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14-Day Historic Trails & Blue Ridge Mountains Tour - Washington D.C. In, Washington D.C.Out

Tour Code: 226-1609
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14 Days 13 Nights

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Highlights: 13-night hotel accommodations. Sightseeing in Washington DC; orientation tour in Richmond; Mount Vernon, Gettysburg Battlefield, Harpers Ferry, Luray Caverns, Kentucky Horse Park, Sinking Spring Farm, Whiskey Distillery, Colonel Sanders, Museum of Appalachia, Biltmore Estate, Chimney Rock, Monticello, Colonial Williamsburg.

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    Pricing Policy

    • Price: All Prices are in USD. Prices are per person based upon shared twin room occupancy. All prices are based on current exchange rates and are subject to change without notice.
    • Child Rate: Young travelers aged 8-17 receive a 10% discount on the land price. We regret that we are unable to accept children less than 8 years old on these types of vacations.
    • No more than 3 passengers allowed in room 1.
    Day 1

    Washington DC

    Today we will gather in Washington, DC. A Tour Director is on hand this evening to answer any questions. After checkin, guests may spend the day at their leisure.
    Standard Hotel: Crowne Plaza Old Town Alexandria
    Day 2

    Washington DC - Alexandria - Gettysburg (98 miles)

    In the morning we will drive to Alexandria, VA, where we will visit Mount Vernon to learn about one of the most pivotal figures in American history. From there, we will travel to another place of historical importance for the United States: Gettysburg, PA. Here we will tour the Civil War battlefields and get to know this famously haunted town. This is also where we will spend the night.

    More» This small town in Pennsylvania was the site of one of the American Civil War's most important battles and one of the most remembered speeches ever given by a president. It was the furthest north the Southern armies ever reached. «Less

    Standard Hotel: Quality Inn Gettysburg
    Day 3

    Gettysburg - Harpers Ferry - Luray - Shenandoah National Park (177 miles)

    From Gettysburg in the morning we will head to historic Harpers Ferry, WV, where we will spend some time in the town. After, we will make our way to Luray, VA, where we will visit the Luray Caverns. We will end the day with a visit to spectacular Shenandoah National Park, where we will spend the night.

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      More» This National Natural Landmark in northern Virginia sees hundreds of thousands of visitors a year. Tourists flock to the caves to see the impressive array of rock formations, most notable The Great Stalacpipe Organ-- a musical assortment of stalagmites. «Less

    Standard Hotel: Skyland Resort
    Day 4

    Shenandoah National Park - Fayetteville - Beckley (329 miles)

    We will spend the morning travelling across the South's scenic landscape into West Virginia. Our first stop of the day will be Fayetteville, WV, where we will see the New River Gorge Bridge, the longest arch bridge in the western hemisphere. Our day ends in Beckley, WV.
    Standard Hotel: Quality Inn Beckley
    Day 5

    Beckley - Charleston - Lexington

    On our way into Kentucky, we will stop in Charleston, SC. Upon our arrival in Lexington, KY, we will visit the Kentucky Horse Park, a horseracing-themed theme park and museum. We will spend the night in Lexington.
    Standard Hotel: Hilton Lexington Downtown
    Day 6

    Lexington - Hodgenville - Bardstown

    In the morning we will visit Hodgenville, KY, home of the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park. We will also visit a Distillery, where we will learn about the production of the very finest Kentucky Straight Bourbon. Upon our arrival in Bardstown, KY, guests will have the evening to themselves.
    Standard Hotel: Best Western General Nelson Inn
    Day 7

    Bardstown - Corbin - Norris - Gatlinburg

    Our first stop of the day will be Corbin, KY. Here, we will visit the Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum, home of the very first KFC. After, we will journey to Norris, TN to spend some time at the Museum of Appalachia. We will head to Gatlinburg, NC for the night.
    Standard Hotel: Glenstone Lodge
    Day 8

    Gatlinburg (7 miles)

    Today guests may spend they day at their leisure. At night, guests are invited to join an optional dinner excursion to the Dixie Stampede.

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      More» Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede is a dinner-and-a-show attraction in which guests are served dinner in an arena setting while watching a Wild West show that includes horse riding competitions, pig and chicken races, and impressive acrobatics. (included Dinner Show) «Less
    Standard Hotel: Glenstone Lodge
    Day 9

    Gatlinburg - Asheville

    Today we will drive through Great Smoky Mountains National Park on our way to Asheville, NC, where we will visit the Biltmore Estate, a Vanderbilt mansion. We will then visit nearby Chimney Rock State Park, where we will see sights such as Hickory Nut Gorge. We will spend the night in the Asheville area.
    Standard Hotel: Quality Inn & Suites Biltmore South
    Day 10

    Asheville - Natural Bridge

    Today will be spent en route from Asheville to Natural Bridge, VA. Along the way, we will make a stop at the Mabry Mill, loved by tourists for is beauty. Upon our arrival in Virginia, we will visit the Natural Bridge that gives the town its name.

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      More» This National Historic Landmark in the middle of Virginia is a fascinating geological formation. True to its name, Natural Bridge is a stone arch that passes over Cedar Creek more than 200 feet below. It is a 90-foot span. «Less
    Standard Hotel: Natural Bridge Hotel
    Day 11

    Lexington - Charlottesville - Richmond - Williamsburg (121 miles)

    In the morning, we will visit Monticello in Charlottesville, VA, and later take a tour of Richmond, VA, the former capital of the Confederacy. We will spend the night in Williamsburg, VA.

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      More» The estate known as Monticello served as the primary home of Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States and writer of the Declaration of Independence. In addition to being his adult home, Jefferson was buried on the estate. «Less
    Standard Hotel: Country Inn & Suites Williamsburg
    Day 12

    Williamsburg

    Today guests may spend the entire day exploring Colonial Williamsburg, a living museum and town.
    Standard Hotel: Country Inn & Suites Williamsburg
    Day 13

    Williamsburg - Washington DC (153 miles)

    In the morning we will return to Washington, DC, where we will start our city tour with a visit to Arlington National Cemetery. We will then take a sightseeing tour of the city that will bring us to all of the famous landmarks and monuments. Guests may also choose to join an optional night tour of the city.

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      More» This military cemetery spans more than 600 acres in northern Virginia on the border with Washington, DC. It contains the graves of Presidents Taft and Kennedy as well as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. «Less
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      More» This iconic American monument honors the 16th president of the United States. Abraham Lincoln was president during the American Civil War, and is most famous for the Emancipation Proclamation that freed all of the slaves in the US. «Less
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      More» The famous United States Capitol is the meeting place of the US Congress, and has been for more than 200 years. The building is famous for its elaborate dome and intricately designed, detailed columns. «Less
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      More» This memorial in Washington, DC serves as a place to remember the American soldier who were lost or killed during the tumultuous Vietnam War. Originally controversial in design, the simple memorial has become a shrine for the American people. «Less
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      More» The world-famous White House in Washington, DC is the official residence of the president of the United States and the place where most of the work is done. The facade of this neoclassical mansion is a global icon. «Less
    Standard Hotel: Crowne Plaza Old Town Alexandria
    Day 14

    Washington DC

    In the morning we will conclude our tour. Transfers to Dulles or Reagan International Airports are included. Please see "Departure and Return Details" for more information.
    • Price Includes

    • Meal: 2 breakfasts, 4 continental breakfasts
    • 13 nights hotel accommodations
    • Ground Transportation
    • Price Excludes

    • >Washington DC Arrival Transfer 1:00 AM - 11:59 PM : $33.00 per person
    • Optional tours, tips to guides, driver, and tour manager.
    • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, wines, water, beverages, food other than the table d'hote menu, passport and visa fees, insurance, airport taxes and fees, and foreign port taxes unless specifically indicated in the package inclusions
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    • If your departure date is within final payment date, we can only send your travel documents by Express Delivery.

      Optional Excursions

      Please note: the optional excursions and prices are subject to change without prior notice.

      CITY: Gettysburg

      Historic Gettysburg Dinner
      Dine in Gettysburg, and drift back over 200 years of history while enjoying casual fine dining at the oldest, most historic home in town! This is a colonial restaurant where candlelit elegance, superior food, and gracious service bring back the sights, sounds and tastes of two centuries ago. Subject to availability.
      Approximate value: $28 USD per person

      CITY: Pigeon Forge

      Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede Pigeon Forge
      Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede Dinner & Show offers food, fun, and excitement all in one! The stars of Dixie Stampede are 32 magnificent horses along with beautiful southern belles and gallant heroes, competitive events, a friendly North/South rivalry, illusions, comedy, a fabulous four-course feast and a "Stand on your feet" patriotic finale written by Dolly Parton herself entitled "Color Me America." Dinner show lasts approximately 3 hours.
      Approximate value: $47 USD per person

      Dollywood
      Dolly's one wish for you during your visit to Dollywood is that the wonder of the Great Smoky Mountains will touch your heart. Experience a theme park with wholesome fun and entertainment featuring music, crafts and rides.
      Approximate value: $55 USD per person

      CITY: Williamsburg

      Williamsburg Colonial Tavern Dinner
      All menus trace America's culinary heritage from its British ancestry and celebrate the transformation of dishes through the use of ingredients commonly found in the colonies. Enjoy this evening dining experience made possible by Colonial Williamsburg chefs!
      Approximate value: $55 USD per person

      CITY: Washington DC

      Alexandria Dinner And Illumination Tour
      The evening starts with dinner , then continues with an illumination tour of several of the most famous memorials, as well as the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
      Approximate value: $49 USD per person

       

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    Prices: All vacation prices are based on rates (reflecting foreign exchange rates) known at the time of publication and expected to be in effect at the time of departure, and do not include airfare except where noted. Vacation prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Single room supplements and triple and quad room reductions are listed where applicable. Not all accommodation types are available on all vacations.

    Cancellation: Standard Cancellation Fees escorted and independent vacations: (Notification day and departure day are not counted)
  • 45 days prior to the commencement of services: $250 per person will be charged.
  • 45-22 days prior to commencement of services: 20% of total price* plus Travel Protection payments
  • 21-8 days prior to commencement of services: 30% of total price* plus Travel Protection payments
  • 7-1 days prior to commencement of services: 50% of total price* plus Travel Protection payments
  • On departure day and later: 100% of total price* plus Travel Protection payments
  • There is 6% handling fee on all the above refund amount.
  • Reservation Changes: A fee of $50 per transaction will be charged for any alteration or revision made to a reservation. A change of traveler name, vacation date, or itinerary within final payment will be treated as a full cancellation and new reservation; vacation cancellation fees (as above) apply.

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