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Pennsylvania | Philadelphia

Fabulous Philadelphia remains something of a well-kept secret. This scintillating city is one of the oldest in the United States and the nation’s fifth largest.

The heart of Philadelphia is home to some famous landmarks including the impressive City Hall, Reading Terminal Market and the colourful Friendship Gate which marks the entrance to Chinatown. Also, a must visit is the Historic Waterfront District with its charming courtyards and brick-paved pathways encompassing the stylish Society Hill area.

Learn more about the making of the first American flag at the Betsy Ross House, visit Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and Philadelphia’s Museum of Art which sits at the top of the steps made famous in the 'Rocky' movies.

For some retail therapy take in the shopping at Franklin Mills Mall with more than 200 outlet stores, or the King of Prussia Mall located at Valley  Forge.

Did you know Philadelphia...

~ Is the 5th largest city in the U.S. and 2nd largest on the East Coast.

~ Is known as the birthplace of America and home to the Nation’s most historic square mile – Independence National Historical Park.

~ Is home to many “firsts” in the U.S.: hospital, stock exchange, White House/Capital, university, mint, zoo, department store and diamond district.

~ Its Chinatown is one of the largest in the U.S.

~ Fairmount Park is the nation’s largest municipal park (even bigger than New York’s Central Park).

~ Has more than 200 BYOB (Bring Your Own Bottle) style restaurants, 250 outdoor cafés and is home to more than 2,500 restaurants.

~ The region is home to more than 12 breweries.

~ King of Prussia Mall is the nation’s largest retail shopping complex & includes 7 department stores, 375 specialty stores and 50 restaurants and eateries.

~ Fourth of July festival is called Philadelphia’s Wawa Welcome America! and stages the nation’s largest free outdoor concert.

~ Is home to the world’s largest indoor flower show.

~ Bill Cosby, Will Smith, Kevin Bacon, Seth Green, Richard Gere, Peter Boyle and Kevin Eubanks are just some popular entertainers that were born here.

~ Has more public art than any other U.S. city.

Pennsylvania Discovery


12 DAYS/11 NIGHTS

Begins and ends in Philadelphia.

DEPARTURES


Year round

YOUR FLY DRIVE INCLUDES:


• Round trip scheduled flights
• Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation
• Accommodations as stated

DAY 1 ARRIVE PHILADELPHIA

Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Philadelphia. Upon arrival, collect your rental car and proceed to your hotel.
Hotel: The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia

DAY 2 PHILADELPHIA

Steeped in history, this marvellous city combines the old with the new, offering perfect opportunities for superb sightseeing, excellent shopping, wonderful dining and cultural activities. During your exploration of America’s ‘Birthplace of Independence’ you can visit the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Franklin Court and Betsy Ross House.
Hotel: The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia

DAYS 3 & 4  GETTYSBURG

Driving distance: 140Mi/225Km
Today, you head west out of Philadelphia for Gettysburg, one of the state's most historic towns. We suggest a stop in Lancaster en route, where you can enjoy a traditional lunch in one of the quaint restaurants. Once in Gettysburg, you can visit the great battlefield where one of the most decisive battles of American and world history took place during the Civil War. You may wish to visit the Eisenhower National Historic Site, home of the World War II Commander of European Allied Forces.
Hotel: Wyndham Gettysburg

DAY 5, 6 & 7  PITTSBURGH

Driving distance:186Mi/299Km
Continuing west across the state, you arrive at Pittsburgh, a city full of surprises. With so much to see and do in this wonderful city you will be kept busy on your three night stay. Make sure you visit the Andy Warhol Museum, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and spend at least one evening at the riverfront entertainment complex at Station Square.
Hotel: Omni William Penn

DAYS 8 & 9  HERSHEY

Driving distance: 216Mi/348Km
Although one of the longest drives today, it's one of the most scenic! Shortly before you arrive in Hershey, you have the option of enjoying a stop in Harrisburg. Hershey is home to the world-famous Hershey chocolate. For those of you with a sweet tooth, make sure you visit Hershey Park, where 33 million Hershey Chocolate Kisses can be produced in a single day! For a different flavour of the area, why not take time to visit one of the local Amish communities to see how they live their basic lifestyle.
Hotel: Hotel Hershey

DAYS 10 & 11 PHILADELPHIA

Driving distance: 95Mi/153Km
Back in Philadelphia, the fifth largest city in the United States, you have time for any sightseeing that you didn’t manage to do the first time around. Perhaps make a visit to the Waterfront District, Chinatown or one of the many entertaining museums. Don’t forget, Pennsylvania has tax free clothes shopping!
Hotel: The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia

DAY 12 JOURNEY HOME

It's time to return to the airport, where you drop off your rental car and check-in for your flight back to the UK.

PRICES

From £1720 per person, based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request. 

Williamsburg & Washington DC

Philadelphia


8 Days/7 Nights

Begins in Philadelphia and ends in Washington DC.

Departures
April, May, June, September and October.

Your Tauck Itinerary includes:
• Round trip scheduled flights
• Accommodation for 7 nights as specified
• 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches & 5 dinners
• Air-conditioned motorcoach transportation
• Services of a Tauck Tour Director

DAY 1 ARRIVE PHILADELPHIA

Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Philadelphia. Upon arrival, a transfer to your hotel, the Four Seasons Philadelphia, is included. This evening meet up with your fellow Tauck travellers for a welcome reception and dinner.
Hotel: Four Seasons Philadelphia
Dinner included

DAY 2 PHILADELPHIA

Steeped in history, Philadelphia combines the old with the new. Enjoy a day exploring the many attractions. Tour Independence Hall, ride a horse-drawn carriage along cobblestone streets, see Liberty Bell and visit the National Constitution Centre. 
Hotel: Four Seasons Philadelphia
Breakfast included

DAY 3 AMISH COUNTRY & GETTYSBURG

After breakfast enjoy the journey as you travel through Pennsylvania farmland to Lancaster County.  A sightseeing tour with a local guide gives you an insight into the unique cultural heritage of the Amish, the inhabitants of Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Enjoy a special country lunch before you travel on to historic Gettysburg, where a National Park guide will help you explore the Gettysburg National Military Park, site of one of the Civil War's most significant battles. This evening, enjoy a talk from a local guide who recounts the experience of a civillian during the 1863 fighting.
Hotel: Wyndham Gettysburg
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

DAY 4 MASON-DIXON LINE & WILLIAMSBURG

Travel south crossing the Mason-Dixon line, then on to Virginia's National Museum of the Marine Corps where you'll discover interactive exhibits chronicling more than 200 years of history. Continue to Colonial Williamsburg and discover Virginia's colonial capital. Dinner tonight is in an authentic colonial tavern.
Hotel: Williamsburg Inn/Lodge 
Breakfast and dinner included

DAY 5 WILLIAMSBURG

Enjoy a full day exploring Colonial Williamsburg, restored to its 1770 grandeur. Meet historic interpreters in colonial dress who represent actual citizens from 18th century Williamsburg, and experience an in-depth look at America's early days first-hand! Step back in time in the living history museum and see the Capitol Building, still flying the British flag; Raleigh Tavern, the House of Burgesses; the Governor's Palace; Bruton Parish Church; and many other historic colonial homes and shops.
Hotel: Williamsburg Inn/Lodge
Breakfast and lunch included

DAY 6 JAMESTOWN & WASHINGTON DC 

Depart Williamsburg for visit to Jamestown, founded as the first permanent English settlement in the 'New World'. Enjoy a detailed and informative talk of the influences of the Powhatan, English and African cultures. On a walking tour you will see exhibits on America's early heritage. Then it's on to the nation's capital, Washington DC.
Hotel: The Mayflower Renaissance Washington
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

DAY 7 MOUNT VERNON

Today you travel to Mount Vernon where you'll learn more about George Washington's beloved Mount Vernon estate. Perched overlooking the Potomac River, tour the mansion and beautiful landscaped grounds and explore the new interactive museum. Return to Washington DC for visits to the Lincoln Memorial, Capital Hill and the Vietnam, Korean & WWII War Memorials. End the day with a special evening of farewell cocktails and dinner at your hotel.
Hotel: The Mayflower Renaissance Washington
Breakfast and dinner included

DAY 8 JOURNEY HOME

Time for some last minute sightseeing and shopping before you transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK
Breakfast included

2014 PRICES

From £2592 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request. 

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