WASHINGTON D.C. & AMERICA'S HISTORIC EAST

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September 14-22, 2017

9 Exciting Days!

Price Includes

  • Round trip airfare from Salt Lake City
  • First Class Hotels in great locations
  • Fully escorted from Salt Lake by Brian Judd
  • 12 meals: 8 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch and 3 Dinners
  • Deluxe Motor-coach, restroom equipped Baggage handling and tips
  • All sightseeing and admissions paid. No add-ons!
  • Top quality service throughout
  • Tips and taxes on all services paid
  • 48 seats only, a nice sized group- reserve early!

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Itinerary

Day 1 - Thursday: SALT LAKE CITY * WASHINGTON D.C.

After flying to our nation's capital, we visit the Iwo Jima Marine's Memorial before our delightful welcome dinner at the Vantage Point Restaurant. After dinner we visit the Korean and Vietnam War Memorials. We also visit the Lincoln Memorial as we pay tribute to our great Civil War president. Our hotel for the next three nights is the lovely Alexandria Hampton Inn.

 

Day 2 - Friday: WASHINGTON D.C.

Your Washington D.C. tour this morning begins at the Washington Monument, dedicated to our first president and the "Father of our Country." Then an opportunity for photos at the White House and a visit to the newly opened WWII Memorial. After lunch at the Old Post Office, we visit the Smithsonian Museums and the National Art Gallery where you have time to explore and enjoy on your own. This evening you'll enjoy a wonderful welcome dinner with your traveling companions. (B,D)


Day 3 - Saturday: WASHINGTON D.C.

As a special bonus for 2011, today is your extra day in Washington D.C. You'll have time to visit Ford's Theater, the National Archives to see the Declaration of Independence, the National Spy Museum, Historic Union Station plus additional appreciated time at the Smithsonian and Holocaust Museums. After a dinner break, enjoy an illumination tour of the famous Washington monuments. you'll enjoy this extra day. (B)


Day 4 - Sunday: WASHINGTON D.C. * MOUNT VERNON * WILLIAMSBURG

This morning you visit Arlington Cemetery and the Kennedy grave sites. The Changing of the Guard at The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is very impressive. After lunch we visit the inspiring riverside F.D.R. and Jefferson Memorials. This afternoon we travel to Mt. Vernon, George Washington's restored home and then it's on to Colonial Williamsburg where we enjoy a two night stay. (B,D)


Day 5 - Monday: WILLIAMSBURG * YORKTOWN * JAMESTOWN

This morning we'll make a quick visit to Yorktown Historical Battlefield Park, the site where the British troops surrendered to Washington and his troops in 1781, bringing the successful end to the American Revolution. Then we visit the nearby Jamestown Settlement. Here we visit the first permanent English settlement in the New World. Then we're off to historic Colonial Williamsburg for free time on your own. Stroll down its quaint streets, browse through historic trade shops and drop in at Raleigh Tavern, the meeting place of Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry and others. (B)

Day 6 - Tuesday: WILLIAMSBURG * MONTICELLO * SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK

Your tour begins today in Richmond, Virginia's capital and once the Capitol of the Confederacy. Visit St. John's Church, where Patrick Henry proclaimed, "Give me liberty or give me death." After a visit to Richmond we tour Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's estate, with its beautiful gardens and mansion designed by Jefferson himself. A scenic drive through Shenandoah National Park before we check into our Holiday Inn Hotel. (B)


Day 7 - Wednesday: SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK * HARPERS FERRY * GETTYSBURG

Today, we follow much the same route as Lee's army during the invasion on Pennsylvania. We visit Harpers Ferry, 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. Our tour of the Gettysburg Battlefield this afternoon will help us better understand the significance of the Civil War battle that took place here during the first three days of July, 1863. You will feel as though you are on hallowed ground. This evening, enjoy a nice buffet dinner. (B,D)


Day 8 -Thursday: GETTYSBURG * VALLEY FORGE * PHILADELPHIA

This morning travel through beautiful Lancaster county. While here, we visit an Amish Farm & House and enjoy lunch with an Amish family. After lunch we stop at Valley Forge where the Continental Army encamped during the winter of 1777. Of all the places associated with our War of Independence, perhaps none has come to symbolize perseverance and sacrifice more than Valley Forge. Our hotel tonight is located right across the street from The King of Prussia Mall, the second largest mall in America. Enjoy free time at the many shops and restaurants. (B,L)

 

Day 9 - Friday: PHILADELPHIA * SALT LAKE CITY

Welcome to Historic Philadelphia, Where in 1776 colonial representatives struggled with the choices and consequences of changing a country, a government and a way of life. At Independence Hall, our park ranger guide will describe in detail what took place in this building - the debate for national independence! The events that led to the formation of the United States of America will unfold before our eyes as we see the Liberty Bell, Betsy Ross's home, Church and Cemetery where Ben Franklin is buried, Elfreths Alley and Franklin Court. Now after a great tour, a short transfer to the airport for your return flight home with increased appreciation for your country and freedoms. (B)


Our Washington D.C. and Historic East tour features Top sightseeing and a very well planned itinerary. BRIAN JUDD TOURS wants to make this an excellent travel experience!

Visit

Visit our most famous U.S. history sites, at the BEST TIME OF YEAR to go!

  • Washington D.C.
  • Smithsonian
  • White House
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • Arlington Cemetery
  • Washington Monument
  • WWII Memorial
  • Korean and Vietnam War Memorials
  • National Art Gallery
  • F.D.R. and Jefferson Memorials
  • Iwo Jima Memorial
  • Mount Vernon
  • Yorktown, *Jamestown
  • Colonial Williamsburg
  • Richmond
  • St. John's Church
  • Monticello
  • Shenandoah National Park
  • Harpers Ferry
  • Gettysburg
  • Amish Family
  • Valley Forge
  • Liberty Bell
  • Independence Hall
  • and Philadelphia Historic Site

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