The Great Eastern USA

From $6,149
Duration 11 Days
Departures from Jun 2020 - Sep 2020
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From $6,149
Duration 11 Days
Departures from Jun 2020 - Sep 2020
Tour Overview

As you travel along America's east coast, from Washington DC to Boston, you'll make amazing discoveries and enjoy exciting experiences as the history of the USA is brought to life.

  • Classic Touring
  • All Breakfasts
  • Flight Choices
  • Max Group Size 30

Your Holiday Includes

  • Just You Tour Manager as your host & Specialist Local Guide
  • 10 nights in hotels of a great standard
  • 12 included meals: 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner including welcome & farewell drinks
  • Free scheduled group transfers are available on arrival & departure, other transportation & porterage

Included Holiday Highlights

  • See Washington DC's iconic highlights
  • Visit Amish Dutch Country
  • View Philadelphia from the One Liberty Place Observation Deck
  • Explore Philadelphia on a tour
  • Tour of New York City
  • Manhattan sightseeing lunch cruise
  • Mystic Seaport Maritime Museum
  • Plimoth Plantation tour
  • Tour of historic Boston

Itinerary

Day 1 UK - Washington DC

Make your own way to Washington DC, where you can meet us for the scheduled group transfers to your hotel. Your Tour Manager will meet you at your hotel for your welcome meeting this evening.  ​

Meals included: D

Day 2 Washington DC

​​Today we'll discover the highlights of Washington DC on a guided tour. Iconic sights lining the National Mall to the Capitol Building include the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument, and of course, we'll make a stop at the White House. There is so much to see and do in Washington DC, so we've left this afternoon free for you to explore independently or in the company of your travelling companions. The Smithsonian is a collection of 19 world-class museums – all are free to enter and most are located around the mall.​

Meals included: B

Day 3 Washington DC - at Leisure

You have a free day to explore more of DC today in the company of your fellow travellers. In addition to the free Smithsonian Institute sites, there are many other attractions including the Newseum, an interactive museum dedicated to journalism.

If you'd like to discover more, an optional excursion gives you the chance to explore the areas around DC. Your first stop will be at the Arlington National Cemetery, where you'll see famous grave sites including that of the Kennedys. We will then make our way to Old Town Alexandria, to see wonderfully preserved buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries. This historic district also boasts a thriving arts scene, and if you head to King Street you can stop for lunch in one of the restaurants if you wish. We'll then set sail on a sightseeing cruise along the Potomac River, passing famous landmarks including the Pentagon.

Your tour comes to an end in the historic neighbourhood of Georgetown, where we'll discover beautiful tree-lined cobbled streets and some of DC's best shops and restaurants. You can travel back to the hotel with your Tour Manager or choose to spend more  time here making your own discoveries. A great place for a stroll is Waterfront Park, which stretches for miles along the banks of the river, or you could perhaps walk through the university's leafy campus.

Meals included: B

Day 4 Washington DC - Philadelphia

​Our tour continues today as we head to Lancaster County. Less than three hours' drive from the heart of American government, we'll discover America's oldest Amish settlement. On a tour of the Dutch Country this morning we'll meet the people who live a centuries-old 'Plain' lifestyle and see how windmills are used to harness the power of nature and the horse and buggy is the primary form of transport. Perhaps take a ride in one before we head onto Philadelphia for our two-night stay. This evening you'll see 'Philly from the Top' as we head to the Observation Deck of One Liberty Place, a 61-storey skyscraper. The views are fantastic and you'll learn all about the history and the icons of this fabulous city. ​​

Meals included: B

Day 5 Philadelphia

​​The USA's original capital is a liberal melting pot of people and cultures. It's here that the Declaration of Independence was written, signed and introduced in 1776, and our tour will show you all its highlights. The 'most historic square mile in the United States' features the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Congress Hall and Christ Church, where George Washington and Benjamin Franklin once worshipped. Admire the city's tallest building, the Comcast Center and stroll along Benjamin Franklin Parkway, where there are many museums including the renowned Franklin Institute, the Rodin Museum and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. During free time this afternoon, why not join our optional visit to the Eastern State Penitentiary. Once the world's most famous prison, which held notorious criminals including Al Capone, it now serves as a fascinating museum.​

Meals included: B

Day 6 Philadelphia - New York

​Today we head to the thrilling city of New York. On arrival, we will join a river cruiser and see the city's iconic skyline from the water. As we set sail, a pianist will play and lunch will be served. An interesting commentary will also be provided to ensure you don't miss a thing. Having disembarked we'll enjoy a tour with a Local Guide who will introduce sights such as the Empire State Building, Wall Street, Broadway, the One World Trade Center, Chinatown and Times Square.​

Meals included: B,L

Day 7 New York - at Leisure

​With today at leisure, it's completely up to you what you do. Your Tour Manager will be able to point you in the right direction, all you have to do is decide which attractions you want to visit. Perhaps step inside St Patrick's Cathedral, or spend the day exploring museums including the Guggenheim, the Museum of Modern Art or the American Museum of Natural History. During an evening at leisure, why not catch a Broadway Show with your fellow travellers. ​

Meals included: B

Day 8 New York - at Leisure

There's even more time today to make your own discoveries in ths thrilling city.
If you'd rather join an optional excursion, your Tour Manager will take you to Midtown Manhattan, on a great morning out which starts with a stroll to the Rockerfeller Center. Here you'll head up to the Top of the Rock Observation Deck to take in wonderful views of the city. From here you'll see Central Park to the north, and if you look south you'll see the Empire State building and all the way down to lower Manhattan. We're just a few blocks away from the southern section of Central Park, and a horse-and-carriage ride, also included in this optional excursion, will give you a well-deserved rest.
After you've bid your horse and driver farewell, why not join your Tour Manager and your travelling companions on a walk down Fifth Avenue, dipping into the famous stores lining it.

Meals included: B

Day 9 New York - Plymouth

​​Our tour continues today as we head to Mystic in Connecticut, the most southern state of New England. Here, we include a visit to Mystic Seaport, a fascinating maritime museum which features a replica 19th century coastal village, a working shipyard and more than 500 historic vessels. We'll then continue to Plymouth in Massachusets, where we'll stay for two nights. ​

Meals included: B

Day 10 Plymouth

​A quintessential New England town, Plymouth is where America's founding fathers first set foot in the New World in 1620. We'll step back in time at Plimoth Plantation, a living museum that tells the story of these early settlers from England. During an afternoon at leisure why not join an optional whale-watching trip. Knowledgeable naturalists will guide you on a journey from Plymouth Town Wharf out to Cape Cod Bay and Stellwagen Bank, a marine sanctuary and one of the primary feeding grounds for humpback whales, finback whales, pilot whales, minke whales and the endangered right whales.​

Meals included: B

Day 11 Plymouth - Boston - Departure

​Our final destination is Boston, one of the east coast's finest cities. Once a hotbed of revolutionary activity, known for the Boston Tea Party – a protest against tax on tea – it's now a cosmopolitan city that proudly showcases its historic past. An included tour takes you along parts of the famous Freedom Trail to the Granary Burial Ground, Beacon Hill and Quincy Market. After free time in Boston, your tour comes to an end. Scheduled group transfers are available to the airport, please see www.justyou.com/transfers. ​

Meals included: B

Accommodation

The Fairfax at Embassy Row

Housed in a stately 1927 building, this luxury hotel is a 3-minute walk from the Dupont Circle Metro station and 1 mile from The White House. The rooms feature Georgian-style decor, flat-screen TVs and iPod docks. Property features include fitness centre. Dining options include an elegant lounge with fireplaces and a classic American restaurant.

Hampton Philadelphia Inn Center City - Convention Center

The 4-star Hampton Inn Center City is situated in downtown Philadelphia. Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar, gym and a swimming pool. Bedrooms have private facilities, complimentary Wi-Fi, tea/coffee-making facilities and a TV.

Wyndham New Yorker

The Wyndham New Yorker's building is an iconic landmark from the 1920s and continues to be Art-deco inspired, just a short distance from all the attractions of Times Square. There rooms here are equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi, en-suite and flat screen TV. Hotel facilities include a bar and fitness centre.

Hotel 1620

Hotel 1620 is located across the street from historic Plymouth Harbour and Village Landing Marketplace Shopping Centre. The Mayflower II and Plimoth Plantation are also nearby. Hotel rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers. Other hotel facilities include an indoor heating swimming pool and a fitness centre.