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Shenandoah Valley, Virginia

Shenandoah Valley, Virginia

Located between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains, the Shenandoah Valley is known for its natural beauty. Home to some of our most famous Founding Fathers, this area is rich with history. We are headed here to enjoy the historic contributions, national landmarks, and fall foliage.

  • Frontier Culture Museum

  • Sunspots Studios Glass Blowing Demonstration

  • Monticello

  • Lunch at Michie Tavern

  • Guided Tour of James Monroe's Highland

  • Luray Caverns

  • Skyline Drive

  • 3 Meals Included

  • Motorcoach Transportation

  • Hotel Accommodations

  • Requires Extended Walking

Day 1

Traveling through the Shenandoah Valley, we'll make our way to Staunton, VA. Upon arrival we will enjoy a tour of Frontier Culture Museum. This open-air, living history museum is made up of original and reproduced examples of traditional buildings from the Old World and America. Costumed historical interpreters show the life and customs of the indigenous Native American tribes in Virginia, the arrival of the German, English, and Irish settlers along the Great Wagon Road, and the painful journey of the enslaved Africans to the first permanent British colony in North America. Visitors may also interact with a blacksmith at an Irish Forge, woodworkers, tailors, and yarn spinners and learn how the early settlers of America cooked and worked the land. Next, we will visit Sunspots Studios for a glass blowing demonstration. This evening will be free time for dinner & exploring on your own.

Day 2

After breakfast we'll head to Charlottesville to visit Monticello (also known as "Little Mountain") for a self-guided tour. This was the home of Thomas Jefferson from 1770 until his death in 1826. It is also an architectural masterpiece that Jefferson created, rebuilt, and revised throughout his lifetime. No president's home better reflects the personality of its owner. Afterwards, we will enjoy an included lunch at Michie Tavern before traveling to James Monroe's Highland for a guided tour. Purchased by Monroe in 1793, the property was home to the Monroe family for nearly 25 years. This evening will be free time for dinner & exploring on your own in Staunton.

B, L

Day 3

Today, we'll tour Luray Caverns. Known as "Geology's Hall of Fame", they are the largest and most popular caverns in Eastern America. You'll walk along lighted, paved walkways that lead you through cathedral-sized rooms with ceilings 10-stories high, towering stone formations, and natural wonders at every turn. After time for lunch on your own, we'll depart on the scenic Skyline Drive. Take in the fall foliage as we travel homeward. Arrival home is scheduled for early evening.


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 cannot 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 your driver at the time of boarding. Historically, daily seat rotation was practiced on most multi-day tours. We have suspended this practice for a period of time. Seat rotation will be explained by your driver or tour escort if reinstated.

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.

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.

B=Full Breakfast, L=Lunch

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
Pennsburg - Motorcoach Perkiomen Tours Office
875 Main St, Pennsburg, PA 18073
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