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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 Itinerary
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 One: Fly to the USA
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 Two: Optional Historic Jamestowne day trip
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.
Day Three: Included Charlottesville city tour
We'll spend tonight in Tysons Corner, on the outskirts of Washington DC.
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 Four: Included Washington 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 Five: Included New York city tour
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 Six: Included Rhode Island day trip
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 Seven: Optional Plimouth Plantation visit
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.
Day Eight: Optional Boston city tour
Later, transfer to Boston Airport to check in for your overnight flight home.
Arrive back in the UK, at the end of a wonderful tour of the US East Coast.
Day Nine: Fly home to the UK