Explore the USA's iconic East Coast cities on a luxury two-week rail journey
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- Let the New England scenery rush by as you swap boxcars for Amtrak carriages, one of the best ways to see America’s northeastern countryside
- See some of America’s greatest cities, from two of its oldest in Boston and Philadelphia to its most forward-thinking in New York
- Tread the corridors of power in Washington, home to some of the nation’s most iconic sights
- 3 Nights Boston
- 3 Nights New York City
- 2 Nights Philadelphia
- 3 Nights Washington
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City | History & culture | Rail journey
On this two-week tour, you’ll take in the history of Boston, the iconography of New York, the cultural delights of Philadelphia and the sheer importance of Washington’s monuments, museums and political powerhouses. In between, you’ll watch as rural charm morphs into impressive city skylines through your carriage window as you make your way down New England's coastal tracks to New York before moving inland. Travelling by train is an excellent way of getting a unique perspective of America's vast East Coast.
Day by day itinerary
Relax in your included VIP airport lounge before a day flight to Boston and a transfer to your landmark hotel. From its grand stone façade and marble columns, explore the city’s historic cobbled streets or tuck into steamed lobsters and half-shell oysters fresh from the Massachusetts coast. And, from the Georgian halls of Harvard to the brutalism of Boston City Hall, there’s always something to see. Walk along the Liberty Trail, a 2.5 –mile self-guided walk that tells the story of the American Revolution.
Stay: Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston (Deluxe)
New York City
Watch as the greenery of the New England coastline gives way to the skyline of New York on your first train journey of the trip. Here, you’ll have three days to explore the bustle of Times Square, the iconography of the Statue of Liberty and the quiet corners of Central Park. Whatever your tastes, New York has a world-class something for you – from the Guggenheim Museum and Broadway Shows to fine restaurants and towering skyscrapers.
Stay: The Benjamin, New York (Superior)
Following the Delaware River south, your next rail trip will bring you to America’s once capital, Philadelphia. Imbibe its rich history at the turn of the century City Hall and its thriving culture at the Museum of Art. A particular highlight is the red brick of the Old City. Or, join the locals and simply tuck into the guilty pleasures of a Philly cheese steak sandwich.
Stay: Hotel Palomar, Philadelphia (Superior)
Crossing over Chesapeake bay, your connecting train will take you to the country’s modern-day capital, Washington DC. Take in the political weight of sights such as the Lincoln Memorial, the Capitol building and, of course the White House but don’t forget to choose your favourite from the awe-inspiring Smithsonian collection of museums.
Stay: Hotel Monaco, Washington D.C. (Superior)
Depart for UK
On your penultimate day, an included transfer will take you to Washington’s airport for your flight back to the UK.
Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.
from £2,610 pp. incl. flights
from £3,495 pp. incl. flights
- Complimentary UK airport lounge access
- Return flights from London to Boston and from Washington D.C to London
- 11 nights 4* accommodation on a room only basis
- Rail ticket from Boston to New York, Philadelphia and Washington
- Private airport transfers
Terms & Conditions
Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.
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