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Northeast Explorer by Train

10 Days

4 Cities

14 Experiences


City break

Travel Itinerary

Day 1

Private transfer from airport to hotel

The Eliot Hotel ★★★★★ (2 nights)

Rest of the day to explore Beacon Hill on own

Dinner reservation at Asta
Day 2

Freedom Trail guided tour

Take part in a personalized excursion on Boston’s Freedom Trail with a private guide, and explore landmarks including Boston Common, Faneuil Hall, and the Paul Revere House. Conclude at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, where Quincy Market offers a vast food court for dining. For scenic views, dine by Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park, or opt for a classic indoor meal at Union Oyster House.

Boston Harbor Cruise

View Boston’s top attractions from the water during a sightseeing cruise that includes narration. Sailing along Boston Harbor and passing landmarks such as the Boston Tea Party ships and the USS Constitution. Admire the historic Boston Light the oldest continuously manned lighthouse in the U.S.. After the cruise, enjoy a 20–30-minute taxi ride to visit the Institute of Contemporary Art for a modern art immersion.

Dinner reservation at the Gallows

Day 3
New York

Train from Boston to New York

Private transfer from train station to hotel

The Pierre a Taj Hotel ★★★★★ (3 nights)

Central Park guided tour

Join a 2-2.5 hour private guided walking tour of Central Park’s rich history. Visit iconic monuments like those honoring Bolivar, Marti, and literary figures. Cross Gapstow Bridge, see Central Park Zoo, and admire Bethesda Terrace and Fountain, known from Hollywood scenes. Pay homage at John Lennon’s memorial in Strawberry Fields and enjoy the charm of Tavern on the Green and Sheep Meadow, popular local spots.

Empire State Building tickets

Day 4

New York Architecture tour

In this 3-hrs architecture tour of New York, join a local architect or historian for a stroll down 42nd Street and through 150 years of Manhattan’s history. Gaze up at the Chrysler Building, step inside the Daily News Building, and explore Grand Central Station. At the end you will come away with a better understanding of the way that architecture has shaped (and is still shaping) one of the greatest cities in the world.

MET guided tour

Commanding crowds on the same level as the Louvre and British Museum, New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the most important landmarks in the Big Apple. Join an enthusiastic, knowledgeable guide on this 2.5 hour guided museum tour that will open your eyes to the history and works of art housed within the museum’s walls.

Day 5

Statue of liberty & Ellis Island tour

Take advantage of priority boarding to sail to the Statue of Liberty, which was a gift from France in 1886, and immerse yourself in its fascinating history. Your guide offers a personalized tour of both Lady Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants once arrived. Discover Ellis Island’s rich past, connecting countless Americans to their ancestry. After the tour, roam freely on Ellis Island, relishing in its unique charm.

One World Observatory tickets

Rest of the afternoon at leisure to explore Wall Street and World Trade Center

Day 6

Private transfer from hotel to train station

Train from New York to Philadelphia

Private transfer from train station to hotel

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia ★★★★ (2 nights)

Barnes Foundation tickets

Day 7

Explore Reading Terminal Market on own

Colonial Philadelphia tour

Founded in the 17th century by William Penn as a haven for persecuted Quakers, Philadelphia quickly became the most important city in America. Covering some of the most significant sites in Old City Philadelphia, this Philadelphia History Tour explores the social and political mechanisms that defined the city and set the stage for the Declaration of Independence and the Continental Congress.

Dinner reservation at Suraya

Day 8
Washington DC

Train from Philadelphia to Washington DC

Private transfer from train station to hotel

The Hay-Adams ★★★★★ (2 nights)

Rest of the afternoon at leisure to visit

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History – Culture on the National Mall

Historical Washington DC walking tour

Get to know Washington DC’s collection of iconic outdoor monuments on this guided walking tour. Explore the city after sunset, when the buildings are illuminated brilliantly. Spend 2.5 hours browsing the most important national memorials of the United States capital and understand their place in the country’s history.

Day 9

National Archives Museum & Capitol Hill tour

Discover American history on a guided tour of the National Archives in Washington DC. Explore iconic documents like the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, then venture to Capitol Hill to see landmarks like the Supreme Court and the Capitol. Dive into the country’s past with exhibits on civil rights and access passes to the House of Representatives and/or the Senate galleries. Highlights include the Magna Carta, George Washington’s letter, and the Gutenberg Bible, offering a comprehensive insight into the nation’s heritage.

National Gallery of Art tour

Created with a vision from financier Andrew W. Mellon to offer a world-class collection open to the public, the museum showcases masterpieces by Van Eyck, Rembrandt, and American masters like Vigee le Brun, Cassatt, and O’Keeffe. Led by an art historian, this tour provides insight into the gallery’s rich history and diverse art collections of Western Art from Renaissance to 20th-century icons like Raphael, Rembrandt, and Picasso.

Date Night at District Winery

Experience a wine tasting at District Winery, located in Navy Yard on the Washington, D.C. waterfront. Begin with a tour of the urban winemaking process, learn more about grape sourcing, blend, and bottling from knowledgeable guides. Conclude your visit with a complimentary glass of wine during dinner at Ana, their onsite seasonal American restaurant.

Day 10

Private transfer from hotel to airport

Fly home