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    Historical Cities of Northeastern USA

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    Acquaint yourself with the United States’ rich history in this railway excursion through the northeastern region of the country with stops in Boston, New York City, Philadelphia and Washington D.C.

    Trip Highlights

    1. Boston
    2. New York
    3. Philadelphia
    4. Washington D.C

    Included

    1. All flights

    2. Accommodation

    3. Some transfers

    4. Activities

    5. Breakfast only

    Availability

    1. Departures available until December 2023

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    3. Solo travelers available

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    • Accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.

    Accommodation: 7 Nights

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    Day 1 to 3

    Hampton Inn & Suites Boston Crosstown Center

    Location

    Boston

    Category

    Nights

    2

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    The hotels we select comply with our high standards and requirements per category. The allocation is dependent on availability and seasonality, so you can be assigned any of our selection.

    Itinerary

    Explore the northeastern part of the US in this magical railway journey through history. Starting in Boston, learn the tales of the Tea Party and the Founding Fathers, move on over to iconic New York City to gaze at the impressive Statue of Liberty before unearthing Philadelphia where the Declaration of Independence was signed and visiting the Capitol Hill in Washington D.C.

    1st Day: Canada - Boston

    Arrive at the Boston Logan International Airport and transfer* to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Perhaps you can take this time to explore  “The Boston HarborWalk”, designed to connect the public to a clean and restored Boston Harbor. Another option is visiting Quincy Marketplace made up of a collection of boutiques, eateries and pushcart vendors housed in converted 18th century warehouses. Enjoy the street entertainers that frequently perform just outside. Overnight stay in Boston. 

    * Complimentary arrival and departures transfers are available in arrival and departure cities only between 7AM and 7PM EST. Shared transfer upon arrival. Transfers between 7pm – 7am EST will have an extra charge. If your flight arrives during this time, you will need to book the night supplement transfer in the next step of the booking process.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Hampton Inn & Suites Bost... or similar

    1651 Reviews

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    2nd Day: Boston, Massachusetts

    Breakfast at the hotel. Today, embark on a tour of Boston where you will familiarize yourself with one of the most important cities in American history. Hear the tales of the Boston Tea Party, James Otis, the Boston Massacre and the Founding Fathers. 

    Walk along Boston’s iconic Freedom Trail to soak up this city's rich history before snacking on a tasty treat and strolling through Boston Public Garden which has been enjoyed by locals for almost 200 years. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Alternatively, we recommend taking part in a Boston Harbor Sunset Cruise*. Overnight night stay in Boston.

    *Optional Tour: Boston Harbor Sunset Cruise: Enjoy a relaxing sunset cruise in Boston Harbor which heads out to Fort Independence located on Castle Island and named after George Washington.

    Then take in views along Boston's waterfront such as the Mystic Tobin Bridge, Leonard Zakim Bridge, Custom House Tower, Old North church steeple, USS Cassin Young, and the USS Constitution. An extra special feature on this cruise is the cannon fire at Sunset, which is presented off the USS Constitution every night to announce the setting of the sun.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Hampton Inn & Suites Bost... or similar

    1651 Reviews

    See our full selection

    Activities

    included
    Boston History & Highlights Walking Tour.

    Moderate

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    Optional
    Boston Harbor Sunset Cruise

    Light

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    3rd Day: Boston - New York

    Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, self-transfer to the railway station to board your train to New York City—the ‘City That Never Sleeps’. Once arrived, enjoy the entire day at your own leisure exploring the vastness of this city.

    Why not enjoy a world-famous New York-style pizza, bagel or hot dog while shopping around glitzy Soho or look for bargains on Canal Street? Overnight stay in New York City.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    The Lucerne hotel or similar

    3111 Reviews

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    4th Day: New York City

    Breakfast at the hotel. The morning is yours to spend as you please. Alternatively, you can take part in one of our two optional activities, either the Chelsea Market, High Line & Hudson Yards Food & History Tour* or the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Guided Tour*.

    In the evening, embark on a panoramic fully-guided bus tour. During the tour, disembark along with your guide, who will give you interesting insights about each location.

    You have the choice between two bus types: either an open top, convertible bus or a closed-top, luxury bus (additional cost). As an add-on, you can include Edge Observation Deck tickets to experience the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere with 360° views of New York City (additional cost)! Overnight stay in New York City.

    Please note that the Edge Observation Deck tickets are non-refundable, timed, and valid only on the night of the tour.

    *Optional Tour: Chelsea Market, High Line & Hudson Yards Food & History Tour (Walking Tour): Eat your way through the Chelsea Market, Meatpacking District, and the High Line, and see the new Hudson Yards! Learn the area’s secrets, take in the views from the world-famous High Line and sample the diverse fare in the historic Chelsea Market. 

    ** Optional Tour: Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Guided Tour: The Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island are must-visits in the Big Apple. Get priority boarding on the ferry from Manhattan to visit these two important historical sites.

    Tour Lady Liberty's turf before heading inside the pedestal for another perspective from observation decks. Then hop the ferry to Ellis Island and learn about the millions of people who arrived here between 1892 and 1954 in hope of living the American dream.

    Note: you can only choose one of the optional activities on this day, it is not possible to do both.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    The Lucerne hotel or similar

    3111 Reviews

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    Activities

    included
    New York City Guided Night Bus Tour

    Light

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    Optional
    Chelsea Market, High Line & Hudson Yards Food & History Walking Tour

    Moderate

    See more
    Optional
    Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Guided Tour

    Moderate

    See more

    5th Day: New York - Philadelphia

    Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, self-transfer to the railway station to board your train to Philadelphia, one of the most influential cities of the American Revolution. Enjoy the rest of the day at your own leisure. Take this time to familiarise yourself with your new surroundings.

    Perhaps you can visit the city’s most famous attraction, the Liberty Bell Pavilion located within the National Historical Park or the Independence Hall which is known for being the place where Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence was adopted. Overnight stay in Philadelphia.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Holiday Inn Express Phila... or similar

    1268 Reviews

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    6th Day: Philadelphia - Washington D.C.

    Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, self-transfer to the railway station to board your train to Washington, the country’s capital. The rest of the day is entirely at your leisure.

    Admission to most major attractions are free so take this opportunity to visit some of Washington’s must-sees, including the International Spy Museum, the Jefferson Memorial, and the National Air & Space Museum. Overnight stay in Washington.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Churchill Hotel or similar

    1776 Reviews

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    7th Day: Washington D.C.

    Breakfast at the hotel. Today, embark on a guided National Mall tour on board an electric Red Roadster—the perfect way to cover a big area in a quick way! Start by visiting the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and then work your way through the Smithsonian area.

    From here, you will breeze past the Washington Monument, Holocaust Museum, and Bureau of Engraving and Printing on your way to the beautiful Tidal Basin. 

    Next, hop off and explore at your own pace two of the following locations: the FDR memorial, the MLK memorial or the Lincoln Memorial. At any of these locations you can visit the interior of the memorials. Afterwards, cruise along the scenic Potomac River with views of Arlington Cemetery before seeing the World War I and World War II memorials. 

    Finally, Drive past the White House and gaze at the buildings of Capitol Hill. The rest of the day is yours to spend as you see fit. Overnight stay in Washington. Overnight stay in Washington.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Churchill Hotel or similar

    1776 Reviews

    See our full selection

    Activities

    included
    2-Hour National Mall Tour

    Moderate

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    8th Day: Washington D.C. - Canada

    Breakfast at the hotel*. It's time to say goodbye to the US for a return flight back to Canada.

    *Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.

    *Complimentary departure transfers are available in arrival and departure cities only between 7AM and 7PM EST. Shared transfer upon arrival. Transfers between 7pm – 7am EST will have an extra charge. If your flight departs during this time, you will need to book the night supplement transfer in the next step of the booking process. 

    Included activities

    Included

    Boston History & Highlights Walking Tour.

    Included activity for day 2 in Boston

    Get to know Boston’s important landmarks and the tales tied to them; stroll the Freedom Trail and hear about the Boston Tea Party, the Boston Massacre and the Founding Fathers. Also enjoy a tasty treat at the Boston Public Garden.

    Duration 02:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

    Physical rating:

    Moderate

    more information
    Included

    New York City Guided Night Bus Tour

    Included activity for day 4 in New York

    Experience the beauty of New York City at night on board a fully-guided bus tour where you will stop and learn about some of the city’s most famous landmarks.

    Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 17:30 Approx

    Physical rating:

    Light

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    Included

    2-Hour National Mall Tour

    Included activity for day 7 in Washington D.C

    Discover the history behind the National Mall on this guided tour on board a Red Roadster where you will be stopping by the Smithsonian area, the Washington Monument, various memorials, the White House and the Capitol Hill.

    Duration 02:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

    Physical rating:

    Moderate

    more information

    Available Activities

    Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
    Optional

    Boston Harbor Sunset Cruise

    Suggested activity for day 2 in Boston

    Enjoy stunning views of some of Boston’s most historic landmarks, including the Mystic Tobin Bridge, the Leonard Zakim Bridge, the Custom House Tower before taking in the beauty of the sunset presented off the USS constitution.

    Duration 03:00h Approx.

    Physical rating:

    Light

    more information
    Optional

    Chelsea Market, High Line & Hudson Yards Food & History Walking Tour

    Suggested activity for day 4 in New York

    Embark on a culinary excursion you will not easily forget. From the Chelsea Market to the High Line and the Meatpacking District, sample some of New York’s most mouth-watering foods.

    Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

    Physical rating:

    Moderate

    more information
    Optional

    Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Guided Tour

    Suggested activity for day 4 in New York

    Hop on a ferry from Manhattan to visit two of the country’s most historical sites. Tour Lady Liberty’s turf from observation decks for spectacular views before making your way to Ellis Island and learn about its rich history.

    Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

    Physical rating:

    Moderate

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    The price includes

    • Included in all our trips. more information

    • Departures from main Canadian departure airports.

    • International flights: Canada - Boston, Washington D.C. - Canada.

    • 7 nights accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.

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    • 7 breakfasts.

    • Arrival transfer in Boston & Departure transfer in Washington D.C*

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    • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.

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    • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.

    • Amtrak coach train tickets as per program – regional service in coach class**

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    *The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

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    Taxes, drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in "What's included."

    * Arrival & Departure Transfers: Complimentary arrival and departures transfers are available in arrival and departure cities only between 7AM and 7PM EST. Shared transfer upon arrival. Transfers between 7pm – 7am EST will have an extra charge. If your flight arrives during this time, you will need to book the night supplement transfer in the next step of the booking process.

    *** Amtrak Coach Class Seats Coach class is offered on every Amtrak train and features wide, reclining seats with ample legroom, no middle seat option and at-seat trays, reading lights and electric outlets. Restrooms are located in each car. Each traveler may bring two personal items (25 lbs. and 14 x 11 x 7 inches each), two carry-on items (50 lbs. and 28 x 22 x 14 inches each) and two checked bags (50 lbs. and 75 linear inches; length + width + height). 

    Note: One month before departure you will receive a voucher/Travel document with all the relevant information such as the itinerary, train ticket information, accommodation details and if you have booked any optional tours you will also receive the entrace tickets.

    • Entry requirements

      Your passport must be valid for the expected duration of your stay in the United States.

    • Visa

      Visa not required

    • Currency

      US dollar.

    • Language

      English.

    • Electricity

      120 V. Adapter required.

    • Health

      There are no mandatory Covid vaccinations for travellers entering the United States.

    • Time zone

      UTC - 05:00 to UTC - 10:00.

    • Other useful information

      Units of weight and measurement are different.

    • Tourist Office website

      https://www.visittheusa.com/

    Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline's website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

    Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

    In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or canceled without prior notice.

    Babies: 0-2 years old

    Children 2-5 years old

    Triple room: the third bed will be a rollaway bed.

    If you have reduced mobility/require the use of a wheelchair and prefer to go at your own pace, please contact our customer service team at +1 778 807 9750 or via our contact form.

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    The excursions that you chose were all fantastic and the guides/drivers were all brilliant. Everything ran on time and felt safe and understood. Thank you for a fantastic unforgettable holiday.

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