ARSENAL OF DEMOCRACY
From $2,899.00 USD
About Washington D.C., Washington, D.C.
75th World War II Victory Commemoration Flyover
May 6-11, 2020
On Friday, May 8, 2020, be part of history at the WWII Memorial as 24 historically sequenced warbird formations travel across our nation’s capital – from the Lincoln Memorial to the Capitol. The flyover will feature an assortment of nearly 100 warbirds representing the War’s major battles, from the Battle of Britain through the air assault on Japan and concluding with a missing man formation. The historical aircraft expected to participate include the P-40 Warhawk, P-39 Airacobra, P-38 Lightning, P-51 Mustang, P-47 Thunderbolt, F4U Corsair, B-25 Mitchell, B-17 Flying Fortress, Lancaster, Spitfire, Hurricane and many others.
SMALLER GROUP CAMARADERIE
With a maximum of 40 people our groups are just the right size. The smaller group size makes quicker embarking and disembarking and there are less hold-ups, meaning more time to explore with one of our Local Experts.
With smaller groups you have more time to enjoy the destination and to really get to know each other. Since our motor coach is designed with just 40 seats you have twice the leg room which allows you to stretch out and relax in real comfort. Plus, you will enjoy personal air-conditioning and free onboard WiFi.
Please note space is strictly limited for this custom MOAA group. The price below is land-only and includes meals as listed above.
$2,899 per person double occupancy
BONUS DINNER CRUISE
Should our group reach 30 or more passengers an optional dinner cruise will be added to our itinerary above on Day 3. This optional dinner cruise will be offered to everyone in the group at no additional charge.
Rates above include sightseeing and meals per itinerary above, travel director, service charges, transportation and portage of one bag per person. The rates do not include airfare or any gratuities. Trip Insurance is not included and is highly recommended. Cancellation penalties apply. Please note this is an exclusive tour for MOAA members and their guests only.
Day 1: Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Arrive Washington D.C.
The political heart of America is your gateway to a memorable encounter with the Land of the Free and how it came to be so.After checking in to your hotel, enjoy an afternoon at leisure to explore the museums, memorials and monuments of Washington, D.C. This evening meet your Travel Director and travel companions for a Welcome Dinner.
Meal: Welcome Dinner (wine included)
Hotel: The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection, Washington D.C. or similar, 5 nights
Day 2: Thursday, May 7, 2020
D.C. Highlights and the National Air & Space Museum
Take a city tour of Washington, D.C. and discover all of the iconic memorials and monuments, including the White House, Washington Monument, and National Mall. Enjoy a guided visit of the National Air and Space Museum where you will see the history and science of aviation and spaceflight. Enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure.
Day 3: Friday, May 8, 2020
75th WWII Victory Commemoration Flyover
This morning head over as a group to the National Mall where you will view the memorable 75th WWII Victory Commemoration Flyover.Watch over 100 planes fly overhead in their formations during this spectacular and historical Aerial Parade.Enjoy lunch at a nearby restaurant and the rest of the afternoon at your leisure.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4: Saturday, May 9, 2020
Gettysburg and Lancaster
Depart for the now peaceful town of Gettysburg.Cannons blazing, trumpets sounding – your Local Expert will reveal it all at the site of one of the Civil War's most pivotal battles.Just four months after the historic struggle, the battlefield was the backdrop for Abraham Lincoln's call for ‘a new birth of freedom’ in his famed Gettysburg Address. Roll back in time and explore the rural back roads of Pennsylvania's Lancaster County with a Local Expert.Learn about the fascinating, traditional agricultural lifestyle of the Amish and the Mennonites, who live much the same as they did when they first settled here over 200 years ago.Return to D.C. in the evening.
Day 5: Sunday, May 10, 2020
Alexandria & Mount Vernon
After a short drive over the riverbank arrive into Alexandria, rich in American history.Your Local Expert will take you by Christ Church where George Washington and Robert Lee attended, the Carlyle House built in the 1700’s, the Bruin Jail where African Americans held one of the first civil rights sit-ins and finally the George Washington Masonic National Monument.After time to explore this Old Town, continue to Mount Vernon where your guide will show you the home and final resting place of George and Martha Washington. Return to D.C. for a lively Celebration Dinner at one of the city's popular local restaurants.Toast with your Travel Director and fellow travelers to the fond memories created on this journey.
Meal: Breakfast, Celebration Dinner (wine included)
Day 6: Monday, May 11, 2020
Depart Washington D.C.
A group departure transfer will be provided to either Dulles International Airport or Ronald Reagan National Airport. Private transfers are available at an additional charge.