Virginia Military Festival, Tattoo

Norfolk, VA, USA

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33 reviews
Apr 29 - May 1, 2022
Group size: 1 - 15
Virginia Military Festival, Tattoo
Norfolk, VA, USA

33 reviews

$NaN
Apr 29 - May 1, 2022
Group size: 1 - 15

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Virginia Military Festival

Friday April 29-Sunday May 1, 2022

“Words cannot explain the Virginia International Tattoo other than to say it's the most amazing and inspiring gathering of military bands, drill teams, and performers from the U.S. service branches and from militaries around the world. It gave me goosebumps and brought tears to my eyes. I see why it was chosen to be the best of American Bus Association's Top 100 Events in North America!"

Peter Pantuso, President/ CEO, American Bus Association

Begin your patriotic adventure aboard the Victory Rover Cruising through the bustling Hampton Roads Harbor, one of the largest in the world. Enjoy fascinating and entertaining commentary during the two-hour excursion aboard this naval themed vessel. Take in the sights of aircraft carriers, nuclear submarines, guided cruisers and all of the other ships that form the world's most powerful armada. A boxed dinner will be served picnic style during the cruise. The celebration continues on Saturday morning. Following breakfast at the hotel, you will head downtown for an early visit to Nauticus, a nautical museum, where you will learn about the power of the sea, experience ship handling first hand and pet a shark. Visit the museum and then enjoy a self-guided tour of the Battleship Wisconsin—the largest battleship that served in WWII, the Korean War and the Persian Gulf War. Walk the short distance for reserved seating at the Parade of Nations which features marching bands, Tattoo performers, dazzling floats and decorated NATO officials, all representing NATO nations. Walk the short distance to Town Point Park for NATO Fest, a cultural experience of food, drink and entertainment. The 28 NATO countries will showcase unique cultures in a festival-style format. You can take in the sights and sounds while enjoying lunch on your own from the many international offerings. Then it’s off to Naval Station Norfolk, the largest naval installation in the world. On your riding tour, pass the historic homes built for the 1907 Jamestown Exposition on “Admiral’s Row” and drive by the military vessels, including the magnificent battleships. An active-duty military personnel will board the motor coach and narrate throughout the base. Depart for hotel for some down time. Prior to the evening excitement you will enjoy dinner at a waterside restaurant. Depart from there for a fun-filled night at The Virginia International Tattoo beginning with Hullabaloo, featuring performances by a variety of musicians, dancers and drill teams. Then it’s on to the main event—the Tattoo, the largest in the United States.

After breakfast and check-out, spend the morning at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens in full bloom. Take a trackless tram to explore 155-acres of rare flowers, mature forests and one of the largest collections of azaleas, camellias, and roses on the East Coast. Enjoy a champagne brunch with a live jazz quartet aboard the Spirit of Norfolk. Feast on a sumptuous buffet and enjoy the many fascinating sights as you cruise through the Hampton Roads Harbor. Depart Norfolk with fond memories of your time in Coastal Virginia.

Package includes motor coach transportation, overnight accommodations at Springhill Suites Norfolk, two breakfasts, one brunch cruise and two dinners, guided tours, admissions, driver’s gratuity and trip leader.


Bus departs Jackson 8:15 AM, Target, Brick 9:00 AM approximate 8:00 PM return

$606 pp triple occupancy $660 pp double occupancy $822 pp single occupancy

$100 deposit to reserve Balance due March 1, 2021

Some walking is involved.

 

Available Packages

Double Occupancy
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$635
Deposit: $100
Single Occupancy
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$755
Deposit: $100

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We had a great day. The play was wonderful, seats in the theater were great, same for bus driver. My one disappointment was our lunch at Margaritaville. Meal was cold, took too long to receive and the chicken was dried out.
By Carolyn F for Come From Away on Broadway on 24 Dec, 2021
Thank you for sharing your review. Especially the restaurant. We have been searching for new restaurants. With so many closing and refusing to take groups due to staffing it has been difficult. We will continue to search for better restaurants. Thank you
By Faith on 27 Dec, 2021
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Christmas on the Potomac was the perfect trip to inspire the holiday spirit! The Gaylord Hotel was dressed to the nines in holiday trees, decorations, gingerbread houses, and a spectacular light show! Faith, Director of Garden State Getaways, filled our days with trips to Mt Vernon to tour the estate of George Washington, to Washington DC to visit the museums or the zoo, and the botanical gardens. Nightlife included the choice of many shops, restaurants and MGM casino. Thanks for another great trip Faith!!
By Diane C for Christmas on the Potomac Gaylord National Resort, Mt Vernon and more on 22 Dec, 2021
Enjoyable day out - good to be back in NYC and on Broadway! Garden State Getaways rocks! Unexpected stop in Bryant Park as we arrived early - very festive for holiday season! Relaxing lunch (and cocktail) at Margaritaville. Short walk to theater. Come From Away was an amazing play - very creative use of props on set; energetic talented cast who showed their range as each played two or more diverse characters; lots of singing both joyful and touching as the story unfolded. Excellent musicians.
By Diane C for Come From Away on Broadway on 20 Dec, 2021
The trip was very nice, we had lots to do and our room view was beautiful! We really enjoyed Mount Vernon, the food was delicious. Faith went out of her way to make sure that my grandson got food that he would eat and enjoy at Mount Vernon. We will definitely be traveling with her again!
By Hannah B for Christmas on the Potomac Gaylord National Resort, Mt Vernon and more on 20 Dec, 2021
Thanks Hannah. You have a very nice family. Look forward to seeing you again!
By Faith on 22 Dec, 2021
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We had an amazing day great food great show
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Thanks Debra. Always nice to have you on a trip.
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