Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, August 19-20, 2023
Bus Departs Willow Street, Lancaster & York PA.
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Founded in 1749, Old Town Alexandria is one of the D.C. region's oldest neighborhoods and the third oldest locally designated historic district in the U.S
Old Town is Alexandria's beloved downtown and nationally designated historic district on the Potomac River waterfront. The King Street Mile and surrounding brick-lined sidewalks are studded with centuries-old architecture, historic attractions and independent businesses.
Set foot onto Old Town Alexandria’s red brick sidewalks, and you could be fooled into thinking you have traveled back in time. The small city was founded in 1749 as a colonial tobacco port and still boasts cobblestone streets, 18th-century buildings, and even a town crier, all of which will make you feel like you’re in George Washington’s era.
But amid all that ye old charm, there’s also a bustling, modern town known for its walkable streets, independent and national stores, and a vibrant dining scene. You’ll uncover them on the main drag, King Street, as well as small side streets, where offerings range from fashionable shoe stores, chic home boutiques, and worth-a-hunt vintage clothing and decor shops. More than 80 painters, sculptors, and jewelers work and sell at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, a World War II-era munitions factory-turned-artist haven and cultural mecca.
Restaurants and bars cluster along King Street and near the waterfront, where you'll find fine dining, speakeasies, and international fare from Thai to Mexican. Many are located in historic storefronts or old shipping buildings, just adding to the throwback appeal. You can raise a glass of award-winning craft beer from Port City Brewing Company at most of the city's restaurants and pubs.
Still not enough? There are plenty of things to do along the Old Town Alexandria waterfront, from sightseeing cruises and romantic strolls to ghost tours and so much more.
Day #1 – Free time at Saturday’s Market, guided tour of the Apothecary, self-guided tour of Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, made-to-order lunch at Gadsby’s Tavern, check-in the Hyatt Centric Old Town, with the remainder of the day on your own. Main Street Trolley stops in front of our hotel.
Accommodations: The Hyatt Centric Old Town 1625 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. The phone number is 703-548-1050. https://www.hyatt.com/hyatt-centric/iadct-hyatt-centric-old-town-alexandria
Day#2 – Breakfast buffet at the hotel, guided tour of the Masonic Temple, 1-1/2 guided walking tour of Old Town, finishing our walking tour with ice cream at a local creamery, and several hours of free time before departing for home.
Meals: B, L (ice cream stop)
Round trip deluxe motorcoach, 1-night hotel at the Hyatt Centric Old town, Alexandria, VA, 1 breakfast buffet, Old Town City pass with admission to 10 attractions and up to 40% off additional attractions, guided Apothecary tour, self-guided Gadsby’s Museum tour, guided tour of the Masonic Temple, 1-1/2 hour guided walking tour, free time at Alexandria’s Saturday Market, made to order hot lunch at Gadsby’s Tavern, ice cream at a local creamery, free Main Street Trolley, water and snacks on motorcoach, experienced and knowledgeable Tour Representative, and all taxes.
Cost Per Person:
1 Per room - $520.00 per person
2 Per room - $426.00 per person
3 Per room $404.00 per person
4 Per room $393.00 per person
$150.00 Per person due, to reserve your seat. Balance due June 20, 2023. Your reservation is guaranteed when the deposit is made.
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If departing from Lancaster, you may add 1 night pre-tour or post-tour lodging at the Heritage Hotel 500 Centerville Rd. Lancaster, PA 17601.
Based on availability. This is booked through BLT and is an additional cost.
1 per room $159.00 Per person
2 Per room $80.00 Per person
3 Per room $53.00 Per person
4 Per room $40.00 Per person.
Deposits are refundable prior to 60 days before the tour, minus any monies already paid by BLT. Cancellations 45-60 days are subject to a $75.00 per person per day fee, plus any fees already paid by BLT. No refunds within 45 days of the tour.
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Bucket List Tours is not responsible for schedule changes due to weather or any other reason out of our control.
Full itineraries will be emailed about 1 week prior to departure day. information will include all departure times and locations as well as the name and cell number of your tour representative.
You may bring a small cooler that fits at your feet on the bus.
This tour does include walking. If you have any questions, please contact me.
Bucket List Tours by Barb would love to have you on one of our motorcoach tours. Tours originate from Lancaster, PA. with additional pick-up locations in route. Feel free to contact us about additional departure locations.