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Boston, New York and Washington DC
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Discover a trio of great cities arrayed against the striking background of Fall's russet reds and golden hues. Beginning in historic Williamsburg, we'll journey from Washington to elegant Boston via the wonders of the Big Apple. Take in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains, stroll Charlottesville's historic streets and see the hideaways of the ultra-rich in Rhode Island on this wonderful autumn tour.
Fly to Washington and upon arrival meet your Tour Manager and make the scenic journey into Virginia for a two-night stay in Williamsburg. Rest and relax after the journey, and enjoy your first evening.
Step back in time on today's optional full day excursion visiting the popular attraction of Historic Jamestowne, the first permanent English settlement in America. Your visit will allow time to see the Glasshouse and be amazed at the artefacts discovered by the archaeologists at the original Jamestown Fort. Next stop is colonial Williamsburg, where you will be transported back to the pioneering days of the 18th Century as you stroll the living museum of cobbled streets and historic buildings, and hear ' residents' in period costume discuss 'the day's events' in the dialect of the time.
Today will be one to savour, as you enjoy our included tour and visit exquisite Charlottesville, the historic home of 'Founding Father' Thomas Jefferson, the third US President, where the spirit of earliest America is lovingly preserved in magnolia-lined streets and some of the country's oldest dwellings. Continue on into Virginia's fabled Blue Ridge Mountains, where breathtaking natural wonders can be explored in the beautiful Shenandoah National Park, a refuge for deer and other wildlife. Continue to Tysons Corner, close to Washington DC for the night.
A full-day visit to the enthralling US capital brings the opportunity to join a guided tour of the world's most powerful square mile, including Capitol Hill, the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial and, of course, at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, The White House. After the chance to discover the 'little town' on the bank of the Potomac River, you'll journey on towards New York and New Jersey for a two-night stay.
Today you'll make the journey east to cross the Hudson River to Manhattan, the pulsating heart of New York - the incomparable 'Big Apple'. Shop at leisure in some of the world's most iconic stores, take in the world-famous sights, visit one of the city's renowned museums, or take a stroll in leafy Central Park. Join our Guided City Tour, on which the likes of Central Park, Fifth Avenue and the Empire State Building will be brought to life. After a mesmerising day, you'll return to New Jersey.
A scenic journey leads to the fabled maritime resort town of Newport, Rhode Island, home to the opulent 'summer cottages' of some of America's wealthiest families, built along the rocky shoreline. Take in the atmosphere of this quintessential 'playground of the rich', with its racing yachts and other sleek craft in the famous harbour, before re-boarding the coach for the onward journey through some colourful Fall scenery into Massachusetts and a two-night stay in Hull, south of Boston.
Join our full day's optional tour onto Cape Cod and to Hyannisport, where you will see the JFK Memorial, before heading to Plymouth, where the first settlers landed in the New World. There's time to find lunch and a chance to view Mayflower II, a replica of the early settlers' ship, before visiting Plimoth Plantation, a fascinating living museum where costumed actors and realistic reconstructions depict a day's life in 1627.
Today you'll head into elegant Boston, America's most 'European' city. Join the optional City Tour and discover the city's rich and colourful history, as you take in sights including the gold domed State House overlooking Boston Common, the cobbled streets of Beacon Hill and the places associated with the events leading up to 1776 and Independence from the British. The afternoon is free for you to explore at leisure, perhaps taking in historic Faneuil Hall, and nearby colourful Quincy Market with its bars, restaurants and speciality stalls. Stroll around the harbour, perhaps visiting 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 the return overnight flight.
Arrive back in the UK, at the end of a marvellous Fall holiday.