Boston, New York, Philadelphia & Washington DC by train
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Day 1: Boston for 2 nights
Meet & greet private transfer from Boston airport to hotel
Accommodation at Hotel The Eliot Hotel*****
Built in 1925, the historic Eliot Suite Hotel is located in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. It offers an on-site sashimi bar and elegantly decorated rooms with down comforters and marble bathrooms.
Each room is equipped with soundproof windows, flat-screen TVs and WiFi internet.
The Eliot’s guests can enjoy free access to the Boston Sports Club and on-site business center.
We love the restaurant Uni located in the hotel. Outstanding Japanese sushi bar and small plates.
Nearby shopping includes the Prudential Shopping Center and Newberry Street shops. Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, is 901 m away.
Rest of the day at leisure to explore Beacon Hill on own and discover the famous brick and stone houses, the Greek Revival and Gothic-style buildings, and its myriad shops and cafes lining Charles Street.
Visit the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum,model after a Venitian Palazzo, it host an impressive art collection and major works by Botticelli, Rubens, Delacroix or Matisse.
Dinner reservation at Asta
Scandinavian forage-to-fork techniques are applied to ingredients from New England’s forests, seashore, and farms at this innovative restaurant.
Morning private guided tour of the Freedom Trail with driver guide
With your private guide, head to landmarks including the Boston Common, Massachusetts State House, Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market, and the Paul Revere House, among others. Then take the Charlestown Bridge to the USS Constitution and view the Bunker Hill Monument. You select which stops along the Freedom Trail you would like to see and create your own itinerary.
Your guide will drop you off at the main level of Faneuil Hall Marketplace’s central building
Quincy Market, is a gigantic food court. You can eat at the marketplace. If you prefer a lunch with a view over the marina, cross Atlantic Avenue and seat next to Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park. If you are looking for something indoor and a typical restaurant, head to Union Oyster House
Rest of the afternoon at leisure to explore the waterfront.
90 minutes Boston Harbor Cruises
See some of the top attractions in Boston from the waterfront on this narrated sightseeing cruise. Explore Boston Harbor and see the city’s historic sites while listening to live commentary on board. Pass landmarks like the Boston Tea Party ships, USS Constitution, and Boston Light—the oldest continuously manned lighthouse in the United States.
After the cruise, hop in taxi for a 20 to 30 minute cab ride and visit the Institute of Contemporary Art.
Dinner reservation at the Gallows
This South End restaurant gets its name from the fact that it stands on the site where Boston used to hang people in the 18th century. This is a gastropub with excellent food and cocktails. If you never had poutine, this the place where to try it.
Day 3: New York for 3 nights
1st class train from Boston to New York with seat reservations
Duration 4h30 minutes
Meet & greet private transfer from train station to hotel
Hotel The Pierre a Taj Hotel*****
The Pierre, A Taj Hotel is located across from Central Park at 61st Street. A part of the New York City skyline with its copper mansard roof, The Pierre offers guests white glove luxury service. The hotel is close to high-end shopping destinations and is only steps away from Bergdorf Goodman. The boutiques of Fifth & Madison Avenues are in close proximity.
The Pierre has played host to many society events since opening in 1930. The hotel’s restaurant, Perrine, offers seasonal modern American cuisine with daily specials inspired by Pierre culinary classics. The hotel also offers a bar/lounge, Two E, with traditional afternoon tea by day and live jazz by night every Thursday through Saturday.
Located at the intersection of Midtown and the Upper East Side, white gloved elevator attendants, a Les Clefs d’Or concierge team and trained housekeepers help maintain the quality of service. The Pierre also has Forbes Five Star & AAA Five Diamond to their name.
The Pierre offers a variety of exclusive experiences for young travellers as well. A host of child-friendly amenities await – from special treats to movies, toys and special museum passes on demand.
The Museum Mile is 2.8 km away. The Central Park Zoo is a short walk from the hotel, and the Concierge team can work with their partners at the Central Park Conservancy to organize special experiences for children.
2 hour private guided tour of Central Park
No movie set in New York is complete without at least one scene shot in iconic Central Park. On this 2 to 2.5 hour private guided walking tour, you’ll stroll the paths of the world’s most famous urban green space to learn about its many monuments and oftentimes quirky history.
Born in the 19th century, Central Park was designed to give New Yorkers a breath of fresh air. More than just green space, it’s also a venue for memorials and artwork honoring figures like Bolivar and Marti, as well as Balto and Hans Christen Andersen. As your enthusiastic young guide shares the park’s history, you’ll cross the famous Gapstow Bridge on your way to the Central Park Zoo. You will follow the tree-lined Mall and discuss the literary figures memorialized in statues on either side. You will discover the Bethesda Terrace and Fountain, site of countless Hollywood moments. Cross Bow Bridge on your way to Strawberry Fields towards the Dakota to learn about John Lennon’s assassination at his memorial. You’ll discover the resplendent restaurant, Tavern on the Green, before joining the locals in Sheep Meadow, where New Yorkers of all walks of life can get away from city life for a moment.
Skip the Line Empire State Building at night
Everybody love visiting the Empire State Building, one of the nation’s most famous landmarks. Travel right up towards the top of the building and see New York City like never before.
3 hour private architecture tour in New York
In this three-hour architecture tour of New York we’ll join a local architect or historian for a stroll down 42nd Street and through 150 years of Manhattan’s history. We’ll gaze up at the Chrysler Building, step inside the Daily News Building, and explore Grand Central Station. At the end we’ll come away with a better understanding of the way that architecture has shaped (and is still shaping) one of the greatest cities in the world.
Lunch at Grand Central Station
There is a great food hall and of course the famous Oyster Bar serving the best seafood since 1913.
2h30 minutes private guided tour at the MET
Commanding crowds on the same level as the Louvre and British Museum, New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the most important landmarks in the Big Apple. Instead of wandering aimlessly, join an enthusiastic, knowledgeable guide on this 2.5 hour guided museum tour that will open your eyes to the history and works of art housed within the museum’s walls. The best part is that you can skip any lines! Consider a Friday or Saturday evening tour for an even more private feel.
(It could also be the MoMa or Guggenheim instead of the MET)
Suggested dinner midtown
You’re headed to Broadway tonight.
Celebrity Chef Bobby Flay will light up your taste buds at his brasserie Bar Americain.
In you are in Mexican mood, head over to the delicious and festive Toloache.
We will make some reservations for you
Explore the Theater District after dinner or we can also book tickets for a show of your choice
5 hour private guided tour to The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
Icons of American liberty and freedom, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island have long been a mainstay of the New York skyline and its history. Stretching back to the Dutch colonial settlement in the early seventeenth century, Ellis Island became a place known for both heartache and joy, processing over 12 million immigrants to the United States from 1892 to 1954, with Liberty Island standing as a beacon of hope for many of these immigrants. On this Statue of Liberty Tour visiting Ellis Island and Battery Park in the company of an art historian or preservationist, we’ll visit both islands to understand how the American ideal of freedom has changed over the years, and how immigration and cultural exchange have profoundly impacted the entire country.
Rest of the afternoon at leisure to explore Wall Street and World Trade Center
See the Federal Hall built in 1700 as the city hall; it’s where George Washington was inaugurated as the first president of the United States.
You can’t miss the iconic Charging Bull sculpture!
Then head to the historic Trinity Church, go shopping at Century 21 and of course pay a tribute to the fallen victims of 9/11. The largest man made waterfalls in North America reflecting pools where the Twin Towers once stood are really powerful and will make you think about this tragic event. The names of everyone who passed in the 2001 and 1993 attacks are engraved around the pools.
Optional Skip-the-line One World Observatory Tickets
Walk 5th avenue for some window shopping on one of the best shopping streets in the world.
Explore Rockefeller Center, an Art Deco monument to industry. Once one of the largest privately built complexes in the world, among the most recognizable landmark in the world – from its towering deco adornments to NBC studios and Radio City Music Hall.
We could make a restaurant reservation midtown, it will be difficult to choose one as there are so many top-rated restaurants.
If you want a life time experience Eric Ripert at Le Bernardin offers a luxurious French experience.
For authentic Indian cuisine and a wonderfully personalized dining experience, Spice Symphony is the place!
If you are craving a perfect steak, Club A Steakhouse is ideal.
Tell us what you like and we will tell you where to eat!
Day 6: Philadelphia for 2 nights
Private transfer from hotel to New York train station
1st class train from New York to Philadelphia with seat reservations
Duration 2 hours
Meet & greet private transfer from train station to hotel
Accommodation at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia****
Located in Center City Philadelphia, 87 m from Independence Hall, Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia features a rooftop lounge overlooking the Liberty Bell. Free WiFi access is offered.
Every room at this pet-friendly hotel features a flat-screen TV, Frette linens and a fully-stocked minibar. Private bathrooms have hairdryers and bathrobes.
There is a 24-hour front desk, fitness centre, and business centre at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia. Complimentary bicycle rentals are available.
Red Owl Tavern offers breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, and brunch on weekends. Stratus Rooftop Lounge offers handcrafted cocktails, city views and a fireplace.
National Constitution Center is 450 m from Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia, while Reading Terminal Market is 1.3 km away.
Priority access tickets for the Barnes Foundation
Discover the largest private collection in the world of impressionist, post-impressionist and modern works – Renoir, Braque, Picasso, Matisse, Soutine, Modigliani, Van Gogh, Cézanne, Seurat, Klee … – as well as numerous works of art.
The museum has been relocated downtown in a beautiful glass building.
Dinner reservation at Parc for a trip to Paris
Parc recalls the chic brasseries of Paris, serving classic French fare in a charming space. Red leather banquettes topped with frosted glass provide a sense of intimacy. Details such as well-worn wooden chairs, vintage framed paintings and photos and antique brass fixtures transport guests across the Atlantic. French doors spill onto a sidewalk terrace covered by a dark red awning perfect for dining « en plein air.
Reservations are not accepted for outdoor tables.
Explore Reading Terminal Market on own
Check out the local products: bacon, cheese, apples, ciders and beers.
This market opened 120 years ago. It is the perfect place to witness the American melting pot. Farmer in checkered shirt, Italian mamas and Amish market gardeners with long dresses and tight buns on their heads are side by side.
Time for lunch.
Philadelphia is famous for its sandwiches. Try a cheese steak or a roast pork sandwich.
We recommend John’s Roast Pork.
3 hour Private Tour, Colonial Philadlephia
Founded in the 17th century by William Penn as a haven for persecuted Quakers, Philadelphia quickly became the most important city in America. By the dawn of the revolution it was the largest English-speaking city in the world outside of London. Covering some of the most significant sites in Old City Philadelphia, this Philadelphia History Tour explores the social and political mechanisms that defined the city and set the stage for the Declaration of Independence and the Continental Congress.
Dinner reservation at Suraya
Designed to send you from Fishtown to Beirut when you step in the door, Suraya is an inviting all day café, neighborhood restaurant, and light-filled outdoor garden and bar located at 1528 Frankford Avenue.
They serve beautifully presented Lebanese dishes, cocktails and have the largest list of Chateau Musar wines in Philadelphia!
Day 8: Washington DC for 2 nights
1st class train from Philadelphia to Washington DC with seat reservations
Duration 2 hours
Meet & greet private transfer from train station to hotel
Accommodation at The Hay-Adams*****
Featuring a location overlooking the White House, this historic Washington, D.C. hotel offers gourmet on-site dining options and easy access to major attractions.
The Hay-Adams hotel offers free WiFi, in-room Bose CD players and fine Italian bed linens.
The hotel also offers a free daily newspaper and a business centre.
While at The Hay, guests can enjoy on-site dining at the Lafayette Room, serving contemporary American cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Off the Record Bar is also on-site and offers a unique dinner menu along with an extensive wine list.
Afternoon at leisure to visit the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture on the National Mall.
It is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. It was established by Act of Congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans. To date, the Museum has collected more than 36,000 artifacts and nearly 100,000 individuals have become members.
The History of DC – National Mall Private Guided Walking Tour at night
Get to know Washington DC’s collection of iconic outdoor monuments on this guided walking tour. We’ll explore the city after sunset, when the buildings are illuminated brilliantly. Spend 2.5 hours browsing the most important national memorials of the United States capital and understand their place in the country’s history.
Tour of the White House
Anyone visiting DC can experience the history and art of the White House in person after submitting a tour request through one’s Member of Congress.
For lunch have a hot dog or burger at Ben’s chili Bowl, one of Barack Obama’s favorite addresses.
It is a landmark restaurant, D.C., located at 1213 U Street, next to Lincoln Theatre, in the U Street Corridor of northwest D.C. It is known locally for its chili dogs, half-smokes, and milkshakes, and has been an integral part of the neighborhood’s history since its founding in 1958.
Enjoy lunch at Union Market
This gourmet food hall dishes up made-in-DC sausages, Chesapeake oysters and kitchenware boutiques in the revitalized NoMa neighborhood.
3 hour private National Gallery of Art
Created with a gift from financier and art collector Andrew W. Mellon, the National Gallery of Art opened its doors in 1941 as a museum devoted to the people of the United States of America. Mr. Mellon believed that the nation deserved a collection, open and free to the public, that could hold its own with the greatest collections of the world. In the company of an art historian, we’ll explore highlights by Van Eyck, Rembrandt, and a host of American masters during this three-hour National Gallery of Art tour.
Date Night at District Winery
Enjoy a wine tasting in Washington, DC. District Winery is located on the waterfront in Navy Yard and is metro accessible or just a short drive from Northern Virginia and Maryland.
Revel in romance at District Winery.
Start with a Tour of the winery, then sip and swirl as you taste your way through seven District Winery wines.
Join us for a winery tour and learn all about urban winemaking – from how we source our grapes to blending and bottling. Our knowledgeable tour guides will walk you through the entire process.
Each tour includes a tasting of seven District Winery wines.
As you sit down for dinner at our onsite seasonal American restaurant, Ana at District Winery, enjoy your first glass of wine on the house.
Private transfer from hotel to Washington DC airport
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