Arrive in New York and transfer to Philadelphia. Overnight in Philadelphia
Today we explore Philadelphia, starting with the Hall of Independence, which dates from 1732. The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States were both signed here. We also see a number of other interesting sites in the city, as well as the Liberty Bell, one of the most evocative symbols of the country. Afternoon at leisure to do some sightseeing. Perhaps visit the world-renowned Philadelphia Museum of Art or the recently opened Museum of the American Revolution. Overnight in Philadelphia
Our first stop today will be in the Amish Country, where several German religious groups settled at the time of the first colonists. A visit of an Amish farm and farmhouses will enable us to understand their habits, life style and history. Transfer to Washington D.C. On arrival, you will be taken on a guided tour to see the best-known public buildings (exterior visits) in the United States, including the White House and the Capitol building. On the broad Mall we will see impressive monuments to former US presidents. Overnight in Washington
Day at leisure. You may choose to visit one of the city's impressive museums, such as the National Museum of American History, the National Air & Space Museum, the National Gallery of Art or the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Overnight in Washington
Morning drive to Annapolis, one of the oldest cities in the country. Transfer to New York, arriving late afternoon. We first visit the Empire State Building to admire the view of the city from the 86th-floor observation deck. Overnight in New York
Morning tour of Manhattan to discover Times Square and its immense, illuminated billboards. We then walk down 5th Avenue to view Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, the imposing Rockefeller Center, Grand Central Station and the Flatiron Building. Next, we see Greenwich Village with its tree-lined streets, Soho, Little Italy and Chinatown. Overnight in New York
Full day at leisure to explore the city at your own pace. Overnight in New York
Time at leisure before returning to the UK. NB The above itinerary is provisional.