East Coast US City Explorer
9 NIGHTS GUIDE PRICE £2,000

Explore the varies Cities of the East Coast of the USA, travelling down from Boston, through the Big Apple, to Washington DC!  Self drive of even take the train as you take in the iconic sites.

Overview

Guide Price & Inclusions

3 nights Boston, 3 nights Big Apple and 3 nights Washington DC £2,000 per adult and £500 per child under 12 sharing (reduction for teens also applicable) including flights and accommodation on a room only basis (excludes internal travel).

Rates subject to travel dates and hotel selection

Suggested Extensions

If you’re travelling in Summer, you could stop off on the beaches of Cape Cod on your way down to NYC, or continue South to the theme parks of Orlando!

Best Time to Travel

This city-based itinerary is popular year round, so it just depends on whether you plan to add beach – Cape Cod is best visited in the Summer whereas Florida temperatures are ideal around Easter time.

Tips for Families

Amtrak is a great way to travel around the USA, making journeys more stress-free than self drive, so we recommend jumping on a train between at least two cities.  You’ll get to see some famous stations too!

Highlights

  • Explore the historic sites of Boston, linked by the iconic 2.5 mile Freedom Trail
  • Indulge in a spot of retail therapy at famous named stores such as Macy’s
  • Take a selfi with the many iconic monuments of New York and DC
  • Visit the varied museums and zoos that are free of charge in Washington

Itinerary

Day 1 | Day time flight to Boston

Today set off for Boston, taking your day time flight across the Atlantic, a journey time of 7 – 8 hours – a few movies and a meal, and you’ll be there!  On arrival take a taxi to your hotel and settle in.

Day 2-3 | Explore Boston

Spend the next two days exploring this historic East Coast City, founded in 1630 by colonists from Plymouth, and the location of several renowned events from the American Revolution including the Boston Massacre and Boston Tea Party. In the present day, the old world charm lies side by side with gleaming skyscrapers, hip museums and top-class restaurants. As well as large open spaces, the City has the Charles River at its heart and an attractive and bustling Harbour. ‘Must do’s in Boston include walking the 2.5 mile Freedom Trail that links 16 iconic sites as well as enjoying some excellent shopping at the Faneuil Hall Marketplace, alive with busy boutiques.

Day 4 | Travel south to New York

Time to hit the Big Apple!  Take the train, a journey time of approximately 4 hours, or instead pick up a rental car, but remember the cost of parking when you arrive in New York.

Day 5-6 | Shopping and siteseeing in the Big Apple

Iconic sites in New York are of course plentiful, you might even like to extend your stay, especially if you’d like to fit in some shopping.  Top in the popularity rankings tends to be seeing the statue of liberty from the Staten Island ferry, strolling around Central Park (a green space woven in to the fabric of this metropolis), summiting the Empire State Building, hanging out in the bright lights of Times Square, exploring the Met for a spot of culture, and of course visiting the 9/11 Memorial Museum – a powerful reminder of the lives that were lost that day.

Day 7 | Continue South to Washington DC

Today hop on the train South to Washington DC, a slightly shorter journey than down from Boston to NYC.  After your arrival in Union Station, take a taxi to your hotel and settle in to your third and final East Coast city.

Day 8-9 | Explore THE 'CAPITAL OF THE FREE WORLD'

Over the next few days, make time to visit The National Mall, a two mile green strip stretching from the US Capitol to the iconic Lincoln Memorial, where you can find some excellent museums belonging to the Smithsonian Institution and free to enter. It is also home to some of America’s most important monuments and memorials, including the World War II Memorial overlooking the famous Reflecting Pool. Plan ahead and book free tickets to go up the Washington Monument to experience the panoramic views.

The White House, closed to the public, is clearly visible from the Washington Monument although the famous view is from Lafayette Square. If you want a fix of Washington political scene, you can visit the Capitol – home to the House of Representatives and the Senate. The National Zoo is also of the Smithsonian’s extensive collection if you’re missing animal exposure.

Day 10 | Fly back to the UK

Make the most of your last day before flying back to the UK overnight, perhaps enjoying an al fresco lunch with views across the Pontomac River in charming Georgetown, the oldest part of Washington.

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Regions You Will Be Visiting

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Boston, MA, USA

New York City, NY, USA

Washington D.C., DC, USA

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