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  • Luray

    Just 90 miles from Washington DC is Luray, sitting in the Shenandoah Valley at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains is renowned for its Luray Caverns, Shenandoah National lPark and the scenic Skyline Drive.

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    Just 90 miles from Washington DC is Luray, Virginia, sitting in the Shenandoah Valley at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains is renowned for its Luray Caverns, Shenandoah National lPark and the scenic Skyline Drive.

    Downtown Luray, a registered National Historic District, is the home to century-old buildings, quaint antique galleries, boutiques and unique restaurants and cafés.

    Be sure to visit the Luray Caverns, a natural wonder and a true unearthly experience. Listen to the 47 bells at the Luray Singing Tower, get lost in the Garden Maze, take the kids to Toy Town Junction, or step back in time and discover the rich history of the Shenandoah Valley at the Luray Valley Museum.

    Enjoy a round of golf at the Caverns Country Club where its unique golf setting creates one of the most scenic opportunities in the Mid-Atlantic region.

    Just a few miles in any direction there’s an abundance of natural resources and a range of activities including canoeing, cycling, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, photography or simply marveling at the scenery in the Shenandoah National Park.

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    • Top Tip 1

      Include at least one night staying in Shenandoah National Park because there are lots of lookout points, amphitheatre presentations (including a fabulous one about Birds of Prey) and trails to explore. Skyland Lodge makes a great selection as it has its own stables and offers horse trail rides in the warmer months.

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      Colonial Williamsburg is a brilliantly restored 18th century town where actors, who are dressed in costumes from the era, bring the village to life. Before you travel, book a table at one of the three taverns for dinner. Its very popular, and rightly so, as everyone is in costume and you are entertained by showmen of the day, such as mandolin players and card tricksters.

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      Make sure you include a visit to Luray Caverns on your itinerary, it is a must see! It's incredible that a cavern of such colossal size could be hidden deep underground - it takes almost an hour to walk through and features an underground reflecting lake.

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      If you are visiting Middleburg, make plans to dine at The Red Fox Inn, an old tavern established in 1728 which maintains its historic charm and serves fabulous cuisine. Book ahead as it is always fully-booked!

    • Top Tip 5

      Virginia is becoming known for its fabulous quality wines. There are lots of vineyards dotted around the state, but The Boxwood Winery on the outskirts of Middleburg is one of our favourites, as is Williamsburg Winery which also has accommodation and has a hugely popular restaurant staffed by acclaimed chefs.

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      If you are visiting Williamsburg, make sure you make a stop of Virginia Beer Company. Filled with locals, it offers a great atmosphere, food truck dining and a huge range of IPA's which vary with the season. A great experience.

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      If you like being out on the water, why not hire a kayak from Virginia Beach and head out searching for the wild native dolphins.

    • Top Tip 8

      For a great introduction to the pretty seaside town of Yorktown, why not try a Segway tour? With a long boardwalk along its waterfront, it provides a safe environment with great views and lots of fun. The Riverwalk Restaurant, located adjacent to the Segway office, makes for a fabulous post tour treat.

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  • A Taste of the Capital Region

    Begins in and ends in Washington, DC

    15 Days / 14 Nights

    Departures: April to November

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    Your fly drive includes

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation
    • Accommodation as stated
    • Personalised Road Book
    • Jefferson Memorial

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    • Adams Morgan District

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    • Fort McHenry

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    • White House, Washington DC

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    • Cambridge, Chesapeake Bay Sunset

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    • St Michaels Sunset at Hooper Strait Lighthouse

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    • Baltimore, Maryland Zoo

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    • Charlottesville Vineyards

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    • Jefferson Memorial in Bloom

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    • Lincoln Memorial, Washington Dc

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    Arrive Washington DC

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Washington, DC. Upon arrival, collect your rental car and proceed to your hotel.

    Hotel: Rouge, a Kimpton Hotel

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    Washington DC

    We’ve allowed two full days for you to experience the vibrant and historical capital city. We suggest visits to the Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials, the Smithsonians many museums, Arlington Cemetery, the Capitol Building and, of course the White House, which is a must on any visit.

    Hotel: Rouge, a Kimpton Hotel

    41Mi/66Km

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    Baltimore

    Next it’s on to Baltimore, affectionately known as ‘Charm City’, which boasts almost three hundred years of history. Take a trip to Baltimore's Inner Harbor, where you can soar 27 storeys into the air at the Top of the World Observation Deck in the World Trade Centre, explore the World War II submarine, Torsk, and visit the National Aquarium.

    Hotel: Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor

    31Mi/50Km

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    Annapolis

    Annapolis has a laid-back, maritime feel and some of the most stunning scenery on the east coast. The city’s narrow streets feature historic homes and restored buildings, such as Hammond-Harwood House from the 18th century and Maryland State House: completed back in 1779.

    Hotel: Loews Annapolis

    51Mi/82Km

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    St Michaels

    Today take the short journey to the beautiful Chesapeake Harbour Town of St Michaels. Known as the ‘town that fooled the British’, it is said that the townspeople hung lanterns in the trees during the War of 1812: causing the cannons to overshoot the houses.

    Hotel: The Inn at Perry Cabin

    27Mi/44Km

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    Cambridge

    Heading Southwest today you may wish to visit Tilghman Island, home of Chesapeake Bay’s remaining skipjacks and the small town of Oxford: once a major port and shipbuilding centre. The 1684 port town of Cambridge has many historic homes, buildings and museums.

    Hotel: Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay

    195Mi/313Km

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    Virginia Beach

    Travel down the Delmarva Peninsula today to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, where you will travel under and over water! Virginia Beach is the world’s longest beach and, at sunset, it comes alive with people enjoying cocktails and heading to one of the many restaurants for a superb dinner.

    Hotel: Hilton Virginia Beach

    60Mi/96Km

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    Williamsburg

    Colonial Williamsburg is the most extensively restored 18th century town in the USA, so it’s well worth a visit. You may also choose to stop by Jamestown Island, where America’s first English settlement was established.

    Hotel: Kingsmill Resort

    122Mi/196Km

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    Charlottesville

    You may wish to route via Richmond today to see the White House of the Confederacy and Maymount Plantation. Then it's on to Charlottesville, where you’ll find Montecello, the home of Thomas Jefferson. Sitting atop a mountain in Albermarle, it is described as one of the country’s foremost architectural masterpieces.

    Hotel: Omni Charlottesville

    62Mi/99Km

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    Shenandoah National Park

    The most scenic drive of your itinerary, the picture perfect setting of Skyline Drive is quite breathtaking. Shenandoah Valley has over 500 miles of hiking trails, winding through lush forests and valleys filled with wildflowers, trickling streams and waterfalls. Luray Caverns are the largest caverns on the east coast and well worth a trip.

    Hotel: Skyland Lodge

    93Mi/149Km

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    Journey home

    Take the short drive back to the capital, return your rental car and check-in for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £2545 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

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