Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.
Day 1 Arrive In Washington DC
Welcome to the nation’s capital! At 6 pm, meet your fellow traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming journey.
Day 2 Washington DC
This morning’s sightseeing features many of Washington’s famous landmarks, including the LINCOLN, VIETNAM, KOREAN, and WORLD WAR II Memorials. Take a guided tram tour of ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, where you’ll see the KENNEDY GRAVESITES. Dinner tonight is at one of the city’s favorite restaurants followed by a monument illumination tour.
Day 3 Washington DC–Philadelphia
Depart Washington DC this morning and travel to the “City of Brotherly Love.” Upon arrival we’ll visit the unique READING TERMINAL MARKET. Enjoy a tour of this vibrant market and learn the story behind cheesesteaks, hoagies, pretzels, and other Philly food Favorites. Afternoon sightseeing focuses on the important buildings of this historic city, the “Birthplace of the Nation.” Visit the LIBERTY BELL and INDEPENDENCE HALL. This evening is free to explore more of this historic city on your own.
Day 4 Philadelphia–Boston
This morning we travel north to Boston, one of the oldest cities in the U.S., where you’ll find cobblestone streets and historic sites nestled among world-class restaurants, shops, and cafés.
Day 5 Boston
Your morning tour of Boston highlights the historic sites near Boston Common, the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, Old North Church, and the Freedom Trail. While visiting Boston’s North End, enjoy a TASTING TOUR that will introduce you to this colorful neighborhood. Sample some of the treasures found here while learning the secrets of America’s oldest Italian community. The remainder of the day is free to explore more of Boston on your own. Perhaps shop for souvenirs at Faneuil Hall, catch a game at the oldest baseball park in the major league—Fenway Park, home of the Red Sox—or enjoy a cool drink at the original Cheers Pub, where everybody knows your name!
Day 6 Boston–New York City
Depart Boston and head south to the “Big Apple.” New York has so much to offer, from the glittering lights of Broadway to the serenity of the Cloisters. Arrive late afternoon, with the remainder of the day at your leisure. Perhaps take in a Broadway show this evening.
Day 7 New York City
Today, enjoy a tour of the city’s most famous sights: Times Square, Greenwich Village, the Financial District, and Chinatown. Then, cross over to Brooklyn and enjoy a PIZZA TOUR. This fun and unique tour will show you some of Brooklyn’s landmarks, including Coney Island and Brighton Beach, movie locations from Saturday Night Fever, Goodfellas, and Moonstruck, and you’ll also get to sample some of New York’s finest pizza along the way. This evening is at leisure to explore more of this vibrant city.
Day 8 New York City
A free day to explore more of New York. 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 to give shopping and dining suggestions. This evening, join us for a festive farewell dinner, the perfect ending to your East Coast holiday!
Days 9-10 New York City
Two full days to explore more of the “City That Never Sleeps.” Visit some of Soho’s many art galleries and trendy boutiques, do some celebrity spotting, have a bite to eat at the famous Carnegie Deli, or take a leisurely stroll in unique High Line Park. The possibilities are endless! Your extension package includes access to the EMPIRE STATE BUILDING as well as a sightseeing CRUISE.
Day 11 New York City
The tour ends today with guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers are provided to Kennedy, LaGuardia, or Newark International Airports.