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Cities of the Great East

Price per person
from £1,956

Price based on
London Heathrow
1st Jun 2019 departure

Key inclusions

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 9 days

  • USA

  • Steady pace

  • Cosmos escorted tours

Great value escorted tours in the world's most captivating places. No other travel company matches our expertise, on-trip experiences - with a great mix of included excursions and free time - and value.

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.

At a glance

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

What's included

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

Private home pick-up service

Our private home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Read more about our private home pick-up service.

Single Share available

Our single share option will match you with a fellow solo traveller of the same gender in a twin room, so you don't have to pay a single supplement. If there's no one available to share with, you don't pay any additional single supplement. Please call us to book a single-share holiday.

Customer Reviews

It was good value. The extra days in New York...

29th June 2018
Mr Graham Tuley

It was good value. The extra days in New York made the price higher.

enjoyed our tour of the four cities that we visited....

24th July 2017
Trusted Customer

enjoyed our tour of the four cities that we visited. loads of information and plenty to see. tour guides excellent in each city

Tour itinerary was excellent and included all the main sights....

28th June 2017
Mrs Julia Astbury

Tour itinerary was excellent and included all the main sights. Tour guide very knowledgeable. However, the flights were poor. The stop over at Hamburg was acceptable but having to wait 4 hours in Dublin on the return leg was terrible especially following a transatlantic flight. Comfort Inn in Boston was substandard and jaded. Room was clean but unhygienic hand basin. (have photo if required). No bar or lounge facilities to relax in. Too far out even though a shuttle bus was provided (late and held up in traffic).

Overview

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.

Total meals included:

  • 4 breakfasts

UK - Boston

Day
1

On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel.

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, 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

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 and INDEPENDENCE HALL.

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 - UK

Day
8

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

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Home landing in the UK

Day
9

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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).

Hotels

It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.

Boston - Ramada Boston

Whether you want to lay by the pool or explore the Boston area, enjoy it all at our Ramada Boston hotel near Fenway Park.

  • Location

    800 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA 02122, USA

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Lifts
    • In-room safe
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Pool

New York - Holiday Inn Express Manhattan Midtown West

Located near Times Square, the Holiday Inn Express New York - Manhattan West Side includes laptop-compatible safes, complimentary newspapers, and 32-inch flat-screen TVs. All accommodations provide desks and phones. Bathrooms offer bathtubs or showers, hair dryers, and complimentary toiletries. Beds have pillow top mattresses. Complimentary wireless and wired high-speed Internet access is provided.

  • Location

    538 West 48th Street, Hell's Kitchen, New York, NY 10036, USA

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Lifts
    • In-room safe
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer

Philadelphia - Wyndham Philadelphia Historical District

The hotel has a fitness centre, outdoor pool, gift shop, guest laundry, business centre, restaurant, pub, room service, and concierge service. Guestrooms include cable TV, coffeemaker, iron/ironing board, hairdryer, and complimentary newspaper.

  • Location

    400 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

     

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Pool

Washington DC - Washington Marriott Wardman Park

Ideally located in Northwest DC's Woodley Park neighbourhood, the Washington Marriott Wardman Park offers the best of both worlds and provides a quiet respite in the heart of the city with 16 acres of manicured gardens.

  • Location

    2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Lifts
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Pool

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