Historic American Cities by Rail

Boston to Washington DC

8 days from 2,349 pp

Overview

Step back in time at the historic sites of the American Eastern Seaboard on a weeklong tour by rail. Stroll the cobblestoned streets of colonial Boston, and 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 headquarters of National Geographic). This trip is just the ticket for history buffs.

8 Days, Boston to Washington DC

From €2,349 per person

IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

TRAVEL STYLE: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC JOURNEYS

Greater exploration, insider access, and the freedom to roam – all without sacrificing comfort.

SERVICE LEVEL: UPGRADED

Quality accommodations and more inclusions than on other G Adventures tours, like meals, private transport, and activities.

PHYSICAL RATING: 2 – LIGHT

Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

TRIP TYPE: SMALL GROUP

Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 12.

AGE REQUIREMENT: 12+

All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

DAY 1 BOSTON

Arrive at any time.

DAY 2 BOSTON

With a local history expert, walk the Freedom Trail, showcasing some of the most historically significant sites that shaped a Nation and learn about the beginnings of the American Revolution, as it began in Boston. This afternoon is free to explore the city, opt to visit Boston Common, Faneuil Hall or try and catch a Red Sox game.

Exclusive Inclusions:

National Geographic Journeys Exclusives The Freedom Trail

Meals included:

Breakfast

DAY 3 BOSTON/NEW YORK CITY

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.

Exclusive Inclusions:

National Geographic Journeys Exclusives NYC Photo Walk

Meals included:

Breakfast

DAY 4 NEW YORK CITY

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.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Carte Blanche

Meals included:

Breakfast

DAY 5 NEW YORK CITY/PHILADELPHIA

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.

Meals included:

Breakfast

DAY 6 PHILADELPHIA/WASHINGTON DC

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.

Meals included:

Breakfast

DAY 7 WASHINGTON DC

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.

Exclusive Inclusions:

National Geographic Journeys Exclusives National Geographic Headquarters

Meals included:

Breakfast

DAY 8 WASHINGTON DC

Depart at any time.

Meals included:

Breakfast

What’s Included

  • National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: The Freedom Trail, Boston
  • National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: NYC Photo Walk, New York
  • National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: National Geographic Headquarters, Washington D.C.
  • Visit the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall
  • Evening walk along the Washington Mall
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotels (7 nts)

Meals

7 breakfasts
Allow USD410-535 for meals not included.

Transportation

Train, taxi, walking

Staff & experts

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

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