Day 1 - Hampton, Virginia
Discover how Hampton became America's Gateway and critical to four centuries of national history at the Hampton History Museum. Ten galleries include dramatic moments on the world stage including the American Revolution, the War of 1812 and the American Civil War.
Enjoy Lunch on the Hampton waterfront before setting sail on the Miss Hampton II. This double-decked tour boat offers narrated cruises of the Hampton Roads harbor and the Chesapeake Bay. View Blackbeard's Point, Fort Monroe and make a stop at the island fortress, Fort Wool. See the awesome gray fleet at the world's largest naval installation, Norfolk Naval Base. Hear about the battle of the Ironclads fought on the waters we cruise.
After the cruise you can shop and dine at Peninsula Town Center or enjoy a "dinnertainment" at the Grey Goose Tea Room for "Swingtime Canteen."
Day 2 - Newport News, Virginia
Enjoy a guided tour of The Mariners' Museum and the USS Monitor Center, designated by Congress as America's National Maritime Museum.
A leisurely afternoon exploring Endview Plantation and Lee Hall Mansion, both homes an integral part of the 1862 Campaign.
Take a driving tour of the Newport News Shipyard and see "The Dorothy", the first ship built at Newport News Shipbuilding. As so many veterans before, walk through the Victory Arch in downtown Newport News and then stop at the Virginia War Museum.
Dine in the home of "The Boss Man of Warwick County", The Boxwood Inn.
Day 3 - Norfolk,Virginia
Take part in a guided bus tour of the world's largest naval installation, Naval Station Norfolk. A knowledgeable, active duty Navy guide will board your motor coach at the Tour Office and give a narrated tour of the Base.
Discover the compelling story of General Douglas MacArthur and the millions of Americans who served our nation through five wars at The Douglas MacArthur Memorial.
Spend the afternoon at Nauticus, a interactive science and technology center, exploring the power of the sea. While there, board the Battleship Wisconsin, one of the last and largest battleships built by the U.S. Navy. Stroll through the Hampton Roads Naval Museum and experience 200 years of Naval history in Hampton Roads.
Enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views of the Norfolk Skyline with dinner aboard the Spirit of Norfolk, listening to great music and dancing as you cruise Norfolk's historic waterways.