- Day trip to Thomas Jefferson's home, Monticello, from Washington DC
- Tour Monticello and learn about Jefferson's life from informative exhibits
- Visit Mulberry Row, where Monticello slaves once lived, and learn about the operation of the plantation
- Drive past the University of Virginia, which was founded and designed by Jefferson
What You Can Expect
This tour was amazing!
Very good tour. Excellent driver. Monticello is amazing and as beautiful as I remembered from my last visit in 1982! Michie Tavern is a good stop although we did not have lunch there as it was too early for us to eat. More time for shopping! The house tour is very informative.
It was awesome!
The tour's end goal was fascinating and well worth the ride as Monticello is an amazing UNESCO World Heritage sight. The driver could have improved our trip with narration about the countryside between Washington DC and our destination. A video with background information along the almost three hour ride would have been helpful too. Other trips I've been on included these features.
Our driver was great and so was the lunch. Had plenty of time at Monticello as they have removed the visit to the University of Virginia -- Good call. Loved the day and had a great trip!
This was a truly fun, relaxing and enjoyable way to get to see Monticello. During the 2 hour ride, we watched a DVD about Thomas Jefferson and on the way home, we saw a most amazing DVD about the Lewis and Clark adventure. We were treated to a surprise stop at the University of Virginia and had a chance to take a quick walk around to see the Rotunda, the Chapel and the old classrooms and dorms. Continuing on up the road for a trip into the past to the Michie Tavern for a delicious lunch and tour of the beautiful grounds. Our bus driver was really great, caring and we all felt very safe with him at the wheel. In minutes, we got to Monticello and had a few hours to walk around to see all there is to see, including a guided tour of the inside of this amazing home. I would certainly recommend this to anyone wishing to visit DC and all that it has to offer.
A great trip and most fabulous experience.
Excellent trip .... the driver was outstanding, especially in troubleshooting and fixing a problem with the bus ... the film of Jefferson was excellent prep for the visit ... plenty of time to walk around and explore ... the movie shown on the return trip was stupid faux history and way too loud .... lunch at the Inn was fun ...
Very enjoyable tour. My complaint is that there just isn't enough time.