Tour Map

Itinerary

Day 1 • Washington, D.C.
Your vacation begins. Fly into Washington, D.C. Join Caravan’s cocktail party at 6:00 p.m. Then, enjoy a drive by the Washington Monument, White House, Supreme Court, U.S. Capitol and Iwo Jima Memorial en route to a welcoming dinner at the Kennedy Center’s Rooftop Terrace. D

Day 2 • Washington, D.C., Mount Vernon
This morning, visit the Jefferson, Lincoln, Vietnam, and Korean memorials. Cross the Potomac river to Arlington Cemetery. A tram ride includes a stop at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Next, visit Mount Vernon, George Washington’s original plantation home. Back in Washington, you visit the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. B

Day 3 • Washington, D.C., Fredericksburg, Virginia, Jamestown, Williamsburg
This morning, visit Ford’s Theater and the Peterson House in Washington. Then, enter Virginia to stop in Fredericksburg. Afternoon drive to visit Jamestown, the first British settlement in America in 1607. After sightseeing, continue to nearby colonial Williamsburg. Tonight, dine while strolling minstrels entertain at Shields Tavern, a colonial inn. BD

Day 4 • Yorktown, Williamsburg
Morning guided visit to the battlements at Yorktown, site of the 1781 Revolutionary victory. Turn back the clock yesteryear in Williamsburg. Enjoy the 1700’s for the rest of the day. Your Caravan pass is the “open sesame” everywhere. Costumed guides greet you as you visit historic buildings. Watch artisans demonstrate 18th-century crafts; stroll Duke of York street; visit a tavern; shop for Americana. Tonight, enjoy a colonial play or concert with Caravan. B

Day 5 • Richmond, Monticello, Shenandoah National Park
Morning drive to Richmond, where you drive along Monument Avenue. Visit the old capitol building of the Confederacy with a capitol guide. Next, drive to Monticello, lunch at historic Michies Tavern and have a guided visit to Jefferson’s mountaintop mansion. Then, enter Shenandoah Park and drive along Skyline Drive of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Skyland Lodge. Enjoy dinner at the lodge. BLD

Day 6 • Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Through Virginia orchard country this morning. Then, into West Virginia, free time at Harper’s Ferry, site of John Brown’s anti-slavery raid. Cross the Mason Dixon Line and enter Pennsylvania. With a local guide, visit the battlefields at Gettysburg, site of Lincoln’s famous address. Here the tide of the Civil War turned in 1863. Out with Caravan tonight for a Civil War feast at the Farnsworth House in Gettysburg. BD

Day 7 • Amish Countryside, Valley Forge, Philadelphia
Through Amish fields this morning to Bird-In-Hand, for a traditional Amish family-style lunch. Visit an Amish home. Then, en route to Valley Forge, have a scenic drive through Amish countryside. Visit Valley Forge, where Washington’s troops wintered. Next, arrive in Philadelphia. Visit Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. Tonight, a horse-drawn carriage ride through historic Philadelphia. BL

Day 8 • Philadelphia, Baltimore, Annapolis, Georgetown, Washington, D.C.
Free time this morning to explore Independence Square. Mid-morning departure for Maryland to stop at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Then, a short drive takes you to Annapolis. Visit the U.S. Naval Academy with a local guide. Then, drive to Wyndham Bristol, next to Georgetown in Washington, D.C. Tonight, enjoy a brief sightseeing drive along Georgetown’s cobblestone streets en route to your farewell dinner party in Georgetown. BD

Day 9 • Washington, D.C.
Your tour ends at your hotel this morning. Thanks for vacationing with Caravan. B

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Why Travel with Caravan?

Excellence Since 1952

You can trust our years of experience with tours of superb quality and excellent value. Caravan has enjoyed the same family management and ownership since 1952.

PanAm Jet
In 1959, Pan Am invited Caravan to be the very first tour company to fly their clients on its new line of Clipper Jets.
Vintage Motorcoach
In 1964, Caravan introduced the very first fleet of air conditioned motorcoaches in all of Europe.
Leather Back Turtle Park
Caravan is a proud supporter of the Leatherback Turtle National Park and Costa Rica's efforts to protect this endangered giant.
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Caravan Care

For your safety, Caravan cancelled most 2020 and all 2021 tour departures and refunded 100% of all payments received. See Caravan’s Covid-19 Terms of Travel.

Caravan's Proud History

In 1965, Roger Mudd hosted a two-hour CBS TV special on Caravan Tours. This TV production took about one month to make and was so successful it inspired the 1968 romantic comedy movie “If it’s Tuesday this must be Belgium.” In the early 50’s the Mayor of Dublin presented Caravan with the Key to Dublin for bringing the first American tour to the city after WWII. Since then, Caravan has been recognized as a pioneer in travel. You can trust in our stability, experience and dedication to quality.

Great Hotels

Stay at park lodges, scenic resorts, and excellent hotels in great locations. See hotel descriptions on each tour page.

Meals

In Costa Rica, Panama, and Guatemala, Caravan includes all meals. For USA and Canada tours, included meals are listed on each itinerary page. In Latin America, bottled water is provided free on the motorcoach and purified water is provided at the meals.

Complete Sightseeing

Enjoy complete sightseeing with more visits, extra features, and local guides.

Fully Guided by Tour Directors

All tours conducted from start to finish by professional tour directors, who are fluent in English, experienced, and fun.

All-inclusive

Caravan includes all activities listed in the tour itinerary page. Caravan does not sell any optional activities which can add hundreds of dollars to your tour price. Your free time is scheduled in great settings where there is no need to buy additional expensive activities.

Shopping Freedom

Caravan will not bring you to overpriced shops in exchange for payments. Caravan gives you ample opportunity and time for great shopping, and the freedom to choose where and when to shop.

Great Value, Book Early

Caravan’s strong buying power gives you great vacations at prices much lower than you can find anywhere. In a typical year, most of our tours sell out quickly. Book early for the date you prefer and the best air fare.

How does Caravan Tours sell these tours for such a low cost?

Caravan delivers volume to our suppliers, who in turn reward us with their very best prices. We in turn pass these savings on to you, and you reward us by buying our tours. As volume continues to rise, we then receive even better prices from our suppliers, and we pass even greater savings on to you. This year our tours are better than ever.

Trade Association Memberships

Caravan is a member of ASTA (American Society of Travel Advisors), NTA (National Tour Association), ABA (American Bus Association), CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association), and ACMA (American Catalog Association).

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