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Virginia Beach & Norfolk - Tattoo

Apr 30, 2022 - May 4, 2022

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 COURTYARD ALEXANDRIA PENTAGON SOUTH. Welcome dinner tonight.

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. 3 nights on Virginia Beach at the OCEANFRONT INN - our rooms have PRIVATE BALCONIES FACING THE ATLANTIC OCEAN. Dinner tonight in our hotel.

Day 3

After breakfast we spend the day in 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 tonight at a local restaurant.

Day 4

Enjoy a leisurely day in Virginia Beach 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: 8:45 PM

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

West Hartford/New Britain

Depart: 7:30 AM

Return: 8:15 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: 7:45 PM

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


Depart: 9:30 AM

Return: 7:15 PM

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









Payment Policy

DEPOSIT: $300 per person with reservations; FINAL PAYMENT: March 18, 2022

Cancellation Policy

If a passenger cancels from deposit to March 18, 2022 fee of $150.00 pp; March 19, 2022 to April 14, 2022 fee of $400.00 pp; no refunds if canceled on April 15, 2022 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

Trip Protection Coverage with CANCEL FOR ANY REASON coverage through Travel Insured International is available when purchased within 14 days of your initial deposit—ask Friendship Tours/The Ship Shop for more information

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