Price Per Person:

Single-$1295  Twin- $975  Triple-$900

George Washington's Mount Vernon is not only America's most popular historic home—it is also the country's oldest historic preservation project. As you walk through the Mansion adorned with original heirlooms, you will explore history frst hand and get to know the "real" George Washington. 

Today we enjoy the beauty of Eastern Tennessee and the state of Virginia as we travel toward our nation's capital city. After a lunch stop at Salem,Virginia, afternoon fnds us traveling through the beautiful Shenandoah Valley toward our hotel for the next four nights in the Washington, D.C. area.



On the April departure, you should be able to enjoy the beauty of the Japanese Cherry Trees. The annual springtime festival commemorates the 1912 gift of 3,000 Japanese cherry trees from Tokyo Mayor Yukio Ozaki, who gave the trees to Washington in an effort to enhance the growing friendship between the United States and Japan. You will see hundreds of cherry trees which line the Tidal Basin . . .nature's foral tribute to the season! Summer tour spends July 4th in Washington for all the special holiday activities as freworks light up the sky. Regardless of when you visit our nation's capital, you will agree that it is always beautiful and there is much to see and do. 

We have three full days to see and enjoy the many sights our capital city has to offer. Enjoy a tour of the Capitol Building (if open) with its impressive dome and the White House (just drive by— probably will not be open for tours) where every American President except George Washington has lived; visit Arlington National Cemetery and the grave of President John F. Kennedy, which is marked by the Eternal Flame, and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier where you will view the Changing of the Guard; Lincoln Memorial situated in West Potomac Park; the Jefferson Memorial; the Roosevelt Memorial; the Vietnam Memorial; the World War II Memorial and the Washington Monument. We ride down Embassy Row and see the Washington Cathedral...the Smithsonian Museums, the National Air and Space Museum, the Museums of American and Natural History. We will see the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the famous Watergate Buildings. 

Departs- 08/06/2018

We can now say that we have a better understanding of our nation, its rich history, and its center of government. We arrive back in Knoxville by late afternoon anxious to share our trip with family and friends.