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  • St Michaels

    The vintage harbour port of St. Michaels nestled on the beautiful Miles river is known as the heart and soul of the Chesapeake Bay and is a treasure on Maryland's fabled Eastern Shore, yet only a leisurely drive from Baltimore, Washington and Philadelphia.

    • Setting Sail on the Bay

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    • Crab Claw Restaurant

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    • Hooper Strait Lighthouse

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    • Waterfowl Festival

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    The vintage harbour port of St. Michaels nestled on the beautiful Miles river is known as the heart and soul of the Chesapeake Bay and is a treasure on Maryland's fabled Eastern Shore, yet only a leisurely drive from Baltimore, Washington and Philadelphia.

    The charming town is a collage of handsome churches, manicured colonial, federal and Victorian homes, historic maritime heritage, diverse artistic talents and pleasant southern culture.

    The beautiful Miles River and St. Michaels Harbor offers boaters and sailors and those who just like to be near the water, the perfect setting. For the serious sportsman, excellent fishing and guided hunting make St. Michaels a year-round getaway. Cycling enthusiasts find St. Michaels a must stop on their itinerary.

    Visit the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. It is a 16-acre complex of indoor and outdoor exhibits, tracing the history and traditions of the Chesapeake Bay. Enjoy a ride on the Oxford-Bellevue Ferry, “America's Oldest Ferry,” a tour in a horse-drawn carriage or a cruise in a working, sail-powered skipjack.

    Many fine restaurants, lovely places to stay and interesting shops and galleries add to the ambience, making St. Michaels a visitor’s delight.

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  • A Taste of the Capital Region

    Begins in and ends in Washington, DC

    15 Days / 14 Nights

    Departures: April to November

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    Your fly drive includes

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation
    • Accommodation as stated
    • Personalised Road Book
    • Jefferson Memorial

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    • Adams Morgan District

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    • Fort McHenry

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    • White House, Washington DC

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    • Cambridge, Chesapeake Bay Sunset

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    • St Michaels Sunset at Hooper Strait Lighthouse

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    • Baltimore, Maryland Zoo

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    • Charlottesville Vineyards

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    • Jefferson Memorial in Bloom

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    • Lincoln Memorial, Washington Dc

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    Arrive Washington DC

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Washington, DC. Upon arrival, collect your rental car and proceed to your hotel.

    Hotel: Rouge, a Kimpton Hotel

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    Washington DC

    We’ve allowed two full days for you to experience the vibrant and historical capital city. We suggest visits to the Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials, the Smithsonians many museums, Arlington Cemetery, the Capitol Building and, of course the White House, which is a must on any visit.

    Hotel: Rouge, a Kimpton Hotel

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    Baltimore

    Next it’s on to Baltimore, affectionately known as ‘Charm City’, which boasts almost three hundred years of history. Take a trip to Baltimore's Inner Harbor, where you can soar 27 storeys into the air at the Top of the World Observation Deck in the World Trade Centre, explore the World War II submarine, Torsk, and visit the National Aquarium.

    Hotel: Hotel Monaco, Baltimore

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    Annapolis

    Annapolis has a laid-back, maritime feel and some of the most stunning scenery on the east coast. The city’s narrow streets feature historic homes and restored buildings, such as Hammond-Harwood House from the 18th century and Maryland State House: completed back in 1779.

    Hotel: Loews Annapolis

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    St Michaels

    Today take the short journey to the beautiful Chesapeake Harbour Town of St Michaels. Known as the ‘town that fooled the British’, it is said that the townspeople hung lanterns in the trees during the War of 1812: causing the cannons to overshoot the houses.

    Hotel: The Inn at Perry Cabin

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    Cambridge

    Heading Southwest today you may wish to visit Tilghman Island, home of Chesapeake Bay’s remaining skipjacks and the small town of Oxford: once a major port and shipbuilding centre. The 1684 port town of Cambridge has many historic homes, buildings and museums.

    Hotel: Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay

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    Virginia Beach

    Travel down the Delmarva Peninsula today to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, where you will travel under and over water! Virginia Beach is the world’s longest beach and, at sunset, it comes alive with people enjoying cocktails and heading to one of the many restaurants for a superb dinner.

    Hotel: Hilton Virginia Beach

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    Williamsburg

    Colonial Williamsburg is the most extensively restored 18th century town in the USA, so it’s well worth a visit. You may also choose to stop by Jamestown Island, where America’s first English settlement was established.

    Hotel: Kingsmill Resort

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    Charlottesville

    You may wish to route via Richmond today to see the White House of the Confederacy and Maymount Plantation. Then it's on to Charlottesville, where you’ll find Montecello, the home of Thomas Jefferson. Sitting atop a mountain in Albermarle, it is described as one of the country’s foremost architectural masterpieces.

    Hotel: Omni Charlottesville

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    Shenandoah National Park

    The most scenic drive of your itinerary, the picture perfect setting of Skyline Drive is quite breathtaking. Shenandoah Valley has over 500 miles of hiking trails, winding through lush forests and valleys filled with wildflowers, trickling streams and waterfalls. Luray Caverns are the largest caverns on the east coast and well worth a trip.

    Hotel: Skyland Lodge

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    Journey home

    Take the short drive back to the capital, return your rental car and check-in for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £2440 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

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