East Coast Insider
Duration: 8 nights escorted small group tour
Price from: £3299pp
Day 1: Fly to Boston. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The evening is at leisure to start exploring Boston.
Day 2 Boston: This morning, meet your ATI Local Expert and embark upon a guided tour of the city. You’ll retrace the steps of the Freedom Trail which may include a stroll beside Boston Common, King’s Chapel, the Boston Massacre site, and numerous pubs and taverns where America’s Founding Fathers toasted freedom. Enjoy lunch (own expense) and afterwards explore Quincy Market, Boston’s first marketplace, now home to boutiques, cafes and shops. The rest of the day is at leisure, so chat over the numerous fun activities which are available and choose which best suits you.
Day 3 Boston/New York City: Transfer to the train station for the Amtrak rail journey along the Long Island Sound en route to New York City. Arrive at Penn Station, which is within walking distance of your hotel, and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 4 New York City: Experience all that Manhattan has to offer with a guided walking tour in the company of an ATI Local Expert. Catch glimpses of the famous skyline as you absorb the city’s bustle and keep your camera handy as you take in many of the exceptional sights. The evening is at leisure, so perhaps take in a Broadway show (additional expense).
Day 5 New York City: A full day for you to do whatever you want. Perhaps return to your favourite neighbourhood or explore additional sites including the many museums and cultural icons. We recommend a stroll through Central Park or the High Line Park, taking in the views from the Empire State Building or you may wish to book a helicopter tour.
Day 6 New York City/Philadelphia: Walk to Penn Station where you head south via Amtrak to the City of Brotherly Love - Philadelphia. Watch the skyscrapers
of midtown Manhattan fade away, giving way to the industrial landscape of New Jersey. Upon arrival in Philadelphia you will be met by your ATI Local Expert and transferred to your hotel. Later, set off on a walking tour of the city’s historic landmarks. During your free time, you may wish to visit the Art Museum, stroll through Reading Terminal Market or, perhaps, visit Love Park.
Day 7 Philadelphia/Washington, DC: Make your way to the station for the Amtrak Regional Services train and
a short journey to Washington, DC, arriving in the historic and Grand Union Station. Your hotel is within walking distance and you have the rest of the day to explore the many nearby sites at your leisure. As the nation’s capital, Washington, DC captures the true spirit of America, and you can feel the presence of the country’s forefathers at the larger than life monuments, memorials and world-class museums.
Day 8 Washington, DC: This morning, enjoy an in-depth city tour with your ATI Local Expert and experience highlights such as the US Capitol Building, Supreme Court, Library of Congress, the FBI Building, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, the White House and Arlington National Cemetery. The evening is free for you to explore like a local, by heading to Eastern Market near Capitol Hill and later grabbing a drink or dinner at one of the nearby restaurants and bars.
Day 9 Washington, DC: At leisure before your tour concludes with a shuttle transfer to the airport and your onward journey.
Departures: This tour departs on specific dates between 04 May-21 Sep 19. Please ask for details.
Accommodation: In 3* hotels.
Tour price: The price shown for this ATI tour is based on the best value travel dates in low season and includes international flights to Boston and from Washington, DC, business class rail travel on Amtrak with seat reservation (rail journeys are not escorted), services of local guides in each city, sightseeing as outlined and 8 nights accommodation.