Best of East Coast USA - Small Group

Best of East Coast USA - Small Group

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Best of East Coast USA - Small Group

9 Days Starting in Bar Harbor and ending in Washington D.C.

Visiting: Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, Kennebunkport, Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington D.C.

Tour operator:

Insight Vacations

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From: $5746 $5565 Mid-Year Mayhem Discount: -$181

NB: Prices correct on 15-Jul-2024 but subject to change.

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Tour Overview

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.


  • 1 Dinner (D)

  • 8 Breakfast (B)

  • 1 Dinner with Wine (DW)

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Ottawa: Gain new culinary skills and learn more about regional cuisine with a local chef during a cooking demonstration at C'est Bon.

  • 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.

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Day 1: Arrive In Bar Harbor

Location: Bar Harbor

Accommodation: Harborside Hotel Spa & Marina, Bar Harbor.

Meals Included: Dinner

Welcome to Bar Harbor, a vibrant historic city on Maine's scenic Atlantic Coast. The evening is saved for a delectable Welcome Dinner with your new friends, as you feast on authentic Maine lobster, a local specialty and one that won't disappoint.

Day 2: Explore Acadia National Park

Location: Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park

Accommodation: Harborside Hotel Spa & Marina, Bar Harbor.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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.

Day 3: Coastal New England To Boston

Location: Bar Harbor, Kennebunkport, Boston

Accommodation: Hyatt Regency Boston

Meals Included: Breakfast

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.

Day 4: Boston, The Cradle Of Liberty

Location: Boston

Accommodation: Hyatt Regency Boston

Meals Included: Breakfast

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.

Day 5: A Bite Of The Big Apple

Location: Boston, New York City

Accommodation: New York Marriott Marquis.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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.

Day 6: A Manhattan Masterpiece Relaxed Start

Location: New York City

Accommodation: New York Marriott Marquis.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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.

Day 7: Liberty In Philadelphia And D.C.

Location: New York City, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C.

Accommodation: Melrose Georgetown Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

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.

Day 8: Washington, D.C. Sightseeing And Leisure Time

Location: Washington, D.C.

Accommodation: Melrose Georgetown Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

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.

Check out our Q&As

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    We regret that no refunds can be made for absences from a tour, including experiences such as missed meals or sightseeing.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1978.

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Insight Vacations is a founding member of the TreadRight Foundation, a joint initiative created by the brands within The Travel Corporation (TTC) almost 15 years ago to ensure our impact through tourism is positive. Our ethos to #MakeTravelMatter guides our decision-making at every level of our business.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?


  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    You have two options as a solo traveller. Either choose to be matched with a same sex partner for a room share - at no extra cost. Or choose a room of your own with a reduced or even free private room upgrade on select tours.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Please contact us for latest COVID-19 policies

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