ELEGANCE OF THE EAST COAST TOUR

New York - Boston - Washington - Philadelphia

validity

valid until September 2018

duration

8 days / 7 nights

TOUR PHOTOS

from USD3,173 / person

EXPECTED HOTELS


Loews Regency New York, The Langham Boston, The Ritz Carlton Philadelphia, The Fairmont Washington DC Georgetown

DEPARTURE DATES


Summer 2018 Departures: May 12, 26, June 16, August 11, September 8

INCLUSIONS

HIGHLIGHTS


  • New York: Enjoy a private music recital with a musician from the famed Juilliard School. Witness the towering ceilings and majestic pillars as you hear the hum of trains and their passengers with a Local Expert at Grand Central Station. With a Local Expert, witness some of the city’s most renowned landmarks, including the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings.
  • Philadelphia: Embark on a VIP Philly food tour with a food connoisseur at historic Reading Terminal Market. View Independence Hall and the giant cracked Liberty Bell in its own glass pavilion. Tour the Liberty Bell Center. Learn the steps taken to achieve American independence at Philadelphia’s Independence National Historic Park.
  • Newport: The Breakers, the most grandiose of Newport’s mansions, is an Italian Renaissance palace that is nothing short of sumptuous. View the priceless tapestries, fine mosaic work, irreplaceable paintings, and ornate furniture that testify to the wealth of one of America’s most affluent families.
  • Boston: Immerse yourself in the history of the American Revolutionary War as you follow part of Boston’s red-brick Freedom Trail. Learn about the history of Harvard, one of America’s most prestigious universities, from a Harvard scholar. View the neighbourhoods of Back Bay and Bunker Hill.
  • Washington, D.C.: Take a tour of the capital city’s most iconic sites with a Local Expert. Have a private tour to see the world’s largest collection of books at the Library of Congress. Meet with a former espionage agent for personal insights into the undercover world of the Cold War. See the city’s iconic landmarks lit up by the night sky on an Illumination Tour. See the White House, the US Capitol, the Washington Monument and National Mall.
  • Baltimore: Visit the historic Inner Harbor.
  • Scenic Drives: Discover the charming colonial town of Newport, Rhode Island, and travel along Ocean Drive.

MEALS


  • Boston: Savour a Highlight Dinner at The Chart House, a legendary waterfront wharf house located in the wharf’s oldest surviving structure.
  • Philadelphia: Indulge in Northern Italian cuisine at Davio’s, a jewel on the Philadelphia culinary scene.
  • Washington, D.C.: At your finale Celebration Dinner, old-fashioned hospitality is blended with fine cuisine, a little wine and an outstanding setting at Filomena’s—an experience that will delight all the senses.
  • 1 Welcome Dinner (WD), 7 Full Breakfasts (FB), 2 Highlight Dinners (HD) and 1 Celebration Dinner (CD).

ADDITIONAL FIVE STAR SERVICES


  • An expert Tour Director
  • Enjoy the unique comfort of a luxury air-conditioned 40 seat coach with extended leg room and on-board restroom
  • A personal radio headset gives you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights
  • Baggage handling everywhere, with seamless and prompt delivery to your door at every hotel
  • Hotel and restaurant tips included plus we include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels
  • complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi
  • Included airport transfers on the first and last day of your tour

ITINERARY

DAY 1 A BITE OF THE BIG APPLE

On arrival at JFK, Newark or La Guardia airports, you will be met and transferred to your luxurious hotel. At 18:00, join your Travelling Concierge for a Welcome Dinner with wine accompanied by a private violin recital performed by a student of the renowned Juilliard School.

 

Hotel: Loews Regency New York Hotel.
Dinner with Wine

DAY 2 EXPLORING NYC

A Local Expert will lay bare the city highlights; marvel at New York’s iconic Empire State and Chrysler buildings and walk through some of Central Park’s gardens. Later, witness the hustle and bustle of Grand Central Terminal with a Local Expert. The rest of your day is at leisure.

 

Hotel: Loews Regency New York Hotel.
Buffet Breakfast

DAY 3 VANDERBILT’S NEWPORT AND BOSTON

Journey to historic Newport, Rhode Island. Travel along Ocean Drive, lined with the mansions of America’s wealthiest families. Visit The Breakers, the grandest of Newport’s summer ‘cottages’ and a symbol of the Vanderbilt family’s preeminence during the turn of the century in the United States.

 

Hotel: The Langham, Boston.
Buffet Breakfast

DAY 4 HISTORIC BOSTON

Gain an insight into the history of ‘Beantown’ during the morning’s historic sightseeing tour. With several stops along Boston’s famed Freedom Trail, you’ll hear about the struggle and courage of the American colonists during revolutionary times. View the colourful neighborhoods of Back Bay and North End. With a student guide, visit prestigious Harvard University, founded in 1636. In the evening, relax over a delicious Highlight Dinner with wine in the Long Wharf’s oldest surviving structure and John Hancock’s former counting house.

 

Hotel: The Langham, Boston.
Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

DAY 5 EXPLORING THE STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA

Set out for Philadelphia, founded by the Quakers to escape religious persecution and known as the City of Brotherly Love. In the evening, enjoy a Highlight Dinner with wine at Davio’s – a jewel in the Philadelphia restaurant world.

 

Hotel: The Ritz Carlton, Philadelphia.
Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

DAY 6 MONUMENTAL WASHINGTON, D.C

In the morning, view UNESCO-listed Independence Hall, where America’s founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, and see the cracked Liberty Bell before you set out for Washington, DC. In the evening, contemplate the dazzling lights of the city and gaze at the night sky on an illumination tour.

 

Hotel: Fairmont Washington, DC Georgetown.
Buffet Breakfast

DAY 7 WASHINGTON, D.C. SIGHTSEEING

Experience an insightful visit to the historic National Building Museum before it’s open to the public. View some of the capital’s most famous landmarks. Reflect and be inspired during your visit to the World War II and Lincoln memorials. Afterwards, enjoy an exclusive meeting with a former espionage agent. Hear fascinating untold stories of the Cold War – an era when real battles were often fought behind the scenes between the CIA and the KGB. In the evening, join your Travelling Concierge and fellow guests for a Farewell Celebration Dinner with wine at Filomena Ristorante.

 

Hotel: Fairmont Washington, DC Georgetown.
Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

DAY 8 BACK TO NEW YORK CITY

In the morning, continue back to New York and transfer to JFK Airport (at approximately 14:30), or to the New York trip hotel for guests wishing to extend their stay.

 

Buffet Breakfast

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