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Capital Region Cruiser

Washington DC, Annapolis, Philadelphia, Amish Country, Gettysburg, Shenandoah NP, Monticello & Williamsburg

We think our Capital Region Cruiser is one of the best ways to see the east coast. Start and finish your road trip in America’s capital, Washington, DCYou’ll see American history unfold before you, all whilst cruising along some of America’s most scenic landscapes.


Capital Region Cruiser 14 nights

All of our pre-packaged road trips can be altered to meet your exact needs and wants. Do you have more or less than 14 days for your road trip? No problem, we can bolt on extra nights to allow more time to explore or shorten the number of destinations as required. Just let us know when requesting your quote.

So much American culture to soak up. We love it all!


National Portrait Gallery

Day 1

Arrive in Washington, DC

After landing at Washington Dulles International, you’ll make your own way to your hotel. You can reach the city easily by taxi or alternatively take the Metro direct from the airport. You have four nights to allow you to really enjoy the city.

  • Key location: Washington, DC
  • Washington, DC

Lincoln Memorial

Day 2

Exploring the Capital

Your itinerary pack is the perfect companion to begin exploring the city. You may want to begin by taking a self-guided tour of some of Washington’s iconic buildings. The White House, Capitol Hill and the Lincoln Memorial are just some of the key buildings that can be explored. Across the Potomac River is Arlington, a must visit for history buffs with the moving National Cemetery a great place to simply wander.

  • Key location: Washington, DC
  • Washington, DC

DC Skyline

Day 3

Incredible museums and more

You may want to dip into the famous Smithsonian Museums today - there are 17 to chose from! The most famous, the Air & Space Museum and the Museum of Natural History are on the National Mall, in the heart of the city. Best of all, they’re free to visit. Our favourite though is the Newseum, which has amazing artefacts chronicling how we 'news' has changed over the last 100 years. You can try your hand behind a TV studio desk too.

  • Key location: Washington, DC
  • Washington, DC

Natural History Museum

Day 4

Stretch out in Washington’s neighbourhoods

Georgetown is a great neighbourhood on the western side of the city and a part of Washington, DC that often gets overlooked. Its beautiful red-brick buildings are dotted with boutique shops and cafes which bring the area to life. This evening you may want to enjoy a refreshing drink overlooking the city. Try the Observatory in Georgetown for a great view!

  • Key location: Washington, DC
  • Washington, DC


Day 5

Day on Chesapeake Bay

Heading out of Washington, DC in your hire car today to begin your road trip. You’ll make your first journey to the town of Annapolis in Maryland. The town served as the capital city under George Washington and is full of charming streets oozing with character. The U.S. Naval Academy is stationed here too.

  • Key location: Annapolis, MD
  • Annapolis, MD
  • 30 Miles

Baltimore Skyline

Day 6

Be bold in Baltimore

Baltimore is a warm and friendly city with impressive sites such as Fort Mckinley. The city is affectionately known as Crab City and there are dozens of very affordable steamed crab restaurants to tempt you.

  • Key location: Baltimore, MD
  • Baltimore, MD
  • 32 Miles

Rocky's steps at MOA

Day 7

Home of Rocky and American democracy

Continuing north you’ll arrive in the “birthplace of America”, Philadelphia. Known as Philly to locals, you have two nights to take a taste of the capital of Pennsylvania. This evening, you may want to take an evening riverside stroll. Head to Race Street Pier for incredible sunset and nighttime views of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.

  • Key location: Philadelphia, PA
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • 105 Miles

Independence Hall

Day 8

Founding Fathers and Freedom

A second day to enjoy Philadelphia. A visit to the city wouldn’t be complete without trying an authentic ‘Philly Cheese Steak’ sandwich. You can find these guilty pleasures easily in downtown. To burn off those calories, recreate the famous scene from the film ‘Rocky’ by climbing the steps outside the city hall.

  • Key location: Philadelphia, PA
  • Philadelphia, PA

Amish Buggy's

Day 9

Culture and Countryside

Leaving the Philadelphia behind today you’ll emerge into the beautiful Pennsylvanian countryside where you have one night in the town of Lancaster. Here you can have an authentic Amish experience, learning about the history, art and culture of the religious communities.

  • Key location: Lancaster, PA
  • Lancaster, PA
  • 80 Miles

Civil War history

Day 10

View the historic Gettysburg battlefield

Your journey into the heart of the Keystone State continues as you arrive in Gettysburg. The Pennsylvania Monument stands proud, to the battle where 50,000 Union and Confederate soldiers were killed or injured during the Civil War in 1863. The brilliant visitor centre makes the site’s significance really come to life.

  • Key location: Gettysburg, PA
  • Gettysburg, PA
  • 60 Miles

Colonial Parkway

Day 11

Blue Ridge Parkway into Virginia

We recommend an early start to really make the most of your next day on Skyline Drive. The drive marks the start of the 105 mile scenic Blue Ridge Parkway in Shenandoah National Park. There are lots of opportunities to park up at one of the scenic lay-bys and stretch your legs on one of the many trails. You definitely don’t want to rush this journey!

  • Key location: Shenandoah NP
  • Luray, VA
  • 125 Miles


Day 12

Drive The Colonial Parkway

Cruise down Highway 33 today to Charlottesville. The town sits on the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in central Virginia and is close to Thomas Jefferson’s famous home in Monticello. If you’re keen to do something more active, there are two major rivers close-by, offering fantastic kayaking opportunities.

  • Key location: Charlottesville, VA
  • Monticello, VA
  • 80 Miles

Virginia driving

Day 13

Cradle of a civilisation

Heading east towards your final stop on this amazing road trip, you’ll arrive into the charming town of Williamsburg. A growing microbrewery and winery scene here makes the town a brilliant place to enjoy a local speciality. Keep an ear out for historical reenactments as you wander the cobbled lined streets of this former colonial powerhouse.

  • Key location: Williamsburg, VA
  • Williamsburg, VA
  • 125 Miles

Colonial History

Day 14

Native Americans and Micro-breweries

Maybe spend the day visiting the nearby Jamestown Settlement, a living history museum chronicling the 17th-century explorers and their interactions with Native Americans. Tomorrow you'll make your way back to Washington, DC for your flight home from Washington Dulles International.

  • Key location: Williamsburg, VA
  • Williamsburg, VA

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