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Washington DC & the Historic East

Washington DC & the Historic East

Discover the heritage of our country in our nation's capitol plus visit Gettysburg, Williamsburg and more!

Oct.  11-22, 2021

 

DEPARTURE CITIES Omaha, Lincoln, Council Bluffs, Grand Island, Norfolk, Columbus, Fremont, Sioux City, & Orange City

 

ALLIED’S TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Gettysburg Battlefield

  • Flight 93 National Memorial

  • White House Visitor Center

  • D.C. Step-on Guide

  • Lighted D.C. Monument Tour

  • Washington, D.C. Monuments & Memorials

  • U.S. Capitol Tour

  • Library of Congress

  • Arlington National Cemetery

  • Mount Vernon

  • Colonial Williamsburg

  • Monticello

  • Smithsonian Museums

  • 22 meals: 11 Breakfasts (B), 3 Lunches (L), 2 Light Dinner (LD), 6 Dinners (D)

  • Tour Director: Elaine De Jong

 

FEATURED HOTELS

  • Joliet, IL – Wingate by Wyndham

  • Grove City, OH – Drury Inn

  • Gettysburg, PA – Comfort Suites

  • Tyson's Corner, VA (4) – Hilton Garden Inn

  • Williamsburg, VA – Hampton Inn & Suites

  • Charlottesville, VA – Holiday Inn Monticello

  • Cross Lanes, WV – Sleep Inn

  • Maryland Heights, MO – Drury Inn

 

PRICING, PER PERSON

$2,699 Double

$3,469 Single

$2,499 Triple

 

PAY-BY-CHECK SAVINGS: $100 per person

Book by May 10 and save $50 per person

Day 1

TRAVEL DAY

Discover the heritage of our country in our nation’s capital, Washington D.C., and in other historic cities on the east coast.

Overnight Joliet, IL

D

Day 2

FAIR OAKS DAIRY

Traveling through Indiana you will see Midwest fertile farmland. 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. See their amazing method of milking dairy cows.

Overnight Grove City, OH

B, L, LD

Day 3

FLIGHT 93 NATIONAL MEMORIAL

Your journey takes you through the rolling hills of central Ohio and West Virginia. The Allegheny Mountain Foothills of Pennsylvania is the location of the Flight 93 National Memorial.

Overnight Gettysburg, PA

B, D

Day 4

GETTYSBURG BATTLEFIELD/ 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 of that battle that took place more than 150 years ago. The Museum and Visitor Center at Gettysburg National Military Park brings it all to life. Depart for your hotel near Washington, D.C. for a three night stay. Visit the National World War II Memorial today. Tonight’s treat is the Illumination Tour, where, all lit up, the monuments and memorials take on a special aura of radiance.

Overnight (3) Tyson's Corner, VA

B, D

Day 5

WHITE HOUSE VISITOR CENTER/U.S. CAPITOL TOUR/LIBRARY OF CONGRESS/DC MEMORIALS

This morning we visit the new White House Visitor Center. Off to the New Capitol Visitor 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/ HOLOCAUST MUSEUM

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. The U.S. Holocaust Museum displays the atrocities that happened during WWII to the Jewish people in Europe. This somber and moving museum tells the story of the Holocaust through artifacts, films, photos, and oral histories.

B, D

Day 7

SMITHSONIAN MUSEUMS/THE BIBLE MUSEUM OPTION

Today your tour director will help you with your choice of Smithsonian museums located on the National Mall. All located around or near the Mall area, you will be able to choose which museums you would like to visit. An option today is the new Bible Museum. An additional fee applies for this option. Ask your tour reservationist when booking this option

B, D

Day 8

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 Williamsburg, VA

B

Day 9

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. Depart to your hotel after a full day of visiting 18th Century America.

Overnight Charlottesville, VA

B, L

Day 10

MONTICELLO/MICHIE TAVERN

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

Overnight Cross Lanes, WV

B, L

Day 11

TRAVEL DAY

The drive westward showcases the beautiful bluegrass of Kentucky and the Hoosier National Forest of Indiana. Southern Illinois brings us closer to our destination near St. Louis, Missouri, 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 requires A LOT OF WALKING as most of the memorials and buildings are large and in open space areas.  You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk distances.  Due to security restrinctions in Washington, D.C., the motor coach is not always able to drop passengers close to an attraction. Good walking shoes are a must!

 

PHOTO ID REQUIRED

 

Included in the vacation package:

  • All attractions listed under Tour Highlights 

  • RT Transportation aboard our Ultra Coach as stated in the itinerary

  • Luggage handling at hotels

  • Hotel accommodations as listed in itinerary

  • All admissions and meals per itinerary 

  • All taxes for included items 

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

  • 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. Your final payment date is listed on your deposit statement.

 

Final Payment Due 45 days prior to departure - August 27, 2021, or as stated on your deposit statement. You may remit by personal check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express.

 

Cancellation Policy:

Days to Departure..............Cancellation Fee

46 Days or More ............... Full Refund

45 to 31 Days ...................40% of the Tour Cost

30 to 16 Days .................. 70% of the Tour Cost

15 Days or Less ................ No Refund

 

Travel Insurance We recommend travel insurance to protect your payments from cancellation fees. Your trip investment is worth protecting, and travel insurance is the best way to safeguard against unexpected events that can prevent you from traveling and being assessed significant cancellation, interruption, medical, or other fees. Contact Allied for travel insurance information.

 

CANCELLATION PROTECTION PLAN (CPP) (Applies only to Motor Coach, Non-Sport Event, Tours Only) Tour payments can be protected from cancellation charges for a nominal fee when traveling on one of our motor coach tours. The CPP must be purchased prior to or at final payment. For complete plan information, please contact Allied or your local travel advisor.

 

Final Documents Approximately two weeks prior to your departure date, you will receive your final documents. Departure times, a hotel list, detailed tour itinerary, medical form and luggage tags will be included.

 

Changes in Tour Price Tour prices in this publication are effective as of September 15, 2020 and are 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, fuel price fluctuations, taxes, typographical errors, or other reasons, etc. Due to the volatility of airfares and flight schedules, tours utilizing air transportation are subject to change both in price and routing. Submitting your deposit is an acknowledgment of your agreement to these terms.

 

Changes in Itinerary The events, attractions, restaurants 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.

 

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.

 

Single Travelers Single travelers are guaranteed one seat on the motor coach and may be seated next to another traveler if the tour is full.

 

Inspiration and Faith Due to tour schedules, we are unable to make any special provisions for worship services. Many tour directors share a "Thought for the Day," verses of inspiration, or a short prayer to start the day.

 

Traveler Conduct & Special Needs Tours are fun, but the enjoyment of the tour is based on everyone being friendly and cooperative. Allied reserves the right to accept or decline any passenger on any tour if Allied Tour determines a passenger would be detrimental to the tour. Once a tour departs, any passenger disruptive to the group may be required to leave the tour. Expenses to return home would be the responsibility of the passenger. No refunds will be issued for unused portions of the tour. Passengers will be required to abide by local mandates to participate in activities, meals, etc.

 

Please notify us of any special needs at the time of reservation. We will make all reasonable efforts to assist with your travel arrangements. However, it is strongly recommended that a traveling companion come along to help with any special needs of anyone with a disability. Allied Tour Directors have responsibilities for the entire group and can’t provide one-on-one care. This includes boarding of motor coaches, airplanes, cruise ships, etc. and traversing hotels, restaurants, attractions, or other personal needs, etc. Contact Allied if you have any questions.

 

TRAVELER RESPONSIBILITIES, TERMS & CONDITIONS: Allied Tours, Inc. (AT) acts only as agents 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, pandemic/epidemic, 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. AT reserves the right to make any changes for the benefit of the tour and/or tour members including canceling the tour if necessary. All rates are subject to change and are based on current tariffs available and current exchange rates as of September 15, 2020. AT or property owners are not liable for any loss/damage to vehicles parked at departure locations. 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 these conditions. No refund or 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 or climate 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. Travelers may be photographed for the promotional purposes of 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.

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Name Address Contact Details
Columbus Hy-Vee Columbus Hy-Vee
3010 - 23rd St * please park SE corner of Lot
Council Bluffs-Pilot Pilot * 2647 South 24th - Council Bluffs
En route Pickup points en route
Fremont Walmart Fremont Walmart
3010 E 23rd St, Exit Hwys 30 & 275 - special instr
Grand Island Bosselman Bosselman * 3335 West Wood River Road Parking in
Gravel lot by Motel 6. Meet bus at gravel lot entr
Grand Island Quality Inn Quality Inn-I-80 & Hwy 281 * 308-384-7770
Lincoln-Best Western Plus Lincoln-Best Western Plus
I-80, Exit 403, 27th Street Exit, South
Norfolk Allied Office Allied Tour Office - 720 East Norfolk Ave.
Omaha - Arrow Stage Lines Omaha -- Arrow Stage Lines
4220 South 52nd St.
Orange City Orange City
DeJong's Home - 1201 Albany Place
Sioux City New Victorian Sioux City -- New Victorian Inn
3101 Singing Hills Blvd. (I29, Exit 143 east 2 bl)
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