Shore Excursion Details

Norfolk Highlights

Norfolk, Virginia

Norfolk Highlights

DETAILS

  • 4
    hrs Estimate Duration
  • Snack
  • Limited Accessibility

Become familiar with the best of Norfolk by visiting the most representative landmarks, some dating back nearly 350 years. While riding through the historic district, you will see stately homes along a boomerang-shaped body of water known as The Hague and St. Paul’s Church, which still has a cannonball embedded in an exterior wall from the British bombardment of 1776. Much of the downtown has been beautifully renovated over the past decade or so, especially along the waterfront. Continuing on, you will drive through Naval Station Norfolk, the world’s largest such facility, which is the headquarters of the Atlantic Fleet and home to more than 80,000 military personnel. Along the way, you can expect to see aircraft carriers, submarines and naval aircraft that provide early warning of potential air threats. Later, you will stop for ice cream at Doumar’s, a family-owned business that has become an institution, in part because the founder created the ice-cream cone in 1904.


HIGHLIGHTS
• Settle in for a panoramic driving tour through Norfolk, which was established in 1682.
• See a cannonball from the Revolutionary War that is still embedded in a church wall.
• Drive through the world’s largest naval station, passing aircraft carriers and submarines.
• Stop for ice cream on a fresh-baked waffle cone at Doumar’s, a Norfolk institution.


HELPFUL HINTS
• Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
• Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.


Need to Know:

Note: This tour includes limited walking, mainly at the guest's discretion. It is available to guests who utilize a collapsible wheelchair, can make their way on and off the coach and have a companion to assist them.

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ACTIVITY ATTRIBUTES

Excursion Type:

Scenic & City Tours

Activity Level:

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    Challenging
Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
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