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Colonial America Tour - USA (10 Days / 9 Nights)

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USA: A portrait of American history, this trip mixes the modern bustle of Washington, D.C. and landmarks from the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. You'll enjoy Insider moments like walking through historic Williamsburg and learning about the rich legacy and heritage of African American.
Itinerary
  • Day 1-9
    • Car Hire: Alamo Fully Inclusive - USA
    • Overnight Excursion: Colonial America 10D/9N Standard
  • Day 10-11
    • Car Hire: Alamo Fully Inclusive - USA
Full Itinerary

Colonial America 10D/9N Standard

Colonial America 10 Days/ 9 Nights - Booking Code - CM0-10

Day 1: Washington D.C. arrival

Arrive in Washington, D.C. and pick up your rental car at the airport, then proceed to your hotel.

Day 2: Washington D.C.

Explore Washington, D.C. on full day. Start by strolling along the mall. Here you will find some of the most important monuments and have the opportunity to lose yourself in some of the world's most inspired museums. After lunch why not journey across the Potomac to nearby Alexandria or perhaps you would prefer to rent a bicycle and continue your exploration of the city. This evening we suggest a visit to the lively Georgetown area of the city where some of the best chefs vie for your attention.

Day 3: Driving distance: 150 MI / 250 KM Washington D.C - Gettysburg

Leave the seat of government behind today as you travel to the fascinating Civil War battlefield of Gettysburg. There are many excellent self-guided interpretative trails you can follow that will give you an understanding of this formative period in U.S. history.

Day 4: Driving distance: 150 MI / 250 KM - Gettysburg - Shenandoah

Today there is time for further exploration of Gettysburg before you head west to visit Luray Caverns, one of the most beautiful caves in the world. Then enter Shenandoah National Park, a haven for plants, wildlife, and people alike.

Day 5: Driving distance: 172 MI / 275 KM - Shenandoah - Skyline Drive - Charlottesville - Colonial Williamsburg

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 of Thomas Jefferson designed and built on a glorious mountaintop. Continue to Richmond, Virginia's capital, rising high above the sparkling James River, before traveling along the scenic road by the James River Plantations to Williamsburg, where restoration and preservation have turned back the clock 200 years.

Day 6: Driving Distance: 63 MI / 101 KM - Colonial Williamsburg - Norfolk - Virginia Beach

Visit Colonial Williamsburg, and then see the earliest permanent English settlement in North America at Jamestown. Continue to the Yorktown Battlefield, where Washington's decisive victory over General Cornwall's forces turned the colonists' dream of a new nation into reality. Continue through Norfolk, Virginia's premier port city, to Virginia Beach, with 30 miles of sandy seashore and a 2-mile-long boardwalk. Time to relax this evening and dip your toes in the ocean.

Day 7: Virginia Beach

Today spend your time in the city that is listed in the Guinness 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.

Day 8: Driving Distance: 248 MI / 397 Km - Virginia Beach - Eastern Shore - Annapolis - Baltimore

Drive north across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel to the tranquil Eastern Shore. Cross into Maryland and continue on to Annapolis, home to the U.S. Naval Academy. See the State House and visit the Academy before continuing to Baltimore. This evening, stroll along the magnificently rebuilt Inner harbour and enjoy a typical dish of the region in one of the many restaurants.

Day 9: Driving Distance: 100 MI / 160 KM - Baltimore - Philadelphia

This morning you are bound for the City of Brotherly Love - Philadelphia. This historic city is home to both Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. Philadelphia also boasts a world class art museum as well as superb shopping and dining.

Day 10: Driving Distance: 140 MI / 250 KM - Philadelphia - Washington D.C. Departure

Drive back to Washington D.C and return your car at the airport before your departure flight.

Tour Highlights:
"Capture a photo of the White House.
"See the Discovery Space Shuttle, Apollo 11 and more at the Smithsonian Museum.
"Explore the history of the Civil War and stand on the spot where Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address.
"Hike one of the many trails along Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park.
"Walk the boardwalk of Virginia Beach.
" Swim or take a cruise in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
" Shop and dine in Baltimore's inner harbour
"See the Liberty Bell and declaration of Independence in Philadelphia
*Admission fees not included
Documentation: Passengers should identify themselves as participants of ATI's tour upon arrival at hotel front desk. Please issue voucher for first two nights.

Breakfast:
Hotel services in the US customarily do not include breakfast. If you do not wish to have breakfast at the hotel restaurant (where available), you may frequently find coffee shops and restaurants close by which serve good and inexpensive breakfasts. Some hotels do offer a continental breakfast. Usually, this continental breakfast is basic and contains coffee and pastries. Variations between the different hotels may result in the following also being available: cereal, cheese, fruit, etc.
Terms & Conditions

Package does not include one way collection / delivery fee for car rental.
Prices are from a starting price per person sharing, subject to change, airfare increase, currency fluctuations and availability. Taxes are estimated and based on the current exchange rate and are subject to change. Advance purchase, peak season surcharges, block out periods and minimum stay conditions may apply. Please note that airport taxes, fuel levies & surcharges are approximate and subject to change, the exact amount will be confirmed at time of booking. Valid for dates as specified. Group rates available on request. Thompsons Standard Terms and Conditions may apply. E & OE.

Exclusions

Admission fees are excluded. All Items of a personal nature. Meals not mentioned. Medical and Travel insurance.


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