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9 Days Cities of America by Train Journeys

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Likely to be on your bucketlist is a visit to one of the world's busiest cities, New York.  Spend a week traveling from Washington D.C. to Boston by rail, spending 4 nights in New York on the way.

Your journey begins in America’s ultimate hometown, Washington DC. The city offers you iconic monuments and memorials, world-class museums, unique neighbourhoods and endless performing arts options. Your 2 night stay gives you sufficient time to explore an inspiring mix of fun attractions and national treasures.

Welcome to New York, "The City That Never Sleeps’’. With its symbolic landmarks, fantastic shopping, Broadway shows and dazzling nightlife, there is so much to see and do here. Why not enjoy the spectacular skyline view from the deck of the Manhattan cruise boats or catch an amazing bird’s eye view from a helicopter. For the food lovers discover the amazing past and present of food along the city’s waterfront.

Your final stop brings you to Boston, a city best explored on foot, where you can explore the historic Freedom Trail and complete your holiday finale with the Boston Whale Watching Cruise.

Package is inclusive of flights, rail tickets with Amtrack & accommodation.

Highlights:

  • The White House, Lincoln & Washington Memorials
  • New York - Visit the Empire State Building observation deck.
  • Boston Old Town
  • 9 Days Cities of America by Train Journeys
  • 9 Days Cities of America by Train Journeys
  • 9 Days Cities of America by Train Journeys

Summary

  • No meals included
  • United States of America

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Washington D.C
Upon arrival transfer to your hotel with Super Shuttle. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Washington.

Day 2: Washington D.C, The Old Town Trolley Tour
Enjoy the "Old Town Trolley Tour" using a voucher. It is valid for one day of unlimited hop-on hop-off at 16 stops. Voucher exchange is available at Union Station and the full tour takes around one and a half to two hours. This tour takes you round all major attractions such as: The White House, the Lincoln and Washington Memorials, Georgetown and The Smithsonian Institutes.  Time permitting consider booking our Washington D.C. TV & Movie Tour to enjoy a unique ‘behind the scenes’ experience. Overnight in Washington D.C.

Day 3: Washington to New York
Departure to New York with AMTRAK from Union Station in Washington DC to Penn Station in New York City. Transfer from Penn Station to your hotel on your own. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in New York.
Approximate distance:  370 km Estimated journey time: 2hrs 45mins.

Day 4 to 6: New York
Enjoy the day at your leisure. To make the most of your visit you may optionally purchase a two day “New York Pass” which allows you free access to 80+ New York attractions. These attractions include the Empire State Building observation deck, the Statue of Liberty ferry and the Circle Line Cruise, which takes you around the perimeter of New York where you will get to see the city from a different perspective.

On Day 5, you may like to book additional tours that are covered by the “New York Pass” such as the Food on Foot Tours, a tour on which you sample food as you walk, New York Skyride, a visual rollercoaster ride that sends you soaring through the streets of New York, and Madame Tussauds.

Day 6 is your last day in New York, wander around the city and explore Central Park, Times Square, and the Chrysler Building, do some shopping and get your fill of delicious street food. Overnights in New York.

Day 7: New York to Boston
Departure to Boston with AMTRAK from Penn Station in New York to South Train Station in Boston. Transfer from South Train Station to your hotel on your own. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Boston.
Approximate distance: 350 km Estimated journey time:  3hrs 45mins

Day 8: Boston
Enjoy another full day in Boston with all its attraction. Many can easily be explored by foot. Notable sights include Boston Common. See the old town of Boston, Beacon, Boston Tea Party, the Old North Church, Bunker Hill Monument and visit the famous Harvard University in Cambridge across the Charles Rivers. Spend some time walking on the Freedom Trail with the most important historic monuments of the city that includes Boston Tea Party, Faneuil Hall, Paul Revere House, Old State House and Copley Square with Trinity Church. While in Boston, we recommend a whale watch cruise on a high-speed catamaran (Apr - Oct) or a visit to the New England Aquarium. Overnight in Boston.

Day 9: Departure
Your tour ends today. Make your way to the airport for your return flight.

Rates qouted per person sharing

9 Day USA Rail Tour

Washington D.C, New York & Boston
IN ZAR Per person sharing ex JNB
2 People sharing 4 People sharing
June R35,500  R27,050
July - September R34,800 R26,910
October R38,030 R28,040

Flights & Taxes included

 Package rates includes:

  • Economy Class airfares from Johannesburg to Washington/Boston on Emirates
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in Washington D.C. at the Kellog Conference Hotel
  • 4 nights accommodation in New York at the Holiday Inn Midtown
  • 2 nights accommodation in boston at the Holiday Inn Boston Bunker Hill
  • WAS-NYC-BOS train ticket with Amtrack
  • Supper shuttle transfer from Washington D.C. airport to hotel
  • Go Boston transfer from Boston hotel to airport
  • Room tax, service charges, airport departure tax and fuel surcharge

Note: Train tickets once booked are non-refundable or aseparate cancellation fee is applicable. Please recheck with the supplier at the time of cancellation.
Note: Up to 2 children under 12 years stay free when sharing room and bedding with 2 paying adults.

Package rates excludes:

  • Hotel to train station transfer in Washington D.C
  • Train station to hotel transfer in Boston
  • All transfers in New York
  • All meals
  • Excursions not specified
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory)
  • Items of Personal Nature

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Prices are subject to change due to airfare increases, currency exchange, fluctuations and any unforeseen circumstances, without prior notice.

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