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SPRING GARDEN GALA & THE INTERNATIONAL TATTOO: MAY 2-7, 2020

SPRING GARDEN GALA & THE INTERNATIONAL TATTOO

Tour Includes

5-nights accommodations, baggage handling, 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners, ALL admissions and guide service as stated in the itinerary.

Note:  Gratuities for Wade Tours Driver and Escort are not included but welcomed.

Prices

Package Price per Person: Single $1999.00 | Double $1599.00 | Triple $1479.00 | Quad $1419.00

Pickup Locations

Utica Delta Marriott – Utica, NY –  6:00AM
Wade Terminal – Schenectady, NY –  7:30AM
Latham Farms Sams Club – Latham, NY –  8:00AM

Tour Itinerary

Day One, Saturday, May 2, 2020

5:30pm                  Check in to Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. Baggage handling is included. Drink voucher included during your stay. Also included, Trolley Service with ongoing stops at MGM Casino & Resort, Tanger Outlets & National Harbor Restaurants and Shops.

Enjoy dinner on own and a photo opportunity at National Harbor’s – Honor to the Military Memorial, in honor of those, past and present, who have served in the U.S. armed forces:  statues representing the five branches of the U.S. military— the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard. All five of the military statues face the Potomac River and are positioned so that a National Harbor sign topped with an American flag serves as a photo backdrop.  The lifelike pieces are now part of a collection of statues representing historic figures that line a stretch of road called American Way.

Day Two, Sunday, May 3, 2020

6:30am                  Enjoy breakfast at the hotel prior to checking out. Baggage handling is included.

11:30am                Arrive in Norfolk for Pre-Show, lunch and Tattoo entertainmentMeet and greet by real Tattoo                                  performers before the totally amazing performance experience at Scope Plaza for the                                                     International Tattoo from our Premium reserved seats.   It’s a spectacle of military splendor –                                      part parade and part theater. The tattoo features bands and forms of drill display.

4:30pm                  Depart.

5:15pm                  Check in to our New Marriott Oceanfront hotel.  Baggage handling is included.

6:30pm                  Depart.

7:00pm                  Spring Garden Gala at the Luxurious Historic Cavalier Hotel, once a popular venue for big band entertainment that showcased every major big band leader of the era including Benny Goodman, Cab Calloway, Glenn Miller and Lawrence Welk.  Famous guests included F. Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald, Will Rogers, Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, many U.S. Presidents, Muhammad Ali, Bette Davis, Judy Garland, Elizabeth Taylor and Doris Day.

Meals:  B, L, D

Day Three, Monday, May 4, 2020

8:00am                  Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.

9:30am                  Depart.

10:00am                Tour the Military Aviation Museum – Take a trip back to a time when the aircraft were spectacular and learn why our heroes never let us down. See one of the largest collections of flying WWII military aircraft in the world and hear stories of contributions made by the men and women of aviation to our country.

Noon                      Enjoy a luncheon in the hangar of the Virginia Aviation Museum with “Swing Time” entertainment.  Experience a Live Vintage Aircraft Air Show after lunch.

3:00pm                  Depart.

3:45pm                  Return to hotel.

6:00pm                  Enjoy a Salute to America Dinner Dance in luxury at your hotel, the New Marriott Oceanfront Virginia Beach hotel. Enjoy a delicious meal in a magnificent ballroom opening onto balconies overlooking the ocean, with a live band playing all genres of American Pride and Patriotic sounds.

Meals: B, L, D.

Day Four, Tuesday, May 5, 2020

8:00am                  Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Then depart for a Tour of the Norfolk Naval Station. This is homeport to more than 80 ships of the Atlantic Fleet, and the world’s largest naval installation.  Narrated guided bus tours pass by Atlantic Fleet training centers, aircraft carriers, cruisers and destroyers, amphibious assault vessels and sleek submarines. A strip of preserved historic homes from the 1907 Jamestown Exposition is included on this tour.           Next, take a tram tour of the Norfolk Botanical Gardens – one of the largest collections of azaleas, camellias and rhododendrons on the East Coast. See the 155-acre garden with miles of pathways, and special theme gardens.

  • Enjoy lunch on own along the Boardwalk with free time to enjoy the Beach.

7:00pm                  Tonight enjoy our Farewell dinner aboard the Spirit of Norfolk  

  • Return to hotel.

Meals: B, D.

Day Five, Wednesday, May 6, 2020

8:00am                  Enjoy breakfast at the hotel prior to checking out.  Baggage handling is included.

1:00pm                  Arrive at National Museum of the Marine Corps at Quantico – Experience what it means to be a Marine! Enter a recruiting station. Step aboard the bus taking you to boot camp. Stand astride the famed “yellow footprints” and hear the roar of your first dreaded drill instructor issuing commands. You will also experience We, The Marines movie at the Medal of Honor TheatreWe, The Marines is an action-packed, giant screen adventure that immerses audiences in the unparalleled experience of becoming and serving as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps. bringing to life the often-intense experience of what it takes to serve as a Marine.

3:00pm                  Depart.

3:30pm                  Arrive at Quantico National Cemetery, where you will be greeted by a volunteer from the Missing in America Project who will guide you through the cemetery.  You’ll see the perfectly aligned rows and learn about the two types of gravestones used.  At Section 22, you’ll receive an in-depth explanation of the MIAP non-profit organization and their mission to honor veterans who are no longer forgotten heroes.  You will have the chance to honor those veterans by placing flags next to their graves, and there will be opportunity to ask questions and take group photos.

4:30pm                  Depart.

5:30pm                  Enjoy dinner included at City Grille (Menu TBA)

7:00pm                  Depart.

7:30pm                  Check in to Fairfield Inn & Suites Dulles Airport/Chantilly.  Baggage handling is included.

Meals:  B, L, D.

Day Six, Thursday, May 7, 2020

8:00am                  Enjoy breakfast at the hotel prior to checking out. Baggage handling is included.

10:30am                Arrive at the Antietam Visitor Center – Take a GUIDED tour of Antietam National Battlefield, the scene of the Civil War’s bloodiest one-day battle on September 17, 1862, which brought Gen. Lee’s first northern invasion to an end.

1:00pm                  Enjoy lunch included at Bavarian Inn, a country inn overlooking the Potomac River.

2:00pm                  Continue home.

Meals:  B, L.

Special Requests & Additional Information

SEATING PREFERENCE: If yes, please let us know your preference in the special requirements section on the booking page with the specific seat, seat location and if you would like to sit near someone. Check out our seat assignment policy page for our seating chart. If no preference is made, your seat will be assigned by Wade Tours. Check out the seating chart to the left!!

We encourage you to book early to accommodate any special needs and to assure that members of your party will be seated together. We reserve the right to assign seats when necessary.

ROOM PREFERENCE: We offer both two queen bed rooms and single king bed rooms. Please let us know your preference and we will do our best to match you to that room.

RESERVATIONS:  To be FAIR and IMPARTIAL seat assignments will be taken at the time of booking your reservation.  Deposit of $100 per person. Final payment is due 60 days prior to departure.

CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations within 60 days from departure will be subject to a $100 fee per person, plus cost for tickets, meals, hotels and other non-recoverable expenses.

TRAVEL INSURANCE: Is available and recommended due to unforeseen circumstances that can arise and if they do, we want you to be protected BEFORE and DURING your tour. Travel Insurance 

BAGGAGE: One large suitcase, and one carry-on bag per person.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Saturday, May, 2, 2020
6 Days
10
$100.00
$100.00

Security Deposit

A $100.00 deposit is due at booking. Full payment must be received 60 days prior to the tour. You will need to call our reservationist at (518) 355-4500 to make the full payment.
If the tour is SOLD OUT online, please contact us as additional tickets may be available.

$100.00
per adult

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