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  • Richmond

    More than 400 years of American history live on through magnificent architecture, monument-lined cobblestone streets, and world-class museums in Richmond, Virginia.

    • Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia

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    • American Civil War Center

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    • Blue Bee Cider Evening

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    • Canal Walk Richmond

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    • Capitol

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    • James River Raft

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    • Oysters Rappahannock

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    • Potterfield Bridge

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    • Richmond Rides

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    • Richmond Skyline

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    • Skyline Sunset

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    • St. John's Church Exterior

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    • Street Art 2 N Meadow St

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    • VMFA Terrace

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    • Street Art 205 E Marshall St

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    • Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

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    • Virginia Capital Trail

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    • Washington Monument

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    • The Green CIty

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    • The Ornate Jefferson Hotel

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    Whether you are passionate about history, arts, gardens, antiques, fine dining, outdoor recreation, theme parks or NASCAR, there's something for every taste in the Historic Richmond Region. 

    Richmond offers a wide range of cultural attractions. One of the finest museums in the Southeast, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts features collections from Europe, the Far East, and America. Special collections include the Faberge Russian Imperial Jewels and the Lewis Collection of Art Nouveau. Other major museums include the Science Museum of Virginia, the Children’s Museum, the Edgar Allen Poe Museum, the Valentine Museum and the Museum of the Confederacy. These reflect Virginia's heritage as well as the wonders of the modern age.

    Musical entertainment is varied with the Richmond Symphony and the Virginia Opera Association representing just a few of the numerous organizations presenting regular productions to the community. The region also hosts a number of touring Broadway musicals and other guest performances to complement local organizations. The Richmond Ballet and the Concert Ballet of Virginia add to the diversity in the performing arts

    Brave the mighty James River, distinguishing it as the only urban city with Class IV Rapids, or take a slower pace with a visit to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Filled with over 900 restaurants and diverse shopping options, Richmond makes an ideal stop on a fly drive itinerary of the Capital Region.

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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!

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      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.

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      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.

  • Colonial America

    Begins in and ends in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    15 Days / 14 Nights

    Departures: year round

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    Your fly drive includes

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation.
    • Accommodations as stated
    • Personalised Road Book
    • George Washingtons Mount Vernon

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    • Abraham Lincoln

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    • Philadelphia Skyline

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    • Annapolis Waterfront

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    • Tall Ships in Baltimore

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    Arrive Philadelphia

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Philadelphia. Upon arrival, collect your rental car and proceed to your hotel. Why not start your trip with dinner at one of the traditional taverns?

    Hotel: Loews Philadelphia

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    Philadelphia

    Welcome to America’s 'Birthplace of Independence’ where many great attractions such as Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Franklin Court and the Betsy Ross House can be found. Dine in some of the country’s best restaurants and discover another great option in the city; tax free shopping.

    Hotel: Loews Philadelphia

    79Mi/131Km

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    Gettysburg

    Leaving the bright lights of Philadelphia behind you’ll discover Penn Dutch Country today, with visits to Kitchen Kettle Village and perhaps an Amish home. Drive through York to Gettysburg, once a battle site in the American Civil War.

    Hotel: Wyndham Gettysburg

    121Mi/205Km

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    Washington, DC

    Today you will be welcomed into America’s capital! Enjoy the famous monuments, the Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials, Washington Monument and Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial which are best viewed on a bike or Segway tour. Explore the Smithsonian’s many museums, visit Arlington Cemetery, the White House, Capitol Building and much more. This evening, choose a fabulous eatery or take in a performance at the Kennedy Centre or Ford’s Theatre.

    Hotel: Fairmont Georgetown

    105Mi/168Km

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    Richmond

    Richmond remains one of America's most handsome capital cities. Explore over 400 years of history, from Civil War to Civil Rights, magnificent architecture, world-class museums and monument-lined streets. Visit the Edgar Allan Poe Museum and the Museum and White House of the Confederacy, or indulge in Richmond's diverse shopping and dining scene.

    Hotel: Omni Richmond

    62Mi/100Km

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    Williamsburg

    Journey to Williamsburg, Virginia along scenic Route 5, and visit one of the many plantations along the way. Don’t miss Colonial Williamsburg, the most extensively restored 18th century town in the United States, or Jamestown Island, where America’s first English settlement was established. Visit exciting Busch Gardens for a day of fun and entertainment, and don’t miss the famous Williamsburg Pottery Outlet. Your accommodation for the next two nights boats a multi-pool complex and two golf courses.

    Hotel: Kingsmill Resort

    59Mi/94Km

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    Virginia Beach

    Visit Newport News’ impressive Mariner’s Museum or the Virginia Living Museum before travelling to Virginia Beach. Experience the Virginia Marine Science Museum where visitors attempt to predict the weather, or enjoy a simulated journey to the bottom of the sea. Visit nearby Norfolk and stroll through the acres of azaleas, camellias and roses.

    Hotel: Hilton Virginia Beach

    217Mi/347Km

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    Annapolis

    Today your drive takes you north to Annapolis, Maryland’s colonial capital city and now a favourite yachting port. Explore the charming harbour and visit the US Naval Academy.

    Hotel: Loews Annapolis

    30Mi/48Km

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    Baltimore

    A short drive brings you to Baltimore, America’s 'Renaissance City’, with its glittering harbour and National Aquarium. Plan a visit to Baltimore’s Inner Harbour for unique shops, live entertainment and diverse eateries.

    Hotel: Hotel Monaco, Baltimore

    91Mi/150Km

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    Journey home

    Enjoy the diverse scenery en route back to Philadelphia where you return your rental car and check-in for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £2095 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request. 

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