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American Heritage - Independent Rail Tour

9 Nights Tour from £1,899 per Person Including Flights

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Overview

This is an independent rail tour of the great east coast cities of America. Included in this holiday are seats on Amtrak rail between the cities, hotel accommodation and a full range of sightseeing and excursions. On this tour there are also two dinners included in Boston and New York, in popular, iconic restaurants.

You’ll start in historic Boston, then travel to the Big Apple, onto the fascinating city of Philadelphia before finishing in Washington DC. In Boston walk the famous Freedom Trail, stroll through Boston Common, or visit the Skywalk Observatory.  Take in spectacular views of Manhattan from the Empire State building or cruise out to the Statue of Liberty in New York.  See the place where the US Constitution was brought to life in Philadelphia.  Visit any number of fascinating museums or impressive monuments in Washington DC.

Highlights

  • Hop-on hop-off sightseeing tours of Boston, New York and Washington DC
  • CityPASS tickets for Boston, New York and Philadelphia including entrance to all the main sights and museums such as the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty and 9/11 Memorial
  • Enjoy dinner at The View restaurant in New York’s only revolving rooftop restaurant
  • Relax on the train as you travel from city centre to city centre

Itinerary Overview
Fly into Boston stay 2 nights – Train to New York stay 3 nights – Train to Philadelphia stay 2 nights – Train to Washington DC stay 2 nights – Fly home
 

Details

Day 1

Fly to Boston

Fly to Boston and transfer independently to your hotel for a two night stay. Use your CityPASS for admission to some of Boston’s most popular attractions like the New England Aquarium, the Museum of Science or the Skywalk Observatory at the Prudential Center to name a few. Take the time to journey into the city’s revolutionary past by walking the Freedom Trail.  Head over to Boston’s famous Italian American neighbourhood, the North End, for some excellent culinary opportunities.

Overnight: Hampton Inn Boston Crosstown or similar, other hotel options are available at a supplement

Day 2

Boston

Enjoy a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of this historic city. See ancient burial grounds, national historic landmarks like the Old North Church. Stroll the beautiful Public Gardens and the vibrant Boston Common where all walks of Boston life can be found enjoying this open public space.  Tonight, dinner is included at the Union Oyster House, a popular local restaurant.

Overnight: Hampton Inn Boston Crosstown or similar, other hotel options are available at a supplement

Day 3

Boston – New York City

This morning make your way to South Station and board Amtrak to New York City. Enjoy the relaxing journey south and on arrival transfer independently to your hotel for a three night stay.

Overnight: Holiday Inn Times Square or similar, other hotel options are available at a supplement

Day 4

New York City

The best introduction to the city is on a sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus. Your onboard guide will point out the city’s major landmarks and attractions and give you some history and background on this sprawling metropolis.  Use your CityPASS to visit some must-see attractions like the Empire State Building, the American Museum of Natural History and the Museum of Modern Art.

Overnight: Holiday Inn Times Square or similar, other hotel options are available at a supplement

Day 5

New York City

Today continue your exploration of the sights and sounds of New York City.  Take some time to do a little shopping on Fifth Avenue. This evening, head to the top of the world for your included dinner in New York’s only revolving rooftop restaurant—The View.

Overnight: Holiday Inn Times Square

Day 6

New York City - Philadelphia

Travel to Penn Station and board Amtrak to Philadelphia. Relax on board as you travel south to the “City of Brotherly Love”

Overnight: Holiday Inn Midtown or similar, other hotel options are available at a supplement

Day 7

Philadelphia

As the first capital of the United States and the birthplace of the American Constitution, Philadelphia offers so much to see and explore, rich in American history and culture.  Visit six of the city’s best attractions including the Franklin Institute, One Liberty Observation Deck, the Philadelphia Zoo and more with your CityPASS.  Take in the numerous sculptures and murals in the city that features more public art exhibits than any other in the world

Overnight: Holiday Inn Midtown or similar, other hotel options are available at a supplement

Day 8

Philadelphia – Washington DC

Travel to the train station and board Amtrak as you head towards your next and final stop – Washington DC. Check in to your hotel for a two night stay before heading out for a stroll through this fascinating city, with beautiful landmarks and parks and a myriad of museums and monuments.

Overnight: Phoenix Park Hotel or similar, other hotel options are available at a supplement

Day 9

Washington DC

Explore the city with a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour, stopping at places such as the Jefferson Memorial, the National Cathedral, and the Smithsonian. You will also have your choice of admission to two of the best museums in the country – choose from the International Spy Museum or our favourite, the fascinating “Newseum”.  From grand monuments like the Lincoln Memorial and the Capitol Building, to fascinating museums and exhibitions like the Smithsonian and the Library of Congress, to the serene Arlington National Cemetery.

Overnight: Phoenix Park Hotel or similar, other hotel options are available at a supplement

Day 10

Fly home

Today make your way independently to the airport for your flight home
 

  • International flights to Boston returning from Washington DC
  • One-way Amtrak in Coach class from Boston to New York City; New York City to Philadelphia; and Philadelphia to Washington, DC on the Northeast Regional
  • 9 nights’ hotel accommodation as described above or similar, subject to availability. Upgraded hotels are available at a supplement
  • 2 dinners included
  • The following excursions:
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Boston
  • Boston CityPASS including:
  • New England Aquarium
  • Museum of Science
  • Skywalk Observatory at the Prudential Center
  • Museum of Fine Arts-Boston OR Boston Harbor Cruise
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of New York City
  • New York City CityPASS including:
  • Empire State Building Experience
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • Top of the Rock Observation Deck OR Guggenheim Museum
  • Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island OR Sightseeing Cruise
  • 9/11 Memorial and Museum OR Intrepid Air and Space Museum
  • Dinner at The View Restaurant
  • Philadelphia CityPASS including:
  • The Franklin Institute
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour
  • One Liberty Observation Deck
  • Adventure Aquarium OR Philadelphia Zoo
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Washington DC
  • Admission to the International Spy Museum or the Newseum


What’s not included?
Travel to and from the city hotels and stations
 

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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