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Historic American Cities by Rail Adventure Tour

US & Canada

  • United States

Step back in time at the historic sites of the American Eastern Seaboard on a weeklong tour by rail. Stroll the cobblestoned streets of colonial Boston, and take in landmarks of New York City and the serene marble monuments and vast green spaces of Washington, DC (with a visit to the more-than-a-century-old headquarters of National Geographic). This trip is just the ticket for history buffs.


Highlights

Explore the US via rail, walk the Freedom Trail with a history expert, enjoy a NYC photo walk with a photographer, visit the National Geographic headquarters for a tour


What's Included

Your Journeys Highlight Moment: NYC Photo Walk, New York City Your Journeys Highlight Moment: National Geographic Headquarters, Washington DC Your Discover Moment: New York City. Visit the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. Evening walk along the Washington Mall. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.


Accommodation

Hotels (7 nts)


Meals Included

7 breakfasts


Transport

Train, taxi, walking


About our Transportation

Transport between cities is by Rail and luggage space is limited. You also should be able to carry your own luggage through rail stations and load them on/off trains. While we try to travel into and out of cities during non
rush hour times, heavy traffic is a reality in the places we visit. As a result, some transfer days may be a bit longer than listed in the day
to
day itineraries. Bring your patience and a smile, and we'll get through it!


Group Leader Description

This G Adventures group trip is accompanied by one of our group leaders, otherwise known as a Chief Experience Officer (CEO). The CEO will be the group manager, leader and driver
this person is experienced in the routes travelled. As the group coordinator and manager, the aim of the CEO is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. While not being guides in the traditional sense, you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. They will also offer suggestions for things to do and to see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While our CEOs are trained and have resources to assist them along the way, the United States is the fourth largest country on the planet, and it is impossible for them to know everything about this massive country. We recommend local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting
we think it's the best of both worlds. Please note that specific tour guide licenses are required to guide in certain cities and regions, and as such, our CEOs will oftentimes provide brief orientation walks or drives to point out useful places like supermarkets, main squares and ATMs but for more specific or in depth destination information, an official guided tour is recommended.


Emergency Fund

Please also make sure you have access to at least an additional USD $200 (or equivalent) as an 'emergency' fund, to be used when circumstances outside our control (ex. a natural disaster) require a change to our planned route. This is a rare occurrence!


Solo Travellers

We believe solo travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi
share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and solo travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.


Spending Money

Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.


What to Take

You will be on the move a lot, so our advice is to pack as lightly as possible. For days in the outdoors, we recommend the use of lightweight, breathable, moisture
wicking fabrics made of wool or synthetic fibers. Cotton is not recommended for days spent hiking as it does not allow for heat or moisture to enter or escape, and it will not dry easily once wet. We recommend using a backpack for your convenience, or a medium
sized suitcase if you prefer. Heavy luggage is not recommended for the health of the CEO, who will take a lead in loading the storage trailer. Due to space in the trailer, we will not be able to accommodate more than one piece of main luggage per person. A good size day
pack (20
35L) is also essential to carry your personal gear for the day, as access to luggage between destinations will be limited. This daypack will be used to carry your personal gear for the day, your lunch and a water bottle. In Spring/Fall
it is important to pack clothes for warm days and cool evenings, as well as a light jacket. A set of smart casual clothes is also advisable.

Day 1 Boston

Arrive at any time.

There are no planned activities today, so spend the time exploring Boston.

Day 2 Boston

Arrive at any time.

There are no planned activities today, so spend the time exploring Boston.

Day 3 Boston/New York City

Arrive at any time.

There are no planned activities today, so spend the time exploring Boston.

Day 4 New York City

Arrive at any time.

There are no planned activities today, so spend the time exploring Boston.

Day 5 New York City/Philadelphia

Arrive at any time.

There are no planned activities today, so spend the time exploring Boston.

Day 6 Philadelphia/Washington DC

Arrive at any time.

There are no planned activities today, so spend the time exploring Boston.

Day 7 Washington DC

Arrive at any time.

There are no planned activities today, so spend the time exploring Boston.

Day 8 Washington DC

Arrive at any time.

There are no planned activities today, so spend the time exploring Boston.

Details

Duration: 8 Days

Trip Style: National Geographic Journeys

Service Level: Upgraded

Physical Demands Rating: 2 - Light

Group Size Notes: Max:



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My Own Room

Please note that if you have booked the "My Own Room" option for this tour, you will receive your own single room for all night stops

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