8 Days/7 Nights – Gateways: Boston & Washington, DC

1 & 2: Boston, MA

Welcome to Boston! At Logan International Airport, you will be greeted by your local host and assisted with your hotel transfer. While in Boston experience the Freedom Trail, as it winds its way through 350 years of history. Stop at bustling Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market. Visit Old Ironsides, the oldest ship in the US Navy. See the Swan boats in the Public Gardens, or enjoy a whale watch cruise from Boston Harbor.

2 nights Boston.

3 & 4: New York, NY (200 mi/320 km)

Depart this morning for “The Big Apple.” Your AMTRAK train allows you to relax and enjoy the comfort and service of rail travel. New York, a mere rock of an island, is the nation’s largest city and commercial center. From Wall Street’s stock exchange to the galleries of SoHo, the sparkling diamond district and the cobblestone streets in the South Street Seaport, New York has something for everyone. Take the ferry to Ellis Island and view the Statue of Liberty, which welcomed immigrants to the land of freedom. Explore the neighborhoods, take in the bright lights of Broadway, shop on Fifth Avenue and eat your way through Chinatown, Little Italy, or New York’s famous deli’s.

2 nights New York.

5: Philadelphia, PA (103 mi/164 km)

Welcome to Philadelphia! Explore this marvelous city, home to Independence National Park, with the Liberty Bell, Franklin Court and Independence Hall. Discover the city’s many museums—from the Franklin Institute to the Rodin Museum; and from the unusual Mütter Museum of human anatomy to the world-class Museum of Art; the City of Brotherly Love is endlessly eclectic. See, up close, the Liberty Bell, which marks the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence. Tread upon the floorboards where Betsy Ross stitched the American flag. Explore the historic Independence Hall, where the US was born. Stroll the bustling water-front at Penn’s Landing, marking the site where William Penn, city founder, landed in 1682. This evening, enjoy fine dining at one of Philadelphia’s famous eateries, or stroll lively South Street.

1 night Philadelphia.

6 & 7: Washington, DC (136 mi/218 km)

Depart today for Washington’s history, power and spectacular beauty. Arrive in Union Station, restored to turn–of–the–century grandeur, and view the sights from your trolley tour. Enjoy the city’s famous monuments, explore the Smithsonian’s many museums or visit Arlington National Cemetery, the White House, the Capitol Building and much more.

2 nights Washington, DC

8: Depart

Take time for last minute shopping or sightseeing before you head to the airport for your homeward flight. PLEASE NOTE: Tour can be taken in reverse direction, starting in Washington and concluding in Boston. This tour is subject to 100% Cancellation on rail tickets when confirmed.

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