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Visit Monuments, Memorials, the Smithsonian, Arlington Cemetery, Gettysburg, Mount Vernon and so much more!


Day 1 – Home to Rockford

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 Cleveland, OH

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

Included Meals: Light Breakfast

Hotel: Holiday Inn, Richfield

Day 3 – Cleveland to Gettysburg

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 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 has requested to attend the National Cathedral for their Easter Service (pending confirmation.) If unavailable, we will attend another Easter church service in the Washington DC area. Lunch 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. After lunch visit the incredible Smithsonian! The remainder of your day is at your leisure to enjoy.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

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. An impressive day!

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. Nearby, the Eternal Flame marks the gravesites of President John F. Kennedy, Jackie and Robert Kennedy. 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 explore the area more; perhaps another visit to the Smithsonian Institute, known as the “Nation’s Attic,” full of our country’s treasures, from priceless jewels to Archie Bunker’s chair.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 10 – Washington D.C. to Wheeling

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

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: Hawthorn 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: $1,999
Single: $2,799
Triple: $1,889
Quad: $1,799

Motorcoach Travel Protection Per Person

Double: $116
Single: $170

Travel Bucks

$30 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


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°
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Minneapolis, Mn
Washington D.C. & Gettysburg
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Tour Highlights

Famous Gettysburg Hotel stay for 2 Nights
Stay 5 Nights in Washington D.C.
Local Expert Guide in Washington D.C.
Gettysburg Battlefield
Independence Hall
Iwo Jima and WWII Memorial
Arlington National Cemetery
Jefferson, Lincoln, and
Vietnam Memorials
Smithsonian Institute

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