5 Days – 4 Nights
$769 per person double occupancy
$50 per person deposit required at sign up
Final payment due 30 days prior to departure
Day 1-A morning departure has you heading south into the State of Virginia. Your destination today is Virginia Beach where oceanfront accommodations have been arranged for your group for the 2018 Parade of Nations & Virginia International Tattoo Music Festival. After check-in, you will have an opportunity to freshen up, then enjoy an evening of dinner and entertainment.
Day 2-Breakfast this morning before traveling to Norfolk for a driving tour of the Norfolk Naval Base. Home port to more than 78 ships of the Atlantic Fleet, Naval Station Norfolk is the world’s largest naval installation. Narrated by naval personnel, you will pass by Atlantic Fleet training centers, awe-inspiring aircraft carriers and sleek submarines. The tour also features historic homes from the 1907 Jamestown Exposition. After the tour, head for downtown Norfolk and the MacArthur Memorial final resting place of five-star general Douglas MacArthur. The memorial features mementos and gifts the famous general received throughout his career, his staff car and film on his life. Later, visit the Chrysler Museum of Art, one of America’s great fine arts museums and including the collection of automobile heir and art collector, Walter P. Chrysler, Jr. After you visit, board the Spirit of Norfolk for a buffet dinner, music, and entertainment as you sail along the Elizabeth River.
Day 3-Once again, you will enjoy breakfast this morning, then depart for downtown Norfolk where reserved seats have been arranged for the 64th Annual Parade of Nations. Sponsored by NATO, the parade includes themed floats from each participating country reflecting their culture and heritage. There are also marching bands, antique & classic cars, comic brigades and much more. After the parade, enjoy the NATOfest activities in Town Point Park featuring booths representing each of the NATO countries, entertainment, activities and food vendors. There will be time for lunch on your own in the area, then board your motorcoach for Colonial Williamsburg where you will meet your guide for a 2-hour tour of Virginia’s first capital. The first hour will be a riding tour of the historic countryside, then returned to the restored area for a guided walking tour. Dinner will be in the Williamsburg area before returning to Virginia Beach for a restful evening.
Day 4-Following breakfast, depart for Fort Story National Park located along the Chesapeake. While here, you will visit the Cape Henry Memorial Cross demarking the First Landing of the Jamestown Settlement colonists who came to the New World in 1607. You will also have time to visit Cape Henry Lighthouse which was built in 1792. In the afternoon, continue to Scope Arena for a performance of the Virginia international Tattoo. “Tattoo” refers to a Scottish military last call, when pipes and drums called troops back to post for an evening ceremony. long regarded as the most patriotic of the world’s great tattoos, the Virginia International Tattoo is a Scottish tradition with American soul! The 2018 show will feature more than 1,000 military and civilian performers from several nations who will share their unique music, dance, culture and pride with audience as they showcase their individual excellence, their esprit de corps, and their friendship as nations. You will not only be entertained, you will be inspired …when your hand touches your heart during the Star Spangled Banner, when you proudly stand during your family’s dervice song, and when you rise in solemn prayer as hundreds of pipers, military musicians and singers join together to perfomr Amazing Grace. Return to Virginia Beach after the show and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 5-After breakfast, check out and depart for home with fond memories of the Colonial Williamsburg, Parade of Nations & Virginia International Tattoo Music Show!!