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The Itinerary

Virginia 400 Years of Innovation and History

1 - 11 November 2018

Price per person £2,785.00, No Single supplement
Deposit per person £200.00
Air Fares from the UK are included.

It was the premier English colony named after Elizabeth I, The Virgin Queen.  Resplendid with opportunities tobacco and Indian princesses came to court.  Later firebrands and petitions challenged British rule and in subsequent years a Civil War, space innovations and major military bases helped make Virginia what is today.  Queen Elizabeth 11 was invited to attend the 400th anniversary in 2007.


November 1:
Depart London Heathrow for Washington Dulles then an internal flight to Norfolk, Virginia.
Overnight Norfolk.

November 2:
Our early departure takes us to First Landing Park and then inland to Old Point Comfort and the 19th century Fort Monroe and the Casemate Museum where Jefferson Davis was imprisoned after the Civil War.  Following lunch we will visit the Mariner's Museum where the turret of the USS Monitor is being refurbished and Bacon's Castle site of one of the first rebellions in the colonies.
Overnight Williamsburg.

November 3rd:
Today we will take you to the Colonial Triangle including Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown.  Much of the day will be self guided and a highlight will be a visit to the new American Revolution Museum in Yorktown.  We will also take you to key sites related to the 1862 Battle of Williamsburg.
Overnight Williamsburg

November 4th:
We will visit the grounds of President John Tyler's James River Plantation Sherwood Forest en route to lunch at Charles City Court House where JEB Stuart completed his legendary 1862 ride around McClellan's army.  We will continue on the Malvern Hill site of a bloody Civil War battle and the Confederate White House in Richmond.
Overnight Chesterfield

November 5th:
We head directly to the Petersburg National Battlefield where we will drive through the siege lines and the sites of several of the bloody battles in the longest siege in American history.  We will continue on along Lee's sad retreat driving through Sayler's Creek and stopping in Appomattox where Lee surrendered.  We will then go to the rarely visited home of Patrick Henry at Red Hill and Booker T. Washington's home before ending the day at the National D-Day Memorial.
Overnight Peaks of Otter.

November 6th:
Depart en route to the Natural Bridge one of the natural wonders of the world and then on into Lexington where we will visit the VMI and Washington and Lee University.  Classes are in session and you will see this working military college in action.  There are many memorable and photographic sites that include the George C. Marshall Museum.
Overnight in Lexington.

November 7th:
We are headed to the Frontier Museum in Staunton and while there will visit the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library.  Following lunch at Michie Tavern, we will visit the magnificent home of Dolly and James Madison, America's 4th President and author of the US Constitution.
Overnight Quantico.

November 8th:
We will start the morning at the National Museum of the Marine Corps and then head for lunch at the Irish Brigade Restaurant after visiting the Sunken Road site of the infamous Federal Army attacks in December 1862 in Fredericksburg before visiting Washington's childhood home at Ferry Farm.
Overnight Fredericksburg

November 9th:
We will carry ourselves to the spartan middle Peninsula where we will see where Washington was born and visit the Lee family home at Stratford where Robert E. Lee was born and raised.  After lunch in Tappahannock we will drive by the home of Marine Corps legend, General Chesty Puller, the most decorated marine in American history and visit the Civil War and Revolutionary War fortifications at Gloucester Point.
Overnight Yorktown

November 10th:
We will return to Hampton where we can visit the Virginia Air and Space Museum and discuss the role of NASA and the region in America's space exploration.  We will drive through Langley Air Force Base home of Air Combat Command and following lunch we will drive through the US Naval Base Norfolk--the largest in the world.  We will finish the tour with a visit to the USS Wisconsin a highly decorated battleship on display in downtown Norfolk.
Return to Norfolk airport for your return flight to London (one internal change)

November 11:
Arrive London Heathrow early morning.

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