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.
There are no planned activities today, so spend the time exploring Boston.
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
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.
The Freedom Trail
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.
NYC Photo Walk
Train (4.00-5.00 hours, 220km)
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.
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.
Liberty Bell Visit
Independence National Historical Park Visit
Train (1.00-2.00 hours, 100km)
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.
Monuments by Moonlight
Train (1.50-2.50 hours, 225km)
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.
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Trip Name: Historic American Cities by Rail
Duration: 8 Days
From Price: 3519
Trip Code: 166149
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