America's Historic East
Go back in history on this East Coast tour that starts in Washington, DC. Discover Jamestown Settlement and Colonial Williamsburg. Explore Richmond, Jefferson’s Monticello and Mount Vernon. Other visits include Shenandoah National Park, Yorktown Historical Battlefield Park, Valley Forge, and Harper’s Ferry National Historic Park. The tour ends in historic Philadelphia.
The 9 day America's Historic East tour from Globus Tours hits all the hotspots that made America the country it is today. From the civil war battlefields to cities like Philadelphia, home of many of the forefathers of the United States of America and to the historical events of those times. This exciting East Coast tour will get you revved up about history as you take in the sights and sounds of the America's Historic East Tour from Globus Tours.
9 Days • fr. $2,611
Tour Highlights & Offers
- Sightseeing with a Local Guide in Washington, DC
- Visit George Washington's home in Mount Vernon
- Visit the Yorktown Historical Battlefield
- Visit Colonial Williamsburg including an exclusive performance by a professional historian
- Visit the Jamestown settlement
- Visit St. John's Church in Richmond
- Visit Thomas Jefferson’s beloved home in Monticello
- Sightseeing in Shenandoah National Park
- Visit Harpers Ferry National Historic Park
- Visit Gettysburg National Military Park with a Ulysses S. Grant historical interpreter and a visit to Dobbin House Tavern
- Visit Valley Forge National Historic Park
- Visit the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall in Philadelphia
- Headsets throughout the tour
- Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
- Tips for personal services and to tour directors and drivers are not included in tour cost and left to your discretion.
- All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
- All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
- Breakfast daily (except Day 1)
- 4 three-course dinners including a farewell dinner in Philadelphia
- Capital Hilton Hotel in Washington, DC (2 nights)
- Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel & Suites in Williamsburg (2 nights)
- Stonewall Jackson Hotel & Conference Center in Staunton (1 night)
- Skyland Resort in Shenandoah National Park (1 night)
- Gettysburg Hotel in Gettysburg (1 night)
- Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill in Philadelphia (1 night)
ARRIVE IN WASHINGTON DC
Welcome to Washington DC! At 6 pm, meet with your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.
CAPITAL HILTON HOTEL
WASHINGTON DC - EXCURSION TO MOUNT VERNON
This morning’s sightseeing features many of Washington DC’s famous landmarks, including the Lincoln, Vietnam, and Korean Memorials and stop for photos at the White House and Capitol Hill.
Mount Vernon, USA
This afternoon, we visit Mount Vernon, the restored home of George Washington. Tour the house and gardens, and visit the gravesites.
Try our optional dinner tonight at one of Washington’s favorite restaurants, followed by an illumination tour of the monuments.
CAPITAL HILTON HOTEL
Today, visit Yorktown Historical Battlefield Park, where the British surrendered to Washington’s troops in 1781, bringing an end to the American Revolution.
Continue to Williamsburg for a 2-night stay.
WILLIAMSBURG WOODLANDS HOTEL & SUITES
WILLIAMSBURG. EXCURSION TO JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT
This morning, enjoy an exclusive performance from Sylvia Tabb-Lee, a professional historian. Visit the nearby Jamestown Settlement for a guided tour to learn about the first permanent English settlement in the New World.
Then, enter Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area, where costumed villagers add to the authenticity. Stroll down its quaint streets, browse through the historic trade shops, and see the Public Gaol. Also, be sure to stop at Raleigh Tavern, the meeting place for Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, and other patriots.
This evening, enjoy a Colonial-style dinner at a famous local tavern for the chance to engage in a recreated supper experience savored by 18th-century patriots.
WILLIAMSBURG WOODLANDS HOTEL & SUITES
First stop is Richmond, Virginia’s capital and once the capital of the Confederacy. Visit St. John's Church, where Patrick Henry proclaimed, “Give me liberty or give me death!”
Monticello Estates, USA
Next, Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s estate with its beautiful gardens and imposing mansion designed by Jefferson himself.
Spend the evening in Staunton, nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
STONEWALL JACKSON HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER
STAUNTON–SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK
Today, journey to beautiful SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK, home to spectacular vistas and a haven to wildlife. Enjoy photo stops and panoramic vistas from Skyline Drive. During your free time today, why not stroll one of the many hiking trails or just sit back and enjoy the scenery?
SKYLAND RESORT HOTEL
SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK–HARPERS FERRY–GETTYSBURG
Harpers Ferry, USA
Today, follow the same route as Lee’s army during its invasion of Pennsylvania. In West Virginia, visit Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, where John Brown and his “army of liberation” staged their fateful raid on a U.S. Arsenal.
Continue across Maryland to Gettysburg National Military Park. Spend some time exploring the newly renovated museum and cyclorama. This evening, enjoy a Colonial-style candlelight dinner at the elegant Dobbin House Tavern, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
SPECIAL FEATURE: Stay overnight at the historic Hotel Gettysburg, established in 1797. President Lincoln honed the immortal words of his Gettysburg Address just steps away from the hotel, and nearly a century later, the hotel served as President Dwight Eisenhower’s National Operations Center.
GETTYSBURG–VALLEY FORGE NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK–PHILADELPHIA
This morning, enjoy an exclusive presentation by one of America’s heroes of the 19th century—Ulysses S. Grant. Then, a tour of Gettysburg and hear your Local Guide vividly recount the Battle of 1863.
Valley Forge, USA
Next, travel through Lancaster County past Amish farmlands to Valley Forge National Historic Park for a tour to see the camp where Washington and his troops endured the harsh winter of 1777–1778. See Washington’s headquarters, the Grand Parade, and the Washington Memorial Chapel.
Continue to Philadelphia, where your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner on the historic Moshulu ship. Launched in 1904, she has had a long and exciting career on the seas and is now considered one of Philadelphia’s best restaurants.
SHERATON PHILADELPHIA SOCIETY HILL
Morning sightseeing focuses on the important buildings of this historic city, the “Birthplace of the Nation.” Major attractions at Independence National Historical Park include the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall.
Continue to the Philadelphia Airport for guests with homebound flights (please schedule flights from the Philadelphia Airport after 1:30 pm). For passengers who would like to return to Washington DC, the motorcoach transfers to the Capital Hilton at no additional cost.
- 45-22 days prior to commencement of services: 20% of total price*
- 21-8 days prior to commencement of services: 30% of total price*
- 7-1 days prior to commencement of services: 50% of total price*
- On departure day and later: 100% of total price*
- *Total price does not include any Instant Purchase Air or Instant Purchase Air service fees, which are non-refundable after 24 hours from purchase. Intra-vacation air is non-refundable after final payment.
- Cancellation fees may also apply to any additional services, including extra night accommodations, independently supplied services, and optional excursions reserved prior to, during, and after the tour. If flight changes, including, but not limited to, flight cancellations or name changes, are requested after full land and air deposits are received, revision fees, change fees, or airline cancellation fees will apply.
- In many instances, airline revision or change fees can be up to $300, but in some instances may be up to 100% of the ticket price. Cancellation penalties will be quoted at time of cancellation.
- All cancellations must be received in writing prior to tour departure. The cancellation policy will apply according to the date that the cancellation notification is received. The MINIMUM cancellation penalty is the deposit amount.
- The purchase to trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
Terms and Conditions
- Land only “from price” is per person based on two people sharing a room together and does not include airfare unless expressly stated.
- All prices are in US Dollars.
- A $250 non-refundable, non-transferable, per-person, per-vacation deposit is required to reserve space for you, with some limited exceptions, as noted below. Payment of the deposit indicates you have read and accepted theseall Terms & Conditions. Your booking is not confirmed until the deposit payment is processed and you receive a confirmation invoice.
- Final payment is due 45 days prior to departure, with some limited exceptions, as noted below. Within the final payment date, payment in full is required at time of booking to reserve space. Reservations (land, cruise, and air) are canceled if final payment is not received by the due date. The payment policy may vary for group reservations.
- Additional deposits or payments are required for international air added to the start and/or end of your vacation and/or for intra-vacation air, as specified in the itinerary (“air-inclusive vacations”). Air-inclusive vacation pricing is guaranteed upon receipt of full land plus air deposit or land deposit plus full airfare price, depending on type of airfare purchased (Flex-Air or Instant Purchase Air).
- For complete terms and conditions please visit the Globus Terms & Conditions for more information.