Historic American Cities by Rail
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Step back in time at the historic sites along the American Eastern Seaboard on a week-long tour by rail. Stroll the cobblestone streets of colonial Boston, take in landmarks of New York City and the serene marble monuments and vast green spaces of Washington DC (with a visit to the more-than-a-century-old offices of National Geographic). This is a side of the United States every history buff should see.

North America
  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of:
  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Moderate%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Tour code: 166149
  • Starts: Boston,
  • Finishes: Washington, DC,
You will Visit
  • Boston
  • Washington DC



Day 1: Boston

There are no planned activities today, so spend the time exploring Boston.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting


Day 2: Boston (1B)

Opt to visit museums, go shopping at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, or visit Boston Common or Harvard square. If there's time, visit famous Fenway Park, home to baseball's Boston Red Sox, maybe even catch a game. For authentic Italian-American food and atmosphere, try Hanover Street in the North End.

Included Activities:
The Freedom Trail


Day 3: Boston/New York City (1B)

Catch the train to New York City. This afternoon, enjoy a photo-walk with a local photographer through the trendy Bushwick neighborhood. With vibrant street art, a German beer history and a melting pot of culture, we'll have numerous opportunities for some great shots. We also will visit a few local shops for tastings and samples.

Included Activities:
NYC Photo Walk

Train (4.00-5.00 hours, 220km)


Day 4: New York City (1B)

Enjoy a full free day (and night) to explore the city that never sleeps. Opt to stroll Times square or Central Park, catch a show, visit museums, the Statue of Liberty, Empire State building or the 9/11 Memorial.


Day 5: New York City/Philadelphia (1B)

Catch our train and continue on to Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love. Visit some of the American Revolutionary sites including the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall – where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed.

Included Activities:
Liberty Bell Visit
Independence National Historical Park Visit

Train (1.00-2.00 hours, 100km)


Day 6: Philadelphia/Washington DC (1B)

Continue by train to the capital, Washington DC. This evening, enjoy a walk with our CEO along the National Mall with the opportunity to view its iconic monuments and memorials including the Lincoln Memorial and reflecting pool, Vietnam Veterans, Korean War and WWII memorials.

Included Activities:
Monuments by Moonlight

Train (1.50-2.50 hours, 225km)


Day 7: Washington DC (1B)

This morning, we visit the National Geographic headquarters for a behind the scenes tour to learn about the history of the society, its explorers past and present and what the future holds as they continue their pursuit of exploration, education and story telling to change the world. The afternoon is free to explore, opt to visit the many free museums, parks or take a stroll past the White House.

Included Activities:
National Geographic Headquarters


Day 8: Washington DC (1B)

Depart at any time.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

    • Freedom Trail history walk
    • New York City photo walking tour
    • Philadelphia walking tour
    • Behind the scenes tour of National Geographic's headquarters
    • Orientation walk along the Washington Mall
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    • Hotels (7 nts)
    • 7 breakfasts
    • Train, taxi, walking
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Tour Highlights:
  • Explore the US via rail
  • Walk the Freedom Trail with a history expert
  • Enjoy a NYC photo walk with a photographer
  • Visit the National Geographic headquarters for a tour