The First East Coast Cities
Best Time of Year
March – October
- All-inclusive breakfast lunch, dinner
- Air-conditioned Van SUV with WiFi
- All lodging close by and handpicked.
- Insider Encounters
- Must-see Sites
- Washington Illumination Tour
- Explore New York Sites such as Chrysler Building, Central Park and Statue of Liberty
- Pick from several Famous Museums
- Shopping on Fifth Avenue in New York
Cities and Landmarks
- Washington, D.C.
- Lincoln Memorial
- World War II Memorial
- National Gallery of Art
- Georgetown Historic District
- Jefferson Memorial
- Kennedy Center
- Jima Marine Corps Memorial
- Smithsonian Museum
- Fort McHenry
- Central Park
- Times Square
- Empire State Building
- American Museum of Natural History
Step into the hearth and home of complex socialites and the foundation of America. This relaxing trip wanders along the East and follows the strides of Benjamin Franklin and the Vanderbilt’s, from the lobbies of Washington to the splendid lights of New York, Newport’s richness, and the lager blending conventions of Boston.
This breathtaking voyage through the eastern U.S. is everything that makes North America extraordinary – high rises, landmarks, kayaking, schedule, metros, whales, daylight, architect boutiques, and nature climbs. On this experience, we’ll dump the large Groups, inconveniences on big buses and get into our private vehicle with a small group all over New York, Washington DC, Boston.
DAY 1 – ARRIVE WASHINGTON, D.C.
Welcome to the political heart of America and its capital for more than two centuries-a cities of mixing historical centers and landmarks that is yours to investigate
DAY 2 – WASHINGTON, D.C.
Today you’ll roam D.C.’s corridors of power in a city that is home to America’s Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights. We will see the White House, Washington Monument, and National Mall along the way. 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 viewing the treasures of the incredible Smithsonian Institution, admire masterpieces at the National Gallery of Art or roam through Georgetown Historic District with its cobblestone lanes, quaint cafés, and boutique stores.
Take the Washington Illumination Tour: You’ll be wowed by this illuminated overview of the nation’s capital city at night! See the Capitol, the White House, and the Jefferson Memorial. Visit the Kennedy Center for a rooftop walk and end the evening at the Iwo Jima Marine Corps Memorial. (Stops are subject to weather and local restrictions). Approx. duration: 2 hours
DAY 3 – WASHINGTON, D.C.
Today you’ll Browse the treasures of the incredible Smithsonian Museum, admire masterpieces at the National Gallery of Art, Air, and Space, American History. Around 8 pm we leave for Baltimore please check with your tour director about your departure. Please make sure your bags are downstairs in the morning around 10 am so we can have them loaded and ready to go.
Day 4- Baltimore
We Leave DC and travel to Baltimore stopping at Fort McHenry, also stopping at the harbor downtown. We will spend the day exploring this Beautiful City we will stay overnight in Baltimore. Next morning, we are off to the city of Love Philadelphia.
We will have a free day here in Baltimore for sightseeing or just seeing something that you missed. Around 5 pm we leave for Philly. Please make sure your bags are downstairs in the morning around 10 am so we can have them load and ready to go.
Day 6- Philadelphia
History comes alive behind the colorful 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, from UNESCO Heritage Site of Independence Hall to the Liberty Bell. Afterward, enjoy a Philly cheesesteak. We stay one night here in Philly, before winding your way north to the Big Apple for an afternoon of whatever your heart desires before dinner at a Manhattan restaurant.
Day 7- Philadelphia
We will have a free day here in Philadelphia for sightseeing or just seeing something that you missed. Around 5 pm, we leave for New York. Please make sure your bags are downstairs in the morning around 10 am so we can have them loaded and ready to go. All transportation included.
DAY 8 – NEW YORK SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE
Reject a hurried New York state of mind, instead explore the highlights of a city that never sleeps, from the firsthand 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. Then, it’s on 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 at your pleasure. This evening we will head to time square-give into the allure of Broadway, feel the buzz of Times Square, or enjoy a relaxing rooftop ‘Manhattan’ overlooking the sparkling city skyline. Visit Ground Zero, the Empire State Building and American Museum of Natural History, or any of the following:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Top of the Rock Observation Deck
Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island
Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises
9/11 Memorial & Museum
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
DAY 9- 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, or 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 cultures, from MOMA to the Guggenheim. Spend the day in the fashion capital of the world, the grand avenues and alluring storefronts of Tiffany’s, Bloomingdales and Sax Fifth Avenue.
Statue of Liberty Express Cruise- There’s no better way to see the Statue of Liberty! Climb aboard for this 60-minute cruise and take advantage of the elegant amenities inside while admiring the spectacular sights outside. Narrated by informative and wildly entertaining guides, this tour will cruise by the legendary landmarks of downtown and pause at the feet of Lady Liberty. Capture pictures from the breezy sundeck or the climate-controlled inside. It’s an unforgettable experience! Approx. Duration: 1 hour.
DAY 10 – NEW YORK – NEWPORT – BOSTON
We bid a fond farewell to New York, meandering north toward the city of Boston. Stopping in the picturesque seaside town of Newport, once a popular summer socialite retreat, and home-away-from-home for the Vanderbilt’s, Astor’s and Carnegie’s. 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.
DAY 11- 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 high. Wander 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 in an afternoon at leisure. Explore the city’s rich brewing heritage with a Cultural Insight on tour and tasting at a local brewery where you can indulge in the tradition of Great American ales. Spend your last night together at a Farewell Dinner reminiscing over shared experiences.
“Halvah” Walking Tour
Come along for an enlightening tour of “Halvah,” the beautiful and historic campus of one of the world’s premier educational institutions. Led by actual current students, you will be entertained and inspired with stories about Harvard history and personal experiences in the University they call home. While exploring the campus, you’ll learn about Harvard history, including untold stories, lore, and culture from current students. Walk around the famous Harvard Yard – including Old Yard and New Yard. View historic buildings such as Harvard Lampoon, Memorial Hall, Sever Hall, the 320,000-square-foot Widener Library (home to three million volumes), the Harvard Memorial Church (honoring Harvard’s men and women who gave their lives during World War I), Massachusetts Hall (the oldest surviving building at Harvard College and one-time dormitory to U.S. Founding Fathers John Adams, John Hancock, and Samuel Adams), and the John Harvard Statue (honoring the University’s rest benefactor).
DAY 12 – DEPART BOSTON
This morning ends your leisurely tour through the East Coast capitals. A transfer provided to Boston Logan International Airport or you can choose to extend your stay in Boston.
Pickup DC Airports
Drop Off Boston
Please limit your baggage to one piece of luggage per person plus one carry-on. With frequent security changes, we recommend that you check with your air carrier as well as the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for current restrictions.
Since much of your time will be outdoors, casual and comfortable clothes recommended for your adventure. Layered clothes are best, including sweaters or jackets since temperatures tend to be lower in the mornings and evenings. Light clothing, a hat, and sunscreen should be worn during the day, especially during the summer months, in preparation for the hot sun.