June 7-15, 2020. Jump into the pages of history as you follow the story of America on your adventure from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C.
Your Tour Includes:
- Roundtrip airfare from Salt Lake City (airfare can be arranged from other cities)
- Transportation via deluxe motor-coach
- 8 nights deluxe hotel accommodations
- 12 meals (8 breakfasts, 4 dinners)
- Tour Philadelphia, “the Birthplace of a New Nation”
- Explore Gettysburg
- Stroll the grounds of historic Colonial Williamsburg
- Visit Harpers Ferry
- Tour Thomas Jefferson’s home, Monticello
- Enjoy Shenandoah Valley views on Skyline Drive
- Behold Washington D.C.’s famous Capitol building and the White House
- Visit Arlington National Cemetery
- See Washington D.C.’s fabulous monuments
- Spend time at the Smithsonian Institute
- Visit Mount Vernon, the beloved home of George Washington
- And so much more!
- Fully escorted by a professional Tour Manager
2020 Tour Rates
$3149.00 per person/double occupancy
$3119.00 per person/triple occupancy
$3899.00 single occupancy
EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT – sign up early and save $200 per person off of the rates listed above.
Call Knight Tours and Cruises 1-877-811-3244
Be sure to enroll early and take advantage of the early booking discount.
Heritage of America – U.S. History Tour Itinerary
Day 1/Sunday, June 7, 2020 This morning we will fly from Salt Lake City to Philadelphia as we celebrate America’s rich and varied heritage on an in-depth tour of the eastern United States featuring essential landmarks and incredible vistas. Our first stop will be, Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love. You’ll have a bird’s-eye view atop One Liberty Observation Deck overlooking the City.
Day 2/Monday, June 8 This morning we’ll embark on a tour of “the Birthplace of a New Nation.” We’ll see the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, the location of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the drafting of the Constitution. We’ll stop in Amish country on our way to Gettysburg, site of the Union victory and a turning point in the Civil War. Tonight, enjoy dinner in an historic Gettysburg tavern. (Breakfast & Dinner included)
Day 3/Tuesday, June 9 Our touring today will begin with the film A New Birth of Freedom. Then lose yourself in Paul Philippoteaux’s Cyclorama from 1884, a breathtaking 360-degree cylindrical painting depicting Pickett’s Charge. Explore the Museum of the American Civil War and its galleries. Step onto the battlefield with a guided tour of the site illuminating those three historic days in 1853 and the decisive battle that changed the course of American history forever. This afternoon it’s your choice! Visit President Eisenhower’s home and farm (a National Historic Site); this site served as the President’s weekend retreat and a meeting place for world leaders during the Cold War-Era tensions -OR- embark on a guided walking tour of historic downtown Gettysburg with a local expert dressed in period clothing. Tonight, enjoy a home-cooked family-style meal in an historic barn (dating back to 1764) and experience life on a third-generation family-owned farm. (Breakfast & Dinner included)
Day 4/Wednesday, June 10 After breakfast we’ll venture on over to West Virginia to visit the quaint, historic community of Harpers Ferry, home of the John Brown uprising in 1859. Then we pass through Shenandoah National Park via the Skyline Drive. We’ll travel along the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains, where the scenic wilderness extends in all directions. This evening, enjoy dinner on your own in downtown Charlottesville. (Breakfast included)
Thursday, June 11th – Today we have the pleasure of visiting Monticello, the beautiful home and gardens of Thomas Jefferson. The third U.S. President and author of the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson was an accomplished inventor and true “Renaissance man.” You’ll learn about him during a tour of the main house before exploring on your own or choosing between a guided tour focusing on the experiences of the enslaved people who live at Monticello or a guided tour of the beautiful gardens and grounds. This afternoon we arrive in historic Williamsburg. Tonight, we’ll dine in a Colonial Williamsburg tavern specializing in revolutionary-era fare. (Breakfast & Dinner included)
Friday, June 12th – Today we will step back in time in Colonial Williamsburg. The short film, “Story of a Patriot,” is your introduction to Colonial Williamsburg where costumed re-enactors populate the streets and buildings, bringing 1770 to life. Tour the Governor’s Palace and Gardens; then feel free to wander the cobblestone street and explore some of the 88 historic buildings during an afternoon at your leisure. (Breakfast included)
Day 7/Saturday, June 13 After breakfast at the hotel we will board our comfortable motor-coach and depart for Arlington National Cemetery to view the Tomb of the Unknowns and the Kennedy gravesites. Then we’ll travel to Washington, D.C. to explore the world-famous Smithsonian Institution’s countless treasures where it’s your choice! You can visit the National Air and Space Museum -OR- the National Museum of American History. Among the National Air and Space Museum’s collections are the Wright Brother’s 1903 Flyer, also the Spirit of St. Louis and the Apollo 11 command module. The National Museum of American History features the flag that inspired Francis Scott Key to compose the national anthem, the First Ladies Hall containing many ball gowns worn by America’s First Ladies, and more. The evening is free to explore on your own or visit the Washington D.C. Temple and manicured grounds. (Breakfast included)
Day 8/Sunday, June 14 Today we’ll take a guided tour of America’s capital featuring wonderful views of the Capitol Building, the White House, monuments and museums. Our first stop is the White House Visitor’s Center where you can retrace the story of the historic residence. We’ll continue with a stop at the moving World War II Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Korean War Memorial. Finally, make a photo stop at the U.S. Capitol building. This afternoon, we’ll visit Mount Vernon, the beloved home of George Washington. You can wander the lush plantation grounds and tour the home filled with 18th-century artifacts. We’ll top off our evening with a toast at our farewell dinner as we wind down our wonderful tour. (Breakfast & Dinner included)
Day /Monday, June 15 Today we will bid farewell to Washington, D.C. and catch our flight home, filled with great memories and new friendships we collected on our fabulous historic trip with Knight Tours and Cruises. (Breakfast included)
Call today and take advantage of the early booking discount and save $200 per person.
Call Knight Tours and Cruises 1-877-811-3244