Travel to Charlottesville, Virginia and view the panoramic scenery en route to the University of Virginia, one of Thomas Jefferson's architectural design masterpieces. You will continue up the mountainside to Monticello, home of Thomas Jefferson - President, inventor, surveyor, musician and artist.
Visit Monticello, home of US President Thomas Jefferson
Learn about Jefferson's life and times on this day tour
Visit Mulberry Row, which focuses on the African-American community at Monticello and the economic operation of the plantation
Drive past the University of Virginia, one of Thomas Jefferson's architectural design masterpieces
Recent Photos of this Tour
Monticello and Thomas Jefferson Country Day Trip from Washington DC
Monticello (Through the ...
Monticello, seen through the flowers found on a large circular path surrounding the grounds in front by Tony via Flickr ...
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Monticello - Pond Reflection
Jefferson's Monticello (pond reflection) by Tony via Flickr ~ used under CC-BY license
There is no better way to experience centuries of American history than this fascinating tour! Your journey will explore famous homes, battlefields, and architectural masterpieces of the Civil War era, including ascension up the mountainside to Monticello.
This tour is seasonal and operates from March to November
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Tour departs from Union Station
11 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Returns to original departure point
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English speaking driver/guide
Hotel pickup and drop off
Food and drinks
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat
Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
If the wheelchair is collapsible (i.e. can fold up) and the passenger is able to walk onto the bus, the passenger can take any 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.
You must present a paper voucher for this tour. We will email a link to access and print your voucher at the Lead Travelers email address.
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This tour is awesome. Such beautiful country to see on the way to Monticello. David Cooper was our bus driver and he was very informative and funny. Nancy was our guide at Monticello and she was super smart and was full of great information. Everyone should visit!
This was a wonderful tour. Stopped at the University of Virginia. Then we went on to the base of the hill that leads to Monticello and had a delicious lunch at charming Michie Tavern and also got a tour of the house. After lunch we drove up the pretty winding wooded road to Monticello. The view from the house is lovely and the tour of the first floor was very interesting. Rather than take a shuttle back down to the bus, you can walk on an easy half-mile path back and pass the graves of Jefferson and his family. It was a long day and made 20 minutes longer because of people who didn't get back to the bus when they were supposed to be there. We definitely recommend this tour.