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Washington, D.C. & Historic East '17

Washington, D.C. & Historic East '17

Oct. 9-20, 2017 Discover the heritage of our country in our nation's capitol.

October 9-20, 2017

 

Departure Cities: Omaha, Council Bluffs, Lincoln, Grand Island, Norfolk, Columbus, Fremont,  Sioux City and Orange City.

 

ALLIED'S Tour Highlights:

  •  Gettysburg Battlefield

  •  Flight 93 National Memorial

  • White House Visitor Center

  • D.C. Step on Guide

  • Washington D.C. Monuments & Memorials

  • U.S. Capitol Tour

  • Library of Congress

  • Arlington National Cemetery

  • Mount Vernon

  • Colonial Williamsburg

  • Jamestown & Yorktown, VA

  • Monticello

  • 21 meals: 11 Breakfasts (B), 3 Lunches (BL/L), 7 Dinners (LD/D)

  • Tour Director - Elaine Dejong

 

FEATURED HOTELS:

  • Joliet, IL - Wingate by Wyndham

  • Grove City, OH - Drury Inn

  • Gettysburg, PA - Comfort Suites

  • Arlington, VA (3)-Courtyard Arlington

  • Williamsburg, VA (2) - Hampton Inn and Suites

  • Charlottesville, VA - Sleep Inn Monticello

  • Charleston, WV - Sleep Inn Cross Lanes

  • St. Peters, MO - Drury Inn

 

Pricing, Per Person:

$2,499 Double Occupancy

$3,169 Single Occupancy

$2,289 Triple Occupancy

 

Pay by Check Savings:  $80 per person

 

Book by May 15, 2017 and save $65 per person!

Day 1

Travel Day

Discover the heritage of our country in our nation's capitol, Washington D.C., and in Williams burg, James - town and Yorktown, Virginia. Put on your walking shoes for the next few days to learn our country's history!

Overnight Joliet, IL

D

Day 2

Fair Oaks Dairy

Traveling through Indiana we see Midwest fertile farm land. A visit to this part of the country wouldn't be complete without stopping at Fair Oaks Dairy, situated on 25,000 acres. This is one of the largest dairies in the U.S.

Overnight Grove City, OH

B, L, LD

Day 3

Flight 93 National Memorial

Our journey takes us through the rolling hills of central Ohio and West Virginia. The Allegheny Mountain Foothills of Pennsylvania present the location of the 9/11 Flight 93 National Memorial.

Overnight Gettysburg, PA

B, D

Day 4

Gettysburg Battlefield/National Air and Space Museum/Washington, D.C. Illumination Tour

A guided tour of the Gettysburg Battlefield, one of the most important battles fought, will describe in detail the events that took place 150 years ago. The Museum and Visitor Center at Gettysburg National Military Park brings it all to life. We then depart for our hotel near Washington, D.C. for our three night stay. The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum houses its new arrival, the Space Shuttle Discovery, as well as the Enola Gay and others. We also visit the National World War II Memorial today. Enjoy dinner tonight followed by an Illumination Tour, where, al lit up, the monuments and memorials take on a special aura of radiance.

Overnight (3) Alexandria, VA

B, D

Day 5

White House Visitor Center/U.S. Capitol Tour/Library of Congress/Supreme Court/D.C. Memorials

This morning we visit the new White House Visitor Center. Off to the New Capitol Center on Capitol Hill for a tour of the United States Capitol (Photo ID is required). Across the street are the Library of Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court.. We will allow time to discover both buildings. (Pending scheduled events inside.) Continue to visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial and The Korean War Veterans Memorial.

B, D

Day 6

Arlington National Cemetery/Tomb of Unknown Soldier/Iwo Jima/Smithsonian Museum of Choice

Today's visits include Arlington National Cemetery and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Photo opportunities at The White House and the Iwo Jima Memorial is a must. This afternoon your tour director will help you with your choice of Smithsonian Museums located on the National Mall.

B, D

Day 7

Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon was the home of our first President, George Washington. Take a tour of his mansion, its outbuildings and 50 spacious acres of gardens as well as the tombs of George and Martha Washington.

Overnight (2) Williamsburg, VA

B

Day 8

Colonial Williamsburg

Spend the day exploring Colonial Williamsburg. Listen for the murmurings of the revolution! Explore the Governor's Palace and hundreds of re-created and restored building sites and exhibits. Enjoy lunch at a local tavern. We return to our hotel after a full day of visiting 18th Century America.

B, L

Day 9

Jamestown/Yorktown

History comes alive in Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center.

Overnight Charlottesville, VA

B

Day 10

Monticello/Michie Tavern

Charlottesville is home to Monticello, the imposing estate of Thomas Jefferson. Enjoy lunch at the famous Michie Tavern.

Overnight Charleston, WV

B, L

Day 11

Travel Day/ Hoosier National Forest of Indiana

Our drive westward showcases the beautiful blue grass of Kentucky and the Hoosier National Forest of Indiana. Southern Illinois brings us closer to our destination of St. Louis, Missouri, where we will rest for the night.

Overnight St. Peters, MO

B, LD

Day 12

Travel Home

Homeward bound today! Awesome memories remain with us after experiencing the profound heritage of our nation.

B

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, LD=Light Dinner, D=Dinner

This tour includes average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances.  Due to security restrinctions in Washington DC, the motorcoach is not always able to drop passengers close to an attraction.  Good walking shoes are a must!

 

Included in the vacation package: 

  • All attractions listed under Tour Highlights 

  • RT Transportation aboard Arrow Motorcoach as stated in the itinerary

  • Luggage handling at hotel 

  • Hotel accommodations as listed in itinerary & tax 

  • All admissions and meals per itinerary 

  • All taxes for included items 

  • Gratuities to step-on guides and wait staff (for included meals on Prestige Tours) 

  • Refreshments & entertainment on coach

 

Not Included are meals not listed in the itinerary, optional tours, optional travel insurance, room incidentals, alcoholic beverages, items of personal nature, gratuities for tour director or driver, possible  fuel surcharges.

 

Deposit: To confirm your reservation, a $100 per person deposit is required within 7 days after you make your reservation.

 

Final Payment Due 45-90 days prior to departure, or as stated on your deposit statement. You may remit by personal check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express.

 

Cancellation Policy:

Days Prior to Departure ……. Cancellation Fee

46 Days or more ................Full refund

45 to 31 Days ..................30% of the Total Cost

30 to 16 Days ..................50% of the Total Cost

15 Days or less.................No refund

 

Travel Insurance is highly recommended. Please ask your reservationist for pricing and details.

 

Travel Insurance We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance to protect your deposits from cancellation fees. Your trip investment is worth protecting and it's the best way to safeguard against unexpected events that can prevent you from traveling and being assessed significant cancellation fees. Contact Allied Tours for travel insurance information.

 

Changes in Itinerary The order of events and hotels scheduled in your tour are subject to change. Every effort will be made to preserve the original quality of attractions and hotels when circumstances necessitate a substitution.

 

Changes in Tour Price Tour prices in this publication are effective as of September 15, 2016 and subject to fluctuation due to the U.S dollar exchange rates and energy rates. Our best effort has been made to publish this information as accurately as possible. The right is reserved to change tour rates as deemed necessary by current currency and fuel price conditions. Due to the volatility of airfares and flight schedules, tour utilizing air transportation are subject to change both in price and routing.

 

Baggage Allowance Portage for one suitcase (per person) is included in the tour price. Due to limited motor coach capacity, your single bag should have dimensions not exceeding 30" x 21" x 11" and weigh no more than 50 lbs. Small carry-on bags are allowed and are your responsibility. Most airlines assess a baggage fee. This fee is not included in the tour price and is paid for at airport check-in.

 

Special Needs Travelers needing special assistance must notify Allied Tours at the time of booking. Persons requiring assistance must be accompanied by a companion who can help with these special needs as tour directors and drivers have obligations to the whole group. See your current tour book for details of customer responsibility.

 

Church and Faith We encourage you to attend the church of your choice while on tours if conditions allow. Unfortunately, we are unable to make any special provisions or transportation to attend church. Many tour directors share "Thoughts of the Day" verses of inspiration, or a short prayer to start the day.

 

Tour Provided by Allied Tours.

 

RESPONSIBILITY: Allied Tours, Inc. (AT) acts only as an agent for suppliers. AT is not responsible for acts or omissions of the suppliers or their failure to provide services or adhere to their own schedules and assumes no liability for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity, and can accept no liability for losses or personal injury or property damage, or additional expenses due to delay or changes in bus or other services, sickness, weather, strikes, war, quarantine, terrorism or other causes. All such losses or expenses will have to be borne by the passenger. The right is reserved to accept or withdraw any tour if circumstances require it. AT reserves the right to make any changes deemed necessary to the benefit of the tour and/or tour members. All rates are subject to change and are based on current tariffs available and current exchange rates as of September 15, 2015. All baggage is at owner's risk. The purchase of baggage and travel insurance covering cancellation, interruption, medical, baggage, etc., is recommended. The issuance and acceptance of tickets/vouchers or the payment of the required deposit or any partial or full payment for reservations on these trips shall be deemed to be consent to the above conditions. No refund of unused portions of the tour can be made unless agreed to prior to the departure of the tour. The usual contract in use by the airlines and other transportation companies when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the purchaser of the tour and/or the passenger. The services of any ARC and/or IATAN carrier may be used on this program. AT has no special knowledge regarding the financial condition of the suppliers or unsafe conditions at locations to which you may travel. You assume full responsibility for checking and verifying any and all passport, visa, vaccination, or other entry requirements of your destination(s), and all conditions regarding health, safety, security, political stability, and labor or civil unrest at such destination(s). Passengers hereby release AT from all claims arising out of any problem covered in these paragraphs and agree that the courts in Madison Co., NE will be the exclusive jurisdiction for all claims brought by you or AT.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Columbus Columbus HyVee
3010 - 23rd Street -please park SE corner of lot
Council Bluffs BW Council Bluffs Best Western
2216 27th Ave. (I-80, exit 1B)
Enroute Pickup points enroute
Fremont Fremont Walmart
3010 E 23rd St, Exit Hwys 30 & 275 - special instr
Grand Island Quality Inn Grand Island
Quality Inn I-80 & Hwy 281*308-384-7770
Lincoln- Travelodge Lincoln - Travelodge (Formerly Ramada Inn)
1101 W. Bond
Norfolk Norfolk
Allied Tour Office - 720 E. Norfolk Ave.
Omaha - Arrow Stage Lines Omaha -- Arrow Stage Lines Depot
4220 South 52nd St.
Orange City Orange City
DeJong's Home - 1201 Albany Place
Sioux City Sioux City -- New Victorian Inn
3101 Singing Hills Blvd. (I29, Exit 143 east 2 bl)
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