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Rental car tour - USA

Go East – Highlights of the East Coast


  • Travel to four world metropolises by train

  • From Boston via New York and Philadelphia to Washington

  • Experience the highlights of the big cities during bus tours and guided tours on foot

  • Discover contrasts: Green parks, cobbled streets & modern skyscrapers

  • Stay in comfortable 3 and 4-star hotels


America’s east coast is home to the metropolises that influence the rest of the world. Make your long-awaited America dream come true and drive a rental car from Washington D.C. via Philadelphia and New York to Boston. Experience all the East Coast highlights and discover the different multicultural corners that are unique to any other destination.


North America

Washington - Philadelphia - New York - Boston

Boston is one of the most modern and, at the same time, oldest cities in America. It’s best known for its numerous contrasts and individual districts. In addition to old brick houses and giant skyscrapers, Boston has the best universities and great walks.

In the morning, wake up and take a lovely walk on the 4-kilometer Freedom Trail, one of the city’s most popular tours. Put on comfortable shoes and follow the trail of the American Revolution. Start in the oldest park in the United States, Boston Common, and follow the red line to the Bunker Hill war memorial in Charlestown. This tour takes you to the most emblematic historical places in the city, like the Old South Meeting House, a church where the first Boston Tea Party took place. Opposite the Faneuil Hall is the Quincy Market, a well-known spot for shopping and lingering in a café with small international specialties.

Enjoy a mix of transportation and entertainment on the Old Town Trolley Tour. With informative stories, colorful anecdotes, and funny tales, you will travel back to colonial Boston and experience the city from a different perspective.

Treat yourself to a delicious restaurant meal and explore Boston’s picturesque waterfront. Get up close and personal with sharks, turtles, and penguins at the New England Aquarium, or book a whale-watching cruise and other marine science trips.

Do you fancy exciting exhibitions and excellent masterpieces? The Museum of Fine Arts has the best and most extensive collection of Japanese art outside of Japan. In addition to impressionist masterpieces, the art museum, one of the five most prominent museums in the USA, houses sculptures and pottery from ancient American and African works of art.

Two nights in Boston, USA

In the morning, the train from Boston will take you to New York City, the city that never sleeps! You will reach the Big Apple in about four hours.

New York is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world and the largest metropolis in America, with a population of 8.2 million. Divided into five districts (The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island), New York is more diverse and individual than any other city. Enjoy your stay in the Big Apple, and look forward to three exciting days.

One of the best ways to explore the city is with the Big Bus tours, also known as Hop-on Hop-off buses. With 40 stops throughout the city, you can quickly get from one highlight to the next.

Shrill, colorful, and hectic — that’s the world-famous Times Square. Pull out your camera and capture the hustle and bustle and colorful advertising banners with your camera.

In Manhattan, you can experience New York’s world-famous multicultural neighborhoods such as Little Italy and Chinatown. In addition to its multicultural neighborhoods, Manhattan is also known for its bridges. The most famous is the Brooklyn Bridge — it’s 1.8 kilometers long and connects Brooklyn with Manhattan. Visit it for spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline.

A visit to the Statue of Liberty is an absolute must during your stay in New York. Don’t forget to pack your camera because when you board the ferry and travel to Liberty Island, you will want to take many photos of the 102-meter-high statue! With a guide, you can learn about this American independence symbol.

In addition to huge skyscrapers and a vibrant city life, New York also offers vast parks and spacious green areas such as the 350-hectare Central Park and Washington Square Park. Did you know that New York is one of the greenest cities in America?

Driving time: approx. 344 km / 4 hours

2 nights in New York, USA

Board your train to America’s fifth largest city and the birthplace of American democracy. Known for its historical relevance, Philadelphia is home to two significant symbols of the USA: the Liberty Bell, over 200 years old, and the Independence Hall.

Immerse yourself in the city’s lively world and uncover its surprising contrasts: modern skyscrapers and a rich history convey a unique atmosphere with the charm of 18th and 19th-century architecture. Today, Philadelphia is one of America’s most popular shopping, culture, and tourism hotspots attracting millions of visitors annually. Stroll through the winding streets of the beautiful old town and visit the famous Philadelphia Zoo, which looks after endangered species. You can look forward to 1,600 rare and exotic animals — fun for the whole family!

Don’t forget the famous Rocky staircase at the Museum of Art. The legendary 72 steps are where boxer Rocky Balboa climbed in his films. You can follow in his footsteps and feel like the world champion in boxing at the top level. Capture this moment forever in a souvenir photo by the Rocky Statue at the foot of the stairs.

Driving time: approx. 154 km / 2 hours

3 nights in Philadelphia, USA

Board the train again and continue to Washington D.C., the capital of the United States and home of the country’s government.

After freshening up at your hotel, head to the streets of Washington D.C. and explore the famous sights. Don’t forget to pack your camera, because the famous National Mall, a 4-kilometer long park, will spoil you with a great view of Washington DC’s most important buildings. The White House, the Lincoln Memorial, and the U.S. Capitol are among the city’s most essential and popular attractions, all within walking distance of the National Mall. You can also easily visit famous museums like the National Gallery of Art and the National Air and Space Museum.

The White House is on Pennsylvania Avenue and is the residence and office of the current president. Even if you cannot visit the inside of the White House, this important building is an absolute must-see. Of course, you can learn more about the White House at the visitor center.

At the end of the National Mall is the Lincoln Memorial, built between 1915 and 1922. Its style looks like a Greek temple with 36 Doric columns and includes a 5.80-meter high statue in honor of the 16th president, Abraham Lincoln.

Of course, a trip to the U.S. Capitol is another must-see on your city tour! The Capitol building, home to the congress seats and legislature, is a real eye-catcher. The majestic building boasts a classical style and impresses with a length of 229 meters. Step inside and get a glimpse into America’s complex history.

Again, you will have the opportunity to explore the city on a Big Bus. Sit back and leisurely cruise past the sights, or disembark at the various stations for a closer look at the attractions.

Travel time: approx. 220 km / 2.5 hours

Two nights in Washington DC, USA

Today is sadly the last day of your trip. Pack your bags for the last time and head to the D.C. International Airport.

Hampton Inn & Suites Boston Crosstown***+, Boston, United States (2 nights)

This accommodation features an indoor heated pool, spa, and fitness center near downtown Boston. The spacious rooms are brightly designed and offer an excellent place to relax after sightseeing with free WiFi and HDTV.

Holiday Inn Manhattan Financial District***+, New York, United States (2 nights)

In the southern tip of Manhattan lies the Holiday Inn Manhattan Financial District. As the name suggests, the hotel is in the middle of the financial district and near many sights. The tallest Holiday Inn in the world offers unique views of the Hudson River and surrounding area from the higher levels. The modern rooms offer tea and coffee-making facilities. The hotel’s restaurant and bar are ideal places to end the day.

Holiday Inn Express Midtown**+, Philadelphia, USA (1 night)

This hotel lies in the city’s heart, just minutes from numerous shops and restaurants. The hotel boasts 168 spacious rooms equipped with a private bathroom, a small refrigerator, and a microwave. For breakfast, head down to the hotel restaurant, then take a long stroll through the city. You can head to the outdoor pool if you need a refreshing dip. The Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and the National Constitution Center are all close to the hotel.

Capitol Skyline Hotel***, Washington D.C., USA (2 nights)

The hotel is an ideal starting point for exploring the capital; for example, the Capitol and the National Promenade are just a few blocks away. The spacious rooms offer a large bathroom, flat screen T.V., and WiFi. After a dip in the fabulous pool, the pool bar, restaurant, and lounge bar invite you to linger.

Duration of the trip: 8 days / 7 nights


  • 7 nights in the advertised hotels or similar
  • Electronic travel guide “Discovery Guide”
  • Amtrak train tickets (Regional Service Coach Class)
  • Trolley tour of Old Town Boston
  • Freedom Trail Boston city tour
  • Big Bus New York Deluxe Tour
  • Big Bus Washington Premium Tour


  • International flights
  • Airport and train station transfers
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the scope of services
  • Personal expenses, such as tips and minibars
  • Insurance


  • You can book hotels with higher star ratings on request and at an additional cost.
  • The starting price is valid for the travel period 30.12.22 - 22.02.23.
    The surcharge for the period 28.07.22 - 04.09.22 is 160 EUR per person and 385 EUR per person from 07.09.22 - 29.10.22.

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