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Capital Region & The Blue Ridge Mountains
Explore the mountains of Virginia, beautiful bays in Maryland and iconic buildings in Washington DC on this journey through the Capital Region.
- Style: Fly Drive Holiday
- Duration: 12 days/11 nights
- Starts in: Washington DC
Guide Price £1369
per person (based on 2 adults sharing a room)
- Washington DC
- Shenandoah National Park
- Eastern Shore
Days 1-3 Washington DC
Start your trip with a few days exploring the USA’s capital city and discover magnificent buildings and monuments such as the Lincoln Memorial and the White House. It’s also home to excellent museums including 19 Smithsonian Institutions.
Day 4 Washington DC to Shenandoah NP
Pick up your car and head through pretty Virginia countryside to Shenandoah National Park. It’s a stunning region of valleys, peaks, woodland and waterfalls that forms part of the mighty Blue Ridge Mountains range. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife and catch a glimpse of the park’s famous black bears.
Day 5 Shenandoah NP
Running down the length of the park is Skyline Drive, a dramatic 105 mile National Scenic Byway. A 35mph speed limit allows for a leisurely meander and time to absorb the wonderful views. As well as scenic drives the national park is also home to 500 miles of hiking trails, including part of the Appalachian Trail. A short distance from the park you’ll find Luray Caverns – these huge and impressive caves are well worth a visit.
Day 6 Shenandoah NP to Roanoke
Continue southwards and as you leave the national park join the northern stretch of the Blue Ridge Parkway. This scenic drive along winding roads follows the mountain ridges and offers amazing vistas.
Day 7 Roanoke to Richmond
Depart the ‘Capital of the Blue Ridge’ and head to Richmond. This historic city lies on the banks of the James River and has lots of Civil War history to uncover.
Day 8 Richmond to Virginia Beach
Drive to the coast for some fun on the beach.
Day 9 Virginia Beach
Unwind on the world’s longest pleasure beach and stroll along the 3 mile boardwalk, lined with restaurants and bars.
Day 10 Virginia Beach to Cambridge
Cross the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, travel into Maryland and arrive in Cambridge. Settled in 1684, this is one of the oldest cities in the country. Explore the town’s riverside location on the banks of the Choptank River or simply relax at your resort hotel.
Day 11 Eastern Shore
Spend the day exploring the bays and beaches of Maryland’s beautiful Eastern Shore. Take to the water on a boat trip or head to the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge for a chance to spot bald eagles. Try some fresh crab, this Maryland delicacy is bountiful in the Chesapeake Bay.
Day 12 Cambridge to Washington DC
One final morning to relax by the bay before driving back to the capital.
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per person (based on 2 adults sharing a room)
- 9 days Alamo Inclusive Compact car hire including 24 hour Roadside Assistance and no surprise compulsory charges on pick-up
- 11 nights 3^star to 4^star accommodation
- International flights
- National park fees payable locally
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