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Historic American Cities by Rail (National Geographic Journey)

8 days with G Adventures   Rating: Budget

Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Boston
Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Boston 
With a local history expert, walk the Freedom Trail, showcasing some of the most historically significant sites that shaped a Nation and learn about the beginnings of the American Revolution, as it began in Boston. This afternoon is free to explore the city, opt to visit Boston Common, Faneuil Hall or try and catch a Red Sox game. (1B)

Day 3 Boston/New York City 
Catch the train to New York City. This afternoon, enjoy a photo-walk with a local photographer through the trendy Bushwick neighborhood. With vibrant street art, a German beer history and a melting pot of culture, we'll have numerous opportunities for some great shots. We also will visit a few local shops for tastings and samples. (1B)

Day 4 New York City 
Enjoy a full free day (and night) to explore the city that never sleeps. Opt to stroll Times square or Central Park, catch a show, visit museums, the Statue of Liberty, Empire State building or the 9/11 Memorial. (1B)

Day 5 New York City/Philadelphia 
Catch our train and continue on to Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love. Visit some of the American Revolutionary sites including the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall – where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed. (1B)

Day 6 Philadelphia/Washington DC 
Continue by train to the capital, Washington DC. This evening, enjoy a walk with our CEO along the National Mall with the opportunity to view its iconic monuments and memorials including the Lincoln Memorial and reflecting pool, Vietnam Veterans, Korean War and WWII memorials. (1B)

Day 7 Washington DC 
This morning, we visit the National Geographic headquarters for a behind the scenes tour to learn about the history of the society, its explorers past and present and what the future holds as they continue their pursuit of exploration, education and story telling to change the world. The afternoon is free to explore, opt to visit the many free museums, parks or take a stroll past the White House. (1B)

Day 8 Washington DC 
Depart at any time. (1B)
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All This Included
Step back in time at the historic sites of the American Eastern Seaboard on a weeklong tour by rail. Stroll the cobblestoned streets of colonial Boston, and take in landmarks of New York City and the serene marble monuments and vast green spaces of Washington, DC (with a visit to the more-than-a-century-old headquarters of National Geographic). This trip is just the ticket for history buffs.
  • National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: The Freedom Trail, Boston National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: NYC Photo Walk, New York National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: National Geographic Headquarters, Washington DC
  • Visit the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall
  • Evening walk along the Washington Mall
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • Hotels (7 nts)
  • 7 breakfasts.
  • Transportation: Train, taxi, walking
Highlights
  • Explore the US via rail
  • Walk the Freedom Trail with a history expert
  • Enjoy a NYC photo walk with a photographer
  • Visit the National Geographic headquarters for a tour
Accommodations
Hotels (7 nts)
Notes
  • Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 12.
  • Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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