Great East Coast Cities - 8 days land only

The hearth & home of sophisticated socialites & the American establishment-this At Leisure trip meanders along the East Coast & traces the footsteps of Benjamin Franklin & the Vanderbilts, from the halls of Washington to the bright lights of New York, Newport's opulence & the beer brewing traditions of Boston.
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Price:
R36 270
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DETAILS
Starting fromR36 270
Package ValiditySet departure dates between 17 MAY 2018 - 14 JUN 2018.  *** Book & pay by 24 NOV 2017 & SAVE 10% - discount already included in the price ***
Duration8 days
DestinationAmerica
Starts inWashington D.C
Ends inBoston

Description


- Return airport/hotel transfers at selected times
- 7 nights hotel accommodation
- Breakfast daily & 3 dinners
- Touring by by luxury air-conditioned coach
- Assistance of an expert Travel Director
- Sightseeing & VIP entry
- All hotel service charges & tips, baggage handling & local taxes
- VISITS: Washington, New York City  & Boston

Day 1

Arrive Washington D.C.

Welcome to Washington, D.C. Your leisurely exploration of America's favourite East Coast metropolises begins in the nation's capital. Get settled at your hotel & step out on your own to get acquainted with this city. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director & fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.

Day 2

Washington D.C. sightseeing & at leisure

Immerse yourself in the proud heritage of a nation today as you join a Local Specialist to view the White House, the striking Washington Monument & the sprawling National Mall. Reflect on the country's most turbulent days at the Lincoln Memorial & the somber World War II Memorial. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to chart your own course through America's capital city. Visit one of the Smithsonian Institution's renowned museums or stroll around Dupont Circle neighbourhood, designed by Pierre Charles L'Enfant just after the Civil War.

Day 3

 Washington D.C. - Philadelphia - New York City

Travel up the Atlantic seaboard to the City of Brotherly Love where you can walk in the footsteps of Benjamin Franklin. View Independence Hall & the Liberty Bell & enjoy some time on your own to explore the Independence National Historic Park. Then it's on to New York City. Take it easy or venture out to the pulsating streets of Times Square before a delicious dinner at a Manhattan restaurant.

Day 4

New York sightseeing & at leisure

Take a bite out of the Big Apple today on a tour of the city's highlights with a Local Specialist. See the towering Empire State Building, the mirrored peak of the iconic Chrysler Building & expansive Central Park, designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. Visit Battery Park with views of the Statue of Liberty, a gift from the people of France. Then ride the elevator to the “Top of the Rock,” the 70th floor of the Rockefeller Building, for a sweeping view of the skyscrapers, parks, rivers & urban canyons that make up the teeming isle of Manhattan. The afternoon & evening are yours to enjoy—take in a Broadway show, visit the American Museum of Natural History, or just explore the bustling streets, soaking up the atmosphere of one of the world's greatest cities.

Day 5

New York City at leisure

Enjoy an entire day on your own in the city that never sleeps. From the shops on 5th Avenue, including the famous Tiffany's featured in Audrey Hepburn's iconic role in Breakfast at Tiffany's, to the moving National September 11 Memorial &  Museum, the possibilities are endless.

Day 6

New York - Newport - Boston

Make your way from New York to another New England iconic city, Boston. On your way, stop in Newport, the beautiful seaside town & one time destination for the Vanderbilts, Astors & Carnegies. See the rows of mansions along Ocean Drive before touring The Breakers, the 70-room Italianate palace Cornelius Vanderbilt called his "cottage." Arrive in Boston, awash in history, 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 higher learning, founded just a few years after Boston itself. Later, get to know Boston beer, a Cultural Insight, with a tour & tasting at a local brewery.

Day 7

Boston at leisure

Explore Boston on your own today. Rise early & hit the streets—or sleep late & enjoy a leisurely breakfast with a copy of the Boston Globe. Explore many of the city's most famous sights. Stroll the green spaces of the Boston Common & take a summertime ride on one of the famous Swan Boats in the Public Garden, get lucky enough to catch a Red Sox game at Fenway Park, or discover the continental art collection at the lovely Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, designed to resemble a 15th century Venetian palace. Tonight, raise a glass with your newfound friends at a festive Farewell Dinner.

Day 8

Depart Boston

This morning, say farewell to "The City on a Hill". A transfer is provided to Boston Logan International Airport or choose to extend your stay in Boston.