Cities of the Great East (8460)

8 Day Tour from Boston to Washington DC

2019 Tour Details

History comes alive on this East Coast tour featuring some of the East Coast’s most thrilling cities: Boston, New York City, Philadelphia and Washington D.C.

On this East Coast tour, enjoy sightseeing in each city. With an expert Local Guide—someone who knows the ins and outs of the city—see some of Boston’s historic sites including Boston Commons, the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, and the Freedom Trail. In New York City, see Times Square, Greenwich Village, Chinatown, and more. In Philadelphia, visit the Liberty Bell, a symbol of liberty, and Independence Hall, the birthplace of America where the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution were debated and signed. In Washington DC’s famous landmarks, including the graves of John and Robert Kennedy at Arlington National Cemetery, the Lincoln Memorial, and Washington Monument. Stop for photos at Capitol Hill and the White House. This vacation designed for value-minded travelers also features a harbor cruise in Boston. See Bunker Hill Monument—site of the June 17, 1775, battle—and the Boston Tea Party boat. You’ll also have free time on your own to explore. Perhaps join an optional dinner in one of Washington DC’s favorite restaurants, followed by an illumination tour of the monuments. In Boston, explore the cobblestone streets and savor a meal at one of the many world-class restaurants. Perhaps enjoy a Broadway show in New York City, shop on famous Fifth Avenue, or visit historic Ellis Island.

Guided sightseeing combined with free time to explore on your own makes this the perfect tour to experience the East Coast’s thrilling cities.

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 Tour Highlights

BOSTON
Sightseeing with Local Guide; harbor cruise
NEW YORK CITY
Sightseeing with Local Guide
PHILADELPHIA
Sightseeing; visit the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall
WASHINGTON DC
Sightseeing with Local Guide; visit Arlington National Cemetery
Notes:

Enjoy the fall colors of New York and surrounding areas on our special fall foliage departures: September 21 & 28 (if Mother Nature permits).

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

  • Independence Hall

Transportation:

Transportation:
Boston Harbor cruise; private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring with free Wi-Fi.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

4 continental breakfasts

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 BOSTON

Welcome to Boston, a treasure trove of American history. Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.

Day 2 BOSTON

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 to see the Bunker Hill Monument and the Boston Tea Party ship. The rest of the day is free to explore on your own.

BreakfastContinental Breakfast

Day 3 BOSTON–NEW YORK CITY

Depart Boston and head south to the “Big Apple.” Upon arrival, take an optional cruise of New York Harbor and view the magnificent architectural wonders and historical landmarks that make this the most famous skyline in the world. The remainder of your day and evening are at leisure. Perhaps take in a Broadway show this evening.

BreakfastContinental Breakfast

Day 4 NEW YORK CITY

Today begins with a guided tour of the city’s most famous sights; Times Square, Greenwich Village, the Financial District, and Chinatown. Afterward, you are 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 5 NEW YORK CITY–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.

BreakfastContinental Breakfast

Day 6 PHILADELPHIA–WASHINGTON DC

Depart the handsome city of Philadelphia for the U.S. capital and seat of government, Washington DC, for a 2-night stay. Your afternoon is free for independent exploration. The nation’s capital has an endless list of things to do, from museums packed with history to the National Mall.

Day 7 WASHINGTON DC

Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide features many city landmarks and ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY to see the graves of American heroes, including those of John and Robert Kennedy. Also, see the Lincoln and National WWII Memorials, Washington Monument, and photo stops at Capitol Hill, the White House, and other well-known sights. This evening, join an optional dinner at one of Washington’s favorite restaurants, followed by an illumination tour of the monuments.

Day 8 WASHINGTON DC

Your vacation ends this morning. You can also extend your vacation with extra nights and explore Washington DC further.

 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.

BRENDA BROOKS

Escorting tours for more than 20 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!

Tour Director - BRENDA BROOKS

 Accommodations

Boston
New York City
Philadelphia
Washington DC

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyCosmos site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Washington DC
Philadelphia
New York City

Washington DC

Dinner and National Monuments by Night

Dinner and National Monuments by Night

The evening starts with dinner at a favorite local restaurant and is capped off with an illumination tour of several of DC's most famous memorials. A beautiful city any time of day, it is especially beautiful at night!

Price Range: $$

Philadelphia

Philadelphia Carriage Tour

Philadelphia Carriage Tour

Enjoy an evening horse-drawn carriage ride from Independence Hall with a knowledgeable guide. A wonderful way to see this historic city!

Price Range: $

New York City

90-Minute New York Harbor Cruise

90-Minute New York Harbor Cruise

This fully narrated cruise offers introduces visitors to the impressive NYC skyline and so many of the most famous landmarks.

Price Range: $

Top of the Rock

Top of the Rock

Ascend 70 floors into the sky and take in sweeping 360-degree city views from three viewing decks.

Price Range: $

Empire State Building

Empire State Building

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 Empire State Building.

Price Range: $

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!

Price Range: $$$

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