Highlights of America's East Coast

From London Heathrow to London Heathrow

Visiting: USA, Canada


Tour Operator: Great Rail Journeys


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Tour Overview

Discover 3 fascinating cities and 1 world wonder on a captivating 10-day holiday around North America. From the powerhouse of Washington D.C., we travel by rail to chic New York, absorb the beauty of Niagara Falls from its Canadian side, and explore bustling Toronto.

Highlights

  • iconExplore Washington D.C., the capital of the United States, with its famous US government buildings
  • iconTour New York and see sights such as Fifth Avenue and Central Park and indulge in some coffee and a bagel
  • iconDiscover the multicultural city of Toronto on a guided tour, a city which enjoys a relaxed atmosphere
  • iconVisit the natural wonder that is Niagara Falls, with time to explore at your own pace

Places You'll See

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Itinerary

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icon Day 1 - London and Washington D.C.

We fly from London Heathrow to Washington D.C., the capital of the United States. The centrepiece of this fascinating city is the National Mall, stretching over 1.9 miles. This national park is home to a number of different museums based on American history, as well as several iconic monuments and memorials.

icon Day 2 : Days 2-3 - Discover Washington D.C.

Today, we begin our explorations with a city tour, taking in highlights such as Capitol Hill, the largest historical residential district in Washington and home to the distinctive Capitol Building. We also see the Pentagon, Washington Memorial and its reflecting pool, which contains a tribute to President Abraham Lincoln with a marble statue that stands 19 feet tall. We also visit the grandiose White House, home of the President of the United States.

Day 3 is free for you to continue exploring.

icon Day 4 - Exploring New York

This morning we embark on our first Amtrak trip of the holiday, making our way to New York. Arguably the most recognisable of American cities, New York is an eruption of sounds, sights, and smells from each of the diverse cultures that call this megalopolis home. On arrival we take a guided sightseeing tour, visiting 'Big Apple' icons such as dazzling Fifth Avenue, famous for its wealth of high-end shops and regal buildings, and Central Park, which offers a tranquil haven to recuperate from the hustle and speed of the 'city that never sleeps'.

We relax with some coffee and a bagel before returning to our hotel. Your evening is free; perhaps catch a Broadway show in the nearby Theatre District for a slice of typical New York entertainment.

icon Day 5 - Free time in the Big Apple

Today is free in New York. Perhaps enrich your mind at one of the many museums, such as the Guggenheim, American Museum of Natural History, or the Museum of Modern Art, or simply take a break in a café. You could also see the big sights such as the Empire State Building, reaching an enormous height of 1,250 feet. There's also the Chrysler Building, an Art Decostyle skyscraper which first opened its doors in 1930.

icon Day 6 - Niagara Falls

We leave the buzz of New York behind today, boarding Amtrak's Empire service to Buffalo. From here, we transfer by coach to Niagara, crossing the border into Canada en route, where we check into our hotel. With free time here, this is the perfect opportunity to witness the spectacular Niagara Falls. They make for a magnificent sight as the waters crash into the river below and the constant rush of water produces a thundering cacophony of sound.

icon Day 6 : Days 7-8 - Toronto

Today, we begin our journey to Toronto, pausing at quaint Niagara-on-the-Lake along the way. On arrival in Toronto, we take a guided tour. Thanks to its diverse history and levels of immigration over the last 2 centuries, Toronto is seen as one of the most global cities in Northern America. Our guided tour takes us to some of the city's most famous landmarks including the enormous CN Tower and the immense Rogers Centre sports arena, home to the Toronto Blue Jays baseball team (entrance not included).

On Day 8, enjoy free time to explore Toronto at your own pace. The city is a multicultural meltingpot with an inviting, laid-back atmosphere. Perhaps ascend the CN Tower to enjoy unparalleled views across the city and surrounding area. Or alternatively, you may wish to take a cruise along the harbour, allowing you to take in the shimmering Toronto skyline (payable locally).

icon Day 7 : Days 9-10 - Toronto and London

Enjoy some free time this morning, before we transfer to Toronto airport for our flight home, landing at London Heathrow on Day 10, where our holiday concludes.

What's Included

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    All rail and coach transfers

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    Luggage transfers on some sections of the tour

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    8 nights’ 4-Star hotel accommodation

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    All rail and coach travel throughout your tour

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    Flights from London Heathrow to Washington D.C., and Toronto to London Heathrow

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    4* Hotel Accommodation

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    The services of a professional UK Tour Manager from start to finish

Accommodation

  • New York Marriott Marquis, New York
  • Marriott on the Falls Hotel, Niagara
  • Chelsea Hotel, Toronto
  • Courtyard Washington D.C./ US Capitol, Washington D.C.
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