Elegance of the East Coast - Insight Vacations

Elegance of the East Coast (Luxury Gold - Summer 2017)

Duration: 8 days Visiting: United States

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Join us on this enlightening tour of the nation's major cities. In New York City, experience all the iconic landmarks seen in the movies. Boston takes you along the Freedom Trail and Philadelphia shows you the giant Liberty Bell, while Washington, D.C. bursts with American history and politics. In Washington dine at Filomena's, rated as one of the best restaurants in the city. Visit Market hall in Philadelphia for a foodie walk through Reading Terminal Market. Your New York home is The Park Hyatt, one of the finest luxury hotels in the city. Explore the great cities of 'Bosnywash' at the perfect pace. Consisting of nearly all two-night stays, this vibrant journey combines historic highlights and iconic landmarks with a dash of cosmopolitan panache.

  1. 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.

  2. Day 2 - Relaxed Start

    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.

  3. Day 3 - Relaxed Start

    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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Day 7 - Relaxed Start

    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.

  8. 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.

Highlights

 

EXCLUSIVE INSIGHTS

  • New York: Enjoy a private music recital with a musician from the famed Juilliard School.
  • New York: 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.
  • New York: 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.
  • 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.
  • Boston: Learn about the history of Harvard, one of America's most prestigious universities, from a Harvard scholar.
  • Philadelphia: View Independence Hall and the giant cracked Liberty Bell in its own glass pavilion.
  • Washington, D.C.: Take a tour of the capital city's most iconic sites with a Local Expert.
  • Washington, D.C.: Have a private tour to see the world’s largest collection of books at the Library of Congress.
  • Washington, D.C.: Meet with a former espionage agent for personal insights into the undercover world of the Cold War.
  • Washington, D.C.: See the city's iconic landmarks lit up by the night sky on an Illumination Tour.

ADDITIONAL INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS

  • Boston: View the neighbourhoods of Back Bay and Bunker Hill.
  • Philadelphia: Tour the Liberty Bell Center. Learn the steps taken to achieve American independence at Philadelphia’s Independence National Historic Park.
  • Baltimore: Visit the historic Inner Harbor.
  • Washington, D.C.: See the White House, the US Capitol, the Washington Monument and National Mall.
  • Scenic Drives: Discover the charming colonial town of Newport, Rhode Island, and travel along Ocean Drive.

EPICUREAN DINING

  • 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).

OUTSTANDING HOTELS

  • New York: The Park Hyatt New York stands as a beacon of modern elegance. Experience the utmost in fine dining and luxurious rooms.
  • Boston: Stay in historic and elegant charm at The Langham Boston.
  • Philadelphia: History, elegance and location come together in a perfect blend at the Sofitel Philadelphia.
  • Washington, D.C.: Enjoy the utmost in luxury at the Fairmont Washington, D.C. Georgetown.

INCLUSIVE LUXURY GOLD SERVICES

  • Be escorted by the crème de la crème of Insight Travelling Concierges - handpicked for every departure. This skilled guide will act as consummate organiser and be your 'friend in a foreign land'.
  • Enjoy the unique comfort of Insight's luxury air-conditioned 40 guest coach, with extended leg room and an on-board restroom. It's Business Class comfort, complete with complimentary bottled water for you to enjoy during your luxury coaching tour.
  • A personal radio headset gives you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating insights and commentaries.
  • At every hotel, you'll be treated to seamless baggage handling with prompt delivery right to your door. Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. Plus, we include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi.
  • With Insight Flourishes, from time to time, your Travelling Concierge will enchant you with local tidbits, each representing authentic food or beverages unique to the destination.
  • Included airport transfers on Day 1 and Day 8.

Accommodation

 

Park Hyatt New York

New York (Central) - USA

Complimentary Wifi

Park Hyatt New York

The Langham Boston

Boston (Central) - USA

Complimentary Wifi

Formerly the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, this hotel features classic interiors with hints of its 1920s Renaissance Revival heritage. Set in an ideal downtown location for leisure travelers, The Langham, Boston offers a unique blend of historic charm and urban sophistication next to the city’s most in-demand shopping, dining and attractions.

Sofitel Philadelphia

Philadelphia (Central) - United States

Sofitel Philadelphia blends French elegance with American style providing a refined environment for upscale leisure travel in the city center just minutes from historic attractions. This sophisticated downtown hotel is conveniently situated near the Kimmel Center and Rodin Museum. Delight in the architectural highlights of the hotel, such as a geometric lobby floor design inspired by Shaker quilts and crafted from seven types of stone. Select from 306 elegant rooms on 14 floors including all featuring Sofitel's luxurious feathertop and duvet sleep system - SoBed.

The Fairmont Washington DC Georgetown

Washington D.C. (Central) - United States

Complimentary Wifi

Located in Washington’s fashionable West End and adjacent to historic Georgetown, Fairmont Washington, D.C. welcomes guests in capital style. A sunlit urban oasis that soothes the spirit, the Fairmont is the perfect hotel for business or leisure travel. Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown is known for its engaging service and stylish surroundings. Our luxury hotel offers 415 spacious guest rooms and suites while celebrating many, local traditions.

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