America's Historic East


  • 9 days

  • Eastern USA

  • Active pace

Tour : AH

From

£1,722 pp

Tour only

Based on 25th Jun 2019

From

£2,404 pp

Tour with flights & transfers

Based on London Heathrow

Overview

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On this East Coast tour, discover some of the historic national treasures prominent in America’s history. Step back in time in Jamestown settlement, the first permanent English settlement in the new world, and Colonial Williamsburg, where costumed villagers reenact life in 18th -century Virginia. See the meeting place for Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, and other patriots, and enjoy a Colonial-style dinner at a local tavern, where you’ll experience a re-created supper experience savoured by 18th-century patriots. Visit Richmond’s St. John's Church, where Patrick Henry proclaimed, “Give me liberty or give me death.” Tour Jefferson's beautiful and imposing estate, Monticello, and visit George Washington’s restored home, Mount Vernon.

Visit the sites of many famous battles, including Yorktown Historical Battlefield Park, where the British surrendered to Washington’s troops in 1781. Tour Gettysburg National Military Park, where you’ll hear about the Battle of 1863. Continue exploration at Valley Forge National Historic Site to see where Washington and his troops endured the harsh winter of 1777-1778. Also visit Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, where abolitionist John Brown and his “army of liberation” staged their fateful raid on a U.S. arsenal. This East Coast tour will also visit Washington DC and Philadelphia—with sightseeing tours highlighting the famous landmarks in each city.

Throughout this East Coast tour, Globus has also included many special experiences. For example, learn about Shenandoah National Park’s history and lore from a local storyteller and hear an exclusive presentation by Ulysses S. Grant at Gettysburg.

You’ve heard about the famous battles in American history—now’s your chance to see where some of them took place. You’ve heard about many of the historical landmarks in America’s oldest cities—now's your chance to visit them. It's a holiday of a lifetime!

Highlights

Washington DC Sightseeing with a Local Guide

Mount Vernon Visit George Washington’s home

Yorktown Visit Yorktown Historical Battlefield

Williamsburg Exclusive performance by professional historian; visit Colonial Williamsburg; Colonial-style dinner

Jamestown Visit Jamestown settlement

Richmond Visit St. John’s Church

Monticello Visit Thomas Jefferson’s beloved home

Shenandoah National Park Sightseeing

Harpers Ferry Visit Harpers Ferry National Historic Park

Gettysburg Visit Gettysburg National Military Park; Dobbin House Tavern experience; Ulysses S. Grant historical interpreter

Valley Forge Visit Valley Forge National Historic Park

Philadelphia Visit the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall; farewell dinner

Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 8 breakfasts, 4 dinners

Washington DC

Day
1

Welcome to Washington DC! At 6 pm, meet with your travelling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

Washington DC. Excursion to Mount Vernon

Day
2

This morning’s sightseeing features many of Washington DC’s famous landmarks, including the LINCOLN, VIETNAM, and KOREAN Memorials and stop for photos at the White House and Capitol Hill. This afternoon, we visit MOUNT VERNON, the restored home of George Washington. Tour the house and gardens, and visit the gravesites. Try our optional dinner tonight at one of Washington’s favourite restaurants, followed by an illumination tour of the monuments.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Washington DC – Yorktown – Williamsburg

Day
3

Today, visit YORKTOWN HISTORICAL BATTLEFIELD PARK, where the British surrendered to Washington’s troops in 1781, bringing an end to the American Revolution. Continue to Williamsburg for a 2-night stay.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Williamsburg. Excursion to Jamestown Settlement

Day
4

This morning, enjoy an exclusive PERFORMANCE from Sylvia Tabb-Lee, a professional historian. Visit the nearby JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT for a guided tour to learn about the first permanent English settlement in the New World. Then, enter COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG’S HISTORIC AREA, where costumed villagers add to the authenticity. Stroll down its quaint streets, browse through the historic trade shops, and see the Public Gaol. Also, be sure to stop at Raleigh Tavern, the meeting place for Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, and other patriots. This evening, enjoy a colonial-style dinner at a famous local TAVERN for the chance to engage in a recreated supper experience savoured by 18th-century patriots.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Williamsburg - Richmond - Monticello - Staunton

Day
5

First stop is Richmond, Virginia’s capital and once the capital of the Confederacy. Visit ST. JOHN’S CHURCH, where Patrick Henry proclaimed, “Give me liberty or give me death!” Next, MONTICELLO, Thomas Jefferson’s estate with its beautiful gardens and imposing mansion designed by Jefferson himself. Spend the evening in Staunton, nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Staunton – Shenandoah National Park

Day
6

Today, journey to beautiful SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK, home to spectacular vistas and a haven to wildlife. Enjoy photo stops and panoramic vistas from Skyline Drive. During your free time today, why not stroll one of the many hiking trails or just sit back and enjoy the scenery?

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Shenandoah National Park – Harpers Ferry – Gettysburg

Day
7

Today, follow the same route as Lee’s army during its invasion of Pennsylvania. In West Virginia, visit HARPERS FERRY NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK, where John Brown and his “army of liberation” staged their fateful raid on a U.S. Arsenal. Continue across Maryland to GETTYSBURG NATIONAL MILITARY PARK. Enjoy a tour of Gettysburg and hear your Local Guide vividly recount the Battle of 1863. Spend some time exploring the newly renovated museum and cyclorama. This evening, enjoy a Colonial-style candlelight dinner at the elegant DOBBIN HOUSE TAVERN, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Gettysburg - Valley Forge National Historic Park – Philadelphia

Day
8

This morning, enjoy an exclusive PRESENTATION by one of America’s heroes of the 19th century—Ulysses S. Grant. Next, travel through Lancaster County past Amish farmlands to VALLEY FORGE NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK for a tour to see the camp where Washington and his troops endured the harsh winter of 1777–1778. See Washington’s headquarters, the Grand Parade, and the Washington Memorial Chapel. Continue to Philadelphia, where your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner on the historic Moshulu ship. Launched in 1904, she has had a long and exciting career on the seas and is now considered one of Philadelphia’s best restaurants.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Philadelphia

Day
9

Morning sightseeing focuses on the important buildings of this historic city, the “Birthplace of the Nation.” Major attractions at INDEPENDENCE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK include the LIBERTY BELL and INDEPENDENCE HALL. Continue to Philadelphia Airport for guests with homebound flights. For passengers who would like to return to Washington DC, the coach transfers to the Capital Hilton at no additional cost.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

Enjoy spectacular fall colours on our special Fall Foliage departures: September 20 –  October 11 (if Mother Nature permits).

Extend your tour and see even more

On selected tours you can extend your time at the beginning or end of your holiday. To book your holiday with an extension, call us on 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

Post tour

+3 days Washington DC stay

Total meals included:

  • 2 breakfasts

Washington DC

Day
1

Return to Washington DC for two nights, visiting Baltimore en route.

Washington DC

Day
2

A full day at leisure. If you wish to see more of the sights, take the included OLD TOWN TROLLEY that loops around the city, stopping at various museums and monuments.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Washington DC

Day
3

Your tour extension ends with breakfast today.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

What's included

Tour only

From

£1,722 pp

Prefer to book your own flights and transfers? You have the freedom to do that with our Tour Only holiday option.

  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Porterage

Tour with flights

From

£2,404 pp

Let us take care of everything. Our package option includes return flights from your chosen airport, plus overseas transfers to your hotel.

  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes

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