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Washington, DC and Williamsburg 2012

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7 Days · 9 Meals
Travel Type: Air Holiday

This is truly the All-American holiday, complete with the heritage of our nation's capital and the historic charm of Williamsburg, Virginia. Your experience will leave you filled with so much pride and honor as an American.

Highlights
  • 9 Meals (3 dinners, 1 lunch and 5 breakfasts) 
  • Round trip airport transfers 
  • Spend 3 nights in the Washington, DC area 
  • Visit the National WWII Memorial, the first national memorial dedicated to all who served during World War II 
  • Arlington National Cemetery and the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier 
  • Tour Mount Vernon, the expansive estate of George and Martha Washington 
  • Full day at Colonial Williamsburg, the nation’s largest living history museum 
  • Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest museum complex 
  • Traditional Tavern dinner in historic Colonial Williamsburg 
  • Washington, DC touring with a local guide including the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center along with the FDR, Vietnam and Lincoln Memorials 
  • Enjoy lunch and tour at historic Michie Tavern 
  • Tour the house and grounds at Monticello, home of Thomas Jefferson 
  • Visit Jamestown Settlement and Powhatan Indian Village 
  • Travel along scenic Skyline Drive through Shenandoah National Park 
  • Experience Washington, DC at night on a narrated Illumination tour  
  • $35 in Mayflower Money 
Day-by-Day
1
  1. Arrive in Washington, DC 
    This is truly the All-American holiday, complete with the heritage of our nation’s capital and the historic charm of Williamsburg, Virginia. Your tour begins with an included transfer from Washington Reagan National Airport. Tonight we gather with our fellow traveling companions at 6:00 p.m. for welcome dinner. (Dinner)
2
  1. U.S. Capitol Visitor Center and National WWII Memorial 
    The touring of our nation’s capital begins with a visit to the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center. Home to the Senate and House of Representatives for more than two centuries, the Capitol stands as a monument to the American people and this great nation. During our touring in DC’s mall area we’ll see the FDR, Vietnam and Lincoln Memorials. We’ll also make a stop at the National WWII Memorial, the first national memorial dedicated to all who served during World War II. (Breakfast)
3
  1. Arlington National Cemetery and Smithsonian Institution 
    Sightseeing in our nation’s capital continues with a visit to Arlington National Cemetery and the John F. Kennedy Memorial. View the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Women in Military Service Memorial. This afternoon enjoy time to visit the Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest museum complex and research organization. Composed of 16 museums in Washington, DC, the Smithsonian’s exhibits offer visitors a glimpse into its vast collection. Numbering over 142 million objects the complex includes the Air & Space Museum and the National Museum of the American Indian. Some of the famous exhibitions include Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis and the command module from Apollo 11. After dinner this evening, an incredible Illumination tour of Washington, DC tops off this exciting day as we see the memorials and monuments bathed in flood lights, including the U.S. Capitol and the White House. (Dinner)
4
  1. Mount Vernon and Shenandoah National Park 
    No tour of colonial America is complete without a stop at Mount Vernon, the expansive estate of George and Martha Washington. Visit the Ford Orientation Center and the Donald W. Reynolds Museum where you will have the chance to experience Washington’s life through movies and exhibitions. Explore his mansion filled with 18th century treasures and stroll the gardens of this 45-acre estate, taking in the views of the Potomac River from the mansion’s piazza. We travel south along a section of the scenic Skyline Drive through picturesque Shenandoah National Park (weather permitting) en route to Charlottesville and our lodging for the evening. (Breakfast)
5
  1. Monticello and Michie Tavern  
    Today we begin with a visit to Monticello, home of Thomas Jefferson, the author of the Declaration of Independence. We’ll tour the home and see the parlor, the library, greenhouse and Jefferson’s bedroom. Experience a “Day in the Life” of Jefferson through artifacts, personal possessions and “mechanical inventions” found throughout the home. Then we’ll stop for lunch at historic Michie Tavern who has welcomed travelers for more than 200 years. Crossing the threshold you enter another time as the costumed hostess welcomes you into the past as “stranger,” an early 18th-century term for a traveler. Later, we arrive at Jamestown, the site of America’s first permanent English colony. Explore life at the dawn of the 17th century inside the palisade of a re-created colonial fort and discover the world of Pocahontas in the Powhatan Indian Village. (Breakfast and lunch)
6
  1. Colonial Williamsburg 
    Colonial Williamsburg is the largest living history museum in the country and one of America’s most popular attractions. Stroll streets dating back to the 1700s. Converse with residents playing the roles of their ancestors as they go about their daily activities exactly as they did more than 200 years ago. It’s an exciting glimpse into the early days of our nation. A traditional Colonial tavern dinner sets the mood for our stay in historic Williamsburg. (Breakfast and dinner)
7
  1. Washington, DC and Home 
    We travel back to Washington, DC today as our tour ends with a group transfer to Washington Reagan National Airport for flights out after 2:00 p.m. (Breakfast)
Accommodations

Lodging

Days One through Three 

Holiday Inn National Hotel, Arlington, Virginia 

Day Four 

Hampton Inn, Charlottesville, Virginia 

Days Five and Six 

Crowne Plaza at Fort Magruder, Williamsburg, Virginia 

Dates and Rates
2012 Departure Dates Per Person Twin Single Room Add Triple Room Deduct
September 14 $1,529 add $599 deduct $12
November 30** $1,529 add $599 deduct $12

*Special Cherry Blossom Time departure. (Add $20 per person)
**Special Colonial Williamsburg Christmas departure.

Call for air rates and schedules from your city to and from Washington Reagan National Airport.

Stay another night Rooms for the night before the tour are available. Cost for a room in Arlington is $189, tax included.

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