VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL PATRIOTIC SPLENDOR
Four Nights’ Accommodations, Baggage handling, 4 breakfasts, Dinner at Rockafeller’s, boxed dinner at Tattoo, Dinner the Carriage House, Tour of Naval Base, Tour Old Cape Henry, Tour of Old Coast Guard Station, Tour of the Military Aviation Museum, Reserved Seating at the Parade of Nations, reserved seats at the International Tattoo, Tram tour at Norfolk Botanical Gardens, National Museum of the Marine Corp, and Tour of Eisenhower Farm.
Package Price per Person: Single $1270| Double $950 | Triple $925 | Quad $905
Wade Terminal – Schenectady, NY – 6:30 AM
Latham Farms Sams Club – Latham, NY – 7:00 AM
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Today we board our coach and travel to Norfolk, Virginia for this must-see most spectacular event! Words cannot explain the Virginia International Tattoo other than to say it’s the most amazing and inspiring gathering of military bands, drill teams, and performers from the U.S. service branches and from militaries around the world.
Check-in for a 3-night stay
Friday, April 27, 2018
Breakfast at our hotel
Then we board our coach for the Old Cape Henry Lighthouse, built in 1792. It started to crack in 1870 and was replaced with the new Cape Henry Lighthouse only 357 feet away, which is an active aid to navigation and operated by the U.S. Coast Guard. The Old Cape Henry Lighthouse is maintained by Preservation Virginia and is a National Historic Landmark, serving as the official symbol for the City of Virginia Beach.
Travel to the Old Coast Guard Station, former U.S. Life-Saving/Coast Guard Station built in 1903 and decommissioned in 1969. Two galleries depict the history of the life-saving service, shipwrecks off the Virginia coast and other exhibits.
Following Lunch (on own) in Town Square, we depart for a tour of the Military Aviation Museum
Dinner included tonight at Rockafellers, where the food is as delicious as the view!
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Breakfast at our hotel
Departure for the Azalea Festival and Parade of Nations with reserved seating to enjoy the fabulous pageantry, a truly delightful festival.
Following the parade, you will enjoy free time along downtown Norfolk Harbor before departing for a 45-minute tour, conducted by Naval personnel, of the world’s largest Naval Station, the Norfolk Naval Base to see aircraft carriers, destroyers, frigates, amphibious assault ships and one of the busiest airfields in the country. The tour also features historic homes from the 1907 Jamestown Exposition.
Tonight, you will Experience the Virginia International Tattoo, a dazzling extravaganza of music, ceremony and emotion! This largest spectacle of Music and Might in the United States of America offers an astounding display of inspirational military music, majestic massed pipes and drums, show stopping drill team maneuvers, colorful and elegant dancers, and much more……
Plus, we will arrive early for “Tattoo Hullaballoo”, a perfect opportunity to sample some of tonight’s performance taking place outside of the arena before the highlight of our event begins. Inside, we have reserved seating for your enjoyment to watch much to your amazement the International Tattoo performance. We will provide everyone with a boxed dinner tonight.
Sunday, April 29, 2018
Breakfast at our hotel before packing up and checking out.
Then we will depart for a Tram tour of the Norfolk Botanical Gardens, features one of the largest collections of azaleas, camellias, roses and rhododendrons on the East Coast.
After our tour of the gardens, 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. World-class interactive exhibits using the most innovative technology surround visitors with irreplaceable artifacts and immerse them 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 in to the Courtyard by Marriott in Gettysburg, just a 10-minute drive.
Monday, April 30, 2018
Breakfast at our hotel
After check-out, we depart for a Tour of Eisenhower Farm and the story that brought President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Mamie to buy a 189-acre farm adjoining the Gettysburg Battlefield, after the war.
Depart for Home
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