Our trip begins with a 6:30am departure from the New England Air Museum via a luxury 56 passenger motor coach outfitted with Wi-Fi and an onboard restroom. With a few rest stops along the way, we'll arrive at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside by late afternoon. Lunch will be on your own (either brought from home or from a rest stop), and a group dinner will end our day.
After a hot breakfast at our hotel, we'll travel to the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach, VA for an exclusive tour of the museum and its Fighter Factory aircraft restoration facility. Lunch at nearby Warriors Tap House will follow before we return to Norfolk. Dinner will be on your own.
After a hot breakfast at our hotel, we'll start the day at Nauticus, home of the U.S.S. Wisconsin and the Hampton Roads Naval Museum. After an Engine Room tour, we'll enjoy self-guided time at Nauticus and a group lunch before finishing the day with a Norfolk Naval Base river cruise. Dinner will be on your own.
After a hot breakfast at our hotel, we'll travel to the Mariner's Museum for a behind-the-scenes tour of the U.S.S. Monitor's Conservation Lab. After some self-guided time at the museum and a group lunch in Newport News, we'll travel to the Virginia Air and Space Center for a guided tour. Dinner will be on your own.
After a hot breakfast at our hotel, we'll travel to Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kitty Hawk, NC. We'll visit their newly renovated museum as well as spend time walking the grounds before enjoying a group lunch at Rooster's Southern Kitchen. We will return to Norfolk in the late afternoon and dinner will be on your own.
After a hot breakfast at our hotel, we'll enjoy a historic bus tour of Norfolk with a local step-on guide. The afternoon will be yours for relaxing, shopping, or site-seeing, and we'll end our trip with a group dinner.
After a hot breakfast at our hotel, we'll depart the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside for the New England Air Museum. A rest stop lunch will be on your own, and we'll arrive at the museum at approximately 7:00pm.
Cost for Museum members: $3,000 per person single occupancy; $2,300 per person double occupancy
Non-members add $100 per person.
$500 per person deposit required
Fees include complimentary parking at the New England Air Museum; private ground transportation in a luxury motor coach with onboard restroom and Wi-Fi; departure coffee and breakfast pastries; six nights of First-Class accommodations with complimentary Wi-Fi; two dinners, four luncheons, and six hot breakfasts; museum and attraction fees; all taxes, service fees, and gratuities. This trip is limited to 24 participants.
Registration closes August 9, 2021, or when the trip sells out.
Questions? Contact Amanda Goodheart Parks, Ph.D., Director of Education, by phone at 860-623-3305 X313.