Colonial America Self Drive Holiday

Standard Package, Upgrade Package, Historical and Cultural, Scenery and Nature, Eastern Fly Drive
From £835 per person
01 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018

Colonial America Tour Highlights

Tour Highlights: Capture a photo of the White House, See the “Discovery” Space Shuttle, Apollo 11 and more at the Smithsonian Museum, Explore the history of the Civil War and stand on the spot where Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address, Hike one of the many trails along Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park, Walk the boardwalk of Virginia Beach, Swim or take a cruise in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Shop and dine in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, See the Liberty Bell and declaration of Independence in Philadelphia.

Holiday Quick facts
Duration: 11 Days/10 Nights
Type: Classic Self Drive
Operator: North America Travel Shop
Grade: 2, 3 Star options
Start/Finish: Washington D.C / Washington D.C

Colonial America Fly Drive Holiday Itinerary


DAY 01:
WASHINGTON, D.C. ARRIVAL
Arrive in Washington, D.C. and pick up your rental car at the airport, then proceed to your hotel.


DAY 02:
WASHINGTON, D.C.
A full day to explore Washington, D.C. Start your day by strolling along the Mall, here you will find some of the most important monuments and have the opportunity to lose yourself in some of the world’s most inspired museums. After lunch why not journey across the Potomac to nearby Alexandria or perhaps you would prefer to rent a bicycle and continue your exploration of the city. This evening we suggest a visit to the lively Georgetown area of the city where some of the best chefs vie for your attention.


DAY 3: DRIVING DISTANCE: 90 MI / 150 KM
WASHINGTON, D.C. – GETTYSBURG
Leave the seat of government behind today as you travel to the fascinating Civil War Battlefield of Gettysburg. There are many excellent self-guided interpretative trails you can follow that will give you an understanding of this formative period in U.S. history.


DAY 04: DRIVING DISTANCE: 150 MI / 250 KM
GETTYSBURG – SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK
Today there is time for further exploration of Gettysburg before you head west to visit LurayCaverns, one of the most beautiful caves in the world. Then enter Shenandoah National Park, a haven for plants, wildlife, and people alike.


DAY 05: DRIVING DISTANCE: 172 MI / 275 KM
SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK – SKYLINE DRIVE – CHARLOTTESVILLE – COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG
Drive south and enjoy the natural wonders along each mile of Skyline Drive, one of America’s most scenic routes. You can see the peaks of the Blue Ridge Mountains which have a distinctly bluish cast, especially in summer. Then continue to Charlottesville and visit Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson designed and built on a glorious mountaintop. Continue to
Richmond, Virginia’s capital, rising high above the sparkling James River, before traveling along the scenic road by the James River Plantations to Williamsburg, where restoration and preservation have turned back the clock 200 years.


DAY 06: DRIVING DISTANCE: 63 MI / 101 KM
COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG – NORFOLK – VIRGINIA BEACH
Visit Colonial Williamsburg, then see the earliest permanent English settlement in North America at Jamestown. Continue to the Yorktown battlefield, where Washington’s decisive victory over General Cornwall’s forces turned the colonists’ dream of a new nation into reality. Continue through Norfolk, Virginia’s premier port city, to Virginia Beach, with 30 miles of sandy seashore and a 2-mile-long boardwalk. Time to relax this evening and dip your toes in the ocean.


DAY 07:
VIRGINIA BEACH
Today spend your time in the city that is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as having the longest pleasure beach in the world. To continue with this record breaking tradition, the city itself is located at the southern end of the Chesapeake
Bay Bridge-Tunnel, the longest bridge-tunnel complex in the world.


DAY 08: DRIVING DISTANCE: 248 MI /397 KM
VIRGINIA BEACH – EASTERN SHORE – ANNAPOLIS – BALTIMORE
Drive north across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel to the tranquil Eastern Shore. Cross into Maryland and continue on to
Annapolis, home to the U.S. Naval Academy. See the State House and visit the Academy before continuing to Baltimore. This evening, stroll along the magnificently rebuilt Inner Harbor and enjoy a typical dish of the region in one of the many restaurants.


DAY 09: DRIVING DISTANCE: 100 MI / 160 KM
BALTIMORE – PHILADELPHIA
This morning you are bound for the City of Brotherly Love – Philadelphia. This Historic city is home to both Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. Philadelphia also boasts a world class art museum as well as superb shopping and dining.


DAY 10: DRIVING DISTANCE: 140 MI / 250 KM
PHILADELPHIA – WASHINGTON, D.C. DEPARTURE
Time to explore Philadelphia a little further this morning before driving to Washington DC in the afternoon. If you did not see the
monuments of DC by night at the start of your trip then tonight is your opportunity to do so.


DAY 11:
DEPARTURE
Return your car at the airport before your departure flight.

Accommodation


DAY CITY STANDARD UPGRADE
01-02 Washington, D.C. Capitol Skyline Hotel Washington Hilton
03 Gettysburg Courtyard Gettysburg Courtyard Gettysburg
04 Luray Best Western Intown Luray Best Western Intown Luray
05 Williamsburg Days Inn Williamsburg Colonial Area Westgate Historic Williamsburg Resort
06-07 Virginia Beach Red Roof Inn Virginia Beach Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront
08 Baltimore Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor
09 Philadelphia Penrose Hotel Philadelphia Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel
10 Washington D.C Capitol Skyline Hotel Washington Hilton

Hotels may be substituted with comparable standard hotels during high demand periods or for operational reasons.

Holiday Info & Extras


Travel may be any day of the week, subject to availability of all components of the program.
Package rates may not be applicable over special events and during Public Holidays – rates are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. Hotels may be substituted with comparable standard properties. Refer to our Booking Conditions for full details.

International Long-haul Flights; Special discounted fares available if booked as part of this package – ask our friendly team for a quote.

Tour Operates & Prices


Valid: 01 Apr 18 – 31 Oct 18

Standard Hotels
From £835.00 Twin Share

Upgrade Hotels
From £925.00 Twin Share

  • Lead prices per person based on a Double/Twin Room.
  • Single & Triple/Quad Rates on request.
  • Children under 11 stay free with 2 paying adults with existing bedding.
  • Extensions of stay available, likewise Accommodation upgrades and Rental Car options.
  • Rates are subject to change at any time without notice.

Holiday Offers


Book any Self Drive or Escorted Tour & pay just £25 per person Deposit

  • Valid for sale until 28 Feb 17.
  • Valid for departures from 01 Apr 17 to 31 Mar 18.
  • Not combinable with any other promotional offers, unless stated otherwise.
  • Combinable with flight offers if applicable.
  • Due to the complex nature of many of the itineraries that we construct a number of external suppliers provide services and packages for which separate and/or additional deposits may apply. In these circumstances, you will be advised of the necessary deposits at the time of booking.
  • The balance of the price of your travel arrangements must be paid at least 8 weeks before your departure date.

Inclusions
  • Welcome kit with comprehensive maps and day-to-day itinerary.
  • Alamo Rent-A-Car “Inclusive” x11 Days; Compact Vehicle including unlimited mileage, CDW (Collision Damage Waiver), $1 Million Liability Cover, Sales Tax, State Tax, Airport Fees, CFC (Customer Facility Charge – if applicable), Mechanical Assistance.
  • Accommodation x10 Nights including sales tax as specified.
Exclusions
  • International Long-haul Flights; Special discounted fares available if booked as part of this package – ask our friendly team for a quote.
  • Items of a personal nature i.e. telephone calls, laundry, liquor etc.
  • Use of hotel rooms before / after normal check in / out times.
  • Admissions &/or optional tours unless mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Ferry crossings, car parking and tolls if applicable unless mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Alamo Rental Car: Personal Accident Insurance, Parking Fines, Toll charges, congestion charges, key replacement, Delivery and Collection fees, One way rental charges – if applicable, Optional extras signed for locally, Roadside Plus
  • Compulsory Daily Resort Fee if applicable payable locally will be advised at time of booking

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