Best of East Coast USA - Small Group

Tour Type: Discovery
Brochure Type: IV USA Canada & Latin 2023

Discover the iconic sights and unique regional character of East Coast USA. Starting your journey in Maine, enjoy the rocky shoreline, majestic views and rugged nautical charm of Acadia National Park. Tour part of Boston's famous Freedom Trail, a 2.5-mile trail with 16 historically significant sites before arriving at the bright lights of New York City. Join a local expert to see the iconic sights and skyline of the Big Apple and join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Experience tasting local specialities at a neighbourhood public market. In Washington, D.C. see the Lincoln Memorial and the World War II Memorial and conclude your journey in style with a dinner cruise on the Potomac River.

Choice Highlights
  • Boston: Step through the hallowed gates and enter Fenway Park. Home to the nine-time World Series winning Boston Red Sox since 1912, Fenway is the oldest baseball stadium in America. Enjoy an in depth one-hour guided tour of the legendary sports history that has taken place here, with a chance to visit the press box, view memorabilia, and sit in the fabled 'Green Monster' overlooking left field. You will be sure to feel the electric energy of the stadium that represents America's favorite pastime.
  • Boston: Visit the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, a lavish and accurate reconstruction of a 15th century Venetian palace, including an exquisite interior courtyard that boasts an array of blossomed flowers all year round. Every item in the 2,500-piece collection, spanning European, Asian and Islamic art is meticulously placed according to Gardner's personal instructions. Also on display are the empty frames that once held priceless works of art stolen during the infamous 1990 theft, the largest in American History.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Newly constructed in Midtown Manhattan, Summit One Vanderbilt has amazing views of the NYC skyline, especially the Chrysler Building. Summit One has four levels of multi-sensory space that represent art and design. With amazing views of the NYC skyline, guests will walkthrough a five-part-story-driven immersive art experience that includes reflective glass, optical illusions and art installations meant to challenge your perspective. Outside, there is also a wrap-around viewing deck that allows for amazing views and photos
  • New York City: Enjoy the tranquility of one of the United States' largest parks as you take a leisurely bike ride through Central Park.
Travel Director
  • "It's magical to see how a group of guests come together over the course of our trip. I can always tell when that's happening because there is a lot of conversation on the coach, and guests are exchanging both travel and personal stories."
  • "It's magical to see how a group of guests come together over the course of our trip. I can always tell when that's happening because they start planning their own 'post-arrival' activities before the travel day has finished."
Make Travel Matter
  • Ottawa: Learn about the Manitobah Mukluks Storyboot Project, a key initiative that aims to revive the traditional arts by creating partnerships with elders and artisans who fashion mukluks and moccasins in the traditional way. After receiving the prestigious TreadRight Heritage Initiative grant, the project now endeavours to expand its partnerships, teaching opportunities and artisan support network.
  • New York City: This late afternoon, enjoy a visit to Essex Market, a cornerstone of the Lower East Side for over 100 years. Meet and hear the stories of local vendors while tasting their noteworthy specialties from around the world. Enjoy and learn from a live cooking demonstration while hearing how our visit to this nonprofit run market contributes to countless programs aimed to provide quality, affordable food to the community and foster entrepreneurship as well as economic development.
  • Washington, D.C.: This striking museum has collected more than 36,000 artifacts that reflect history, politics, sports, arts and entertainment. Explore the richness and diversity of the African American experience, what it means to their lives, and how it helped shape this nation. Learn about the museum's educational programmes and experiential learning, which your visit helps support.
Insight Experiences
  • Ottawa: Gain new culinary skills and learn more about regional cuisine with a local chef during a cooking demonstration at C'est Bon.
Summary
  • Embark on a cruise to the base of Niagara Falls.
  • Visit historic Kingston - Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal - Ile d'Orleans - Quebec City - Acadia National Park - Kennebunkport - Boston's Freedom Trail - Times Square in NYC - Philadelphia's Liberty Bell - Washington D.C.
  • City tours of Montreal, Quebec City and New York City with Local Experts; Washington, D.C.
  • Welcome Dinner in Toronto - Cooking Demonstration and three-course Highlight Dinner in Ottawa - Dine-Around Evening in Quebec - Highlight Dinner with lobster in Bar Harbor - Celebration Dinner in Washington, D.C.
Top Rated Highlights
  • Acadia National Park: Take in the natural beauty of Acadia National Park, with its dramatic rocky shoreline and rugged nautical charm. You'll witness amazing views of the park from the top of Cadillac Mountain, while guests wanting to explore on foot can join their Travel Director to view well known spots such as Thunder Hole.
  • Kennebunkport: Follow the rocky Main shoreline to the picturesque town of Kennebunkport. Here you'll dock square in the center of town and have a chance to check out its quaint boutiques and local craft shops, selling everything from art to hand crafted jewelry.
  • Boston: Explore the great city of Boston, with your Travel Director and learn about its transformative past. You'll follow part of the red-brick Freedom Trail that brings the story of the American Revolution to life. Journeying to other historically significant sights that include the Boston Common, the Old Corner Bookstore and the Bunker Hill Monument in Charlestown. View the colorful neighborhood of Back Bay and the lively North End, otherwise known as Boston's Little Italy.
  • New York: Take a bite of the Big Apple, as a Local Expert shows you the very best of what the city has to offer. Including intimate looks at Times Square and Rockefeller Center. Also view other icons of the famous city skyline such as the Empire State Building, and the Art Deco filled Chrysler Building.
  • Philadelphia: Explore the UNESCO-listed Independence National Historic Park and see the famous crack that runs down the Liberty Bell, whose inscription has inspired so many in history to "proclaim liberty.' It is the first and only institution in America established by Congress to increase the awareness and understanding of the Constitution on a nonpartisan basis among the American people.
  • Washington, D.C.: Take a city tour of the history lined streets of Washington, D.C. and learn about the proud heritage of a nation. View the White House, the striking Washington Monument, and sprawling National Mall. Reflect on the country's most turbulent days at the Lincoln Memorial and the somber World War II Memorial.
Authentic Dining
  • Bar Harbor: Enjoy an authentic Main Lobster dinner as you feast on the fresh and local delicacy known for its tender and rich flavour. Raise a glass as you mingle with new friends over this delectable Highlight Dinner.
  • Washington DC: Join your Travel Director and fellow guests for a Celebration Dinner and toast to new friends and fantastic memories.
  • Dining Summary: 2 Dinner (D), 8 Breakfast (B), and 1 Dinner with Wine (DW)
Insight Choice
  • Boston: Step through the hallowed gates and enter Fenway Park. Home to the nine-time World Series winning Boston Red Sox since 1912, Fenway is the oldest baseball stadium in America. Enjoy an in depth one-hour guided tour of the legendary sports history that has taken place here, with a chance to visit the press box, view memorabilia, and sit in the fabled 'Green Monster' overlooking left field. You will be sure to feel the electric energy of the stadium that represents America's favorite pastime.
  • Boston: Visit the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, a lavish and accurate reconstruction of a 15th century Venetian palace, including an exquisite interior courtyard that boasts an array of blossomed flowers all year round. Every item in the 2,500-piece collection, spanning European, Asian and Islamic art is meticulously placed according to Gardner's personal instructions. Also on display are the empty frames that once held priceless works of art stolen during the infamous 1990 theft, the largest in American History.
  • Newly constructed in Midtown Manhattan, Summit One Vanderbilt has amazing views of the NYC skyline, especially the Chrysler Building. Summit One has four levels of multi-sensory space that represent art and design. With amazing views of the NYC skyline, guests will walkthrough a five-part-story-driven immersive art experience that includes reflective glass, optical illusions and art installations meant to challenge your perspective. Outside, there is also a wrap-around viewing deck that allows for amazing views and photos
  • New York City: Enjoy the tranquility of one of the United States' largest parks as you take a leisurely bike ride through Central Park.

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Tour Operator
Insight Vacations
Offer
Offer valid through 3/31/2023
Duration
9 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1Bar HarborArrive in Bar Harbor: Welcome to Bar Harbor, a vibrant historic city on Maine's scenic Atlantic Coast.
Harborside Hotel Spa & Marina, Bar Harbor.
Day 2Bar HarborExplore Acadia National Park: Take in the natural beauty of Acadia National Park, with its dramatic rocky shoreline and rugged nautical charm. You'll witness amazing views of the park from the top of Cadillac Mountain, while guests wanting to explore on foot can join their Travel Director to view well-known spots such as Thunder Hole. You'll have time to explore Bar Harbor on your own. Stop for an ice cream or head to the bustling souvenir stores to stock up on some holiday treats. The evening is saved for a delectable Highlight Dinner with your new friends, as you feast on authentic Maine lobster, a local specialty and one that won't disappoint.
Harborside Hotel Spa & Marina, Bar Harbor.
Day 3BostonCoastal New England to Boston: Follow the rocky Maine shoreline, stopping in picturesque Kennebunkport, a glitzy, New England resort town and the iconic home of the Bush family. The town has a number of fine, well-preserved mansions, many of which have been turned into charming inns.
Hyatt Regency Boston
Day 4BostonBoston, the Cradle of Liberty: Famous for its American Revolutionary war history, Boston is a place for keen history buffs. Join your Travel Director as they guide you along the Freedom Trail, a route that leads you to several historically significant sites, including the Old State House and the meeting house where the Boston Tea Party of 1773 was planned. The rest of your day is at leisure. Perhaps take a stroll to Downtown Crossing or historic Faneuil Hall. For foodies in search of the city's best street eats, head to Boston's North End. With its large Italian community, this part of town houses some of the best Italian bakeries in the city, as lines of shoppers circle the block to get their hands on fresh cannoli and other treats.
Hyatt Regency Boston
Day 5New YorkA Bite of the Big Apple: Follow the bright lights to New York City. Choose to visit the Top of the Rock Observation Deck with stunning views of the New York skyline. Alternatively, take a scenic bike tour of Central Park and explore its iconic sights. Your hotel is in the heart of Midtown and a short, 10-minute walk from the United Nations Headquarters and just steps away from Grand Central Terminal and the Chrysler Building.
New York Marriott Marquis.
Day 6New YorkA Manhattan Masterpiece Relaxed Start: Explore the City that Never Sleeps with your Local Expert, before heading out on your own. If it's tranquility you're after, relish the calm of Central Park, an expansive space designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. Later, MAKE TRAVEL MATTER by visiting Essex Lower East Side Neighborhood Market for a food tour and demonstration.
New York Marriott Marquis.
Day 7Washington, DCLiberty in Philadelphia and D.C.: Travel to Pennsylvania's largest city, Philadelphia, where the Liberty Bell first chimed and Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence. Explore Independence National Historic Park and visit the Liberty Bell with your Travel Director. Journey to Washington, D.C., the nation's capital. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. Perhaps join an optional Illuminations Tour in the evening before spending the night at the luxurious Fairmont Washington D.C. Georgetown.
Fairmont Washington D.C. Georgetown
Day 8Washington, DCWashington, D.C. Sightseeing and Leisure Time: In the morning, immerse yourself on a sightseeing tour and delve into the proud heritage of a nation. View the White House, the striking Washington Monument, and sprawling National Mall. Reflect on the country's most turbulent days at the Lincoln Memorial and the World War II Memorial. Next, visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the newest member of the Smithsonian Institution and the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. The rest of the day is at leisure. Join your Travel Director and fellow guests for a Celebration Dinner and toast to new friends and fantastic memories.
Fairmont Washington D.C. Georgetown
Day 9Washington, DCDepart Washington, D.C.: A morning transfer at leisure will take you to Dulles International Airport or Reagan National Airport for your flight home. Alternatively, extend your stay at your own pleasure.
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06/11/2023$4,352.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
07/30/2023$4,712.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
09/24/2023$4,455.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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    Tour Type: DiscoveryBrochure Type: IV USA Canada & Latin 2023Discover the iconic sights and unique regional character of East Coast USA.

 
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