Guided tour - Great East Coast Cities

  • Dates:Sept 28-Oct 5, 2017
  • Duration:8Days

Trip Details

Explore the spectacular cities of the east coast of USA, taking in Washington DC, Philadelphia, New York City and Boston. See some of the United States' most famous landmarks in this discovery of great American cities.

Save with these discounts!

  • Past Passenger: Save $125 per person for past passengers of Insight, Trafalgar or Uniworld
  • Military Discount: Save $75 per person for active or retired military.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28: WASHINGTON DC

Welcome to Washington, D.C. Your leisurely exploration of America’s favorite East Coast metropolises begins in the nation’s capital. Get settled at your hotel and step out on your own to get acquainted with the city. This evening we gather at the hotel with our Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29: WASHINGTON DC

Immerse yourself in the proud heritage of a nation today as we join a local specialist to view the White House, the striking Washington Monument and the sprawling National Mall. Reflect on the country’s most turbulent days at the Lincoln Memorial and the somber World War II Memorial. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to chart your own course through America’s capital city. Visit one of the Smithsonian Institution’s renowned museums or stroll around Dupont Circle, designed by Pierre Charles L’Enfant just after the Civil War. (B)

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30: WASHINGTON DC - PHILADELPHIA - NEW YORK CITY

We will travel up the Atlantic seaboard to the City of Brotherly Love where we can walk in the footsteps of Benjamin Franklin. View Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell and enjoy some time on your own to explore Independence National Historic Park. Then it’s on to New York City. Take it easy or venture out to the pulsating streets of Times Square before dinner at a Manhattan restaurant.  (B,D)

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1: NEW YORK CITY

Take a bite out of the Big Apple today on a tour of the city’s highlights with a local specialist. See the towering Empire State Building, the mirrored peak of the iconic Chrysler Building and expansive Central Park, designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. Visit Battery Park with views of the Statue of Liberty, a gift from the people of France. Then ride the elevator to the “Top of the Rock”, the 70th floor of the Rockefeller Building, for a sweeping view of the skyscrapers, parks, rivers and urban canyons that make up the teeming isle of Manhattan. The afternoon and evening are yours to enjoy—take in a Broadway show, visit the American Museum of Natural History, or just explore the bustling streets, soaking up the atmosphere of one of the world’s greatest cities. (B)

MONDAY, OCTOBER 2: NEW YORK CITY

Today we will take a some time to reflect on the events in US recent history of the memorable day of 9/11. Through a private guided tour of the Museum, we’ll examine authentic artifacts to understand what happened on 9/11, how people responded in the aftermath of the attacks, and the history and rebuilding of the World Trade Center. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy in a city that never sleeps. Perhaps browse the shops on 5th Avenue, including the famous Tiffany’s featured in Audrey Hepburn’s iconic role in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Or tour the many museum, the possibilities are endless. (B)

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3: NEW YORK-NEWPORT-BOSTON

We make our way from New York to another iconic city of New England, Boston. On your way, stop in Newport, the beautiful seaside town and one time destination for the Vanderbilts, Astors and Carnegies. See the rows of mansions along Ocean Drive before touring The Breakers, the 70-room Italianate palace Cornelius Vanderbilt called his “cottage.” Arrive in Boston, awash in history, from the Old North Church—made famous in Longfellow’s poem about Paul Revere’s midnight ride— to the Cambridge campus of Harvard University, the nation’s oldest institute of higher learning, founded just a few years after Boston itself. Later, get to know Boston beer, with a tour and tasting at a local brewery. (B,D)

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4: BOSTON

A fun day to explore Boston today! Rise early and hit the streets or sleep late and enjoy a leisurely breakfast with a copy of the Boston Globe. Mid-morning we will veer off the beaten path on a private tour to see, hear, and taste Boston's historic and colorful North End during a special culinary journey! We will enjoy the neighborhood’s local cuisines, history and architecture while on this delicious journey of restaurants, bakeries and specialty food stores. The rest of the afternoon you are free to use your hop-on, hop-off pass to explore all of Boston’s famous sights. Tonight, raise a glass with your newfound friends at a farewell dinner. (B,L, D)

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5: RETURN HOME

This morning, after breakfast, we will say farewell to “The City on a Hill”. We will transfer to the airport for our flight home with new friends and hundreds of photos! (B)

Price - Paid in full by January 6           SAVINGS!
Double occupancy:  $2940.00 per person
Single occupancy:  $4290.00 per person

Price - Paid in full by February 28       SAVINGS!
Double occupancy:  $3017.00 per person
Single occupancy:  $4367.00 per person

Price - Not paid in full by February 28
Double occupancy:  $3217.00 per person
Single occupancy:  $4567.00 per person

Deposit:
Deposit of $500.00 per person is required to confirm your reservation.

Final Payment:
Final Payment is due on or before July 15, 2017

Cancellation Policy:
Deposit is nonrefundable.
After July 15, 2017, final payment is nonrefundable.

 

SPECIAL DISCOUNTS!

PAST PASSENGER DISCOUNT:
$125 per person discount for passengers who have travelled with Insight, Trafalgar or Uniworld and have registered with their Club Bon Voyage program.

MILITARY DISCOUNT:
$75 discount for active or retired military.

Included:

  • Fully Escorted
  • 7-night accommodations, taxes and luggage handling
  • Airport transfers
  • Luxury air-conditioned motorcoach transportation
  • Complimentary WiFi on motorcoach and in hotels
  • Sightseeing and admissions as per the itinerary
  • 7 full breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L) and 3 dinners (D) as specified

SPECIAL INCLUDED EXPERIENCES:

  • Tour and view some of the most historic buildings in Washington DC
  • View the Liberty Bell, Independence National Park in Philadelphia
  • Tour and view several iconic sites in New York City
  • Private guided tour of the 9/11 Museum in New York City
  • Tour the Vanderbilt’s “The Breakers” mansion
  • Orientation of Boston
  • Local brewery in Boston with a tour and tasting
  • Private tour and tasting through Boston’s North End

Not included:

  • Airfare (discounted group airfare available in November)
  • Airline baggage fees
  • Personal items
  • Meals not listed in itinerary
  • Gratuities to drivers and guides
  • Travel insurance

SPECIAL NOTE

Travelers on this tour should be in reasonably good health.  Certain components of this trip may not be able to accommodate those with special needs.  We regret that we cannot provide individual assistance to guests with walking, dining or other personal needs.

GROUP PHOTO POLICY

Destinations Unlimited, inc./Travel Leaders reserves the right to take photos during any part of the tour and to use them for promotional purposes.  By booking a reservation with Destinations Unlimited, inc./Travel Leaders, group members agree to allow their images to be used in such photos.  Group members who prefer that their images not be used are asked to advise their group escort at the beginning of the tour.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Travel insurance is highly recommended and available through Destinations Unlimited, inc./Travel Leaders.  If the insurance premium is paid within 14 days of deposit, pre-existing conditions are covered, some limitations apply.   Optional Required to Work coverage is also available to protect against business-related reasons for cancellation (Required to work, business/company merger, business unsuitable due to fire, flood, natural disaster or burglary).  If you decline Allianz Travel insurance, we strongly advise the purchase of travel insurance through another broker.

RESPONSIBILITY

Destinations Unlimited, inc./Travel Leaders, all applicable airlines, tour operators, escorts and providers are not responsible for accidents, loss, detention, damage to baggage and property, for personal injuries, annoyance delays and expenses arising from the same, quarantine, war, weather, strikes, force majeure, or any other means of conveyance to arrive or depart as scheduled, disturbances, government restrictions or regulations, discontinuance or change in transit or hotel services and other causes over which they may have no control. Any payment constitutes your acceptance of these terms and conditions. There will be no refund for unused tour components. The right is reserved to refuse anyone as a member of the tour at any time. Reasonable changes in the itinerary may be made where deemed advisable for the well-being of the tour passengers. Please note that information on this flyer is based on details available at the time of printing and is subject to change.