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Discover some of East Coast America's most exciting cities
These spring and summertime journeys lift the lid on some of the Eastern seaboard's most historic cities: US capital and seat of power, Washington; mesmerising, non-stop New York; and historic, elegant Boston. Step into the past in Thomas Jefferson's beloved Charlottesville, journey through Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains and explore Newport, Rhode Island. Meanwhile, on the optional excursions, discover America's earliest beginnings in Historic Jamestowne and at the Plimoth Plantation.
Fly to Washington DC, meet your Tour Manager and journey into Virginia, for a two-night stay in Williamsburg. Spend the evening resting and relaxing.
On today's optional excursion to Historic Jamestowne you'll journey back to the days of the first colonial settlers. Explore the Glasshouse, which displays ancient artefacts recovered from the original Jamestown Fort, before returning to Williamsburg to stroll through its living museum of cobbled streets and historic buildings. You'll also have the opportunity to see 'local residents' dressed in period costume discuss 'the day's events' in the dialect of the time.
Today, we journey into the rolling countryside of Virginia to visit attractive Charlottesville, the historic home of Founding Father and third US President, Thomas Jefferson. Stroll the magnolia-lined streets of this pretty town, before re-boarding the coach to begin a scenic tour of beautiful Shenandoah National Park, a refuge for deer and other wildlife in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Tonight, we'll stay in Tysons Corner, close to Washington DC.
An optional guided tour of Washington DC will introduce you to the world's most powerful square mile. Today, see Capitol Hill, the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial and the White House. We'll then continue on to Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey, for a two-night stay.
This morning, we cross the Hudson River to glitzy Manhattan: the Big Apple, home to towering skyscrapers and beautiful Central Park. Shop at leisure in some of the world's most iconic stores, or visit one of the city's renowned museums. Join our guided city tour, which visits the likes of Central Park, Fifth Avenue and the Empire State Building, before returning to New Jersey for a second night.
Another scenic journey leads to the maritime resort town of Newport, Rhode Island, home to the opulent summer 'cottages' of some of America's wealthiest families. Take in the atmosphere of this archetypal playground of the rich, exploring its rocky shoreline and strolling past the luxurious racing yachts moored in the harbour. You'll then re-board the coach to head into Massachusetts and on to Hull, south of Boston, your base for the next two nights.
Today's optional tour takes you to Hyannisport, on beautiful, windswept Cape Cod. This small settlement is home to the Kennedy family, and is the site of the JFK Memorial. Explore historic Plymouth, landing place of the Pilgrim Fathers; see the replica Mayflower II; and discover the fascinating Plimoth Plantation, a living museum with costumed actors depicting life in 1627.
Spend your final day discovering Boston, a city with a distinctly European feel. Join the optional city tour and discover the city's history, taking in sights such as the gold-domed State House, the cobbled streets of Beacon Hill and the Freedom Trail, which passes through a number of sites that were significant to American Independence in 1776. In the afternoon you're free to explore at leisure, perhaps taking in historic Faneuil Hall and nearby colourful Quincy Market. Stroll around the harbour and visit the city's world-class aquarium, pay a visit to the famous Tea Party ship or explore the delightful streets of Midtown. Later, transfer to Boston Airport for your overnight flight home.
Arrive back in the UK, at the end of a wonderful tour of the Eastern USA's highlights.