Escorted Gold Luxury Journey with Platinum Travel and Insight Vacations
7 Nights From €2325 (Per Person)
District of Columbia
May 2015 t October 2015
Prices from €2325
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New York: Enjoy sweeping skyline views, including some of the city's most prominent landmarks from the Top of the Rock Observation Deck at the Rockefeller Center.
Rhode Island: The Breakers, the most grandiose of Newport's mansions, is an Italian Renaissance palace that is nothing short of sumptuous. View the priceless tapestries, fine mosaic work, irreplaceable paintings, and ornate furniture that testify to the wealth of one of America's most affluent families.
Boston: Follow part of Boston's red-brick Freedom Trail which brings to life the story of the American Revolution.
Philadelphia: View Independence Hall and the giant cracked Liberty Bell in its own glass pavilion.
New York: Join a local guide for an insider's look at New York's top landmarks. View the Empire State, Chrysler Building and Central Park.
Boston: View the neighbourhoods of Back Bay and Bunker Hill.
Philadelphia: Tour the Liberty Bell Center. Learn the steps taken to achieve American independence at Philadelphia's Independence National Historic Park.
Baltimore: Visit the historic Inner Harbor.
Washington, D.C.: Join a local guide for insights into the capital city's most iconic sites and see the White House, the Capitol, the Washington Monument and National Mall.
Scenic Drives: Discover the charming colonial town of Newport, Rhode Island, and travel along Ocean Drive.
Boston: In a setting that perfectly complements the culinary delights, enjoy a glass of wine with cosmopolitan cuisine at a popular restaurant.
Philadelphia: Enjoy a refined take on classic dishes at a well-loved restaurant. Throw in some wine for a no-fail recipe for a great night out.
Washington D.C.: At your final Celebration Dinner, old-fashioned hospitality is blended with fine cuisine, a little wine and outstanding an setting for an experience that delights all the senses.
Welcome Reception (WD), 7 Full Breakfasts (FB), 2 Highlight Dinners (HD), and 1 Celebration Dinner (CD)
Your expert Insight Tour Director will smooth your way throughout your vacation. Acting as a 'travelling concierge', he or she is also an expert guide, a consummate organiser and your friend in a foreign land
The majority of Insight hotels have free WiFi access in lobby or bedroom areas and WiFi is also generally available on most touring coaches.
We include Personal radio headsets - these give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights without missing any of your local expert's fascinating insights and commentaries
Insight Flourishes - from time to time, your Tour Director will enchant you with local tidbits, each representing an authentic food or beverage of the region
We'll handle your Baggage everywhere, with seamless and prompt delivery to your door at every hotel
Your Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency
Luxury air-conditioned, 40-guest coach with extended legroom and onboard restroom
Day 1 A Bite of the Big Apple
Welcome to New York! On arrival at JFK, Newark or La Guardia airports, transfer to the Waldorf Astoria New York on fabled Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. Your grand hotel stands as a beacon of old-world elegance and service. At 6.00 pm, join your Tour Director for a Welcome Reception and an opportunity to mingle and get to know each other over a pleasant evening with drinks and a light meal.
Day 2 Exploring NYC
Wake up refreshed and relaxed in the heart of the city that never sleeps! A local expert lays bare the city highlights. View the Statue of Liberty from Battery Park, marvel at New York's iconic Empire State and Chrysler Buildings and get an overview of the gardens and attractions at Central Park. Now a unique perspective of the city skyline as you ascend 70 stories to gaze out from the lofty Top of the Rock Observation Deck. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure. Perhaps take in a Broadway show, hit the art galleries, celebrity designer shops and flagship fashion houses of Madison Avenue or explore New York's acclaimed museums.
Day 3 Vanderbilt's Newport and Boston, the Cradle of Liberty
This morning, journey to historic Newport, Rhode Island. Travel along Ocean Drive, lined with the Gilded Age mansions of America's wealthiest families. Visit The Breakers, the grandest of Newport's summer cottages' and a symbol of the prestigious Vanderbilt family's social and financial preeminence during the late 19th century. Later this evening, arrive in Boston for two nights
Day 4 Historic Boston
Gain a fascinating insight into the history of Beantown on the following morning's historical sightseeing tour. With several stops along Boston's famed Freedom Trail, you'll hear all about the struggle and courage of the American colonists during revolutionary times. Then, view the colourful neighbourhoods of Back Bay and Bunker Hill, site of the noted revolutionary battle. Then enjoy a visit led by your Tour Director of prestigious Harvard University, America's oldest university founded in 1636. Relax and linger over a delicious four-course Highlight Dinner at a local restaurant tonight.
Full Breakfast, Highlight Dinner
Day 5 Exploring the Streets of Philadelphia
Set out for Philadelphia, one of America's first cities, founded by the Quakers to escape religious persecution and still known as the City of Brotherly Love. Amid America's Most Historic Square Mile explore the comprehensive Independence National Historic Park and its many historic attractions. View Independence Hall, where America's founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, and the giant cracked Liberty Bell in its own glass pavilion. Check into your five-star, luxury hotel, in the heart of Philadelphia. Tonight, enjoy a Highlight Dinner at one of the city's popular restaurants, complete with wine and a relaxed atmosphere.
Full Breakfast, Highlight Dinner
Day 6 Monumental Washington, D.C.
Depart for Baltimore where you visit the historic Inner Harbor. Explore the vibrant waterfront, home to a variety of shops, restaurants, museums and attractions. Arrive in Washington, D.C. this afternoon where the rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 7 Washington D.C. Sightseeing
Begin your day with an insightful tour of Washington, D.C. with a local expert. View the capital's iconic landmarks, including the White House, Washington Monument and National Mall. Contemplate and be inspired as you visit the World War II and Lincoln Memorials. This evening, join your Tour Director for a finale Celebration Dinner at one of D.C.'s prized restaurants.
Full Breakfast, Celebration Dinner
Day 8 Back to New York City
This morning, transfer to either of Washington D.C.'s Airport's where you can opt to leave the tour. Or continue on to New York City with a departure transfer to JFK Airport or the tour hotel for guests wishing to extend their stay. Please do not schedule flights before 7.00 pm.
Insight Vacations have top class hand picked hotels in the best locations, in all their destinations.
The majority of Insight hotels have free WiFi access in lobby or bedroom areas
Please enquire now for full listing of accommodation included on this itinerary.
The accommodation on this tour, as with all Insight Vacations tours is of a very high standard, ranging from four star to de-luxe hotels in great locations. Accommodation where appropriate is within the National parks. You won't be disappointed !
If you would like to know more about what accommodation is included in this trip call now on 01 853 5000, email [email protected], send us a quick message or complete the enquiry form - we will be delighted to help you, its all part of the Platinum Service!
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There is no more inspirational way to explore and discover the jewels of North America. Insight can take you to the paradise of the Hawaiian Islands, through vibrant landscape of New England’s spectacular foliage, through the majesty of the National Parks, and to vibrant cities like New Orleans and New York.
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With our escorted tours, you can be assured there is so much included in the price
These high value included excursions and experiences often worth hundreds of euro on each tour, will ensure you experience the real magic of each destination.
There is free time at every stop to ensure you have the freedom to see the sights your way, in your own time.
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