Coastal Virginia and the Outer Banks

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Spend five nights at the beach in beautiful Virginia Beach. Explore fascinating locations in Virginia, including the Outer Banks, Fort Monroe and Shirley Plantation.

Dates:

September 15-22, 2018

8 Days

Prices:

Double: $1,600/person

Single: $2,140/person

Highlights:

  • 11 Meals
  • 5 Nights in Virginia Beach on the Atlantic Ocean
  • Oceanfront Boardwalk and Resort Area
  • Colonial Williamsburg
  • Miss Hampton II Harbor Cruise/Norfolk Naval Base
  • Chesapeake Bay
  • Blackbeard’s Point
  • Fort Monroe
  • Casemate Museum
  • Naval Air Station Oceana
  • Olde Coast Guard Station
  • Old Cape Henry Lighthouse
  • MacArthur Memorial
  • Doumar’s
  • Moderate Physical Activity

Itinerary

Days 1 and 2
Enjoy a scenic drive through the bluegrass of Kentucky into Huntington, West Virginia. On Day 2, we drive into Virginia Beach. Our hotel for the next 5 nights will be the Best Western Oceanfront, where all rooms have a private balcony and a panoramic view of the Atlantic Ocean. This evening you can take a stroll on the oceanfront boardwalk.
Included Meal: Day 2–Breakfast

Day 3
After a delicious breakfast this morning, a day of Outer Banks sightseeing is on the agenda. We begin with the Wright Brothers’ Memorial at Kitty Hawk. Our step-on guide helps us explore the museum and the reconstructed workshop of the two brothers from Dayton, Ohio, who flew the world’s first motor-powered aircraft on December 17, 1903. We’ll also marvel at Kill Devil Hills, a vast range of enormous sand dunes that protect the village of Nags Head from the sea. We scatter for lunch in Manteo, and then learn all about its colorful history. Included in the tour will be Bodie Island Lighthouse and Elizabethan Gardens. Before departing for Virginia Beach, we eat dinner at one of the famous Seafood Restaurants in Nags Head.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4
Today we get acquainted with Virginia Beach and Norfolk. Our tour includes Fort Story, Old Cape Henry, Oceana Naval Air Station, MacArthur Memorial and some added surprises. Tonight you can do more exploring on your own.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5
After some free time this morning, we travel to Williamsburg and the historic area of Colonial Williamsburg. Colonial Williamsburg is a step back in time to the 18th century, where costumed interpreters–tradespeople, housewives, slaves, freemen, government officials and soldiers–go about their everyday duties. Enjoy dinner this evening at Shields Tavern.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6
Today our adventure takes us to Hampton, VA. Arriving at the harbor, we board the Miss Hampton II for a 3-hour narrated cruise of the Hampton Roads Harbor and Chesapeake Bay. Take to the water to see local fishing boats, mighty commercial cargo ships, Blackbeard’s Point, Old Point Comfort, Fort Wool and the awesome gray fleet at the world’s largest naval installation, Norfolk Naval Base. Brown-bag lunch included. Tour historic Fort Monroe and the Casemate Museum. We make our way back to Virginia Beach for a free evening.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7
After our final breakfast on the oceanfront, we head west to Shirley Plantation. The guided tour of the Great House highlights the “Flying Staircase” and the Queen Anne Forecourt. We travel to West Virginia’s state capitol, Charleston, for the night.
Included Meal: Breakfast

Day 8
We travel through the green rolling hills of Kentucky’s Bluegrass Region on our way home today.
Included Meal: Breakfast

Departing From: Decatur, Springfield, Litchfield, Pontoon Beach, Hazelwood, South County, Fairview Heights, Nashville, Mt. Vernon, Cape Girardeau, Evansville