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 Founders Trail

11 night 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. 

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

Fly into Boston and out of Washington DC

530 miles

Includes flights, car & accommodation

east coast holiday

Our 11 Night Founders Trail holiday starts in Boston and ends in Washington DC: Boston (3 nights), New York City (3 nights), Philadelphia (1 night), Lancaster (1 night), Washington DC (2 nights)

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Your Itinerary

boston holidays

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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new york holiday

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.


New York,

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philadelphia holiday

Day 6:

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.



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amish village holiday

Day 7:
Amish Village

Make the short drive to Lancaster, one of the oldest inland cities in the USA.  The local Amish community is America’s oldest Amish settlement and thousands still live the centuries- old lifestyle. Tours of the community and buggy rides are available locally.



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gettysburg holiday

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.



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washington holiday

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.



Fancy an upgrade?
mustang holiday

Our standard prices include a small family car, but you can hire a convertible or SUV. Take a look at your car choice here.

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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