Elegance of the East Coast

7 night tour - Starting in New York City, New York - New York City, New York.

A Gold Escorted Tour with Insight Vacations.

Insight Vacations Gold Escorted journeys offer the ultimate in luxury touring with each itinerary carefully crafted to ensure the finest hotels, epicurean delights and absolute comfort. Enjoy VIP return private UK airport transfers, luxury hotels, business class legroom and complimentary WiFi and water onboard luxury motorcoaches.

Join us on this enlightening tour of the nation's major founding cities. Combining historic highlights with modern cosmopolitan excitement, this tour sets the perfect pace to fully appreciate America's great East Coast cities.

Explore the great cities of ‘Bosnywash' at the perfect pace. Consisting of nearly all two-night stays, this vibrant journey combines historic highlights and iconic landmarks with a dash of cosmopolitan panache.

2016 Guaranteed departure dates:
May 21st
June 18th
August 27th
September 10th
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Day 1: A Bite of the Big Apple

Enjoy your complimentary private V.I.P. door-to-door transfer to your UK departure airport. Welcome to New York! On arrival at JFK, Newark or La Guardia airports, transfer to the Waldorf Astoria New York on fabled Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. Your grand hotel stands as a beacon of old-world elegance and service. At 6.00 pm, join your Tour Director for a Welcome Reception and an opportunity to mingle and get to know each other over a pleasant evening with drinks and a light meal.

Hotel: The Towers at the Waldorf Astoria New York

Welcome Dinner

Day 2: Exploring NYC

Wake up refreshed and relaxed in the heart of the city that never sleeps! A local expert lays bare the city highlights. View the Statue of Liberty from Battery Park, marvel at New York's iconic Empire State and Chrysler Buildings and get an overview of the gardens and attractions at Central Park. Now a unique perspective of the city skyline as you ascend 70 stories to gaze out from the lofty Top of the Rock Observation Deck. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure. Perhaps take in a Broadway show, hit the art galleries, celebrity designer shops and flagship fashion houses of Madison Avenue or explore New York's acclaimed museums.

Hotel: The Towers at the Waldorf Astoria New York

Full Breakfast

Day 3: Vanderbilt's Newport to Boston

Journey to historic Newport, Rhode Island. Travel along Ocean Drive, lined with the Gilded Age mansions of America's wealthiest families. Visit The Breakers, the grandest of Newport's summer ‘cottages' and a symbol of the prestigious Vanderbilt family's social and financial pre-eminence during the late 19th century. Later in the evening, arrive in Boston.

Hotel: The Langham Boston

Full Breakfast

Day 4: Historic Boston

Gain a fascinating insight into the history of Beantown on the following morning's historical sightseeing tour. With several stops along Boston's famed Freedom Trail, you'll hear all about the struggle and courage of the American colonists during revolutionary times. Then, view the colourful neighbourhoods of Back Bay and Bunker Hill, site of the noted revolutionary battle. Then enjoy a visit led by your Tour Director of prestigious Harvard University, America's oldest university founded in 1636. Relax and linger over a delicious four-course Highlight Dinner at a local restaurant tonight.

Hotel: The Langham Boston

Full Breakfast, Highlight Dinner

Day 5: Exploring the Streets of Philadelphia

Set out for Philadelphia, one of America's first cities, founded by the Quakers to escape religious persecution and still known as the City of Brotherly Love. Amid America's Most Historic Square Mile explore the comprehensive Independence National Historic Park and its many historic attractions. View Independence Hall, where America's founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, and the giant cracked Liberty Bell in its own glass pavilion. Check into your five-star, luxury hotel, in the heart of Philadelphia. Tonight, enjoy a Highlight Dinner at one of the city's popular restaurants, complete with wine and a relaxed atmosphere.

Hotel: Sofitel Philadelphia

Full Breakfast, Highlight Dinner

Day 6: Monumental Washington, D.C.

Depart for Baltimore where you visit the historic Inner Harbor. Explore the vibrant waterfront, home to a variety of shops, restaurants, museums and attractions. Arrive in Washington, D.C. this afternoon where the rest of the day is at leisure.

Hotel: Fairmont Washington D.C., Georgetown

Full Breakfast

Day 7: Washington D.C. Sightseeing

Begin your day with an insightful tour of Washington, D.C. with a local expert. View the capital's iconic landmarks, including the White House, Washington Monument and National Mall. Contemplate and be inspired as you visit the World War II and Lincoln Memorials. This evening, join your Tour Director for a finale Celebration Dinner at one of D.C.'s prized restaurants.

Hotel: Fairmont Washington

Full Breakfast, Celebration Dinner

Day 8: Back to New York City or extend your stay

This morning, transfer to either of Washington D.C.'s Airport's where you can opt to leave the tour. Or continue on to New York City with a departure transfer to JFK Airport or the tour hotel for guests wishing to extend their stay. Please do not schedule flights before 7.00 pm. On arrival at your UK airport, your driver will greet you and escort you to your waiting car for your return private V.I.P. door-to-door transfer home.

Full Breakfast

Your Insight Vacations Tour Highlights



New York: Experience a classic horse-drawn carriage ride, sit back and relax as your driver reveals to you Central Park.
New York: With a Local Guide, witness some on the city's most iconic landmarks, including the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings.
New York: Witness the towering ceilings, majestic pillars as you hear the hum of trains and their passengers with a Local Expert at Grand Central Station.
Rhode Island: The Breakers, the most grandiose of Newport's mansions, is an Italian Renaissance palace that is nothing short of sumptuous. View the priceless tapestries, fine mosaic work, irreplaceable paintings, and ornate furniture that testify to the wealth of one of America's most affluent Families.
Boston: Follow part of Boston's red-brick Freedom Trail which brings to life the story of the American Revolution.
Boston: Learn about the history of Harvard, one of America's most prestigious universities from a Harvard scholar.
Philadelphia: View Independence Hall and the giant cracked Liberty Bell in its own glass pavilion.
Philadelphia: Embark on a VIP Philly food tour at historic Reading Terminal Market.
Washington, D.C.: Take a tour of the capital city's most iconic sites with a Local Expert.
Washington, D.C.: Visit the official national library of the United States with a Local Expert at the Library of Congress.

Additional Included Highlights

New York: Join a Local Expert for an insider's look at New York's top landmarks. View the Empire State, Chrysler Building and Central Park.
Boston: View the neighbourhoods of Back Bay and Bunker Hill.
Philadelphia: Tour the Liberty Bell Center. Learn the steps taken to achieve American independence at Philadelphia's Independence National Historic Park.
Baltimore: Visit the historic Inner Harbor.
Washington, D.C.: Join a Local Expert for insights into the capital city's most iconic sites and see the White House, the US Capitol, the Washington Monument and National Mall.
Scenic Drives: Discover the charming colonial town of Newport, Rhode Island, and travel along Ocean Drive.


New York: Enjoy a mouth watering Highlight Lunch at the world famous Katz's Deli.
Boston: In a setting that perfectly complements the culinary delights, enjoy a glass of wine with cosmopolitan cuisine at a popular restaurant for a Highlight Dinner.
Philadelphia: Indulge in a refined take on classic dishes at a well-loved restaurant. Throw in some wine for a guaranteed great night out.
Washington, D.C.: At your finalé Celebration Dinner, old-fashioned hospitality is blended with fine cuisine, a little wine and an outstanding setting for an experience that delights all the senses.
1 Welcome Dinner (WD), 7 Full Breakfasts (FB), 2 Highlight Dinners (HD) and 1 Celebration Dinner (CD).


New York: Standing as a beacon of old-world elegance is the legendary Waldorf Astoria. Experience the utmost in fine dining and historic rooms on the top floors of this iconic hotel, known at The Towers of the Waldorf Astoria New York.
Boston: Stay in historic and elegant charm at The Langham Boston.
Philadelphia: History, elegance and location come together in a perfect blend at the Sofitel Philadelphia.
Washington, D.C.: Enjoy the utmost in luxury at the Fairmont Washington, D.C. Georgetown.


An expert Insight Tour Director, at the pinnacle of their career, will guide you on your journey. Serving as your 'travelling concierge', this skilled guide will act as consummate organiser and be your 'friend in a foreign land'.
Enjoy the unique comfort of Insight's luxury air-conditioned 40-seat coach, with extended leg room and an on-board restroom. It's Business Class comfort, complete with complimentary bottled water for you to enjoy during your luxury coaching tour.
A personal radio headset gives you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating insights and commentaries.
At every hotel, you'll be treated to seamless baggage handling with prompt delivery right to your door. Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. Plus, we include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi.
With Insight Flourishes, from time to time, your Tour Director will enchant you with local tidbits, each representing authentic food or beverages unique to the destination.
Included airport transfers on Day 1 and Day 8.


Your holiday begins in true style from the moment we collect you from your front door for a relaxed journey to your choice of departure airport. Your wonderfully appointed executive car is reserved exclusively for your use, ensuring an uninterrupted, hassle-free journey to your departure airport.

Each and every Insight tour begins and ends with our unique and truly unrivalled private car door to door transfer service. You will be met at your front door by your driver who will assist with your bags before whisking you to your choice of departure airport in a private executive saloon car, all in plenty of time to make your way to your check-in desk. With Insight you really will experience an exclusive service, enjoying your journey in a standard of car that you would expect to associate with Insight standards. All of our cars are up-to-date models and maintained to the highest standards. We will arrange a convenient pick-up time from your home that suits you, not us or other passengers. Each car is equipped with the latest satellite navigation intelligence to ensure your continued peace of mind and a speedy journey.

At the end of your tour, on arrival at your chosen UK airport, you will be greeted by your waiting driver in the arrivals hall and escorted to your car for the smooth and comfortable journey directly back home.

Should you wish to make your own way to the airport, all you need do is advise us at the time of making your reservation and a discount will be offered.

Terms and conditions apply.

Tour Only Cost: All prices quoted below are per adult person, per tour in British Pounds (GBP)

Departure Dates

Single Twin/Double Triple Quad
21st May, 18th Jun & 27th Aug 2016 £3500 £2330 £2240 Please call
10th Sep 2016 £3550 £2385 £2295 Please call
* 2016 Early Payment Discount - Insight's most popular tours fill very quickly. Don't be disappointed, book early and pay your balance in full as below and save up to 10% Off the prices shown above - Ask us at time of booking.
Pay for your 2016 tour in full by 29th January 2016 and SAVE 7.5%
Pay for your 2016 tour in full by 29th April 2016 and SAVE 5%
Repeat Client Discount - Have you travelled with Insight Vactions before, within the last 5 years ! - if so you qualify for a 5% discount - Ask us at time of booking.
Children aged 5-17 may qualify for a discount off up to 10% when sharing a room with 2 adults - Please call us for details. 
Not included in your tour cost:
Flights – we can package your tour with flights at very competitive airfares using our airline partners. Please call us to discuss the best airline for your itinerary.
Pre or post accommodation - If you want to extend your stay at the start or the end of your escorted tour or add another destination to your booking please call us and we will be happy to provide a quote.
Meals, other than those listed in the itinerary.
The customary gratuities for the Tour Director and local drivers are not included and are paid locally, if you prefer these can be pre-paid to us in advance for £64.00 per person.
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Please call us on FREEPHONE 0800 0336 335 or EMAIL us reservations@purelytravelgroup.co.uk we are open 7 days a week.

We will be happy to answer any questions, check the availability of your tour, offer a quote for flights and any pre or post nights you would like to add.

When you are ready to go ahead with the booking, a non-refundable deposit of 20% will be due at time of booking or the full balance if you are due to travel within 8 weeks.