Trails of Liberty

7 night tour - Starting in Washington, D.C - ending in Wasington, D.C.

Escorted Tour with Trafalgar.

Trafalgar has been creating exceptional Escorted journeys for nearly 70 years, enjoy VIP return private UK airport transfers, first class hotels, complimentary WiFi on-board comfortable motorcoaches with restrooms and panoramic windows.

Exciting moments in U.S. history are uncovered in this East Coast family encounter, from the Declaration of Independence to the Battle of Gettysburg and the first English settlement.

2017 Guaranteed departure dates:
June 30th
September 01st
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Enjoy your complimentary private V.I.P. door-to-door transfer to your UK departure airport. 

Ghosts and heroes, ammunition and battle strategies, chocolate making and barbecue—you're sure to have a blast as history comes alive on this patriotic adventure! Check into your hotel, then set out on your own to explore the nation's capital. At 6 p.m. gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Kick­off Party.

Meal(s) Kick ­Off Party

Hotel Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown 


Join a Local Expert for a tour of the capital and many of its famous landmarks. View the Washington Monument, the National Mall, the Capitol and the White House. You'll be awed as you walk right up to the Lincoln Memorial and World War II Memorial. Visit Arlington National Cemetery and hear all about the final resting place of the nation's heroes on a narrated tram ride. You get the rest of the afternoon to explore wherever you want. Maybe visit one of the world's greatest museums—the Smithsonian Institution; check out the space vehicles at the National Air and Space Museum or look up at the bellies of the gigantic dinosaurs at the Museum of Natural History.

Meal(s) Full Breakfast

Hotel Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown


Enjoy an entire day to explore all of the activities and historic sights the United States capital city has to offer. See the adorably playful pandas at the National Zoo or perhaps take the whole family to learn about one of the most mysterious and exciting jobs around, being a spy, at the International Spy Museum. The kids will love a chance to test their spy skills at the School for Spies. Tonight, enjoy a convivial dinner with your travelling companions.

Meal(s) Full Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown


Follow in the footsteps of Benjamin Franklin, the great inventor and statesman, as you travel to Philadelphia. Stop at the Reading Terminal Market, an old train shed opened in 1892 that now houses a huge marketplace and food stands serving up yummy local delights. With so many choices, you may need a while to decide which treats you want to try—maybe dig into an authentic Philly Cheesesteak or a piping hot Pennsylvania Dutch apple dumpling. Continue on to the Independence National Historic Park and visit the National Constitution Center. Ever wonder why the Liberty Bell cracked? You'll find out when you visit the giant bell on display in its own pavilion. View Independence Hall where Franklin and the other founding fathers started the country's favourite national holiday with the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.

Meal(s) Full Breakfast

Hotel Courtyard Philadelphia


Today is all yours to explore the friendly “City of Brotherly Love.” Your Travel Director will be happy to help you plan your day. In the evening, enjoy a delectable dinner at a local restaurant.

Meal(s) Full Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel Cortyard Philadelphia


Wave goodbye to Philadelphia as you make your way to Amish country, Lancaster County, for a special lunch. Then travel on to another world—Hershey's Chocolate World that is—where you'll learn the chocolate making process and everyone will get to try their hand with a Local Specialist and make their very own customised chocolate candy bar. Later, get settled in at your hotel in Harrisburg.

Meal(s) Full Breakfast, Lunch

Hotel Radisson Harrisburg


“Four score and seven years ago,” Gettysburg was one of the most important battlegrounds in the Civil War where President Lincoln gave his remarkable Gettysburg Address and it's your first destination this morning. Tour the battlefield with a Local Specialist and be amazed by the greatest collection of Civil War relics at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum. Get settled in to your hotel before meeting your newfound friends for a festive Regional Meal Farewell Dinner at the "most haunted" 19th century Dobbins House with a special guest.

Meal(s) Full Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Hotel Wyndham Gettysburg


Be assured that George Washington really did sleep here with today's visit to Mount Vernon, the home and final resting place of the first President of the United States. Kids, search for clues to solve the nine different puzzles with the special map you will receive as you tour the mansion and gardens, and walk along the forest trail to meet the farm animals. Return to Washington, D.C. where your journey ends with a transfer to the airport or to the Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown Hotel for guests extending their stay.

Meal(s) Full Breakfast

On arrival at your UK airport, your driver will greet you and escort you to your waiting car for your return private V.I.P. door-to-door transfer home.

Your Trafalgar Tour Highlights

Hidden Treasures: Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure.

Local Specialists: in Washington, D.C., make your very own chocolate bar at Hershey's Chocolate World and visit the historic battlefield of Gettysburg.

Sightseeing Highlights

City tour in Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia
Visit Arlington Cemetery, Lancaster County, Hershey's Chocolate World, Mount Vernon and Gettysburg National Military Park
See the Washington Monument and the U.S. Capitol Building


7 full breakfasts, 1 lunch ,3 dinners.

Travel Highlights

Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
Hand-picked 4 and 5 star accommodation
Hand-picked Insider Experiences
Optional Experiences and free time
All porterage and restaurant gratuities
Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
VIP entry to many sights
Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
7 nights First Class accommodation


Your holiday begins in true style from the moment we collect you from your front door for a relaxed journey to your choice of departure airport. Your chauffer-driven car is reserved exclusively for your use, ensuring an uninterrupted, hassle-free journey to your departure airport.

Each and every Trafalgar tour begins and ends with our unique and truly unrivalled private car door to door transfer service. You will be met at your front door by your driver who will assist with your bags before whisking you to your choice of departure airport in a private car, all in plenty of time to make your way to your check-in desk. With Trafalgar you really will experience an exclusive service, enjoying your journey in a standard of car that you would expect to associate with Trafalgar standards. All of our cars are up-to-date models and maintained to the highest standards. We will arrange a convenient pick-up time from your home that suits you, not us or other passengers. Each car is equipped with the latest satellite navigation intelligence to ensure your continued peace of mind and a speedy journey.

At the end of your tour, on arrival at your chosen UK airport, you will be greeted by your waiting driver in the arrivals hall and escorted to your car for the smooth and comfortable journey directly back home.

Should you wish to make your own way to the airport, all you need do is advise us at the time of making your reservation and a discount will be offered.

Terms and conditions apply.

Tour Only Cost: All prices quoted below are per adult person, per tour in British Pounds (GBP)

Departure Dates

Single Twin/Double Triple Quad
All departures in 2017 £2100* £1610* £1500* Please call
* 2017 Early Payment Discount - Trafalgar's most popular tours fill very quickly. Don't be disappointed, book early and pay your balance in full by the 28th Feb 2017 and save 10% Off the prices shown above - Ask us at time of booking.
Repeat Client Discount - Have you travelled with Trafalgar Tours before, within the last 5 years ! - if so you qualify for a 5% discount - Ask us at time of booking.
Children aged 5-17 may qualify for a discount off up to 10% when sharing a room with 2 adults - Please call us for details. 
Not included in your tour cost:
Flights – we can package your tour with flights at very competitive airfares using our airline partners. Please call us to discuss the best airline for your itinerary.
Pre or post accommodation - If you want to extend your stay at the start or the end of your escorted tour or add another destination to your booking please call us and we will be happy to provide a quote.
Meals, other than those listed in the itinerary.
The customary gratuities for the Tour Director and local drivers are not included and are paid locally, if you prefer these can be pre-paid to us in advance for £61.00 per person.
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We will be happy to answer any questions, check the availability of your tour, offer a quote for flights and any pre or post nights you would like to add.

When you are ready to go ahead with the booking, a non-refundable deposit of 10% will be due at time of booking or the full balance if you are due to travel within 8 weeks.