Embark on a sensational journey encompassing the iconic cities of Washington DC and New York, followed by an unforgettable American Heritage cruise. Experience the rich history and breathtaking sights of the East Coast with this extraordinary cruise and stay package.
Begin your adventure with a delightful stay in Washington DC, where you’ll have the opportunity to explore renowned landmarks and memorials such as the White House, Lincoln Memorial and U.S Capitol.
Next, venture to the city that never sleeps – New York. During your stay, experience the energy and grandeur of Times Square, visit iconic attractions like the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, and the Empire State Building, and soak up the atmosphere of this world-famous metropolis.
After your city explorations, embark on a American Heritage cruise, where you’ll witness the breathtaking beauty of coastal landscapes, charming seaside towns, and picturesque harbours. Marvel at the stunning summer scenes, discover historic landmarks, and savour delectable regional cuisine as you sail along the enchanting shores of Canada and New England.
Inside from £2,049pp
Outside from £2,799pp
Balcony from £2,799pp
Fly from the UK to Washington D.C
On arrival, make your way to your four-star hotel for a three-night stay.
Take the Amtrak train to New York. on arrival, make your way to your four-star hotel for a two-night stay.
Make your way to the port and embark Island Princess for your 10-night American Heritage cruise. Depart New York
The capital of Nova Scotia and the largest city in Canada’s Atlantic Provinces, Halifax was once Great Britain’s major military bastion in North America. The beautifully restored waterfront buildings of Halifax’s Historic Properties recall the city’s centuries-old maritime heritage. Stroll the waterfront, and you may find Nova Scotia’s floating ambassador, the schooner Bluenose II, tied up to Privateer’s Wharf, just as old sailing ships have done for over 200 years. Halifax is also the gateway to Nova Scotia’s stunning scenery, including famous Peggy’s Cove, where surf-pounded granite cliffs and a solitary lighthouse create an unsurpassed scene of rugged natural beauty.
Hailed as the “Cradle of American Independence,” Boston is filled with historic sites. Boston was America’s first great city. In the 19th century, Boston was rightly described as the “Athens of America.” Today this city of 800,000 retains its vitality, combining historic districts with revitalized urban centers while remaining faithful to its venerable roots. It is a city every American should visit at least once. Follow the Freedom Trail along three of the most historic miles in the country. See the site of the Boston Tea Party, trace the route of Paul Revere’s famous ride, and stand on the bridge where Minutemen fired “the shot heard ’round the world.” In the old Charleston Navy Yard you can see the USS Constitution, the nation’s oldest commissioned warship.
Superb colonial and antebellum architecture, ornate old gardens, narrow cobbled streets, a rich turbulent history, and Southern charm define Charleston, one of America’s premier destinations.
Located on a peninsula between the confluence of the Cooper and Ashley Rivers, the city was the first English settlement in South Carolina. The surrounding Low Country has proved a rich and fertile land, producing rice, cotton, indigo and lumber. The great planter and merchant families that rose from this bounty made Charleston a glittering center of wealth, power and culture. The city has long prized and preserved its heritage. As you stroll the city’s cobbled streets, history is on display. The College of Charleston was founded in 1770. The Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, built 1771, was the sight of a Southern “Boston Tea Party” in 1773. St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, built 1752, is the oldest church building in the city-both George Washington and Robert E. Lee attended services there, sitting in Pew 41. And it was in Charleston Harbor, of course, that the first rounds were fired in America’s tragic Civil War.
Disembark in New York and make your way to the airport for your return flight to the UK.