SWIRCA & More presents…
Heritage of America
April 05-14, 2019
10 Days ● 13 Meals: 9 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners
Book by October 5th, 2018 & Save $100 Per Person:
Double $3,849; Double $3,749*
Single $4,849; Single $4,749
Triple $3,799Triple $3,699
For bookings made after Oct 05, 2019 call for rates.
Included in Price: Round Trip Air from Evansville Regional Airport, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges, Hotel Transfers
Not included in price: Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $275 per person
* All Rates are Per Person and are subject to change, based on air-inclusive package from EVV
Alternate gateways are available upon request.
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Collette’s Flagship: Collette’s tours open the door to a world of amazing destinations. Marvel at must-see sights, sample regional cuisine, stay in centrally located hotels and connect with new and captivating cultures. These itineraries offer an inspiring and easy way to experience the world, where an expert guide takes care of all the details.
- Explore Gettysburg, one of the most important battle sites of the Civil War.
- Stroll the grounds of historic Colonial Williamsburg.
- Spend two nights in the heart of New York City!
- Enjoy Shenandoah Valley views on Skyline Drive.
- Behold Washington, D.C.'s famous Capitol building and the White House.
- Enjoy breakfast at Ellen's Stardust Diner featuring singing wait staff.
- Journey back in time at dinner in a tavern specializing in colonial fare.
Highlights: New York City, Philadelphia, Gettysburg, Choices on Tour, Shenandoah Valley, Charlottesville, Monticello, Colonial Williamsburg, American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, D.C., Smithsonian Institution, Mount Vernon
Day 1: Friday, April 5, 2019, New York City, New York - Tour Begins Celebrate America’s rich and varied heritage on an in-depth tour of the Eastern United States featuring essential landmarks and incredible vistas.
Day 2: Saturday, April 6, 2019, New York City Meet your fellow travelers for a welcome breakfast at the famous Ellen’s Stardust Diner. Then, a local guide leads you on a fascinating tour of the “Big Apple.” You’ll see Greenwich Village, the Wall Street District, Chinatown, Central Park, and other time-honored landmarks. Visit St. Paul’s Chapel in Lower Manhattan, a place where George Washington once worshipped, and where recovery workers came for rest and care during their time at the World Trade Center site. This afternoon, discover “the city that never sleeps” at your own pace. (B)
Day 3: Sunday, April 7, 2019, New York City - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Gettysburg This morning you’ll choose from a menu of New York’s diners for breakfast. Next, travel to Philadelphia and embark on a tour of “the Birthplace of a New Nation.” See the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, the location of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the drafting of the Constitution. Continue on to Gettysburg, site of the Union victory and a turning point in the Civil War. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a historic Gettysburg tavern. (B, D)
Day 4: Monday, April 8, 2019, Gettysburg Visit the Gettysburg National Military Park and Museum. Begin your tour with the film “A New Birth of Freedom.” Then, lose yourself in Paul Philippoteaux’s Cyclorama from 1884, a breathtaking 360° 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 1863 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. (B)
Day 5: Tuesday, April 9, 2019, Gettysburg - Shenandoah Valley - Charlottesville, Virginia En route to Virginia we pass through Shenandoah National Park via Skyline Drive. Travel along the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains, where the scenic wilderness extends in all directions. This evening, enjoy dining at a local restaurant. (B, D)
Day 6: Wednesday, April 10, 2019, Charlottesville - Williamsburg Visit 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.” Stop at a family-run vineyard set in the picturesque Virginia countryside for a tour and tasting of the local wines.This afternoon we arrive in historic Williamsburg. Tonight, dine in a Colonial Williamsburg tavern specializing in revolutionary-era fare. (B, D)
Day 7: Thursday, April 11, 2019, Colonial Williamsburg - Yorktown - Williamsburg Step back in time. 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 streets and explore some of the 88 historic buildings. This afternoon we visit the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. Experience another poignant turning point in American history as you immerse yourself in the world of Revolutionary America and learn how American independence was won at the Yorktown Battlefield. Tour the museum’s vibrant galleries and interactive exhibits in a state-of-the-art setting that will impact all your senses. Explore the expanded outdoor living history museum with a re-created Continental Army encampment and Revolution-era farm. (B)
Day 8: Friday, April 12, 2019, Williamsburg - Washington, D.C. Depart for Arlington National Cemetery to view the Tomb of the Unknowns and the Kennedy gravesites. Then, travel to Washington, D.C. Explore the world-famous Smithsonian Institution’s countless treasures where it’s your choice! Visit the National Air and Space Museum or the National Museum of American History. Among the National Air and Space Museum’s collection are the Wright 1903 Flyer, 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. (B)
Day 9: Saturday, April 13, 2019, Washnigton, D.C. 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 Center where you retrace the story of the historic residence. 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, visit Mount Vernon, the beloved home of George Washington. Wander the lush plantation grounds and tour the home filled with 18th-century artifacts. Toast the end of a wonderful trip this evening at a farewell dinner. (B, D)
Day 10: Sunday, April 14, 2019, Washington, D.C. - Tour Ends Bid farewell to Washington, D.C. this morning. (B)
Itinerary at a glance
Days 1, 2 Sheraton New York Times Square, New York, New York
Days 3, 4 Wyndham Gettysburg, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Day 5 Hyatt Place Charlottesville, Charlottesville, Virginia
Days 6, 7 Woodlands Hotel, Williamsburg, VA
Days 8, 9 Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington D.C.
On some dates, alternate hotels may be used.
Experience It! Gettysburg
On this hallowed ground, in a small Pennsylvania town in 1863, two armies met to decide the fate of a nation. After his victory at Chancellorsville, Robert E. Lee set out to invade the North and was met by the Army of the Potomac. The brutal encounter that followed became known as the Battle of Gettysburg. Join us as we explore the battlefield on a guided tour that brings to life these dramatic events. Watch as the stories you may have heard in history class about Little Round Top and Pickett’s Charge come to life.
Single accommodations are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis.
The order of sightseeing may change to best utilize your time on tour.
During your stay at the Woodlands Hotel, the included breakfast will be Continental Deluxe.
To complete your tour, we include roundtrip airport-to-hotel transfers when purchasing our airfare with your tour. If you have arranged for your own air, we are pleased to provide you the option of purchasing these transfers. Please note that all transfers will leave at pre-scheduled times.
This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, up stairs or on uneven walking surfaces should be expected.
Please be advised many airlines do not provide advance seat assignments until check-in at the airport. Advance seating will be subject to the airline's terms and conditions.
Economy air rate and schedule are applicable for groups of 10 or more traveling on the same flights and dates.
A deposit of $500 per person is due upon reservation. Reservations are made on a first come, first served basis. A second deposit of $650 is due by September 28, 2018. Reservations made after the deposit due date of September 28, 2018 are based upon availability. Final payment due by February 04, 2019. Deposits are refundable up until October 05, 2018.
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...looking forward to taking air tours in the futureBy Sheila A
Ken and his staff are extremely professional and organized. I have taken a few day tours and am looking forward to taking air tours in the future.