MVL US History Tour 2017

June 18 – 29
The Complete Itinerary

Sunday, June 18

  • Students arrive at MVL by 6:30 AM, load/depart around 7 AM
  • Students arrive at Gander Mountain by 7:30 AM, load/depart around 7:45 AM
  • Full day of travel to destination in South Bend, Indiana
  • Arrive in South Bend around 7:30 PM/8:00 PM EST (time zone change)

Monday, June 19

  • Tour will depart South Bend at 8:00 AM (eastern)
  • Meal at the Silo Restaurant at 4:00 PM in Lewiston, NY
  • Report in the hotel at Niagara Falls, NY, arrive around 5:30 PM
  • Tour the Cave of the Winds and observe an evening light show at the falls

Tuesday, June 20

  • The day will begin with the Maid of the Mist tour at 9:30 AM
  • Full day of travel to destination in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
  • Arrive in Gettysburg around 6:00 PM

Wednesday, June 21

  • The tour will begin with a short film and Cyclorama from 8:30 AM – 9:15 AM
  • The guided bus tour of Gettysburg Battlefield is from 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
  • After the tour, the students will have from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
  • The tour will depart Gettysburg by 1:15 PM for Hershey, PA
  • The tour will arrive at the Hershey Museum around 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
  • After Hershey, an afternoon of travel to destination
  • Arrive in Fort Washington, PA
  • Depart to King of Prussia Mall at 5:30 – 8 pm

Thursday, June 22

  • The tour will depart for historic downtown Philadelphia at 8:30 AM
  • Touring times to the Liberty Bell/Independence Hall begin at 10:00 AM
  • Open touring time of downtown Philadelphia until 2:30 PM
  • The bus will then go to the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Rocky Steps)
  • After the steps, the tour will depart for Washington, DC
  • The bus will arrive in Washington, DC around 6:30 PM

Friday, June 23

  • The tour will leave for the grounds of the White House.
  • The tour will go to the National Cathedral in the morning.
  • A full afternoon of touring. (Holocaust tours)
  • Individual touring time from 1:00 – 6:00 PM
  • The buses will stop at the Iwa Jima Memorial on the return to the hotel

Saturday, June 24

  • The guided tour of Arlington National Cemetery is scheduled from 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
  • Individual touring time from 12:30 – 6:00 PM
  • Metro back

Sunday, June 25

  • Church at Fairfax, VA
  • The bus will depart for Virginia Beach, VA
  • The tour should arrive in Virginia Beach around 1:30 PM
  • Free time in the ocean, pools, boardwalk, buffets

Monday, June 26

  • The students will be given an entire day of free time to enjoy

Tuesday, June 27

  • The tour will depart from Virginia Beach at 9:00 AM
  • An afternoon of travel to destination for a 7:00 PM arrival
  • The students will be given individual free time in which to eat

Wednesday, June 28

  • The tour will depart at 9:00 AM
  • A full day of travel for a 7:00 PM arrival
  • A final tour closing devotion will be held

Thursday, June 29

  • The tour will return earlier than past. (between noon and 2 pm)