March 29 - 31, 2021
Springtime in Vintage Virginia
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All pricing and included features are based on a minimum of 25 full paying passengers. Rates and itinerary are subject to change, without notice or compensation.
- Free parking with roundtrip motorcoach transportation
- Two night hotel accommodations
- Baggage handling (1 bag per person)
- Meals: 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 1 Dinner
- All tours and admissions as listed per itinerary
- Wine tasting as listed per itinerary
- Local Guide Service
- All taxes and gratuities
- Services of a Discoveries Journey Manager
- Historic Michie Tavern
- Colonial Williamsburg
- Barboursville Vineyard
Monday, March 29: Travel to Virginia, Michie Tavern, Monticello
5:00AM: Motorcoach will depart from Lancaster, AC Moore store located in Lancaster Shopping Center on the Oregon Pike/Route 272 side of the store.
6:00AM: Depart from Harrisburg, AAA Central Penn, 2301 Paxton Church Rd; travel to Charlottesville, VA with a stop enroute.
Afternoon arrival to the historic Michie Tavern, we’ll get an experience of 18th century life during our delightful luncheon.
Following lunch enjoy a visit to Monticello, the plantation of Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States. He began designing Monticello after inheriting land from his father. As Thomas Jefferson’s architectural masterpiece and beloved mountaintop home, no other home in the United States more accurately reflects the personality of its owner then Monticello. Check into the hotel with time to freshen up with the remainder of the evening on your own for dinner. Hotel: Fairfield Inn, Charlottesville, VA. (Lunch)
Tuesday, March 30: Colonial Williamsburg
After breakfast depart for Williamsburg. Upon arrival we’ll be meet by our step on guide for a three-hour tour of Colonial Williamsburg including the Governor’s Palace, America’s largest living history museum of over 500 buildings and 90 acres of magnificent gardens. You will have free time to visit the shops in Merchants Square or discover more of Colonial Williamsburg on your own. Over 40 locally owned shops and restaurants await you directly adjacent to the historic area. This evening check into the hotel with time to freshen up before dinner at Sal’s by Victor. Hotel: Fairfield Inn, Williamsburg, VA. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Wednesday, March 31: Montpelier the home of James Madison, Barbourville Vineyard
After breakfast, depart for Orange County to visit the home of James Madison’s Montpelier. We’ll hear the personal and professional life of America’s fourth President, how he lived and entertained with his wife Dolley, and how he came to be known as the “Father of the Constitution.” This afternoon we will arrive at Barboursville Vineyards, an estate of wine for a three-course lunch at the Palladio Restaurant. Following lunch enjoy a wine tasting before departing for Central Pennsylvania with appropriate rest and meal stops enroute. (Breakfast, Lunch)
Hotel and itinerary are subject to change at any time without notification and/or compensation.
Tour Activity Level: 3
This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, up stairs, or on uneven walking surfaces, should be expected.
A state issued photo I.D. is required (such as a valid driver’s license). Must be 21 years old for wine and beer tastings.
$300 per person deposit due at the time of booking to confirm your reservation. Final payment is due to AAA by February 11, 2021.
Solo Travelers Rewards Club maximum voucher redemption: $50
A $25 per person cancellation fee will be charged by Discoveries in addition to any other supplier’s fees. From February 11, 2021 to day of departure no refunds.
For your protection AAA recommends travel insurance. Pre-existing medical conditions may be waived with proper coverage if travel insurance is purchased within 14 days of initial deposit only. Other conditions may apply; ask your travel agent. AAA recommends Allianz.
Temperatures for Virginia in March average in the 60s. Casual clothes and comfortable walking shoes are recommended; be prepared for potential inclement weather.
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