Family Experiences North America 2018: Pilgrims and Patriots Summer 2018

Tour Type: Family Experience
Brochure Type: Family Experiences North America 2018

Take the same brave steps that shaped the land of the free, discovering a treasure trove of pioneer and revolutionary tragedies and triumphs, from the battlefields of Gettysburg to the symbols of American independence and a new nation's tenacious spirit shared with family and friends.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • City tour in Boston aboard the Boston Duck Tour
  • View the New York skyline from the Brooklyn Bridge
  • Visit Harvard University, Fenway Park, Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory, Freedom Tower, the famed Rocky Balboa steps, Hershey's Chocolate Factory, Lancaster, Gettysburg Battlefield, International Spy Museum
Dining Highlights
  • 8 full breakfasts
  • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)
  • 4 dinners
First class travel Highlights
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and local charges included
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • VIP entry to many sights

Call (866) 547-5362 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13900408

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer valid through 6/30/2018
9 Days
Escorted - Yes
Day 1BostonArrive Boston (2 Nights): Pilgrims and patriots gather round. Come see where the winds of revolution were fanned centuries ago. Today is yours to explore the Cradle of Liberty before gathering with your Travel Director and new travel friends for a Kick-off Party at 6 p.m. Kick-Off Party
Boston Marriott Copley Place
Day 2BostonBoston Sightseeing: Button up those breeches, today you'll march to independence, exploring the colonial boomtown that shaped America as you know it today. Spend the morning seeing Boston by water and by land on-board the famous Boston Duck Tour. Don't worry, you won't leave quacking. Putting the "ivy" in Ivy League, set off for a walking tour of prestigious Harvard University led by one of its very own students. Spend the rest of your day walking in the footsteps of Boston's brave ancestors or visit Faneuil Marketplace for some of the city's most delicious clam chowder before heading downtown for a Regional Meal at a local restaurant.Full Breakfast, Regional Meal
Day 3New YorkBoston - New York City (2 Nights): Enjoy some free time to relax in "Beantown" this morning. Then it's time to play ball at the home of the Red Sox. Dash up Yawkey Way and into the hallowed grounds of Fenway Park, the oldest stadium in Major League Baseball dating back to 1912. Imagine yourself playing with baseball legends like Williams and Yaz. Baseball fever running through your veins, head to the Big Apple, travelling through the pretty Connecticut countryside toward New York City. Tonight, embrace New Yorkers' love for "pie" and tuck into a pizza party Regional Meal. Don't be afraid to practice your "fold hold" and eat one-handed like the locals do.Full Breakfast, Regional Meal
One UN New York
Day 4New YorkNew York Sightseeing: Look out Hudson River. The BEAST is headed your way for a thrilling speedboat ride to rocking music at maximum speed-zoom and zip to Lady Liberty, the beacon of freedom that welcomed thousands of immigrant families. Pay a visit to the Freedom Tower, One World Trade Center, and reflect on the tragic day that reverberated across the globe. Take a bite or two out of the Big Apple before joining your Travel Director for a stroll along the 1883 Brooklyn Bridge, one of the most famous icons on New York's skyline and the 'road' to trendy Brooklyn where you'll enjoy an afternoon snack at the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory located in a converted 1922 Fireboat House. The magical Manhattan skyline is yours to explore this evening.Full Breakfast
Day 5PhiladelphiaNew York - Philadelphia: The curtain closes on your Big Apple show and rises in the City of Brotherly Love. Lace up your running shoes and race Rocky Balboa-style up the 72 steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The colours and delicious smells of the Reading Terminal Market greet you where culinary options abound for lunch on your own. You can almost hear the voices of the city's famous past, as you arrive at Independence Hall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walk in the footsteps of America's founding fathers and see the birthplace of the Constitution and where the Declaration of Independence was first read to the tolling of the Liberty Bell. The afternoon is free for your own exploration. While dinner is technically on your own tonight, we'll provide the transportation for families who wish to visit the corner of 9th and Passyunk for the best cheesesteak sandwiches in Philly.Full Breakfast
Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill
Day 6GettysburgPhiladelphia - Hershey - Lancaster - Gettysburg: Happiness is Hershey's this morning with a visit to "Chocolatetown USA" where your taste buds will run wild at the Hershey Chocolate Tasting Experience. Learn the difference between dark, milk and other chocolate varietals, and even create your own candy bar. Then make your way to the land of the Amish-horse and buggies rattle along peaceful country lanes and windmills dot the farm landscape where you'll enjoy a unique Be My Guest lunch with three generations of an Amish family who treat you to homemade Pennsylvania Dutch cooking. End in Gettysburg where tonight you'll dine on a Regional Meal at The Dobbins House Tavern, established in 1776 and located across from the cemetery where Abraham Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address. Keep an eye out for a very special guest who will join you to share some stories and pose for photos. Full Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining, Regional Meal
Wyndham Gettysburg
Day 7Washington, DCGettysburg - Washington. D.C. (2 Nights): You can almost smell the gunpowder and hear Pickett's charge on Gettysburg Battlefield where you'll join a Local Specialist who will bring to life this horrific battle that is widely regarded as a turning point of the Civil War. The story of Gettysburg continues with a visit to the National Military Park Museum to view centuries-old relics of the Civil War before you head for the nation's capital of Washington D.C. for the rest of the afternoon, exploring a city that exudes power and history. The whole family will enjoy a visit to the National Air and Space Museum, visit Mei Xian, Tian Tian and their Bao Bao and Bei Bei panda cubs at the National Zoo or take a selfie with Fala, the photo-friendly pooch at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial. As the sun sets on Capitol Hill, you can choose to witness the sweep of the country's most famous monuments and memorials lit up to explore.Full Breakfast
Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown
Day 8Washington, DCWashington, D.C. Sightseeing: Ssssshhhhh? step aside secret agents, it's time to crack open the underbelly of the CIA, NSA, KGB and 007 during this morning's visit to the International Spy Museum, featuring the largest collection of international espionage artefacts ever placed on public display. Spend the afternoon together unpacking the chapters of America's history on your own. This evening, blow your cover and join newfound friends to share the highlights of your historic adventure at a Farewell Dinner served at a local restaurant.Full Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Day 9Depart Washington, DCDepart Washington, D.C.: Your discovery of a great nation and the path it took to get here comes to an end with a transfer to Dulles International Airport or Reagan National Airport for your departure flight.Full Breakfast

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
07/14/2018$2,895.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
08/11/2018$2,875.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
08/18/2018$2,875.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
Board The BEAST for a sightseeing trip with a close up view of the Statue of Liberty from the Hudson. Make your own candy bar at Hershey's Chocolate World. Visit the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory. Learn the strategies and techniques of international spies at the International Spy Museum.

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