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Virginia International Tattoo

Featuring Three Nights in Virginia Beach

7 DAYS • 10 MEALS See modern and vintage war machines in pristine working condition, and attend events celebrating America's military might by air and sea. Whether you're a veteran or a military buff, this tour is sure to delight.
This tour departs from the Chicagoland/Wisconsin Area

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The Mayflower Tours Way
  • Free home or local pickup and return
  • 10 Meals (4 dinners and 6 breakfasts)
  • Visit Virginia’s Military Aviation Museum, home to one of the largest private collections of military aircraft
  • Spend 3 nights on the Atlantic Ocean in Virginia Beach
  • Enjoy dinner in Virginia Beach and stroll its famed Boardwalk
  • Narrated tour of the Norfolk Naval Station by Naval personnel and see the array of aircraft carriers, destroyers and frigates
  • Visit the General Douglas MacArthur Memorial
  • Attend the “Hullabaloo” with food, drink and music
  • Reserved seats to the Virginia International Tattoo, a musical spectacle that is part parade, part theatre and sometimes, part circus
  • Visit the Nauticus National Maritime Center and explore the largest battleship built by the U.S. Navy, the Wisconsin
  • Reserved seats to the Norfolk NATO Parade of Nations with live military bands and colorful floats
  • Narrated tram tour of the Norfolk Botanical Garden
  • $35 in Mayflower Money
Days One and Two — Depart for Virginia We begin with a welcome dinner and overnight in Ohio before arriving in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Dinner and breakfast Day Three — Military Aviation Museum and Virginia Beach We arrive in Virginia Beach, the state’s largest city which boasts the world’s longest boardwalk flanking miles of pristine, sandy beaches. Apart from the waterfront, the region has much more to offer. We pay a visit to the Military Aviation Museum, home to one of the world’s largest private collection of vintage WWI and WWII military aircraft. Each have been beautifully restored to their original condition and many are still flown during flight demonstrations. Breakfast Day Four — Norfolk Naval Station and the Virginia International Tattoo We begin the day with a tour of the Norfolk Naval Station. This 45-minute tour is conducted by Naval personnel and gives us the opportunity to see the many aircraft carriers, destroyers, frigates and amphibious assault ships housed here. Be sure to have your photo ID handy. The General Douglas MacArthur Memorial tells the story of the man and also pays tribute to the many men and women who served with him. After our included dinner downtown, we attend the “Hullabaloo,” a pre-Tattoo event with tasty foods, craft beers, music, dance and drill performances, photo-ops and an audience-judged piping competition. Tonight we have reserved seats to the Virginia International Tattoo. This awe-inspiring musical spectacle is part parade, part theatre and sometimes, part circus. It is highly regarded as one of the world’s great tattoos. Breakfast and dinner Day Five — Nauticus National Maritime Center and NATO Parade of Nations We begin the day at Nauticus National Maritime Center, a premier maritime science museum to learn about undersea life and ocean exploration. You can also take a self-guided tour of the Battleship Wisconsin, the largest and last battleship built by the U.S. Navy. Walk the huge, expansive main deck and explore the second deck to see the berthing units, post office and dental office. Just steps away from Nauticus are our reserved seats for the Norfolk NATO Parade of Nations. This annual event features high school bands, U.S. and international military bands, colorful floats which represent each of the 28 NATO Member nations. At the Norfolk Botanical Garden we climb aboard the tram for a narrated tour of Coastal Virginia’s premier horticultural attraction. Breakfast and dinner Day Six and Seven — Pittsburgh and Home We bid farewell to the Atlantic coast and venture west to the Pittsburgh area for a farewell dinner and final overnight before returning home. 2 Breakfasts and dinner
Day One Hampton Inn, Youngstown, Ohio Day Two Fairfield Inn & Suites, Fredericksburg, Virginia Days Three through Five Doubletree Hotel, Virginia Beach, Virginia Day Six Holiday Inn, Monroeville, Pennsylvania
Departure Date Per Person Twin Single Room
April 25, 2017 $1,719 add $579 Guaranteed Departure
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LEVEL 3: A blend of longer and shorter days on this program with more walking tours mixed with some periods of standing. Expect more of the touring to be over uneven surfaces or involve stairs.