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Duration: 8 days Visiting: United States
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.
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.
(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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New York (Central) - USA
Park Hyatt New York
Boston (Central) - USA
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.
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.
Washington D.C. (Central) - United States
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.