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Cities of the Great East

Price per person
from £2,136

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Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 9 days

  • Eastern USA

  • Active pace

  • Classic escorted tours

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 vacation designed for value-minded travelers also features a harbor 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 favorite restaurants, followed by an illumination tour of the monuments. In Boston, explore the cobblestone streets and savor 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


  • Washington DC Visit the Lincoln Memorial, and see other iconic attractions of the nation’s capital.
  • Philadelphia Home of the Liberty Bell: tour its historic landmarks and sample the city’s famous Philly Cheese Steak
  • Boston Explore this attractive city founded by the Puritan settlers, and see the Boston Tea Party ship.
  • New York Embrace the energy and attractions of the ever-changing Big Apple.

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Selected meals
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes
  • Single share option
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.

VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP 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 VIP 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.

Multiple itineraries are available

This itinerary changes on some dates - select your preferred departure date to see the details.


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 vacation designed for value-minded travelers also features a harbor 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 favorite restaurants, followed by an illumination tour of the monuments. In Boston, explore the cobblestone streets and savor 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:

  • 3 breakfasts

UK - Boston

Day
1

Fly to Washington DC where you will transfer to your hotel for a two night stay.

 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:

  • 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 Harbor 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:

  • 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

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:

  • 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.

Home landing in the UK

Day
9

Things to note

Fall Foliage: Enjoy the colours of the New York and surrounding areas on our special fall foliage departures: Sep 22- Oct 6. (if Mother nature permits)

Hotels

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

New York: Holiday Inn Express Manhattan West Side

Located in Hell’s Kitchen, this Manhattan hotel is just 15 minutes’ walk from Times Square. It boasts a daily continental breakfast.

  • Location

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

    15 minutes’ walk from Times Square. The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum is 5 minutes’ walk away.

  • Facilities

    • Car hire
    • Safety deposit box

Philadelphia Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District

Every room at the Wyndham Philadelphia comes with a flat-screen TV, work desk and complimentary toiletries.

  • Location

    400 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

    Located 0.7 miles from the Philadelphia Convention Centre, Wyndham Philadelphia-Historic District offers a seasonal rooftop pool and an onsite restaurant. Liberty Bell is 550 yards away while Independence Hall is 700 yards away.

     

     

  • Facilities

    • Gift shop
    • Safety deposit box
    • Newspapers
    • Room service
    • Indoor swimming pool

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