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Williamsburg: America's Historic Triangle

Tour length: 5 - 6 Days
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Overview

Journey 400 years back in time to Historic Jamestown, the site of the first permanent English settlement in America, and Colonial Williamsburg, home to nearly 100 original 18th-century buildings. Your tour is complete with visits to Mount Vernon and Washington, D.C.

Highlights:

  • Revolutionary City
  • Shirley or Berkeley Plantation
  • Historic Yorktown
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Day 1: Washington, D.C.

  • Arrive in Washington, D.C.
  • Learn about the Smithsonian Institution during an introduction by your tour director
  • Visit the Smithsonian museum of your choice, which may include:
    • National Air and Space Museum
    • National Museum of Natural History
    • National Museum of African Art
    • National Museum of American History
    • Smithsonian American Art Museum
    • National Portrait Gallery
  • Take a night tour of Washington
    • Lincoln Memorial
    • WWII Memorial
    • Korean War Veterans Memorial
    • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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Day 2: Washington, D.C.

  • Visit Historic Jamestowne
  • Take a guided tour of Jamestown Settlement
    • Reproductions of original boats used when settlers came to America
    • 17th-century colonial fort
    • Traditional Powhatan Village
  • Enjoy an evening activity
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Day 3: Williamsburg

  • Visit Historic Jamestowne
  • Take a guided tour of Colonial Williamsburg
    • Capitol
    • 18th-century tavern
  • Visit Revolutionary City
  • Participate in the Colonial Williamsburg evening program
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Day 4: Williamsburg

  • Visit Shirley Plantation
  • Visit the Yorktown Battlefield
  • Take a guided tour of the Yorktown Victory Center
  • Optional: Busch Gardens
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Day 5: Charlottesville

  • Visit Ash Lawn-Highland, James Monroe's former home
  • Visit Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's former estate
  • Enjoy an evening activity in Charlottesville
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Day 6: Washington, D.C. (optional extension day)

  • Visit the Smithsonian museum of your choice, which may include:
    • National Air and Space Museum
    • National Museum of Natural History
    • National Museum of African Art
    • National Museum of American History
    • Smithsonian American Art Museum
    • National Portrait Gallery
  • Depart for home
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No matter where you go with EF Explore America, no matter your length of tour, you are guaranteed an all-inclusive experience. All of our tours feature round-trip transportation, hotel accommodations with professional overnight security, breakfast and dinner daily, air-conditioned motorcoach and gratuities.

  • Round-trip transportation
  • Air-conditioned motorcoach while on tour
  • 4 nights hotel accommodations (5 nights on our 6-day tour)
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • Full-time Tour Director
  • Sightseeing tour led by a licensed guide
  • Visits to special attractions per itinerary
  • Opportunity to earn high school credit for students
  • Overnight security
  • Gratuities
  • Illness and Accident Coverage


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