Sea Shores of the Outer Banks

Sea Shores of the Outer Banks

North Carolina Peninsula, Nauticus & Battleship Wisconsin, Cape Hatteras Seashore & Lighthouse, Wright Brothers Museum, Wild Horse Tour, Corrituck Beach Lighthouse, Museum of the Marine Corps

Sea Shores of the Outer Banks

  • Kill Devil Hills, NC

  • Take in the breathtaking beauty and history of the Outer Banks!

  • April 23-30, 8 Days, 10 Meals

  • Book before January 15th and Save $100!


The North Carolina peninsula is home to lighthouses that have guarded the region for centuries and were beacons of comfort for mariners and seaborne travelers. It is also the site of the Wright Brothers’ first powered flight and home to the tallest sand dunes on the East Coast.

Day 1

Begin this excursion to the Outer Banks riding across Indiana and conclude the day with an overnight stay in Youngstown, Ohio.

Day 2

Press on through scenic Pennsylvania and Virginia before settling in for an evening on your own to explore Norfolk, Virginia's waterfront.


Day 3

NAUTICUS & BATTLESHIP WISCONSIN: Climb aboard the largest and last battleship built by the U.S. Navy. The USS Wisconsin was active in landings in Iwo Jima and Okinawa, World War II, Korean War, and Operation Desert Storm.

Spend the next three nights listening to the sounds of the Atlantic from your oceanfront balcony!

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Day 4

CAPE HATTERAS NATIONAL SEASHORE: Witness this natural and remote piece of beach, stretching over 70 miles from Bodie Island to Hatteras, once dubbed the "Graveyard of the Atlantic." A local guide shares stories of shipwrecks and lighthouses.

CHICAMACOMICO LIFE-SAVING STATION: One of the most complete United States Life-Saving Stations that preserves, protects, and interprets the rich history of valiant men and women whose daring ocean rescues date back to the early 1900s.

GRAVEYARD OF THE ATLANTIC MUSEUM: Rich maritime history of the Outer Banks displayed and told through shipwreck artifacts, memorabilia, and dramatic tales from 1524 through 1945.

CAPE HATTERAS LIGHTHOUSE: Learn about the tallest brick beacon in the world, standing 210 feet high and first lit in December 1870!

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Day 5

WRIGHT BROTHERS NATIONAL MEMORIAL: Experience the first flight of Orville and Wilbur through full-scale reproductions of their 1902 glider, 1903 flying machine, and their first wind tunnel! The living quarters and hangar are reconstructed here.

JOCKEY'S RIDGE STATE PARK: See the tallest natural sand dunes in the Eastern United States.

BODIE ISLAND LIGHT STATION: Enjoy a tour of this horizontally-striped 156-foot tall structure that dates back to 1872, with its beacon flashing 19 miles over the ocean.

B, D

Day 6

COROLLA OUTBACK ADVENTURES WILD HORSE TOUR: Travel in an open-air vehicle with a local guide along the dunes of the Atlantic to witness the Colonial Spanish Wild Mustangs. Private access into a conservation easement provides once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunities.

CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHTHOUSE: Tour the grounds that are home to the last brick lighthouse built on the Outer Banks in 1875! If you are brave enough, head to the top for a special view!

Depart the Outer Banks northbound traveling back through Virginia for an overnight stay near Quantico.


Day 7

THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE MARINE CORPS: This self-guided tour surrounds you with the sounds, sensations, and legends of the USMC. Exhibits and artifacts include vehicles, uniforms, and weapons of the Marines on land, in the air, and at sea.


Day 8

Leave the coast, but take the calming nature of the sea with you as you reminisce with fellow travelers about favorite sites and landmarks visited during this journey.


B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

DEPOSIT: $50 at time of reservation; final payment due March 9, 2019.


ACCOMMODATIONS: Hampton Inn, Youngstown, OH (2 nights); Hampton Norfolk/Virginia Beach, Norfolk, VA (1 night); Sea Ranch Resort, Kill Devil Hills, NC (3 nights); Holiday Inn Quantico Center, Dumfries, VA (1 night).


TOUR INCLUSIONS: Professional tour director, motorcoach transportation, accommodations, luggage handling at hotels, admissions/attractions, and 10 meals, including 7 breakfasts and 3 dinners.


TRAVEL INSURANCE: Optional, but strongly recommended.


ACTIVITY LEVEL 3 / HEAVY WALKING: Physical stamina required. Stair climbing, longer periods of walking and/or standing may be involved, along with higher elevations and longer days. Participants must be able to keep up with group.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Janesville, WI Van Galder Terminal
3120 N. Pontiac Dr., Janesville WI
Madison, WI Shopko South Towne Mall
2101 W. Broadway, Lot "G", Madison WI
Rockford, IL Van Galder Terminal
7559 Walton St., Rockford IL
South Beloit, IL Fas Mart/McDonald's ($3 per day)
Hwy 75 and I90, South Beloit IL
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