Price includes return flights with British Airways from London, 15 days fully inclusive car hire, accommodation as stated in the itinerary, personalised road book, ATOL protection, and a free £310 donation to the charity of your choice!
Immerse yourself in the authentic American experience by visiting Capital Region USA. From the memorable monuments of Washington, DC to the beautiful beaches and majestic mountains of Maryland and Virginia, history and natural beauty abound. Read more here.
Day 1: Arrive in Washington, DC
Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Washington, DC. Upon arrival, collect your rental car and proceed to your hotel.
Hotel: Kimpton Banneker Hotel
Days 2 and 3: Washington, DC
We’ve allowed two full days for you to experience the vibrant and historic capital city. We suggest visits to the Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials, the Smithsonian’s many museums, Arlington Cemetary, the Capitol Building, and of course the White House, which is a must on any visit.
Hotel: Kimpton Banneker Hotel
Day 4: Baltimore
Next, it’s on to Baltimore, Maryland, affectionately known as ‘Charm City’, which boasts almost three hundred years of history. Take a trip to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, where you can soar 27 storeys into the air at the Top of the World Observation Deck in the World Trade Centre, explore the World War II submarine, Torsk, and visit the National Aquarium.
Hotel: Kimpton Hotel Monaco, Baltimore
Day 5: Annapolis, Maryland
Annapolis has a laid-back, maritime feel and some of the most stunning scenery on the east coast. The city’s narrow streets feature historic homes and restored buildings, such as Hammond-Harwood House from the 18th century and Maryland State House: completed back in 1779.
Hotel: Graduate Annapolis Hotel
Day 6: St Michaels, Maryland
Today take the short journey to the beautiful Chesapeake Harbour Town of St. Michaels. Known as the ‘town that fooled the British’, it is said that the townspeople hung lanterns in the trees during the war of [email protected] causing the cannons to overshoot the houses.
Hotel: Inn at Perry Cabin
Days 7 & 8: Cambridge, Maryland
Heading Southwest today, you may wish to visit Tilghman Island, home of Chesapeake Bay’s remaining skipjacks and the small town of Oxford: once a major port and shipbuilding centre. The 1684 port town of Cambridge has many historic homes, buildings and museums.
Hotel: Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa & Marina
Day 9: Virginia Beach, Virginia
Travel down the Delmarva Peninsula today to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, where you will travel under and over water! Virginia Beach is the world’s longest beach and, at sunset, it comes alive with people enjoying cocktails and heading to one of the many restaurants for a superb dinner.
Hotel: Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Days 10 & 11: Williamsburg, Virginia
Colonial Williamsburg is the most extensively restored 18th-century town in the USA, so it’s well worth a visit. You may also choose to stop by Jamestown Island, where America’s first English settlement was established.
Hotel: Kingsmill Resort
Day 12: Charlottesville, Virginia
You may wish to route via Richmond today to see the White House of the Confederacy and Maymount Plantation. Then it’s on to Charlottesville, where you’ll find Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson. Sitting atop a mountain in Albermarle, it is described as one of the country’s foremost architectural masterpieces.
Hotel: Omni Charlottesville Hotel
Days 13 & 14: Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
The most scenic drive of your itinerary, the picture-perfect setting of Skyline Drive is quite breathtaking. Shenandoah Valley has over 500 miles of hiking trails, winding through lush forests and valleys filled with wildflowers, trickling streams and waterfalls. Luray Caverns are the largest caverns on the east coast and are well worth a trip.
Hotel: Skyland Resort
Day 15: Journey home
Take the short drive back to the capital, return your rental car and check-in for your flight back to London.
Price is correct as of 30th September 2022
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