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Gettysburg Sightseeing Tour - From Washington DC

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Highlights

  • See one of America′s most important historical sites
  • The battlefield is less than two hours from Washington DC, making it an ideal day trip
  • Your tour is led by an expert guide

Overview

Embark on a pilgrimage to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, site of the most pivotal battle in the American Civil War. Visualize the horrors and heroism of those fateful three days in 1863 with the help of the Gettysburg Diorama, a stunningly accurate miniature rendering of the battle with a narrated history, in addition to sound and light accompaniment.

A tour guides leads the way through the battlefield, where more than 50,000 Americans fell and the tide of the war turned toward the Union. Look out over Cemetery Ridge, where President Abraham Lincoln issued his powerful Gettysburg Address, articulating a divided nation's dream of unity. View unique artifacts left behind by the soldiers at Gettysburg and if you wish to, enjoy a hearty lunch along the way.

Itinerary

Your English-speaking driver and guide will pick you up from Union Station in Washington, DC in an air-conditioned coach.

Ride through sweeping Virginia landscapes en route to Gettysburg, site of the largest battle ever waged on American soil.

There you will be treated to a dramatic recreation of the battle, complete with sound and light effects. Learn from your tour guide about the bloody confrontation between North and South and view Cemetery Ridge, which provided the setting for Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.

Tour the restored home of George Washington Shriver, located in the town’s historic district where some of the heaviest fighting of the Battle occurred. See where Confederate sharpshooters were killed and Civil War bullets and medical equipment were discovered 133 years later.

Savor the sumptuous lunch at General Pickett's Restaurant (payable direct).

Your driver drops you back at Union Station at tour's end.

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

10 Mar - 08 Sep: Monday & Thursday
11 Sep - 06 Nov: Thursday

Duration

10.5 hours

Start time

Start time: 08:00am
Duration: 10.5 hours

Meeting point

The tour starts from the Gray Line Terminal at Union Station, Washington DC (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

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Inclusions

  • English speaking driver/guide
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned coach

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Lunch at General Pickett's
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

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.

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Additional info

  • 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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Cancellation policy

See the Cancellation policy for this product

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