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Trip Overview

This patriotic rail journey to some of the country’s finest cities is chock full of fun and educational things to see and do. Walk in the footsteps of Paul Revere, John Adams and other Patriots of the Revolutionary Era as you walk the famous Freedom Trail, stroll through Boston Common, or visit any number of impressive sites and attractions in Boston. Take in spectacular views of Manhattan from the ‘Top of the Rock,’ or cruise out to the Statue of Liberty in New York. See the place where the US Constitution, our nation’s founding document, was brought to life in Philadelphia. Visit the many fascinating museums and impressive monuments in Washington DC. Travel between destinations by scenic and comfortable Amtrak trains, making for a relaxing and memorable journey.

Highlights

  • Boston CityPASS® including:
    • New England Aquarium
    • Museum of Science
    • Skywalk Observatory
    • Harvard Museum of Natural History OR Boston Harbor Cruise
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Boston
  • Admission to Top of the Rock Observation Deck
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of New York City
  • The Philadelphia Pass - All-inclusive 1-Day including:
    • Hop-on, Hop-off sightseeing tour
    • One Liberty Observation Deck
    • Philadelphia Museum of Art
    • Franklin Institute Science Museum
    • And many more!
  • 2-Day Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Washington, DC with night tour

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Boston to New York City; New York City to Philadelphia; Philadelphia to Washington, DC on the Northeast Regional®
  • 7 nights' hotel accommodations
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Disclaimer:

Prices are subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Amtrak travel is for Coach accommodations unless otherwise noted. Upgrades to Roomette or Bedroom accommodations on board Amtrak are available. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Amtrak Vacations is a member of ABTA (Y6401) and all holidays including flights are ATOL protected, number 7579.

DAY 1 - YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS IN BOSTON
Welcome to Boston! Use your CityPASS for admission to some of Boston’s most popular attractions like the New England Aquarium, the Museum of Science or the Skywalk Observatory at the Prudential Center to name a few. Take the time to journey into the city’s revolutionary past by walking the Freedom Trail.  Head over to Boston’s famous Italian American neighborhood, the North End, for some excellent culinary opportunities. (Overnight in Boston)

DAY 2 - BOSTON
Enjoy a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of this historic city today. See ancient burial grounds, national historic landmarks like the Old North Church, and the site of the Boston Massacre. Stroll the beautiful Public Gardens and the vibrant Boston Common where all walks of Boston life can be found enjoying this open public space. (Overnight in Boston)

DAY 3 - BOSTON TO NEW YORK CITY
This morning, wrap up your time in “Beantown” as you prepare to head to Manhattan!  Travel on your own to the station and board Amtrak to New York City. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel and begin exploring the ‘Big Apple.’ Start by using your admission to the Top of the Rock Observation Deck for amazing 360-degree views of the entire city from the top three floors of the GE (‘30 Rock’) Building in Rockefeller Center. (Overnight in New York City)

DAY 4 - NEW YORK CITY
Experience firsthand what the excitement of the Big Apple is all about with a one-day sightseeing tour on a hop-on, hop-off bus! Your onboard guide will point out the city’s major landmarks and attractions and give you some history and background on this sprawling metropolis. Visit must-see attractions like the Empire State Building, the American Museum of Natural History, the Museum of Modern Art and more! (Overnight in New York City)

DAY 5 - NEW YORK CITY TO PHILADELPHIA
After waking and enjoying your last moments in New York, travel on your own to Penn Station and board Amtrak to Philadelphia. Relax on board as you travel south to the “City of Brotherly Love”! Upon your arrival in Philly, check in at your hotel and set out to discover this exciting city! Philadelphia is a city rich in American history and culture.  As the first capital of the United States and the birthplace of the American Constitution, Philadelphia offers so much to see and explore.  Visit the city’s best attractions including the Franklin Institute, One Liberty Observation Deck, Philadelphia Museum of Art and more with the Philadelphia Pass! Take in the numerous sculptures and murals in the city that features more public art exhibits than any other in the world. (Overnight in Philadelphia)

DAY 6 - PHILADELPHIA TO WASHINGTON, DC
Travel to the train station and board Amtrak as you head towards your next stop: Washington, DC. Once in the nation’s capital, rediscover our country’s history with a tour of the United States capital aboard the 2-day big bus with night tour.  Stops include the Jefferson Memorial, the National Cathedral, and the Smithsonian. You will also have your choice of admission to two of the best museums in the country – choose from the infamous Crime Museum or the International Spy Museum. (Overnight in Washington, DC)

DAY 7 - WASHINGTON, DC
Spend another day touring Washington, DC. From grand monuments like the Lincoln Memorial and the Capitol Building, to fascinating museums and exhibitions like the Smithsonian and the Library of Congress, to the serene Arlington National Cemetery, Washington DC has so much to offer for the entire family! (Overnight in Washington, DC)

DAY 8 - YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN WASHINGTON, DC

LEGEND FOR MEALS: B - Breakfast, BR - Brunch, L - Lunch, D –Dinner

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Boston Downtown

Our downtown Boston hotel, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Boston – Downtown, is conveniently located in the heart of Boston’s Theater District and welcomes each guest with the aroma of the full-service on-site Starbucks® as well as our signature warm chocolate chip cookie. Easily make your way around the city with the Tufts Medical Center ‘T’ station nearby and Logan International (BOS) Airport just 4.5 miles away.

Element Boston Seaport

Recharge at Element Boston Seaport, located in the thriving Seaport District and across the street from the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, and just 10 minutes from Boston Logan International Airport.

Fairmont Copley Plaza

The Fairmont Copley Plaza hotel has been a symbol of Boston's rich history and elegance since its gala opening in 1912. Steps away from Copley Place, the boutiques of Newbury Street and the Hynes Convention Center.
Each of the Boston luxury hotel's 383 guestrooms and suites is well appointed with lavish décor and thoughtful amenities.

Sheraton Boston Hotel

Nestled in charming and historic Back Bay, the Sheraton Boston Hotel is ideally situated for business and leisure travel. The Sheraton is close to the Financial District and businesses in Copley Square and one block from famed Newbury Street.The hotel is connected via an indoor walkway to the Hynes Convention Center and to two hundred shops at the Prudential Center and Copley Place Mall. Take in fantastic views from one of our 1,220 newly renovated guestrooms.

The Stewart Hotel

Staying at the The Stewart Hotel puts New York City at your fingertips. Just steps from Penn Station and most subway lines, it's easy to explore the city's most exciting neighborhoods and attractions; Madison Square Garden, the Empire State Building, and Fifth Avenue shopping. Or kick back and relax in your luxurious room. The comforts of technology await, including flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations and wireless Internet.

Holiday Inn New York City Times Square

Located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, Holiday Inn New York City - Times Square is a 35-story high-rise hotel that makes it easy to enjoy New York’s incomparable attractions, restaurants and retail stores.

Marriott Marquis

Surround yourself with the sights and sounds of the city at New York Marriott Marquis. One of the premier hotels in Times Square, our central location gives you easy access to NYC entertainment options and several subway lines to access any part of NYC.

Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

The Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel is an upscale moderate hotel that’s just completed a $160 million renovation to its guest rooms and meeting space. The hotel is just steps from the excitement of the Broadway theatres, prestige of Carnegie Hall and world-class shopping of Fifth Avenue - this location is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the best that New York has to offer.

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

Discover one of the premier hotels in Philadelphia when you stay at Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. This hotel in Philadelphia commands a towering presence in the heart of America's original capital.

Courtyard Washington, DC/U.S. Capitol

Escape ordinary travel routines when you book at Courtyard Washington, DC/U.S. Capitol hotel near Union Station DC and NoMa station.

The Mayflower Hotel

The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection has been a Washington, DC landmark since opening its doors over 90 years ago. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, our hotel has been completely refreshed, offering a host of modern amenities, while still maintaining a sense of iconic luxury. Immerse yourself in the beauty of our sweeping marble lobby before getting comfortable in our redesigned guestrooms.

Phoenix Park Hotel

Enjoy a unique opportunity to experience the luxury of Irish country estate in the heart of Washington, DC's Capitol Hill. With traditional oil paintings, opulent marble staircase and traditional décor. The Phoenix Park Hotel also embraces the charisma and magic of one of the most established dining and entertainment restaurants in the area, The Dubliner.

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Disclaimer:

Prices are subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Amtrak travel is for Coach accommodations unless otherwise noted. Upgrades to Roomette or Bedroom accommodations on board Amtrak are available. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Amtrak Vacations is a member of ABTA (Y6401) and all holidays including flights are ATOL protected, number 7579.

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