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Fresco Adventure Presents 

An African American History Tour Series

Trip 1: Coming to America, June 19 - 23, 2025

 

Fresco Adventures Begins a Five-Year Journey to explore the African American Experience.

 

This Fresco Adventure traveling series will take us to various locations that explore the African American experience from arriving in America through returning to our roots in Africa. During the five-year journey we will visit various historic towns and cities in the United States, learning about our history in this country along with our traditional outdoor adventure activities of hiking, biking, water-fun, and culinary experiences.

The program is a series of multi-day journeys with the following themes:

2025: Coming to America; featuring Jamestown, Virginia as the major port for the initial slave trade and other nearby cities along the Chesapeake Bay.

2026: Escaping to Freedom; featuring Cambridge, Maryland, the home of Harriet Tubman and various journeys along the Underground Railroad.
2027: Living in America; featuring cities that flourished after reconstruction and where African Americans prospered.  

2028: Fighting for Our Civil Rights; featuring southern cities that were key during the Civil Rights era.

2029: Back to Africa; featuring visits to a few of Africa’s countries where many of our ancestors and heritage originated.

 

Trip1: Coming To America

Join us in the first of the series of the Fresco African American History and Adventure tours.  On this journey we will travel to the eastern shore of Virginia as this area was the major port for the initial slave trade.   We will visit Jamestown, Williamsburg, and other nearby cities along the Chesapeake Bay.  We will be inspired by the stories of courage and perseverance of our ancestors as we explore and see what they encountered after they entered the New World, far from their birthplace.

 

This 5-day/4-night program includes:

  • Lodging for four nights in central downtown Norfolk, Virginia

  • Local history tours and transportation to the tour sites

  • A selection of outdoor activities and a wine tasting event

  • Daily breakfast and dinner meals

 

You will be responsible for your own transportation to Norfolk, Virginia, however if you are traveling from outside the Washington, DC area, you may fly into the BWI airport and transportation to and from Norfolk, Virginia will be provided.

What's Included

Here's What's Included:

  • Accommodation for 4 nights in downtown, Norfolk, Virginia

  • Daily breakfast and dinner meals

  • Local transportation to activities of history tours and local adventure activities 

  • Historic tours, museums, and outdoor activities

  • For those traveling outside of the Washington, DC area, transportation to Norfolk, Virginia is available.

This trip requires you to meet in Norfolk, Virginia.  All local trip transportation for tours and activities is included.

Itinerary

General Itinerary

Day 1- June 19: Arrive in Norfolk, Virginia by 5PM. Overnight in Norfolk for four nights.

Day 2: Jamestown and other African American History Tours, afternoon Virginia Beach

Day 3: Morning outdoor adventure tours and afternoon relaxation or Virginia Beach

Day 4: Morning African American history tour and afternoon wine tasting.        

Day 5 – June 23: Depart for home after breakfast

Pricing

Cost per double occupancy is $1979 

Single supplement is $759

Fly-in supplement is $259 (Roundtrip Transport from BWI airport to Norfolk, VA)

Deposit of $500 required for your reservation. 

 Make a payment online

 Convenient and monthly payment plans are available.

 Final Balance is due 3 months prior to travel date.

Cancellation Policy:

 There is a $500 nonrefundable cancellation fee. The balance of whatever has been paid less the cancellation fee will be refunded if cancelled before March 15, 2025,  AND a replacement has been found. A replacement refund may be at a lower cost than the original purchase price. No refunds provided if cancelled after March 15, 2025. Travel insurance is available. 

Trip 
Registration

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