National Treasures: Philly to DC

2014 Prices From $2,725 for 7 Days - Tauck Bridges

Start your family's Philadelphia to Washington DC vacation with a close-up look at Philly, the first government seat of the United States, including the National Constitution Center and a walk around Independence Square with an 18th-century citizen. Electric lights and motorcars are still nowhere to be seen in Amish Country, where you'll visit a family homestead. Your visit to the battlefields of Gettysburg sheds new light on the Civil War, with a storyteller's take on the experience of civilians caught in the fighting. George Washington's Mount Vernon estate shares secrets of the life of America's first President. Head for the nation's capital, where you'll view history-making aircraft and spacecraft at the National Air & Space Museum... see Washington, DC monument's by kayak, canoe or bike... hear stories of African Americans in the Civil War and go on a scavenger hunt in the National Archives -- both Tauck Exclusives! And cap it all off with a private tour and special farewell evening at the International Spy Museum!


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  1. Day 1

    Welcome to Philadelphia, the "City of Brotherly Love"



    Day 2

    Following in history's footsteps in Old Philadephia


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    Day 3

    Amish country and the battlefields of Gettysburg


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    Day 4

    Mount Vernon to air and space in Washington, DC


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    Day 5

    Washington museums, memorials and a National Archives treasure hunt


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    Day 6

    Kayak adventure on the Potomac and a special evening at the International Spy Museum


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    Day 7

    Your family's Philly to Washington DC vacation concludes



    Note: For activities marked with an asterisk (*) in day-by-day descriptions, participation is at your own risk; a signed liability waiver will be required.

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