Cities of the Great East – 7 Nights / 8 Days

Day 1 Washington DC Area.
Welcome to the nation’s capital. Enjoy time at leisure to relax or to do some independent exploring. Your Tour Director in on hand this afternoon to answer any questions.

Day 2 Washington DC Area.
Morning sightseeing features many city landmarks: the National WWII Memorial, Capitol Hill, Lincoln Memorial, a nd the Washington Monument. Take a guided tram tour of ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY and see the Kennedy Gravesites, Arlington House, and the Robert E. Lee Memorial. This evening, join an optional dinner at one of Washington’s favorite restaurants, followed by an illumination tour of the monuments.

Day 3 Washington DC Area–Philadelphia.
This morning, travel to the “City of Brotherly Love.” Afternoon sightseeing focuses on historic buildings important to the birth of the nation. Visit the LIBERTY BELL and INDEPENDENCE HALL.

Day 4 Philadelphia–Boston.
North to Boston, one of the country’s oldest cities, where cobblestone streets and historic sites are nestled among world-class restaurants, shops, and cafés. (CB)

Day 5 Boston.
Your morning guided tour of Boston highlights the historic sites near Boston Common, the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, Old North Church, and the Freedom Trail. Next, board a harbor CRUISE, which takes you to see the USS Constitution, the Bunker Hill Monument, and the Boston Tea Party boat. Balance of the day at leisure. Then, time to explore more of Boston on your own. (CB)

Day 6 Boston–New York City.
Depart Boston and head south to the “Big Apple.” New York has so much to offer. Upon arrival in New York City, enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of the city’s most famous sights: Times Square, Greenwich Village, the Financial District, and Chinatown. The remainder of your day and evening are at leisure. Perhaps take in a Broadway show this evening. (CB)

Day 7 New York City.
The day is free to explore more of New York at your leisure. Perhaps visit historic Ellis Island, enjoy a dazzling tour around the city by helicopter, walk the streets of Chinatown and Little Italy, or shop on Fifth Avenue. Your Tour Director will be available to help you with additional sightseeing plans as well as give shopping and dining suggestions. (CB)

Day 8 New York City.
The trip ends today with guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers to Kennedy, LaGuardia, or Newark International Airports are included. You can also extend your vacation with extra nights and explore New York City further with a variety of exciting optional excursions. (CB)

Accommodations :
  • WASHINGTON DC AREA Washington Plaza Hotel (F)
  • PHILADELPHIA Hampton Inn Philadelphia (ST)
  • BOSTON Comfort Inn Boston (ST)
  • NEW YORK CITY Comfort Inn Express Manhattan West Side (ST)
  • Arlington Cemetery tram tour, Boston Harbor cruise; private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.