2021 & 2022 Globus Guided Tours - Globus® Vacation Packages

The Bold & the Brewtiful: Mid-Atlantic America By Design (F8C)

9 days from Washington DC to Washington DC

2023 Tour Details

Follow in the footsteps of the country’s first patriots on this 9-day trip through America’s Mid-Atlantic states. How will you make history? Exploring nature’s refuges or visiting national monuments? Sipping masterful craft beer or surveying the canvases of American masters? With complimentary YourChoice Excursions, you choose when, where, and how you’ll discover America!

Why This Tour is See Worthy:
  • An in-depth East Coast journey from Washington DC, from the Blue Ridge to Appalachian Mountains.
  • A discovery of legendary landmarks, hidden homesteads, and the places where heroes hailed.
  • Included YourChoice Excursions in Shenandoah National Park, Winston-Salem, and Virginia Beach.
  • Monumental!

We’ve prepared everything you need for the perfect vacation—from hand-selected hotels to expert Local Guides and included VIP sightseeing access to the world’s iconic sites. Your Globus Tour Director is always there to help you make the most out of your free time!

Save $400 per couple on select Globus 2023 National Park Tours*
The Bold & the Brewtiful: Mid-Atlantic America By Design map

 Photo Highlights


 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast Daily, 1 Lunch, 2 Dinners


We encourage all guests to prebook their YourChoice Excursions to ensure your preference is available. YourChoice Excursions booked on-tour are subject to availability and vendor terms.



Welcome to Washington DC! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome drink.


WASHINGTON DC Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the Vietnam, Lincoln, and Korean War Veterans Memorials, as well as photo stops at the White House and Capitol Hill. Free time this afternoon.
SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK Scenic drive through Shenandoah National Park, traversing the northern section of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Free time this evening.

Breakfast Breakfast


SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK YourChoice Excursions include one of the following activities of your choice:

GAZE:  Spelunking & Sweet Rides
GAZE: Spelunking & Sweet Rides
Visit the Shenandoah Valley town of Luray, including an excursion with a Local Guide to explore the largest caverns in the eastern United States. Walk along a well-lighted, paved walkway through cathedral-sized rooms with ceilings soaring 10-stories high. Marvel at the towering stone formations and natural wonders at every turn. Spend free time exploring the Car & Carriage Caravan Museum and see a rare 1897 Mercedes-Benz, one of the oldest operating cars in the country. Lunch at a local café is also included.
DELVE: Hoover's Hideaway
DELVE: Hoover's Hideaway
Take a Ranger-guided tour of Rapidan Camp, the former summer retreat of President Herbert Hoover and First Lady, Lou Henry Hoover. Your tour begins with a shuttle ride from Byrd Visitor Center to Rapidan Camp, including free time inside both The Brown House and The Prime Minister cabin. Enjoy time exploring the grounds and gardens of this historic landmark, nestled among the hemlocks on the eastern slope of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains. Box lunch is included with this historical adventure. PLEASE NOTE: National Park Service has advised this venue is closed for remainder of 2021. This Choice Activity is not available.
TREK: Oh, Shenandoah!
TREK: Oh, Shenandoah!
Join a local Park Naturalist for a leisurely half-day guided hike to witness the beauty of Shenandoah National Park. An easy to moderate 2-3 hour hike to the summit of the highest peak in the park for stunning vistas of the Shenandoah Valley below. Hear the ancient stories and learn of the fauna, geology, and wildlife of this stunning national park. Enjoy a box lunch during your excursion.

Free time this evening.

Breakfast Breakfast


SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK Scenic drive through the Appalachian Mountains into West Virginia en route to White Sulphur Springs for a 2-night stay at the elegant and historic Greenbrier Resort.
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS Free time this afternoon and evening.

Breakfast Breakfast


WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS Full free day to enjoy the Greenbrier Resort. Consider joining a guided tour of “The Bunker,” carved deep into the mountainside below the Greenbrier resort or explore the resort on your own to enjoy its history and luxurious amenities.

Guests may want to consider advance purchase of the Bunker Tour during their free day at the Greenbrier Inn and are encouraged to book their space in advance due to popular demand by calling the Greenbrier directly.

Breakfast Breakfast


WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS Scenic drive into North Carolina en-route to Mount Airy.
MOUNT AIRY Enjoy free time before a guided walking tour of the “friendly city” of Mount Airy, real-life hometown of actor Andy Griffith and the inspiration for the fictional town of Mayberry, featured in The Andy Griffith Show. You can almost picture Andy, Opie, and Aunt Bee strolling along these charming streets!
WINSTON-SALEM YourChoice Excursions include one of the following activities of your choice:

GAZE:  Galleries of Great American Masters
GAZE: Galleries of Great American Masters
Enjoy a docent-led tour to of Reynolda House Museum of American Art. Discover the masterpieces by American artists as you explore the 1917 mansion and restored former home of Katherine and R.J. Reynolds (founder of the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company). Today, the Reynolda House is home to the works of American masters, Georgia O'Keeffe, Albert Bierstadt, Grant Wood, and Jacob Lawrence, to name a few.
DELVE: Old Salem's Younger Days
DELVE: Old Salem's Younger Days
Explore the rich, authentic, and diverse cultural history of the early South with a visit to Old Salem Museums & Gardens-home to one of America's most comprehensive historical collections. Learn about Winston-Salem's early settlers with a look at the Moravians of North Carolina, as well as the enslaved and free African Americans, and the Native peoples of the Southern Woodland. Peruse fascinating artifacts that bring to life the culture and architecture of Old Salem's earliest days. Your adventure begins at the Old Salem Visitor Center with an overview of Moravian history before time to explore the village. Interact with costumed actors who demonstrate Old Salem's early days of tinsmiths, blacksmiths, gunsmiths, bakers, and carpenters practicing their trades. You'll also visit the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), showcasing the finest architecture, furniture, ceramics, metalwork, needlework, painting, prints, and other decorative arts made and used by the early settlers of the American South. PLEASE NOTE: Due to current situation, hours of operation are not allowing us to visit Old Salem.
TASTE: Crafty Brews
TASTE: Crafty Brews
Drink in the history of the Winston-Salem craft beer scene on a guided walking tour visiting two breweries, including Foothills Brewing-the area's oldest craft brewery.

Free time this evening.

Breakfast Breakfast


NORFOLK Orientation tour and free time at this historic waterfront city and home to the oldest U.S. naval port.
VIRGINIA BEACH Free time this evening.

Breakfast Breakfast


VIRGINIA BEACH YourChoice Excursions include one of the following activities of your choice:

FLOAT: Where the Wild Things Are
FLOAT: Where the Wild Things Are
Paddle a kayak along the calm waters and tributaries of Back Bay. Explore the natural beauty and serenity of this National Wildlife Refuge with a Naturalist Guide. Glide through the pristine protected marshland to discover local flora and fauna, including marine mammals, bald eagles, and ospreys.
RIDE: True Beauty on False Cape
RIDE: True Beauty on False Cape
Explore Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge and False Cape State Park on a tram-ride tour, including access to False Cape to watch for an array of wildlife that call the refuge home from swans to sea turtles. Your tram driver provides fascinating facts about the ecosystem here, and its history. Consider an optional 1-mile hike (roundtrip) to the historic Wash Woods cemetery site--the final resting place of 16th-century wayward shipwrecked sailors.
PEDAL: A Wild Ride
PEDAL: A Wild Ride
Let your adventurous spirit roll with a leisurely bike tour of Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge and False Cape State Park. Pedal along the semi-paved interior trail, and coast through high dunes and low-lying valleys to experience this diverse ecosystem. Keep an eye out for wildlife, including deer, foxes, wild pigs, and hundreds of bird species. This is a moderately paced bike ride requiring moderate exertion. Prior cycling experience recommended. Pleae note: As of August 25, 2021 this tour will not be available for September 2021.

Free time this afternoon, followed by a farewell dinner at a local restaurant this evening.

Breakfast Breakfast


This morning, return to Washington for stops at Dulles International Airport, Washington National Airport, and the Capitol Hilton Washington DC hotel. Please schedule departing flights after 4pm.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With GLOBUS, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of a Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.


Escorting tours for more than 20 years

As a Tour Director for more than two decades, I've always had a passion for travel. At 18, I traveled solo throughout Europe. A few years later, I was one of three youth ambassadors on a cultural exchange to Burkina Faso. As a Tour Director, I enjoy showing off America's Heartland. I encourage my guests to talk to the locals and try the regional foods. Guests often tell me that their fondest memories are of their time spent in small towns with "real Americans."



 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 CAD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 CAD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 CAD)
$$$$ (Over $150)

No Excursions are available at this time.

The “Starting at” or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per person based on twin occupancy and any applicable port charges, non-commissionable taxes and fees and intra-vacation flight are included in the price shown. Any included overnight stay in Canada, applicable GST/HST is also included in the price shown. International airfare, however, is not included. If price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s). Please review current promotions or deals for additional information.