Collette Vacations - Heritage of America

April 17 - 26 2015

Follow the epic story of American democracy. Join a local guide on a tour of New York City, featuring the Empire State Building, Greenwich Village and other time honored landmarks. Visit the presidential estates of Washington’s Mount Vernon and Jefferson’s Monticello. Walk the hallowed battlefield at Gettysburg. Tour some of Colonial Williamsburg’s 88 restored historic buildings. Learn first-hand about the Amish way of life while enjoying dinner with an Amish family. Travel along the famous Skyline drive and see amazing views of the Shenandoah Valley. Explore the countless treasures of the Smithsonian Institution, including the actual Apollo 11 Command Module and the Hope Diamond.

Spend two nights in New York City, and take a city tour during one of your days there. 

  • Visit the living history museum that is Colonial Williamsburg, and dine on colonial fare. 
  • Tour history-changing Gettysburg with a local guide.
  • Spend two nights in Washington, D.C., and take a city tour during one of your days there.

Personalize Your TripPre and Post Tour Extensions. Start and end your vacation rested.Arrive early:

  • Pre-night stay in New York
  • Begin your tour with a night in the Big Apple.

Depart late:

  • Post-night stay in Washington, D.C.

Trip of A Lifetime with Collette | Travel | Guided Tours

New York, New YorkExplore America's heritage, history and scenic horizons on this in-depth tour of the eastern United StatesSheraton New York
New York, New YorkYou’ll see Greenwich Village, the Wall Street district, Little Italy, Chinatown, the Empire State Building, Central Park, Chelsea Market and other time-honored landmarks.Sheraton New York
Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaTravel to Philadelphia and embark on a tour of “the Birthplace of a New Nation” which highlights the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. Eden Resort Hotel
Lancaster, PennsylvaniaVisit Wheatland*, the gracious Federalist home of James Buchanan, the 15th U.S. President. Sample the true taste of Amish Country with a stop at the Kitchen Kettle Complex where small batches of jams, jellies and relishes are handcrafted daily.Eden Resort Hotel
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Journey to Gettysburg, site of the Union victory that marked a turning point in the Civil War. A guided tour of the site illuminates those three historic days in 1863 and the decisive battle that changed the course of American history forever.Skyland Lodge
Shenandoah Valley, VirginiaVisit Monticello, the beautiful home and gardens of Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson was not only the third U.S. President and author of the Declaration of Independence, but he was also an accomplished inventor and true “Renaissance man.”Woodlands Hotel
Colonial WilliamsburgBegin the day by viewing “Story of a Patriot,” a short film that introduces you to Colonial Williamsburg, one of the largest and best living history museums in the world.Woodlands Hotel
Washington, D.C.Visit Mount Vernon, the beloved home of the first U.S. president, George Washington. Wander the beautiful plantation grounds he adored and tour the home, filled with 18th century artifacts.Doubletree Crystal City
Washington, D.C.This morning, a guided tour of America's capital affords you wonderful views of the Capitol building, the White House, monuments and museums. Your first stop will be the White House Visitor Center where you will gain insight into the many transitions this historic residence has undergone.Doubletree Crystal City
Washington, D.C.Your tour ends with a photo stop at the U.S. Capitol building. This afternoon, visit Arlington National Cemetery to view the Tomb of the Unknowns and the Kennedy gravesites. Toast the end of a wonderful trip this evening at a farewell dinner.NA

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