Historic Highlights Trafalgar Tours

Historic Highlights

Immerse yourself in U.S. history on this Historic Highlights, 8 Day tour. Experience part of our nation's fabric in District of Columbia, Virginia and Pennsylvania. Delve into the American Revolution, visit battlefields, war memorials and follow presidential footsteps throughout history to present day. The lives of those who built this nation will unfold before you and create a meaningful and fascinating trip.

Engage with history in Jamestown at life-sized re-creations of the colonists' crude fort, a mock-up of the Native American Powhatan village and climb aboard a replica of one of the three ships that sailed from England to Virginia. Learn about life in Colonial Williamsburg through interactions with a blacksmith and see a fife and drum parade. Reflect and pay your respect at various monuments and memorials in Washington D.C. including those for World War II and the Vietnam War. Visit the site of Patrick Henry's famous words "Give me liberty or give me death". Witness spectacular natural wonders travelling through gorgeous Shenandoah National Park. Gain insight into the Battle of Gettysburg with a Local Specialist. See the beautiful Liberty Bell and where the Declaration of Independence was signed. Rich history comes alive throughout this thrilling and insightful one - of - a - kind vacation.


8 Daysfr. $2,313

  • CITY TOUR in Washington, D.C.
  • VIEW the Washington Monument
  • SIGHTSEEING in Philadelphia
  • VIEW U.S. Capitol Building
  • WITNESS the White House
  • SEE Liberty Bell
  • VISIT Mount Vernon
  • EXPLORE Jamestown
  • LOCAL SPECIALIST on Gettysburg battlefield
  • SPEND time in Colonial Williamsburg
  • PRESENTATION on America's slavery history by Sylvia Tabb-Lee
  • VISIT Monticello
  • STROLL the National Mall
  • SEE St John's Church
  • EXPLORE Independence National Historic Park
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries
  • All porterage and local charges included
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • VIP entry to many sights
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Gratuities are included for services during the land stay of your vacation unless otherwise noted. This includes wait staff at included meals, and porterage at hotels for one suitcase per person. Gratuities for your tour director, local hosts, guides, and drivers are not included in the vacation price (unless otherwise noted in pricing details) and are discretionary.
  • 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.
7 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 4 Dinners
  • Yours Truly, DC in Washington, District of Columbia (2 nights)
  • Hilton Garden Inn Williamsburg in Williamsburg, Virginia (2 nights)
  • Omni Charlottesville in Charlottesville, Virginia (1 night)
  • Wyndham Gettysburg in Gettysburg, VIrginia (1 night)
  • Hilton at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • The hotels listed are intended to be used on all departures however Trafalgar Tours reserves the right to substitute other hotels than those listed. If a change becomes necessary for any reason, the hotel substituted will be of equivalent quality to those listed. No refunds are provided for hotel changes and full cancellation penalties apply.

ARRIVE WASHINGTON, D.C. Location Information Description

Washington, D.C., USA

The political heart of America is your gateway to a memorable encounter with the Land of the Free and how it came to be so. After checking in to your hotel, enjoy an afternoon at leisure to explore the museums, memorials and monuments of Washington, D.C.

This evening, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception to kick-start your journey.

Dinner

Yours Truly, DC

WASHINGTON, D.C. MONUMENTS AND MEMORIALS Location Information Description

Washington, D.C., USA

Roam the corridors of power, oak-lined avenues and noble tributes to America's famous sons and daughters, as you explore the nation's proud heritage today. View the White House, striking Washington Monument and National Mall, stretching from the Lincoln Memorial to the Capitol building. Reflect on the country's darkest days at the Lincoln Memorial and somber memorials to World War II and the Vietnam War.

The rest of the day is free to chart your own course through America's capital city.

Breakfast

Yours Truly, DC

WASHINGTON, D.C. – MOUNT VERNON – YORKTOWN – WILLIAMSBURG Location Information Description

Mount Vernon/Virginia, USA

Tread in the footsteps of America's first president, visiting Mount Vernon, the former home of George Washington.

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Yorktown, USA

Delve into the history of the American Revolution at the Yorktown Victory Center, experiencing first-hand the dramatic "Siege of Yorktown".

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Williamsburg, USA

Travel on to Williamsburg, founded in 1638 as Middle Plantation, and the former capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia. This evening, you'll enjoy a Regional Dinner.

Breakfast, Dinner

Hilton Garden Inn Williamsburg

JAMESTOWN - COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG Location Information Description

Jamestown/Virginia, USA

Pay tribute to the brave men and women who gave up their homeland to establish a New World. This morning, we venture to Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in America, where we'll gain insights into the trials that marked the lives of early 17th century colonists. Walk through the life-sized re-creations of the colonists' crude fort, explore the mock-up of the Native American Powhatan village and climb aboard a replica of one of the three ships that sailed from England to Virginia.

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Williamsburg, USA

Fast forward a few centuries and spend the rest of the day in Colonial Williamsburg, once Britain's largest colony in the New World. Chat with blacksmiths, admire a fife and drum parade, and perhaps even engage in some politicking with a costumed Federalist in the town square.

This afternoon, 'Dive into Culture' and meet Sylvia Tabb-Lee who will bring America's slavery history to life.

Breakfast

Hilton Garden Inn Williamsburg

WILLIAMSBURG – RICHMOND - MONTICELLO – CHARLOTTESVILLE Location Information Description

Richmond, USA

Visit St. John's Church in Richmond, Virginia-the very spot where George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were inspired by Patrick Henry's fiery "Give me liberty or give me death" speech.

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Charlottesville, USA

Continue to Charlottesville, where you'll enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Then, visit Monticello, the neoclassical Italian estate where Jefferson once sought a quieter existence.

The rest of your day is free. Explore at your leisure.

Breakfast, Lunch

Omni Charlottesville

CHARLOTTESVILLE – SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK – GETTYSBURG Location Information Description

Gettysburg, USA

Journey through the rolling hills of the Shenandoah National Park en route to Gettysburg where we'll delve into the devastation of a four-year civil war pitting North against South.

Explore the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, where your visit 'Makes a Difference' by contributing to their efforts to preserve the battlefield.

This evening, indulge in a festive Regional Dinner at the "most haunted" 19th century Dobbin House, keeping an eye out for Uncle Abe who may grace the group with his presence.

Breakfast, Dinner

Wyndham Gettysburg

GETTYSBURG - PHILADELPHIA Location Information Description

Gettysburg, USA

Cast your mind back to the pivotal, yet tragic day on which Pickett led his charge on Gettysburg. Join a Local Specialist who will bring to life the events at Gettysburg which turned the tide in the Civil War. Just four months later, the battlefield served as the backdrop for Abraham Lincoln's call for "a new birth of freedom" in his famed Gettysburg Address.

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Philadelphia, USA

Journey to the City of Brotherly Love and site of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Stay in the heart of Philadelphia's historic district, within walking distance of dozens of landmark buildings. This evening, join your Travel Director and fellow American history enthusiasts for a Farewell Dinner.

Breakfast, Dinner

Hilton at Penn's Landing

PHILADELPHIA - DEPART WASHINGTON, D.C. Location Information Description

Philadelphia, USA

Gain insights into the history of the U.S. Constitution and the effect it has had around the world during this morning's tour through Philadelphia. Explore the UNESCO-listed Independence National Historic Park and see its famous cracked bell whose inscription has inspired so many to "proclaim liberty".

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Washington, D.C., USA

The final stop on your journey is Washington, D.C., where you'll transfer to either Dulles International Airport, Ronald Reagan National Airport or to the Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown for guests extending their stay.

Breakfast

Departure Date
Price
Sat, Sep 18, 2021 – Wait-list
$2,585.00
Sat, Sep 25, 2021 – Wait-list
$2,750.00
Sat, Oct 09, 2021 – Wait-list
$2,674.00
Sat, Oct 23, 2021
$2,313.00
Sat, Apr 02, 2022
$2,450.00
Sat, May 14, 2022
$2,575.00
Sat, May 21, 2022
$2,575.00
Sat, Sep 10, 2022
$2,575.00
Sat, Sep 17, 2022
$2,575.00
Sat, Oct 15, 2022
$2,575.00
Sat, Oct 22, 2022
$2,450.00
Sat, Apr 15, 2023
$2,450.00
Sat, May 20, 2023
$2,575.00
Sat, May 27, 2023
$2,575.00
Sat, Jun 03, 2023
$2,995.00
Sat, Jun 10, 2023
$2,575.00
Sat, Sep 09, 2023
$2,995.00
Sat, Sep 16, 2023
$2,575.00
Sat, Sep 23, 2023
$2,575.00
Sat, Sep 30, 2023
$2,575.00
Sat, Oct 07, 2023
$2,575.00

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  • All rates listed are per person based on double occupancy and are subject to change without notice. Your land package pricing will be confirmed and guaranteed once your deposit is received and applied to the booking, except where price increases may result from increases in government taxes or fees. Room configurations are subject to availability. Guests added to your party after the booking are priced at the prevailing rate at the time they are added.

ALL guests must carefully verify the existing identification requirements for their particular travel situation DIRECTLY WITH THEIR LOCAL CONSULATES OR EMBASSIES or with a visa service, as these requirements may change. Guests without proper documentation may be denied entry and will not be entitled to a refund
  • 60 days or more prior to departure the deposit is non-refundable
  • 59-16 days prior to commencement of services: 30% of total price*
  • 15-8 days prior to commencement of services: 50% of total price*
  • 7-1 days prior to commencement of services: 90% 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.
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  • The purchase to trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
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  • All prices are in US Dollars.
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