Historic American Cities - 8 Days

Explore the USA east coast ’s ‘Big 4’; Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington DC.
Follow the path of American History through the northeast with stops to discover iconic cities and delicious bites along the way.”


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Day 1
Arrive in Boston

The “Cradle of Liberty”, the “Hub of the Universe”, the “Athens of America”. These are big words for a mid-sized city. But Boston lives up to its reputation. It’s one of America’s oldest cities. With its rich history, grand architecture, as well as world-renowned academic and cultural institutions, the city retains and radiates the glory it has garnered over the last four centuries and offers an excellent introduction for any trip.

Day 2

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.

Day 3
Boston - New York City

Leave Boston behind and welcome the Big Apple! Take to the streets and check out the city. Opt to stroll Central Park, catch a show, visit museums, the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, or the 9/11 Memorial.

Day 4
New York

Enjoy a full free day (and night) to explore the city that never sleeps. 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.

Day 5
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.

Day 6
Philadelphia - Washington, DC

Leave Pennsylvania behind and make our way to the Capital of the United States of America. You could drive straight to Washington or you have the opportunity to detour through Lancaster County. Better known as Pennsylvania Dutch Country, the area is known for its Amish and Mennonite population and its picturesque and productive farms.

Day 7
Washington, DC

There is so much to see and do in DC (as the locals call it) that you should probably stay for at least a month—Washington’s Smithsonian alone contains more than 120 million artifacts spread across 19 separate museums. Then there are the monuments, the parks, the fabulous government buildings open to the public, performing arts and an excellent blues music scene to keep you up half the night as well. Washington DC is a great city, from a visitor’s point of view.

Day 8
Depart from Washington, DC

Finish off your sightseeing today before heading to the airport for your flight home. Depart at anytime.


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