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6-Day Washington D.C., New York, Optional One Day Tour from Boston with Airport Pick-up

 

Our Price: from $565 (per person, based on double occupancy) Available: Wed,(5/22-10/9), Sun (5/26-10/6) Depart from: Boston, MA Highlights:  Visit New York (Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty Cruise), Boston (Harvard University, Massachusetts State House, MIT, Quincy Market), Washington, DC (White House, US Capitol, Jefferson Memorial), Philadelphia, Marthas Vineyard.

Day 1: Boston

Guests will arrive in Boston, meeting their tour guide in the baggage claim area of Logan Airport OR at Chinatown ( 81 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02111) around 4:30pm, then transfer to hotel at NO extra cost.

Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn Randolph or similar

Day 2: Martha's Vineyard/Maine Coastline & Lobstering Trip/ Rhode Island & Plymouth Tour

Option 1: Ogunquit - Kittery Outlets (366 miles)

We will leave Boston early in the morning and head north to Maine. We will go to Perkin's Cove in Ogunquit, ME to take Lobster Boat out to the sea and walk you through every step of lobster-fishing and, of course, everyone will get to have a wonderful lobster meal. Before returning to Boston, we will visit the Nubble Lighthouse, Ogunquit Playhouse and the Kittery Premium Outlets.

Between 08/03 and 08/07, the tour will not visit Oguinquit and York. It will visit Rockland, ME to see the famous Maine Lobster Festival.

This coastal town in beautiful York County, Maine is a popular summer destination for people all over New England. In fact, the name "Ogunquit" translates to "beautiful place by the sea" in the local Native American language.

  • Perkins Cove is a small fishing village in the Ogunquit area, full of charming little gift shops and delicious seafood restaurants, making it the perfect spot for a relaxing day trip.
    Will be replaced by Maine Lobster Festival from 07/30 - 08/02
  • On this fun fishing trip, we will feel like authentic New England lobster fishermen as we learn the ins and outs off the coast of Portland, ME. It will all culminate in us enjoying a delicious lobster meal. Yum!
    Will be replaced by Maine Lobster Festival from 07/30 - 08/02
    Admission (Optional): Adult $30; Child (Under 12 yrs) $20; Senior $30|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes
  • The perfect example of a picturesque New England lighthouse, the Cape Neddick Lighthouse, nicknamed the "Nubble" for the island on which it was built, offers beautiful seafront views and a great spot for a quaint afternoon by the sea.
    Will be replaced by Maine Lobster Festival from 07/30 - 08/02
    Opening Hours: Mon - Sun Apr - May 9:00am - 4:00pm, Mon - Sun May - Oct 9:00am - 7:00pm
  • Maine Ogunquit Playhouse was the first, and remains the only, summer theatre from the era built exclusively as a seasonal theatre. Have you ever wondered what it's like to go behind the scenes of a professional theatre? Join us for insider access to the dressing rooms, green room and backstage. Our trained guides will share their extensive knowledge of the storied history of the Playhouse and the hundreds of stars who have graced the stage.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $10; Child $10; Senior $10|Opening Hours: Tue - Sun Mar - Oct

The Yorks in southern Maine at 57.7 sq. miles is primarily made up of four areas including York Village, York Harbor, York Beach and Cape Neddick. The Yorks of Maine seasonally offers visitors boating, kayaking and deep sea fishing, indoor and outdoor galleries etc.

  • The Kittery Premium Outlets in Maine offer visitors excellent shopping opportunities at fantastic discount prices. Some of the shops in this facility include Brookstone, Aeropostale, J. Crew, Polo Ralph Lauren, and Reebok.
    Opening Hours: Mon - Sat 9:00am - 9:00pm, Sun 9:00am - 6:00pm

This coastal town in Maine is a popular tourist destination. It is most famous for hosting the annual Maine Lobster Festival, a beloved celebration of the delicious dish and Maine's lobster-fishing history.

  • What do you get when you mix the world greatest lobster cooker, 20,000 pounds of lobster, a sea goddess coronation, a big parade, top notch entertainment, an international crate race, talented crafts people and vendors, cooking contests, marine tent and more
    From 8/3-8/7/2016
    Admission (Optional): Adult $8; Child $2

Option 2: Martha's Vineyard (187 miles)

We will drive down to the Massachusetts waterfront and take a ferry to Martha's Vineyard. Once there, we will take a Mini Island tour that includes visits to special places such as an Alpaca Farm. We will also visit the villages of Oak Bluffs and Edgartown. In the evening, we will return to Boston.

The largest island not connected to mainland by a bridge or tunnel on the East Coast of the United States. Beautiful beaches, grand mansions, great restaurants and shops are all around on the island.

  • The Martha's Vineyard Ferry carries passengers between the island and the shores of Cape Cod, the only way for tourists to reach the island if they do not own a private vessel.
    Admission (Mandatory): Adult $20; Child (5-12 yrs) $9; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $20
  • This is a quick but comprehensive way to see the island of Martha's Vineyard. We will see one of the island's quaint lighthouses and visit the local alpaca farm, as well as receiving a bus pass for our time.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $25; Child (Under 12 yrs) $25; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $25
  • This farm is a truly unique location on Martha's Vineyard, where alpacas are bred and raised. Come visit these unique, quirky animals and walk the quaint, open farmlands.
    Opening Hours: Mon - Sun Sep - May 10:00am - 4:00pm, Mon - Sun Jun - Aug 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • This tiny town on the island of Martha's Vineyard is the first thing many people see when they arrive for their vacation. It most loved for its "gingerbread cottages" and other historic buildings from the late 1800s.
  • This small town comprises the eastern part of Martha's Vineyard. It is an extremely popular tourist spot due to its ease of access, historical significance as a whaling town, and gorgeous beaches and other ocean scenery.

Option 3: Boston-White Mountain National Forest (125 miles)

Today we will Climb to the highest peak in New England on the world's first mountain-climbing cog railway! It is combining 19th century innovation with 21st century eco-friendly biodiesel technology. It is also the only cog railway east of the White Mountains! During your trip you will travel over Jacob's Ladder, the second steepest trestle in the world with a 37.41% grade. The engines and coaches are designed and built at the Cog by its crew of talented machinists and craftsmen.

After the cog railway tour, we will go fruit picking, a fun activity for the whole family! you may pick the strawberries, cherries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, apples, pumpkins and more in their harvest season.

See "Departure and Return Details" for pickup and dropoff information.

New Hampshire's White Mountain National Forest is home to Polar Caves Park and the beautiful views of the Kancamagus Highway. Be sure to ride the Mount Washington Cog Railway, a train that uses special tracks to climb the mountain!

  • The highest peak in the Northeastern U.S. at 6,288 ft or 1,917m, Mt. Washington is well-known for its dangerously unpredictable weather. The world's highest wind-speed of 231 miles per hour (372 km/h) was recorded atop the summit.
  • The first railroad of its kind, the Mt Washington cog railway using a unique series of interlocking tracks. During the one-hour ride, tourists can enjoy the spectacular view of the mountains and valleys.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $72; Child (Under 12 yrs) $41; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $68|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour

Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn Randolph or Similiar

Day 3: Boston - Washington DC (393 miles)

We will meet at hotel lobby at 5:45 AM and head to Washington, DC, where we will spend the rest of the day visiting the famous monuments, including US Capitol, Korean War Veterans Memorial, White House, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Lincoln Memorial. After dinner, we will head back to our hotel.

The capital of the United States of America sits on the scenic Potomac River. Monuments, museums, and Americana characterize this historic city, which is located in the District of Columbia between the states of Maryland and Virginia.

  • The famous United States Capitol is the meeting place of the US Congress, and has been for more than 200 years. The building is famous for its elaborate dome and intricately designed, detailed columns.
    Opening Hours: Mon - Sat, Closed on Sundays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas, New Year (1/1) & President's Inauguration Day
  • This memorial commemorates those who served for the United States in the Korean War. It is located south of the Reflecting Pool at the National Mall. The simple memorial is triangular in shape will a circle at the top.
  • The world-famous White House in Washington, DC is the official residence of the president of the United States and the place where most of the work is done. The facade of this neoclassical mansion is a global icon.
  • This memorial in Washington, DC serves as a place to remember the American soldier who were lost or killed during the tumultuous Vietnam War. Originally controversial in design, the simple memorial has become a shrine for the American people.
  • This iconic American monument honors the 16th president of the United States. Abraham Lincoln was president during the American Civil War, and is most famous for the Emancipation Proclamation that freed all of the slaves in the US.

Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn Tysons in Vienna, VA 22182 or similar

Day 4: Washington D.C. - Philadelphia (123 miles)

In the morning, we will continue touring Washington, D.C.. Then, we will continue to Philadelphia, PA to visit the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall.

The capital of the United States of America sits on the scenic Potomac River. Monuments, museums, and Americana characterize this historic city, which is located in the District of Columbia between the states of Maryland and Virginia.

  • Washington, DC sits on the shores of Virginia's Potomac River, and those who want to see the United States' capital in an exciting and innovative way can join a Potomac Cruise for a relaxing and enjoyable sightseeing experience.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $26; Child (Under 12 yrs) $18; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $23|Opening Hours: Mar - Nov, Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1.|Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes
  • The Thomas Jefferson Memorial is a memorial to the third president of the United States. The impressive building is neoclassical in design and has been standing since 1943. It sees more than two million visitors every year. We will stay here for 2 hours during the Cherry Blossom time.
    Opening Hours: 24/7
  • One of the Smithsonian Institute's museums in Washington, DC, the National Air and Space Museum chronicles the history of flight. From the Wright Brother to Buzz Aldrin, the exhibits at this museum explore all of humanity's air travels.
    Opening Hours: 10:00am - 7:30pm, Open daily except December 25

One of the most historically significant cities in the United States, Philadelphia was the first capital of the U.S.The City of Brotherly Love draws history buffs and lovers of culture from all corners of the globe!

  • The famously cracked Liberty Bell is a sign of American Independence and spirit. Located at Liberty Bell Center in Philadelphia, PA, this symbol of the American Revolution was crafted in 1752-- more than 250 years ago.
    Opening Hours: 9:00am - 7:00pm
  • One of Philadelphia's most famous landmarks, Independence Hall in Independence National Historical Park is the location where both the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were debated, written, and ratified by the Founding Fathers of the USA.
    Opening Hours: 9:00am - 7:00pm

Standard Hotel: Hotel Somerset Bridgewater or similar

Day 5: New York - Boston (214 miles)

Passengers will be picked up in New York in the morning. Today we will spend the day touring New York City. Stops include the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, the Empire State Building, you can choose either Ripliey's Believe it or not or Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, and an exploration of Rockefeller Center. We will travel to Boston for the night.

The Big Apple, The City That Never Sleeps, The Cultural Capital of the World... whatever you call New York City, its impact on worldwide culture and business is undeniable. Seeing this famous metropolis is something no one ever forgets!

  • One of the most famous buildings in the world, the iconic Empire State Building is not just a symbol or New York City or the East Coast, but of the entire United States of America.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $38; Child (Under 12 yrs) $32; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $36|Opening Hours: 8:00am - 2:00am|Duration: Approx. 50 Minutes
  • The New York City branch of this international chain of sculpture museums is one of the Big Apple's most popular spots for tourists and locals alike. Guests come from all over to see eerily lifelike wax figures.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $30; Child (Under 11 yrs) $25; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $30|Opening Hours: Sun - Thu 9:30am - 10:00pm, Fri - Sat 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square Odditorium has been shocking and wowing spectators since 1939. This museum of oddities contains over 500 pieces in 18,000 square feet, and also features live sideshow performances throughout the day.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $25; Child (Under 12 yrs) $20; Senior $25|Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 9:00am - 1:00am, Last admission 12.00 midnight.Time are subject to change without notice.
  • Called "The Crossroads of the World," this major intersection in midtown Manhattan-- where Broadway hits Seventh Avenue-- is a world-famous icon of both New York City and the United States. It has appeared in countless forms of media.
  • Although it is now known for its pale green hue, Lady Liberty was originally a shining copper statue. Oxidation has resulted in this gift from France to the United States taking on the color we see now.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $29; Child (Under 12 yrs) $23; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $28|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour
  • The USS Intrepid, docked permanently in New York Harbor, is an authentic World War II aircraft carrier that now functions as a military history museum. On the deck of the ship is a collection of fighter planes.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $33; Child (Under 12 yrs) $24; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $31|Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 10:00am - 5:00pm, Holiday hours apply. Time subject to change. Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25.|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes
  • A member of the U.S. National Register of Historic Places as well as a National Landmark, the world-famous Rockefeller Center (named for John. D. Rockefeller's son) in Midtown Manhattan has been a New York hub since the 1930s.

Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn Randolph or similar

Day 6: Boston

Today, we will tour Boston, where we will visit the campuses of MIT and Harvard University. We may also visit Skywalk Observation Deck at prudential center. Then, we will see the Massachusetts State House, the New England Aquarium and Trinity Church. At Quincy Market, we will be have the chance to enjoy some lunch, including a delicious lobster meal. Afterwards, we can take a Boston Harbor cruise. At the end of the day, guests will be dropped off at Logan Airport for their departure flights.

Boston is a city as beautiful as it is historically significant. Visitors can walk the Freedom Trail and see where the seeds of the American Revolution were sown or visit the North End and look out over the harbor.

  • One of the most famous institutions of higher learning in the world, Harvard University in Cambridge, MA has been standing since 1636, making it the oldest university in the United States. Tourists come for both history and the architecture.
  • The Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts is a research university known the world over for its highly selective and intense academics, and MIT alumni include 24 Nobel Prize winners and 22 Rhodes Scholars.
  • This iconic Boston skyscraper is the second-tallest building in the city at 750 feet tall and with 54 floors. Completed in 1964, the building has been a staple of the Boston skyline for nearly a half century.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $20; Child (Under 12 yrs) $14; Senior (Over 62 yrs) $16
  • For hundred of years, Boston Harbor has been a place of dramatic importance in the United States. Now guests can experience it in a whole new way with an exciting boat tour of the area.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $23; Child (Under 11 yrs) $19; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $21|Opening Hours: No service on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day|Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes
  • Perched grandly atop Beacon Hill, the Massachusetts State House has been the location of Massachusetts government since 1798. This iconic domed building houses the governor's offices and the state legislature. Tours must be scheduled in advance.
  • Considered one of the most enrapturing aquariums in the country, the New England Aquarium houses all manner of aquatic life in its Giant Ocean Tank and also features a large IMAX theater.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $28; Child (3-11 yrs) $19; Senior (Over 60 yrs) $26|Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm, Sat - Sun 9:00am - 6:00pm, Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25.
  • Trinity Church is located in Boston's upscale Back Bay neighborhood. It is a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, and the elaborate and ornate building has become a landmark and icon in downtown Boston.
    Opening Hours: Sun 12:00pm - 4:30pm, Tue - Sat 10:00am - 4:30pm
  • Quincy Market in the Faneuil Hall marketplace of downtown Boston is a historic building that still serves as a souvenir marketplace and food court today. The area has expanded to include two other marketplace buildings as well.
    Opening Hours: Mon - Sat 10:00am - 9:00pm, Sun 12:00pm - 6:00pm
  • At one time, lobster was considered low-class food, barely fit to be used as fertilizer. Not so today-- the most elite are willing to shell out a fortune for a good lobster, and Massachusetts is famous for its shellfish.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $35; Child $35; Senior $35

 

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