Cities of the Great East


  • 8 days

  • USA

  • Steady pace

Tour : 8460

Save £160 on 2019 dates

Up to 10% off on 2020

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£1,291 pp

Tour only

Based on 13th Jul 2019

From

£2,868 pp

Tour with flights & transfers

Based on London Heathrow

Overview

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History comes alive on this East Coast tour featuring some of the East Coast’s most thrilling cities: Boston, New York City, Philadelphia and Washington D.C.

On this East Coast tour, enjoy sightseeing in each city. With an expert Tour Director —someone who knows the ins and outs of the city—see some of Boston’s historic sites including Boston Commons, the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, and the Freedom Trail. In New York City, see Times Square, Greenwich Village, Chinatown, and more. In Philadelphia, visit the Liberty Bell, a symbol of liberty, and Independence Hall, the birthplace of America where the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution were debated and signed. In Washington DC’s famous landmarks, including the graves of John and Robert Kennedy at Arlington National Cemetery, the Lincoln Memorial, and Washington Monument. Stop for photos at Capitol Hill and the White House. This holiday designed for value-minded travellers also features a harbour cruise in Boston. See Bunker Hill Monument—site of the June 17, 1775, battle—and the Boston Tea Party boat. You’ll also have free time on your own to explore. Perhaps join an optional dinner in one of Washington DC’s favourite restaurants, followed by an illumination tour of the monuments. In Boston, explore the cobblestone streets and savour a meal at one of the many world-class restaurants. Perhaps enjoy a Broadway show in New York City, shop on famous Fifth Avenue, or visit historic Ellis Island.

Guided sightseeing combined with free time to explore on your own makes this the perfect tour to experience the East Coast’s thrilling cities.

Highlights

Boston Sightseeing with Local Guide; harbour cruise

New York City Sightseeing with Local Guide

Philadelphia Sightseeing; visit the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall

Washington DC Sightseeing with Local Guide; visit Arlington National Cemetery

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Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 4 breakfasts

Boston

Day
1

Welcome to Boston, a treasure trove of American history. Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.

Boston

Day
2

Your morning guided tour of Boston highlights the historic sites near Boston Common, the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, Old North Church, and the Freedom Trail. Next, board a harbour CRUISE to see the Bunker Hill Monument and the Boston Tea Party ship. The rest of the day is free to explore on your own.

Meals included:

  • Continental Breakfast

Boston - New York City

Day
3

Depart Boston and head south to the “Big Apple.” Upon arrival, take an optional cruise of New York Harbour and view the magnificent architectural wonders and historical landmarks that make this the most famous skyline in the world. The remainder of your day and evening are at leisure. Perhaps take in a Broadway show this evening.

Meals included:

  • Continental Breakfast

New York City

Day
4

Today begins with a guided tour of the city’s most famous sights; Times Square, Greenwich Village, the Financial District, and Chinatown. Afterward, you are free to explore more of New York at your leisure. Perhaps visit historic Ellis Island, 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.

Meals included:

  • Continental Breakfast

New York City - Philadelphia

Day
5

This morning, travel to the “City of Brotherly Love.” Afternoon sightseeing focuses on historic buildings important to the birth of the nation. Visit the LIBERTY BELL.

Meals included:

  • Continental Breakfast

Philadelphia - Washington DC

Day
6

Depart the handsome city of Philadelphia for the U.S. capital and seat of government, Washington DC, for a 2-night stay. Your afternoon is free for independent exploration. The nation’s capital has an endless list of things to do, from museums packed with history to the National Mall.

Washington DC

Day
7

Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide features many city landmarks and ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY to see the graves of American heroes, including those of John and Robert Kennedy. Also, see the Lincoln and National WWII Memorials, Washington Monument, and photo stops at Capitol Hill, the White House, and other well-known sights. This evening, join an optional dinner at one of Washington’s favorite restaurants, followed by an illumination tour of the monuments.

Washington DC

Day
8

Your holiday ends this morning. You can also extend your holiday with extra nights and explore Washington DC further.

Things to note

Fall Foliage: Enjoy the colours of the New York and surrounding areas on our special fall foliage departures: 21 September and 28 September 2019 (if Mother Nature permits).

Total meals included:

  • 4 breakfasts

BOSTON

Day
1

Welcome to Boston, a treasure trove of American history. Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.

BOSTON

Day
2

Your morning guided tour of Boston highlights the historic sites of the Freedom Trail: Boston Common, the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, and the Old North Church. Next, board a harbor CRUISE to see the Bunker Hill Monument and the Boston Tea Party ship. The rest of the day is free to explore on your own.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

BOSTON–NEW YORK CITY

Day
3

Depart Boston and head south to the “Big Apple.” New York City began its extraordinary history as the Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam. Upon arrival, take an optional cruise of New York Harbor past the magnificent skyscrapers and historical landmarks that make this the most recognizable skyline in the world. The remainder of your day and evening are at leisure. Perhaps take in a Broadway show this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

NEW YORK CITY

Day
4

Today begins with a guided tour of the city’s most famous sights: Times Square, Rockefeller Center, the Financial District, and Chinatown. Afterward, you are free to explore more of New York at your leisure. Perhaps visit the Tenement Museum, and hear the stories of some of the 12 million immigrants who entered the United States between 1892 and 1954. Enjoy a walk along the unique Highline, a park created on a historic elevated New York Central Railroad spur; or go window shopping on fashionable Fifth Avenue. Your Tour Director will be available to help you with additional sightseeing plans as well as give shopping and dining suggestions.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

NEW YORK CITY–PHILADELPHIA

Day
5

This morning, travel to the “City of Brotherly Love,” once the largest English-speaking colonial city in the world after London. Afternoon sightseeing focuses on sites important to the birth of the United States. Visit the LIBERTY BELL and learn how this State House bell was transformed into an extraordinary symbol. Also visit INDEPENDENCE HALL where the Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

PHILADELPHIA–WASHINGTON DC

Day
6

Depart the “handsome city” of Philadelphia for the U.S. capital founded on July 16, 1790, and the seat of government, Washington DC. Located along the Potomac River on the East Coast, this cosmopolitan city holds an unmatched cache of the country’s history, sites, and artifacts. “DC” (the District of Columbia) was created to establish a central location for the running of the government. Your afternoon is free for independent exploration. The nation’s capital has an endless list of things to do, from museums packed with history to a thriving restaurant scene.

WASHINGTON DC

Day
7

Begin this morning’s sightseeing with a Local Guide and visit ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY to see the graves of American heroes, including those of John and Robert Kennedy. Continue on to experience the solemn majesty of the Lincoln and National WWII Memorials, and conclude with photo stops at Capitol Hill and the White House. This evening, join an optional dinner at one of Washington’s favorite restaurants, followed by an illumination tour of the monuments.

WASHINGTON DC

Day
8

Your vacation ends this morning. You can also extend your vacation with extra nights and explore Washington DC further.

Things to note

Enjoy the fall colours of New York and surrounding areas on our special fall foliage departures: September 21 & 28 2020 (if Mother Nature permits).

What's included

Tour only

From

£1,291 pp

Prefer to book your own flights and transfers? You have the freedom to do that with our Tour Only holiday option.

  • Services of a tour director
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Porterage

Tour with flights

From

£2,868 pp

Let us take care of everything. Our package option includes return flights from your chosen airport, plus overseas transfers to your hotel.

  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes

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