Explore a trio of great cities and some stunning countryside filled with the striking background of Fall’s russet reds and golden hues.
Begin with a two-night stay in historic, colonial Williamsburg, and visits to all-powerful Washington and Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Then take in the dazzling wonders of the Big Apple, and the elegant “blue-blood streets” of Boston, the most European of all American cities. Charlottesville’s historic streets, forested New England ablaze with colour, Newport’s carefully maintained grandeur and the opportunity to visit Cape Cod and Plymouth on an optional excursion complete a wonderful autumn adventure.
Washington, New York and Boston in the Fall Available Departures:
- Dates and prices published on this page are for the departures flying from Edinburgh & Glasgow only
- Fly from Edinburgh – various dates available until October 2020 – from £1,725pp
- Fly from Glasgow – various dates available until October 2020 – from £1,725pp
- Flights also available from other UK airports – Belfast City George Best, London Heathrow, Manchester & Newcastle – click here for more information on available dates and prices.
- See the White House and Capitol Hill in Washington DC
- Drive through Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah National Park
- The historic, magnolia-lined streets of Charlottesville
- See New York’s famous skyline
- Visit Newport, Rhode Island and its beautiful seafront mansions
- Follow the Freedom Trail to sites associated with the American Revolution in Boston
- Seven nights’ room-only accommodation – staying in Williamsburg (2), Tysons Corner (1), New Jersey (2), Hull (2) – plus one night on the aircraft
- 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.
Washington, New York and Boston in the Fall Itinerary
Day One: Fly to Washington and transfer to Williamsburg
Upon arrival, meet your tour manager and take a scenic journey through Virginia to your hotel in Williamsburg. Check in, then rest and relax, and enjoy your first evening.
Day Two: Optional Jamestown and Williamsburg excursion
Step back in time on today’s optional full-day tour. Your first stop will be the popular attraction of Historic Jamestowne, the first permanent English settlement in America. Your visit will allow time to visit the Glasshouse, home to artefacts discovered by the archaeologists at the original Jamestowne Fort.
Your next stop will be colonial Williamsburg, where you will be transported back to the pioneering days of the 18th Century as you stroll the living museum’s cobbled streets and historic buildings, and hear locals in period costume discuss the day’s events in the dialect of the time.
Day Three: Included visits Charlottesville and the Blue Ridge Mountains
Today will be one to savour, as you enjoy our included tour to exquisite Charlottesville. The historic home of Thomas Jefferson, Founding Father and the third US President, Charlottesville’s magnolia-lined streets hold some of the country’s oldest dwellings, and lovingly preserve the spirit of earliest America.
Continue from here into Virginia’s famous Blue Ridge Mountains, where breath-taking natural wonders can be explored in beautiful Shenandoah National Park, a refuge for deer and other wildlife.
This evening we’ll stay the night in Tysons Corner, close to Washington DC.
Day Four: Explore Washington DC
Todays’ full-day visit to the enthralling US capital offers you the chance to join an optional guided tour of the world’s most powerful square mile and see Capitol Hill, the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial and (of course) 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue – The White House.
After the chance to discover this “little town” on the bank of the Potomac River, you’ll head north east into New Jersey for a two-night stay.
Day Five: See the sights of New York City
Today you’ll head easy, and cross the Hudson River into Manhattan, the beating heart of New York – the incomparable Big Apple. Spend your time here shopping in some of the world’s most iconic stores, taking in the world-famous sights, visiting one of the city’s renowned museums, or strolling through leafy Central Park. Alternatively, join our optional guided city tour, on which the likes of Central Park, Fifth Avenue and the Rockefeller Center will be brought to life.
After a mesmerising day, you’ll return to New Jersey.
Day Six: Visit Newport, Rhode Island
Today’s scenic journey takes us further up America’s East coast to Newport, Rhode Island. This famous maritime resort town is home to the opulent ‘summer cottages’ of some of America’s wealthiest families. Take in the atmosphere of this quintessential playground of the rich, with its racing yachts and other sleek craft in its famous harbour, before you re-board the coach to begin your onward journey through some colourful Fall scenery into Massachusetts for a two-night stay in Hull, south of Boston.
Day Seven: At leisure or optional Cape Cod excursion
Join our full-day optional tour to Cape Cod and Hyannisport, where you will see the JFK Memorial, before heading to Plymouth, where the first settlers landed in the New World. You’ll have time to find lunch and have a chance to view Mayflower II, a replica of the early settlers’ ship that celebrates its 400th anniversary in 2020, before visiting Plimoth Plantation, a fascinating living museum where costumed actors and realistic reconstructions depict a day’s life in 1627.
Day Eight: Explore Boston
Today you’ll head into elegant Boston, America’s most European city. Join our optional city tour and discover the city’s rich and colourful history, as you take in sights including the gold-domed State House overlooking Boston Common, the cobbled streets of Beacon Hill, and the places associated with the events leading up to 1776 and Independence from the British.
This afternoon you’re free to explore, perhaps taking in historic Faneuil Hall and nearby colourful Quincy Market with its bars, restaurants and speciality stalls. Alternatively, why not stroll around the harbour, visit the city’s world class aquarium, pay a visit to the replica Tea Party ships – Eleanor and Beaver – or explore the delightful streets of Midtown.
Later, transfer to Boston airport to check in for your flight home.
Day Nine: Travel back to the UK
Arrive back in the UK after an overnight flight, and at the end of a marvellous holiday full of autumn colour and unforgettable experiences.