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.

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.

Continental 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.

Continental 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.

Continental 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.

Continental 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!

 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)

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