- Lighthouse & History Tour
- Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum
- Nauticus & USS Wisconsin
- Spirit of Norfolk Dinner Cruise
- Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center
- with Dolphin Watching Boat Tour
- Free Evening on the Boardwalk
- Two Nights Oceanfront Lodging
- Two Hotel Breakfasts
- One Dinner
- All Taxes & Tips on these services
- Luggage Handling
We are happy to accommodate Groups who want to add a night or two, or further customize their trip.
Southern Express Flexible Pricing:
- Customizable Comps
- Commissionable or Net Rates
- Luxury or First-Class Hotels & Meals
- Southern Express Motorcoach Transportation & Professional Tours Managers are available
Whatever you want, Southern Express will be happy to structure tour prices to match your needs. Just let us know!
Day 1 - Virginia Beach, VA - Free Evening on Boardwalk
On arrival in Virginia Beach, VA your groups will check into your oceanfront hotel for a two nights and enjoy a free evening on the Boardwalk. Stretching three miles from 2nd to 40th Street it features a separate bike path, ideal for strolling, rollerblading and biking. You'll find a variety of quaint outdoor restaurants and vendors offering bike and surrey rentals. Nautical sculptures adorn many of the side streets. Make sure you swing by and see King Neptune – a twenty-four foot, twelve-ton bronze statue that stands on 31st Street. This is perhaps one of the most popular photo opportunities in town.
Day 2 – Lighthouse & History Tour – Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum - Nauticus & USS Wisconsin – Dinner Cruise
After breakfast, meet your local guide for a tour of the area’s history starting with the Cape Henry Lighthouse, the oldest government-built lighthouse in America. It was the first lighthouse authorized by the U.S. government, dating from 1792. In 1881, a newer lighthouse was constructed 350 feet from the original. You also see Fort Story, the Army's only facility for training troops on amphibious equipment and to practice the transfer of military cargo from ship to shore.
Following a break for lunch on own, tour the Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum. This guided tour focuses on the historic 1903 Life-Saving Station housing the museum, including the rescuers who worked here and how they helped create modern Virginia Beach.
Heading to Norfolk this afternoon, visit the USS Wisconsin, the last and largest battleship built by the U.S. Navy. Take a stroll through Nauticus, an interactive maritime science center, and stop by the MacArthur Memorial, the final resting place of Five-Star General Douglas MacArthur.
Tonight, enjoy a dinner cruise on Spirit of Norfolk. Cruise down the Elizabeth River with spectacular views of the historic downtown waterfront, including the Navy's Atlantic Fleet. (B,D)
Day 3 – Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center & Dolphin Watching Boat Tour - Depart for Home
This morning visit the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center and discover an amazing underwater world. You explore from the shore to the depths of the Atlantic Ocean and experience coastal habitats from around the world. Thousands of animals representing over 300 species, displayed in entertaining and educational exhibits are ready to enchant you!
Also included with your visit to the Aquarium is a Dolphin Watching Boat Tour. Enjoy an unforgettable excursion aboard the Atlantic Explorer in search for Virginia's most common and charismatic marine mammal, the bottlenose dolphin. Learn from the knowledgeable educators about other Virginia coastal animals like majestic seabirds, curious sea turtles, and unique fish species.
Following the cruise, depart for home. (B)