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Washington, New York & Boston


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Tour America's East Coast

Discover three of the eastern seaboard's most colourful cities on this wonderful tour. See the US capital, Washington, its most recognisable city, New York, and its historic heart, Boston. Stroll the streets of elegant Charlottesville, discover the beauty of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains, and explore the exclusive home of the America's Cup - Newport, Rhode Island.

East Coast Tour Highlights

  • Step back in time in colonial Williamsburg
  • A scenic, full-day drive taking in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah National Park and Charlottesville
  • A visit to Washington DC
  • A full day in Manhattan, New York - explore Fifth Avenue's shops or visit a museum
  • Visit Boston - considered America's most European city
  • An en-route stop in Newport, Rhode Island

What does the price include?

  • Seven nights' room-only accommodation at hotels in Williamsburg (2 nights), Tysons Corner (1), New Jersey (2) and Hull (2)
  • Flights from the UK to Washington, returning from Boston (overnight on the way home)
  • Comfortable, air-conditioned coach travel and transfers
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

East Coast Tour Itinerary

Day One: Fly to the USA

Fly to Washington DC, meet your Tour Manager and journey to Williamsburg, Virginia. Rest and relax after your journey, and enjoy your first evening in this historic city.

Day Two: Optional Historic Jamestowne day trip

Discover the daily lives of America's first colonial settlers on today's optional excursion to Historic Jamestowne. See the ancient artefacts recovered from the original Jamestown Fort in the Glasshouse, and stroll through Williamsburg's living museum of cobbled streets and historic buildings, past 'local residents' dressed in period costume discussing the day's events in the dialect of the time.

Day Three: Included Charlottesville city tour

Relax as the coach carries you through the rolling hills of Virginia to Charlottesville. Stroll the magnolia-lined streets of a city that was once home to US Presidents Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe, then return to the coach for a tour through the forests and valleys of the Blue Ridge Mountains into Shenandoah National Park. Keep your eyes peeled for signs of chickadees, wild turkeys, skunks, raccoons and even black bears that make the Park their home.

We'll spend tonight in Tysons Corner, on the outskirts of Washington DC.

Day Four: Included Washington city tour

Enjoy a day in the most powerful city on Earth. Our optional guided tour will reveal the White House, the giant, domed Capitol building "on the Hill", the vast Library of Congress and the Supreme Court. Stretching two miles from the Capitol to the Potomac River, the manicured acres of National Mall are home to the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Smithsonian museums.

Day Five: Included New York city tour

This morning, we cross the Hudson River to Manhattan: the Big Apple. Join our guided city tour to see some of the city's most famous sights, including Central Park, Fifth Avenue and the Empire State Building. There are museums to visit, some of the best shopping in the world, and a huge array of restaurants cafes and bars to tempt you before we return to New Jersey.

Day Six: Included Rhode Island day trip

Visit Rhode Island, America's smallest state, and the ultra-wealthy holiday haven of Newport. Drive past the former summer homes of the likes of the Astors and Vanderbilts, explore the rocky shoreline and stroll past the luxurious racing yachts moored in the harbour. Why not stop for something to eat on one of the city's quaint wharves before you continue to your next hotel, in Hull, south of Boston?

Day Seven: Optional Plimouth Plantation visit

Our first stop on today's optional tour will be Hyannisport, on famous Cape Cod, where we'll visit the JFK Memorial. From here we'll head to Plymouth, where the Pilgrim Fathers landed in America. See the replica Mayflower II, and explore the fascinating Plimoth Plantation, where a living museum where staff in period costume re-enact daily life from 1627.

Day Eight: Optional Boston city tour

Discover America's most European city on a fascinating optional guided tour following the famous 'Freedom Trail' through Boston's compact heart. See the gold-domed State House, Boston Common and the cobbled streets of Beacon Hill. Visit colourful Quincy Market, or perhaps cross the Charles River to Harvard University.

Later, transfer to Boston Airport to check in for your overnight flight home.

Day Nine: Fly home to the UK

Arrive back in the UK, at the end of a wonderful tour of the US East Coast.

Boston, New York and Washington Touring Hotels 

The hotels used on our tours will meet the standard of a good, three-star European hotel. Rooms will have private bathrooms, telephones and TV. The vast majority will also have tea- and coffee-making facilities. There will always be a bar or restaurant on site or nearby.

Further Information

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately three hours.

Passports and visas

When travelling to the USA, British citizens require passports with an integrated chip (shown on the front by a small rectangular symbol beneath the word PASSPORT), valid beyond the return date from the USA. Visas are not normally required for entry, but visitors must apply for an ESTA online with US Immigration at least 72 hours before departure at . The current charge is $14 for British Citizens. British subjects and anyone who has a criminal record or has ever been arrested should consult the US Embassy as a visa may be required. Note too that if you have visited Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Syria, Libya, Somalia or Yemen since March 2011, or have dual nationality with any of these countries, you do require a US visa and cannot travel on the Visa Waiver Program.

Foreign Office travel advice

Visit to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.

The American arrivals process

British Citizens travelling to the USA now have to register online with US Immigration at least 72 hours before departure. We will send you the details you will need to complete your online registration, along with your tickets, about two weeks prior to travel.


Smoking is not permitted on any coach forming part of your holiday; regular stops will be made though for your comfort en route. The majority of hotels in North America are non-smoking throughout including in all bedrooms. In general smoking outside is acceptable, but do look out for signs prohibiting this close to public entrances or bus stops.


Gratuities are a way of life in North America, and it is generally accepted that they form part of a person's earnings. The customary gratuity for a coach driver or Tour Manager is about $5 per person per day. It is normal to tip 15-20 per cent of the bill for a taxi or in a restaurant, and to leave a dollar or so per drink in a bar.

On your flight

All outbound flights depart and arrive on the same day. All return flights leave in the evening and land in the UK the next day. On-board meals will usually include lunch and a snack on outward flights, and dinner and breakfast on flight home. Soft drinks are complimentary, but some airlines will charge for alcoholic drinks.

Luggage allowance

You are permitted to take one suitcase per person on the aircraft, which should not exceed 23kg.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Itinerary changes

Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.

Changes to your hotels

Should circumstances require, we reserve the right to accommodate you in alternative hotels, of a similar standard, nearby. Full details of your hotels will be sent with your Final Travel Documents.

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