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Virginia Beach & Norfolk - Tattoo

May 2, 2020 - May 6, 2020

In light of the news surrounding coronavirus, our trip to Virginia Beach & Norfolk has been cancelled. Anyone booked on this trip will automatically receive a full credit that can be used toward any future travel. There is no need to call our office, a credit will automatically be placed in your account
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Join us as we travel south to Virginia to view the Virginia International Tattoo. The Tattoo offers an astounding display of inspirational military music, majestic massed pipes and drums, show stopping drill team maneuvers, colorful and elegant dancers, and much more.

5 Day(s) | 9 Meals


  • Deluxe Motorcoach
  • 3 Nights Oceanfront Rooms with Private Balconies in Virginia Beach, 1 night Virginia Hotel en route
  • Reserved Seats at the Virginia International Tattoo
  • Victory Rover Cruise
  • Norfolk Botanical Gardens
  • 9 Meals: 4 Breakfasts, 1 Box Lunch, 4 Dinners
  • Friendship Tours Escort


Day 1

Depart aboard our deluxe motorcoach as we head south for 5 days celebrating our great Military. Overnight accommodations at the HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS CHESTER, VA. Welcome dinner marks our arrival.

Day 2

This morning we depart to Norfolk, VA for the VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL TATTOO. We begin our Tattoo experience at the HULLABALOO featuring outdoor performances from pipers, dancers, drill teams and drum lines to get you ready for the main show. The Tattoo offers an astounding display of inspirational military music, majestic massed pipes and drums, show stopping drill team maneuvers, colorful and elegant dancers, and much more. The 24th annual Tattoo will feature over 1000 performers from eight countries and promises to be one of the most moving ever as they mark the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII and honor the courage and sacrifice of the greatest generation. 3 nights on the beach at the OCEANFRONT INN - our rooms have PRIVATE BALCONIES FACING THE ATLANTIC OCEAN. Dinner tonight in our hotel.

Day 3

After breakfast we depart for NORFOLK, a city rich in maritime history. Board the VICTORY ROVER for our 2 hour narrated cruise including a BOX LUNCH. Cruise the smooth waters of the Elizabeth River and Hampton Roads Harbor to witness the majesty of the Navy’s aircraft carriers, nuclear submarines, guided missile cruises and other vessels that make up the world’s most powerful seagoing armada. Next we visit the NORFOLK BOTANICAL GARDENS, a 175 acre garden that is home to 52 distinctive themed gardens, 95 species of birds and 30 kinds of butterflies. Enjoy an overview of the garden on our narrated tram tour before exploring the garden on your own. Dinner at the FREEMASON ABBEY RESTAURANT before returning to Virginia Beach.

Day 4

Enjoy a leisurely day to stroll the boardwalk, relax by the pool, go souvenir shopping or visit the Aquarium. Farewell dinner tonight.

Day 5

We depart with memories of our time in Virginia.

Departure Locations


Depart: 7:00 AM

Return: 7:45 PM

Manchester, Park & Ride Commuter Lot, Buckland Street & Pleasant Valley Road

West Hartford/New Britain

Depart: 7:30 AM

Return: 7:15 PM

Commuter Lot across from Target, Village Square Rd & Hartford Rd., New Britain / West Hartford
Please park on the left side of the lot as you enter the driveway.


Depart: 8:15 AM

Return: 6:45 PM

Chase Parkway Commuter Park & Ride across from Naugatuck Valley Community College, Waterbury


Depart: 9:30 AM

Return: 6:00 PM

Exit 2 off I-84, Commuter Park & Ride on Mill Plain Rd., Danbury









Payment Policy

DEPOSIT: $300 pp with reservations; FINAL PAYMENT: March 20, 2020

Cancellation Policy

If a passenger cancels from deposit to March 20, 2020 fee of $150.00 pp; March 21, 2020 to April 16, 2020 fee of $500.00 pp; no refunds if canceled on April 17, 2020 or later unless a substitute is provided.

Trip Protection Policy

Trip Protection Coverage is strongly recommended. Aon Affinity administers the NTA Travel Protection plan designed specifically for members of the National Tour Association. The Pre-existing medical condition exclusion can be waived by purchasing the Enhanced Plan within 14 days of your deposit or initial payment. Purchase of the plan within this time period also provides eligibility for the Financial Insolvency benefit. Traveling companions / roommates are required to take the same plan (Basic or Enhanced) in order to be properly covered. Premium is non-refundable once paid. Three ways to enroll:

1. Website: https://nta.aontravelprotect.com Tour Operator Location #076068. You can also view plan details on this site.

2. Call Aon 1-800-388-1470. Tour Operator Location #076068. Customer service agents can also answer questions about each plan.

3. Call Friendship Tours / The Ship Shop 860-243-1630 or 800-243-1630

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