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.
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).
Day 1Washington DC Area
Welcome to the nation’s capital. Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.
Day 2Washington DC Area
Morning sightseeing features many city landmarks: the [FP] National WWII Memorial, Capitol Hill, [FP] Lincoln Memorial, and the [FP] 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 [FP] LIBERTY BELL and INDEPENDENCE HALL.
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.
Your morning guided tour of Boston highlights the historic sites near Boston Common, the [FP] Old State House, [FP] Faneuil Hall, [FP] Old North Church, and the [FP] 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. (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.
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.
Years of Experience: 7 years
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!