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Includes Extra Day & Easter at the National Cathedral!!

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 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: 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 & German (Deutsch) Countryside. 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 tour Independence Hall, the site of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Arrive in Washington DC for five nights where we will stay at the Sheraton with beautiful views of Washington D.C.

Included Meals: Breakfast 

Hotel: Sheraton Pentagon City (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 Museums and then we tour the Holocaust Museum, where the incredibly horrific story of the torture of Jews by the Nazi’s comes to life. Dinner and the evening is yours to enjoy.

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 King’s Street Blues in Old Town Alexandria. It serves the best comfort food in town with hospitality to match!

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, Robert and Ted 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 we depart for a tour of the Basilica of the National Shrine of Immaculate Conception. It is the largest Roman Catholic Church in North America. View the Crypt and the 70 chapels and oratones and take a picture by the Marble Memorial dedicated to Babe Ruth! We then head to Mount Vernon where you can enjoy lunch before touring the Estate and grounds of George Washington’s beautiful plantation home. This will be a truly historic, memory-making day!

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: $2,349
Single: $3,189
Triple: $2,179
Quad: $2,049

Motorcoach Travel Protection Per Person

Double: $149
Single: $198

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

15 Meals, Hotels & Activities as stated, Luxury Motorcoach

The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 63°
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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 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
Tour Basilica of the National Shrine of Immaculate Conception

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 63°
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