Great East Coast Cities - 2015

5 out of 5 stars

8 days

from €1800 pp

Trip available from Jun 2015 to Sep 2015.
"Saw everything we wanted and more!"
Joseph , Jul 2014

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.

It's Insider moments like… hearing how an old recipe emerged from an attic to revolutionise America's craft beer industry at Samuel Adams Brewery. It's following the footsteps of U.S. presidents to stay at the longest continuously operating hotel in America. It's 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
Trip code:

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Trip Itinerary

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


    Welcome Reception


    Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown

  • 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. 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.


    Full Breakfast

  • 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.


    Full Breakfast,Dinner


    New York Hilton Midtown

  • 4.


    Take a bite out 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.


    Full Breakfast

  • 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 the Omni Parker House.


    Full Breakfast,Dinner


    Omni Parker House Authentic Accommodation

  • 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 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.


    Full Breakfast

  • 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.


    Full Breakfast,Farewell Dinner

  • 8.


    This morning, say farewell to "The City on a Hill". A transfer is provided to Boston Logan International Airport or extend your stay at the Omni Parker House.


    Full Breakfast

The Trafalgar Difference

  • Authentic Accommodation

    Stay at an historic hotel of America and landmark in Boston since 1855.
  • Local Expert

    For included sightseeing in Washington, D.C. and New York City.
  • Local Speciality

    Visit the Samuel Adams Brewery for a tour and tasting.

Find out what makes Trafalgar different.

What's Always Included

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tours of Washington, D.C. and New York City.
  • Orientation tour of Boston.
  • Take a scenic drive along Ocean Drive in Newport.
  • See the Washington Monument and the U.S. Capitol Building.
  • View Philadelphia and Independence National Historic Park.
  • Visit The Breakers mansion in Newport.


  • 7 full breakfasts.

  • 3 dinners

    (including 2 three course dinners and Farewell Dinner).
  • Welcome Reception with light appetisers.

Travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets are provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.
  • A travel wallet with your documentation.
  • 7 nights First Class accommodation
  • 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 holiday

Airport Transfers

Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page

Optional Experiences


Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.


  • Harvard Campus Experience

    Adult Price: $30.00 Come along for a 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. While exploring the campus, you'll hear the untold stories and lore of the University and its culture including what it's like to live and study at Harvard. Walk around the famous Harvard Yard and view historic buildings including Sever Hall; the 320,000-squarefoot Widener Library, home to three million volumes; Massachusetts Hall, the oldest surviving building at Harvard College and one-time dormitory to US Founding Fathers John Adams, John Hancock and Samuel Adams, among others. Tour length: 90 Min. (Minimum: 15 guests).


  • Washington Illumination Tour

    Adult Price: $39.00 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).
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