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Great East Coast Cities 2018

8 days with Trafalgar   Rating: First Class

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Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Arrive Washington, D.C. (2 Nights)
Welcome to the political heart of America and its capital for over two centuries-a metropolis of stirring museums and monuments that is yours to explore at leisure before meeting your Travel Director and travelling companions for a Welcome Reception at 6 p.m. (Welcome Reception)

Day 2 Washington, D.C. Sightseeing and At Leisure
Today you'll roam D.C.'s corridors of power, the oak-lined grand avenues and noble memorials in a city that is home to America's Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill of Rights. The White House, striking Washington Monument and sprawling National Mall dot our path through D.C. as you take time to reflect on the country's turbulent history at the Lincoln Memorial and somber World War II Memorial. The rest of your day is spent on a leisurely exploration of the nation's capital. Browse the treasures of the incredible Smithsonian Institution, admire masterpieces at the National Gallery of Art or saunter through Georgetown Historic District with its cobblestone lanes, quaint cafés and boutique stores. (Full Breakfast)

Day 3 Washington, D.C. – Philadelphia – New York City (3 Nights)
History comes alive behind the colourful shutters and in the elegant park squares and tree-lined alleys of Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love. Explore on your terms, walking in the footsteps of Benjamin Franklin, to the UNESCO Heritage Site of Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell-your reward might be a bite or two of Philly cheesesteak before winding your way north to the Big Apple for an afternoon of whatever your heart desires before dinner at a Manhattan restaurant. (Full Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 4 New York Sightseeing and At Leisure
Reject a hurried New York state of mind, exploring the highlights of a city that never sleeps from the first-hand insights of a Local Specialist. Admire one of the world's most iconic skylines, from the towering Empire State Building to the mirrored peak of the iconic Chrysler Building. Breathe in the leafy expanse of Central Park, a quiet escape from the bustling city streets, and the green heart of Manhattan. And then it's off to Battery Park for magnificent views of the Statue of Liberty and a ride up to the "Top of the Rock" for a sweeping view of the isle's skyscrapers, parks, rivers and urban canyons. Spend the afternoon and evening at your pleasure-give in to the allure of Broadway, feel the buzz of Times Square or enjoy a relaxing rooftop 'Manhattan' overlooking the effervescent city skyline. (Full Breakfast)

Day 5 New York City At Leisure
Indulge in a full day of sightseeing at your own pace. Perhaps tea at Central Park's Tavern on the Green, a dim sum lunch in Chinatown, New York-style pizza in Little Italy-soak up the cosmopolitan cultures of a city that has been shaped by a wave of tenacious settlers seeking new fortunes. Immerse yourself in the city's vibrant arts and culture scene, from MOMA to the Guggenheim, or spend the day in the fashion capital of the world-the grand avenues and alluring storefronts of Tiffany's, Bloomingdales and Sax Fifth Avenue are beckoning. (Full Breakfast)

Day 6 New York – Newport – Boston (2 Nights)
We bid a fond farewell to New York, meandering north toward the city of Boston, but not before stopping in the picturesque seaside town of Newport, once a popular summer socialite retreat, and home-away-from-home for the Vanderbilts, Astors and Carnegies. Wander past rows of opulent mansions along Ocean Drive before touring The Breakers, the 70-room Italianate palace Cornelius Vanderbilt called his "cottage". Then it's on to Boston. (Full Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 7 Boston Sightseeing and At Leisure
A morning of living history awaits, 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. Amble up and down The City on the Hill today, following the redbrick Freedom Trail from Boston Common to Bunker Hill, or head to a bistro for lunch with a copy of the Boston Globe-the choice is yours on an afternoon at leisure. The city's rich brewing heritage is explored later with a Cultural Insight on a tour and tasting at a local brewery where you can indulge in the tradition of Great American ales. Tonight, spend your last night together at a Farewell Dinner reminiscing over shared experiences. (Full Breakfast, Farewell Dinner)

Day 8 Depart Boston
This morning ends your leisurely jaunt through the East Coast capitals. A transfer is provided to Boston Logan International Airport or choose to extend your stay in Boston. (Full Breakfast)

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All This Included
The hearth and home of sophisticated socialites and the American establishment-this At Leisure trip meanders along the East Coast and traces the footsteps of Benjamin Franklin and the Vanderbilts, from the halls of Washington to the bright lights of New York, Newport's opulence and the beer brewing traditions of Boston.

Dining
  • 7 full breakfasts
  • 3 dinners
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
  • All 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
Highlights
  • The Trafalgar Experience
  • Cultural Insights Explore Boston's beer culture with a visit to a local brewery for a tour and tasting
  • Hidden Treasures Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure
  • Local Specialists Joining you to view some of the most iconic sites in New York
Sightseeing Highlights
  • City tour in Washington, D.C., New York City
  • Orientation of Boston
  • View the Liberty Bell, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Statue of Liberty
  • Visit Independence National Park, Battery Park, "Top of the Rock" at Rockefeller Center, Newport
Accommodations
Washington, DC: Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown
New York: New York Hilton Midtown
Boston: Marriott Copley Place
Notes
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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