Eastern United States & Washington DC Tour - Cosmos®

Cities of the Great East (8460)

8 Day Tour from Washington DC to New York City

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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 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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 Destinations & Sightseeing

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, 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 10 to October 8 (if Mother Nature permits).

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Independence Hall

Transportation:

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

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

4 continental breakfasts

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1 Washington DC Area

Welcome to the nation’s capital. Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.

Day 2 Washington DC Area

Morning sightseeing features many city landmarks: the National Parks FoundationNational Parks Foundation National WWII Memorial, Capitol Hill, National Parks FoundationNational Parks Foundation Lincoln Memorial, and the National Parks FoundationNational Parks Foundation 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 3 Washington 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 National Parks FoundationNational Parks Foundation LIBERTY BELL and INDEPENDENCE HALL.

Day 4 Philadelphia–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.

Day 5 Boston

Your morning guided tour of Boston highlights the historic sites near Boston Common, the National Parks FoundationNational Parks Foundation Old State House, National Parks FoundationNational Parks Foundation Faneuil Hall, National Parks FoundationNational Parks Foundation Old North Church, and the National Parks FoundationNational Parks Foundation Freedom Trail. Next, board a harbor CRUISE to see the Bunker Hill Monument and the Boston Tea Party boat. The rest of the day is free to explore on your own.

BreakfastContinental Breakfast

Day 6 Boston–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.

BreakfastContinental Breakfast

Day 7 New 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.

BreakfastContinental Breakfast

Day 8 New 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.

BreakfastContinental Breakfast

 Tour Director

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.

DARYL JENKINS

Years of Experience: 8

After a trip to Moscow in 2006, I developed an insatiable desire for travel. I really enjoy working with people, so tour directing seemed like a natural fit. I believe travel is vital to becoming a more well-rounded person. Exposure to other people and cultures gives us a better understanding of just how much we all have in common. I enjoy being able to share places and experiences that I love with others-I look forward to seeing you on the road!

Tour Director - DARYL JENKINS

 Accommodations

WASHINGTON DC AREA Washington Plaza Hotel (ST)
PHILADELPHIA Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District (F)
BOSTON Comfort Inn Boston (ST)
NEW YORK CITY Holiday Inn Express Manhattan West Side (ST)

 Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be offered. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Washington DC
Boston
New York City

Washington DC

Washington DC By Night & Dinner at Tony & Joe's Seafood Place
Washington DC By Night & Dinner at Tony & Joe's Seafood Place

Washington DC By Night & Dinner at Tony & Joe's Seafood Place

The evening begins with dinner, then continues with an illumination tour of several of the most famous memorials as well as The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Tour last about 2 hours not including dinner.

Approximate value: $51 USD per person

Boston

Lobster Dinner - Uno's Boston
Lobster Dinner - Uno's Boston

Lobster Dinner - Uno's Boston

Lobster Dinner at Uno's Boston location. (Chicken dish available also)

Approximate value: $40 USD per person

New York City

90-Minute Skyline Cruise
90-Minute Skyline Cruise

90-Minute Skyline Cruise

View the magnificent architectural wonders and historical landmarks that make this the most famous skyline in the world. This 90-minute Skyline Cruise offers more sights than any other cruise in the New York Harbor. An entertaining and informative "certified" Tour Guide will provide interesting facts about all the sights that make New York City so special, including the Empire State Building, the United Nations, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Statue of Liberty. Frequent departures throughout the day all year round.

Approximate value: $31 USD per person

Broadway Shows
Broadway Shows

Broadway Shows

No trip to New York is complete without attending a Broadway show. From the newest musical sensation to perennial favorites, there is something for everyone on Broadway. Discounted tickets are available for many shows, The New York Philharmonic, and the Metropolitan Opera. Prices range from around $100 up to $200 per person. Prices vary based on show, schedule and seat location. The price shown above is a "from" price only and actual pricing will be provided when ordering.

Approximate value: $100 USD per person

Empire State Building
Empire State Building

Empire State Building

The Empire State Building offers unmatched views of New York and neighboring states. Get skyward and discover what the city looks like when you are 1,050 feet high at the top of New York's most iconic skyscraper. The 86th floor observatory, with its popular 360-degree outdoor deck, also has indoor viewing galleries for guests to enjoy the views rain or shine, day or night.

Approximate value: $32 USD per person

New York Helicopter Tour 'The Big Apple'
New York Helicopter Tour 'The Big Apple'

New York Helicopter Tour 'The Big Apple'

New York City isn't called the "Big Apple" for nothing!! No visit to New York City is complete without a dazzling and incredible tour around the city from the air. Sights you will see include Governors and Ellis Islands, Manhattans Financial District, the New Freedom Tower, Empire State Building, Chrysler, Woolworth, Met Life Buildings, USS Intrepid, the George Washington Bridge and Central Park. The "Big Apple," is a 11-15 minute flight. (Note: There is a mandatory $35.00 per person heliport facility/security fee which must be paid directly at heliport.)

Approximate value: $199 USD per person

New York, New York Helicopter Tour
New York, New York Helicopter Tour

New York, New York Helicopter Tour

This is an enhanced harbor tour that includes views of New York City's five boroughs! Your tour begins down the Hudson River, Manhattan's Financial District, Woolworth Building, and Ellis Island-allowing for a birds-eye view of the Statue of Liberty, Governors Island, and Verrazano Bridge, which joins Brooklyn and Staten Island. Then return up the Hudson to view Midtown's famous skyscrapers: Empire State, Chrysler, and Met Life (Pan Am) Buildings; along with Central Park; Yankee Stadium, home of the New York Yankees; St. John the Devine Cathedral; Columbia University; George Washington Bridge; and the Palisade of New Jersey. Tour last approximately 20 minutes.

Approximate value: $285 USD per person

Top of the Rock
Top of the Rock

Top of the Rock

At 850 feet above sea level, you are at the crossroads of commerce and culture, atop an art deco masterpiece and monument to progress. Originally opened over 70 years ago, the design of this deck was inspired by great ocean liners of the era, the perfect metaphor for floating above New York with unobstructed views in all directions. At Top of the Rock, you are surrounded by history, intrigue, architecture, transportation, invention, collaboration, and over eight million people from all over the world. The 67th and 69th floors include outdoor terraces which feature fully transparent, safety glass. The 70th floor, the uppermost level, provides a completely open air, unobstructed 360-degree view of New York City and beyond.

Approximate value: $30 USD per person

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