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Philadelphia and points north star in this East Coast tour

November 30, 2011|By Mary Forgione | Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
  • Tour4fun's six-day tour of the East Coast starts and ends in Philadelphia. A statue of "Rocky," shown here, stands at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Tour4fun's six-day tour of the East Coast starts and ends in Philadelphia.… (Matt Rourke / Associated…)

Take a trip to the East Coast that combines landmarks big and small -- for a small price. Tours4Fun offers a six-day tour that starts and ends in Philadelphia and visits Washington, Niagara Falls, Boston and New York City.

[For the record at 2 p.m. Dec. 14: An earlier version of this post wrongly said the cost was $480 for two people and $940 for four people. The correct prices are below.]

Other sightseeing stops along the way include Hershey's Chocolate World in Hershey, Pa.; the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, N.Y.; and the campuses of MIT and Harvard. The trip prices out to $240 per person for a nice first-timer overview or vacation for a family of four.

Date: Tours depart year-round on Mondays and Fridays through Dec. 31, 2012.

Price: $480 per person (double occupancy) or $960 for four (four in one room), excluding tax. It includes five nights in hotels, round-trip transportation to and from Philadelphia by tour coach, and a tour guide. Airfare and admission to add-on tours are extra.

Tested: I went online and found availability for a range of departure dates, including the one I checked: March 12. The tour provides two pickup starting points in Philadelphia before hitting the road.

Contact: Tours4fun, (866) 933-7368

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