Sample Itinerary for American Heritage Tour
SAMPLE TOUR ITINERARY 7 NIGHTS / 8 DAYS
Saturday Day One: The birth of a great nation, we shall see it all on our American Heritage Tour. Today you will leave your home city and fly to Newark International Airport in Newark, New Jersey. Here you will be greeted in the luggage area by a tour representative of New England Vacation Tours Inc., where you will be transferred to downtown Manhattan (New York City) for your evening lodging for the next two nights at The Milford Plaza Hotel located right in Times Square. A Welcome dinner is planned for this evening in New York City.
Sunday Day Two: Breakfast is on your own this morning. Today we will board our deluxe motorcoach and tour the Big Apple (New York City). On tour this morning we shall see such sites as; St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Fifth Avenue, Empire State Building, The Chrysler Building, Battery Park, Wall Street, The Old Seaport, Times Square, The United Nations, The Statue of Liberty and so much more. Lunch is on your own today and can be purchased in the Old Seaport, located in Lower Manhattan. After our included dinner, which is included once again this evening we shall go and see a Broadway Play.
Monday Day Three: Breakfast once again is on your own today, before we check out of our hotel and head south to the historic port city of Baltimore, Maryland. This afternoon we’ll enjoy a narrated tour of the city with stops at Shot Tower (Formerly used to manufacture cannon balls), Federal Hill with its breathtaking view of the Peabody Library, Edgar Allan’s Poe’s grave and the $1.00 homes of Otterbein. We shall also tour and visit the famous Lexington Market and historic Fort McHenry. Lunch is on your own today and can be purchased at the restored inner Harbor. Dinner is included once again this evening. We shall spend the next two nights in the Baltimore area at the Inner Harbor Inn & Hotel.
Tuesday Day Four: Breakfast is on your own today once again. Today we shall visit and tour the nation’s capital, Washington, DC. Our tour begins today with a visit to the White House, home of every President since John Adams. (Please Note; while a visit and tour of the White House is part of our scheduled itinerary, the White House is occasionally closed without notice for government business and events). Therefore, we would then tour the United States Capitol Building where our legislature makes far-reaching decisions daily that effect the lives of each and every American. Lunch is on your own once again today. This afternoon we shall continue our tour of Washington, DC and see such sites as; The Library of Congress, The Supreme Court, The FBI Building, The Vietnam Memorial, the 555-foot Washington Monument, the Lincoln & Jefferson Memorial, and so much more. Dinner is included once again this evening. Due to the events of September 11, 2001 the itinerary may have to be adjusted due to restricted access to public buildings and monuments.
Wednesday Day Five: Breakfast is on your own once again this morning. This morning we leave Baltimore, Maryland and head to Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Enroute to Pennsylvania Dutch Country we shall travel north crossing the majestic twin spans of the Chesapeake Bay Ridge enroute to Maryland’s capital city of Annapolis. Lunch is on your own today. This afternoon we will relive history through our guided tour of Annapolis, America’s first peacetime capital and home of the United States Naval Academy. Our tour today will include a tour of the United States Naval Academy, Maryland State House, St. John’s College Campus and Liberty Tree and famous Dock Street with its many quaint shops and restaurants. A late afternoon arrival in planned for Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Our lodging this evening will be the Hershey Town Hampton Inn. This evening we will be treated to a dinner theatre show at the Apple Dutch dinner theatre.
Thursday Day Six: A continental breakfast is included this morning. This morning we will have a narrated sightseeing tour of Lancaster, County, which blends the contemporary with the colonial past, spiced with the strong Pennsylvania influence. We will see the unique farming methods of the “Plain Folk” and visit such points of interest as the Amish Homestead, Amish Farmlands, Kitchen Kettle, Farmer’s Market, Candle Barn, Covered Bridge and the Conestoga Wagon. Lunch is included and will be served in Amish Dutch Country. Late this afternoon we shall leave Lancaster County and head east to the Gambling Capital of the East Coast Atlantic City. Dinner is included this evening. Our lodging this evening will be one of the many gaming hotels located on the famous Atlantic Boardwalk.
Friday Day Seven: Breakfast is on your own this morning as we check out of our hotel. This morning we shall travel to the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia. This morning you will have a self guided tour of the most historical square mile in America. Here the beginnings of the rebellion were crystallized into the Declaration of Independence. The articles of Confederation and the Constitution were written and signed here in Independence Hall. You can tour the marvelously restored Independence Square, known as State House Yard in Colonial times. You will see the Liberty Bell and the nearby homes of Betsy Ross who helped designed and sew our first Stars and Stripes flag. Visit Christ Church founded in 1695 and one of the oldest American churches. Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, and members of the Continental Congress, worshiped here, at Christ Church. Read Benjamin Franklin’s self composed epitaph on his gravesite. Lunch is on your own today and can be purchased in the Independence Square area. This afternoon we shall visit Valley Forge Historical Park for a tour of George Washington’s Headquarters during the darkest days of the American Revolution. You will see and visit the encampment areas where the troops braved the winter of 1776. Late this afternoon, we shall head back to Newark International Airport. Our lodging this evening will be the Holiday Inn at Newark International Airport. We cap off our tour of America’s Heritage this evening with a refreshing and relaxing farewell dinner.
Saturday Day Eight: Breakfast is on your own this morning. This morning you may check out of the hotel and take one of the hotel courtesy vans back to the airport to make your return trip home.