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The American Civil War

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DEPARTS: Washington D.C.

from: $3998
9 Days
  • Price: per person, twin share
  • Deposit: 30%
This nine-day tour is a series of tours following the key battles of the American Civil War

The American Civil War

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Travel back more than 150 years in American history to the American Civil War, the war between the States, which raged from 1861 to 1865. After your arrival in Washington D.C., we follow a series of tours following the key battles in the Eastern Theatre and visit iconic locations such as Gettysburg, Antietam and Bulls Run.

Itinerary

Day 1 > Arrive Washinghton D.C.

Today you will make your own way to the hotel on arrival to Washington D.C.

Day 2 > Washington D.C.

This morning we take an included half-day city tour by coach. We begin the tour with an introduction to Civil War history at the Museum of American History. Spend the afternoon at leisure.

STAR INCLUSIONS    Museum of American History

Day 3 > Gettysburg

We travel to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania this morning for a tour of the well-known battlefield. The Battle of Gettysburg in July 1863 is often quoted as the Civil War’s turning point and resulted in the Confederates, under General Robert E. Lee, retreating to Virginia after their attempted second invasion into Union territory. Abraham Lincoln, in November of the same year, delivered his famous Gettysburg Address here at the dedication ceremony for the Gettysburg National Cemetery. In the evening, join our included ‘Ghosts of Gettysburg’ tour.

STAR INCLUSIONS  Gettysburg   Gettysburg National Cemetery

Day 4 > Antietam Battlefield & Harper’s Ferry

Included visit to the battlefield of Antietam (admission included), the bloodiest one-day battle in American history, where Lee’s invasion of Maryland was ended. Onwards to Harper’s Ferry, where in 1859 John Brown led his famous party of 21 men and secured the federal armoury. The slave uprising was to precipitate the onset of the Civil War.

STAR INCLUSIONS  Antietam Battlefield  Harper’s Ferry

Day 5 > Lynchburg, Virginia

We travel to Lynchburg, an important central transportation centre for the Confederacy army, as well as having a large hospital for Confederate soldiers, and scene of the Battle of Lynchburg in 1864. We will enjoy a tour of the town before checking in to our hotel.

STAR INCLUSIONS  Lynchburg

Day 6 > Appomattox, Petersburg & Richmond

We will travel first to Appomattox today, where in 1865 General Lee surrendered to Lt. General Ulysses S. Grant, signalling the end of the Southern States’ attempt to create a separate nation. The surrender set the stage for an expanded and more powerful Federal Government, and the end of the War led directly to ending slavery, providing citizenship and male suffrage. We will visit the Museum of the Confederacy before continuing to Petersburg Battlefield where the Union Army held the Confederates in a 292-day siege – the longest in American warfare. We will then drive to nearby Richmond for an overnight stay.

STAR INCLUSIONS  Appomattox  Museum of Confederacy  Petersburg Battlefield

Day 7 > Arlington Cemetery

We will return to Washington, arriving late this morning. Spend the afternoon exploring the capital or join our included visit to Arlington National Cemetery. Designated a military cemetery on June 15, 1864, veterans and military casualties from every one of the nation’s wars since the American Civil War are interred in the cemetery. During your guided visit you will see many of Arlington’s famous memorials, including the Eternal Flame of the Kennedy grave, and the world-famous Tomb of the Unknowns.

STAR INCLUSIONS  Arlington Cemetery

Day 8 > Manassas/Bull Run

This morning we head to Manassas/Bull Run, where two battles took place, before transferring to the airport.  If you are planning to fly out today, please book a late afternoon or evening flight.

STAR INCLUSIONS  ★ Manassas

Departure Dates

Tour datesDaysPrice
7th September 20209$3,998.00

Your Tour Includes

  • 7 nights' hotel accommodation
  • Fully escorted in the USA by a Specialist Battlefield Historian
  • All excursions, scenic drives and sightseeing as described in the itinerary
  • Travel by comfortable air-conditioned Executive coach
  • No meals (room only basis at hotel)

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