The American Civil War by Air

9 days from £1995pp.


Antietam

Visit: Antietam, Battlefields

Lynchburg

Visit: Lynchburg, Battlefields

Gettysburg

Visit: Gettysburg, Battlefields

Washington DC

Visit: Washington DC, USA

The years 1861 to 1865 saw America torn between allegiances in the deadliest war in the history of the country.

    Entrance fees to museums & places of interest (extra cost)

    Fly to Washington D.C. where you will be met and transferred to your hotel for a two-night stay.

    The Capitol Building

    The-Capitol-Building

    This morning we take an included half-day city tour by coach. We begin the tour with an introduction to Civil War history at the Museum of American History. Spend the afternoon at leisure.

    Gettysburg

    Gettysburg

    We travel to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania this morning for a tour of the famous battlefield. The Battle of Gettysburg in July 1863 is often quoted as the Civil War’s turning point and resulted in the Confederates, under General Robert E. Lee, retreating to Virginia after their attempted second invasion into Union territory. Abraham Lincoln, in November of the same year, delivered his famous Gettysburg Address here at the dedication ceremony for the Gettysburg National Cemetery. In the evening, join our included ‘Ghosts of Gettysburg’ tour. Stay overnight in Gettysburg.

    Harper’s Ferry

    Harpers Ferry

    Included visit to the battlefield of Antietam (admission included), the bloodiest one-day battle in American history, where Lee’s invasion of Maryland was ended. Onwards to Harper’s Ferry, where in 1859 John Brown led his famous party of 21 men and secured the federal armoury. The slave uprising was to precipitate the onset of the Civil War. Overnight in Harper’s Ferry.

    Lynchburg

    Lynchburg

    We travel to Lynchburg, an important central transportation centre for the Confederacy army, as well as having a large hospital for Confederate soldiers, and scene of the Battle of Lynchburg in 1864. We take a tour of the town before spending a night here.

    General Robert E, Lee

    General Robert E Lee

    We travel first to Appomattox, where in 1865 General Lee surrendered to Lt. General Ulysses S. Grant, which signalled the end of the Southern States’ attempt to create a separate nation. The surrender set the stage for the emergence of an expanded and more powerful Federal Government and the end of the war led directly to the adoption of the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments to the Constitution – ending slavery, providing citizenship and male suffrage. We visit the Museum of the Confederacy and then on to the Petersburg Battlefield (admission included), where the Union Army held the Confederates in a 292-day siege, the longest in American warfare. Travel to nearby Richmond for an overnight stay.

    Arlington

    Arlington

    We return to Washington for an overnight stay, arriving late morning. Spend the afternoon in the capital or join our included visit to Arlington National Cemetery. Designated a military cemetery on June 15 1864, veterans and military casualties from every one of the nation’s wars since the American Civil War are interred in the cemetery. During the guided visit you will see many of Arlington’s famous memorials, including the Eternal Flame of the Kennedy grave, and the world-famous Tomb of the Unknowns.

    Manassas National Battlefield Park

    Manassas National Battlefield Park

    Today we head to Manassas/Bull Run, where two battles took place, before transferring to the airport for the return overnight flight home.

    Arrive in the U.K.

    At a Glance

    Tour Overview

    • 7 nights' accommodation sharing a twin room on a room-only basis
    • Fully escorted in the USA by a Specialist Historical Guide
    • Historical visits as described
    • Return flights to Washington D.C.
    • Airport transfers
    • Hotel porterage for 1 bag per person

    Included Excursions

    Optional Excursions

    • Entrance fees to museums & places of interest (extra cost)

    Notes

    IMPORTANT NOTE: Visa/ESTA is required prior to travelling, please visit the ESTA Web site for more details. Applications may be submitted at any time prior to travel, however, it is recommended that applications are submitted no less than 72 hours prior to travel.




     

    Single Room Supplement from £389.00 (9 days).

    Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
    Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
    We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
    You can check weather averages at here.

    Accommodation

    All hotels are of a minimum European 3-star standard and have a restaurant or bar on site or nearby. All rooms are en suite and have T.V., telephone and air-conditioning.

    Washington Hilton or similar, Washington (nights 1 & 2)

    Courtyard by Marriot Gettysburg or similar, Gettysburg (night 3)

    Quality Inn Harper's Ferry or similar, Harper's Ferry (night 4)

    Hampton Inn or similar, Lynchburg (night 5) 

    Best Western Executive Hotel or similar, Richmond (night 6)

    Washington Hilton or similar (night 7)

    Please Note: due to local laws at least one person in each room booked must be 21 years of age or over.

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

    ;

    Travel in comfort and style

    Yes, unfortunately there is no feeder/transfer service to/from the U.K. airports.

    Flight times are given at the time of booking. The times given are for guidance only and may change.

    Exact flight times will be confirmed on travel document which are sent 7-10 days before departure. For more information on flight times please contact our Reservations Department on 0844 324 9265 or email us at reservations@leger.co.uk.

    We are able to pre-book flight seats with most airlines. There may be a charge for this service. Any charges will be confirmed at the time of booking. Most other airlines will allocate your seats at check-in.
    Yes, we can. Please contact our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 to arrange wheelchair assistance or any other medical requests.
    We recommend you check-in for your flight three hours before the scheduled time for long hall flights and two and a half hours before the scheduled time for any European holidays.

    Luggage allowances vary from airline to airline. The luggage allowance is normally up to 20kg (44lbs) and 5kg for hand luggage. Ryan Air's luggage allowance is normally up to 20kg (44lbs) and 10kg for hand luggage. All allowances are subject to changes made by the airline.

    For more information on luggage allowances please contact our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 or email us at reservations@leger.co.uk.

    The transfers on the majority of our flight tours are included. Our Reservations Staff will be able to advise you when you call. On tours where you book your own flight the transfers may only be available at certain times or not at all.
    This depends on which airline the flight is booked with. Please call our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 for more details.

    Customer Reviews

    Book Now

    OR

    Call our reservations team on:
    01709 787 463