Presidential Parties - 10 Nights
Tour starts and ends in Washington, DC
3nts Washington, DC, 1nt Shenandoah Valley, 1nt Charlottesville, 1nt Richmond, 2nts Williamsburg, 2nts Virginia Beach.
Welcome to America’s capital! Washington, DC is a cosmopolitan city packed with famous sights and free attractions. It’s home to some of the world’s best-known museums and galleries, including the Smithsonian Institution. Combine this with hip new restaurants and bars, stunning hotels, great nightlife, live music, theatres, charming neighbourhoods and terrific shopping options and you have a fantastic start to your trip through the Capital Region.
3 Nights – Washington, DC
Standard Hotel – The Capitol Skyline Hotel
Select Hotel - Marriott Wardman Park
Days 4 & 5
Shenandoah Valley, VA (95 mi/152 km)
Discover “Virginia’s crowning glory.” Travel through lush rolling countryside, past gracious horse farms to the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Stop at the Sperryville Emporium - the definitive general store! For something truly unique don’t miss Luray Caverns, home to the world’s only organ made of stalactitites.
1 Night – Front Royal, Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
Standard Hotel – Quality Inn Skyline Drive Front Royal
Select Hotel – Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Front Royal
Days 5 & 6
Charlottesville, VA (64 mi/102 km)
Thomas Jefferson dubbed this area the “Eden of the United States.” Jefferson’s mountaintop home, Monticello, is described as one of the country’s foremost architectural masterpieces and is listed on the World Heritage list. Charlottesville is a charming college town with many shops, restaurants and tea rooms.
1 Night – Charlottesville, Virginia
Standard Hotel – Comfort Inn Monticello
Select Hotel – Omni Charlottesville
Days 6 & 7
Richmond, VA (71 mi/114 km)
The Capital of the Confederacy remains one of the most handsome capitals in the south. Old waterfront warehouses have been restored into trendy shops; Shockoe Bottom and Shockoe Slip feature restaurants, entertainment and boutiques. Fabulous museums including the White House of the Confederacy Museum, the newly renovated Museum of Fine Arts (opening May 2010), Edgar Allan Poe Museum, Science Museum of Virginia, and Children’s Museum make learning fun for the whole family.
1 Night – Richmond, Virginia
Standard Hotel – Comfort Inn
Select Hotel – Linden Row Inn
Day 7 - 9
Williamsburg, VA (62 mi/99 km)
Take scenic Route 5 to Williamsburg, Virginia. Visit one or more of the five plantations along this route: Sherwood Forest, Westover, Shirley, Evelynton and Berkeley Plantations. Colonial Williamsburg is the most extensively restored 18th century town in the USA. With lots of interactive opportunities history comes to life in Colonial Williamsburg.
2 Nights– Williamsburg, Virginia
Standard Hotel – Springhill Suites Williamsburg
Select Hotel – Residence Inn Williamsburg
Day 9 & 10
Virginia Beach, VA (59 mi/94 km)
Visit Newport News’ impressive Mariner’s Museum. Norfolk is home to the U.S.S. Wisconsin berthed at Nauticus, a museum that uses the natural setting of Norfolk's harbour to showcase global maritime commerce and the world's largest Navy. In Virginia Beach, feel free to simply relax on the broad, sandy beach or take a kayak tour or surfing lesson.
2 Nights– Virginia Beach, Virginia
Standard Hotel – Best Western Plus Oceanfront
Select Hotel – Sheraton Virginia Beach
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 Apr - 21 May 2016
|22 May – 24 Aug 2016
|25 Aug – 13 Nov 2016
|14 Nov 2016 – 26 Feb 2017
|27 Feb 2017 – 31 Mar 2017
|Tour departs every day
|01 Apr - 21 May 2016
|22 May – 22 Jun 2016
23 Jun – 25 Aug 2016
|26 Aug – 16 Nov 2016
|17 Nov 2016 – 20 Feb 2017
|21 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.