America's Historic East


  • 9 days

  • Washington DC

tour : AH

From

£2,139pp

Prices shown exclude flights and transfers

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Oh say can you see the nation’s birthplace, capital, and significant battlefields from your easy chair? Of course not! Pack up your patriotism and head east for Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and the notable settlements, landmarks, and presidential estates of the historic East. America’s greatest chapters in history come to life as you stroll down the quaint streets of colonial Williamsburg and Jamestown, march in the steps of American Revolution and Civil War soldiers, and stand inside the remarkable Palladian walls of George Washington’s Mount Vernon and Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. Prepare to be moved as this East Coast vacation leads you to the marbled memorials of D.C., the sacred site of Lincoln’s Gettysburg address, and the symbolic Liberty Bell in the City of Brotherly Love. Combining national treasures with small town gems – plus a visit to see the wonder and wildlife of Shenandoah National Park – this vacation through America’s historic East promises discovery and wonder for all.

Small Group Discovery

Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on select North America dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

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2021 Tour itinerary

Total meals included:

  • 8 breakfasts, 4 dinners

ARRIVE IN WASHINGTON DC

Day
1

Welcome to Washington DC! At 6 pm, meet with your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome drink.

WASHINGTON DC. EXCURSION TO MOUNT VERNON

Day
2

WASHINGTON DC Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the Lincoln, Vietnam, and Korean War Veterans Memorials, and photo stops at the White House and Capitol Hill. Free time this evening.
MOUNT VERNON Guided tour of George Washington’s estate and gardens.
ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Washington DC with dinner at a popular local restaurant and illumination tour of the monuments. This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

WASHINGTON DC–FREDERICKSBURG–YORKTOWN–WILLIAMSBURG

Day
3

FREDERICKSBURG Orientation tour and free time to explore.
YORKTOWN Visit Yorktown Battlefield Park.
WILLIAMSBURG Free time this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

WILLIAMSBURG. EXCURSION TO JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT

Day
4

WILLIAMSBURG LF Private performance by historian Sylvia Tabb-Lee. Tour Jamestown Settlement with a Local Guide. Return to Colonial Williamsburg Historic Park for an orientation walk followed by free time this afternoon. Colonial-style dinner at a historic tavern this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

WILLIAMSBURG–RICHMOND–MONTICELLO–STAUNTON

Day
5

RICHMOND Tour St. John’s Church with a Local Guide.
MONTICELLO Guided tour of Thomas Jefferson’s estate.
STAUNTON Free time this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

STAUNTON–SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK

Day
6

STAUNTON Visit the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library. Scenic drive to Shenandoah National Park.
SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK Photo stops on Skyline Drive.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK–HARPERS FERRY–GETTYSBURG

Day
7

HARPERS FERRY Visit Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.
GETTYSBURG History tour with a Local Guide at Gettysburg National Military Park. Colonial-style dinner at LF Dobbin House Tavern.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

GETTYSBURG–VALLEY FORGE NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK–PHILADELPHIA

Day
8

GETTYSBURG LF Private Ulysses S. Grant presentation. Scenic drive through Lancaster County en route to Valley Forge.
VALLEY FORGE NATIONAL PARK Guided tour of Washington’s campsite.
PHILADELPHIA Farewell dinner on the Moshulu tall ship.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

PHILADELPHIA

Day
9

PHILADELPHIA Guided sightseeing to see the “City of Brotherly Love” famed historic treasures, including the Liberty Bell. Your vacation ends with a free transfer to Philadelphia Airport or Washington DC Capital Hilton hotel. Schedule departing flights after 1:30 pm.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

Headsets are provided throughout the tour.

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