11 December 2016
On this action packed six day tour you will visit New York, Philadelphia and Washington seeing so many of the sights in these three great cities. You will experience the Big Apple in all its glory both day and night, tour Philadelphia which oozes American history at every turn and in Washington, the majestic capital city, you will see all the impressive monuments. This trip makes an ideal add on to any longer holiday in the States or a superb short and fascinating holiday in its own right.
After arriving at the airport you pick up a shuttle bus and travel to your hotel, a transfer that is included in the tour. New York, deservedly called “the city that never sleeps”, offers something for everyone at all times of the day or night. There is much to see and do in this worldly metropolis. Tonight consider a visit to one of the city's most popular destinations, the Rockefeller Centre. It is a hub of activity, with thousands of visitors and New Yorkers alike taking in an array of exciting attractions. Whether you fancy ice-skating, joining the audience of a TV show, or shopping at world-class stores, the Rock has something for everyone.
Today you will travel around with the fun and informative Hop On – Hop Off City Tour. Sit in comfort as your guide points out landmarks and shares New York history with you. Get off as often as you like to dine, shop, or visit attractions. When you are ready, hop back on and continue the tour. Among the most visited attractions are Times Square, Central Park which houses the City Zoo, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the famous Brooklyn Bridge. And no tour of the city would be complete without visiting to the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building. In between sights, you can eat just about anything, at any time, cooked in any style.
This morning take a taxi from your hotel to Penn Station for a short one and a half hour train ride into historic Philadelphia. Once at the 30th Street Station, transfer by taxi to your hotel then explore this city on your own for the entire day by taking a walking tour. Philadelphia was the most influential city during the American Revolution. Perhaps the most famous attraction is the Liberty Bell Pavilion, which houses the 2,080 lb bell and is located within the National Historical Park. Just across the street, is Independence Hall which is where Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence was constructed and adopted on July 4, 1776.
This morning take a taxi back to the train station for your two-hour train ride to the United States Capital, Washington, D.C. and take a cab to your hotel in the city. Washington attracts nearly 20 million tourists each year making tourism the second biggest industry of the area just after the federal government. Surprisingly, admission to most major attractions is free and for the rest of the day and evening you can tour this great city on your own. Visit the International Spy Museum, the Jefferson Memorial, and the National Air and Space Museum.
Today you will tour the city on an open-top double-decker bus, making more than 25 stops and seeing the major sights during a two-and-a-half-hour circuit. The hop on and hop off flexibility can make the tour last all day by stopping at monuments, museums and shops. Visit Arlington National Cemetery, walk along the National Mall, which expands from the Lincoln Memorial on the Potomac to the Capitol Building and Supreme Court on Capitol Hill. Along the Mall are the majority of the 18 museums that comprise the Smithsonian Institution, the War Memorials, and the Washington Monument which offers rides to the top of the obelisk and lies south of the illustrious White House.
Today your sightseeing tours of New York City, Philadelphia and Washington come to an end. Perhaps do some last minute shopping for souvenirs or see a few more of the sights before taking your included shuttle transfer from your hotel to either Washington Dulles International Airport or Ronald Reagan Airport to catch your onward flight or begin the journey home, having seen the best of what these two great cities have to offer.
Standard fr £835pp
Superior fr £922pp
Rates based on twinshare
International flights not included unless otherwise stated