Cities of the Great East Cosmos

Cities of the Great East

Experience America’s history up-close on this value-packed 8-day Cities of the Great East tour. Follow in the footsteps of the country’s founders when you visit such cultural-rich destinations as Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Marvel at the beautiful landmarks, discover the treasures of the many museums and learn about the fascinating American history up-close.

History-buffs and all visitors are sure to be fascinated on this exciting tour with such highlights as Boston’s Freedom Trail, Faneuil Hall and the Old North Church. Enjoy the views of the famous skyline on a New York Harbor cruise and see the majestic Statue of Liberty. Explore fascinating museums, shop on Fifth Avenue and taste some of the best food in the world! More iconic sights await in Philadelphia, including the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. While in Washington, D.C., see such iconic sights as the White House, Capitol Hill, Arlington National Cemetery, the Lincoln and National WWII Memorials and such Smithsonian museums as the incredible National Air and Space Museum.


8 Daysfr. $1,799

  • Stay inside the Grand Canyon National Park and enjoy sightseeing throughout
  • Sightseeing with a local guide in Boston
  • Boston harbor cruise
  • Sightseeing with a local guide in New York
  • Sightseeing in Philadelphia including visits to the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall
  • Sightseeing in Washington, DC including a visit to Arlington National Cemetery
  • Private, deluxe, air-conditioned motorcoach while touring with free Wi-Fi.
  • Gratuities are included for services during the land stay of your vacation, except on Cosmos Lite vacations and unless otherwise noted. This includes wait staff at included meals, and porterage at hotels for one suitcase per person. Gratuities for your Tour Director, Local Hosts®, Local Guides, driver, and ship’s crew are not included in the vacation price (unless otherwise noted in pricing details) and are discretionary.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
4 breakfasts
  • Ramada Boston in Boston, MA (2 nights)
  • Holiday Inn Express Manhattan Midtown West in New York, NY (2 nights)
  • Wyndham Philadelphia Historical Disctrict in Philadelphia, PA (1 night)
  • Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC (2 nights)
  • The hotels listed are intended to be used on all departures however Cosmos reserves the right to substitute other hotels than those listed. If a change becomes necessary for any reason, the hotel substituted will be of equivalent quality to those listed. No refunds are provided for hotel changes and full cancellation penalties apply.

ARRIVE IN BOSTON Location Information Description

Boston, USA

Welcome to Boston, a treasure trove of American history. Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.

Ramada Boston

BOSTON Location Information Description

Boston, USA

Your morning guided tour of Boston highlights the historic sites of the Freedom Trail: Boston Common, the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, and the Old North Church. Next, board a harbor cruise to see the Bunker Hill Monument and the Boston Tea Party ship. The rest of the day is free to explore on your own.

Breakfast

Ramada Boston

BOSTON–NEW YORK CITY Location Information Description

New York City, USA

Depart Boston and head south to the “Big Apple.” New York City began its extraordinary history as the Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam. Upon arrival, take an optional cruise of New York Harbor past the magnificent skyscrapers and historical landmarks that make this the most recognizable skyline in the world. The remainder of your day and evening are at leisure. Perhaps take in a Broadway show this evening.

Breakfast

Holiday Inn Express Manhattan Midtown West

NEW YORK CITY Location Information Description

New York City, USA

Today begins with a guided tour of the city’s most famous sights: Times Square, Rockefeller Center, the Financial District, and Chinatown.

Afterward, you are free to explore more of New York at your leisure. Perhaps visit the Tenement Museum, and hear the stories of some of the 12 million immigrants who entered the United States between 1892 and 1954. Enjoy a walk along the unique Highline, a park created on a historic elevated New York Central Railroad spur; or go window shopping on fashionable Fifth Avenue. Your Tour Director will be available to help you with additional sightseeing plans as well as give shopping and dining suggestions.

Breakfast

Holiday Inn Express Manhattan Midtown West

NEW YORK CITY–PHILADELPHIA Location Information Description

Philadelphia, USA

This morning, travel to the “City of Brotherly Love,” once the largest English-speaking colonial city in the world after London. Afternoon sightseeing focuses on sites important to the birth of the United States. Visit the Liberty Bell and learn how this State House bell was transformed into an extraordinary symbol. Also visit Independence Hall where the Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776.

Breakfast

Wyndham Philadelphia Historical District

PHILADELPHIA–WASHINGTON DC Location Information Description

Washington, D.C., USA

Depart the “handsome city” of Philadelphia for the U.S. capital founded on July 16, 1790, and the seat of government, Washington DC. Located along the Potomac River on the East Coast, this cosmopolitan city holds an unmatched cache of the country’s history, sites, and artifacts. “DC” (the District of Columbia) was created to establish a central location for the running of the government.

Your afternoon is free for independent exploration. The nation’s capital has an endless list of things to do, from museums packed with history to a thriving restaurant scene.

Washington Marriott Wardman Park

WASHINGTON DC Location Information Description

Washington, D.C., USA

Begin this morning’s sightseeing with a Local Guide and visit Arlington National Cemetary to see the graves of American heroes, including those of John and Robert Kennedy. Continue on to experience the solemn majesty of the Lincoln and National WWII Memorials, and conclude with photo stops at Capitol Hill and the White House.

This evening, join an optional dinner at one of Washington’s favorite restaurants, followed by an illumination tour of the monuments.

Washington Marriott Wardman Park

WASHINGTON DC Location Information Description

Washington, D.C., USA

Your vacation ends this morning. You can also extend your vacation with extra nights and explore Washington DC further.

Departure Date
Price
Sat, Jun 03, 2023
$1,829.00
Sat, Jul 08, 2023
$1,799.00
Sat, Jul 22, 2023
$1,799.00
Sat, Aug 12, 2023
$1,799.00
Sat, Aug 26, 2023
$1,799.00
Sat, Sep 02, 2023
$1,849.00
Sat, Sep 23, 2023
$1,849.00

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