Virginia's International Tattoo and Norfolk's Azalea Festival

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Virginia's International Tattoo and Norfolk Azalea Festival
April 24 - 27, 2018
$756 Double, $884 Single, $715 Triple, $694 Quad


We recommend optional Travel Insurance for this tour.  Please ask for a brochure.


Dating back to the 17th century Europe, a Tattoo is a ceremonial performance of military music by massed bands. The Tattoo is an exhibition of marching bands, massed pipes and drum teams, gymnasts, Scottish dancers, choirs and more. The Tattoo thrills with music, majesty and might! While in Virginia we will take the time to tour many military inspired sights and the Norfolk Botanical Gardens.

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Virginia's International Tattoo and Norfolk Azalea Festival
April 24 - 27, 2018
$756 Double, $884 Single, $715 Triple, $694 Quad

We recommend optional Travel Insurance for this tour.  Please ask for a brochure.

Dating back to the 17th century Europe, a Tattoo is a ceremonial performance of military music by massed bands. The Tattoo is an exhibition of marching bands, massed pipes and drum teams, gymnasts, Scottish dancers, choirs and more. The Tattoo thrills with music, majesty and might! While in Virginia we will take the time to tour many military inspired sights and the Norfolk Botanical Gardens.

Tuesday, April 24

Today we travel south to Virginia Beach, Virginia where we will meet our tour guide and embark on a riding tour of Virginia Beach. You will enjoy the beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean as you learn about the history of Virginia's largest city, see the First Landing Cross at Cape Henry and stop at Old Cape Henry Lighthouse. After checking into the Oceanfront Inn, we will enjoy dinner at Rockafellers Restaurant, a local favorite!D 

Wednesday, April 25

This morning after breakfast we will learn about Norfolk's colorful history of over three centuries as you ride through the lovely historic district and resort areas. We will visit Nauticus, with its interactive exhibits exploring the economic, naval and natural powers of the sea. Battleship Wisconsin is permanently berthed Nauticus. You will be free to explore the main deck and recently opened portions of the interior to learn about this famous ship. Free time for lunch on your own will be followed by a tour of the MacArthur Memorial for a glimpse into our country's history. This afternoon you will enjoy an ice cream treat at Doumar's, home of the world's first ice cream cone machine. Our day concludes at one of the most unique attractions in the region - the Military Aviation Museum to experience Swingtime in the Skies. Located at the Virginia Beach airport, this museum is home to one of the largest private collections of World War II and Korean War era fighters, bombers, trainers & seaplanes in the world. An authentic Mustang Fighter Pilot will entertain you with exciting tales of life in the skies! A BBQ dinner buffet will be included this evening.  B, D

Thursday, April 26

Following breakfast at the hotel we will tour Norfolk Naval Base, the largest installation in the world. A Navy personnel will board our coach and take us past the 14 piers, through the Naval Air Station, and historic homes built for the 1907 Jamestown Exposition on "Admiral's Row". Lunch will be enjoyed at the officer's club on base. This afternoon we will visit the Old Coast Guard Station which houses exhibits dedicated to preserving our maritime heritage. After free time to freshen up back at the hotel we will enjoy Taste of Tattoo: A Pre-Performance Dinner Experience, featuring lively entertainment and a plentiful Southern buffet dinner. Then it's off to the main event - The Tattoo, the largest in the United States. In the premium seating section, you will see pageantry and patriotism, spirit and spectacle, talent and teamwork! B, L, D

Friday, April 27

Today we will enjoy a Tram Tour of Norfolk Botanical Garden. Renowned for its exceptional scenery and educational programs, Norfolk Botanical Garden is considered a premier example of horticultural excellence. The garden dates back to 1938 when the Works Progress Administration sponsored 200 African-American women to clear the dense, native vegetation and plant 4,000 Azaleas. Today, the garden represents 155 acres of colorful landscapes, unusual flowers, mature forests and seasonal plantings and features one of the largest collections of azaleas, camellias, roses and rhododendrons on the East Coast. We will then enjoy a 2-hour Naval Base Cruise aboard the Victory Rover. You will enjoy fascinating views as well as commentary and a boxed lunch while aboard. We will depart with stops for rest and dinner; arrival home is scheduled for later this evening. B, L