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East Coast USA Rail Adventure - Self Guided

Flights, train tickets, accommodation & sightseeing from $10,829 per person share twin
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Flights, train tickets, accommodation & sightseeing from
$10,829
per person share twinFlying Air New Zealand

East Coast USA Rail Adventure

Pack your comfy shoes and explore these East Coast cities, New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C, home to icons we’ve seen in movies and heard so much about! They are jam-packed with history, culture and art!  Boston and Philadelphia play a significant role in creating the USA, while Washington, D.C has monuments and culture everywhere you look.  The buzz of New York City is hard to beat, with something for anyone at any time!


Deal Includes
 
Return Economy Class Airfares flying Air New Zealand from Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch to New York 
 Amtrak train travel from New York to Boston to Philadelphia to Washington, D.C to New York
 
3 nights accommodation in New York
 3 nights accommodation in Boston
 3 nights accommodation in Philadelphia
 3 nights accommodation in Washington, D.C
 Brooklyn Street Art Tour
 Boston Freedom Trail Walking Tour
 South Phily Art Tour
 Washington Mall & Monuments by Electric Car Tour

East Coast USA Rail Adventure
From $10,829 per person share twin
Based on Select Departures between: 28Oct - 30Nov24


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Itinerary
Day 1: New York arrival
Welcome to New York, a city that is famous for its rich history and culture!
After checking into your hotel take a short walk into Times Square to enjoy a drink or try some local food at one of the many bars and eateries in this area.
Overnight in New York.

Day 2: New York
After a leisurely morning breakfast, spend today exploring some of the many museums that are in New York. Don't miss The Metropolitan Museum of Art - commonly referred to as 'the Met'. It is the largest art museum in the Americas and houses over 5000 years of art. Or visit The American Museum of Natural History and explore and learn about human cultures, the natural world and the universe through a wide-range of exhibitions.
Overnight in New York.

Day 3: New York
After breakfast this morning, head to Brooklyn for your Brooklyn Street Art Tour. Brooklyn—and specifically the Bushwick neighbourhood—has had a long association with street art. On this walking tour of the area, you won’t just get to see dozens of highlight pieces: you’re shown the sights by a local artist. Discover the vibrant artworks curated by the Bushwick Collective, and explore the neighbourhood as you go. You also learn about street art’s history and the genre’s different evolutions. Enjoy lunch afterwards at a local Pizzeria. Brooklyn is home to some of the best Pizzerias in New York!
Overnight in New York.

Day 4: New York - Boston
Check out of your hotel this morning and catch the train to Boston. Upon arrival check in at your hotel, then go for a walk and explore downtown Boston and visit Boston Common, which is the oldest city park in the USA. Boston is famous for its New England-style clam chowder  and lobster rolls and is the birth place of the Boston Cream Pie, so in the evening head to a nearby restaurant and enjoy some of the delicious food that this city has to offer.
Overnight in Boston.

Day 5: Boston
This morning, after breakfast you have your Boston Freedom Trail Walking Tour. On this tour you will view all 16 official sites of Boston’s Freedom Trail in a single outing. Ideal for checking the trail off your sightseeing list without missing anything, you’ll start at the Massachusetts State House before seeing the Granary Burying Ground, Boston Massacre Site, USS Constitution and more. The afternoon is at your leisure to explore more of Boston.
Overnight in Boston.

Day 6: Boston
Today spend some time visiting the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum which houses some of the world's most interesting collections of European, Asian and American art, including paintings, sculpture, tapestries and decorative arts. In the afternoon take a cruise on Boston Harbor. There are many different types of cruises available, most of which include food, drink, live music and dancing. It will be a memorable way for you to spend your afternoon.
Overnight in Boston. 

Day 7: Boston - Philadelphia
After checking out of your hotel this morning, catch the train south to Philadelphia. After checking in at your hotel in Philadelphia, take a short walk to explore Reading Terminal Market, which is Phillys oldest Public Market and is home to over 75 small family owned businesses, selling local produce, baked goods and many freshly prepared foods and gifts.
Overnight in Philadelphia.

Day 8:  Philadelphia 
This morning you have your South Philly Art Tour. There’s so much more to Philadelphia than American history - some of the most incredible public art is on display when you venture into South Philly! On this tour, you’ll head into the heart of the Queen Village and Bella Vista neighbourhoods to explore beautiful and surprising pieces of public art, including breath-taking murals and mind-bending mosaics. Your guide will explain the history of each piece and how they blend together into a magical tapestry that drapes across the entire city. You’ll come to appreciate how public art and creators are intertwined and appreciated by the neighbourhoods that they call home, and how amazingly accessible art is throughout a major city like Philadelphia. After exploring the street art and a gallery or two, your tour concludes at the incredible Magic Gardens - one of the most impressive and fantastical works of art and sculpture you’ll ever see! The rest of the day is at your leisure to explore Philadelphia.
Overnight in Philadelphia.

Day 9: Philadelphia
Today is the day for history and museums! After breakfast why not visit the Liberty Bell Centre, home to the Liberty Bell. Here you will learn about the history of this iconic symbol of American Independence. 
In the afternoon visit one of the many museums along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway -also known as the spine of Philadelphia's Museum district, it connects City Hall to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Make sure to check out The Galleries at Moore in the Moore College of Art & Design to see works by established and emerging artists and designers.
On your final evening in Philly, make sure you grab a Philly Cheesesteak, you cannot leave Philly without trying one!
Overnight in Philadelphia

Day 10: Philadelphia - Washington, D.C
Today, your journey takes you onto Washington, D.C by train.
After checking into your hotel, head off on your Washington Mall & Monuments by Electric Car Tour. Are you ready to take on the busiest area in DC? Skip the crowded sidewalks and slide into our all-electric Red Roadsters to be guided around our nation’s capital by a local. Our National Mall tour starts at National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, where our guides take you back to the city’s origins and give you some tips for exploring the city on your own. You work your way through the Smithsonian area, discussing the best exhibits in each. Make sure you bring a notebook because you’ll want to take notes for later! Next, breeze past the Washington Monument, Holocaust Museum, and Bureau of Engraving and Printing on your way to our beautiful Tidal Basin, where you’re entertained with the stories behind the watery oasis and the Jefferson Memorial. You also have the opportunity to hop out and explore on your own! We do that at two stops: the FDR and MLK memorials, as well as at the Lincoln Memorial. At both locations, head out on foot with tips and insider information from our guide, and spend some time inside these amazing memorials. Afterward, cruise along the scenic Potomac River with views of Arlington Cemetery before seeing the World War I and World War II memorials. Continue your journey through American history with a drive past the White House. Finally, feast your eyes on the buildings of Capitol Hill and learn the history behind them. End your tour on a high note by asking your guide for an amazing spot for lunch before exploring the rest of DC on your own. Our Red Roadsters are the personal and comfortable way to tour the National Mall. 
Overnight in Washington, D.C

Day 11: Washington, D.C
Washington, D.C is not only famous its historic sights and museums, but also home to a variety of big theatres such as the Kennedy Center, Warner Theatre and National Theatre where a wide variety of performances and cultural experiences are offered for every taste, so why not check out some of these theatres and perhaps watch a Broadway show inside the beltway at the National Theatre or witness the unexpected at Atlas Performing Arts Centre.
Overnight in Washington, D.C

Day 12: Washington, D.C
On your final day in Washington, D.C, today explore all the wonderful arts that Washington, D.C has to offer. You will be amazed at the arts scene in the nations capital! Visit the wonders of American art at the Renwick Gallery, or the National Portrait Gallery. If your visiting on the first Friday of the month, head to Dupont Circle. First Friday Dupont is a neighbourhood gallery night, with many art houses open to the public for free.
Overnight in Washington, D.C

Day 13: Washington, D.C - New York departure
After checking out of your hotel this morning, catch the train back to New York for your departure to your onward destination.

Customise this itinerary to travel at your own pace.

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Highlights worth seeing along the way

  • Museums – There are 150 museums in New York City alone, coupled with the 17 FREE Smithsonian museums in DC, that is a lot of learning! Each one of these places have an array of topics covered.
  • Be impressed by the famous murals that adorn Philadelphia’s streets, with the Magic Gardens an art wonder!
  • Tick off the many significant landmarks – from the Boston Common (the oldest city park in the USA), to the Liberty Bell in Philadephila (an iconic symbol of American independence), the White House and the many monuments of the nations capital in Washington, D.C and the welcoming Statue of Liberty in New York City.
  • Trains have been organised for you, just arrive at the station.  

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Valid for new bookings only for sales to 01 Jul 24 or until sold out. Availability and pricing is current as at 31May24. • Pricing is based on dynamic pricing which means you get the best available rates of the day at the time of booking. Pricing is subject to current availability and pricing may change without notice until time of confirmation. Prices may vary due to a number of factors including tax and surcharge increases, exchange rate movements and availability • Full payment is required at time of booking. • Prices are per person, twin share, in NZ dollars for cash or eftpos purchase only • Advertised packages are based on Return flights Economy Class flying Air New Zealand from Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch flying into New York. Travel from Wellington or Christchurch goes via Auckland.• Travel must be commenced and completed as specified • Accommodation is limited and is subject to availability at time of booking • Some surcharges and closeouts may apply. • Twin share is two adults travelling together and sharing a room using existing bedding. • Packages are based on consecutive night stays at specified hotel – should your needs differ please ask your House of Travel consultant • Amendment and cancellation fees apply. • Please ask your House of Travel consultant for full terms and conditions. 
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