Capital Region

Capital Region. 12 days/11 nights. Start: Washington - End: Washington.

  • Day 01: Washington - arrival - rentalcar pickup - hotel - free at leisure
  • Day 02: Washington D.C.
  • Day 03: Washington - Charlottesville
  • Day 04: Charlottesville - Richmond
  • Day 05: Richmond
  • Day 06: Richmond - Williamsburg
  • Day 07: Williamsburg - Virginia Beach
  • Day 08: Virginia Beach
  • Day 09: Virginia beach - Annapolis
  • Day 10: Annapolis- Lancaster (Amish Country)
  • Day 11: Lancaster - Baltimore
  • Day 12: Baltimore - Washington and departure
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day 1

Washington - arrival - rentalcar pickup - hotel - free at leisure

1 Day

25 km

Immediatly after arrival, pick up the rental car at the airport and drive to the hotel. Afternoon free at leisure. Lodgings.

 

 

day 2

Washington D.C.

1 Day

20 km

Today you will have a chance to explore more of the nation’s capitol. Visit the city’s most famous sites which are mostly concentrated along the National Mall, often called the “Nation’s Front Yard”; it expands from the Lincoln Memorial on the Potomac to the Capitol Building and Supreme Court on Capitol Hill. Along the Mall are the majority of the 18 museums which comprise the Smithsonian Institution, the War Memorials, and the Washington Monument which offers rides to the top of the obelisk and lies south of the illustrious White House. Other points of interest are Arlington National Cemetery, the Library of Congress, the National Cathedral, and the National Zoo. Of course, there is more to Washington than historical site-seeing. Washington has also developed an active nightlife. Besides the world-class restaurants, you can see Broadway shows, Washingtononly political satires, and live music of all types. At the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, you can catch live theater and music performances.

 

Today’s Suggested Optional Experience NEWSEUM GENERAL ADMISSION (DCA-NEWS): The Newseum’s 250,000-square-foot news museum offers visitors a state-of-the-art experience that blends news history with up-to-the-second technology and hands-on exhibits. Each of the seven levels in this magnificent building is packed with interactive exhibits that explore how news affects our shared experience of historic moments. Whether you have just a few hours or want to spend all day, you’ll find something for everyone in the family in the Newseum’s 15 theaters and 15 galleries.

day 3

Washington - Charlottesville

1 Day

185 km

Enthusiasts to wonderful landscapes will mark this day... Driving to the Southwest to Shenandoah National Park. At the entrance, you can pick up extra information in the information center. The panoramic Skyline Drive and Blue Ridge Parkway, takes youthrough the park. Travel further to Charlottesville, once the favourite town of Thomas Jefferson.

 

day 4

Charlottesville - Richmond

1 Day

120 km

Before traveling to Richmond, you can held a stop at the wonderful residence Monticello. This estate of 259 hectare was Jeffersons residence for 56 years. This beautiful house is situated on the top of a hill and has a stunning view over the State of Virginia. In the same neighbourhood, there is also Ash Lawn-Highland, the residence of James Monroe, a friend and confidant of Thomas Jefferson. Travel to Richmond.

 

day 5

Richmond

1 Day

Richmond is the 'Capital of the Confederacy' and the capital of Virginia. Visit the many historic highlights and musea, such as the neoclassical Capitole, the Museum & White House of the Confederation, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Richmond National Battlefield. Lodgings.

day 6

Richmond - Williamsburg

1 Day

110 km

This morning, you drive via the scenic route '5', past several 'Plantation Homes' at James River to Williamsburg, where time stood still the past 200 years. Check in at hotel. Visit the colonial Williamsburg and participate in a guided tour in the historic houses, public buildings and 18th - century work shops. In Jamestown, the 'citizens' relive the daily life from the Pioneer area in traditional clothing. If you like te relax a little more, you can visit the amusement park Busch Gardens. 

day 7

Williamsburg - Virginia Beach

1 Day

110 km

Via Norfolk, the most important harbour of Virginia State, you take a ride to the coast. You cannot miss a visit to the impressive  'Mariner's Museum'. Fort Monroe, in the nearby town, Hampton, is the biggest fort in stone, ever build in America. Also the NASA's Langley Research Center can be visited here. Virginia Beach welcomes you with its kilometers of beaches and 3 km long boardwalk.

Via Norfolk, de belangrijkste havenstad van Virginia rijdt u naar de kust. Hier mag een bezoek aan het indrukwekkende 'Mariner's Museum' niet ontbreken. In het nabijgelegen plaatsje Hampton staat het grootste stenen fort dat ooit in Amerika werd gebouwd, nl. Fort Monroe en een andere belangrijke bezienswaardigheid is het NASA's Langley Research Center waar alle mogelijke aspecten van de luchten ruitevaart worden belicht. Virginia Beach verwelkomt u daarna met kilometers lange stranden en een 3 kilometer lange boardwalk.

 

day 8

Virginia Beach

1 Day

Enjoy a relaxing day in the sun, at the beach and taste the best fish, served in excellent restaurants. 

 

day 9

Virginia beach - Annapolis

1 Day

390 km

You travel back North today, crossing the spectacular Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel to the quiet Eastern Shore with kilometers of beaches, countless water ways and splendid restaurants. Via Salisbury, Cambridge and Easton, you reach Annapolis, the capital of Maryland.

day 10

Annapolis- Lancaster (Amish Country)

1 Day

160 km

The busy harbour of Annapolis is surrounded by colourful houses in curvy streets and is reffered to 'The Athens of the New World'. Visit the State House, the US Naval Academy and St. Johns Church. In the afternoon, you drive to Baltimore to Penn Dutch County, the Amish region. You are thrown back to the good old days, as the Amish live without a car or other modern technology and facilities. 

 

day 11

Lancaster - Baltimore

1 Day

200 km

Planned for today are the cities of Harrisburg and Gettysburg, a very important historic region for the battlefields of the Civil War. The real battle for independence was faught here. In Baltimore, the most important attractions are the National Aquarium, the submarine USS Torsk and the US-fregat "Constellation".

day 12

Baltimore - Washington and departure

1 Day

75 km

After a delicious breakfast (not included) in one of the restaurants at the beautiful renovated Inner Harbour, a short ride takes you back to Washington. Drof off the rental car at the airport and return flight. Individual prolongation possible with supplement.

 

 

Tourist class hotels (0USST34A)
is available starting at 1915 EUR

Prices apply for all departures in the date range. Departure is possible every day.

Rooms 17.04.22 - 31.05.22 01.06.22 - 30.06.22 01.07.22 - 17.08.22 18.08.22 - 03.09.22 04.09.22 - 31.10.22
2X DOUBLE ROOMS + 1 RENTALCAR (K2X2D) 1709 1830 1901 1830 1709
DOUBLE ROOM 1 BED (K21) 1915 2035 2170 2035 1915
QUADRUPLE ROOM 2 BEDS (K42) 1111 1146 1217 1146 1111
TRIPLE ROOM 2 BEDS (K32) 1380 1447 1538 1447 1380
SINGLE ROOM (K11) 3760 3983 4252 3983 3760
per child in parents room 2 - 11 (DACHD12) 26 26 26 26 N/A
per childr in parents room 12 - 17 (DACHD18) 238 198 198 198 238
Alamo Suppl. Gold - per car (DALGOLD) 184 184 184 184 184

Superior hotels (0USSU34A)
is available starting at 2459 EUR

Prices apply for all departures in the date range. Departure is possible every day.

Rooms 17.04.22 - 31.05.22 01.06.22 - 30.06.22 01.07.22 - 17.08.22 18.08.22 - 03.09.22 04.09.22 - 31.10.22
2X DOUBLE ROOMS + 1 RENTALCAR (K2X2D) 2253 2459 2530 2459 2331
DOUBLE ROOM 1 BED (K21) 2459 2665 2800 2665 2536
QUADRUPLE ROOM 2 BEDS (K42) 1396 1470 1541 1470 1407
TRIPLE ROOM 2 BEDS (K32) 1759 1868 1959 1868 1793
SINGLE ROOM (K11) 4847 5261 5530 5261 5002
per child in parents room 2 - 11 (DACHD12) 26 26 26 26 26
per childr in parents room 12 - 17 (DACHD18) 283 201 201 201 233
Alamo Suppl. Gold - per car (DALGOLD) 184 184 184 184 184

Included

  • Hotelaccomodation based on lodging + local sales taxes, as per itinerary and as per chosen hotel category.
  • Car rental with GPS, adapted to the number of persons in the car, one driver.  Extra drivers and/or underage drivers can be added with supplement.
    • Single: Economy except if the car is brought back to another city than the one it started from, than Compact.
    • Double/Twin: Compact
    • Triple: Intermediate
    • Quadruple and 2x double rooms: Fullsize.
  • Any other car rental category can be provided with the appropriate price adjustment.
  • Only for selfdrives booked as published: roadbook with description of day by day itinerary. (Only available in Dutch and French)
  • Local roadmap of the State or Province (Canda), or a road atlas if the trip brings you through different states.

Not Included

All services NOT mentioned such as: 

  • International passport and charges for ESTA = USA and or ETA = Canada.
  • Airline tickets, airport taxes, fuel surcharge, security fee, and more.
  • Meals at the hotels except if confirmed differently at time of confirmation.
  • Resort fees, Urban fees, Facility fees and other fees charged by some hotels and to be paid locally.
  • Eventual cost for a (new) Belgian - European drivers licence, if the current one does not state "Drivers Licence" in English.
  • Warrant/Security Deposit/Guarantee cost for rental cars, motorhomes, motorbikes, hotels and more.
  • Fuel for the vehicles and parking costs. 
  • Charges for tollroads en toll bridges
  • Insurances (cancellation insurance, travel and assistance insurance, luggage insurance, etc).
  • Admissions to the national parks, to attractions, extra excursions, etc.
  • All personal expenses (Food & Drinks), souvenirs and more. 

Good To Know

FLIGHTS:

Wings ‘n Wheels is offering a large choice of European and American carriers which operates daily flights to and from the USA and Canada, starting from Brussels and as well as from the main airports in neighboring countries.

International and eventual domestic flights are not included. Airlines work with flexible prices and availability does change quickly. Use the contact form below and send it to your travel agent (enter your postal code or city name or the name of your travel agency) and indicate accurately your travel dates (departure and return) together with the surname (family name), first name and date of birth of each traveler and Wings ‘n Wheels will search for the best deals, considering itinerary and pricing.

A-LA-CARTE   -  TAILOR MADE:

All self-drive itineraries can be amended and tailormade “ à la carte” to your wishes.

CARRENTAL - DRIVERS LICENCE:

It is mandatory to present a NATIONAL driving licence with on the front side "Driving Licence". An international drivers licence is a translation only and not a valid document to rent a vehicle.