Anybody who has spent any time in Boston will know that the locals get round by T… Boston T.
No, not an abbreviation for the drink for which it is most associated but rather the Tram, or trolly.
Which in my time working in Beantown in the Eighties I found started overland in my neighbourhood in Tremont Street before duckign down into the Subway.
And I got the whole authentic experience returning at night of seeing the long-tailed residents of the reclaimed harbour run around the tracks.
A real Bostonian experience for this traveller.
America is built on its rail networks which criss-crossed the coasts and coast to coast and which I dare say my Irish navvy antecedents helped build.
And while there is something romantic about a Greyhound or a Peter Pan coach, the same can be said for the train.
And particularly when our friends at Travel Department are at the controls.
The Rail East
East Coast USA by Rail incl. Boston, New York, Philadelphia & Washington DC: This 10-night holiday allows you plenty of time to enjoy each city with guided tours and free time to explore at your leisure.
For those who suffer under the misconception that America lacks history then visit Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall.
And immerse yourself in Boston Tea Party history down by the Bay.
Your next stop is the Big Apple where the locals know if you’re a tourist because we’re the ones who look up.
And you’ll find too that New Yorkers while tarred with always having an angle (true) are a friendly bunch.
And one in fact came back through the turnstiles in the subway to help mia famiglia with our map and directions.
Where, of course, I’ve got a hotline to the White House and have already had the red carpet laid out for me.
Deal us in
Priced from €3199 pp and Including flights, transfers, that ten-night accommodation on a B&B basis and expert guides.
Departures on 20th May and 4th November 2022.