Travel along the Eastern Seaboard across the Chesapeake Bay to Norfolk Virginia for the next 3-nights. Norfolk is filled with historic sites and monuments. Norfolk is also home to the oldest U.S. naval port, as well as the Battleship Wisconsin, which was in service from World War II through the Persian Gulf War.
There is always something blooming at Norfolk Botanical Garden! Explore this enchanting 155-acre haven, featuring over 30-themed gardens. Explore the Gardens on our trams, highlighting seasonal blooms and areas of historical or horticultural significance.
Set Sail on a sightseeing luncheon cruise aboard the Spirit of Norfolk, cruising along the Elizabeth River.
Norfolk‘s Revitalized Waterfront area includes a long red bricked promenade, Town Point Park, and from here you can see the Battleship Wisconsin, one of the largest and last battleships ever built by the U.S. Navy. Nauticus is a maritime-themed science center and museum located on the waterfront, also known as the National Maritime Center. Experience it all at the Waterside District! Here you will be on own to eat from a variety of cuisines from the many unique dining options to choose from!
Norfolk is proud to be the home of the world’s largest Naval Station and while visiting, we will take a tour of the base. On the guided tour, you will see aircraft carriers, destroyers, amphibious assault ships, and learn about the history of Naval Station Norfolk
Chrysler Museum of Art is one of the major art museums in the Southeastern United States and grew through a large donation of art by automotive heir Walter Chrysler and today is home to over 30,000 objects that span thousands of years of world history.
Dinner tonight at Omar’s Carriage House, a cozy and nostalgic location dating to 1850’s in the historic Freemason District of Norfolk. Omar’s is nestled among historic old homes in an historic site in Norfolk.
This evening enjoy the splendor, sights, and sounds of The Virginia International Tattoo, a patriotic performance of military bands, massed pipes and drums, military drill teams, Celtic dancers, and choirs from all over the world.
This morning we depart for Washington DC with our first stop at National Museum of the Marine Corps A Monument to HONOR, COURAGE & COMMITMENT – the Museum’s soaring design evokes the image of the flag-raisers of Iwo Jima.
Next, we will tour George Washington’s Mount Vernon – Once home to the first president of the U.S., Mount Vernon is now the most visited home in America.
In 1799, the “dinner hour” at George Washington’s Mount Vernon could last well over an hour in the more tranquil atmosphere of the 18th century. Right next door at the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant is dinner included like 1799!
Continuing we follow along the Potomac River to our hotel in Alexandria Virginia for a 2-night stay.
Experience springtime in Washington DC on a 4-hour tour of the city’s key landmarks and blooming cherry trees – learning the powerful history behind the city’s renowned monuments and landmarks along Washington, DC’s Potomac Tidal Basin.
Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, one of Washington’s most memorable homes the grand estate of Post Cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post. Enjoy touring the gardens, mansion, special exhibition, and more! Plus, included lunch voucher.
Washington DC is one of the most beautiful cities in the world at night. Dinner included this evening.
After breakfast, we check out and depart for Kennett Square, PA to visit an American botanical garden.
Experience the world of Longwood Gardens…a place to see dazzling displays that elevate the art of horticulture … a place to watch majestic fountains spring to life…a place to reconnect with nature. Discover our storied heritage of our founder, Pierre S. du Pont, which guides us today!
Depart for home with fond memories!