Cosmos

Cities of the Great East (8460) - 2015

8 Day Tour from Washington DC to New York City


Cities of the Great East
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington National Cemetery
New Yorks skyline from Central Park
Washington, D.C.
Boston Skyline
New York City
Statue of Commodore John Barry, an officer during the American Revolutionary War
The Washington Monument in Washington DC
“Old Ironsides” berthed at Pier 1 of the former Charlestown Navy Yard at one end of Boston’s Freedom Trail
The United States Capitol in Washington DC
TOUR FOR 8+ PEOPLE

Vacation Overview

Start by exploring the U.S. capital, Washington DC. The District of Columbia is a sightseeing treasure trove, and your tour highlights the well-known highlights: Arlington National Cemetery, the Korean and Vietnam War Memorials, and more. Next, travel to the City of Brotherly Love—Philadelphia. Explore the birthplace of American independence on your guided sightseeing tour before moving on to Boston, a city known for its Colonial history, for a guided tour and time to discover the city on your own before heading south to the “Big Apple.” New York City has so much to offer. Enjoy a guided tour of the city’s most famous sights: Times Square, Greenwich Village, the Financial District, and Chinatown.

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*Book a 2015 Cosmos vacation to receive the $50 per person discount. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between September 17 and October 28, 2014 for travel in 2015. Discount will apply to individual members of groups adding a name and non-refundable per person deposit WITHIN the promo window. Not applicable on TBA space. Not applicable to custom tours. Not combinable with any other promotion except the Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit and the current air promo. Applies to new 2015 bookings only, and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. May be withdrawn at any time.

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Save $50 per person on any 2015 Cosmos vacation.*

Save $50 per person on any 2015 Cosmos vacation.*

*Book a 2015 Cosmos vacation to receive the $50 per person discount. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between September 17 and October 28, 2014 for travel in 2015. Discount will apply to individual members of groups adding a name and non-refundable per person deposit WITHIN the promo window. Not applicable on TBA space. Not applicable to custom tours. Not combinable with any other promotion except the Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit and the current air promo. Applies to new 2015 bookings only, and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. May be withdrawn at any time.


Sightseeing:
In Washington DC, Philadelphia, Boston, and New York City; Capitol Hill, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, Arlington National Cemetery, National WWII Memorial, Arlington House, Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, Boston Common, Faneuil Hall, Old North Church, Freedom Trail, Boston Harbor cruise, USS Constitution, Bunker Hill Monument, Boston Tea Party boat, Times Square, Greenwich Village, New York Financial District, and Chinatown. Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Guides:

Local Guides for city sightseeing in Washington DC, Boston, and New York City; services of a professional Tour Director.

NOTE:

  • Enjoy the spectacular colors of New York and surrounding areas on our special fall foliage departures: September 12 to October 3 (if Mother Nature permits).


Day 1Washington DC Area

Welcome to the nation’s capital. Enjoy time at leisure to relax or to do some independent exploring. Your Tour Director in on hand this afternoon to answer any questions.

Day 2Washington DC Area

Morning sightseeing features many city landmarks: the National WWII Memorial, Capitol Hill, Lincoln Memorial, and the Washington Monument. Take a guided tram tour of ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY and see the Kennedy Gravesites, Arlington House, and the Robert E. Lee Memorial. This evening, join an optional dinner at one of Washington’s favorite restaurants, followed by an illumination tour of the monuments.

Day 3Washington DC Area–Philadelphia

This morning, travel to the “City of Brotherly Love.” Afternoon sightseeing focuses on historic buildings important to the birth of the nation. Visit the LIBERTY BELL and INDEPENDENCE HALL.

Day 4Philadelphia–Boston

North to Boston, one of the country’s oldest cities, where cobblestone streets and historic sites are nestled among world-class restaurants, shops, and cafés. (CB)

Day 5Boston

Your morning guided tour of Boston highlights the historic sites near Boston Common, the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, Old North Church, and the Freedom Trail. Next, board a harbor CRUISE, which takes you to see the USS Constitution, the Bunker Hill Monument, and the Boston Tea Party boat. Balance of the day at leisure. Then, time to explore more of Boston on your own. (CB)

Day 6Boston–New York City

Depart Boston and head south to the “Big Apple.” New York has so much to offer. Upon arrival in New York City, enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of the city’s most famous sights: Times Square, Greenwich Village, the Financial District, and Chinatown. The remainder of your day and evening are at leisure. Perhaps take in a Broadway show this evening. (CB)

Day 7New York City

The day is free to explore more of New York at your leisure. 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 give shopping and dining suggestions. (CB)

Day 8New York City

The trip ends today with guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers to Kennedy, LaGuardia, or Newark International Airports are included. You can also extend your vacation with extra nights and explore New York City further with a variety of exciting optional excursions. (CB)

Transportation:
Arlington Cemetery tram tour, Boston Harbor cruise; private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.


WASHINGTON DC AREA Twelve & K Hotel (MF)
PHILADELPHIA Hampton Inn Philadelphia (ST)
BOSTON Comfort Inn Boston (ST)
NEW YORK CITY Comfort Inn Express Manhattan West Side (ST)

5 continental breakfasts


With Cosmos, 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.

BRENDA BROOKS

Years of Experience: 21 years

I have been conducting tours for many years. I love sharing my part of the world with travelers and watching them have fun, knowing that I play a part in their enjoyment. I am from the Deep South, so I feel that I have much to share in that area. I also conduct tours in the Midwest, the East, Southeast, Northeast, and Eastern Canada. Some of my favorite hobbies are cooking, entertaining, playing the piano, daily walks, reading, and travel!

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Save $50 per person on any 2015 Cosmos vacation.*

Save $50 per person on any 2015 Cosmos vacation.*

*Book a 2015 Cosmos vacation to receive the $50 per person discount. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between September 17 and October 28, 2014 for travel in 2015. Discount will apply to individual members of groups adding a name and non-refundable per person deposit WITHIN the promo window. Not applicable on TBA space. Not applicable to custom tours. Not combinable with any other promotion except the Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit and the current air promo. Applies to new 2015 bookings only, and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. May be withdrawn at any time.



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