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EAST COAST CITY BREAK ITINERARY


PHILADELPHIA - THE CITY OF BROTHERLY LOVE!! Tour Code:IVI/S/1484
3 nights/4 days Route:PHILADELPHIA
  Philadelphia or ‘Philly’ is the mother city where America was born!! The city is well known for it’s art and culture, which is no surprise considering the architecture and the still visible English influence. This is the city where the traditional meets the contemporary, where the old meets the new!! The cheese steaks, Philadelphia cheesecake and the pretzels are the staples of the city’s cuisine. It used to be nation’s capital while Washington DC was being constructed, and the most murals and outdoor sculptures can be seen here, than in any other American city.  
Day 01 PHILADELPHIA
Transfer to the Holiday Inn Express Midtown hotel. Check into your room and freshen up and relax for a while.
You have the option of having an Indian dinner at the Karma restaurant or a nice Mediterranean tapas meal at Barbuzzo, where you should try the salted caramel pudding (the budino). Once you finish dinner, you can stroll around your hotel area or retire to your room for a goodnight`s rest.
Overnight at your hotel.
Day 02 PHILADELPHIA
After a sumptuous breakfast in the hotel, proceed for a full day city tour with your 2 Day Philadelphia Pass, that gives you entry to more than 30 attractions. Walk to the famous Liberty Bell which is a symbol of freedom and equality. Explore the myths and facts surrounding the Bell, and about the crack and it`s story. Visit the Independence Hall where the Declaration of Independence was signed and the US Constitution was shaped by George Washington and 56 other men. Move on to the place where the very first American flag was made at Betsy Ross`s and then visit the National Constitution Centre, which is the only museum dedicated to the US Constitution. You can wear the judicial robes and view key cases, as well as take the Presidential oath of office. You may also want to take a photograph with a life size statue of Benjamin Franklin in the Signer`s Hall and see the rare public copy of the Constitution. Break for lunch at one of the restaurants in the area. Embark on a Ride The Ducks tour in an amphibious vehicle in which you can see historic Philadelphia by land and water in the Delaware River. Visit the Battleship New Jersey which is a floating museum converted from one of the largest battleships. Climb aboard and witness the legendary 16 gun turrets and the missile launch pads. See the Communication Centre, the Officer`s War room and the Admiral`s cabin. Have an early dinner at the iconic Jim`s Steaks famous for the Philly Cheese steak! With your pass, you can get a free soft drink when you buy any sandwich there. You may also have authentic Italian cuisine at the Bistro Romano, where pass holders are entitled to 20% discount on food. You can then board the Riverlink Ferry back to main Philadelphia and walk back to the historic avenue where your hotel is located. You can walk across to the deli and markets situated outside your hotel and buy some soft drinks, beer or small snacks, or enjoy a spot of shopping at Broad Street and Antique Row for curios and souvenirs to take back home. Another option is at the Gallery at Market East, a downtown shopping mall where you can choose from 130 mid price retail stores and 2 international food courts. Meals: Breakfast Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 03 PHILADELPHIA
After a sumptuous breakfast, check out of your hotel, keep your baggage in the baggage hold at the concierge and proceed to see Philadelphia`s history in a new way! Visit the PECO Theatre for a spectacular and first indoor 360 degree state of the art 3D show, showcasing America`s most historic and beloved symbols of freedom, called the Liberty 360. This is accompanied by music and the images appear to float in space! After that, you may indulge in some last minute shopping followed by a quick lunch at any of the restaurants in the area. Go back to your hotel, pick up your luggage and transfer to the airport. Board your flight with sweet memories of your holiday in Philadelphia!! Meals: Breakfast
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