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USA City Breaks

Philadelphia & Washington DC- Hampton Inn & Kimpton Carlyle Hotel

From €995pp b&b & room-only
Depart From
Fly from Dublin
Departure Date
12 Mar 2020 - 16 Mar 2020
Alternative dates available on request
4 Nights
Philadelphia & Washington D.C., USA
From €995pp b&b & room-only
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Fly from Dublin to the US and spend four nights in the historic cities of Philadelphia and Washington DC.

On arrival in Philadelphia, make your way to the Hampton Inn Philadelphia Center City where you will spend two nights.

Guests at this three-star Philadelphia hotel enjoy complimentary full hot American buffet breakfast; leisure options include a fitness center. A spacious breakfast room at the Hampton Inn hosts a hot buffet breakfast, and complimentary coffee and tea are available throughout the day. 

After two nights in Philadelphia, make your way to Washington DC. We would recommend booking an Amtrack train for this part of your journey, but we can also arrange private transfers if desired. The journey time is approximately 2 hours.

On arrival in Washington DC, make your way to the Kimpton Carlyle Hotel Dupont Circle. This hotel is located within walking distance from the city's monuments and museums. It is surrounded by fantastic shopping venues and a wide variety of restaurant choices.

 This family-friendly, all-suite hotel features 170 suites and loads of great amenities. Facilities on offer to guests at this air-conditioned establishment include a lobby area with a 24-hour reception and check-out service, a hotel safe and a newspaper stand. Further facilities include a bar and a restaurant as well as conference facilities and Internet access.

Guests can also take advantage of the room and laundry services. All accommodation units are fully-equipped as standard featuring a satellite/cable TV, complimentary high-speed Internet access and a safe.

Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour from €32

Explore the best that Philadelphia has to offer on this hop-on hop-off tour of the city. Visit 27 of Philadelphia’s top attractions- like the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall- on a 1.5 hour loop. Select from a 1, 2 or 3-day pass. Board at any of the 27 stops and get to know the city in custom fashion, with live commentary. A route map and courtesy shuttle from Center City hotels are included.

The Experience:

  • See Philadelphia at your own pace on this hop-on hop-off tour
  • Visit 27 top Philadelphia attractions including the Liberty Bell, Elfreth's Alley and Independence Hall
  • Enjoy great views from the open-top, double-decker bus, complete with live onboard narration
  • A fun, fast and scenic way to explore the city


Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia from €36

Experience the history of the United States on this guided small-group walking tour around Philadelphia, the birthplace of freedom in America. See Independence Hall, where the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence (this tour does not enter Independence Hall).

Learn about Pennsylvania’s founder, William Penn, and see where George Washington, the first President of the United States, lived. Then check out the galleries and eateries in Old City Philadelphia, America's most historic square mile, followed by a cold beverage at a local establishment.

The Experience:

  • Historical walking tour of Philadelphia
  • Discover the country’s Founding Fathers on a stroll through Philly’s Historic District and Old City District
  • Walk past Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was signed
  • See the home of past presidents like George Washington
  • Pass by the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Betsy Ross House, Christ Church, Old City Hall, Franklin Court and more
  • Enjoy a refreshing craft beer or soft drink at a local establishment
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people ensures a more personalized experience
  • Upgrade your tour to include a beer tour and tasting

Ensure your place: book these tours with us before you fly. Want to try a different experience? Ask about our other tours and excursions.

Washington DC Monuments Bike Tour from €43

See the historical sights of Washington DC with an up-close view of significant monuments on a bike tour by comfortable cruiser.

Ride an easy route over flat terrain from the National Mall to the Potomac Tidal Basin and view DC landmarks including the Washington Monument, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, and Jefferson Memorial as you explore the attractions with a knowledgeable guide. Snack and bottled water included.

The Experience:

  • Washington DC bike tour of monuments and memorial
  • Hear anecdotes and history from a knowledgeable guide
  • Visit DC icons like Washington Monument, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, and Jefferson Memorial
  • Cruise through DC on a comfortable hybrid bike, customized to your size

Big Bus Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Tour from €33

Discover the most popular sights in Washington, DC on this relaxing hop-on hop-off bus tour. Drive past many of the top attractions in the nation’s capital — including the White House, the Washington Monument, the National Mall, historic Georgetown, and Arlington National Cemetery, and choose where you want to get off and explore in more detail.

Select a 1- or 2-day pass, then hop on at any of the stops on two different routes and get to know the city with a combination of both live and audio commentary. The 2-day option includes admission to Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum.

The Experience:

  • Explore the city at your own pace with a Big Bus Washington DC hop-on hop-off bus tour
  • Visit the National Mall, historic Georgetown, Arlington Cemetery and much more
  • Travel easily between landmarks like the Smithsonian, Washington Monument and the White House
  • Experience unparalleled views from the vantage point of an open top double-decker Big Bus
  • Hop on and off at any of the 40 city-wide stops, and tour four different routes
  • Choose a 1-day pass or opt for a 2-day pass
  • Admission to Madame Tussaud's Washington DC included

Ensure your place: book these tours with us before you fly. Want to try a different experience? Ask about our other tours and excursions.

Price is per adult sharing and includes:

  • Return flights and charges from Dublin
  • 23kg checked luggage
  • 2 nights bed & breakfast accommodation at the 3* Hampton Inn Philadelphia Center City Convention Center, in a Double Room
  • 2 nights room-only accommodation at the 4* Kimpton Carlyle Hotel Dupont Circle, in a King Deluxe Room

Please ask us about adding great value:

  • Travel insurance
  • Airport transfers
Subject to availability. Terms & conditions apply.

For more information please call us on 021 427 7094 or 01 696 5135, email info@shandontravel.ie, request a call back using the red button or submit an enquiry through the form below.

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