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 Founders Trail

11 day self-drive holiday enjoying historical sites of the United States

You will begin your trip at Boston, famous for the Boston Tea Party and of course Harvard is in nearby Cambridge. You’ll then head down to New York City for three nights to enjoy all of the attractions of this busy city. Head down to Philadelphia to visit Independence Hall where the Declaration of Independence was signed and then onto Lancaster where you’ll visit an Amish Village. Finally you’ll head to Washington DC via Gettysburg where the famous Gettysburg Address was delivered. In DC you will be able to see the White House and a huge number of atttractions including the wonderful Smithsonian museums. 

All our road trips can be shortened or extra nights added or modified with upgraded hotels, car etc. We love building tailor made trips!

Includes flights from UK, car hire and accommodation
Fly into Boston and out of Washington DC
You’ll drive approximately 530 miles in total
 Includes NYC, an Amish village and Gettysburg
Your trip can be tailored to suit your needs. Extra days can easily be added or we can shorten the trip if preferred
Your full road trip pack and itinerary will be sent to you
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Your Itinerary

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Days 1 & 2:
Boston (2 nights)

Boston is a great city to spend a few days. Explore the delights of Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market and take a trip to nearby Harvard. The Boston Tea Party Museum has a wonderful interactive historical experience

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Boston,
MA

3 Star
Hotel

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Days 3 - 5:
The Big Apple (3 nights)

Head south to New York for the next 3 nights. We’ll book you into a hotel in Queens where you can more easily park and is only a couple of stops on the subway from Grand Central. Take a trip up the Empire State Building, eat lunch in Central Park and shop down 5th Avenue.

215
miles

New York,
NY

4 Star
Hotel

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Day 6:
Philadelphia

Head to Philadelphia and visit Independence Hall, a World Heritage Site where both the consitution was signed and, on the 4th July 1776, the delaration of Independence was signed. Philadelphia contains an incredible 67 National Historic Landmarks.

95
miles

Philadelphia,
PA

4 Star
Hotel

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Day 7:
Amish Village

Take a stroll around the outlet shopping centre in Foxwoods before the final leg of your trip into New York. Drop the car at the airport and take a taxi or train into Manhattan. If you’d prefer to keep hold of the car, we can book you a great hotel in Queens, just a couple of stops on the subway from Grand Central

65
miles

Lancaster,
PA

3 Star
Hotel

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Days 8 & 9:
Gettysburg & DC (2 nights)

You’ll head to Gettysburg to see where the Gettysburg Address was delivered by Lincoln in 1863 before heading to Washington DC where you’ll spend the final 2 nights enjoying the many museums and historical buildings and sites.

150
miles

Washington,
DC

4 Star
Hotel

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Days 10 & 11:
Washington & Fly Home

Enjoy your final day in the USA. We love spending time in some of the Smithsonian museums and wandering around the capital. This evening you’ll catch your overnight flight back to the UK.

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Home

 Why not add extra days or some side trips to your holiday? Here’s a few ideas...
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Car
Our standard prices include a small family car, but you can hire a convertible or SUV. Take a look at your car choice here.

Hotels
We are completely independent and have a wide choice of hotels. We can upgrade some or all of your hotels. Just ask us!

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