This fabulous USA multi-centre holiday includes direct BA flights & rail travel between New York & Philadelphia and then return rail travel between Philadelphia & Atlantic City!
Fly direct to New York for 3 nights of fun and shopping in the Big Apple staying at a central 3* midtown hotel.
Then take a leisurely journey by train from New York Penn Station to Philadelphia. This scenic journey takes approx. 1hr 30 mins and is a fantastic way to see parts of America you would miss is you were 30,000 feet in the air!
Once in Philadelphia you will spend 3 nights at a 5* hotel. While visiting this dynamic city you will be wowed by the diversity that surrounds you. Philadelphia's culture is a mix of old and new, historic and hip, traditional and trendy, and promises to give you the experience of a lifetime.
The final 3 nights will be spent in the vibrant Atlantic City, and again you will travel by train from Philadelphia, beating the queues at the airport.
We are delighted to let you know about a number of excursions that we can offer which will not only save you up to 50% off the local ticket prices, but save you valuable time during your stay.
You can call us free of charge on 01737 646416 to book any of these trips & tours.
All Around Town Tour with Harbor Cruise, £40pp ? Explore New York at your own on this double-decker bus tour. Your ticket is valid for 48?hours and also includes a 90?minute sightseeing cruise! The All around Town Tour is a great way to discover New York.
Beast Speedboat Ride, £20 per person - Hold onto your hats and get ready for the ride of your life. Imagine flying across the waters of New York harbor at 45 mph. It’s a thrill-a-minute aboard New York’s fastest boat ride, taking you to the best views of the Statue of Liberty and back in 30 fun-filled minutes.
Top of the Rock, £20pp ? Visit during the day and see the city in all its brilliance or visit at night and witness the city sparkle. Our opinion is that the top of the rock is better than the empire state building as you get to take photos the empire state and central park.
Classic New York Combo Ticket, £58pp ? This great value sightseeing ticket offers the best of the Big Apple. Visit the Empire State Building Observatory or the Top of the Rock, see the Statue of Liberty up-close, plus enjoy a 2?day hop?on/hop?off double?decker bus ticket taking you to over 50 locations around the city. The Classic New York Combo Ticket combines an All Loop Tour ticket with a Statue Cruises ferry ticket for the Statue of Liberty and a ticket for the 86th floor Empire State Building Observatory. The tickets do not have to all be used on the same day and can be used at any time during your stay.
The Big Apple Helicopter Tour, £99pp ? Capture the buzz, excitement and grandeur of this great city from the air; your perfect bite of the Big Apple. See from the air, the city that’s so good they named it twice! Fly with Liberty Helicopters and witness the grandeur of Manhattan's famous skyline from a very unique perspective.
New York City Pass, £65pp ? Your ticket to the best of the Big Apple ? see six of New York's most famous sightseeing attractions including the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty for one low price! Not only is the New York CityPass your entry ticket to SIX must?see New York attractions, your ticket also allows you to bypass ticket queues and save money.
Sex & The City Hotspots Tour, £35pp ? You've seen the show, now take the tour and rekindle some favorite memories as you visit over forty locations from the cult Sex and the City series. Plus see locations that were used in the Sex and the City movie and SATC2! In its six years on air, Sex and the City featured hundreds of New York’s shops, bars restaurants and Galleries and you can now acquaint yourself with many of these locations on this fabulous Manhattan-wide tour.
Woodbury Common Shopping Tour, £35pp ? For New York shopping at its best, take the hour trip to shopping heaven aka Woodbury Common Premium Outlets for the ultimate retail extravaganza. With over 220 designer and retail outlet shops and prices reduced by 25?50%, Woodbury Common is New York’s most popular outlet mall.
Spirit of New York Dinner Cruise, from £60pp ? A magical setting enhanced by dazzling city sights and the illuminated Lady Liberty. This wonderful evening cruise combines sumptuous cuisine, live music and dancing under a canopy of stars. On this dinner cruise you will enjoy a bountiful feast of creative cuisine enhanced with flowing drinks and attentive service. Over dessert, you’re treated to a musical revue starring Broadway?quality entertainers.
Full Island Cruise, £29 per person - The Full Island Cruise provides passengers with 3 hours of relaxation and discovery. You'll circumnavigate Manhattan Island and see it all: 3 rivers, 7 major bridges, 5 boroughs, 25+ world renowned landmarks and magnificent close-ups of the Statue of Liberty. Discover Manhattan like the great explorers and see the city and the outer boroughs via the water.
Big Three Combo Ticket, £49 per person - "The Big Three combo" gives you access to the three most popular attractions in New York: Empire State Building Observatory, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and an up close look at the Statue of Liberty on a Circle Line Cruise. Save time and money with this convenient package. You can see the world at the Met Museum, with over two million pieces of art from across the globe spanning 5000 years of culture. Then you can see New York and beyond, from the top of the famous Empire State Building, featuring spectacular unobstructed views in every direction. Finally, you can see New York from the water, with close up views of the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Manhattan skyline on your choice of three different Circle Line Cruises.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, £20 per person - Visit the Met, see the world. You can discover 2 million works of art spanning 5,000 years of world culture at New York City's number one tourist attraction. From the splendors of ancient Egypt, to the spectacular New Greek and Roman Galleries, to the Met's beloved Impressionist paintings, to contemporary works by today's leading artists, a world of art awaits you at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. You can enjoy world-famous, encyclopedic collections, plus more than 30 annual special exhibitions and an array of Guided Tours all free with your admission.
New York Broadway Shows, from £60 per person – We deal with a wide range of shows on Broadway, ranging from The Lion King and other family friendly shows all the way up to the classic musicals such as Phantom of the Opera and Chicago. Please ask a member of staff for further details.
Philadelphia City Pass, £49 per person - City Pass is the best way to see all there is to see in Philadelphia. Guests take their voucher to the first attraction they wish to visit and receive their City Pass ticket book. Inclusions: Adventure Aquarium and option ticket to choose between Academy of Natural Science and the Independence Seaport Museum Franklin Institute Science Museum including Fels Planetarium National Constitution Center Philadelphia Zoo Trolley Tour by Philadelphia Trolley Works
Spirit Cruises Philadelphia, £39 per person - Spirit of Philadelphia Cruise promises a whole new kind of entertainment. Great food, music and views are just the beginning. Enjoy the cruise with Live musical revue, lively dance music, and bountiful buffets. The ship´s features are: beautiful outdoor strolling decks, outdoor patio seating, three luxurious climate-controlled interior decks, dance floors, flexible seating, full-service bars, and panoramic sightseeing windows.
Philadelphia Museum of Art, £25 per person - Visit one of the top five museum's in the country showcasing an internationally renowned collection of nearly 200,000 works of art and including remarkable architectural structures along with acclaimed special exhibitions. Don't miss the Japanese ceremonial teahouse, stunning arm and armor collection, and a dazzling Impressionist collection including the Van Gogh Sunflowers.
Ride the Ducks Philadelphia, £19 per person - Your fun Philadelphia sightseeing tour begins at Duck Central in the heart of the Independence Mall area. On land, our duck tours go through the heart of historic Philadelphia and pass by many Philadelphia sightseeing landmarks, including: Independence Hall, The Liberty Bell, Carpenter’s Hall, The Philadelphia Mint, National Constitution Center, Betsy Ross House, Elfreth’s Alley, Ben Franklin Gravesite, Washington Square, South Street, Franklin Court and more!
Hop on Hop off Bus Tour, 24-hour £25 per person OR 48-hour £35 per person - Climb aboard the Big Bus and enjoy the history, cultural attractions, dining and shopping along the route. Hop on and off at any of our 21 stops or just sit back and enjoy the ride! See the steps that Rocky climbed, Enjoy an authentic cheese steak or Philadelphia Soft pretzel, celebrate Ben Franklin's 300th birthday, retrace the steps of our founding fathers, and visit America's first Z00 or shop along South Street. Join us as we drive you through the perfectly laid out streets that were established when the city was founded in 1682!
Philly on Tap, £29 per person - Enjoy a taste of Philadelphia's finest local beers in the City's most unique, friendly, and eclectic watering holes. You can experience a diverse and exciting group of bars while learning about and tasting the best of Philadelphia's craft beers, regional breweries, and micro brews. A beer at each stop is included in this happy hour adventure, as well as a snack or two along the way.
Day by Day
Day 1 London – New York
Fly direct from London to New York, the Big Apple. Once you arrive in New York make your own way to your Midtown hotel. The remainder of the day is free to explore New York at your leisure.
Day 2 New York
Today you can enjoy a full day exploring one of the most iconic cities in the world! Take a trip to the ‘Empire State Building’ which is simply a must do in New York. From the spectacular lobby all the way up to the majestic observatories, this is the iconic centrepiece of the city’s skyline. This visit will let you savour breath-taking 360-degree panoramic views of Manhattan, with birds eye views over Central Park, Times Square, the Flatiron Building, Brooklyn Bridge, the Chrysler Building, the Statue of Liberty and so much more. After that you could then take a horse and carriage ride around Central Park, enjoy a river cruise to see the Statue of Liberty and also visit the site Ground Zero Memorial. In the evening it’s time to head to Times Square and Broadway where the city’s famous nightlife and theatre options await.
Day 3 New York
On your last full day in New York continue exploring the sights of this cosmopolitan city. Why not take a trip to Chinatown, or the Brooklyn Bridge, visit the shops of 5th Avenue or for those adventurous enough why not take a helicopter ride over the New York Skyline. If you want to explore somewhere further afield you can also take a day trip out to Niagara Falls.
Day 4 New York - Philadelphia
Take your Amtrak train service from New York Penn Station to Philadelphia’s 30th Street that will take approximately 1hr & 30mins. Upon arrival make your own way to your hotel where the remainder of the day is free to explore Philadelphia at your leisure.
Day 5 Philadelphia
Spend the day exploring Philadelphia and visit the ‘Barnes Foundation’, the largest private collection of impressionist and postimpressionist art in the world estimated to be worth over $25 billion. Take a walk through the memorial parks and visit the Liberty Bell centre.
Day 6 Philadelphia
On your final day in Philadelphia it is well worth visiting the many tax free shops which tend to be much cheaper than the identical shops in New York. Why not also take a Philadelphia sightseeing tour where you can see the state’s oldest church and the nation’s first shot factory. You can also admire unique mosaic art and finish on Philly's eclectic South Street and sample one of Phillies renowned Cheese Steaks!
Day 7 Philadelphia – Atlantic City
Make your own way to the 30th Street station to board your 1hr 30min train journey to Atlantic City this morning. Upon arrival in Atlantic City make your way to your hotel, less then 1km away, and after checking in the rest of the day if free to explore Atlantic City.
Day 8 Atlantic City
Your full day in Atlantic City can be spent exploring the Boardwalk area, visiting the various themed hotels and casinos, taking in a show or even participating in a fishing trip or some water sports. In the evening the entertainment is fantastic with a variety of great bars and fine dining restaurants.
Day 9 Atlantic City – London
Today you’ll return to Philadelphia by train before taking a 15 minute cab journey from the 30th Street station to Philadelphia International Airport for your direct overnight flight home.
Arrive back in the UK after enjoying what was hopefully a fantastic holiday!