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The Footsteps of Thomas Jefferson – Monticello and the University of Virginia from Washington DC

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Duration: 11.5 hours
Regular price per person
$94.90
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  • A must for history buffs!
  • A relaxing and educational day in the Virginia countryside
  • The tour is led by an expert guide

Spend a day learning about the life of Thomas Jefferson amidst some of America's most stirring scenery. An architect, horticulturalist, statesman, author, and inventor, Jefferson perfectly personifies the American spirit of innovation; his home in Virginia exemplifies much of what is most beautiful about the country.

Behold one of Jefferson's proudest achievements, the University of Virginia at Charlottesville, the only university in the United States to be chosen as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Have lunch at an 18th century tavern that serves up all the best in finger-licking Southern fare. Continue to Jefferson's residence, Monticello, which sits augustly atop a summit in the Southwest Mountains.

Itinerary

Your English-speaking driver and guide for the day will pick you up in your air-conditioned coach at Union Station in Washington, DC.

Relax on the scenic two-and-a-half hour drive to Charlottesville, view the panoramic scenery en route to Virginia, as miles of dense forest give way to rolling pastures.

You will see The Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center and Smith Education Center, the new gateway to Monticello, will offer visitors greatly enhanced services and amenities while engaging them in Thomas Jefferson's life, times, and lasting legacies through a new introductory film, four innovative exhibitions, and a hands-on discovery room.

Enjoy lunch at the historic Michie Tavern(payable direct). Ascend to Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's mountain-top estate. Walk along the grounds where America's third President once presided over an Eden of fruit trees and vegetable gardens, and tour the rooms where he pursued his intellectual and political ambitions.

Your day ends where it began, with a drop off at Union Station.

Please note
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all details
You must print your electronic voucher after completing the online booking process and present it at Union Station.
Inclusions
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned coach
  • English speaking driver/guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Lunch
What happens after I book?
  • A booking voucher will be sent to you by email
  • Print all pages of the voucher
  • Present the voucher at the tour start point or attraction entrance
Activity schedule
When does it run?
12 Mar - 05 Nov: Wednesday
Duration
11.5 hours
Start time
8:00am
Meeting point
The tour starts from the Gray Line Terminal at Union Station (bus level).
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
Ending point
The tour ends at the starting point
Sale price
$123.23
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Additional information
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have

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