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Great East Coast Cities

8 Days 1 Country 5 Cities

Explore the spectacular cities of the east coast of USA, taking in Philadelphia, New York City and more.

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About this trip

The White House, Liberty Bell and Times Square - see some of the United States' most famous landmarks in this gentle discovery of great American cities.

You'll enjoy Insider moments like… passing through sculpted iron gates on your way to look around Cornelius Vanderbilt's palatial mansion in Newport - the socialite called it his 'cottage'. And, of course, it's seeing the iconic sights of Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, New York and Boston.


Trip type: At Leisure i

Trip code: DGEC

7 Nights

accommodation

10 Meals
  • 7 full breakfasts.

  • 3 dinners.

On-trip Transport

All transport shown.

Highlights

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • City tour in Washington, D.C. and New York City

    • Orientation of Boston

    • View the Liberty Bell, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial and the Statue of Liberty

    • Visit Independence National Park, Battery Park, "Top of the Rock" and Newport, Rhode Island


What's Included

Dining

    • 7 full breakfasts.

    • 3 dinners.


What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

    • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

    • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

    • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted

    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

    • Optional Experiences and free time

    • Porterage and local charges included

    • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

    • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

    • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

    • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

    • VIP entry to many sights


    Airport Transfers

  • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


Great East Coast Cities

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Day 1

Arrive Washington, D.C. (2 Nights)

Day 2

Washington, D.C. Sightseeing and At Leisure

Day 3

Washington, D.C. – Philadelphia – New York City (3 Nights)

Day 4

New York Sightseeing and At Leisure

Day 5

New York City At Leisure

Day 6

New York – Newport – Boston (2 Nights)

Day 7

Boston At Leisure

Day 8

Depart Boston

Day 1

Arrive Washington, D.C. (2 Nights) Day 1 - Arrive Washington, D.C. (2 Nights)

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 the city. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.

Hotel

Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Hotel

Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Day 1

Day 2

Washington, D.C. Sightseeing and At Leisure Day 2 - Washington, D.C. Sightseeing and At Leisure

Immerse yourself in the proud heritage of a nation today as you join a Local Specialist 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. 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, designed by Pierre Charles L'Enfant just after the Civil War.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Illumination Tour

You’ll be wowed by this illuminated overview of the nation’s capital city at night! See the Capitol, the White House and the Jefferson Memorial. Visit the Kennedy Center for a rooftop walk and end the evening at the Iwo Jima Marine Corps Memorial. (Stops are subject to weather and local restrictions). Tour length: 2 hours. (Minimum: 20 guests).

Adult Price: US$39.00

Day 2

Day 3

Washington, D.C. – Philadelphia – New York City (3 Nights) Day 3 - Washington, D.C. – Philadelphia – New York City (3 Nights)

Travel up the Atlantic seaboard to the City of Brotherly Love where you can walk in the footsteps of Benjamin Franklin. View Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell and enjoy some time on your own to explore 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 dinner at a Manhattan restaurant.

Hotel

New York Hilton Midtown

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Dinner

Hotel

New York Hilton Midtown

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 3

Day 4

New York Sightseeing and At Leisure Day 4 - New York Sightseeing and At Leisure

Take a bite out of the Big Apple today on a tour of the city's highlights with a Local Specialist. 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.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 4

Day 5

New York City At Leisure Day 5 - New York City At Leisure

Enjoy an entire day on your own in the city that never sleeps. From the shops on 5th Avenue, including the famous Tiffany's featured in Audrey Hepburn's iconic role in Breakfast at Tiffany's, to the moving National September 11 Memorial and Museum, the possibilities are endless.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Liberty Helicopters Big Apple

New York City isn’t called the “Big Apple” for nothing!! This very popular tour provides awe inspiring views of the Big Apple’s most iconic landmarks. As you soar above the famous Hudson River you will fly right by the magnificent Statue of Liberty in all of her glory. Highlights include views of Governors and Ellis Islands, Manhattan’s Financial District and the New Freedom Tower, the Empire State, Chrysler, Woolworth and Met Life Buildings, USS Intrepid and catch a glimpse of the George Washington Bridge and Central Park. Flight duration: Approximately 12-15 minutes. Total Activity Duration: 1 hour

Adult Price: US$185.00

Night Tour of NYC

Enjoy New York City by Night as you are taken on an evening panoramic tour of Manhattan’s sparkling landmarks. See the Empire State Building, Times Square, Madison Square, Greenwich Village, SoHo, Little Italy, Chinatown, the Manhattan Bridge, the Lower East Side, Rockefeller Center and much more. Then, cross over the Brooklyn Bridge to the borough of Brooklyn and enjoy a walk along the Brooklyn Heights Promenade for jaw-dropping views of the entire New York City skyline in all of its dazzling glory. Duration: 3 hours

Adult Price: US$35.00

Zephyr Statue of Liberty Express Cruise

There's no better way to see the Statue of Liberty! Climb aboard for this 60-minute cruise and take advantage of the elegant amenities inside while admiring the spectacular sights outside. Narrated by informative and wildly entertaining guides, this tour will cruise by the legendary landmarks of downtown and paise at the feet of Lady Liberty. Capture perfect pictures from the breezy sundeck or from the climate-controlled inside. It's an unforgettable experience. Approx. duration: 1 hour.

Adult Price: US$28.00

Day 5

Day 6

New York – Newport – Boston (2 Nights) Day 6 - New York – Newport – Boston (2 Nights)

Make your way from New York to another iconic city of New England, Boston. On your way, stop in Newport, the beautiful seaside town and one time destination for the Vanderbilts, Astors and Carnegies. See the rows of mansions along Ocean Drive before touring The Breakers, the 70-room Italianate palace Cornelius Vanderbilt called his "cottage." Arrive in Boston, 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. Later, get to know Boston beer, a Cultural Insight, with a tour and tasting at a local brewery.

Hotel

Boston Marriott Copley Place

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Dinner

Hotel

Boston Marriott Copley Place

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 6

Day 7

Boston At Leisure Day 7 - Boston At Leisure

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 summertime 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. Tonight, raise a glass with your newfound friends at a Farewell Dinner.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner

Optional Experiences

Visit Harvard Campus with a Harvard Student

Come along for an enlightening tour of Hahvahd, the beautiful and historic campus of one of the world’s premiere educational institutions. Led by actual current students, you will be entertained and inspired with stories about Harvard history and personal experiences in the University they call home. While exploring the campus, you’ll learn about Harvard history, including the untold stories and lore of Harvard University, and Harvard culture - stories and tips from current students about what it's like to live and study at Harvard. Walk around the famous Harvard Yard – including Old Yard and New Yard – and view historic buildings including Harvard Lampoon, Memorial Hall, Sever Hall, the 320,000-squarefoot Widener Library, home to three million volumes; the Harvard Memorial Church, honoring Harvard’s men and women who gave their lives during World War I; Massachusetts Hall, the oldest surviving building at Harvard College and one-time dormitory to US Founding Fathers John Adams, John Hancock and Samuel Adams; and the John Harvard Statue, honoring the university’s first benefactor. Duration: 90 min (Minimum 15 guests).

Adult Price: US$32.00

Day 7

Day 8

Depart Boston Day 8 - Depart Boston

This morning, say farewell to "The City on a Hill". A transfer is provided to Boston Logan International Airport or choose to extend your stay in Boston.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 8

Available Departures

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The Trafalgar Difference

  • Cultural Insights
    Visit a local brewery in Boston for a tour and tasting.

  • Hidden Treasures
    Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure.

  • Local Specialists
    Joining you in Washington, D.C. to view some of the most historic buildings and at iconic sites in New York City.

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Highlights

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • City tour in Washington, D.C. and New York City

    • Orientation of Boston

    • View the Liberty Bell, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial and the Statue of Liberty

    • Visit Independence National Park, Battery Park, "Top of the Rock" and Newport, Rhode Island


What's Included

Dining

    • 7 full breakfasts.

    • 3 dinners.


What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

    • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

    • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

    • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted

    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

    • Optional Experiences and free time

    • Porterage and local charges included

    • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

    • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

    • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

    • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

    • VIP entry to many sights


    Airport Transfers

  • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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Enjoy the wonder of travel, crisscrossing the globe through the seasons. On effortless adventures in breathtaking new horizons, forge lifelong friendships and memories. Our lovingly crafted itineraries are a fascinating mosaic of cultures, flavours, festivals and local stories. We’re with you all the way, guiding you and ensuring you experience the real thing: the sheer love of travel, entirely hassle-free.


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Meet warm-hearted locals and like-minded travellers. Along your journey of discovery, stop to share stories and flavours with local farmers, chefs and winemakers. Pause to admire the handicrafts and rich traditions of amazing artisans. Explore the essence of Europe through captivating accounts shared by expert historians and savvy local guides.


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Travelling with your tastebuds, treating them to new flavours, spices and textures along the way. From the very first breakfast to the last nightcap, travelling through Europe indulges your palate, with every meal an opportunity to discover regional fare. Savour each new flavour, try the local tipple and take home fresh culinary inspiration. Let us share our love for food and hospitality with you.


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Once you've packed your suitcase, we take care of the rest, removing all your concerns so that you can be secure in the knowledge that an award-winning global company with an impeccable reputation has taken care of every little detail. We arrange everything you'll need along your journey - meals, accommodation and travel logistics, because we are with you all the way. Travel the world with peace of mind, knowing you’re in the hands of Trafalgar.


Guest Reviews and Ratings

  • Guest Service Rating from 13 Reviews

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    Service:

    Service rating : Great experience. Lot of great sites with exclusive access. Well planned out. Tour guide was friendly and very knowledgeable.Product : Great time spent in major cities. Meals were great quality. Hotels were very nice with great accommodations. Breakfast included everyday was

  • Trip:

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    Interesting places and excellent accommodations. Met lots of interesting and fun people. would like a couple more guided tour spots.

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    Service rating : Service was very good but not exceptional. I believe they should give you expected times you would be free to meet friends in the cities we visited, In Boston the only tor which came as part of the tour was a visit to beer establishment and with so much history in Boston I would

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    Service rating : The Tour was Top Notch. We saw the Highlights of the 3 major cities.We had group time and individual time.Product : We met people from Austrialia, South Africa, New Zealand, and England.

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