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NATO & Historic Virginia: Williamsburg & Norfolk

Sunday, April 28, 2019 - Wednesday, May 1, 2019


$1300 Cost per person

There is one room left at the Cavalier Hotel, so register today!


  • Sunday, April 28: DFW to Norfolk on American Airlines 320 at 10:26 AM > 2:15 PM
  • Wednesday, May 1: Norfolk to DFW on American Airlines 320 at 3:01 PM > 5:35 PM 



6:00 PM                Casual Cocktails in the Raleigh Room

6:30 PM                Dinner at The Cavalier in the South Lawn Loggia

With remarks by Admiral Joseph W. Prueher

Admiral Joseph W. Prueher served as Ambassador to the People's Republic of China from 1999 to 2001. As Chief of the United States mission in China, he served two Presidents and was responsible for directing, coordinating and managing the activities of all U.S. Executive Branch activities in China. Admiral Prueher completed thirty-five years of distinguished service in the United States Navy in May 1999. From February 1996 until then, he was the 17th Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Pacific Command (CINCPAC).



9:15 AM                 Private shuttle departs The Cavalier Hotel

10:00 AM               Guests arrive at the Military Aviation Museum

(1341 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach)

10:00 AM               Tour of the museum

12:00 PM               Lunch at the Aviation Museum

1:00 PM                 Private shuttle departs the Military Aviation Museum

3:00 PM                 Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the MacArthur Memorial

An exclusive tour for our guests on a closed day, given by Col. William Davis, Foundation Executive Director, and Christopher Kolakowski, Memorial Director, including the special exhibit “The MacArthurs in the Far East,” museum highlights, and a peek into the archives. 

4:30 PM                 Board private shuttle for the NATO Dinner

Optional: 7-minute walk to the hotel, passing through the Selden Market, a retail and artistic incubator inside the historic Selden Arcade.

6:30 PM                 World Affairs Council Norfolk NATO Festival Banquet Dinner at Hilton Norfolk

(The Main Hotel, 100 East Main Street, Norfolk)

Keynote Speaker: Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison

9:00 PM                 Board private shuttle for return to The Cavalier



8:45 AM                 Private shuttle departs The Cavalier

10:30 AM               Guests arrive at Colonial Williamsburg

Welcome drink and tour of the Williamsburg Inn

11:00 AM               Exploration time

12:00 PM               Private lunch at the King’s Arms Tavern

1:30 PM                 Private tour with Michell B. Reiss, President & CEO, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

4:30 PM                 Board private shuttle for return to The Cavalier

6:00 PM                 Guests arrive at The Cavalier

6:30 PM                 Whiskey Tasting at the Tarnished Truth Distilling Company 

Tarnished Truth Distilling Company (located in The Cavalier) offers a portfolio of great tasting spirits within its tasting room and its rustic tavern, The Hunt Room, where guests relax and sip distilled spirits fireside in the charming ambiance of the tasting room. The distinctively-styled distillery is where the ancient process of barrel aging fine libations is brought to life in handcrafted copper & brass equipment.

7:30 PM                 Dinner on your own

Jim will be taking an Uber to his favorite casual seaside restaurant, Dockside (3311 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach). A family restaurant, on any given day you’ll find locals gathered in the dining room or outdoor picnic tables for peel and eat shrimp, raw oysters, fresh catch specials, and according to Jim, the world’s best crab cakes.



TBD AM                 Private shuttle departs The Cavalier for Norfolk Naval Base Tour

Guests who will go on to the airport from the Naval Base will check out of the hotel. The shuttle will not return to The Cavalier.

TBD AM                 Guests arrive at Norfolk Naval Base

TBD AM                 Allied Command Transformation

(1530 Gilbert Street, Norfolk tour details to come.)

TBD AM                 Lunch

1:30 PM                Private shuttle departs Norfolk Naval Base for Norfolk International Airport



3:01 PM                 Norfolk to DFW on American Airlines 320 at 3:01 PM > 5:35 PM

4200 Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Fees: $1,300 per person
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