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“This trip takes in three fascinating cities that all offer a host of sites and experiences. The train is the perfect way to travel between them. Lightfoot Travel can also offer exclusive, after-hours visits to museums, galleries and even Central Park Zoo.”
Arrival New York
Upon arrival at the airport, you’ll be escorted by car to your accommodation on Fifth Avenue.
The remainder of your day will be spent at leisure.
After breakfast, you’ll be escorted to the waterfront for a private cruise around the harbour, where you’ll see the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island as well as views of the Manhattan skyline.
After lunch in Central Park, enjoy some of the iconic sights of New York, including the Empire State Building, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, and Museum of Natural History.
Spend a day at leisure exploring New York at your own pace – perhaps you might like to explore the five distinct boroughs of the city. Your Lightfoot Travel Designer can help plan activities that suit your needs prior to departure.
This morning you can head on an ethnic neighbourhood tour with a local guide. Choose between Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn, where you can visit Greek, Italian, Polish, Dominican or Korean communities.
Enjoy an easy afternoon before a spectacular VIP Broadway experience. Sip cocktails with an actor from your favourite Broadway show before watching the show from VIP seats. Afterwards, head backstage where you’ll see the sets and costumes and meet members of the cast.
Your day begins with a tour of Manhattan accompanied by a top photojournalist, who’ll share their tips on taking great shots of this iconic city.
Enjoy an afternoon at leisure, perhaps browsing designer boutiques on Fifth Avenue or indulging in afternoon tea at Two E in The Pierre.
New York - Washington DC
This morning, you’ll be transported to the station to catch the train to Washington DC’s Union Station. Upon arrival, you’ll be whisked to your hotel for an afternoon at leisure.
In the evening, your guide will take you on a Washington by Night tour, where you’ll visit the Lincoln, Jefferson, Vietnam and Korean War Memorials, and see the exterior of the White House.
This morning you’ll visit some of Washington DC’s top galleries and museums, including the National Gallery of Art, American Art Museum, and National Portrait Gallery.
After lunch, your guide will escort you on a private tour of the National Mall, home to the Washington Monument, US Capitol Building, Smithsonian Museums, and other national monuments and memorials.
Today you have some different museums to explore. First the International Spy Museum, dedicated to espionage; and then the Newseum, a dynamic and interactive museum of news and current affairs.
Washington DC - Boston
This morning, you’ll be escorted to the airport for the flight to Boston. Upon arrival, you’ll be transferred to your hotel where you can check in and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
Boston - Cambridge
After breakfast you’ll visit Harvard University in Cambridge. You’ll enjoy a tour of the campus of this prestigious Ivy League school, escorted by a current undergraduate student.
In the afternoon, you’ll explore Boston’s North End neighbourhood. An expert historian will accompany you and fill you in on four centuries of history.
Boston - Departure
This morning you’ll have some free time to explore Boston, before being transferred to the airport for your onward journey.
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- Marvel at the Manhattan, New York skyline while cruising around the harbour
- Enjoy a VIP Broadway experience, including cocktails and a backstage tour
- Witness views of the monuments of Washington DC on a night tour
- Learn the secrets of James Bond at the International Spy Museum
- Go on a guided tour of Harvard University, a top Ivy League school
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Get in touch with our Lightfoot Travel experts and they will create a bespoke itinerary designed to your exact needs and budget.
We won't take you to the usual tourist traps, instead we'll introduce you to people that show you the true side of a country. With our contacts in each destination, we can arrange for you to meet locals away from the crowds and ensure an authentic experience.
You can rely on our extensive first-hand knowledge and years of experience in the country you’re visiting. We use only the best expert guides, and provide insider tips on the local customs, and everything from vibrant festivals to hidden Himalayan monasteries
Your holiday will be as unique as you are. By getting to know you and what makes you tick, we fuse our wealth of expertise and a deep understanding of our destinations to create unique day by day itineraries that are built around you.