United States: East Meets West
Your United States tailor-made holiday includes:
- Authentic local experiences
- International & internal flights
- 8 nights in 4* hotels & hand-picked local gems
- Boston to New York train
- New York to Washington train
- Boston Trolley tour
- Harbor Lights Circle Line Cruise
- Washington Monuments by Night tour
- San Francisco city tour with Alcatraz
- All transfers
Your United States travel itinerary:
Days 1 - 2: Boston
Board your classic San Francisco-style trolley and discover Boston’s Freedom Trail and Faneuil Hall Marketplace, with a stop off at the 450,000 paintings and sculptures in the Museum of Fine Arts and the Seaport District. Choose to ascend the dizzy heights of Boston’s Skywalk Observatory or watch the waddling penguins at the excellent New England Aquarium. After all that sightseeing, relax and refresh in one of the city’s trendy restaurants, perhaps trying a steaming bowl of classic New England clam chowder.
Days 3 - 4: New York
Spend some time uncovering the delights of NYC, the most exciting city in the world. You’ll never be bored as there is so much to do here – a few of our favourite attractions include wandering past the flowers and art exhibits of the elevated High Line, soaking up the views from the top of the Empire State Building and re-enacting Breakfast at Tiffany’s on 5th Avenue. Once you’ve taken in the sights, watch the New York skyline come alive after dark on your sunset Harbor Lights Cruise.
Days 5 - 6: Washington DC
Take the train to Washington DC, the capital of the United States. From Capitol Hill and the Smithsonian to the Lincoln Memorial and the White House, DC is home to some of the USA’s most significant landmarks. But it’s not just history and heritage – Washington DC is also contemporary and cool, offering world-class dining and nightlife along with designer shopping precincts from Penn Quarter to Georgetown. Hop on board an open-air trolley and see the city’s monuments illuminated at night.
Days 7 - 8: San Francisco
Fly to San Francisco and take the morning ferry to Alcatraz Island to learn more about the legendary prison that once housed Al Capone. Spend the afternoon exploring the sights and sounds of San Francisco, including the lively Fisherman’s Wharf, the huge Golden Gate Park and the steep and winding Lombard Street. Perhaps walk or cycle across the 1.7-mile Golden Gate Bridge for far-reaching views of the bay.
Days 9 - 10:
Depart San Francisco and return to the UK.
Hotels on this United States holiday:
- Boston - 4* Fairmont Copley Plaza
- New York - 4* Affinia Shelburne
- Washington DC - 4* nights at the 4* Fairmont Hotel
- San Francisco - 3* Zephyr Hotel
Here are some of our other holidays to United States
New York: New York - 4* Grand Hyatt New York4 StarsRead more >>
Step into the grand lobby of Grand Hyatt New York with a fabulous Midtown Manhattan setting, beautiful guestrooms and a professional, friendly staff. Just steps away from Grand Central Terminal, Grand Hyatt New York boasts an ideal Manhattan location, and from your hotel room it's a pleasant stroll to Park Avenue, Fifth Avenue, Central Park, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Broadway theaters, restaurants and world-famous shopping areas.3 Nights from£837 pp£599 ppBook by 29 Aug 2017
New YorkReduced room rate
New York: New York - 3.5* The Westin NY Grand Central3.5 StarsRead more >>
The Westin NY Grand combines the atmosphere of a boutique hotel with the attentiveness of a world class hotel. Featuring 773 elegantly appointed rooms and suites, our Manhattan luxury hotel offers the ultimate in accommodation and amenities. Guests at our hotel can enjoy a convenient location just a few blocks from Grand Central Terminal, one of the city's main hubs. Our Grand Central hotel offers guests a uniquely New York experience. From an elegant ballroom to the sophisticated dining room at Leona's, the decor of our hotel captures the essence of the city skyline. Surrounded by architectural gems such as the Chrysler building, Grand Central, the Morgan Library and more. The New York Helmsley keeps good company. Our full-service hotel provides convenient perks such as concierge services, an elegant restaurant, a bar and lounge, efficient business center and executive board rooms and more. Adding panache to any vacation or business trip, The New York Helmsley is New York City's premier hotel. Located in the heart of midtown, our hotel puts guests just steps away from top attractioins such as Bryant Park, The Empire State Building, Time Square and more. View our New York City guide to explore a wide variety of things to do and see during your stay at The Westin NY Grand Central.3 Nights from£941 pp£599 ppBook by 29 Aug 2017
New York: New York - 3.5* Distrikt Hotel3.5 StarsRead more >>
Enjoy being right in the heart of Manhattan at this hotel, which features an eye-catching design and unique artwork displayed in the lobby. In your spacious room, you will find award-winning beds and decadent bathroom amenities – exactly what you need after a busy day of exploring. Family rooms provide plenty of space for everyone, while Collage Bistro and Bar serves a delicious breakfast. Feast on salmon bagels from the renowned Davidovich Bakery, and enjoy a steaming cup of Distrikt Blend coffee. Fancy an afternoon of relaxation? Make the most of the hotel’s happy hour, from 2-7pm, and sample some of the uniquely-crafted cocktails. The Island Leaf is our favourite.3 Nights from£853 pp£615 ppBook by 29 Aug 2017
Boston: Boston - 4* Fairmont Copley Plaza4 StarsRead more >>
Dating back to 1912, the exquisite Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel boasts chic accommodations, as well as the Fairmont Gold service. Here, dedicated staff offer personalised service, including a continental breakfast and evening hors d’oeuvres served in the private lounge. With a babysitting service, bike hire and rooftop deck; there is something for everyone. Retreat to the top of the hotel and soak up the rays, take a yoga class, or enjoy a massage without having to leave the comfort of your room. If you fancy a swim, the concierge can arrange for you to visit a neighbouring hotel. Finish the day indulging in fine cuisine at the OAK Long Bar and Kitchen, where the menu features locally-sourced ingredients. Our favourite dishes are the lobster roll and Georges Banks scallops, followed by traditional Boston Cream Pie.3 Nights from£805 pp£629 ppBook by 29 Aug 2017
Boston: Boston - 5* InterContinental5 StarsRead more >>
Overlooking Boston’s historic waterfront, the location of this luxurious hotel is superb. Next to the financial district, the Intercontinental is an eclectic mix of rich history and modern luxury. Gaze out over the city from the comfort of your suite, and feast on a delicious breakfast at Miel Restaurant, where waffles, pancakes and bagels are the order of the day. Spa Intercontinental is the perfect place to while away the afternoon. Take a dip in the heated pool, relax in the steam room, or recharge your batteries over a massage. With three trendy bars and a sushi restaurant, your options after dark are endless. Arrange a babysitter and take your pick from rum and champagne bars. Or why not dine on seafood at Vodkaba, which boasts the largest selection of vodka in New England?3 Nights from£821 pp£645 ppBook by 29 Aug 2017