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Essential Spirit of America

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Trip Overview

Tour America’s most patriotic big cities on this six-day rail holiday that’s both fun and educational! Take in spectacular views of Manhattan from the ‘Top of the Rock,’ building or cruise out to the Statue of Liberty in New York. See the place where the US Constitution, our nation’s founding document, was brought to life in Philadelphia. Visit the many fascinating museums and impressive monuments in Washington DC. Travel between destinations by scenic and comfortable Amtrak trains, making for a relaxing and memorable journey.

Highlights

  • Admission to Top of the Rock Observation Deck
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of New York City
  • The Philadelphia Pass - All-inclusive 1-Day including:
    • Hop-on, Hop-off sightseeing tour
    • One Liberty Observation Deck
    • Philadelphia Museum of Art
    • Franklin Institute Science Museum
    • And many more!
  • 2-Day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Washington, DC with night tour

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from New York City to Philadelphia; Philadelphia to Washington, DC on the Northeast Regional®
  • 5 nights' hotel accommodations
Trip Map

Disclaimer:

Package prices are per person, double occupancy, tax included. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Please call for pricing. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Amtrak travel is for Coach accommodations unless otherwise noted. Upgrades to Roomette or Bedroom accommodations on board Amtrak are available. Call for pricing. Other restrictions may apply. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports (if applicable): Passports are required when crossing the Canadian border. Amtrak and Amtrak Vacations are registered service marks of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation.

DAY 1 - YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS IN NEW YORK CITY
Welcome to New York City! Upon arrival, check in at your hotel and begin exploring the fabulous ‘Big Apple.’ Start by using your admission to the Top of the Rock Observation Deck for amazing 360-degree views of the entire city from the top three floors of the GE (‘30 Rock’) Building in Rockefeller Center. (Overnight in New York City)

DAY 2 - NEW YORK CITY
Experience firsthand what the excitement of the Big Apple is all about with a one-day sightseeing tour on a hop-on, hop-off bus! Your onboard guide will point out the city’s major landmarks and attractions and give you some history and background on this sprawling metropolis.  Use your CityPASS to visit some must-see attractions like the Empire State Building, the American Museum of Natural History, the Museum of Modern Art and more! (Overnight in New York City)

DAY 3 - NEW YORK CITY TO PHILADELPHIA
After waking and enjoying your last moments in New York, travel on your own to Penn Station and board Amtrak to Philadelphia. Relax on board as you travel south to the “City of Brotherly Love”! Upon your arrival in Philly, check in at your hotel and set out to discover this exciting city! As the first capital of the United States and the birthplace of the American Constitution, Philadelphia offers so much to see and explore.  Visit the city’s best attractions including the Franklin Institute, One Liberty Observation Deck, Philadelphia Museum of Art and more with the Philadelphia Pass! Take in the numerous sculptures and murals in the city that feature more public art exhibits than any other in the world. (Overnight in Philadelphia)

DAY 4 - PHILADELPHIA TO WASHINGTON, DC
Travel to the train station and board Amtrak as you head towards your next stop: Washington, DC. Once in the nation’s capital, rediscover our country’s history with a tour of the United States capital aboard the 2-day big bus with night tour.  Stops include the Jefferson Memorial, the National Cathedral, and the Smithsonian. You will also have your choice of admission to two of the best museums in the country – choose from the infamous Crime Museum or the International Spy Museum. (Overnight in Washington, DC)

DAY 5 - WASHINGTON, DC
Spend another day touring Washington, DC. From grand monuments like the Lincoln Memorial and the Capitol Building, to fascinating museums and exhibitions like the Smithsonian and the Library of Congress, to the serene Arlington National Cemetery, Washington DC has so much to offer for the entire family! (Overnight in Washington, DC)

DAY 6 - YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN WASHINGTON, DC

LEGEND FOR MEALS: B - Breakfast, BR - Brunch, L - Lunch, D –Dinner

The Stewart Hotel

Staying at the The Stewart Hotel puts New York City at your fingertips. Just steps from Penn Station and most subway lines, it's easy to explore the city's most exciting neighborhoods and attractions; Madison Square Garden, the Empire State Building, and Fifth Avenue shopping. Or kick back and relax in your luxurious room. The comforts of technology await, including flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations and wireless Internet.

Holiday Inn New York City Times Square

Located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, Holiday Inn New York City - Times Square is a 35-story high-rise hotel that makes it easy to enjoy New York’s incomparable attractions, restaurants and retail stores.

Marriott Marquis

Surround yourself with the sights and sounds of the city at New York Marriott Marquis. One of the premier hotels in Times Square, our central location gives you easy access to NYC entertainment options and several subway lines to access any part of NYC.

Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

The Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel is an upscale moderate hotel that’s just completed a $160 million renovation to its guest rooms and meeting space. The hotel is just steps from the excitement of the Broadway theatres, prestige of Carnegie Hall and world-class shopping of Fifth Avenue - this location is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the best that New York has to offer.

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

Discover one of the premier hotels in Philadelphia when you stay at Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. This hotel in Philadelphia commands a towering presence in the heart of America's original capital.

Courtyard Washington, DC/U.S. Capitol

Escape ordinary travel routines when you book at Courtyard Washington, DC/U.S. Capitol hotel near Union Station DC and NoMa station.

Holiday Inn Capitol

When visiting our nation's capital, cast your vote for the full-service comfort and convenient location of the Holiday Inn Capitol - Washington DC. Only minutes from the city's most popular museums and monuments, our inviting downtown Washington DC hotel accommodations feature classic décor and soothing color patterns sure to please even the most discriminating traveler.

The Mayflower Hotel

The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection has been a Washington, DC landmark since opening its doors over 90 years ago. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, our hotel has been completely refreshed, offering a host of modern amenities, while still maintaining a sense of iconic luxury. Immerse yourself in the beauty of our sweeping marble lobby before getting comfortable in our redesigned guestrooms.

Phoenix Park Hotel

Enjoy a unique opportunity to experience the luxury of Irish country estate in the heart of Washington, DC's Capitol Hill. With traditional oil paintings, opulent marble staircase and traditional décor. The Phoenix Park Hotel also embraces the charisma and magic of one of the most established dining and entertainment restaurants in the area, The Dubliner.

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Disclaimer:

Package prices are per person, double occupancy, tax included. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Please call for pricing. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Amtrak travel is for Coach accommodations unless otherwise noted. Upgrades to Roomette or Bedroom accommodations on board Amtrak are available. Call for pricing. Other restrictions may apply. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports (if applicable): Passports are required when crossing the Canadian border. Amtrak and Amtrak Vacations are registered service marks of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation.

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