9 Days / 8 Nights — Washington, DC, Virginia, Maryland, Amish Country, Southern Pennsylvania.
Our Nations Past — Colonial Williamsburg, Jefferson's Monticello, From Mount Vernon to Harper's Ferry to Gettysburg, a history lesson to be imbedded in your memory bank forever.
DAY 1 — Washington, DC - Williamsburg
Leave Washington this morning, driving south along the Potomac to Mt. Vernon to visit the ancestral home of George Washington. Continue to Fredricksburg, Spotsylvania National Military Park and Stratford Hall Plantation to Williamsburg. Lodging: Colonial Houses of Williamsburg Inn
DAY 2 — Williamsburg
Full day to explore Colonial Williamsburg and Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in the New World. Lodging: Colonial Houses of Williamsburg Inn
DAY 3 — Charlottesville
Drive west today from Williamsburg via the James River Plantations to Richmond, Virginia's capital since 1780, and the "home" of the Confederate Congress of Jefferson Davis. Lodging: Keswick Hall
DAY 4 — Charlottesville
It was here that Thomas Jefferson built his famous architectural masterpiece, Monticello. Near this spot he designed his "academical village" which became the University of Virginia, considered by many to be the most beautiful college campus in America. Also visit nearby Montpelier, the 2700-acre estate that was the home of President James Madison and his wife Dolly. Lodging: Keswick Hall
DAY 5 — Taneytown
Drive north this morning via Skyline Drive and Shenandoah National Park to Harper's Ferry, where the abolitionist John Brown launched his historic attack on slavery in 1859. Continue via the Civil War battlefield of Antietam to Taneytown. Lodging: Antrim 1844 Country Inn
we asked our chauffeur where we could pickup some antiques and he knew the right spot — and helped us bargain a better price!
DAY 6 — Lancaster
Today drive direct to Gettysburg to visit the most famous of all Civil War battlefields. Here, on this hallowed ground, took place the turning point of the war between the North and the South, and the significance of the bloody battle that gave inspiration to the most famous presidential speech of all time; "Four score and seven years ago ..." Continue to Lancaster in the heart of Amish Country. Lodging: The Inn at Twin Linden
DAY 7 — Lancaster
Full day to explore the "Pennsylvania Dutch" countryside of rolling hills, winding creeks and neatly cultivated farms. The horse and buggy mode of transportation complete the unique picture. See the Hanns Herr House, Landis Valley Museum, Ephrata, Bird in Hand, Intercourse, and Strasburg. Lodging: The Inn at Twin Linden
DAY 8 — Washington DC
Drive south this morning into the delightful countryside of the fabled Brandywine Valley. Visit Longwood Gardens, one of the world's great estate gardens created by Pierre Du Pont. Continue via the Winterthur Museum with its renowned collection of antique furniture and then via Baltimore to Washington DC. Lodging: The Willard
DAY 9 — Washington
Land Costs Per Person
|Private Car & Chauffeur/Guide Tour Rates||Self Drive Tour Rates|
|Starting from $6,325 per person||N/A|
Prices are per person, based on 2 passengers sharing a double. For larger parties and additional pricing contact us at 1-800-426-7502. Single Room Supplement: On Request