Tauck reports guests traveling on the company’s 11-day “Most Hallowed Ground” Civil War itinerary are now able to spend the first three nights of their journey in Washington, DC’s historic InterContinental The Willard hotel.
Tauck notes the hotel popularly known as The Willard was a center of Washington political and social activity at the time of the Civil War.
“We’re thrilled to be including a three-night stay at The Willard as part of our ‘Most Hallowed Ground’ Civil War tour,” said Tauck CEO Dan Mahar. “Its history and connection to the Civil War era add another layer of authenticity to our guests’ experience in Washington, but equally important, the hotel is entirely consistent with Tauck’s high standards for service, quality, décor and amenities.”
The Willard, Mahar went on to note, has been honored with awards from Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, Forbes, AAA and others. Designed by Tauck and filmmaker Ken Burns, the all-inclusive “Most Hallowed Ground” tour (from $4,390 per person, double occupancy, plus airfare) begins in Washington, DC before traveling through Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Virginia to visit historic sites and Civil War battlefields including Gettysburg, Antietam, Petersburg and Appomattox. Throughout,guests will benefit from Ken Burns’s personal insights as presented during a series of video vignettes that air aboard the Tauck motorcoach while en route to various sites.
These exclusive short features include never-before-seen interview footage with Burns, as well as special highlights from his groundbreaking series “The Civil War.”