Tour: AKE - 2014 (AKE) - 2014 / 2015

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Itinerary

DAY 1Arrive 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.

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DAY 2Washington 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, the TOMB OF THE UNKNOWNS, and ARLINGTON HOUSE, the Robert E. Lee Memorial. Dinner tonight is at one of the city’s favorite restaurants followed by a monument illumination tour. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Arlington National Cemetery 
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DAY 3Washington DC–Philadelphia

Depart Washington DC this morning and travel to the “City of Brotherly Love.” Upon arrival we’ll visit the unique Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite 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’s dinner will be at the Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite historic City Tavern, once host to George Washington, William Penn, and the First Continental Congress. (Breakfast, Dinner)

The United States Capitol in Washington DC Washington, D.C. 
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DAY 4Philadelphia–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. (Breakfast)

The Boston Public Garden was established in 1837 when philanthropist Horace Gray petitioned for the use of the 24 acres of land as the first public botanical garden in the United States The city lights of Boston The patriotic streets of Boston 
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DAY 5Boston

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. Next, visit the JOHN F. KENNEDY PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY & MUSEUM. Here you’ll experience John F. Kennedy’s life, legacy, and leadership. Learn more about the Kennedy family and their importance in the Boston community and the world. See personal artifacts from Kennedy’s Oval Office, and discover Kennedy’s influence on the U.S. Space Program, the Civil Rights movement, and more. Then, time 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! (Breakfast)

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Our partnership with Tourism Cares, established by the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA), helps us not only show off the world's most spectacular destinations and sights, but also assist in the preservation of attractions that our travelers go to great lengths to experience.

DAY 6Boston–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. (Breakfast)

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DAY 7New 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 Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite 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. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Lively Times Square in New York City 
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DAY 8New 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 give shopping and dining suggestions. This evening, join us for a festive farewell dinner, the perfect ending to your East Coast holiday! (Breakfast, Dinner)

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Days 9-10New 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 a BIG THREE COMBO PASS, giving you access to the Empire State Building, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and a 2-hour sightseeing cruise. (Breakfast daily)

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DAY 11New York City

The tour ends today with guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers are provided to Kennedy, LaGuardia, or Newark International Airports. (Breakfast)

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