Travel by train to three of the most popular metropolitan cities in Northeast America. This Railway Adventure takes you from the glamour of “The Big Apple” through history ladden Philadelphia to the beauty of the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C.
Arrive: New York City - From the airport proceed to the hotel; transfer via shuttle is included. New York City, deservingly called “the city that never sleeps”, offers something for everyone at all times of the day or night. There is much to see and do in this worldly metropolis. Tonight consider a visit to one of New York’s most popular destinations, Rockefeller Center. It is a hub of activity, with thousands of visitors and New Yorkers alike taking in an array of exciting attractions. Whether you’re looking to spend your time ice-skating, joining the audience of a television show, or shopping at its world-class retail stores, the Rock has something for everyone. Overnight.
New York City - Today you will tour the city with the fun and informative Hop On – Hop Off City Tour. Sit in comfort as your knowledgeable guide points out landmarks and shares New York history with you. Hop off as often as you like to dine, shop, or visit attractions; when you are ready, hop back on and continue the tour. Among the most visited attractions are Time Square, Central Park which houses the City Zoo, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the famous Brooklyn Bridge. Visit one of New York’s most popular destinations, Rockefeller Center. It is a hub of activity, with thousands of visitors and New Yorkers alike taking in an array of exciting attractions. After dark, the twin Gothic towers and strong steel cables make a striking silhouette against the night sky. Walking across the bridge is a huge thrill, particularly if you start from the Brooklyn side and view the Manhattan skyline as your stroll across. Of course, no tour of New York would be complete without a visit to America’s highest representation of freedom, the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor, and the Empire State Building. For the artist at heart, the more established arts like dance, theater, and music are superbly catered for. In between sights, you can eat just about anything, at any time, cooked in any style. Overnight.
New York - Philadelphia - This morning transfer by Taxi from your hotel to Penn Station (approx. $10; not included) for a short one and a half hour train ride into historic Philadelphia. Once at the 30th Street Station, transfer by Taxi to your hotel (approximately $15 not included). Explore this city on your own for the entire day by taking a self-guided walking tour. Philadelphia is the most influential city in the process of the American Revolution. Perhaps the most famous attraction is the Liberty Bell Pavilion, which houses the 2,080 lb. bell and is located within the National Historical Park. Just across the street, is Independence Hall which is known for being the place where Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence was constructed and adopted on July 4, 1776. Another unique piece of history still reserved in Philadelphia is the Betsy Ross House. She is said to have sewn the first United States flag that was presented to George Washington.
Philadelphia - Washington D.C. - This morning transfer by Taxi from your hotel to the 30th Street Station (approximately $15 not included). A two-hour train ride, will take you to the United States Capital, Washington, D.C. Transfer from Union Station to your hotel via Taxi (approximately $15 not included). Welcome to the US capital! Washington, DC attracts nearly twenty million tourists each year making tourism the second biggest industry of the area just after the federal government. Surprisingly, admission to most major attractions is free. Tour this great city on your own for the rest of the day. Visit the International Spy Museum, the Jefferson Memorial, and the National Air & Space Museum. Overnight.
Washington D.C - Today you will tour this city aboard an open-top double-decker bus. This tour encompasses more than 25 stops throughout Washington which cover the major sights in aproximately a two-and-a-half-hour circle. However, the hop on and hop off flexibility can make the tour last all day by visiting monuments, museums, shopping and dining facilities at your onvenience. Create your own tour by choosing your stops. Visit Alington National Cemetery. Walk along the National Mall; often called the “Nation’s Front Yard”. It expands from the Lincoln Memorial on the Potomac to the Capitol Building and Supreme Court on Capitol Hill. Along the Mall are the majority of the 18 museums that comprise the Smithsonian Institution, the War Memorials, and the Washington Monument which offers rides to the top of the obelisk and lies south of the illustrious White House. Take some time today to visit the NEWSEUM.
Washington D.C - Included today is your transfer via shuttle from your hotel to Washington Dulles Internatinal Airport (IAD) or Ronald Reagan Airport (DCA).
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