Virginia International Tattoo

A Patriotic Salute

  • Date

    April 26-30, 2022 | Tue / Sat – 5 Days

  • Location

    Norfolk, Virginia

Ambassadair Trip #8385


NEW TRIP!

Overview

The call of the trumpets, the beat of the drums, the wail of the pipes — these are the mighty sounds of the Virginia International Tattoo!  The astounding display of inspirational military music, majestic massed pipes and drums, and show stopping drill team maneuvers, is sure to be a moving experience. Visit Nauticus, a modern maritime museum and explore the six-star, Battleship Wisconsin. While on a dinner cruise, view the mighty ships and submarines of the Navy’s Atlantic Fleet. See a beautiful collection of roses, camellias, and crape myrtles at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens. At the Military Aviation Museum see one of the largest private collections of World War I and World War II era military aircraft in the world, and listen to “Rosie the Riveter” share stories of the women’s war effort and what life was like in Virginia Beach during the 40s. Take in the picturesque Hermitage Museum and Gardens, constructed in 1908. Experience the Norfolk NATO Festival International Village and Parade, exploring international heritage with cultural performances, international art, cuisine and craft beers.

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE

  • See the 2022 Virginia International Tattoo 
  • Norfolk NATO Festival International Village and Parade
  • Dinner cruise aboard the Spirit of Norfolk
  • Visit Nauticus and see the Battleship Wisconsin
  • Tour Norfolk Botanical Gardens and MacArthur Memorial
  • Swingtime in the Sky Tour at the Military Aviation Museum
  • Visit the Hermitage Museum and Gardens
  • **Tour Naval Station Norfolk, the world’s largest naval base

PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • Roundtrip commercial air from Indianapolis to Norfolk, Virginia
  • Escorted
  • 4 nights accommodations
  • Breakfast daily
  • 1 lunch, 2 dinners
  • Sightseeing and admissions per itinerary
  • Ground transportation
  • Hotel baggage handling

Tue, Apr 26: Fly to Norfolk, Virginia. Located on the Chesapeake Bay, Norfolk has a long strategic military and transportation history. Be introduced to the city by a knowledgeable local guide who will take you on a tour and show you the ins and outs of this unique and historical city. Check into your accommodations located in the heart of the city’s charming downtown district before enjoying a Welcome Dinner with waterside views. (Meals: Dinner)

Wed, Apr 27: In the morning, spend time along the harbor. Tour the world’s largest naval base, the Norfolk Naval Station with a naval base Sailor**. See aircraft carriers, destroyers, amphibious assault ships, and learn about the history of the naval station. Then tour the Nauticus — a modern maritime museum located in Norfolk’s harbor — and get a chance to explore the six-star, Battleship Wisconsin, one of the largest and last battleships built by the U.S. Navy. After doing battle and earning five stars in World War II, one star for her efforts in the Korean War, and commendation for service during the first Gulf War, Battleship Wisconsin was restored and berthed at Nauticus. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure before boarding the Spirit of Norfolk to dine, dance, play games, and catch spectacular views of the ships and submarines of the Navy’s Atlantic Fleet from the skyline deck.(B,D)

Thu, Apr 28: Start the day at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens, with 175 beautiful acres of roses, camellias, crape myrtles, and a very popular Butterfly House. Surrounded by water on three sides, the gardens offer a unique perspective on the horticulture of the area. Round out the morning with a visit to the MacArthur Memorial, honoring the life of General of the Army Douglas MacArthur, before an afternoon at leisure. Choose to relax or visit one of the many museums nearby. This evening is reserved for the Virginia International Tattoo, a centuries-old Scottish tradition with a 21st-century American soul, an astounding and moving display of inspirational military music, majestic massed pipes and drums, and drill team maneuvers. With over 1,000 international performers including the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, the Virginia International Tattoo is a perfect show for people of all ages and interests! (B)

Fri, Apr 29: Visit the Military Aviation Museum, home to one of the world’s largest collections of World War I and World War II era military aircraft. Enjoy lunch and listen to “Rosie the Riveter” share stories of the women’s war effort and what life was like in Virginia Beach during the 40s. Then head off to visit the Chrysler Museum of Art. Housed in a beautiful Italianate-style structure, the museum features art from Ansel Adams, Georgia O’Keeffe, Pablo Picasso, Salvator Rosa, and Frank Lloyd Wright. (B,L)

Sat, Apr 30: On your final day on the East coast enjoy the Norfolk NATO Festival International Village and Parade, celebrated as the only US parade to honor all 30 members of NATO. Just a short walk from the hotel, you will watch the parade with your fellow travelers from a reserved seat. Then head to the festival village and seize the opportunity to discover even more performances, art, food, and history. Proceed to the airport and take an evening flight home. (B)

** Tour is pending reopening of Norfolk Naval Station for visitors

Norfolk Waterside Marriott. Set in the heart of the city’s charming downtown district, the hotel is conveniently located to local attractions. Highlights: in-room coffee/tea maker, refrigerator, microwave (upon request) • complimentary WiFi Internet access • restaurant • bar • indoor pool • fitness center.

Pricing

  • Package with Air
  • Double (2 people sharing a room) – $1,799 per person
  • Triple (3 people sharing a room) – $1,699 per person
  • Single – $2,109
  • Land Only
  • Double (2 people sharing a room) – $1,419 per person
  • Triple (3 people sharing a room) – $1,319 per person
  • Single – $1,729

* Subject to change due to fuel surcharge

Deposit Per Person: $200

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