14-Day Historic Trails & Blue Ridge Mountains Tour - Washington D.C. In, Washington D.C.Out

  • Tour code: 226-1609
  • Available: Sat
  • Depart from: Washington, DC
  • Duration: 14 Days 13 Nights
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Highlights:

13-night hotel accommodations. Sightseeing in Washington DC; orientation tour in Richmond; Mount Vernon, Gettysburg Battlefield, Harpers Ferry, Luray Caverns, Kentucky Horse Park, Sinking Spring Farm, Whiskey Distillery, Colonel Sanders, Museum of Appalachia, Biltmore Estate, Chimney Rock, Monticello, Colonial Williamsburg.

Pricing Details

Single: $3059
Double (/Person): $2219
Third Person Adult: $1604
Child (Age 8-17): $1997.10
Fourth Person Adult: N/A
Child (Age 8-17): N/A

Note: *Price in USD is based on the lowest price per person per room over the next 30 days. Exact prices are displayed when you select a date.

  • Price: All Prices are in USD. Prices are per person based upon shared twin room occupancy. All prices are based on current exchange rates and are subject to change without notice.
  • Child Rate: Young travelers aged 8-17 receive a 10% discount on the land price. We regret that we are unable to accept children less than 8 years old on these types of vacations.
  • No more than 3 passengers allowed in room 1.

Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1 Washington DC
  • Day 2 Washington DC - Alexandria - Gettysburg(96 miles)
  • Day 3 Gettysburg - Harpers Ferry - Luray - Shenandoah National Park(177 miles)
  • Day 4 Shenandoah National Park - Fayetteville - Beckley(607 miles)
  • Day 5 Beckley - Charleston - Lexington(861 miles)
  • Day 6 Lexington - Hodgenville - Bardstown(113 miles)
  • Day 7 Bardstown - Corbin - Norris - Gatlinburg(262 miles)
  • Day 8 Gatlinburg(7 miles)
  • Day 9 Gatlinburg - Rutherford County - Asheville(187 miles)
  • Day 10 Asheville - Natural Bridge(311 miles)
  • Day 11 Lexington - Charlottesville - Richmond - Williamsburg(121 miles)
  • Day 12 Williamsburg
  • Day 13 Williamsburg - Washington DC(153 miles)
  • Day 14 Washington DC
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Day 1 Washington DC

Today we will gather in Washington, DC. A Tour Director is on hand this evening to answer any questions. After checkin, guests may spend the day at their leisure.
Standard Hotel: Crowne Plaza Old Town Alexandria

Day 2 Washington DC - Alexandria - Gettysburg(96 miles)

In the morning we will drive to Alexandria, VA, where we will visit Mount Vernon to learn about one of the most pivotal figures in American history. From there, we will travel to another place of historical importance for the United States: Gettysburg, PA. Here we will tour the Civil War battlefields and get to know this famously haunted town. This is also where we will spend the night.
Standard Hotel: Quality Inn Gettysburg

Day 3 Gettysburg - Harpers Ferry - Luray - Shenandoah National Park(177 miles)

From Gettysburg in the morning we will head to historic Harpers Ferry, WV, where we will spend some time in the town. After, we will make our way to Luray, VA, where we will visit the Luray Caverns. We will end the day with a visit to spectacular Shenandoah National Park, where we will spend the night.

  • Always Visit
    This National Natural Landmark in northern Virginia sees hundreds of thousands of visitors a year. Tourists flock to the caves to see the impressive array of rock formations, most notable The Great Stalacpipe Organ-- a musical assortment of stalagmites.

Shenandoah National Park, located in Virginia near Washington, DC, is home to a fascinating system of caves, the Shenandoah Caverns. Visitors can also see Skyline Drive and Dark Hollow Falls.

Standard Hotel: Skyland Resort

Day 4 Shenandoah National Park - Fayetteville - Beckley(607 miles)

We will spend the morning travelling across the South's scenic landscape into West Virginia. Our first stop of the day will be Fayetteville, WV, where we will see the New River Gorge Bridge, the longest arch bridge in the western hemisphere. Our day ends in Beckley, WV.

Fayetteville, the sixth largest city in North Carolina. ditional homes and churches stand alongside Fayetteville's signature icon, Market House. In addition, several museums are devoted to local history, art, and the military.

  • Always Visit
    With an arch 1,700 feet long, it was for many years the world's longest single-span arch bridge and now the third longest. Part of U.S. Route 19, its construction marked the completion of Corridor L of the Appalachian Development Highway System.
Standard Hotel: Quality Inn Beckley

Day 5 Beckley - Charleston - Lexington(861 miles)

On our way into Kentucky, we will stop in Charleston, SC. Upon our arrival in Lexington, KY, we will visit the Kentucky Horse Park, a horseracing-themed theme park and museum. We will spend the night in Lexington.

Lexington, consolidated with Fayette County, is the second-largest city in Kentucky and the 61st largest in the United States. Known as the "Horse Capital of the World", it is located on the Kentucky River in the heart of the state's Bluegrass region.

  • Always Visit
    Opened in 1978, this operating horse farm in Lexington doubles as an educational theme park. The park features a number of impressive sculptures of horses and both an indoor arena and outdoor stadium.
Standard Hotel: Hilton Lexington Downtown

Day 6 Lexington - Hodgenville - Bardstown(113 miles)

In the morning we will visit Hodgenville, KY, home of the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park. We will also visit a Distillery, where we will learn about the production of the very finest Kentucky Straight Bourbon. Upon our arrival in Bardstown, KY, guests will have the evening to themselves.

A home rule-class city in LaRue County, Kentucky, United States. Abraham Lincoln was born in a small cabin on Sinking Spring Farm near Hodgenville on February 12, 1809.

  • Always Visit
    Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park preserves two separate farm sites in LaRue County, Kentucky where Abraham Lincoln was born and lived early in his childhood.
Standard Hotel: Best Western General Nelson Inn

Day 7 Bardstown - Corbin - Norris - Gatlinburg(262 miles)

Our first stop of the day will be Corbin, KY. Here, we will visit the Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum, home of the very first KFC. After, we will journey to Norris, TN to spend some time at the Museum of Appalachia. We will head to Gatlinburg, NC for the night.

A home rule-class city in Whitley and Knox counties in the southeastern portion of the U.S. state of Kentucky.

  • Always Visit
    It is a historic restaurant located in Corbin, Kentucky. Colonel Harland Sanders, the founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken, operated the restaurant from 1940 to 1956. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on August 7, 1990.

Norris was built as a model planned community by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) in 1933 to house workers building Norris Dam on the Clinch River.

  • Always Visit
    A living history museum that interprets the pioneer and early 20th-century period of the Southern Appalachian region of the United States. Recently named an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.
Standard Hotel: Glenstone Lodge

Day 8 Gatlinburg(7 miles)

Today guests may spend they day at their leisure. At night, guests are invited to join an optional dinner excursion to the Dixie Stampede.

Pigeon Forge is a mountain resort city in Sevier County, Tennessee, located in the southeastern United States. Pigeon Forge is primarily a tourist destination. The city's attractions include Dollywood, numerous outlet malls, and music theaters.

  • Always Visit
    Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede is a dinner-and-a-show attraction in which guests are served dinner in an arena setting while watching a Wild West show that includes horse riding competitions, pig and chicken races, and impressive acrobatics. (included Dinner Show)
Standard Hotel: Glenstone Lodge

Day 9 Gatlinburg - Rutherford County - Asheville(187 miles)

Today we will drive through Great Smoky Mountains National Park on our way to Asheville, NC, where we will visit the Biltmore Estate, a Vanderbilt mansion. We will then visit nearby Chimney Rock State Park, where we will see sights such as Hickory Nut Gorge. We will spend the night in the Asheville area.

The county was formed in 1779 from the western part of the former Tryon County. It was named for Griffith Rutherford, leader of an expedition against the Cherokee in 1776 and a general in the American Revolutionary War.

  • Always Visit
    It offers hiking trails for all skill levels, spectacular views, the Devil's Head balancing rock and a 404-foot waterfall, Hickory Nut Falls. Its most notable feature is a 315-foot rock formation, a granite monolith, Chimney Rock, accessible by elevator and providing views of the park and surrounding countryside.

Asheville is home to a growing number artists and writers, and has been described as the "hippie capital of the South." If you are looking for good food and relaxing atmosphere, Asheville may be the right destination for you.

  • Always Visit
    Completed in 1985, Biltmore House and Gardens is George Vanderbilt's historic country estate located in Asheville, NC. The 250-room chateau is an architectural masterpiece, as well as the property's gardens and grounds which were designed by renowned architect Frederick Law Olmsted.
    Opening Hours: Daily 8:30am - 6:30am
Standard Hotel: Quality Inn & Suites Biltmore South

Day 10 Asheville - Natural Bridge(311 miles)

Today will be spent en route from Asheville to Natural Bridge, VA. Along the way, we will make a stop at the Mabry Mill, loved by tourists for is beauty. Upon our arrival in Virginia, we will visit the Natural Bridge that gives the town its name.

  • Always Visit
    This National Historic Landmark in the middle of Virginia is a fascinating geological formation. True to its name, Natural Bridge is a stone arch that passes over Cedar Creek more than 200 feet below. It is a 90-foot span.
Standard Hotel: Natural Bridge Hotel

Day 11 Lexington - Charlottesville - Richmond - Williamsburg(121 miles)

In the morning, we will visit Monticello in Charlottesville, VA, and later take a tour of Richmond, VA, the former capital of the Confederacy. We will spend the night in Williamsburg, VA.

  • Always Visit
    The estate known as Monticello served as the primary home of Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States and writer of the Declaration of Independence. In addition to being his adult home, Jefferson was buried on the estate.
Standard Hotel: Country Inn & Suites Williamsburg

Day 12 Williamsburg

Today guests may spend the entire day exploring Colonial Williamsburg, a living museum and town.

  • Always Visit
    This living-history museum in Virginia is home to buildings built between 1699 and 1780. In the early 20th century, the area was put under a restoration, headed in part by John D. Rockefeller, to preserve the its history.
Standard Hotel: Country Inn & Suites Williamsburg

Day 13 Williamsburg - Washington DC(153 miles)

In the morning we will return to Washington, DC, where we will start our city tour with a visit to Arlington National Cemetery. We will then take a sightseeing tour of the city that will bring us to all of the famous landmarks and monuments. Guests may also choose to join an optional night tour of the city.

The capital of the United States of America sits on the scenic Potomac River. Monuments, museums, and Americana characterize this historic city, which is located in the District of Columbia between the states of Maryland and Virginia.

  • Always Visit
    This military cemetery spans more than 600 acres in northern Virginia on the border with Washington, DC. It contains the graves of Presidents Taft and Kennedy as well as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
  • Always Visit
    This iconic American monument honors the 16th president of the United States. Abraham Lincoln was president during the American Civil War, and is most famous for the Emancipation Proclamation that freed all of the slaves in the US.
  • Always Visit
    The famous United States Capitol is the meeting place of the US Congress, and has been for more than 200 years. The building is famous for its elaborate dome and intricately designed, detailed columns.
  • Always Visit
    This memorial in Washington, DC serves as a place to remember the American soldier who were lost or killed during the tumultuous Vietnam War. Originally controversial in design, the simple memorial has become a shrine for the American people.
  • Always Visit
    The world-famous White House in Washington, DC is the official residence of the president of the United States and the place where most of the work is done. The facade of this neoclassical mansion is a global icon.
Standard Hotel: Crowne Plaza Old Town Alexandria

Day 14 Washington DC

In the morning we will conclude our tour. Transfers to Dulles or Reagan International Airports are included. Please see "Departure and Return Details" for more information.

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