American Heritage

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Introduction

From the historic streets and neighbourhoods of Boston to the gleaming monuments of the nation’s capital, your trip is full of things to see and do. Walk in the footsteps of Paul Revere, John Adams and other Patriots of the Revolutionary Era as you walk the famous Freedom Trail, stroll through Boston Common, or visit any number of sites and attractions in Boston. Take in spectacular views of Manhattan from the Empire State building or cruise out to the Statue of Liberty in New York. See the place where the US Constitution, our nation’s founding document, was brought to life in Philadelphia. Visit any number of fascinating museums or impressive monuments in Washington DC. Your American Heritage tour will be an unforgettable experience!

 

Please note: – This is a suggested itinerary only and is intended to give an overview of what is possible. All of our holiday itineraries are fully customisable and can be tailor-made to suit your own individual requirements.  If you would like to start in a different destination, use specific hotel accommodation, include an extra night here, a side-trip there and/or include tickets to an event please let your Discover North America travel specialist know. They’ll also book you the best value flights to ensure a seamless holiday experience.

 

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Itinerary

DAY 1 BOSTON

Welcome to Boston! Check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. Use your CityPASS for admission to some of Boston's most popular attractions like the New England Aquarium, the Museum of Science or the Skywalk Observatory at the Prudential Center to name a few. Take the time to journey into the city's revolutionary past by walking the Freedom Trail. Head over to Boston's famous Italian American neighbourhood, the North End, for some excellent culinary opportunities. (Overnight in Boston)

DAY 2 BOSTON

Enjoy a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of this historic city. See ancient burial grounds, national historic landmarks like the Old North Church, and the site of the Boston Massacre. Stroll the beautiful Public Gardens and the vibrant Boston Common where all walks of Boston life can be found enjoying this open public space. (Overnight in Boston)

DAY 3 BOSTON TO NEW YORK CITY

This morning, wrap up your time in “Beantown” as you prepare to head to Manhattan! Travel on your own and board Amtrak to New York City. (Overnight in New York City)

DAY 4 NEW YORK CITY

Experience firsthand what the excitement of the Big Apple is all about with a one-day sightseeing tour on a hop-on, hop-off bus! Your onboard guide will point out the city's major landmarks and attractions and give you some history and background on this sprawling metropolis. Use your CityPASS to visit some must-see attractions like the Empire State Building, the American Museum of Natural History, the Museum of Modern Art and more! (Overnight in New York City)

DAY 5 NEW YORK CITY

Today continue your exploration of the sights and sounds of New York City. Take some time to do a little shopping on Fifth Avenue. (Overnight in New York City)

DAY 6 NEW YORK CITY TO PHILADELPHIA

After waking and enjoying your last moments in New York on this trip, travel on your own to Penn Station and board Amtrak to Philadelphia. Relax on board as you travel south to the “City of Brotherly Love”! (Overnight in Philadelphia)

DAY 7 PHILADELPHIA

Philadelphia is a city rich in American history and culture. As the first capital of the United States and the birthplace of the American Constitution, Philadelphia offers so much to see and explore. Visit the city's best attractions including the Franklin Institute, One Liberty Observation Deck, Philadelphia Museum of Art and more with the Philadelphia Pass! Take in the numerous sculptures and murals in the city that features more public art exhibits than any other in the world. (Overnight in Philadelphia)

DAY 8 PHILADELPHIA TO WASHINGTON, DC

Travel to the train station and board Amtrak as you head towards your next stop: Washington, DC. (Overnight in Washington, DC)

DAY 9 WASHINGTON, DC

Rediscover our Nation's history with a tour of the United States capital aboard a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour. Stops include the Jefferson Memorial, the National Cathedral, and the Smithsonian. You will also have your choice of admission to two of the best museums in the country - choose from the infamous Crime Museum or the International Spy Museum. From grand monuments like the Lincoln Memorial and the Capitol Building, to fascinating museums and exhibitions like the Smithsonian and the Library of Congress, to the serene Arlington National Cemetery, Washington DC has so much to offer. (Overnight in Washington, DC)

DAY 10

Discover North America can arrange extra nights in Washington DC and trip extensions. Please call us for more details.