Great Cities of Eastern USA

  • 9 Days

  • Eastern USA

  • Active pace

Experience the grandeur of Washington DC, the intriguing histories and origins of Boston and Philadelphia, and lose yourself in the iconic avenues and neighbourhoods of New York on this compelling East Coast adventure.

Your journey starts here

Highlights

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

  • Day 1

  • Day 2

  • Day 3

  • Day 4

  • Day 5

  • Day 6

  • Day 7

  • Day 8

  • Day 9

of 9 days

Your detailed itinerary

Tour departing on 2nd June 2018

Meals included: 2 breakfasts,

Overview

Experience the grandeur of Washington DC, the intriguing histories and origins of Boston and Philadelphia, and lose yourself in the iconic avenues and neighbourhoods of New York on this compelling East Coast adventure.

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.

Extensions

  • 2 nights hotel stay in New York

Please call our Travel Specialists to book this holiday with an extension

Day 1

UK - Washington DC

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

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 2

Washington DC

A full day to explore this power base of American politics and capital city. Climb the steps of the classical Lincoln Memorial to see the large seated-sculpture of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, and read the inscription of his famous ‘Gettysburg Address’. Head along the National Mall for photo stops at Capitol Hill and the iconic White House. Study the white headstones of America's fallen heroes at Arlington Cemetery – here too is the sombre, yet moving, shrine of President John F Kennedy. Your afternoon is free to explore the interesting Smithsonian museums which flank the National Mall.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 3

Washington - Philadelphia

Today, continue to Philadelphia, the birthplace of American Independence and now the USA's fourth largest city. Visit the legendary Liberty Bell and Independence Hall; and don’t forget to sample an authentic Philly Cheese Steak whilst in the city.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 4

Philadelphia - Boston area

Travel north into Boston - one of America's oldest and most attractive cities, where cobblestone streets and historic sites are nestled among world-class restaurants, shops and cafes.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 5

Boston

Spend the morning exploring this engrossing city, founded by the Puritan settlers from England in 1630. Your guided tour takes you to the city’s key historic sites: Boston Common, the Old State House; Faneuil Hall; Old North Church; and the Freedom Trail, which tells the story of the nation’s founding. Enjoy a harbour cruise that includes the Bunker Hill Monument and the Boston Tea Party ship. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 6

Boston - New York City

Leave Boston and head south to New York - the city in a class of its own. Your day is free to wander the broadways and avenues of this exciting destination. Take an express lift to the top of the Rockefeller Centre for unrivalled skyline views; and then a ferry ride trip to the old immigration port of Ellis Island, for a great photo opportunity to snap the Statue of Liberty. Take in a Broadway show in the evening.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 7

New York City

This morning starts with a guided tour of the most famous sights in New York including Times Square, Greenwich Village, the Financial District and Chinatown. The rest of the day is free to explore more of New York at leisure. Enjoy a dazzling tour over the city by helicopter, walk the streets of Little Italy, or shop on famous Fifth Avenue. Your tour director will help with additional sightseeing plans and dining suggestions.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 8

New York City - UK

Check out of your hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK or extend your stay in New York City.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 9

Home landing in the UK

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hotels

  • Washington: Washington Plaza
  • Philadelphia: Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District
  • Boston: Comfort Inn Boston (2017) / Crown Plaza Boston - Newton (2018)
  • New York: Holiday Inn Express Manhattan West Side

 

Notes

 Accommodation as stated or similar

Latest customer reviews

14th October 2016

It was a brilliant adventure, with lots to do and a full agenda. I recommend doing the extra days in New York to see everything there is to do. Our guide Joe and driver James were outstanding. The hotels were good quality and comfortable. Once again another amazing Archers holiday Thank you.

12th October 2016

Saw some wonderful sights

23rd September 2016

Great Tour including all the important sites of the Eastern USA but allowing enough free time to explore independently.

23rd September 2016

Great tour with excellent tour director and coach driver. Holiday was only blighted by the poor choice and location of the Holiday Inn in Boston plus item of underwear stolen from our room.

2nd September 2016

The tours of the cities were very good

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