NYC – DCA
A Train Journey through American History
New Program for 2011 Upgraded Accommodations in Washington for STD Category
New York Amtrak Train
Booking Information Languages Available
Danish Dutch English French German Italian
Booking Codes Booking Code: RA1NYC02 Categories: STD (Standard) SUP (Superior)
Highlights: Statue of Liberty, New York
New York Philadelphia Washington, D.C.
From 01 Apr 11 – 31 Mar 12
Included in Tour 5 Night accommodations in featured hotels, or similar hotels including taxes
Amtrak Train Ticket as per program – Regional Service in Coach Class *
Shuttle Transfer to Hotel in New York
New York City Hop On Hop Off Tour (2 Days)
Liberty Bell, Philadelphia
Travel by train to three of the most popular metropolitan cities in Northeast America. This Railway Adventure takes you from the glamour of “The Big Apple” through history ladden Philadelphia to the beauty of the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. *Optional Upgrade to the Acela Express Available:
Historic Philadelphia Walking Tour The Acela Express is a high-speed luxury train with Washington Old Town Trolley Hop the added conveniences of wider seats with tray On-Hop Off Tour (1 Day)
Admission to the National Museum of Crime & Punishment
Shuttle Transfer out to Airport Adventure Pack SM
table and Wi-Fi connection. Time savings on whole program is approximately 40 minutes.
Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.
Not Included in Tour Taxi Fares Hotel Service Fees (when applicable)
Admission to attractions that were not pre-booked.
The Metroliner – Railway Adventures
Day 01: Arrive in New York, NY Arrive at the airport and proceed to the hotel; transfer via shuttle is included. New York City, deservingly called “the city that never sleeps”, offers something for everyone at all times of the day or night. There is much to see and do in this worldly metropolis and the best way is through Grayline’s Hop On Hop Off City Tour. This is one of the most popular, fun and informative ways to tour New York City. Sit in comfort as your knowledgeable guide points out landmarks and shares New York City’s history with you. Hop off as often as you like to dine, shop, and explore New York's major attractions: when you're ready to continue, just hop back on. Your ticket allows you to do this for two consecutive days. Accommodations: (STD) Wellington Hotel or similar (2 nights) (SUP) Warwick Hotel or similar (2 nights) Day 02: New York, NY Your Hop On - Hop Off City Tour continues today. Among the most visited attractions are Time Square, Central Park which houses the City Zoo, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the famous Brooklyn Bridge. Visit one of New York's most popular destinations, Rockefeller Center. It is a hub of activity, with thousands of visitors and New Yorkers alike taking in an array of exciting attractions. After dark, the twin Gothic towers and strong steel cables make a striking silhouette against the night sky. Walking across the bridge is a huge thrill, particularly if you start from the Brooklyn side and view the Manhattan skyline as your stroll across. Of course, no tour of New York would be complete without a visit to America’s highest representation of freedom, the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor, and the Empire State Building. For the artist at heart, the more established arts like dance, theater, and music are superbly catered for. In between sights, you can eat just about anything, at any time, cooked in any style. Day 05: New York, NY – Philadelphia, PA This morning transfer by Taxi from your hotel to Penn Station (approximate cost $10) for a short one and a half hour train ride into historic Philadelphia. Once at the 30 th Street Station, transfer by Taxi to your hotel at an approximate cost of $15. Explore this city on your own for the entire day by taking a self-guided walking tour. Philadelphia is the most influential city in the process of the American Revolution. Perhaps the most famous attraction is the Liberty Bell Pavilion, which houses the 2,080 lb. bell and is located within the National Historical Park. Just across the street, is Independence Hall which is known for being the place where Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence was constructed and adopted on July 4, 1776. Another unique piece of history still reserved in Philadelphia is the Betsy Ross House. She is said to have sewn the first United States flag that was presented to George Washington. Accommodations: (STD) Best Western City Center or similar (1 night) (SUP) Sheraton Society Hill or similar (1 night) Day 06: Philadelphia, PA – Washington, D.C. This morning transfer by Taxi from your hotel to the 30th Street Station (approximate cost $15). A two-hour train ride, will take you to the United States Capital, Washington, D.C. Transfer from Union Station to your hotel via Taxi (approximate cost $15). Welcome to the US capital! Washington, DC attracts nearly twenty million tourists each year making tourism the second biggest industry of the area just after the federal government. Surprisingly, admission to most major attractions is free. Tour this great city on your own for the rest of the day. Visit the International Spy Museum, the Jefferson Memorial, and the National Air & Space Museum. Accommodations: (STD* & SUP) Omni Shoreham or similar (2 nights) *Enjoy the added benefit of the upgraded accommodations in the standard category.
The Metroliner – Railway Adventures
Day 07: Washington, D.C. Today you will tour this city aboard an open-top double-decker bus. This tour encompasses more than 25 stops throughout Washington which cover the major sights in aproximately a two-and-a-half-hour circle. However, the hop on and hop off flexibility can make the tour last all day by visiting monuments, museums, shopping and dining facilities at your convenience. Create your own tour by choosing your stops. Visit Alington National Cemetery. Walk along the National Mall; often called the “Nation’s Front Yard”. It expands from the Lincoln Memorial on the Potomac to the Capitol Building and Supreme Court on Capitol Hill. Along the Mall are the majority of the 18 museums that comprise the Smithsonian Institution, the War Memorials, and the Washington Monument which offers rides to the top of the obelisk and lies south of the illustrious White House. Take some time today to visit the National Museum of Crime & Punishment and discover the cast of characters in America’s history of crime and the everyday heroes of law enforcement (admission included). Found here are the ultimate instruments of punishment, including an electric chair and a lethal injection machine. Day 08: Departure from Washington, D.C. Included today is your transfer via shuttle from your hotel to Washington-Dulles or Reagan Airport.