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Great American Cities - Independent Rail Tour

7 Nights Tour from £1,499 per Person Including Flights

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Overview

Explore America’s Great Cities on this 7 night itinerary of the East Coast. You will visit Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington DC, letting the train transport you through these terrific destinations.

Details

Day 1-2

Boston
Fly to Boston. At Logan International Airport, you will be greeted by your local host and assisted with your included hotel transfer. While in Boston experience the Freedom Trail as it winds its way through 350 years of history. Stop at bustling Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market. Visit Old Ironsides, the oldest ship in the US Navy. See the Swan boats in the Public Gardens, or enjoy a whale watch cruise from Boston Harbor.

2 nights Boston, MA

Standard Hotel: Midtown Hotel
Select Hotel: Doubletree Boston Downtown

Day 3-4

New York
(200 Miles/320km)
Depart this morning for “The Big Apple.” Your AMTRAK train allows you to relax and enjoy the comfort and service of rail travel. New York, a mere rock of an island, is the nation’s largest city and commercial centre. From Wall Street to the galleries of SoHo, the sparkling diamond district and the cobblestone streets in the South Street Seaport, New York has something for everyone. Take the ferry to Ellis Island and visit the Statue of Liberty, which welcomed immigrants to the land of freedom. Explore the neighbourhoods, take in the bright lights of Broadway, shop on Fifth Avenue and eat your way through Chinatown, Little Italy, or New York’s famous delis.

2 nights New York, NY

Standard Hotel: Skyline Hotel
Select Hotel: Excelsior Hotel

Day 5

Philadelphia
(103 Miles/164 kms)
Welcome to Philadelphia! Explore this marvelous city, home to Independence National Park, with the Liberty Bell, Franklin Court and Independence Hall. Discover the city’s many museums—from the Franklin Institute to the Rodin Museum. See, up close, the Liberty Bell, which marks the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence. Tread upon the floorboards where Betsy Ross stitched the American flag. Explore the historic Independence Hall, where the US was born. This evening, enjoy fine dining at one of Philadelphia’s famous eateries, or stroll lively South Street. 1 night Philadelphia.

1 night Philadelphia, PA

Standard Hotel: Sheraton Society Hill
Select Hotel: Sheraton Society Hill

Day 6-7

Washington DC
(136 Miles/218 kms)
Depart today for Washington’s history, power and spectacular beauty. Arrive in Union Station, restored to turn-of-the-century grandeur, and view the sights from your trolley tour. Enjoy the city’s famous monuments, explore the Smithsonian’s many museums or visit Arlington National Cemetery, the White House, the Capitol Building and much more. 2 nights Washington.

2 nights Washington, DC

Standard: Holiday Inn Capitol
Select: Marriott Wardman Park

Day 8

Washington - Airport
Take time for last minute shopping or sightseeing before you head to the airport for your homeward flight.

Day 9

Arrive back home this morning.

What's Included

  • Return transatlantic flights
  • Private Meet & Greet and Arrival Transfer in Boston
  • 7 nights hotel accommodation as shown above or similar
  • Rail travel between destinations

Tour Inclusions:

  • Boston Elite Sedan Transfer
  • Old Town Trolley - Boston
  • City Sights New York City
  • Trolley Works of Philadelphia
  • Old Town Trolley - Washington

Amtrak Transportation:

  • Boston - New York
  • New York - Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia - Washington

What's Not Included

  • Hotel car parking charges

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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