Great Cities of the East Coast (AK) - 2016

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8 Day Tour from Washington DC to New York City

Great Cities of the East Coast
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington National Cemetery
New York City
New Yorks skyline from Central Park
The United States Capitol in Washington DC
Washington, D.C.
Lively Times Square in New York City

Vacation Overview

Some of the East Coast’s most vibrant and exciting cities come alive on this tour of the East Coast visiting Washington DC, Philadelphia, and New York City. Of course, you’ll see the must-see sights, including Arlington National Cemetery, where you’ll take a guided tram tour, and the famous memorials in Washington DC; the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall in Philadelphia; and Times Square, Greenwich Village, and the Financial District in New York City. You’ll also visit the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City.

To make your tour of the east coast unique, Globus has also included some special experiences, such as a pizza tour in New York City. This tour will show you some of Brooklyn’s landmarks, including Coney Island, Brighton Beach, and famous movie locations, as well as a pizza tour. Additionally, Globus has arranged dinner at the historic City Tavern in Philadelphia, once host to George Washington, William Penn, and the First Continental Congress.

Free time in Washington DC and New York City gives you an opportunity to explore more of the historical sights, experience the fabulous shopping, see a Broadway show, discover the many museums, grab a drink in a pub or café, and much more. Guided sightseeing combined with free time to explore on your own makes this the perfect tour to experience the East Coast’s thrilling cities.

Special Event – July 4th in Washington DC
The nation’s capital is the perfect place to celebrate American Independence Day. Festivities include a parade down Constitution Avenue, free concerts, and a spectacular fireworks presentation over the National Mall. Don’t forget to wear your red, white, and blue! Available on the July 2, 2016 departure.

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  • The July 2 departure of Tour AK spends July 4th in Washington DC. Festivities include a parade, concerts, and a huge fireworks display on the grounds of the Washington Monument.
  • The September 5 departure of Tour AK spends the 9/11 National Day of Remembrance in New York City. 2016 marks the 15th anniversary of the events of September 11. Choose to show your patriotism and respect at one of the many events being planned throughout the city.
  • Want more time in New York? Consider adding additional nights to the end of your vacation to experience more of all the city has to offer—the glittering lights of Broadway, views from the top of the Empire State Building, or the tranquility of Central Park.

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.


DAY 2Washington DC

This morning’s sightseeing features many of Washington’s famous landmarks, including the National Parks FoundationNational Parks Foundation 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. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Arlington National Cemetery 

DAY 3Washington DC

A full free day to pursue your favorite interests. Maybe visit the Smithsonian Institute, Georgetown, Ford’s Theatre, or other prominent monuments and museums. You may also want to journey to historic Old Town Alexandria, a quaint historic town just over the Potomac River. Your Tour Director will be available to offer suggestions on additional sightseeing, shopping, and dining. (Breakfast)

Alexandria is known as the Pearl of the Mediterranean 

DAY 4Washington DC–Philadelphia

Depart Washington DC this morning and travel to the “City of Brotherly Love.” Sightseeing through America’s fifth-largest city includes LOVE PARK; the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where you can run the steps like Rocky Balboa; and many of the important buildings of this historic city, the birthplace of the nation. Also included is a visit to National Parks FoundationNational Parks Foundation INDEPENDENCE NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK, home to 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 Statue of Commodore John Barry, an officer during the American Revolutionary War Washington, D.C. 
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DAY 5Philadelphia–New York City

This morning, travel north to the “Big Apple,” New York City. Upon arrival, cross over the Brooklyn Bridge to New York’s largest borough 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. Your evening is free to explore on your own. You may want to take in a Broadway show or take a stroll through Times Square and admire the bright lights and sparkling theater marquees. (Breakfast, Lunch)

New York Lively Times Square in New York City New York City 

DAY 6New York City

Today, enjoy a tour of the city’s most famous sights: Times Square, Greenwich Village, the Financial District, and Chinatown. Included in your city tour is a visit to the NATIONAL SEPTEMBER 11 MEMORIAL & MUSEUM, where there’s time to learn about 9/11 and its continued global significance as well as pay honor to the victims. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for additional sightseeing, shopping, and dining. (Breakfast)


DAY 7New 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. Tonight, enjoy a festive farewell dinner with your Tour Director and travel companions. (Breakfast, Dinner)


DAY 8New York City

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



Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotels.

Breakfast daily, 1 lunch, 3 three-course dinners including a farewell dinner in New York City

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.


Years of Experience: 12 years

In addition to leading tours all over the United States and Canada, I enjoys my travels outside of North America, including Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. Originally from Connecticut, my favorite season is autumn when the stunning fall foliage transforms the area into an even more beautiful landscape. I have a particular interest in U.S. history, and really enjoy connecting the places we visit on tour with stories from the past and contemporary issues of the present.

Four Ways Globus Eliminates the Hassles

VIP Access
Skip the lines and get special treatment at the must-see attractions.

Perfect Hotels
We’ve done the work to find just the right hotels in just the right locations.

Tour Directors
Take your heads out of the guidebook and let expert guides make every destination fascinating.

Leave the navigating to us – and just sit back and enjoy the ride. Learn how Globus is reducing transportation-related energy use and greenhouse gas emissions.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on the Great Cities of the East Coast:

  • Independence Hall