- flight arrangements should have been arranged so we travelled as a couple on both flights outward and inwards
Festive Fun US-style!
Discover two of the eastern seaboard's most colourful cities on this wonderful break, as you enjoy the excitement and magic of the 'holiday season'. Search for gifts on New York's Fifth Avenue, in Boston's Quincy Market or in one of New England's bargain-filled outlet malls, and see cities that don't have to dream of a White Christmas!
Single rooms are available for a supplement
Fly direct to New York, transferring to central Manhattan for a two-night stay. After check-in, wrap up warm and take your first bite of the 'Big Apple'. Perhaps you'll head to the Rockefeller Center, with its famous skating-rink, or stroll past Fifth Avenue's magnificent stores. You'll find numerous bars and restaurants nearby, and your tour manager will be on hand to direct you.
An exciting day of sightseeing and shopping begins – perhaps with a hearty New York breakfast. Join the optional Guided City Tour, or hunt festive bargains in famous stores, speciality outlets and Christmas markets, like Grand Central Station's. You might take a carriage ride in Central Park, or visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art's famous nativity display.
This evening, why not round off your visit by taking to the air on an optional Manhattan Skyline Helicopter Ride? You might book to see a Broadway show, or Radio City Music Hall's famous Christmas Spectacular.
Today you'll travel to historic Boston. Check in to your welcoming hotel, in the Victorian `Back Bay' area, then soak up the city's festive atmosphere. Close by are the glittering Prudential Center and ultra-modern Copley Plaza malls, and 'old' Boston's elegant Newbury Street. This evening, a world of dining choice includes traditional Boston Clam Chowder and New England lobster.
Our optional guided city tour will reveal this historic place, where the gold-domed State House overlooks the Common upon which America's Founding Fathers once strolled. Shop at famous Quincy Market and the Christmas Market at busy Downtown Crossing. In nearby Cambridge, historic Harvard Square's Holiday Craft Fair showcases New England artisans and artists.
Enjoy another evening in the city, perhaps taking in a seasonal show or dining in style at the 'Top of the Hub' – the Prudential Center's 52nd-floor restaurant.
Today you'll head to the Merrimack Premium Outlets 'factory' shopping mall in New Hampshire for 'tax-free' shopping and sensational daily discounts of between 25 and 65 percent. Browse over 100 designer and brand-name stockists offering fashion through to homeware, as well as last-minute Christmas gifts. You'll then head back to the airport and the return overnight flight.
Arrive back in the UK, at the end of a wonderful pre-Christmas break.
P Price shown: 16 Nov 2014 from London Heathrow - LHR