Boston, New York & Washington
- 10 Days
- From £899
- Historic Boston, one of the oldest cities in the USA
- The Five Boroughs of New York, New York
- US capital Washington DC with its neoclassical monuments and magnificent museums
- Travel between cities by Amtrak train
- Decide when you would like to travel
- Adapt the route to suit your plans
- Upgrade hotels and rail journeys
- Add extra nights, destinations and/or tours
- Standard Class rail travel with seat reservations
- 9 nights’ handpicked hotel accommodation with breakfast
- Comprehensive directions to your hotels
- All credit card surcharges and complimentary delivery of your travel documents
Arrive in Boston and check in at The Colonnade Hotel (or similar) for a 3-night stay. Boston is one of the oldest cities in the USA, with a history going back to the 17th century when the first Puritan settlers came across the Atlantic. You can discover Boston’s historic sites with a walk along the famous Freedom Trail.
Also very important in modern Bostonian culture are food and sports. Be sure to try some New England clam chowder while you’re here and, if you fancy a baseball game, Fenway Park is the oldest pitch in Major League Baseball and home to the legendary Red Sox.
Check out of your hotel this morning and make your way to Boston’s South Station for a journey down the Eastern seaboard of the United States to New York. On arrival, check in for a 3-night stay at the Shelburne Hotel & Suites by Affinia (or similar).
Welcome to the Big Apple! Once you’ve settled into your hotel, it’s time to set out and start exploring. Manhattan Island is set out in a grid system with numbered streets, so it’s fairly easy to get around, especially with the famous Central Park to help you get your bearings.
Spend two full days exploring New York at your own pace. Along with world-famous landmarks like the Empire State Building and Statue of Liberty, there are also some fantastic museums, great galleries and, of course, iconic department stores like Macy’s and Bloomingdales to visit.
In the summer, you can cool off by hiring a boat on Central Park lake or catching the Circle Line cruise around Manhattan Island. In winter, no visit to the city would be complete without a twirl around the ice rink at the Rockefeller Center.
It’s time to leave New York today for Washington DC. Perhaps enjoy a breakfast of bagel with lox or a blueberry muffin from a nearby deli before heading into Penn Station and boarding your train. The journey takes around 3.5 hours and you’ll arrive into Washington Union station (pictured) in the early afternoon.
Your hotel for the next 3 nights is the Sofitel Lafayette Square (or similar).
The capital city of the USA, Washington offers a window into the country’s history. Stand on the Lincoln Memorial Steps where Martin Luther King Jr gave his ‘I have a dream’ speech, see the original copy of the Declaration of Independence or go to the Smithsonian Museum of National History and see the Great Garrison Flag, which inspired the Stars and Stripes that flies over the White House today.
Away from the magnificent monuments and museums, you can head out for dinner in one of the city’s upscale neighbourhoods like Dupont Circle or Georgetown.
Leave Washington today and make your way to Dulles Airport for your flight back to the UK (not included). If you want to extend your trip, you can add another destination. Cities like Chicago and Savannah, Georgia are on a direct line from Washington DC. Give us a call to tailor-make your holiday.
Typical hotels on this itinerary
The Colonnade Hotel is a modern property adjacent to the Prundential Center in the Back Bay area of downtown Boston. All bedrooms come with floor-to-ceiling windows, an iPod docking station, a DVD player and a Keurig coffee machine. There is also a French restaurant called Brasserie Jo and a state-of-the-art fitness centre.
Only 650 metres from the Empire State Building, the Shelburne Hotel & Suites by Affinia is on Lexington Avenue and offers a convenient base for the sights of Manhattan. Guests can enjoy extensive bedroom amenities including a flat-screen TV, in-room movies and a coffee maker. There’s also an onsite restaurant, a rooftop lounge and a 24-hour gym.
Located within walking distance of the White House, the Sofitel Lafayette Square is an elegant and convenient base to explore the US capital. Modern style bedrooms include iPod docking stations, coffee machines and Wi-Fi internet access. Other hotel facilities a 24-hour concierge service, a cocktail bar and a restaurant serving contemporary French-inspired cuisine.