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Patriots Passage Family Vacation

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 40 - 44 people
Destination(s): Washington   Virginia   Pennsylvania  
Specialty Categories: Family Travel  
Season: July - August
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 2046 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2046 US Dollar (USD)

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on the Patriots' Passage Family Vacation:
Independence Hall


Day 1 Arrive in Washington DC

Welcome to Washington DC, capital of the United States! This evening, mingle with your fellow travelers and meet a historical personality at a 7 pm WELCOME PARTY & DINNER. Later, your Tour Director prepares you for your upcoming adventure. (D)


Day 2 Discover the Nation’s Capital

See what makes Washington DC so magical on a half-day guided sightseeing tour featuring ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY with the KENNEDY GRAVESITES; the VIETNAM, KOREAN, and WORLD WAR II MEMORIALS; a stop for photos at the White House and Capitol Hill; and much more. This afternoon, why not visit one of the Smithsonian Museums or tour the International Spy Museum, focusing on the art of intelligence-gathering and the role spies have played in world events throughout history? Tonight, head out for an ILLUMINATION TOUR of the monuments and memorials. (B)


Day 3 Explore Mount Vernon & Jamestown Settlement

Heading south today, stop and visit MOUNT VERNON, the home of George Washington, America’s first president. Tour the mansion and its lovely gardens, as well as the slave quarters, stables, and George and Martha Washington’s tomb. Then, continue to JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT, where costumed historical interpreters in faithfully recreated settings—a Powhatan Indian village, three replica ships that sailed from England in 1607, and a Colonial fort—show what daily life was like for people who lived here 200 to 300 years ago. (B)


Day 4 Step Back in Time at Colonial Williamsburg

Enter COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG’S HISTORIC AREA for a guided tour among costumed villagers who add to the authenticity. Stroll down its quaint streets, browse through the historic trade shops, see the Public Gaol (prison), and drop in at Raleigh Tavern, the meeting place for Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, and other patriots. While here, vote for or against American independence, join the militia, or participate in the Election of Burgesses. This afternoon, roll up your sleeves and dig in to a COLONIAL-STYLE LUNCH at a famous local tavern, a recreated dining experience that would have been truly savored by 18th-century patriots! Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure—maybe join an optional excursion to nearby Busch Gardens with its thrilling rides, attractions, and entertainment. (B,L)


Day 5 Go Spelunking in Shenandoah National Park

Today, head into the Blue Ridge Mountains to LURAY CAVERNS. Journey into a subterranean wonderland, 4,000,000 centuries in the making, and see the enormous cave with chambers of stalagmites and stalactites and even sparkling lakes. This natural wonder is a must-see! Continue to breathtaking SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK. Keep your eyes open for the white-tail deer, coyotes, owls, hawks, eagles, big brown bats, and other wildlife, and stop to admire the panoramic views from Skyline Drive. Check into your lodge inside the park, where you will enjoy a BBQ dinner. After dinner, gather ‘round the campfire for s’mores including a special presentation by a Shenandoah National Park Ranger. (B,D)


Day 6 Walk the Battle Lines of Gettysburg

Today you get to relive one of the Civil War’s most pivotal battles at GETTYSBURG NATIONAL MILITARY PARK. Walk with a Local Guide on the fields where the Battle of 1863 was waged, and experience what the Union and Confederate soldiers did in your own reenactment. The afternoon is free to enjoy at your leisure—perhaps relax at your hotel’s pool. This evening, join a Colonial candlelight dinner at the elegant DOBBIN HOUSE TAVERN, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Later, a guided GHOST TOUR takes you to some of the houses and fields in and around the town of Gettysburg, where haunted sightings of Civil War soldiers, moving again in battle lines, are common. (B,D)


Day 7 Indulge Your Sweet Tooth & Learn About the Amish Way of Life

Travel east to HERSHEY’S CHOCOLATE WORLD, where you’ll experience chocolate making from bean to bar at a simulated factory and, of course, get a sample of the real Hershey’s product! On to Lancaster to visit an [LF] AMISH FARM & HOUSE and to enjoy a real Amish lunch. Learn about the Amish faith, culture, and traditional way of life that excludes the use of modern conveniences such as electricity and telephones. You will even take a ride in a traditional horse & buggy used by the Amish to get around. Continue to Philadelphia, where your Tour Director hosts a special SEND-OFF CELEBRATION DINNER. Begin with a walking tour of some of Philly’s historic district’s landmarks, which you will find populated with Colonial characters. After dinner at the Historic City Tavern, your Colonial host “sneaks” you into [LF] INDEPENDENCE HALL after hours, where you will witness several Founding Fathers deep in discussion over the creation of the Declaration of Independence. It’s the perfect ending to your historic family vacation! (B,L,D)


Day 8 Take a Walk Through History in The City of Brotherly Love

This morning you may wish to see the Liberty Bell and learn just how it cracked, or enjoy a traditional Philly cheese steak before departing for the Philadelphia International Airport for guests with homebound flights (please schedule flights from Philadelphia Airport after 1:30 pm). For passengers who would like to return to Washington DC, the motorcoach will provide a transfer to the Capital Hilton at no additional cost. (B)




Vacation Highlights

WASHINGTON DC
Welcome Party & Dinner with special historical guest; guided sightseeing; illumination tour

MOUNT VERNON
Visit George Washington’s home

JAMESTOWN
Visit Jamestown Settlement

WILLIAMSBURG
Visit Colonial Williamsburg; Colonial-style lunch

LURAY
Guided tour of Luray Caverns

SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK
Sightseeing; BBQ dinner & s’mores

GETTYSBURG
Visit Gettysburg National Military Park; Dobbin House Tavern dinner experience; ghost tour

HERSHEY
Visit Hershey’s Chocolate World

LANCASTER
Visit and lunch at an [LF] Amish farm and house; horse and buggy ride

PHILADELPHIA
City tour; Send-Off Celebration Dinner & [LF] after-hours Independence Hall tour

NOTE:

•Globus Family Travel vacations require at least one member of the traveling party to be under the age of 21.




Hotels

WASHINGTON DC Loews Madison Hotel (MD)
WILLIAMSBURG Holiday Inn & Suites Gateway (F)
SHENENDOAH NATIONAL PARK Skyland Lodge (BA)
GETTYSBURG Gettysburg Hotel (F)
PHILADELPHIA Sheraton Society Hill (SF)

Meals

American breakfast daily; 2 lunches; 4 three-course dinners including a Welcome Party & Dinner in Washington DC, a Colonial tavern dinner in Gettysburg, and a Send-Off Celebration Dinner in Philadelphia

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

prices based on double occupancy land only and vary on departure dates, no air is included

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