Your tour begins with an included transfer from Washington Reagan National Airport and a welcome dinner at 6:00 p.m. hosted by your Tour Manager. Dinner
The beauty and aroma of these blossoming cherry trees will amaze as we enjoy the National Cherry Blossom Parade from reserved seats. Marching down Constitution Avenue, the parade showcases floats, helium balloons, international performance groups and some of the country’s finest marching bands. Later, we 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 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. Breakfast
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. 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. 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. 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. Breakfast and dinner
We leave the city behind today as we journey to the quiet beauty of Shenandoah National Park. Here, we travel one of the most visited sections of the National Parks System, scenic Skyline Drive. Following this casual, winding road past sweeping valley vistas and diverse displays of flora and fauna brings us to Skyland, where a buffet lunch awaits. Later, we stop at the incredible Luray Caverns, the nation’s largest and most popular caverns. Explore cathedral-sized rooms with ceilings 10 stories high filled with towering stone columns and crystal-clear pools. Also hear the haunting sounds of the world's only Stalacpipe Organ creating music of symphonic quality from stone formations. Breakfast and lunch
No tour of colonial America is complete without a stop at Mount Vernon, the expansive estate of George and Martha Washington. Visit the new 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. 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
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
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
Hilton Hotel Crystal City, Arlington, Virginia
Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center, Williamsburg, Virginia
Call for rates and schedules from your city to and from Washington Reagan National Airport.
Rooms for the before and after the tour are available. Cost for a room in Arlington is $289, tax included.