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Elegance of the East Coast 2018 (Fall Foliage)

8 days with Luxury Gold by Insight   Rating: Deluxe

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Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 A Bite of the Big Apple.
On arrival at JFK, Newark or La Guardia airports, you will be met and transferred to your luxurious hotel. At 18:00, join your Travelling Concierge for a Welcome Dinner with wine accompanied by a private violin recital performed by a student of the renowned Juilliard School. (Dinner with Wine)

Day 3 Exploring NYC.
(Relaxed Start) A Local Expert will lay bare the city highlights; marvel at New York's iconic Empire State and Chrysler buildings and walk through some of Central Park's gardens. Later, witness the hustle and bustle of Grand Central Station with a Local Expert. The rest of the day is at leisure. (Full Breakfast)

Day 4 Vanderbilt’s Newport and Boston.
Journey to historic Newport, Rhode Island. Travel along Ocean Drive, lined with the Gilded Age mansions of America's wealthiest families. Visit The Breakers, the grandest of Newport's summer 'cottages' and a symbol of the Vanderbilt family's preeminence during the turn of the century in the United States. (Full Breakfast)

Day 5 Historic Boston.
(Relaxed Start) Gain a fascinating insight into the history of 'Beantown' during the morning's historical sightseeing tour. With several stops along Boston's famed Freedom Trail, you'll hear about the struggle and courage of the American colonists during revolutionary times. View the colourful neighbourhoods of Back Bay and North End. With a student guide, visit prestigious Harvard University, founded in 1636. In the evening, relax over a delicious Highlight Dinner with wine in the Long Wharf's oldest surviving structure and John Hancock's former counting house. (Full Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

Day 6 Exploring the Streets of Philadelphia.
Set out for Philadelphia, founded by the Quakers to escape religious persecution and known as the 'City of Brotherly Love'. In the evening, enjoy a Highlight Dinner with wine at Davio's; a jewel in the Philadelphia restaurant world. (Full Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

Day 7 Monumental Washington, DC.
(Relaxed Start) In the morning, view UNESCO listed Independence Hall, where America's founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, and see the cracked Liberty Bell before you set out for Washington, DC. In the evening, contemplate the dazzling lights of the city and gaze at the night sky on an illumination tour. (Full Breakfast)

Day 8 Washington, DC Sightseeing.
Experience an insightful visit to the historic National Building Museum before it's open to the public. View some of the capital's most famous landmarks. Contemplate and be inspired during your visit to the World War II and Lincoln memorials. Afterwards, enjoy an exclusive meeting with a former espionage agent. Hear fascinating untold stories of the Cold War; an era when real battles were often fought behind the scenes between the CIA and the KGB. In the evening, join your Travelling Concierge and fellow guests for a Farewell Celebration Dinner with wine at Filomena Ristorante. (Full Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

Day 9 Back to New York City.
In the morning, continue back to New York and transfer to JFK Airport, or to the New York tour hotel for guests wishing to extend their stay. Airport arrival will be at 14:30. (Full Breakfast)
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All This Included
Join us on this enlightening tour of the nation's major cities. In New York, experience iconic landmarks seen in the movies. Boston takes you along the Freedom Trail, and Philadelphia shows you the giant Liberty Bell, while Washington, DC bursts with American history and politics. In Washington, DC, indulge in traditional and refined Italian cuisine at Filomena Ristorante Stay at The Langham Boston where luxury and sharp metropolitan style embody the dynamic spirit of the surrounding city Visit prestigious Harvard University and learn about its history from a Harvard scholar. 

MEMORABLE DINING
  • Boston: Savour a Highlight Dinner at the Chart House, located in what was John Hancock's legendary waterfront counting house.
  • Philadelphia: Indulge in Northern Italian cuisine at Davio's, a jewel of the Philadelphia culinary scene.
  • Washington, DC: At your Farewell Celebration Dinner, old-fashioned hospitality is blended with fine cuisine, wine and an outstanding setting at Filomena Ristorante – an experience to delight all senses.
  • Included Quality Dining: 7 Full Breakfasts (FB) and 4 Dinners all with wine (DW).
LUXURY HOTELS
  • New York: Loews Regency New York Hotel has defined Park Avenue hospitality and sophistication since it opened its doors in 1963.
  • Boston: Chic contemporary style inspires at the centrally located Langham Boston.
  • Philadelphia: History, elegance and an ideal location come together in a perfect blend at The Ritz Carlton Philadelphia.
  • Washington, DC: Enjoy the utmost in luxury at the Fairmont Washington, D.C. Georgetown.
INCLUSIVE LUXURY GOLD SERVICES
  • You will be escorted by one of our finest Travelling Concierges, handpicked to serve as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend in a foreign land
  • Enjoy the unique comfort of our luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat touring coach, with extended, Business Class leg room, on-board restroom, and complimentary bottled water for you to enjoy while travelling
  • A personal radio headset will give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary
  • At every hotel, you'll be treated to seamless baggage handling, with prompt delivery inside your room
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included; you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. Plus, we include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available)
  • From time to time, your Travelling Concierge will enchant you with a Flourish - a local tidbit representing authentic food or beverages unique to the destination
  • Included complimentary, private transfers are available on your arrival and departure day, and when additional accommodation has been booked through Luxury Gold.
Highlights
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES
  • New York: Enjoy a private music recital with a musician from the famed Juilliard School.
  • Washington, DC: Meet with a former espionage agent for personal insights into the undercover world of the Cold War.
  • Washington, DC: Visit the historic National Building Museum before it's open to the public.
TOP RATED HIGHLIGHTS
  • New York: With a Local Expert, witness some of the city's most renowned landmarks, including the Empire State and Chrysler buildings.
  • New York: Witness the towering ceilings and majestic pillars and hustle and bustle as you explore Grand Central Station with a Local Expert.
  • Newport: The Breakers, the most grandiose of Newport’s mansions, is an Italian Renaissance palace and is nothing short of sumptuous. View the priceless tapestries, fine mosaic work, irreplaceable paintings, and ornate furniture that testify to the wealth of one of America’s most affluent families.
  • Boston: Immerse yourself in the history of the American Revolutionary War as you follow part of Boston's red-brick Freedom Trail.
  • Boston: Learn about the history of Harvard, one of America's most prestigious universities, from a Harvard scholar.
  • Philadelphia: View Independence Hall and the giant cracked Liberty Bell in its own glass pavilion.
  • Washington, D.C.: See the city's iconic landmarks lit up by the night sky on an Illumination Tour.
ADDITIONAL INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS
  • Boston: View the neighbourhoods of Back Bay and The North End.
  • Philadelphia: Tour the Liberty Bell Center. Learn the steps taken to achieve American independence at Philadelphia's Independence National Historic Park.
  • Washington, D.C.: See the White House, the US Capitol, the Washington Monument and National Mall.
  • Scenic Drives: Discover the charming colonial town of Newport, Rhode Island, and travel along Ocean Drive.
  • Baltimore: Visit the historic Inner Harbor.
Accommodations
New York: Loews Regency New York
Boston: The Langham
Philadelphia: The Ritz Carlton
Washington, DC: Fairmont Washington, DC Georgetown.
Notes
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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