Immerse yourself in the history of our nation, the historical figures, and honorable heroes. Relive the past led by knowledgeable local guides in Washington D.C. and Colonial Williamsburg.
- Dickens Victorian Village
- Visit D.C.’s highlights with expert guide
- U.S. Capitol Tour
- See the National Christmas Tree
- Colonial Williamsburg visit
- Military Aviation Museum
- New Year’s Eve Dinner at Mount Vernon
DAY 1: DEPARTURE
Depart St. Louis for a dinnertime arrival in Cambridge, OH for a unique holiday experience. Each holiday season the downtown area transforms into Dickens Victorian Village, with over 92 scenes of 180 lifelike figures representing classic scenes from the Victorian era. The Queen herself will host dinner this evening at Cambridge Country Club. After dinner experience the spectacular Courthouse Holiday Light Show. D
DAY 2: CAMBRIDGE, OH
Before departing this holiday wonderland, take a guided tour of the Dickens Victorian Village and downtown Cambridge with a local expert. Then it’s off to D.C. for a 2-night stay at the Courtyard by Marriott Foggy Bottom, less than a half mile from the National Mall and one of the closest hotels to the White House. After dinner get your first glimpses of the National Christmas Tree. B, D
DAY 3: WASHINGTON, D.C.
Spend the day experiencing all that Washington, D.C. has to offer. A guided tour with our local expert gets up close to some of the city’s – and country’s – most awe-inspiring landmarks. See inside the symbol of democracy at the US Capitol and honor our nation’s heroes at the memorials on the National Mall. When the sun goes down the lights come on! Enjoy the festive decorations of our nation’s capital as you dine downtown. B, D
DAY 4: MT. VERNON
After a morning exploring your choice of Smithsonian museums, depart the shadow of the Washington Monument to the home of George Washington himself, Mount Vernon. Preserved to reflect life during Washington’s final years, Mount Vernon is an American landmark and an enduring tribute to the first U. S. President. Our visit concludes with a very special New Year’s Eve dinner. Overnight in Fredericksburg. B, D
DAY 5: COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG
Historic landmarks abound in Virginia, including Colonial Williamsburg, the largest living history museum in the United States. Continue to beautiful Virginia Beach and check into the Hyatt Place Oceanfront in Virginia Beach for a special two-night stay. In addition to Hyatt’s world class amenities enjoy a private balcony overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. B, L
DAY 6: VIRGINIA BEACH
Watch the sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean from your private balcony. Spend the morning at the Military Aviation Museum and enjoy the largest flying collection of World War I and World War II era military aircraft in the world. Spend the afternoon enjoying Virginia Beach’s classic boardwalk. A special dinner awaits at Rockafeller’s, the local favorite and waterside seafood eatery known for its fresh oysters. B, D
DAY 7: BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS
After many unforgettable experiences, the bus turns toward home. Pass through the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains and make a stop at America’s newest designated National Park, New River Gorge. Overnight is Charleston, WV. B, D
DAY 8: RETURN HOME B
- Departure: December 28, 2023
- Return: January 4, 2024
- Double: $1949
- Triple/Quad: $1749
- Single: $2429
*Price per person
Orange luggage tags are provided and are to be placed on your “checked luggage” (large bag). You do not need a tag for your carry-on bag, for which you will be responsible for taking on and off the coach. There is limited space in the cabin of the coach, so unless you require your carryon bag while traveling, we will stow it in the luggage compartment.
On the first and last nights of this tour, you are welcome to pack your carryon bag with essentials that would enable us to leave your “checked bag” on the coach. This will facilitate faster check-in and luggage delivery. This is not a requirement, merely a suggestion; we will deliver your “checked bag” to your room on the first and last nights if you desire, just like every other night of the tour.
Each reservation requires a $250 per person deposit planning fee (exceptions may apply) to be credited toward your final payment. Some or all of your deposit may be non-refundable per our cancellation schedule noted in these Terms & Conditions below. We are happy to accept cash, check (preferred) or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover) for your deposit.
Throughout 2021 we limited capacity on all our tours. This policy was so overwhelmingly popular by Sunrise travelers, we have made it permanent. In 2022 and beyond, we will limit the capacity on our motorcoaches to 80%. Most Sunrise Tours travel on 50-seat coaches with extra legroom, which means guests will enjoy extra legroom AND at least 6-8 empty seats. In the rare cases when we charter a 55-seat coach, there will be at least 10 open seats on the bus.
Our popular on-board refreshment service on travel days will feature a variety of soda, beer, wine spritzers, juices and sparkling water choices served in recyclable aluminum cans. This is a safe and eco-conscious way for us to deliver the ever-popular Sunrise Tours “happy hour” on tour. We do not typically serve bottled water and ask that while on tour you be responsible for your own hydration and consider the Sunrise Tours drink service a welcome refreshment.
Terms and Conditions:
Please refer to our policies HERE for more information on our terms and conditions.