Washington
Departing by Air
Duration 9 Days
Available Until October 2020

Autumnal sun in the East coast visiting wonderful Washington, New York and Boston.

Discover a trio of great cities arrayed against the striking background of Fall’s russet reds and golden hues. Beginning in historic Williamsburg, we’ll journey from Washington to elegant Boston via the wonders of the Big Apple. Take in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, stroll Charlottesville’s historic streets and see the hideaways of the ultra-rich in Rhode Island on this wonderful autumn tour.

Washington, New York and Boston in the Fall Available Departures:

Tour Highlights

  • Visit all-powerful Washington DC, home to the White House and Capitol Hill
  • A scenic full-day drive including the Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah National Park and Charlottesville
  • The famous skyline of New York – the world’s most exciting city
  • The beautiful seafront mansions of Newport, Rhode Island
  • Discovering the story of the American Revolution on Boston’s ‘Freedom Trail’

Price Includes

  • Seven nights’ room-only accommodation at a series of hotels in Williamsburg (2 nights), Tysons Corner (1), New Jersey (2) and Hull (2)
  • Visits to Charlottesville, the Blue Ridge Mountains, Washington DC, New York and Boston
  • Return flights from your chosen airport to Washington, returning from Boston
  • Comfortable, air-conditioned coach travel and transfers
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced Tour Manager

Single supplements apply. Subject to availability.

Itinerary

Day One: Fly to Washington and transfer to Williamsburg

Fly to Washington, and transfer to your hotel in colonial Williamsburg. Rest and relax after your journey, and enjoy the first of two evenings in this city with its connections to the War of Independence.

Day Two: Optional Jamestown and Williamsburg excursion

Step back in time on today’s wonderful optional excursion. Our first stop is historic Jamestowne, the first permanent English settlement in America. Explore the Glasshouse, and see artefacts from the original Jamestown Fort, before we continue to colonial Williamsburg to discover what life was like in the pioneering days of the 18th Century. Stroll through the formal gardens, hear ‘residents’ in period costume discussing the day’s events and perhaps visit a tavern to sample some traditional 18th-century fare.

Day Three: Discover Charlottesville and the Blue Ridge Mountains

Today you’ll visit exquisite Charlottesville – home of Thomas Jefferson, Founding Father and the third US President – where early America is lovingly preserved in ancient magnolia-lined streets. You’ll also take an included tour of the fabled Blue Ridge Mountains, whose natural wonders can be explored in beautiful Shenandoah National Park.

This evening is spent in Tysons Corner, close to Washington DC.

Day Four: Explore Washington DC

Visit the enthralling US Capital, Washington DC. Our optional guided city tour will introduce you to the world’s most powerful square mile, which includes Capitol Hill, the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial and – of course – the White House.

After our visit we’ll continue north to New Jersey for a two-night stay.

Day Five: See the sights of New York City

An unforgettable day, as you cross the Hudson River to Manhattan, the heart of the incomparable Big Apple. Shop, take in the world-famous sights, or join our optional city tour, during which Central Park, Fifth Avenue and the Empire State Building will be thrillingly revealed.

Day Six: Visit Newport, Rhode Island

Today you’ll head north through upstate New York towards Boston. En route, you’ll stop in Newport, Rhode Island, home to the famous ‘summer cottages’ of America’s rich and famous, which dot the rocky shoreline. Take in the atmosphere before we continue, through the colourful Fall scenery, to our hotel in Hull, south of Boston.

Day Seven: Optional Cape Cod excursion

Spend today relaxing, or join our full-day optional tour to Cape Cod and to Hyannisport, home of the Kennedy clan. Here you’ll see the JFK Memorial before heading to Plymouth in time for lunch (not included) before finishing the day at the Plimoth Plantation, a living museum where the settlers’ lives are re-enacted by staff in period costume.

Day Eight: Explore Boston

Travel into Boston, America’s most ‘European’ city. Join our optional city tour and discover Boston’s rich history as you take in sights including the gold-domed State House overlooking Boston Common and the cobbled streets of wealthy Beacon Hill.

This afternoon you’re free to explore. Visit Faneuil Hall and nearby colourful Quincy Market. Stroll around the harbour, pay a visit to the famous Tea Party ship, explore the delightful streets of Midtown or cross the Charles River to Cambridge – home to Harvard University – then head to the airport to board the flight back to the UK.

Day Nine: Travel back to the UK

Arrive back home, after an overnight flight.


Cancel

Can we help with your holiday enquiry?

Arrange Call Back