Day 1: London – New York
Your holiday begins as you fly into New York City, where the Manhattan Skyline beckons. Hit the streets to see what all the fuss is about. Then unwind at one of the many coffee shops, deli’s and bars perched on every corner, to watch the world go by. Stay 3 nights at the Roosevelt Hotel (or similar).
Day 2-3: New York
So good they named it twice, New York has got to be one of the most happening places on the planet. In the city that never sleeps, there's something going on, somewhere, every minute of every day. It's pretty much like being in a rolling episode of Friends or Sex and the City. Yes, there really is a great coffee shop, deli or bar to hang out at on every corner. Yes, there's a glut of mouth-watering shopping, from Soho’s boho boutiques to the designer stores on Madison Avenue. Think iconic architecture...think shopping...think world-class museums...think top-class theatre...think fabulous restaurants...and you're not even half-way to covering all that New York has to offer.
Day 4: New York – Washington DC
Today, it’s time to catch a train south to Washington DC, the home of the President. Discover a city steeped in history and heritage, with an outstanding collection of places and museums to see, including a visit to the White House for that perfect picture opportunity. Stay 3 nights at the Loews Madison Hotel (or similar).
Day 5-6: Washington DC
Walk shoulder-to-shoulder with some of America's key decision makers (although you might not realise it) and look out for Men in Black in this most influential of cities. Washington DC is the powerhouse of the nation and you'll find yourself gazing in awe at magnificent but familiar iconic buildings, or paying your respects at memorials to the country's great and good. The National Mall is the perfect place to start, since it’s where politics and history meet on a grand scale, and you can't fail but to be impressed. From the domed Capitol Building, where the wheels of government turn, to the Smithsonian Institutes and Museums, it’s not hard to see what makes this city impressive.
Day 7: Washington DC – London
Your East Coast adventure comes to an end, as you check out of your hotel and make a return train journey to New York for your overnight flight back to London.