Guided Gettysburg Day-Trip from Washington DC with Lunch & Transportation
Our Gettysburg Tour is a glimpse into the Civil War Era and provides a detailed review of the events that took place during the Battle of Gettysburg. Your journey begins with a stop at Shriver House Museum, where you will travel back as you walk through the Shrivers' meticulously restored 1860 home. After visiting the Shriver House, you'll enjoy a buffet lunch. From lunch, you'll visit Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, which will introduce you to the Battle of Gettysburg. We'll finish the day with a 2-hour tour of the Battlefield in the comfort of your Motor Coach.
- Fully narrated tour
- Day trip (destination A to B)
- All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Shriver House Museum, 309 Baltimore St, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2602
A visit to the Shrivers House, a restored 1860 home that includes an informative tour where you'll learn about the civilian side of the Battle of Gettysburg. And then enjoy a buffet lunch at General Picketts Restaurant.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325-7034
Visit will consist of a short film, experience the cyclorama, also visit the museum at the Visitor's center.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Gettysburg Battlefield, Gettysburg, PA
Experience a two hour visit to the battlefield, narrated by one of the Visitor's Center's award winning step-on-guides.
Duration: 2 hours
- Reservations are REQUIRED for all bookings
- Book Your Package On-Line and Receive Your Confirmation
- Departure point: Traveler pickup is offered. You will be asked for your location in the checkout and your booking confirmation will contain more details.
- Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
- Departure Time: 8:00 AM
- Return Details: Returns to original departure point
- Professional driver/guide
- Local taxes
- Tour of Gettysburg Battlefield
- Hotel Pickup & Drop Off
- Entry/Admission - Shriver House Museum
- Entry/Admission - Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center
- Entry/Admission - Gettysburg Battlefield
What To Bring
- Confirmation Voucher (printed or mobile)
- Any required or suggested items listed on your confirmation email.
- A Smile!
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Infants must sit on laps
- If the wheelchair is collapsible (i.e. can fold up) and the passenger is able to walk onto the bus, the passenger can take this coach tour without making any special arrangements
- If the passenger is confined to the wheelchair, or it is not collapsible, the passenger or their agent will need to contact the tour operator two weeks prior to the departure of their tour to request a coach with a wheelchair lift. The contact details for the tour operator will be on your voucher once you have a confirmed booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- Any tour may be canceled if fewer than ten (10) full fares are not sold by scheduled departure time.
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Gear/equipment sanitized between use
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Regular temperature checks for staff
- Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
- Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Average 4.42 out of 5 stars based on 344 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor
The trip left right on time and our driver, Bob, was excellent. We really enjoyed the tour and stories on the Shriver House and the tour guide for the battlefield, Ray, was awesome. Overall the trip was well worth the price.
Our driver was great! On time, very punctual and kept us on track. We picked up a tour guide at the Gettysburg museum and he rode with us, giving us full details of the battle. Highly recommended.
I really enjoyed my daytrip from Washington DC to the battlefields of Gettysburg.
The trip included comfortable busride , a stop at Gettysburg Visitor center , A vist at the Shriver House and of couse a two hours guided tour of the battlefield.
I recommend the tour for all interested in American history.
A perfect daytrip out of DC.
Bus ride was comfortable and our driver was informative. It took 2 hours to get there.We were able to get on and off bus to walk around the different battleground sites and monuments. Another reviewer mentioned lunch choices were not appealing, so I packed a picnic thinking we could set up under a tree somewhere and enjoy the view. Unfortunately, we were driven about 2 miles away to a dismal shopping area with a food court. No choice was given. This needs to be re-evaluated. Gettysburg had a few small restaurants that could have worked (our group was about 16). I would prefer to give my lunch business to a local restaurant owner than a food court chain. Guides were all great. Loved what they did and it showed. Overall great experience, except for lunch.
Great driver. Marvelous your guide. Well worth the trip. Also visit to Shriver house on tour. Rained but didn't dampen the day!
You can read all the books and watch all the films about Gettysburg but none of that compares to being on the ground, walking the fields, woods and hills that the armies traversed 150 years ago and following the arc of the battle as it moved from west to east through the town. The bus ride was extremely comfortable, the driver was friendly and knowledgeable, and our battlefield guide was so thoroughly versed in the event that the narrative just flowed out of him and he handled every question serenely and securely. We were especially impressed when an elderly gentleman (87) who was in Washington to attend a reunion of Korean War veterans mentioned that he had ancestors who had fought at Gettysburg with the small Florida contingent, and the guide had the driver stop at the Florida regiment monument for a photo opp.
This tour is highly recommended.
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