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Overview

8 night Tour Begins Washington DC, Ends New York: 2 nights Washington DC; 1 night Philadelphia; 2 nights Boston; 3 nights New York

Some of the East Coast’s most vibrant and exciting cities come alive on this tour visiting Washington DC, Philadelphia, Boston, and New York City. Of course, you’ll see the must-see sights, including Arlington National Cemetery and the famous memorials in Washington DC; the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall in Philadelphia; Boston Common, the Freedom Trail, and Faneuil Hall in Boston; and Times Square, Greenwich Village, and the Financial District in New York.


Optional New York Extension available - please call for details

Details

DAY 1

Arrive in Washington DC
Welcome to the nation’s capital! At 6 pm, meet your fellow traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming journey.

Overnight: Doubletree by Hilton Washington DC

DAY 2

Washington DC
This morning’s sightseeing features many of Washington’s famous landmarks, including the LINCOLN, VIETNAM, KOREAN, and WORLD WAR II Memorials. Take a guided tram tour of ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, where you’ll see the KENNEDY GRAVESITES, the TOMB OF THE UNKNOWNS, and ARLINGTON HOUSE, the Robert E. Lee Memorial. Dinner tonight is at one of the city’s favourite restaurants followed by a monument illumination tour. (B,D)

Overnight: Doubletree by Hilton Washington DC

DAY 3

Washington DC–Philadelphia
Depart Washington DC this morning and travel to the “City of Brotherly Love.” Upon arrival we’ll visit the unique READING TERMINAL MARKET. Enjoy a tour of this vibrant market and learn the story behind cheesesteaks, hoagies, pretzels, and other Philly food favourites. Afternoon sightseeing focuses on the important buildings of this historic city, the “Birthplace of
the Nation.” Visit the LIBERTY BELL and INDEPENDENCE HALL. This evening is free to explore more of this historic city on your own. (B)

Overnight: Sheraton Society Hill

DAY 4

Philadelphia–Boston
This morning we travel north to Boston, one of the oldest cities in the U.S., where you’ll find cobblestone streets and historic sites nestled among world-class restaurants, shops, and cafés. (B)

Overnight: Sheraton Boston Hotel

DAY 5

Boston
Your morning tour of Boston highlights the historic sites near Boston Common, the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, Old North Church, and the Freedom Trail. Next, visit the JOHN F. KENNEDY PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY & MUSEUM. Here you’ll experience John F. Kennedy’s life, legacy, and leadership. Learn more about the Kennedy family and their importance in the Boston community and the world. See personal artifacts from Kennedy’s Oval Office, and discover Kennedy’s influence on the U.S. Space Program, the Civil Rights movement, and more. Then, time to explore more of Boston on your own. Perhaps shop for souvenirs at Faneuil Hall, catch a game at the oldest baseball park in the major league—Fenway Park, home of the Red Sox—or enjoy a cool drink at the original Cheers Pub, where everybody knows your name! (B)

Overnight: Sheraton Boston Hotel

DAY 6

Boston–New York City
Depart Boston and head south to the “Big Apple.” New York has so much to offer, from the glittering lights of Broadway to the serenity of the Cloisters. Arrive late afternoon, with the remainder of the day at your leisure. Perhaps take in a Broadway show this evening. (B)

Overnight: Sheraton New York Times Square

DAY 7

New York City
Today, enjoy a tour of the city’s most famous sights: Times Square, Greenwich Village, the Financial District, and Chinatown. Then, cross over to Brooklyn and enjoy a PIZZA TOUR. This fun and unique tour will show you some of Brooklyn’s landmarks, including Coney Island and Brighton Beach, movie locations from Saturday Night Fever, Goodfellas, and Moonstruck, and you’ll also get to sample some of New York’s finest pizza along the way. This evening is at leisure to explore more of this vibrant city. (B,L)

Overnight: Sheraton New York Times Square

DAY 8

New York City
A free day to explore more of New York. Perhaps visit historic Ellis Island, enjoy a dazzling tour around the city by helicopter, walk the streets of Chinatown and Little Italy, or shop on Fifth Avenue. Your Tour Director will be available to help you with additional sightseeing plans as well as give shopping and dining suggestions. This evening, join us for a festive
farewell dinner, the perfect ending to your East Coast holiday! (B,D)

Overnight: Sheraton New York Times Square

DAY 9

New York City
The tour ends today with guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers are provided to Kennedy, LaGuardia, or Newark International Airports. (B)

DAY 10

Arrive back home

What's Included

  • Return transatlantic scheduled flights
  • Professional Tour Director throughout the tour
  • Airport transfers
  • Superior hotel accommodation in hotels listed or of a similar standard
  • Porterage of one Bag per person
  • Meals as detailed in itinerary


Activities & Sights Included in the price

  • Washington DC: Sightseeing including Arlington National Cemetery tram tour
  • Philadelphia: Reading Terminal Market tour; sightseeing including the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall
  • Boston: Sightseeing; visit the North End neighbourhood for a tasting tour
  • New York City: Sightseeing including a Brooklyn Pizza tour

The weather information shown below refers to the first stop on the tour, call us and speak to one of our travel experts for the most up-to-date forecasts and weather details for your tour.

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