Self-Drive - Colonial America
(8 days & 7 nights) - Begins & Ends Washington, D.C.

Tour Itinerary

Day 01 - Washington, D.C. Arrival
Arrive in Washington, D.C. and pick up your rental car at the airport, then proceed to the hotel. hotel: Red Roof Inn Downtown or similar

Day 02 - Washington, D.C.
This morning at 08:00 hours you will be met by a representative and provided with a welcome kit which includes driving instructions, vouchers, and maps for your tour. Discover the many attractions of the nation’s beautiful capital.

Day 03 - Washington, D.C. – Mt. Vernon – Manassas Battlefield – Luray Caverns – Shenandoah National Park
Driving Distance: 133 Mi./213 km.
Leave the District of Columbia en route to your first stop in Mt. Vernon, Virginia. See George Washington’s estate overlooking the Potomac river, and then visit Manassas National Battlefield Park, one of the most historic places on American soil. Continue west and visit spectacular Luray Caverns, one of the most beautiful caves in the world. Then enter Shenandoah National Park, a haven for plants, wildlife, and people alike. hotel: Skyland Lodge or similar

Day 04 - Shenandoah National Park – Skyline Drive – Charlottesville – Colonial Williamsburg
Driving Distance: 172 Mi./275 km.
Drive south and enjoy the natural wonders along each mile of Skyline Drive, one of America’s most scenic routes. You can see the peaks of the Blue ridge Mountains which have a distinctly bluish cast, especially in summer. Then continue to Charlottesville and visit Monticello, the home Thomas Jefferson designed and built on a glorious mountaintop. Then drive to Richmond, Virginia’s capital, rising high above the sparkling James river, before continuing along the scenic road by the James river Plantations to Williamsburg, where restoration and preservation have turned back the clock 200 years.
hotel: Lexington George Washington inn or similar

Day 05 - Colonial Williamsburg – Norfolk – Virginia Beach

Driving Distance: 63 Mi./101 km.
Visit Colonial Williamsburg, then see the earliest permanent English settlement in North America at Jamestown. Then, on to the Yorktown battlefield. There, Washington’s decisive victory over general Cornwall’s forces turned the colonists’ dream of a new nation into reality. Then continue through Norfolk, Virginia’s premier port city, to Virginia Beach, with its 30 miles of sandy seashore and a 2-mile-long boardwalk.
hotel: La Quinta inn Virginia Beach or similar

Day 06 - Virginia Beach
Today spend your time in the city that is listed in the Guinness Book of records as having the longest pleasure beach in the world. To continue with this record breaking tradition, the city itself is located at the southern end of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, the longest bridge-tunnel complex in the world.

Day 07 - Virginia Beach – Eastern Shore – Annapolis –Baltimore
Driving Distance: 248Mi./397kM.
Drive north across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel to the tranquil eastern Shore. Cross into Maryland and continue on to Annapolis, home to the U.S. Naval Academy. See the State House and visit the Academy before continuing to Baltimore, the last station of the tour. Stroll along the magnificently rebuilt inner harbour and enjoy a typical dish of the region in one of the many restaurants this last evening of the tour.
hotel: Holiday Inn Iinner Harbour or similar

Day 08 - Baltimore – Washington, D.C. Departure
Driving Distance: 40 Mi./70 km.
Drive back to Washington, D.C. and return the car at the airport before the departure flight.

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