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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: 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 option to visit the Eisenhower Farm can be arranged by your Tour Director.) This afternoon an expert National Military Park guide explains how this bloody battle was the turning point in the war. Tour Gettysburg Visitor Center where you will experience the extraordinary Cyclorama & Museum.

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 four nights.

Included Meals: Breakfast 

Hotel: Sheraton Pentagon City 


Day 6 – Washington D.C.

An informative step-on guide joins us for a full day of touring. We will visit the Jefferson, Lincoln, Vietnam, Korean, WW II, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Iwo Jima Memorials. We drive by Kennedy Center, Embassy Row, National Cathedral, National Archives, and more. 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 Kings Street Blues Restaurant in Old Town, Alexandria VA. It serves the best comfort food in town with hospitality to match. An impressive day!

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 


Day 7 – 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. We see the Eternal Flame marking the gravesites of President John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline. Nearby simple crosses mark Robert and Edward Kennedy’s graves. This afternoon we visit the incredible Smithsonian to explore at your pace. A day you’ll long remember!

Included Meals: Breakfast 

Day 8 – 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. We will have a tour of the Mansion and explore the lovely grounds, gardens, and Education Center. Enjoy lunch on your own at the Food Court. Upon returning to Washington D.C., you’ll have the opportunity to visit the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center with a guided tour.

Included Meals: Breakfast 


Day 9 – 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 10 – 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 11 – 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: $2,099
Single: $2,849
Triple: $1,999
Quad: $1,899

Motorcoach Travel Protection Per Person

Double: $149
Single: $177

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


Tour Pace

Moderate to Extensive Walking

Price Includes

14 Meals, Hotels & Activities as stated,
Luxury Motorcoach

The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 61°
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Tour Highlights

Famous Gettysburg Hotel stay for 2 Nights
Stay 4 Nights in the Washington D.C. area
Local Expert Guide in Washington D.C.
Gettysburg Battlefield
Independence Hall
Iwo Jima and WWII Memorial
Arlington National Cemetery
Jefferson, Lincoln & Vietnam Memorials
Mount Vernon
Smithsonian Institute
U.S. Capitol Visitors Center

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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