Gardens of American History
Starting at $284910 days • 14 meals
Tour HighlightsNew York City, New York Botanical Gardens, High Line Garden, Chanticleer Gardens, Philadelphia, Brandywine Valley, Longwood Gardens, Ladew Topiary Gardens, Shenandoah Valley, Monticello, Colonial Williamsburg, Washington, D.C., United States Botanic Garden, Hillwood Estate & Gardens, Dumbarton Oaks
TOUR DESCRIPTIONEmbark on a historical journey featuring some of America’s most sublime gardens. Explore the famed Nolen Greenhouses of the New York Botanical Garden. Learn about the fascinating history, design and horticultural elements at the High Line garden. Meet the Master Gardener at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. At the historic estate of Dumbarton Oaks, experience the Ondine Garden, Johnson Addition’s surrounding garden, and the Dell - all areas not open to the public. Stroll the Ladew Topiary Gardens with the Head of Gardens. See the stunning Chanticleer Garden, also known as the Pleasure Garden. Visit the United States Botanic Garden and Hillwood Estate and Gardens. Along the way, see the sights in New York and Philadelphia. Experience Shenandoah National Park and travel back in time at Colonial Williamsburg, home of the Gardens of Gentility.
- Enjoy early admission to both the New York Botanical Gardens and Hillwood Estate and Gardens.
- Visit the New York Botanical Garden’s Nolen Greenhouse – not open to the public!
- Tour the Ondine Garden and other outdoor spaces not available to the public at Dumbarton Oaks.
- The Head of Gardens at Ladew Topiary Gardens guides you through this extraordinary piece of history.
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Passport & visa information
Certain countries require a minimum of 6 months passport validity. You are strongly urged to contact the appropriate consulate for details. Visit www.travel.state.gov for the U.S. State Department for the latest details about passports and visa requirements.
IMPORTANT: We recommend that our clients traveling abroad take a photocopy of their passport and applicable visas. It should be packed separately from your actual passport and visa. We also recommend leaving a copy at home with your emergency contact.
Destination Facts & Stats
Eastern Standard Time
An adaptor (which changes the physical plug) and/or converter (which changes the electric current) are necessary if you plan to use an appliance with voltage different from the standard within the country you are visiting. Please note, if your appliance has dual voltage you may still need an adaptor for the plug. When packing your electronic items for travel, please review the converter electric current level to make sure it is the same or greater than the items you are planning on using. If you plan on utilizing or transporting a sleep apnea machine, please remember to pack an extension cord and adapter plug to ensure proper function.
Highest elevation on this tour is 3,680 feet in Shenandoah National Park. All other sites at or near sea level.