Tributes & Treasures in Central Virginia

Tributes & Treasures in Central Virginia

Explore natural and historic treasures along Virginia's Blue Ridge Parkway. Tour the National D-Day Memorial and Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest. Visit Lexington, one of America's best-loved small towns. Enjoy lunch on a paddleboat lake cruise and take a nighttime candlelight tour of a historic home. Relax and unwind at Peaks of Otter Lodge on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

NEW in 2019!

 

  • Virginia Quilt Museum

  • 2 Nights at Peaks of Otter Lodge

  • Lexington on the Blue Ridge Parkway

  • Virginia Military Institute and Museum

  • Peaks of Otter Winery

  • National D-Day Memorial

  • Luncheon Cruise aboard the Virginia Dare

  • Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest

  • Candlelight Tour of “Point of Honor”

  • Walton’s Mountain Museum

  • 8 Meals Included

  • Motorcoach Transportation

  • Hotel Accommodations

  • Requires Extended Amounts of Walking

Day 1

We will arrive in Harrisonburg, Virginia in time for a hearty lunch, followed by a conservator-led tour of the Virginia Quilt Museum in the Shenandoah Valley. We will then check-in to our accommodations for the next two nights, the beautiful Peaks of Otter Lodge which is perched along the Blue Ridge Parkway. At the base of gorgeous mountain peaks we will enjoy our dinner at the lodge alongside the lake. Afterwards, take a stroll around the lake, browse in the gift shop, have a drink in the lounge or relax on the patio or balcony outside your room and take in the cool mountain air and beautiful scenery.

L, D

Day 2

Your day starts with a good, hearty, homestyle breakfast at the lodge while enjoying a lovely view of the Peaks of Otter Lake. We will then travel north on the Blue Ridge Parkway and head towards Lexington, one of the best small towns you'll ever visit! We will have a cadet-led tour of the Virginia Military Institute and VMI Museum. At Washington and Lee University we will see the campus of the fourth-oldest college in America. A drive through town will reveal antebellum homes, historic churches and a thriving downtown filled with cool boutique shops and good places to eat where we will have time for lunch and shopping on our own. Enjoy a wine tasting at Peaks of Otter Winery, then back to the lodge for dinner and relaxation.

B, D

Day 3

After our breakfast at the lodge this morning we will check-out and head to a tour of the National D-Day Memorial. This stirring memorial covers 88 acres and honors all Allied Soldiers who participated in the Normandy invasion. We will then board the Virginia Dare for a luncheon cruise on the beautiful Smith Mountain Lake. Enjoy a delicious lunch while taking in the mountain views surrounding one of Virginia's favorite lakes. We will then head to Lynchburg, where we will tour Thomas Jefferson's summer home, Poplar Forest. After checking-in to our hotel for the evening, we will have dinner at the Depot Grille, former home of Lynchburg's old Norfolk & Western passenger depot. The Depot Grille serves excellent fare in the ambience of railroad memorabilia. In the evening you will experience a candlelight tour of "Point of Honor", an 1806 Federal-style home, where you will get a glimpse of life of the elite class in the 1800s.

B, L, D

Dinner Choices


1. Chicken Tortellini – cheese tortellini, grilled chicken, spinach and Portobello mushrooms in a rose cream sauce served with a house salad
2. Grilled Sirloin – grilled sirloin with pan seared shrimp and a parmesan cream sauce served with a baked potato, broccoli and a house salad
3. Vegetarian Option – house made black bean cakes with pico de gallo, sour cream and guacamole served with a baked potato, broccoli and a house salad
4. Gluten Free Option – house made black bean cakes with pico de gallo, sour cream and guacamole served with a baked potato, broccoli and a house salad

Day 4

This morning after breakfast at our hotel, we check-out and head to a tour of Walton's Mountain Museum. Those who are fans of the classic television show, The Walton's, will recognize the name "Walton's Mountain." Though no such place exists, this is as close as we can come because Earl Hamner, creator of the show, grew up here and based his work on his childhood on this mountain. It is filled with recreations of sets from the show as well as props and costumes. We will then enjoy lunch on our own and some shopping in Downtown Charlottesville before our arrival home scheduled for this evening.

B

Please note

Our intention is to run each tour as originally planned and published. However, if deemed necessary to do so, Perkiomen Tours reserves the right to make changes to tour components, schedules or itineraries without prior notification.

Tips for Perkiomen motorcoach drivers and tour escorts are not included in the price of this tour. We feel that these gratuities should be extended on an individual basis and dictated by the level of service provided.

Motorcoach seating is assigned at the time of reservation but can not be guaranteed. Although we do our best to keep each traveler in the seat assigned at the time of reservation, there are times that it is necessary to move seat locations. Please be sure to verify your final seat number(s) with the driver at the time of boarding. Daily seat rotation is practiced on most multi-day tours. Seat rotation will be explained by your driver or tour escort.

To fully participate in this tour may require extended amounts of walking. There may be steps, inclines, uneven surfaces or extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitation should take this into consideration.

Perkiomen Tours recommends that you consider purchasing Travel Insurance for your tour. Travel Insurance is purchased directly by you from a third-party of your choice. One option is Travel Safe Insurance. You can purchase insurance directly from Travel Safe through our website. www.perkiomentours.com.

B=Full Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details Times
Allentown - Motorcoach Calvary Temple Church
3436 Winchester Rd., Allentown, PA 18104
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Hamburg - No Parking Wawa, 515 Lowland Road Hamburg, PA
(No vehicle parking at this location)
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Montgomeryville - Shuttle Quality Inn
678 Bethlehem Pike, Montgomeryville, PA 18936
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Pennsburg - Motorcoach Perkiomen Tours Office
875 Main St, Pennsburg, PA 18073
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Reading - Shuttle Homewood Suites
2801 Papermill Rd, Reading, PA 19610
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