Philadelphia, Washington, New York,
Boston, Burlington, Toronto & Niagara
If you have time on your side (this adventure is 17 days long) this Grand East Coast Tour is an absolute beauty.
Along the way you’ll take in the same sights as the smaller East Coast Explorer (Boston, New York and ‘DC’),
but then we’ve added in a host of highlights that include Philadelphia and Burlington (Vermont),
and we cross the border and soak up Toronto, Canada’s biggest city. The icing on the cake?
An excursion to the thundering waters of the world-famous Niagara Falls.
(JUST reverse the arrangements to enjoy this tour PRE-EVENT)
Arrive at Washington, DC Airport and met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a relaxed evening at one of the many bars and restaurants in the USA capital.
A day to explore and enjoy this fascinating city-here are some of the local highlights - the White House is an absolute must-see, as is the Lincoln Memorial which is home to the reflection pool and Martin Luther King Jr Memorial.
At leisure in Washington, DC. The District Wharf is home to more than 20 restaurants and bars, music venues, shops and live events. Arlington Cemetery is the final resting place of more than 400,000 fallen from Iraq, Afghanistan and WW1, WW2, Korea and Vietnam. Or maybe take in one of the world famous Smithsonian Museums-select from any of the 17 outstanding Museums including American History, Natural History, Air and Space, American Indian, American Art and the outstanding zoo.
Mid-morning departure for the interesting coach trip to Philadelphia and your accommodation at the Double Tree by Hilton Philadelphia on the Avenue of the Arts and close to City Hall and the Liberty Bell. Evening at leisure to enjoy local restaurants and bars.
At leisure in this historic and vibrant city with optional tours available including the Amish Experience or the Valley Forge Battleground or the Spirit of 76 Haunted Walk-plenty to see and do in ‘The City of Brotherly Love’. Evening at leisure.
Mid-morning departure per coach for the exciting trip to New York and accommodation in the heart of the great city. Evening free to explore your locality and just maybe grab a ticket for a show.
Guided sightseeing tour of Manhattan in the morning with the rest of the day free. It’s hard to know where to begin, but here are a few highlights - explore 843 acres of Central Park by foot, bike or horse-drawn carriage, walk or bike over the Brooklyn Bridge, head up the iconic Empire State Building for a brilliant birds-eye view. Again an evening free to maybe take in a Broadway show.
At leisure in New York. Another day to take in New York’s wonders. Take the Staten Island Ferry across to the Statue of Liberty, take a look at the historic Grand Central Station (check out the Whispering Gallery) or grab a bite at the Chelsea Market, one of the city’s most popular urban food courts. Or maybe do some shopping before another show evening - the options are limitless.
At leisure in New York. Again catch one of the many shows on Broadway, visit the 9/11 Memorial at Ground Zero, or pick a museum - Metropolitan Museum of Art, American Museum of Natural History, Museum of Modern Art and many more.
Another interesting and scenic coach trip, this time to beautiful and historic Boston, Massachusetts. Check in to your accommodation and enjoy the late afternoon to explore the restaurants and bars-and there really is a Cheers Bar-well worth seeking out and enjoying.
A day of ‘r and r’ with options that include a guided sightseeing tour of Boston with a walking tour of the Harvard University campus, a cruise on a historic harbour and maybe visits to landmarks of the American Revolution-Paul Revere’s House, Faneuil Hall and the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum. Evening at leisure.
Another day at leisure in Boston. Optional tours could include - sports fans can tour Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox. Or how about a visit to Quincy Market which opened in 1826 and still serves up good food, has plenty of great shopping and plenty of places to sit back and take in the atmosphere.
Morning departure for a 5 hour coach trip to Burlington, Vermont - an exceptionally interesting and pretty drive into one of the most fascinating states of the USA. Mid- afternoon arrival means you have time to explore Burlington, on the eastern shore of Lake Champlain, south of the Canadian border. Downtown, shops and restaurants line pedestrianized Church Street Marketplace. North of downtown, the Ethan Allen Homestead Museum is a former home of the Revolutionary War hero.
Following an informal breakfast depart for a 7 hour coach trip across the border into Canada and on to Toronto. Settle into your accommodation and use the evening to seek out any of the great restaurants and bars in this vibrant lakeside city.
A day at leisure in Toronto with plenty of attractions and options including the Ripley’s Aquarium, the fabulous St Lawrence Market and Old Toronto Food Tour, the Toronto Distillery Precinct or just enjoy some outstanding shopping opportunities. Evening is another chance to test out the restaurants and bars.
An absolute must - a day tour to Niagara Falls with plenty of options available including a great trip that includes a cruise, lunch, a visit to Niagara-on-the-Lake village, wineries and quaint shops and some valuable spare time to take in the Falls and its surrounds.
Fly direct from Toronto to Denver and transfer to your Festival Hotel.
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We’ve done the miles.
You can be rest assured the team at VSL Travel have the experience and knowledge to make sure your pre or post tour is a real highlight of Golden Oldies Denver. After all, we’ve been preparing boutique tours for close to two decades – and we believe this expertise makes the world of difference.
We don't cut corners.
Over time we’ve grown an extensive network of travel partners – these are well-established, highly professional operators that we trust. Time and time again they’ve delivered a seamless tour experience, and they will do so again with Denver.
We bend over backwards.
Because we’re a smaller company, we can be a lot more flexible with the tours we prepare. Say you wanted to play an extra match or meet up with local rugby stalwarts, we’d simply get on the phone and make the arrangements. So even though we’ve put together sample itineraries, please come to us if you’d prefer something different!
One point of contact.
All your travel arrangements can be booked through the Golden Oldies office – which saves going backwards and forwards with an overseas tour operator or agent. Plus we can organise travel insurance and assist with any required documentation such as visas.