East Coast USA by Rail incl. Boston, New York, Philadelphia & Washington DC
- Make your way down the historic East Coast of America on this 10-night guided group holiday.
- Discover the history & sites of East Coast on guided tours in Boston, NYC, Philadelphia & Washington DC.
- Visit America’s oldest & most prestigious University on an excursion to Harvard in Boston.
- Experience the heart of American politics on a visit to DC’s Capitol Building & Embassy Row.
- Travel by Amtrak train between each city, taking in scenic views of the countryside as you go.
- Enjoy plenty of free time in each city to sight-see, shop or explore with tips from your expert guide.
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Your Guided Group Holiday To East Coast USA
Travel with us down the East Coast of America by train on this 10-night holiday, allowing us plenty of time to enjoy each city with guided tours and free time to explore at your leisure. We’ll begin our journey in Boston, one of the oldest cities in the US. The city is overflowing with intriguing history and was the scene of many key events during the American Revolution. Our next stop is the Big Apple. A global hub for international commerce, media and entertainment, it is understandable why New York is known as the ‘city that never sleeps’ – it simply doesn’t have the time to! Next, history enthusiasts will be in their element as we take a tour of Philadelphia’s key highlights like the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. The final stop on this whirlwind tour is the capital of the USA, Washington DC. A dream for culture lovers, DC is packed with museums, galleries, and monuments.
Please note that visas are required for travel on this tour. Please visit our visa information page for more information.
Activity Level: Busy
Travel to the USA
Arrive in Boston
Depart Dublin for your flight to the USA. On arrival in Boston you will be met by our local representative before transferring to your hotel.
Guided Tour of Boston City
After breakfast you will be met by your local guide and commence a morning city tour. You will follow the famous Freedom Trail through Downtown, Faneuil Hall, Beacon Hill, Back Bay, the Waterfront District and Harvard University.
Enjoy an afternoon and evening at leisure for sightseeing and shopping of your choice in Boston.
Free Time in Boston
With so many attractions on your doorstep, you will have today to explore Boston at your leisure.
New York City
Transfer to New York
After breakfast, you will have a guided transfer to the train station for your AMTRAK train journey to New York Penn Station. (Journey approx. 4 hours)
New York City Tour
Upon arrival meet your local guide for a city tour of Manhattan. Begin in the bright lights of Times Square before moving through to Greenwich Village, SoHo, Chinatown and the Lower East Side. Sit back and relax as your coach takes in the famous sights like the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Centre, Madison Square Garden and a view of the Statue of Liberty from Battery Park.
Free Time in New York City
You will have the full day free to discover New York City further at your leisure. Perhaps you would like to independently visit the iconic Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty or see a show at one of the many Broadway theatres? The possibilities are endless!
Explore New York City at Your Own Pace
Enjoy one final day in New York City at your leisure, the perfect time to do some shopping. From chic boutiques to world-famous department stores, NYC has got it all.
Transfer to Philadelphia
After breakfast, you will have a guided transfer to the train station for your AMTRAK train journey to Philadelphia. (Journey approx. 1.5 hours)
Philadelphia City Tour
This afternoon enjoy a city tour of the City of Brotherly Love. From the Declaration of Independence to the Liberty Bell, Grace Kelly to Rocky Balboa the city is alive with history. Your tour will end at Independence Hall to see the Liberty Bell before checking into your hotel.
Transfer to Washington
After breakfast, you will have a guided transfer to the train station for your AMTRAK train journey to Washington DC. (Journey approx. 2 hours)
Washington City Tour
Upon arrival meet your local guide for a city tour of the Nation's Capital with highlights including Government Buildings, The National Mall and Smithsonian's and Embassy Row.
Guided Tour of the Capitol Hill
This morning, accompanied by your guide, travel by subway from your hotel to the Capitol Building to enjoy a guided tour of this historic building.
You will have the remainder of today free to discover Washington DC further at your leisure. There is so much to discover throughout the city, including world famous monuments such as the Jefferson Memorial, or nearby Arlington National Cemetery. Your local guide will be happy to advise you on activities to suit your interests.
You will have the day at leisure for some last minute sightseeing and shopping.
Depart your hotel in the late afternoon to the airport for your overnight flight home.
Know before you go
Will I be met at the airport?
You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your Travel Department guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.
Do I need a Visa?
Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each country's entry requirements
What if there is an emergency?
We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.