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20 Day America's Civil War

 

 

Start Date Mar 28, 2024
End Date Apr 16, 2024
2 Other Dates
 
 
Follow the path of the Confederate Army as it traveled from Fort Sumter to as far north as Gettysburg, visiting famous battle sites, memorials and museums along the way. Join our America’s Civil War RV Caravan and honor the change that shaped our nation.
  • 19 Camping Nights
  • 31 Events & Meals
PRICE* $4,995
DRIVING MILES 1158
DAYS 20
Per RV, based on 2 guests in RV
Post-trip: Norfolk NATO Festival & Tattoo Rally Starts on Apr 18, 2024Departs from Virginia Beach, VA
Post-trip: Made In America Music Starts on May 09, 2024Departs from Nashville, TN
  • Highlights
  • Daily Itinerary
  • What's Included
  • Dates & Prices
  • Travel Insurance
  • Activity Level
  • Personalization Options
  • Traveler Reviews & Stories

Highlights


Visit Fort Sumter – Starting Place of the Civil War

Explore Historic Battlefields

Living History Interpretations and Civil War Reenactments

Battle of Gettysburg Private Guided Tour

Battles for Chattanooga atop Lookout Mountain

Southern Museum of Civil War

Virginia Military Institute Museum

Carriage Tour of Old Town Charleston

H.L. Hunley Submarine Tour

Explore Appomattox – Lee’s Surrender




Daily Itinerary

From Charleston, SC, we’ll follow the path of the Confederate Army as it traveled north as far as Gettysburg, the site of the bloodiest skirmish in the Civil War, visiting famous battle sites, memorials and museums along the way. But we’ll also take a break from battles to appreciate Southern charm by visiting Atlanta’s Stone Mountain Park and exploring an antebellum plantation. Join us in honoring this event that almost changed the shape of our nation.

  • 1158 Driving Miles
  • 129 Avg Miles Per Travel Day

  • Orientation and Get Acquainted Social
  • Welcome Dinner
  • H.L. Hunley Submarine Tour--one of the most unique tourist experiences available in Charleston
  • Local Lunch
  • McLeod Plantation Historic Site
  • Carriage Tour Of Old Town Charleston--Experience 25-30 blocks of Charleston’s historic downtown district
  • Cruise thru Charleston Harbor to Fort Sumter Site - Experience where the Civil War began…the ONLY tour that stops at Fort Sumter and disembarks visitors to spend time on the National Historical Park.
  • Oakland Plantation Tour

  • OPTIONAL--South Carolina State House--The South Carolina State House and grounds of the Capitol Complex are home to many beautiful portraits, monuments, plaques and other works of art.

  • Relic Room and Military Museum--a unique opportunity to discover and explore the state’s military history
  • Gourmet Dinner at The Commons
  • Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History Guided Tour--As a prestigious Smithsonian Affiliations member, the museum is an inclusive and committed history center dedicated to educating, inspiring and enriching people of all ages.
  • Atlanta History Center--the 33-acre experience features award-winning exhibitions, historic houses, enchanting gardens, & interactive activities
  • OPTIONAL - Experience the many adventures available within the park on your own today. Summit Skyride, Scenic Railroad, Ducks, SkyHike, Stone Mountain Golf Club, The Antebellum Plantation or a self-guided driving tour.

  • Campground Cookout
  • Incline Railway to the top of Lookout Mountain--The thrill of riding "America's Most Amazing Mile" has delighted guests for over a century.
  • Battles for Chattanooga atop Lookout Mountain--lets you experience the battles as they were fought over 150 years ago – the battles that sealed the fate of the confederacy.
  • Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Self Drive Tour--Join a park ranger for a 90 minute to 2 hour car caravan tour of the battlefield.


  • OPTIONAL ENROUTE- Stand in Two States at Once--Two great states, two fantastic cities, one incredibly welcoming community – that’s Bristol!
  • Jackson House Tour
  • Private Motorcoach Transportation
  • Lexington City Tour--includes stops at the Burial of Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee and the Virginia Military Institute and Museum.
  • Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery--General Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson, and Margaret Junkin Preston - the Civil War Poet Laureate of the South - are buried here.
  • University Chapel and Museum--named a National Historic Landmark in 1961.
  • Virginia Military Institute Museum Guided Tour--collects, preserves, interprets and exhibits the heritage of VMI as recorded in the 15,000 artifact collection.
  • Local Lunch

  • McLean House - Site of Robert E. Lee's Surrender
  • Appomattox Court House National Historical Park--experience the history of the village that was the site of the surrender in 1865
  • American Civil War Museum-Appomattox--Appomattox is deeply embedded in the consciousness of people from the many states and nations who study the Civil War and American history.

  • Battle of New Market Tour--Self-guided tour of the Virginia Museum of the Civil War; shopping at the General's Store; Field of Lost Shoes, our Emmy award-winning film on the Battle of New Market
  • OPTIONAL - Endless Caverns Guided Tour--Discovered in 1879, Endless Caverns has been thrilling visitors with their underground treasure for generations.

  • Guided Tour of Antietam National Battlefield--The Battle of Antietam ended the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia's first invasion into the North and led Abraham Lincoln to issue the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation.
  • Guided Tour of Harpers Ferry National Historic Park -- A visit to this quaint, historic community, at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers, is like stepping into the past.

  • Battle of Gettysburg Private Guided Tour-- recounting the events of those fateful three days and the strategies used by both armies to better understand the decisions made!
  • Gettysburg NPS Museum Film & Cyclorama-- See a short film about the battle narrated by Morgan Freeman and take in the grandeur of the famous Cyclorama, painted in the late 1880’s.
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Goodbye Continental Breakfast



What's Included

20 Day America's Civil War (20UCWP-032824) Image - What's Included
 

We want to make your RV Vacation as stress-free and as enjoyable as possible, so we take care of all the planning and reservations for you. Once your vacation is booked, all you need to do is show up in your RV and enjoy these inclusive benefits:

  • 19 Nights of RV Camping Fees
  • 31 Events & Meals
  • Professionally Planned Route and Itinerary specifically prepared for 20 Day America's Civil War
  • Transportation Provided for Most Included Activities
  • Expert Guides – WagonMasters and TailGunners*
  • 20 Day America's Civil War's Detailed Trip Log with Turn-by-Turn Directions, Fuel Stops & Popular Landmarks
  • Regular Briefings and Travel Tips Report from WagonMasters
  • Pre-Trip Information Packet & Vehicle Checklist
  • Special Socials & Get-Togethers
  • Gratuities for Included Meals, Bus Drivers & Special Guides
  • Customer Appreciation Gift: Tote, Hat, and Tour Pin
  • Frequent Traveler Rewards Program includes $100.00 in Future Travel Credits

 

Even though there’s an itinerary and planned route, we want you to enjoy your vacation to the greatest extent. We’ll give you time to independently explore and have the freedom to choose the stops along the route that interest you. Additionally, our Travel Ambassadors are there to assist you with optional activities in the area that are not included in the itinerary to make the most of your vacation.

*TailGunners only on Caravans with 14 or more guest rigs

Departure Dates


2023 Mar 28
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Pricing & Payment Options

$4,995.00

$4,095.00

 

Our exclusive, interest-free, monthly payment plan to budget your vacation. Your first monthly payment secures your reservation.

  • $277.50 USD Monthly Payment*
  • 18 Monthly Payments
  • 02/27/2024 Balance Due
  • Monthly Payments are available at this time.

A tour deposit of 15% and the $89.00 non-refundable processing fee confirms your reservation. Final balance due 90 days prior to departure.

  • $838.25 USD 15% Deposit*
  • $4,156.75 USD Final Balance*
  • 12/29/2023 Balance Due
  • 15% Deposit option is available at this time.

If your original tour cost is more than $1,500 and choose to pay your final balance by check, you will receive a discount according to the schedule below:

Original Tour Cost

  • $1,500 - $5,000
  • $5,001 - $7,500
  • $7,501 - $10,000
  • $10,001 - $15,000
  • $15,001 - $20,000
  • $20,001 - $25,000
  • $25,001 and up

Discount

  • $50
  • $100
  • $200
  • $250
  • $300
  • $400
  • $500

Ways to Save

Take advantage of these special offers to maximize the value of your next RV adventure!

Payment Options
We have various payment options, some of which offer deep discounts. Plus, we offer an interest-free, monthly payment plan to help you budget your vacation. Read More>>
Exclusive Travel Partners
We’re proud to be the official travel partner of some of the largest RV clubs and manufacturers in the world, which allow us to offer discounts to their members and customers. Read More>>
Frequent Traveler Credits
We appreciate you traveling with us, so we want to reward you with instant credit back on every tour you take. The more you travel, the greater the rewards! Read More>>
Refer & Earn
Receive future travel credits for each new customer you refer to us. Plus, learn how referrals can also increase your Lifetime Loyalty Rewards! Read More>>
Special Offers
By joining our email list, you’ll stay up to date on the latest tours and offers. Be in the know for any additional discounts to help you save even more! Read More>>
Exclusive Price Guarantee
Once you make your deposit, we guarantee the price! If our suppliers increase their prices, you won’t be stuck with any additional costs for your trip. Read More>>

Protect Your Travel Investment with Trip Cancellation Insurance

RV travel is fun and exciting, but the unexpected can happen. Losing the cost of a trip due to cancellation or an unexpected medical emergency during your trip can add the expense of physicians, hospitalization or a medical evacuation, all which can be overwhelming.

During these uncertain times created by COVID-19, travelers want to move about with confidence and peace of mind that comes from protecting both their health and finances.There are NO infectious disease exclusions - meaning that COVID-19 is covered as any other illness.

Travel MedEvac provides a suite of insurance options for all styles of travel. Additional benefits are available when you purchase COMPREHENSIVE TRIP CANCELLATION (Safe Travels First Class Plan), such as optional Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) coverage when purchased within 10 days of booking your tour. Plans cover both domestic and international travel.

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Activity Level - LOW

Group Size

  • This trip has a group size up to 22 rigs plus WagonMasters and TailGunners* exclusive to 20 Day America's Civil War

Pacing

  • 1158 Driving Miles
  • 129 Avg Miles Per Travel Day
  • 20 days, with 19 camping nights including 31 events & meals

Physical Requirements

  • Short to moderate walking distances (15 to 30 minutes); likely to include ramps and/or short runs of stairs. May include extended periods of standing or sitting.



    Tours require that you are responsible for yourself and your ability to get on and off all Transportation Services.



    Activity Ratings are intended to provide information for those who do not use mobility devices.



    If you require a mobility device, please be aware that guests must travel with a companion that is responsible for loading, unloading and securing their device on all excursions.



    Guests with mobility challenges and walking limitations may not be able to participate in all activities.

*TailGunners only on Caravans with 14 or more guest rigs

Personalization Options

More than ever, our guests are spending more time on the road and are excited to make the most out of their vacation. By choosing from the 147 pre- and post-trip extensions that we offer, or adding on optional activities to the itinerary, there are many ways you can personalize your experience to make it the vacation of your dreams.

Many Guests Choose Pre- or Post-Trip Extensions

Chances are, you’re traveling quite far to join us on one of our tours. Why not make the most of it with pre- and post-trip extensions? By adding on another tour, it will give you the opportunity to extend your vacation and maximize your time in the geographical region. On this 20 Day America's Civil War trip, you will have 2 extensions to choose from: Norfolk NATO Festival & Tattoo Rally, Made In America Music.

Maximize Your Time in the Area

Consider building in extra time for yourself in Charleston, SC (Rally Point) or Gettysburg, PA (End Place) to relax and get adjusted or give yourself time to explore on your own before or after your 20 Day America's Civil War trip. Extending the length of your stay can truly make your trip everything you’ve ever dreamed about and give you the opportunity to enjoy more of what each destination has to offer.

Post-trip: Norfolk NATO Festival & Tattoo Rally Starts on Apr 18, 2024Departs from Virginia Beach, VA

Be part of the United States’ one-of-a-kind festival honoring the NATO Alliance and its member nations. Discover and learn at the Virginia Air & Space Museum then relax and enjoy the sandy Virginia Beach. Join our Norfolk NATO Festival & Tattoo Rally and be part of this historic event.

Post-trip: Made In America Music Starts on May 09, 2024Departs from Nashville, TN

Get your toes to tappin’ on our Made in America Music guided RV tour that visits the music meccas of Nashville, Memphis and Branson. Live shows and landmark tours of these melodious cities open up the world of country, jazz, blues and even contemporary music. Visit Elvis Presley’s Graceland, the historic Sun Studio and the world-famous Grand Ole Opry.

Even though there’s an itinerary and planned route, we want you to enjoy your vacation to the greatest extent. With their unmatched understanding of the area and commitment to enriching your travel experiences, your WagonMasters will be there to help you choose and schedule the best optional activities that aren’t included in the itinerary. Here’s a sampling of the optional activities offered on the 20 Day America's Civil War. Here’s a sampling of the optional activities offered on the 20 Day America's Civil War trip:


    • On Day 4--South Carolina State House--The South Carolina State House and grounds of the Capitol Complex are home to many beautiful portraits, monuments, plaques and other works of art.

    • On Day 7 - Experience the many adventures available within the park on your own today. Summit Skyride, Scenic Railroad, Ducks, SkyHike, Stone Mountain Golf Club, The Antebellum Plantation or a self-guided driving tour.

    • On Day 11 ENROUTE- Stand in Two States at Once--Two great states, two fantastic cities, one incredibly welcoming community – that’s Bristol!

    • On Day 15 - Endless Caverns Guided Tour--Discovered in 1879, Endless Caverns has been thrilling visitors with their underground treasure for generations.




Traveler Reviews & Stories

There’s no better way to learn what a trip is like than from the firsthand experiences of your fellow travelers. Our Traveler Reviews are the real deal—unbiased and unedited—giving you an honest appraisal of the experiences that await you on this trip.