Day 1 BOSTON.
Welcome to Boston, a treasure trove of American history. Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.
Day 2 BOSTON.
Your morning guided tour of Boston highlights the historic sites near Boston Common, the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, Old North Church, and the Freedom Trail. Next, board a harbor CRUISE to see the Bunker Hill Monument and the Boston Tea Party ship. The rest of the day is free to explore on your own. (CB)
Day 3 BOSTON–NEW YORK CITY.
Depart Boston and head south to the “Big Apple.” Upon arrival, take an optional cruise of New York Harbor and view the magnificent architectural wonders and historical landmarks that make this the most famous skyline in the world. The remainder of your day and evening are at leisure. Perhaps take in a Broadway show this evening. (CB)
Day 4 NEW YORK CITY.
Today begins with a guided tour of the city’s most famous sights; Times Square, Greenwich Village, the Financial District, and Chinatown. Afterward, you are free to explore more of New York at your leisure. Perhaps visit historic Ellis Island, enjoy a dazzling tour around the city by helicopter, walk the streets of Chinatown and Little Italy, or shop on Fifth Avenue. Your Tour Director will be available to help you with additional sightseeing plans as well as give shopping and dining suggestions. (CB)
Day 5 NEW YORK CITY–PHILADELPHIA.
This morning, travel to the “City of Brotherly Love.” Afternoon sightseeing focuses on historic buildings important to the birth of the nation. Visit the LIBERTY BELL and INDEPENDENCE HALL. (CB)
Day 6 PHILADELPHIA–WASHINGTON DC.
Depart the handsome city of Philadelphia for the U.S. capital and seat of government, Washington DC, for a 2-night stay. Your afternoon is free for independent exploration. The nation’s capital has an endless list of things to do, from museums packed with history to the National Mall.
Day 7 WASHINGTON DC.
Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide features many city landmarks and ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY to see the graves of American heroes, including those of John and Robert Kennedy. Also, see the Lincoln and National WWII Memorials, Washington Monument, and photo stops at Capitol Hill, the White House, and other well-known sights. This evening, join an optional dinner at one of Washington’s favorite restaurants, followed by an illumination tour of the monuments.
Day 8 WASHINGTON DC.
Your vacation ends this morning. You can also extend your vacation with extra nights and explore Washington DC further.