Experience the big cities of the East Coast on this 9 day journey from Washington D.C. to Boston. There are countless options to explore these cities, taking in their unique history and cultures. Sample the local cuisines, from Philadelphia's Philly cheese steak, to Boston's Clam Chowder, and uncover the local experiences beyond the iconic monuments and buildings.

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Eastern Cities by Rail

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Day 1

Washington D.C.

Boasting monuments and memorials, eclectic neighbourhoods and a true local flavour - the nation's capital is a place unlike any other. Spend a couple of days exploring the fascinating (and free) Smithsonian Museums, photographing iconic sites including the White House and the Lincoln Memorial, visit Arlington National Cemetery or take in a sporting event or live performance.

Day 2

Washington D.C.

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Day 3


Board the Amtrak train bound for Philadelphia, home of many historic sites and museums. Tour the city, visiting the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. Make sure to sample a Philly cheese steak after climbing the iconic Rocky steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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Day 5

New York City

Continue your train journey north to the 'Big Apple'. There are countless options to explore in the city, including Central Park, Rockefeller Center, Times Square and Greenwich Village. Perhaps catch a broadway show or a sporting event in the evenings.

Day 6

New York City

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Day 7


Transfer to Penn Station to board your final train north to Boston. An easily walkable city, take some time to explore the Freedom Trail, Faneuil Hall and Beacon Hill. Be sure to taste test some New England Clam Chowder or watch a Red Sox game.

Day 8


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Day 9


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