HERITAGE OF AMERICA - 2017
HERITAGE OF AMERICA - 2017

Day 1: New York City, New York - Tour Begins
Explore America’s heritage, history and scenic horizons on this in-depth tour of the eastern United States.

Day 2: New York City
Meet your fellow travelers this morning for a welcome breakfast at the famous Ellen’s Stardust Diner. Then, a local guide leads you on a fascinating tour of the “Big Apple.” We’ll see Greenwich Village, the Wall Street district, Little Italy, Chinatown, the Empire State Building, Central Park, Chelsea Market and other time-honored landmarks. Visit St. Paul’s Chapel in lower Manhattan, a place where George Washington once worshipped, and where recovery workers came for rest and care during their time at the World Trade Center site. This afternoon, discover “the city that never sleeps” at your own pace..
Today Breakfast is included.

Day 3: New York City - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Lancaster
This morning the choice is yours! Choose from a menu of New York’s diners for breakfast. Travel to Philadelphia and embark on a tour of “the Birthplace of a New Nation” which highlights the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. Independence Hall is rich in heritage as the location of both the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the drafting of the Constitution. Continue on to the Amish Country of Lancaster, the second-largest Amish community in America. Tonight, enjoy a cooking demonstration on making a local favorite – apple dumplings – before having dinner.
Today Breakfast and Dinner are included.

Day 4: Lancaster
Visit Wheatland,* the Federalist home of James Buchanan, the 15th U.S. President. Sample the true taste of Amish Country with a stop at the Kitchen Kettle Complex where small batches of jams, jellies and relishes are handcrafted daily. Next, a local guide introduces you to the fascinating history and traditions of the Amish people during a tour of their farmlands. As you learn more about their self-sufficiency and peaceful lifestyle, you will understand how their “life apart” is an expression of their religious faith and dedication. Tonight, enjoy a traditional dinner of local specialties and the chance to learn more about Amish customs firsthand when members of the local Amish community** join you for dinner.
Today Breakfast and Dinner are included.

Day 5: Lancaster - Gettysburg - Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
Journey to Gettysburg, site of the Union victory that marked a turning point in the Civil War. A guided tour of the site illuminates those three historic days in 1863 and the decisive battle that changed the course of American history forever. Travel to Shenandoah National Park via the famous Skyline Drive, along the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains, where scenic expanses of Shenandoah Valley wilderness extend in all directions. Tonight you’ll overnight*** inside the park!
Today Breakfast and Dinner are included.

Day 6: Shenandoah Valley - Charlottesville - Williamsburg
Visit Monticello, the beautiful home and gardens of Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson was not only the third U.S. President and author of the Declaration of Independence, but he was also an accomplished inventor and true “Renaissance man.” This afternoon, arrive in the historic town of Williamsburg. Tonight, begin your journey into Revolutionary-age America by dining in a Colonial Williamsburg tavern specializing in colonial fare.
Today Breakfast and Dinner are included.

Day 7: Colonial Williamsburg
Begin the day by viewing “Story of a Patriot,” a short film that introduces you to Colonial Williamsburg, one of the largest and best living history museums in the world. Costumed re-enactors populate the streets and buildings, bringing the customs and sentiments of 1770 to life. Tour Governor’s Palace and Gardens before enjoying time to independently wander the cobblestone streets and explore some of the 88 historic buildings.
Today Breakfast is included. 

Day 8: Williamsburg - Washington, D.C.
Visit Mount Vernon, the beloved home of the first U.S. president, George Washington. Wander the beautiful plantation grounds he adored and tour the home, filled with 18th-century artifacts. Then, travel to Washington, D.C. Explore the world-famous Smithsonian Institution’s countless treasures, containing the largest and most extensive collection of artifacts in the world, such as the fabled Hope Diamond and the actual Apollo 11 Command Module.
Today Breakfast is included.

Day 9: Washington, D.C.
This morning, a guided tour of America's capital affords wonderful views of the Capitol building, the White House, monuments and museums. Your first stop will be the White House Visitor Center where you will gain insight into the many transitions this historic residence has undergone. Continue your tour with a stop at the moving World War II Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Korean War Memorial. Your tour ends with a photo stop at the U.S. Capitol building. This afternoon, visit Arlington National Cemetery to view the Tomb of the Unknowns and the Kennedy gravesites. Toast the end of a wonderful trip this evening at a farewell dinner.
Today Breakfast and Dinner are included.

Day 10: Washington, D.C. - Tour Ends
Your tour ends in Washington, D.C. this morning. Today Breakfast is included.

 

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Highlights...

New York City • Philadelphia - Liberty Bell and Independence Hall • Amish Country of Lancaster, PA • Gettysburg • Shenandoah Valley National Park • Skyline Drive alnog the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains • Monticello • Colonial Williamsburg • Mount Vernon Washington D.C. Smithsonian Institute

10 Days • 14 Meals:
9 Breakfasts • 5 Dinners

CALL FOR PRICES*

*Starting at $2,599 per person, land only, double occupancy.
Call for airfare from your gateway.


YOUR ITINERARY AT A GLANCE

DAYS 1, 2
Sheraton, New York City, NY
DAYS 3, 4
Eden Resort Hotel, Lancaster, PA
DAY 5
Skyline Lodge
DAYS 6, 7
Woodlands Hotel, Williamsburg, VA
DAYS 8, 9
Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C.

On some dates alternate hotels may be used.


Unique Experiences

  • Spend two nights in the heart of New York City!
  • Learn about the traditions and history of the Amish with a locally guided tour.
  • Stroll the grounds of historic Colonial Williamsburg and enjoy dinner at one of its famous taverns.
  • Glimpse into the life of America’s first president with a visit to his estate, Mount Vernon.
  • From space exploration to the American presidency, see the many exhibits at the world-famous Smithsonian museums.


For more information call Pam Adair at 216.751.8301 or 888.878.8187


Please Note:
• This tour requires average moderate physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven grounds and cobblestone streets. We suggest that you consult your physician if you have any concerns. 
• Air passengers will arrive into New York, NY airport. Due to itinerary scheduling, arrival flights should arrive prior to 4:00 p.m. Our air passengers will depart from Washington D.C. All our transfers will depart Washington D.C.
• To complete your vacation, we include roundtrip airport-to-hotel transfers when purchasing airfare from us with your tour. If you have arranged for your own air, we are pleased to provide you the option of purchasing these transfers. Please note that all transfers will leave at pre-scheduled times.

 

Vacation updated: 12/27/2016 1:34:56 PM