The Northeastern, a Journey through American History

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    Arrive at the airport and transfer on own to your hotel. Afternoon at leisure to visit the Boston harbor area, where you can enjoy “The Boston HarborWalk”, a walk designed to connect the public to a clean and restored Boston Harbor. Another option is visiting Quincy Marketplace comprised of a collection of boutiques, eateries and pushcart vendors housed in converted 18th century warehouses. Enjoy the street entertainers that frequently perform just outside.


    Today is yours to explore this historic town. In the morning hop aboard the Old Town Trolley Tour and you’ll experience “Transportainment”, a delightful combination of transportation and entertainment. Turn back the pages of history and relive colonial Boston. Coming from various backgrounds, each conductor narrates the sightseeing tour with his or her own blend of trivia, colorful anecdotes, and humorous stories to ensure that your experience is both enjoyable and informative. While on the tour, you can choose to interchange riding on the Trolley and walking on portions of the Freedom Trail for a more complete experience. The Freedom Trail is one of Americas’ first historic walking tours and a must-do while in Boston. This is the perfect introduction to Colonial and Revolutionary Boston. The walking tour takes visitors to 16 historical sites covering two and a half centuries of America’s most significant past.


    This morning transfer on own to the railway station to board your train to New York City. New York City, deservingly called “the City That Never Sleeps”, offers something for everyone at all times of the day or night. New York is among the most storied cities in all the world. It is a major travel, business, and cultural hub. You will find fine dining next to pizza takeaway restaurants, luxury shopping in Soho next to the crammed knock-off shops of Canal St. New York is a mosaic of cultures that have all come together to give the “Big Apple” a flavor of its own. And despite being featured in countless movies, TV shows, and songs, “The City” still has a few secrets to tell.


    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.


    Transfer on own to the railway station to board your train to Philadelphia, the most influential city in the process of the American Revolution. Philadelphia's most famous attraction is the Liberty Bell Pavilion, which houses the 2,080 lbs. 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.


    This morning transfer on own to the railway station to board your train to Washington, United States' Capital City. 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.


    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 approximately 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 convenience. Create your own tour by choosing your stops. Visit Arlington 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.


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