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Rental car tour - USA

Go East – Highlights of the East Coast

Highlights

  • Flexible travel to four world metropolises in a rental car

  • Drive from Washington DC via Philadelphia and New York to Boston

  • Experience the highlights of the big cities

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

  • Stay in comfortable 3-star hotels

Description

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.

Destination

North America

Washington - Philadelphia - New York - Boston

Today you will land in Washington D.C., the capital of the United States and home of the country’s government. After completing all immigration formalities, collect your rental car and set off for your first accommodation, the Kellogg Conference Hotel.

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 US 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, such as 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 US 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.

Travel time: approx. 46 km / 1 hour

2 nights at the Kellogg Conference Hotel*** with breakfast in a Queen room, Washington DC, USA

After two eventful days in D.C., pack your bags and head north to Philadelphia. Make a short stop in Baltimore and visit the renovated inner docks, where you can discover numerous museums, restaurants, and shops. Stroll by the small harbor shops and find a souvenir or two! Tip: Try the city's specialty dish, the Maryland crab.

After the snack, you will continue your journey towards Philadelphia and check in to your hotel.

Welcome to the country’s fifth-largest city and the birthplace of American democracy. Known for its historical relevance, Philadelphia is home to two significant symbols of the United States of America: The Liberty Bell, which is 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 every year. 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.

Travel time: approx. 220 km / 2.5 hours

1 night at the Holiday Inn Express Midtown** + with breakfast in a standard room, Philadelphia, USA

Today your itinerary takes you to New York City, the city that never sleeps! You will pass through the garden state of New Jersey, and after about an hour, you will reach the Big Apple.

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.

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

An absolute must during your stay in New York is a visit to the Statue of Liberty. 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 all about this symbol of American independence.

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?

Travel time: approx. 154 km / 2 hours

3 nights at the Ameritania Hotel*** in a standard room, New York, USA

Your stay in New York is drawing to a close. Don't be sad because another great city awaits you. Pack your bags and continue your journey to Boston! On the way, we recommend a short stop in New Haven and visit the famous Yale University, one of the most prestigious universities in the world. You can also make a stop at Newport, a small coastal paradise and popular summer resort on America's east coast. Explore the local area and check out elegant residences of distinguished American families.

Travel time: approx. 344 km / 4 hours

2 nights at the Holiday Inn Boston Bunker Hill*** in a standard room, Boston, USA

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 huge 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 place for shopping and to linger in a café with small international specialties.

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 largest collection of Japanese art outside of Japan. In addition to impressionist masterpieces, the art museum, which is one of the five largest museums in the USA, houses sculptures and pottery from ancient American and African works of art.

Today is sadly the last day of your trip. Pack your bags for the last time and head to Boston International Airport. Here you will return your rental car and begin your flight home with new impressions and unforgettable memories.

Kellogg Conference Hotel***, Washington D.C., USA (2 nights)

This hotel nestles on the historic Gallaudet University campus and has 122 rooms with all amenities. Start the day with a generous continental breakfast before setting out on a discovery tour of Washington DC. The Union Station metro station is around 7 minutes away, and you can easily reach Capitol Hill and the National Mall on foot. The hotel also has a coffee shop, gym, and gift shop.

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

This hotel lies in the city's heart, so it’s 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. If you need a refreshing dip, you can head to the outdoor pool. The Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and the National Constitution Center are all close to the hotel.

Ameritania Hotel***, New York, USA (3 nights)

This New York City hotel is in the Theater District, adjacent to the Ed Sullivan Theater. Ameritania Hotel offers modern rooms with black and white tiled floors, cable TV, designer toiletries, a work desk, and modern décor.

Holiday Inn Boston Bunker Hill ***, Boston, USA (2 nights)

The Holiday Inn Boston Bunker Hill is north of Boston and features an indoor heated pool and 184 spacious rooms and suites equipped with all modern amenities. You can look forward to a private bathroom with a separate shower, a flat-screen TV, a coffee machine, and a tea maker. At the in-house restaurant, you can enjoy American delicacies and drinks at the bar. In addition to a 24-hour gym, this hotel also offers a jacuzzi and sauna. It’s about 500 meters from the next metro station.

Duration of the trip: 9 days / 8 nights

Included

  • 8 nights in the advertised hotels

  • 3x breakfast

  • Roadbook

  • 9 days rental car of the category Nissan Versa or similar

Rental car

Included:

  • Unlimited kilometers

  • Airport taxes

  • Fully comprehensive insurance (CDW): included without excess

  • Vehicle theft insurance (TP): included without excess

  • Liability insurance according to special rental conditions: Liability insurance according to the provisions of the rental country. Additional liability insurance cover total 7,500,000 EUR

  • Additional liability insurance for 7.5 million euros

  • Reimbursement of damage to glass, roof, tires, underbody (including oil pan), and clutch

  • Reimbursement of the accident handling fee

  • Reimbursement of towing costs and costs for the loss/damage of vehicle keys and documents

  • Reimbursement of damage and theft of the car radio and navigation system (mobile or built-in) in the event of a break-in

  • Additional driver: included (maximum of 3 other drivers per rental). Driving the vehicle by persons not listed in the rental agreement is prohibited and will result in the loss of any insurance coverage.

  • First tank filling: included, except when you pick up at a station in Manhattan. The car is returned empty. If the vehicle is returned with a tank of fuel, the fuel costs cannot be reimbursed.

  • CFC (Customer Facility Charge)

  • Accident insurance (PAI): including coverage of up to 20,000 EUR per person in the rental car

  • Local taxes: On the rental price and on all included services listed.

Excluding

  • International flights

  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the scope of services

  • Personal expenses, such as tips and minibars

  • Possible parking and toll fees

  • Gasoline and satellite navigation

  • One-way rental

  • Insurance

Notes

  • You can book hotels with higher star ratings on request and at an additional cost.

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  1. Price per person from 42 € excl. Flight
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