- Sample Tours
- About Us
- Contact Us
Jefferson Memorial The Smithsonian Monuments by Night The White House Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument Colonial Williamsburg Kids can help fire canons in Yorktown Jamestown Harbor
Monuments by Night
The White House
Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument
Kids can help fire canons in Yorktown
The McKendree University Alumni Association invites you to celebrate your American Heritage with a family-friendly tour to Washington DC, plus an optional trip to Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown. Land and air pricing starts at $1,999 for adults, with discounted rates for children, triple and quad occupancy.
Key: IF = B= Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
Day 1: Saturday, July 13, 2019: Depart
We will depart from St. Louis on our non-stop flight to D.C. (Other starting points available on request). On arrival, we will board our deluxe motorcoach which will transport us to the Hilton Garden Inn Capitol Central, where we will be based for the next five nights. The afternoon is at leisure to explore, and we will dine together in the hotel. (D)
Day 2: Sunday, July 14, 2019: Washington D.C
This morning after breakfast, we will meet our local guide for an orientation tour of the city, including Embassy Row, the section of Massachusetts Avenue with many embassies, including the house of the Vice President. We will drive by the White House, the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress, many monuments and many more points of interest along the way. In the afternoon, we will tour the U.S. Capitol and the Exhibition Hall. We will also make arrangements to meet our senator (to be confirmed). (B/D)
Day 3: Monday, July 15, 2019: Arlington, Washington D.C.
This morning we will visit Arlington Cemetery. Traveling by tram, we will see the Kennedy Grave site as well as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. No land in America is more sacred than this square mile. It is America’s shrine to valor and sacrifice. Besides President Kennedy, this is also the final resting place for Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, war hero and movie actor Audie Murphy, prizefighter Joe Louis, and thousands of soldiers from every major U.S. war. The cemetery is the former plantation and home of Civil War General Robert E. Lee. Arlington House, Space Shuttle Challenger Astronaut’s Memorial, and Monuments to nearly every major sacrifice that affected our country are located within these 612 acres. The afternoon is at leisure, with the option to visit the African American Museum of History and Culture. The Museum of the Bible opened recently. Each of the six floors contain a different exhibit which emphasizes different aspects of the Bible’s history or impact. We will dine in the Old Ebbit Grill this evening, the oldest tavern in the city, and popular with many past presidents. (B/D)
Day 4: Tuesday, July 16, 2019: Washington D.C.
Today is a leisure day. Options include the amazing Smithsonian Institute. Its vast collection chronicles nearly every facet of human endeavor from the masterful to the mundane. Included are: the National Air and Space Museum, Freer Gallery of Art, Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Gardens, National Museum of Natural History, and much more! After dinner tonight, we will tour the Monuments by night. (B/D)
Day 5: Wednesday, July 17, 2019: Return
After breakfast there will be a group airport transfer.
Day 5: Wednesday, July 17, 2019: Jamestown, Yorktown, Williamsburg
After breakfast this morning, we will check out of the hotel and travel south to Jamestown. Here, we can immerse ourselves in the world of America’s first permanent English colonists and the Powhatan Indians they encountered. At the Settlement, we will experience the events and environment of 17th century Virginia. Extensive gallery exhibits and an orientation film give us an idea of how the early settlers lived. In the afternoon we will continue on to historic Yorktown, a revolutionary riverfront treasure. The American Revolution Museum brings alive the living-history Continental Army encampment. The Revolution-era farm enhances the experience in the museum galleries. We will check-in to the Hampton Inn Central in Williamsburg and dine in Captain George’s Seafood Restaurant this evening. (B/D)
Day 6: Thursday, July 18, 2019:Colonial Williamsburg
We will spend today at Colonial Williamsburg. Our guide will accompany us on the private tour of the Governor’s Palace, the Capitol, Great Hopes Plantation, Authentic 18th century exhibition sites such as the Courthouse, Gaol, Magazine, and the homes of Peyton Randolph and George Wythe. Listen for the murmurings of the revolution, we will hear it everywhere, mingled with the day to day conversations of the tradespeople and politicians! We will dine in Shield’s Tavern, which offers an authentic taste of the cosmopolitan nature of the Colonies in the 18th century. (B/D)
Day 7: Friday, July 19, 2019: Return
We will return to the airport for our flight home. (B)
Please note this itinerary is copyrighted.
Our hotels are chosen for their quality, amenities and proximity to areas of interest. Whenever possible, we choose hotels in town centers, so that you are able to go off and explore in your free time. It may be necessary for us to substitute hotels for others of equal quality. You will be fully informed of any changes that affect you. Enjoy your stay!
July 13-17, 2019
Hilton Garden Inn Capital Central
1225 First Street NE
Washington, DC, 20002
July 17-19, 2019
Hampton Inn Central
718 Bypass Rd
Williamsburg, VA, 23185
Flights will be arranged for this tour once it is a definite departure. We can either assist you with flights or you are welcome to book your own. Please ensure we have a copy of your flight itinerary for our records as soon as you have booked it.
|Main Tour||Extension||Full Tour|
|Double / twin occupancy||$1,999||$500||$2,499|
|Child 10 and under||$1,399||$300||$1,699|
• Round-trip air transportation from St. Louis (estimated at $300)
• Transportation: via private, deluxe air-conditioned motor coach
• Accommodations (double-occupancy) with reductions for triple and quad occupancy
• Meals as indicated in the itinerary
• Tour director
• Local step-on guides for city tours and major attractions
• Entrance fees included as per itinerary
• All transfers, as a group
• All taxes and tips for local guides and driver
• Meals and beverages not identified in itinerary
• Single supplement
• Deposit of $350 will secure your place on the tour. Please send all payments to Reformation Tours, P.O Box 854, Belleville, IL 62222.
• Final invoices will be sent in January 2019
• Final payment is due by February 23, 2019
• Reservations will be accepted after February 23, 2019, subject to availability
Regardless of reason, cancellations are costly. To offset these costs the following fees will apply, plus any non-recoverable expenses to our suppliers:
From time of deposit to until 100 days before departure: $100
From 99-15 days prior to departure: $350 plus any non refundable deposits
14 days or less prior to departure: No refund– Cancellation charges also apply to additional accommodation reserved prior to and after the tour.
– Cancellations must be received in writing by 5:00 p.m. central time on the last business day of the applicable time period.
– For flight changes or cancellations, revision fees and/or airline cancellation charges will apply.
– Roommates canceling can result in a single supplement charge for the roommate. The Participant who cancels will be responsible for that charge if a substitute roommate cannot be found.
– Trip Cancellation and Interruption Insurance is strongly recommended.
Reformation Tours cannot assume responsibility for any additional costs or fees relating to the issuance and/or cancellation of air tickets or other arrangements not made through Reformation Tours.
We look forward to welcoming you on the tour.
You can fill out your reservations online by clicking the “Book Now” tab or click here to download the form.
You can either send a check made payable to “Reformation Tours” to P.O. Box 854, Belleville, IL 62222 or click here to pay by credit card.
Click here to e-mail us a question about this tour