ELEGANCE OF THE EAST COAST TOUR

New York - Boston - Washington - Philadelphia

validity

valid until October 2017

duration

8 days / 7 nights

TOUR PHOTOS

from USD3,250 / Person

EXPECTED HOTELS


Park Hyatt New York, The Langham Boston, Sofitel Philadelphia, The Fairmont Washington DC Georgetown

DEPARTURE DATES


Aug: 19, Sept: 2, 16, Oct: 7

INCLUSIONS

HIGHLIGHTS


  • New York: Enjoy a private music recital with a musician from the famed Juilliard School. Witness the towering ceilings and majestic pillars as you hear the hum of trains and their passengers with a Local Expert at Grand Central Station. With a Local Expert, witness some of the city’s most renowned landmarks, including the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings.
  • Philadelphia: Embark on a VIP Philly food tour with a food connoisseur at historic Reading Terminal Market. View Independence Hall and the giant cracked Liberty Bell in its own glass pavilion. Tour the Liberty Bell Center. Learn the steps taken to achieve American independence at Philadelphia’s Independence National Historic Park.
  • Newport: The Breakers, the most grandiose of Newport’s mansions, is an Italian Renaissance palace that is nothing short of sumptuous. View the priceless tapestries, fine mosaic work, irreplaceable paintings, and ornate furniture that testify to the wealth of one of America’s most affluent families.
  • Boston: Immerse yourself in the history of the American Revolutionary War as you follow part of Boston’s red-brick Freedom Trail. Learn about the history of Harvard, one of America’s most prestigious universities, from a Harvard scholar. View the neighbourhoods of Back Bay and Bunker Hill.
  • Washington, D.C.: Take a tour of the capital city’s most iconic sites with a Local Expert. Have a private tour to see the world’s largest collection of books at the Library of Congress. Meet with a former espionage agent for personal insights into the undercover world of the Cold War. See the city’s iconic landmarks lit up by the night sky on an Illumination Tour. See the White House, the US Capitol, the Washington Monument and National Mall.
  • Baltimore: Visit the historic Inner Harbor.
  • Scenic Drives: Discover the charming colonial town of Newport, Rhode Island, and travel along Ocean Drive.

MEALS


  • Boston: Savour a Highlight Dinner at The Chart House, a legendary waterfront wharf house located in the wharf’s oldest surviving structure.
  • Philadelphia: Indulge in Northern Italian cuisine at Davio’s, a jewel on the Philadelphia culinary scene.
  • Washington, D.C.: At your finale Celebration Dinner, old-fashioned hospitality is blended with fine cuisine, a little wine and an outstanding setting at Filomena’s—an experience that will delight all the senses.
  • 1 Welcome Dinner (WD), 7 Full Breakfasts (FB), 2 Highlight Dinners (HD) and 1 Celebration Dinner (CD).

ADDITIONAL FIVE STAR SERVICES


  • An expert Tour Director
  • Enjoy the unique comfort of a luxury air-conditioned 40 seat coach with extended leg room and on-board restroom
  • A personal radio headset gives you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights
  • Baggage handling everywhere, with seamless and prompt delivery to your door at every hotel
  • Hotel and restaurant tips included plus we include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels
  • complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi
  • Included airport transfers on the first and last day of your tour

ITINERARY

DAY 1 A BITE OF THE BIG APPLE

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.

Hotel: Park Hyatt New York

Welcome Reception and Dinner

DAY 2 EXPLORING NYC

(Relaxed Start) 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. Afterwards, visit renowned Grand Central Station with a Local Expert. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Hotel: Park Hyatt New York

Full Breakfast

DAY 3 VANDERBILT’S NEWPORT AND BOSTON

(Relaxed Start) 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.

Hotel: The Langham Boston

Full Breakfast

DAY 4 HISTORIC BOSTON

Gain a fascinating insight into the history of ‘Beantown’ during 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.

Hotel: The Langham Boston

Full Breakfast, Highlight Dinner

DAY 5 EXPLORING THE STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA

Set out for Philadelphia, founded by the Quakers to escape religious persecution and still known as the ‘City of Brotherly Love’. Amid ‘America’s Most Historic Square Mile’ explore Independence National Historic Park and its historic attractions. View Independence Hall, (where America’s founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776), and the cracked Liberty Bell. In the evening, savour a Highlight Dinner at Davio’s – a jewel in the Philadelphia restaurant world, serving Northern Italian cuisine.

Hotel: Sofitel Philadelphia

Full Breakfast, Highlight Dinner

DAY 6 MONUMENTAL WASHINGTON, D.C

Embark on a morning VIP Taste of Philly food tour. A food connoisseur will reveal the fascinating history behind some of Philly’s most famous cuisine at the historic Reading Terminal Market before your afternoon arrival in to Washington, D.C. See the city from a completely different viewpoint: lit up by the night sky on an Illumination Tour on-board your motorcoach, including the Jefferson Memorial and a rooftop walk at the Kennedy Center.

Hotel: Fairmont Washington, D.C. Georgetown

Full Breakfast

DAY 7 WASHINGTON, D.C. SIGHTSEEING

(Relaxed Start) 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 Library of Congress – the official library of the United States and the largest in the world. 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 hear 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.

Hotel: Fairmont Washington, D.C. Georgetown

Full Breakfast, Celebration Dinner

DAY 8 BACK TO NEW YORK CITY

In the morning, transfer to Ronald Reagan Washington National or Dulles International Airport. Alternatively, continue on to New York City to JFK Airport or to the New York tour hotel for guests wishing to extend their stay. Airport arrival will be at 14:30.

Full Breakfast

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