VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL PATRIOTIC SPLENDOR
• Three nights at the Best Western Oceanfront, Virginia Beach, VA
• One night in Gettysburg, PA
• Four breakfasts at the hotel, four dinners, two lunches and one ice cream treat
• All admissions and sightseeing by a local tour guide
Package Price per Person: Single $1,405.00 | Double $1,125.00 | Triple $1,035.00 | Quad $990.00
Wade Terminal – Schenectady, NY – 6:30 AM
Latham Farms Sams Club – Latham, NY – 7:00 AM
Day 1: Wednesday, April 24, 2019
En route to Coastal Virginia, stop for dinner at the Island House Restaurant in Wachapreague, on Virginia’s picturesque Eastern Shore. This evening arrive at your oceanfront accommodations at the Best Western Oceanfront in Virginia Beach, VA. (D)
Day 2: Thursday, April 25, 2019
Following breakfast, we join our tour guide on the motor coach and depart for a riding tour of Coastal Virginia including Cape Henry Lighthouse, while enjoying beautiful views and learning about the history of Virginia’s largest city. Then travel the short distance to Norfolk to learn about the port city’s colorful 330-year history as you ride through the lovely historic district and restored areas. Next, cruise the Victory Rover through the bustling Hampton Roads Harbor, one of the largest in the world. Enjoy fascinating and entertaining commentary during the two-hour excursion aboard this naval themed vessel. Take in the sights of aircraft carriers, nuclear submarines, guided cruisers and all the other ships that form the world’s most powerful armada. A boxed lunch will be served on board. Then visit Nauticus, a nautical museum, you will learn about the power of the sea, experience ship handling first hand and pet a shark. Then enjoy a self-guided tour of the Battleship Wisconsin—the largest battleship that served in WWII, the Korean War and the Persian Gulf War. Next, enjoy ice cream on a famous waffle cone from Doumar’s. Return to our hotel to refresh before dinner at Stripers Waterside Restaurant, serving fresh seafood and local favorites in a picturesque waterfront setting. (B,L,D)
Day 3: Friday, April 26, 2019
After breakfast at your hotel, meet your tour guide and depart for the Norfolk Botanical Gardens, which date back to 1938 and is considered a premiere example of horticultural excellence. Features one of the largest collections of azaleas, camellias, roses and rhododendrons on the East Coast. Enjoy a relaxing trackless train ride, and spend time browsing in the Garden Gift Shop which specializes in unique gifts and hard to find gardening books. Continuing on to Naval Station Norfolk, the largest naval installation in the world. On your riding tour, pass the historic homes built for the 1907 Jamestown Exposition on “Admiral’s Row” and drive by the military vessels, including the magnificent battleships. An active-duty military personnel will board the motor coach and narrate throughout the base. Lunch will be included at one of the clubs on base. Visit the Virginia Beach Boardwalk for free to time to dip your toes in the sand, stroll the boardwalk or relax at the hotel. Then depart for a fun-filled night at The Virginia International Tattoo. The experience will begin with Taste of Tattoo: A Pre-Performance Dinner Experience, featuring lively entertainment acts performed on a stage while guests enjoy a delicious, plentiful Southern buffet dinner. Then it’s on to the main event—the Tattoo, the largest in the United States. In a premium seating section, see pageantry and patriotism, spirit and spectacle, talent and teamwork, precision personified. (B,L,D)
Day 4: Saturday, April 27, 2019
After breakfast, we check out and depart for the Azalea Festival and Parade of Nations with reserved seating to enjoy the fabulous pageantry, a truly delightful festival.
Following the parade, we depart for National Museum of the Marine Corps located in Triangle, Virginia just outside the gates of Quantico. The Museum’s soaring design evokes the image of the flag-raisers of Iwo Jima and beckons visitors to this 120,000-square-foot structure. Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Marines in action.
Lunch (on own) at Devil Dog Diner, a cafeteria-style restaurant that honors Marine mess operations.
After our visit at the National Museum of the Marine Corps, we will depart for the historic Carriage House Inn, located in the historic and charming town of Emmitsburg, Maryland, nestled in the foothills of the Catoctin Mountains. Here in an elegant country atmosphere, we will enjoy dinner included.
Following dinner, we will check into our Gettysburg hotel, just a 10-minute drive. (B,D)
Day 5: Sunday, April 28, 2019
Following breakfast and check out from the hotel, depart for home with fond memories! (B)
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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My wife and I just returned from the best trip we have taken with Wade Tours. We traveled to Virginia Beach We stayed at a fantastic hotel which was right on the ocean. It was amazing. We got to walk on the beach every day. But the highlight of the trip was the Tattoo. For everyone who is present or past Military or has someone in the military this show is a must. Everything on the trip was fantastic. Our driver Pete and his wife Ricki who was the escort are both amazing. This is a must trip. We were able to see a fantastic parade. Visit the Norfolk Naval Base and climb the Cape Henry lighthouse There were many other things we did but the highlight of the trip was the Tattoo. I am retired military and to view this show of Military groups from all around the world was fantastic. We got to see 5 living medal of honor recipients. So, mark this on your calendar for next year. You won’t be disappointed. We even got a special surprise on the way home Had lunch at Hershey Park It was the perfect ending to a perfect trip.
Thank you, Donald