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Day 1 – Home to Rockford, IL 

Get to know your fellow passengers as we travel to Rockford. We’ll have lunch together enroute today. This evening we 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: Breakfast 

Hotel: Comfort Inn 

 

Day 3 – Richfield to Gettysburg, PA 

After breakfast, we travel the rolling hills of the Pennsylvania countryside to Gettysburg, with a stop at the Flight 93 Visitors Center along the way. Our lodging will be at the beautiful Gettysburg Hotel. This historic hotel was established in 1797 and is a unique experience. Dinner is at the famous Historic Dobbin House, that once served as a “station” for runaway slaves, and then a hospital for wounded soldiers of both the North & South. Today, it appears virtually the same as it did over 200 years ago! 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

Hotel: Gettysburg Hotel (2 Nights) 

 

Day 4 – Gettysburg 

This morning we’ll enjoy a scrumptious breakfast before we tour Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center with its incredible Cyclorama, and have the opportunity to walk through the cemetery (weather permitting). Then onto 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. Next we visit the Eisenhower National Historic Site, the home and farm of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Stand where Abraham Lincoln delivered his famous Gettysburg Address. 

Included Meals: Breakfast 

 

Day 5 – Gettysburg to Alexandria, VA 

After another hearty breakfast, we depart for Philadelphia, passing through the heart of the Pennsylvania Dutch & German (Deutsch) Countryside. This is a land where time has stood still for a hundred years. Arrive in Philadelphia, the “City of Brotherly Love” and home of the first and second Continental Congresses as well as the first Capitol of the U.S. See the Liberty Bell and tour Independence Hall, the site of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Arrive just outside of Washington DC for five nights. 

Included Meals: Breakfast 

Hotel: Hampton Inn (5 Nights) 

 

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 Air and Space Museum and the Holocaust Memorial Museum before returning 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, WWII, 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 before our touring of D.C. and the Monuments continues all afternoon. What a great day of special sites! 

Included Meals: Breakfast 

 

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. This afternoon is at your leisure to explore the Smithsonian Institute before we’re treated to a tour of the U.S. Capitol. 

Included Meals: Breakfast 

 

Day 9 – Washington D.C. 

Awake this morning and enjoy breakfast before we depart for Mount Vernon. Tour the mansion and stroll the grounds of George Washington’s beautiful plantation before we enjoy a wonderful lunch at the Mount Vernon Inn. We will return to the hotel before we depart for a sightseeing cruise down the Potomac River featuring historical narration on the landmarks, monuments, & memorials along the way. We’ll possibly view cherry blossoms along the banks too! After our cruise we will head to Ted Montana’s Grille for an included dinner. This will be a truly historic, memory-making day! 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

 

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

Breakfast is served at the hotel before we board our motorcoach and start our journey home. We will make a stop at Manassas Battlefield before we motor through the beautiful rolling hills to Wheeling, West Virginia. Enjoy a restful evening here. 

Included Meals: Breakfast 

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express 

 

Day 11 – Wheeling to Normal, IL 

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

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

Hotel: Hampton Inn 

 

Day 12 – Normal 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 

 *This nonstop tour requires extensive walking that will bring your Nation’s Capital to life! 

Motorcoach Per Person Pricing Information

Double: $2,899
Single: $3,699
Triple: $2,689
Quad: $2,549

Motorcoach Travel Protection Per Person

Double: $177
Single: $232

Travel Bucks

$40 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

EXTENSIVE WALKING!!

Price Includes

16 Meals, Hotels & Activities as stated, Luxury Motorcoach



The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 65°
Travel with R & J Tours to a warm destination where it is...
54°
Minneapolis, Mn
70°
Washington D.C. & Gettysburg – SOLD OUT! Call for Waitlist: 800-758-6877
Motorcoach Departure Date:
03/26/2024
Motorcoach Return Date:
04/06/2024

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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.
Gettysburg Battlefield
Manassas Battlefield
Independence Hall
Iwo Jima and WWII Memorial
Arlington National Cemetery
Jefferson, Lincoln & Vietnam Memorials
Mount Vernon
U.S. Capitol Tour
Easter Morning Service at the National Cathedral
Smithsonian Institute
Holocaust Memorial Museum
Potomac River Cruise



Travel with R & J Tours to a warm destination where it is...
54°
Minneapolis, Mn
70°
Washington D.C. & Gettysburg – SOLD OUT! Call for Waitlist: 800-758-6877
The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 65°
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