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Day 1 – Home to Rockford, IL

Get to know your fellow passengers as we travel to Rockford. Lunch is at a charming Scandinavian restaurant. This evening check into our hotel.

Included Meals: Lunch 

Hotel: Radisson

 

Day 2 – Rockford to Richfield, OH

Enjoy the passing landscapes as we make our way eastward through Indiana, Ohio, and on to the Cleveland area for the night.

Included Meals: Light Breakfast 

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express

 

Day 3 – Richfield to Gettysburg, PA

Travel the rolling hills of the Pennsylvania countryside to Gettysburg. Our lodging will be at the beautiful Gettysburg Hotel in One Lincoln Square. This historic hotel was established in 1797 and is a unique experience. Dinner is at the famous Historic Dobbin House.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

Hotel: Gettysburg Hotel 

 

Day 4 – Gettysburg

Enjoy a free morning before touring one the most important sites in the Civil War, the Gettysburg Battlefield. An expert national park guide explains how this bloody battle was the turning point in the war. Tour Gettysburg Visitor Center and have the opportunity to walk through the cemetery (weather permitting). Stand where Abraham Lincoln delivered his famous Gettysburg Address.

Included Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 5 – Gettysburg to Washington D.C.

Travel to Philadelphia as we pass through the heart of the Pennsylvania Dutch Countryside, Lancaster, and Valley Forge. This is a land where time has stood still for a hundred years. Arrive in Philadelphia, home of the first and second Continental Congresses and the first Capitol of the U.S. See the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, the site of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Arrive in Washington DC for five nights.

Included Meals: Breakfast 

Hotel: Hampton Inn & Suites

 

Day 6 – Washington D.C.

It’s Easter Sunday! This morning R&J Tours is privileged to be guests at the National Cathedral for their Easter Service – what a special and rare way to spend Easter morning! After the Cathedral service, we visit the incredible Smithsonian for the afternoon to explore at your pace, returning early to our hotel.

Included Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 7 – Washington D.C.

An informative step-on guide joins us for a full day of touring. We will visit the Washington Monument and Jefferson, Lincoln, Vietnam, Korean, WW II and Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Iwo Jima Memorials. We drive by Kennedy Center, Embassy Row, National Cathedral, National Archives, and the Old Post Office. Step out near the U.S. Capitol and the White House. There will be a stop for lunch at the restored Union Station. Dinner is served at the famous Old Ebbitt Grill, Washington’s oldest, most historic saloon. Established in 1856, it was a favorite of many past presidents and is still a popular meeting spot for political insiders, journalists, celebrities and R&J Travelers. An impressive day!

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

 

Day 8 – Washington D.C.

This morning we board a tourmobile sightseeing bus to visit Arlington National Cemetery and witness the Changing of the Guard Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Nearby, the Eternal Flame marks the gravesites of President John F. Kennedy, Jackie and Robert Kennedy. This afternoon, R&J has arranged a visit to the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center with a guided tour. A day you’ll long remember!

Included Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 9 – Washington D.C.

Awake this morning and enjoy breakfast before another day of touring the area. Visit Mount Vernon, George Washington’s beautiful plantation home. Upon returning to Washington D.C., you’ll have the opportunity to visit a living memorial to the Holocaust at the Holocaust Memorial Museum. The Museum teaches a powerful lesson about the dangers of unchecked hatred and to prevent genocide. It tells the moving story of the murder of six million Jews by the Nazi regime from 1933-1945.

Included Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 10 – Washington D.C. to Wheeling, WV

Breakfast is served at the hotel before we board our motorcoach and start our journey home. Motor through the beautiful rolling hills to Wheeling, West Virginia. Enjoy a restful evening here.

Included Meals: Breakfast 

Hotel: Hampton Inn

 

Day 11 – Wheeling to Bloomington, IL

Cross America’s heartland, the Ohio Valley and on to Bloomington. Enjoy a farewell dinner at a local favorite restaurant.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

Hotel: Comfort Suites

 

Day 12 – Bloomington to Home

A full breakfast is served before our final stretch home. As we travel, reminisce about our country’s past that has come alive to us the past few days, and enjoy the friends made on this historic trip!

Included Meals: Breakfast

Motorcoach Per Person Pricing Information

Double: $2,199
Single: $2,999
Triple: $1,999
Quad: $1,899

Motorcoach Travel Protection Per Person

Double: $149
Single: $184

Travel Bucks

$35 Travel Bucks per person earned with this tour

Deposit Due

$100 deposit per person due at time of reservation. Full payment due 30 days prior to depart.

Passport Needed

No

Tour Pace

Moderate to Extensive Walking

Price Includes

15 Meals, Hotels & Activities as stated, Luxury Motorcoach



The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 61°
Travel with R & J Tours to a warm destination where it is...
56°
Minneapolis, Mn
59°
Washington D.C. & Gettysburg
Motorcoach Departure Date:
03/22/2016
Motorcoach Return Date:
04/02/2016

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Tour Highlights

Famous Gettysburg Hotel stay
for 2 Nights
Stay 5 Nights in the Washington
D.C. area
Local Expert Guide in
Washington D.C.
Easter Morning Service at
National Cathedral
Gettysburg Battlefield
Independence Hall
Iwo Jima and WWII Memorial
Arlington National Cemetery
Jefferson, Lincoln & Vietnam Memorials
Mount Vernon
Smithsonian Institute
Holocaust Memorial Museum
U.S. Capitol Visitors Center



Travel with R & J Tours to a warm destination where it is...
56°
Minneapolis, Mn
59°
Washington D.C. & Gettysburg
The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 61°
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