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Northeast Discovery – Boston to DC

8 days with G Adventures   Rating: Budget

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

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting. We highly recommend booking pre-accommodation to fully experience this historic Capital city.

Day 2 Boston
Take a guided tour of Boston's Historic Freedom Trail, from Boston Common to Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market. Head to the North End to taste test the best Cannolis before enjoying a free day in the city. Absorb the history and culture of the city, or chow down on traditional New England fare. Opt to take a Havard tour, Duck Boat tour, Kayak on the Charles, set sail on a Harbor Cruise, or set off on a brewery tour. Choose to check out the famous Fenway Park, home to baseball's Boston Red Sox on a tour or for a game if the team is in town. (B)

Day 3 Boston/Portland
Take the short drive from Boston up the coast to Portland, one of Bon Appetit's Restaurant Cities of the Year. Known for their craft beer, artsy vibe, and fresh seafood, enjoy free time to explore old town, head out on the harbour, or take a brewery tour. For dinner, indulge in a classic New England lobster bake in this coastal city. Then opt to head out for a night on the town with the locals. (B, D)

Day 4 Portland/New York City
Leave Maine behind and welcome the Big Apple! Take to the streets and check out the city. Join the CEO for a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge, pass by Wall Street, see Lady Liberty from Battery Park, while exploring the streets, sounds and tastes of Manhattan. Enjoy a free night to head up the Rockefeller, check out Times Square, check out the sights from the High Line, or take in a Broadway show. (B)

Day 5 New York City
Enjoy a full free day (and night) to explore the city that never sleeps. Opt to stroll Central Park, catch a show, visit museums, the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, or the 9/11 Memorial. (B)

Day 6 New York City/Philadelphia
Follow the trail of American history to Philly. Immerse in the local culinary scene with a Philly Cheesesteak Taste Test. Visit Independence National Historical Park and the Liberty Bell and learn about these iconic sites of American history. Visit the famous 'Rocky' steps before enjoying a free evening in the City of Brotherly Love. (B, L)

Day 7 Philadelphia/Washington DC
Leave Pennsylvania behind and make our way to the Capital of the United States of America. Enjoy some free time to check out a Smithsonian museum, national monuments, or walk by the White House and the Capitol Building. Re-join the group this evening for an included Monuments by Moonlight tour. (B)

Day 8 Washington DC
Depart at anytime. (B)
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All This Included
Follow the path of American History through the northeast with stops to discover iconic cities and delicious bites along the way. Take a guided tour along Boston's Freedom Trail to learn about the American Revolution, marvel in the bright lights of New York City, sink your teeth into a Philly Cheesesteak taste test, and see a different side of Washington DC with a moonlight tour of the monuments and memorials. History lessons should always be this fun (and delicious).
  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Foodie Moment: North End Cannoli, Boston Your Discover Moment: Boston Your Foodie Moment: New England Lobster Bake, Portland Your Discover Moment: New York City Your Foodie Moment: Philly Cheesesteak Taste Test, Philadelphia
  • Guided Tour of the Freedom Trail Boston, New York City Walking Tour, Philadelphia Liberty Bell Visit, Independence National Historical Park Visit, Rocky Steps Visit
  • Free time Portland
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • Hotels (7 nts)
  • 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner.
  • Transportation: Private vehicle, walking
Highlights
  • Explore Boston's Historic Freedom Trail
  • Indulge in a classic New England lobster bake in Portland
  • Discover the bustling streets of New York City
  • Run up the famous "Rocky" steps in Philadelphia
  • Tour Washington's historic monuments by moonlight
Accommodations
Hotels (7 nights)
Notes
  • Small group experience; Max 14, avg 10
  • 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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