08/16/2018 - 08/22/2018

HIGHLIGHTS:    Train Ride to Virginia, The Outer Banks, Kitty Hawk, Jockey Ridge, Chesapeake Bay Bridge, Chincoteague Ponies, Annapolis, Cruise to St Michaels, Cruise to Tangier Island, & Lots more …9 Meals

DAY 1 ...  TRAIN RIDE …This interesting autumn tour features an array of activities and transportation…from train rides to cruises on bays, to historic coastal villages, you will witness amazing scenery, all on one trip.   We board the train in Savannah and travel by rail to Richmond, Virginia. Welcome Dinner. (D)

DAY 2 … ANNAPOLIS TOUR …Breakfast and we travel into Washington, DC for a short visit to some of the memorials along the mall area of our Nation’s Capital. Lunch in the Smithsonian, before we continue to Annapolis. We enjoy a most inspiring tour of the United States Naval Academy, with a local guide pointing out the interesting sights of this hallowed place.  Dinner in the village at your leisure. (B)

DAY 3DAY ON THE BAY …Great Day as you spend it “On the Bay” as we cruise from Annapolis to St. Michaels.  This Annapolis cruise takes guests across the Chesapeake Bay in luxury, not in Bay Bridge traffic. The quaint historic village of St. Michaels offers fresh seafood, boutique shopping and historic sites all within walking distance during your 3-hours of leisure time on land. Our Motorcoach will meet the group in St Michaels and we continue along the Eastern Shore of Maryland for a 2 night stay in Salisbury. (B,D)

DAY 4TANGIER ISLAND … The quaintness of this coastal area is so unique, as we travel to the shores of the Chesapeake to Crisfield. Here our group boards the Steven Thomas for a cruise out to Tangier Island. First settled in 1686 by the English, some of the natives still speak with a slight Elizabethan accent. Lunch on Tangier Island is at Hilda Crockett’s famous Chesapeake House.  "Her crab cakes", some say, "are the best on the Chesapeake Bay".  We enjoy leisure time on the island before returning to the mainland. (B,L) 

DAY 5OUTER BANKS & KITTY HAWK … Moving south along this narrow finger of land with the Bay on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other we come to the tiny town of Chincoteague, Virginia, famous for its wild ponies. Legend has it that horses survived early shipwrecks and swam to land, and their off-spring have become the Chincoteague ponies.  They actually live on Assateague Island with over 300 species of birds. We cross the amazing Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, an 18 mile route of one of the world’s most incredible engineering feats. Next we enter the Outer Banks, a string of narrow islands and peninsulas that lie between the ocean and the sounds along 125 miles of North Carolina coastline.  Through years of storms and shipwrecks, the islands have developed a distinct culture. We stop at  Kitty Hawk, where the Wright Brothers successfully launched their first flight in 1903. 2 nights in Nags Head.  Dinner.  (B,D)

DAY 6CAPE HATTERAS … Today we explore the Outer Banks …  Jockey Ridge, an imposing site, a sand dune over 100 feet high that is a popular launching point for hang gliders and the tallest dune in the eastern United States.   The Cape Hatteras National Seashore extends 45 square miles along the Outer Banks, and we travel this area of natural and wild beauty to the town of Hatteras, with the tallest brick lighthouse in the United States, standing at 208 feet tall. Tonight we enjoy another great meal along the Outer Banks. (B,D)

DAY 7 …This morning we drive onto the mainland and journey back to our homes after a delightful visit to the Outer Banks and the beauty and intrigue of the Chesapeake Bay. (B)

PRICE:  $1299 per person, double occupancy

               Single Supplement: $450 

               Insurance:  Cancellation/Health:  $105

               Deposit Required:  $200 per person   

               Final Payment Due: July 1, 2018

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