Heritage of America

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Follow the epic story of American democracy. Spend one night in Philadelphia and view the Liberty Bell and see Independence Hall on a city tour. Walk the hallowed battlefield at Gettysburg and tour the National Military Park & Museum. Enjoy a choice between visiting President Eisenhower’s home (a National Historic Site) -OR- a walking tour of historic downtown Gettysburg. Stop in quaint Harpers Ferry, then travel along the famous Skyline Drive for amazing views of the Shenandoah Valley. Visit the presidential estates of Washington’s Mount Vernon and Jefferson’s Monticello. Tour some of Colonial Williamsburg’s 88 restored historic buildings. Explore the countless treasures of the Smithsonian Institution with your choice of visiting the National Air and Space Museum -OR- the National Museum of American History. Tour Washington, D.C.’s National Mall and view the moving World War II Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Korean War Memorial. Visit Arlington National Cemetery.

Highlights
  • Take in Philadelphia’s skyline from One Liberty Observation Deck.
  • Relish dinner in a beautifully restored barn at a family-owned farm.
  • Enjoy Shenandoah Valley views on Skyline Drive.
  • Behold Washington, D.C.'s famous Capitol building and the White House.
  • Stroll the grounds of historic Colonial Williamsburg.
  • Explore Gettysburg, one of the most important battle sites of the Civil War.
Experiences
  • Explore Gettysburg, one of the most important battle sites of the Civil War.
  • Stroll the grounds of historic Colonial Williamsburg.
Options
Washington, D.C.: DC Twilight Tour

Savor the cuisine of Washington, D.C. during dinner at a local restaurant before heading out for a spectacular twilight tour of our nation's capital. See the dramatic monuments and memorials that this beautiful city is known for illuminated against the darkened sky. Stops will be made at beloved icons such as the Jefferson Memorial, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial. The experience of seeing these famous landmarks as darkness falls is certain to be the highlight of your visit to Washington, D.C. Duration approximately 4 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 15 passenger(s) is required to operate this option.

Price: £85


Destinations
  • North America
  • North America
  • North America
  • USA
Tour Types
  • Scenic
  • Traditional Coach
  • 50 plus
  • Couples
  • Seniors
  • Art Galleries
  • Museum
  • Walking
  • Flowers and Gardens
  • History
  • Wildlife

Location: Philadelphia

Celebrate America’s rich and varied heritage on an in-depth tour of the eastern United States featuring essential landmarks and incredible vistas. First stop, Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love. You’ll have a bird's-eye view atop One Liberty Observation Deckoverlooking the city.

Accommodation: ,Hotel,

Accommodation Name: The Notary Autograph Collection

Meals: ,No Meals,

Location: Philadelphia, Gettysburg

This morning, embark on a tour of “the Birthplace of a New Nation.” See the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, the location of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the drafting of the Constitution. We’ll stop in Amish country on our way to Gettysburg, site of the Union victory and a turning point in the Civil War. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a historic Gettysburg tavern.

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Accommodation Name: Wyndham

Meals: ,Breakfast,Dinner,

Location: Gettysburg

Visit the Gettysburg National Military Park and Museum. Begin your tour with the film A New Birth of Freedom. Then lose yourself in Paul Philippoteaux’s Cyclorama from 1884, a breathtaking 360° cylindrical painting depicting Pickett’s Charge. Explore the Museum of the American Civil War and its galleries. Step onto the battlefield with a guided tour of the site illuminating those three historic days in 1863 and the decisive battle that changed the course of American history forever. This afternoon it’s your choice! Visit President Eisenhower’s home and farm (a National Historic Site); this site served as the President’s weekend retreat and a meeting place for world leaders during the Cold War-era tensions -OR- embark on a guided walking tour of historic downtown Gettysburg with a local expert dressed in period clothing. Tonight, enjoy a home-cooked family-style meal in a historic barn (dating back to 1764) and experience life on a third generation family-owned farm.

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Accommodation Name: Wyndham

Meals: ,Breakfast,Dinner,

Location: Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, Shenandoah Valley, Charlottesville

Stop in West Virginia to visit the quaint, historic community of Harpers Ferry, where the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers meet. Then we pass through Shenandoah National Park via Skyline Drive. Travel along the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains, where the scenic wilderness extends in all directions. This evening, enjoy dinner on your own in downtown Charlottesville.

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Accommodation Name: The Draftsman Autograph Collection

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Charlottesville, Williamsburg

Visit Monticello, the beautiful home and gardens of Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States and author of the Declaration of Independence. Learn about him during a tour of the main house before exploring on your own or choosing between a guided tour focusing on the experiences of the enslaved people of Monticello or a guided tour of the gardens and grounds. This afternoon we arrive in historic Williamsburg.

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Accommodation Name: DoubleTree by Hilton

Meals: ,Breakfast,Dinner,

Location: Williamsburg

Step back in time. The short film, “Story of a Patriot,” is your introduction to Colonial Williamsburg where costumed re-enactors populate the streets and buildings, bringing 1770 to life. Tour the Governor’s Palace and Gardens; then feel free to wander the cobblestone streets and explore some of the 88 historic buildings during an afternoon at leisure.

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Accommodation Name: DoubleTree by Hilton

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Williamsburg, Washington

Depart for Arlington National Cemetery to view the Tomb of the Unknowns and the Kennedy gravesites. Then travel to Washington, D.C. Explore the world-famous Smithsonian Institution’s countless treasures where it’s your choice! Visit the National Air and Space Museum -OR- the National Museum of American History. Among the National Air and Space Museum’s collection are the Wright 1903 Flyer, the Spirit of St. Louis, and the Apollo 11 command module. The National Museum of American History features the flag that inspired Francis Scott Key to compose the national anthem, the First Ladies Hall containing many ball gowns worn by America's First Ladies, and more. The evening is free to explore on your own.

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Accommodation Name: The Westin Washington D.C. City Center

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Washington

Take a guided tour of America's capital featuring wonderful views of the Capitol building, the White House, monuments and museums. Our first stop is the White House Visitor Center where you retrace the story of the historic residence. Continue with a stop at the moving World War II Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Korean War Memorial. Finally, make a photo stop at the U.S. Capitol building. This afternoon, visit Mount Vernon, the beloved home of George Washington. Wander the lush plantation grounds and tour the home filled with 18th-century artifacts. Toast the end of a wonderful trip this evening at a farewell dinner.

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Accommodation Name: The Westin Washington D.C. City Center

Meals: ,Breakfast,Dinner,

Location: Washington

Bid farewell to Washington, D.C. this morning.

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Included
  • Accommodation
  • Drinks with Meals
    -(non-alcoholic)
  • Train Tickets
    -(if train occurs once tour starts and before tour ends – i.e. not airport transfers)
  • Meals – Half Board
  • Fully Guided

Not Included
  • Airport Transfers at Destination
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  • Country Entry Visas
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  • Tipping and Gratuities
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No, unless you purchase and land and air package from Collette.
No, the fees associated with required Visa’s are an additional expense.
We can accommodate children as young as 5 years old, provided they are traveling / rooming with a parent or legal guardian.
Effective immediately and until further notice, all guests will be required to bring one of the following: proof of vaccination (official vaccination certificate in paper or electronic form), proof of recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test result (FDA Approved diagnostic) for a test performed 72-hours or less from the start date of the tour with you on tour to verify information you will be pro
Yes, our Customer Care center would be happy to help.
That will vary by country of residence and country destination.
Primarily, yes. All of the coaches used must meet rigourous safety and cleanliness standards.
Yes. Baggage is limited to 1 checked bag and 1 carry per person.
Absolutley. Out tours are crafted with that in mind – striking a balance between included experiences and time to explore on your own.
Varies by tour, but typically thjey are 4* / 4*+, and an occaissional 5*
Igratuities for included meals and accommodation housekeeping are included. It is customary to tip you Tour Manager and driver at the end of the tour.
Yes, you will receive full information within the weeks leading up to your departure.
Yes, most likely. Our tours draw travelers from the United States, Canada and Australia, predominatly.
Yes, an experienced Tour Manager, with the passion for travel, discovery and the destination - will guide you through your journey from start to finish,

You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.

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This tour is operated by Collette, Inc.

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Start:Eastern & Midwestern USA
Finish:Southern USA
Group size:10 - 44
Suitable for: 5-99
Physical rating:Medium, Activity Level 2
Diets:Vegetarians, Please contact Collette with any specific dietary requirements
Tour operated in: English
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