Three great cities of the North East brought together in this exciting rail adventure. Start in Boston, a hub of history and one of the USA's most walkable cities. Then journey down to New York, where shopping, eating and entertainment are on tap 24/7. Finally, finish in Washington DC for a final dose of American history and heritage.
Price per person includes:
Return flights UK to Boston/home from Washington, D.C.
8 nights in 4 star accommodation
Historic Boston & the Freedom Trail
Whale Watching from Boston (seasonal)
Manhattan, Broadway and Top of the Rock - Rockefeller Centre
Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty
Trolley Tour of DC and Arlington National Cemetery
The White House, the Smithsonian Institution and International Spy Museum
Day 1-3 : Arrive Boston
Arrive Boston mid afternoon and spend the next three nights exploring. Unique amongst American cities in being steeped in history on a European scale, Boston is a pleasing blend of the old and the new. We recommend you start your holiday with the Freedom Trail, a three-mile long red-lined route taking in the sights of Old Boston. Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market are ideal for mooching and we suggest a visit to the fascinating Kennedy Library and Museum. If you are lucky enough to be in Boston during the whale watching season (Apr-Nov) then stroll down to the harbour and hop on one of the many boats trips available. Also, make time to have a beer at 'Cheers' - THE bar from the famous t.v. show. If you love to shop, you'll find plenty of options and enjoy tax free shopping on clothes and shoes.
Days 4-5 : Arrive New York
Who can resist a bite of the Big Apple? Buildings that soar, streets like canyons, Central Park, the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, the sweeping Hudson River. Shopping, eating and entertainment are on tap 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can catch the latest Broadway musical, visit some of the world's great museums; shop till you drop, eat your way round the world from Algiers to Tokyo or coo over a cluster of Faberge eggs. New York is vibrant, safe and booming and whether you're eight or eighty it will captivate and amaze you.
Days 6-8 : Arrive Washington DC
Board your morning rail service to Washington D.C and enjoy the sights of Philadelphia and Baltimore en-route. Washington DC is a vibrant, cosmopolitan capital city, packed with famous sights, free attractions and home to some of the world's best-known museums and galleries - including the Smithsonian. We love the trolley tours that operate daily throughout the city. If you are really energetic, hop on a bike tour - it's a great way to see all the major attractions. Another favourite is a tour of the city at night when all the famous monuments and statues are lit up. Combine this with hip restaurants and bars, stunning hotels, great nightlife, live music, theatres, charming neighbourhoods and terrific shopping options and you will have a fantastic few days in America's capital city.
Day 9 : Depart Washington DC
Today is your last day in Washington DC before your flight back home. Your adventure doesn't have to end here, why not break up your journey and spend a few nights in Philadelphia or Armish Country?
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