There are plenty of fantastic reasons to visit Virginia Beach; so take some time this spring and see for yourself!
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$999 per person/Double
$1,279pp/Single - $979pp/Triple - $919pp/Quad
In 1997 the tattoo tradition began in the home of the worlds biggest Naval base and the largest populations of military families in America Norfolk, Virginia. Not surprisingly, Virginia International Tattoo has become renowned as the most patriotic of the worlds great Tattoos. Each years Tattoo is different, with new performers from across the globe, new themes of honor and patriotism and state-of-the-art technical effects which will leave you amazed. In 2017 there will be an extraordinary 1,000 person cast from 8 nations including all-time favorites like Band of His Majesty the Kings Guard from Norway and the United States Marine Corps Band Quantico along with first time performers from France, the UK and the Far East.
Early Bird Discount: Book and pay in full by January 26, 2017 and receive $50 off per person! (Be sure to mention this offer as it is not an automatic deduction).
FREE Hotel Pre-Stay:
Don't let distance deter you. If you live 50 or more
miles from Yankee Trails in Rensselaer, we will PAY for your
hotel stay the night before departure. Call for
*Amsterdam, Exit 27 Park & Ride - 6:30am
**Glens Falls, Aviation Mall - 6:30am
**Saratoga Springs, Wilton Mall - 7:00am
Yankee Trails, Rensselaer - 7:00am
Dick's/Field & Stream, Latham Farms - 7:30am
Catskill, Walmart Catskill Commons - 8:30am
Kingston Plaza, Kingston - 9:00am
*Please add $15 per person for shuttle service for these departure points.
**Please note these locations are drop off/pick up locations only. Overnight parking is not permitted.
Wednesday, April 26:
Our adventure begins as we depart the Capital District and head south. Hotel accommodations are at the Best Western Plus Oceanfront (757-428-5370) in Virginia Beach, VA. Enjoy free time on your own before having a Welcome Dinner at the hotel.
Thursday, April 27:
After breakfast at the hotel (included), a local guide will join us for a tour of Virginia Beach. Enjoy beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay as you learn about the history of Virginia's largest city and get the pulse on current day Virginia Beach. See the First Landing Cross at Cape Henry where the English colonists first came ashore in 1607 prior to settling at nearby Jamestown. Enjoy a stop at the Old Cape Henry Lighthouse, built in 1792. This lighthouse was active until the late 1800's and is currently a Virginia Historic Landmark. We'll also see the historic Cavalier Hotel as well as the Tidewater Veteran's Memorial, a unique structure which pays homage to veteran's everywhere. Tour the Old Coast Guard Station, a former life-saving station from 1903, which houses exhibits dedicated to preserving our marine heritage. There will be time on your own for lunch and shopping at Town Center, a tree-lined, outdoor pedestrian mall. Later, we will travel to one of Virginia Beach's most revered attractions, the Military Aviation Museum. This museum is the home to one of the largest private collections of World War II and Korean War era fighters, bombers, trainers and seaplanes in the world. We will return to the hotel after our tour to relax and freshen up before dinner (included) at Rockafeller's Restaurant. You will choose off of a preselected menu on arrival.
Friday, April 28:
Breakfast is included at the hotel this morning. Our guide returns to join us for a tour of the historic seaport of Norfolk. Learn of its colorful 330-year history as you ride through the lovely historic district and restored areas. Our first stop will be at Nauticus, a nautical museum, where guests will learn about the power of the sea, experience ship handling first hand and even pet a shark before a self-guided tour of the Battleship Wisconsin, the largest battleship that served WWII, the Korean War and the Persian Gulf War. Then we will board the Spirit of Norfolk for a luncheon cruise. Feast on a sumptuous lunch buffet and enjoy informative narration as you cruise through the Hampton Roads Harbor. Cruise past fascinating sights along the waterfront such as aircraft carriers and nuclear submarines at Norfolk Naval Base, the Battleship Wisconsin and Old Fort Norfolk. On the way back to the hotel we will stop at Doumar's, home of the world's first ice cream cone machine. Learn about Abe Doumar's four-iron waffle machine that he launched at the Jamestown Exposition in 1907. Everyone will also get a tasty ice cream treat! Tonight you are on your own to enjoy the boardwalk and dinner on your own.
Saturday, April 29:
Following breakfast at the hotel (included), we will travel with our guide to Norfolk and our reserved seating at the Parade of Nations which features marching bands, Tattoo performers, dazzling floats and decorated NATO officials, all representing NATO nations. After the parade, we will take a short walk to Town Point Park for NATO Fest, a cultural experience of food, drink and entertainment. The 28 NATO countries will showcase their unique cultures in a festival-style format. Lunch is on your own from the many international offerings. Next, we will visit the Norfolk Botanical Garden containing 155-acres of colorful landscapes, unusual flowers, and one of the largest collections of azaleas, camellias, roses and rhododendrons on the East Coast. You will have free time at the hotel to relax and freshen up before our fun filled night at The Virginia International Tattoo. It will begin with Taste of Tattoo, a pre-performance Dinner Experience, featuring lively entertainment acts performed on stage while guests enjoy a delicious, plentiful Southern buffet dinner. Then, it's on the toe main event - the Tattoo, the largest in the United States. In a premium seating section, guests will see pageantry and patriotism, spirit and spectacle, talent and teamwork. The American Bus Association has named the Virginia International Tattoo a top even for 2016!
Sunday, April 30:
Following breakfast included at the hotel this morning, we will depart for home with fond memories of Coastal Virginia with an approximate arrival at 8pm. Stops will be made each way.
Round-Trip Motorcoach Transportation
Baggage Handling & Taxes
Guided Tour of Virginia Beach
Old Cape Henry Lighthouse
Old Coast Guard Station
Military Aviation Museum
Guided Tour of Norfolk
Nauticus Maritime Museum
Spirit of Norfolk Luncheon Cruise
Doumar's Ice Cream
Reserved Seating for Parade of Nations
Norfolk Botanical Gardens
Taste of Tattoo Dinner Experience
Virginia International Tattoo
1,500 Travel Points
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
|Amsterdam|| Amsterdam Park & Ride - Exit 27 |
Off of Rte 30 (Minaville Rd) at Thruway Exit 27
|Catskill - Overnight|| Wal-Mart - Catskill Commons- Wal-Mart Tire Center |
Catskill, NY 12414
|Glens Falls|| Glens Falls Aviation Mall |
Aviation Rd, Glens Falls, NY 12804
|Kingston|| Kingston Plaza - Physical Therapy Lot |
340 Plaza Rd, Kingston, NY 12401
|Latham Farms|| Dick's/Field & Stream, Latham Farms |
579 Troy-Schenectady Rd, Latham, NY 12110
|Saratoga Wilton Mall|| Saratoga Springs Wilton Mall |
JC Penney's Lot - 3065 Rt 50, Saratoga Springs, NY
|Yankee Trails|| Yankee Trails World Travel |
569 Third Ave. Ext, Rensselaer, NY