Heritage of America Tour  - 11 days from £2,249* to £2569*

 

Dates 2016 

04 MAR/ 12 MAR/ 01 APR/ 08 APR/ 09 APR/ 15 APR/ 16 APR/

 22 APR/ 23 APR

*Based on 2 Sharing - Single Supplement £500- £630 

A Historical Journey                                                                            Follow the epic story of American democracy. Join a local guide on a tour of New York City, featuring the Empire State Building, Greenwich Village and other time honoured landmarks. Visit the presidential estates of Washington’s Mount Vernon and Jefferson’s Monticello. Walk the hallowed battlefield at Gettysburg. Tour some of Colonial Williamsburg’s 88 restored historic buildings. Learn first-hand about the Amish way of life while enjoying dinner with an Amish family. Travel along the famous Skyline drive and see amazing views of the Shenandoah Valley. Explore the countless treasures of the Smithsonian Institution, including the actual Apollo 11 Command Module and the Hope Diamond. 

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  • Spend two nights in New York City, and take a city tour during one of your days there.         
  •   Visit the living history museum that is Colonial Williamsburg, and dine on colonial fare.
  • Tour history-changing Gettysburg with a local guide.
  • Spend two nights in Washington, D.C., and take a city tour during one of your days there.
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DAY 1

Arrive New York City, New York

Explore America’s heritage, history and scenic horizons on this in-depth tour of the eastern United States.

  • HIGH  85  LOW  69
  • 4.4"
  • SHERATON NEW YORK

DAY 2

New York City
Meet your fellow travellers this morning for a welcome breakfast at a NYC diner. Then, a local guide leads you on a fascinating tour of the “Big Apple.” You’ll see Greenwich Village, the Wall Street district, Little Italy, Chinatown, the Empire State Building, Central Park, Chelsea Market and other time-honoured landmarks. Visit St. Paul’s Chapel in lower Manhattan, a place where George Washington once worshipped, and where recovery workers came for rest and care during their time at the World Trade Center site. This afternoon, discover “the city that never sleeps” at your own pace.

  • BREAKFAST
  • HIGH  85  LOW  69
  • 4.4"
  • SHERATON NEW YORK

 

DAY 3

New York City - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Lancaster
Travel to Philadelphia and embark on a tour of “the Birthplace of a New Nation” which highlights the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. Independence Hall is rich in heritage as the location of both the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the drafting of the Constitution. Continue on to the Amish Country of Lancaster, the second largest Amish community in America.

  • BREAKFAST & DINNER
  • HIGH  87  LOW  61
  • 4.3"
  • EDEN RESORT HOTEL

 

DAY 4

Lancaster

Visit Wheatland*, the gracious Federalist home of James Buchanan, the 15th U.S. President. Sample the true taste of Amish Country with a stop at the Kitchen Kettle Complex where small batches of jams, jellies and relishes are handcrafted daily. Next, a local guide introduces you to the fascinating history and traditions of the Amish people during a tour of their farmlands. As you learn more about their self-sufficiency and peaceful lifestyle, you will understand how their “life apart” is an expression of their religious faith and dedication. Tonight, enjoy a traditional dinner of local specialties and the chance to learn more about Amish customs firsthand when members of the local Amish community** join you for dinner.

  • BREAKFAST & DINNER
  • HIGH  87  LOW  61
  • 4.3"
  • EDEN RESORT HOTEL