysburg. There are many excellent self guided interpretative trails you can follow that will give you an understanding for this formative period in US history.
Overnight: Best Western Gettysburg

Day 4

Gettysburg - Shenandoah National Park  (150 Miles)
Today there is time for further exploration of Gettysburg before you head West to visit spectacular Luray Caverns, one of the most beautiful caves in the world. Then enter Shenandoah National Park, a haven for plants, wildlife, and people alike.
Overnight: Best Western Intown Luray

Day 5

Shenandoah National Park - Skyline Drive - Charlottesville - Colonial Williamsburg  (172Miles)
Drive South and enjoy the natural wonders along each mile of Skyline Drive, one of America's most scenic routes. You can see the peaks of the Blue Ridge Mountains which have a distinctly bluish cast, especially in summer. Then continue to Charlottesville and visit Monticello, the home Thomas Jefferson designed and built on a glorious mountaintop. Then drive to Richmond, Virginia's capital, rising high above the sparkling James River, before continuing along the scenic road by the James River Plantations to Williamsburg, where restoration and preservation have turned back the clock 20o years.
Overnight: Days Inn Colonial Downtown

Day 6

Colonial Williamsburg - Norfolk -Virginia Beach  (63 Miles)
Visit Colonial Williamsburg, then see the earliest permanent English settlement in North America at Jamestown. Then, onto the Yorktown battlefield. There, Washington's decisive victory over General Cornwall's forces turned the colonist's dream of a new nation into reality. Then contiunue through Norfolk, Virgina's premier port city, to Virgina Beach, with its 30 miles of sandy seashore and a 2-mile long boardwalk.
Overnight: Red Roof Inn Virginia Beach

Day 7

Virgina Beach
Today spend your time in the city that is listed in the Guiness Book of Records as having the longest pleasure beach in the world.To continue with this record breaking tradition the city itself is located at the southern end of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, the longest bridge-tunnel complex in the world.
Overnight: Red Roof Inn Virgina Beach

Day 8

Virgininia Beach - Eastern Shore - Annapolis - Baltimore  (248 Miles)
rive north across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel to the tranquil Eastern Shore. Cross into Maryland and continue on to Annapolis, home to the US Naval Academy. See the State House and visit the Academy before continuing to Baltimore, the last station of the tour. Stroll along the magnificently rebuilt inn Harbour and enjoy a typical dish of the region in one of
the many restaurants.
Overnight: Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor Hotel

Day 9

Baltimore - Philadelphia
This morning you are bound for the city of Brotherly Love - Philadelphia. This historic city is home to both the independence hall and the Liberty Bell.
Philadelphia also boasts a world class Art Museum as well as superb shopping and dining.
Overnight Holiday Inn Philadelphia-Historic District

Day 10

Philadelphia - Washington DC Departure
Drive back to Washington DC and return the car at the airport before your return flight home.

Day 11

Arrive back home.

 

What's Included

  • Return transatlantic schedule flights
  • Economy size car rental
  • Hotel accommodation as specified, or of a similar standard
  • Welcome kit with comprehensive maps and day-to-day itinerary

The weather information shown below refers to the first stop on the tour, call us and speak to one of our travel experts for the most up-to-date forecasts and weather details for your tour.

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