A Taste of the Capital Region USA - 7 Nights
Tour starts and ends in Washington, DC
2nts Washington, DC, 2nts Blue Ridge, 2nts Williamsburg, 1nt Annapolis.
A visit to Washington, DC must include a visit to the National Mall, home to many of the magnificent (and free of charge) museums of the Smithsonian Institution. Be certain to visit beautiful Union Station, the departure point for tours of the monuments including walking, tour bus, bicycle, and segway tours. On weekends sample fresh produce at the colourful farmer’s market at Dupont Circle or Eastern Market on Capitol Hill. Go undercover at the International Spy Museum, where you can crack codes, take on covers and invent your own covert operation. Animal lovers may wish to pay a visit to the National Zoo, home to giant pandas, cheetahs, tigers and other exotic species. DC's theatre scene is rich and varied. The Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage offers free performances at 6:30 pm nightly. Other theatres, such as the Shakespeare Theatre Company, Arena Stage, Warner Theatre and National Theatre regularly present familiar classics. For something a bit more contemporary, catch a show at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company or Studio Theatre. In nearby Fairfax, Virginia is the only National Park dedicated to the performing arts, Wolf Trap Center.
2 Nights – Washington, DC
Standard Hotel – The Capitol Skyline Hotel
Select Hotel – Marriott Wardman Park
Skyline Drive / Front Royal, VA (70 mi/ 112 km)
You will find the entrance to Shenandoah National Park via the famous Skyline Drive. Other attractions for outdoor enthusiasts include the nearby George Washington National Forest. Visitors can enjoy canoeing and kayaking on the Shenandoah Valley River and visit the numerous Civil War attractions in the region, such as the Warren Rifles Confederate Museum. In nearby Winchester, the spectacular museum on the Shenandoah Valley tells the story of the art, history and culture of the great valley for which it is named.
2 Nights – Shenandoah, Virginia
Standard Hotel – Quality Inn Skyline Drive, Front Royal
Select Hotel – Skyland Resort, Luray
Williamsburg, VA (170 mi/ 273 km)
Williamsburg is home to the largest living history museum in the country, Colonial Williamsburg. Interact with costumed interpreters to discover how colonial Americans worked, learned and played. Treat yourself to colonial fare such as fried green tomatoes, peanut soup, Virginia ham and seafood at one of Colonial Williamsburg’s taverns. For modern shopping and dining spend some time at Merchants Square adjacent to Colonial Williamsburg. Busch Gardens theme park combines 17th-century charm with 21st-century thrills, boasting more than 50 rides and attractions and several live stage shows. Finding bargains is a breeze at Prime Outlets Williamsburg.
2 Nights – Williamsburg, Virginia
Standard Hotel – Springhill Suites Williamsburg
Select Hotel – Residence Inn Williamsburg
Days 7 & 8
Annapolis, MD (180 mi/ 290 km)
Conclude your Capital Region experience in Annapolis, MD. Watch beautiful yachts come and go at Annapolis City Dock, referred to as "Ego Alley", stop at the Information Booth to learn about boat and walking tours and pick up a map. Take a tour of the US Naval Academy or take a historic city or ghost tour. Chick and Ruth’s Deli is famous for its breakfast – when patrons are invited to sing the Pledge of Allegiance each morning.
1 Night – Annapolis, Maryland
Standard Hotel – Best Western Annapolis
Select Hotel – Historic Inn of Annapolis
Washington, DC (34 mi/54 km)
Flight home or extend your stay.
Pre, post or extra nights: Pre, post & extra nights within the itinerary are available to be added to this tour, please let us know at time of booking if you would like to extend your stay anywhere and we will be happy to quote the extra nights.
Documentation/joining instructions: A prepaid voucher for your first hotel stay will be issued to you prior to travel, your fly drive guidebook with all other documents & maps etc will then be waiting for you for collection at the first hotel.
Included in the tour: Accommodation, All hotel taxes, Fly Drive Guidebook that contains hotel vouchers, driving directions, Itinerary, maps, brochures, general information, routings, discount shopping coupons and an extensive sightseeing section.
Not included in this tour: Meals, Overnight parking charges if applicable, Flights – Please contact us to arrange flights direct into Washington, DC with our airline partner British Airways. Car Hire - Please contact us to arrange car hire with our rental partner Alamo rent a car or go to our hotels & car sections of our website to obtain an instant car hire quote.
Hotel accommodations are offered on two quality levels: “standard” typically 2/3 star hotels providing clean and moderate accommodations with several basic facilities, some with a limited dining room and sometimes a swimming pool. “Select” indicates a more superior style of accommodation typically of a 3/4 star quality, in a central location with extended facilities including a dining room and usually a swimming pool. Rooms in both levels of accommodation choice provide private facilities and are based on the hotels standard or lead in room type.
Prices: All rates quoted are per adult person per package in Great British Pounds and include all taxes. Up to two children under 12 can normally stay free when sharing the same room with two adults.
|Tour departs every day
|01 Jan - 31 Mar 2016
|01 Apr - 27 Oct 2016
|28 Oct 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
|Tour departs every day
|01 Jan - 31 Mar 2016
01 Apr - 30 Oct 2016
|31 Oct - 30 Nov 2016
|01 Dec 2016 - 22 Feb 2017
|23 Feb 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
To book this tour, flights, car hire or extra nights, please call us on 0844 80 444 80. We are open 7 days a week.