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Elegance of the East Coast

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Tour Pace: Active
Boston Harbor
Tour Style: Luxury
8 Days from $3,173 per person

Join us on this enlightening tour of the nation's major cities. In New York City, experience all the iconic landmarks seen in the movies. Boston takes you along the Freedom Trail and Philadelphia shows you the giant Liberty Bell, while Washington, D.C. bursts with American history and politics.

 

In Washington dine at Filomena's, rated as one of the best restaurants in the city. Visit Market hall in Philadelphia for a foodie walk through Reading Terminal Market. Your New York home is The Park Hyatt, one of the finest luxury hotels in the city.

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  1. Welcome to New York. On arrival at JFK, Newark or La Guardia airports, you will be met and transferred to your luxurious hotel, the Park Hyatt New York. At 18:00, join your Travelling Concierge for a Welcome Reception and an opportunity to mingle and get to know each other over a pleasant evening with drinks and a light meal.
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    hotel:Park Hyatt New York (2 nights).
  2. A Local Expert lays bare the city highlights and will show you the Statue of Liberty from Battery Park, marvel at New York's iconic Empire State and Chrysler Buildings and a visit to some of Central Park's gardens. Afterward, visit renowned Grand Central Station with a Local Expert. The rest of the day is at leisure.
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    hotel:Park Hyatt New York.
  3. 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 in turn of the century America.
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    hotel:The Langham Boston (2 nights).
  4. Gain a fascinating insight into the history of 'Beantown' on 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 Bunker Hill, site of the noted revolutionary battle. Take a student-led visit of prestigious Harvard University, America's oldest university founded in 1636. Relax and linger over a delicious Highlight Dinner at The Chart House..
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    hotel:The Langham Boston.
  5. Set out for Philadelphia, known as the 'City of Brotherly Love'. Enjoy a Highlight Dinner at Davio's, a jewel in the Philadelphia restaurant world, serving up Northern Italian cuisine.

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    hotel:Sofitel Philadelphia.
  6. 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 D.C.  In the evening, contemplate the dazzling lights of the city and gaze at the night sky on an illumination tour. 

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    hotel:Fairmont Washington, D.C. Georgetown (2 nights).
  7. Begin your day embarking on an insightful tour of Washington, D.C. with a Local Expert. View some of the capital's most famous landmarks, including the White House, Washington Monument and National Mall. Contemplate and be inspired as you visit the World War II and Lincoln Memorials. Washington, D.C. is also home to the official national library of the United States, the Library of Congress, the largest in the world and you will see exactly how it earned this distinction during an expert-guided visit. After, partake in an exclusive meeting with a former espionage agent and learn about 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 travellers for a finale Celebration Dinner at Filomena's, one of Washington, D.C.'s top Italian restaurants.
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    hotel:Fairmont Washington, D.C. Georgetown.
  8. In the morning, transfer to Ronald Reagan Washington National or Dulles International Airports. Alternatively, continue on to New York City to JFK Airport or to the New York tour hotel for guests wishing to extend their stay.
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Price is per person and is based on two people sharing a twin bedded room. Single rooms are available at a supplement.

Single Room Supplement: from $1,350.

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $93 per person.

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Meal Summary

1 Welcome Dinner (WD), 7 Full Breakfasts (FB), 2 Highlight Dinners (HD) and 1 Celebration Dinner (CD).

Included Highlights

Signature Experiences

  • Boston: Savor a Highlight Dinner at The Chart House, a legendary waterfront wharf house located in the wharf's oldest surviving structure.
  • Philadelphia: Indulge at Davio's, a jewel in the local culinary scene.
  • Philadelphia: Embark on a VIP Philly food tour with a food connoisseur at historic Reading Terminal Market.
  • Washington, D.C.: At your Celebration Dinner, old-fashioned hospitality is blended with fine cuisine, wine and an outstanding setting at Filomena's.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • New York: Enjoy a private music recital with a musician from the famous Juilliard School.
  • Boston: Learn about the history of Harvard, one of America's most prestigious universities from a Harvard scholar.
  • Washington D.C.: A private tour to see the world's largest collection of books at the Library of Congress.
  • Washington, D.C.: Meet with a former espionage agent for personal insights into the undercover world of the Cold War.

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  • We suggest bringing a variety of lightweight clothing items that can be layered to save space in your suitcase and give you more options for how to dress. For more helpful information please refer to our Packing Tips & Packing List.

  • At the end of your guided vacation, it’s customary to offer your motor coach driver and Travel Director a gratuity.  We recommend $4-5 per person/per day for your driver and $6-7 per person/per day for your Travel Director.  Recommended gratuity for a Local Host and Local Specialist is 1-2 dollars per person, paid at the conclusion of each guided visit.  A convenient option is to prepay your tips before your departure.

  • Baggage on our trips is restricted to one large suitcase per person with dimensions not exceeding 30x19x10 inches and a maximum weight of 50 pounds. You are also permitted one piece of hand luggage, which should be small enough to fit under your coach seat or on the small overhead shelf compartment. Please note that luggage with an adjustable handle and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartment of the coach. Hotel porterage is included in your vacation.

  • You will need to be comfortable on your feet, walking and standing for up to three hours in various weather conditions.  All of our vacations involve walking, often on cobblestone and uneven surfaces in historic city centers.  In order to get the most out of your vacation you need to be able to comfortably walk 1-3 miles unassisted in one day, be in good condition and be able to keep pace with the group. 

    If you need any medications, it is important that you bring enough to last you the whole trip and keep them in your carry-on bag while you travel.

  • We highly recommend our optional Travel Protection Plan, which allows you to cancel for any reason up to 48 hours before departure. The plan also includes trip interruption, baggage loss or delay, and medical and emergency assistance. Click here for a summary of coverage details, terms and conditions.

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