Are you in the USA?   Click to switch to Trafalgar's USA website

Great East Coast Cities 2014

Map and routeZoom In

Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, USAWashington Monument in Washington, D.C., USABoston Harbor in Massachusetts, USABroadway at night in New York City, USACentral Park in New York City, USAManhattan skyline in New York City, USAIndependence Hall in Philadelphia, USA
Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, USA
Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., USA
Boston Harbor in Massachusetts, USA
Broadway at night in New York City, USA
Central Park in New York City, USA
Manhattan skyline in New York City, USA
Independence Hall in Philadelphia, USA
  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Rating: Read Reviews
  • Brochure: USA and Canada 2014
    At Leisure 2014
  • Style: At Leisure
  • Description: Discover the spectacular cities of the east coast of the USA with this fascinating guided trip. Visit the iconic White House and Washington Monument, pause for a poignant moment at the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall in Philadelphia and soak up Colonial history in Boston. Take in all the iconic American landmarks as you experience these unique city tours.

Guest Experiences

Find Out More

Hear it from the people that matter the most – our guests. Read trip reviews, ask questions, view photo galleries and connect with others on your trip before you go. Already been? Write your own review here!

Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1


    Welcome to Washington, D.C. Your leisurely exploration of America's favourite East Coast metropolises begins in the nation's capital. Get settled at your hotel and step out on your own to get acquainted with this capital city. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.

    Meal(s): (Welcome Reception)

    Hotel: Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown Hotel (MD)

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 2


    Immerse yourself in the proud heritage of a nation today as you join a Local Expert on your Small Group Sightseeing tour to view the White House, the striking Washington Monument and the sprawling National Mall. Reflect on the country's most turbulent days at the Lincoln Memorial and the somber World War II memorial. Next, visit Arlington National Cemetery and learn about the final resting place of the nation's heroes. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to chart your own course through America's capital city — visit one of the Smithsonian Institution's renowned museums or stroll around Dupont Circle neighbourhood, designed by Pierre Charles L'Enfant just after the Civil War.

    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

  • Day 3


    Travel up the Atlantic seaboard to the City of Brotherly Love where you can walk in the footsteps of Benjamin Franklin. View Independence Hall, visit the Liberty Bell and enjoy some time on your own to explore the Independence National Historic Park. Then it's on to New York City. Take it easy or venture out to the pulsating streets of Times Square before a delicious dinner at a Manhattan restaurant.

    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: New York Hilton Midtown (SF)

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 4


    Take a bite of the Big Apple today on a tour of the city's highlights with a Local Expert. See the towering Empire State Building, the mirrored peak of the iconic Chrysler Building and expansive Central Park, designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. Visit Battery Park with views of the Statue of Liberty, a gift from the people of France. Then ride the elevator to the "Top of the Rock," the 70th floor of the Rockefeller Building, for a sweeping view of the skyscrapers, parks, rivers and urban canyons that make up the teeming isle of Manhattan. The afternoon and evening are yours to enjoy — take in a Broadway show, visit the American Museum of Natural History, or just explore the bustling streets, soaking up the atmosphere of one of the world's greatest cities.

    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

  • Day 5


    Boston is awash in history, from the Old North Church — made famous in Longfellow's poem about Paul Revere's midnight ride — to the Cambridge campus of Harvard University, the nation's oldest institute of higher learning, founded just a few years after Boston itself. This afternoon, get to know Boston's most famous beer, a Local Speciality, with a tour and tasting at the Samuel Adams Brewery. Arrive in Boston at your Authentic Accommodation, The Omni Parker House. The hotel's legendary ‘Saturday Club' was frequented by some of the brightest minds from the Golden Age of Literature — Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne and Longfellow. Generations of local and national politicians — including Ulysses S. Grant, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, and William Jefferson Clinton — assembled for private meetings, press conferences, and power breakfasts here.

    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Omni Parker House (MD)

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 6


    Explore Boston on your own today. Rise early and hit the streets — or sleep late and enjoy a leisurely breakfast with a copy of the Boston Globe. Explore many of the city's most famous sights. Stroll the green spaces of the Boston Common and take a summer-time ride on one of the famous Swan Boats in the Public Garden, get lucky enough to catch a Red Sox game at Fenway Park, or discover the continental art collection at the lovely Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, designed to resemble a 15th-century Venetian palace.

    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

  • Day 7


    Once the destination of choice of the Vanderbilts, Astors and Carnegies, the beautiful seaside town of Newport now offers history aficionados a wealth of architectural landmarks and entertaining stories of life among the 19th-century rich and famous. See the rows of mansions along Ocean Drive before touring The Breakers, the 70-room Italianate palace Cornelius Vanderbilt called his "cottage." Tonight in Boston, raise a glass with your newfound friends at a festive Farewell Dinner.

    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Farewell Dinner)

  • Day 8


    A complimentary transfer is provided to Boston Logan International Airport or extend your stay at the Omni Parker House.

    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

What's Included

Insider Experiences

  • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director.
  • Local Speciality Visit the Samuel Adams Brewery for a tour and tasting.
  • Local Expert For included sightseeing in Washington, D.C. and New York City.
  • Authentic Accommodation Stay at an Historic Hotel of America and landmark of Boston since 1855.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Washington, D.C.Explore the main attractions; take pictures of the White House, view the Capitol, Washington Monument and visit the Lincoln and World War II Memorials.
  • Arlington National CemeteryLearn about the final resting place of the nation's heroes.
  • PhiladelphiaExplore Independence National Historic Park, including the Liberty Bell. View Independence Hall, the site where the Declaration of Independence was signed and the United States Constitution was drafted.
  • New York CityEnjoy a tour of the city's famous attractions including Battery Park and views of the Statue of Liberty. Look out on it all from the Top of the Rock observation deck.
  • NewportTour the Vanderbilts' opulent mansion, The Breakers.
  • Small Group SightseeingSee Washington, D.C. on an expert guided tour with a group size of no more than 25 guests to enhance your experience.


  • 7 full breakfasts
  • 4 evening meals:
    • Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Washington, D.C.
    • 2 three-course dinners
    • Farewell Dinner with wine in Boston

Travel Highlights

  • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom.
  • First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.
  • Audio Headsets provided throughout your trip to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.
  • Complimentary keepsake photo and map.
  • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.
  • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last day of your guided trip
  • 7 nights First Class accommodation

Airport Transfers

  • For full details on transfers, please click here.
  • These prices are LAND-ONLY and are correct at the time of the website going live, however prices are subject to confirmation at the time
    of booking.
  • All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however prices and itineraries are subject to change, please confirm all details and final cost at time of booking.
  • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Conditions page. Conditions can be found in the footer under Information.
  • Early Payment Discounts are not available on all Trafalgar trips and some trips may be excluded.  Book early to avoid disappointment as the number of seats available at discount prices are limited.  The Early Payment Discount icon will be indicated on the Pricing and Availability page of the selected trips where this Early Payment Discount is applicable. 
  • It is important that you book your Trafalgar trip from your own country/region. For reasons why, please click here.
  • Hotels are subject to change.
  • * For single travellers purchasing the twin-share option, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 
  • ^Twin-share option not available for trips to South America., Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey.

Join the Conversation