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Historic sites, thrilling cities, and awe-inspiring scenery…these are the perfect words to describe this East Coast tour featuring New York City, Niagara Falls, Philadelphia, and Washington DC. You’ll spend four nights in New York City, two nights in Niagara Falls and the Washington DC area, and one night in Philadelphia. You’ll also visit Corning, New York, once voted Most Fun Small Town in America. On this affordable vacation, sightseeing or an orientation tour is included in each city. In New York City, see the major attractions, including Broadway, Wall Street, the Empire State Building, and more. Two extra nights in New York City at the end of your tour give you the opportunity to discover the city’s sights and to join optional activities, such as a Manhattan harbor cruise. In Philadelphia, see the historic landmarks. In Washington DC, visit Arlington National Cemetery, where John and Robert Kennedy are laid to rest; the Lincoln and National WWII Memorials; and the Washington Monument. Also enjoy photo stops at Capitol Hill and the White House. This East Coast tour also features gorgeous scenery. Enjoy drives through the picturesque Poconos and through the beautiful Appalachian Mountains into the Susquehanna River Valley. But that’s not all…wait until you witness breathtaking Niagara Falls! Be sure to have your camera ready as you enjoy a sightseeing cruise past the world-famous falls. During your free time in Niagara Falls, perhaps visit the Butterfly Conservatory, Great Gorge Adventure, or Botanical Gardens, or ride the aerial cable car. From the bustling cities to the majestic scenery, this East Coast tour is a great vacation for savvy travelers. You’re sure to arrive home with plenty of stories and photos to share.
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NEW YORK CITYSightseeing with Local GuideNIAGARA FALLSSightseeing cruisePHILADELPHIAOrientation tourWASHINGTON DCSightseeing with Local Guide; visit Arlington National CemeteryGuides:
Local host service in New York City, where information is provided for independent exploration and diningNotes:
Enjoy the fall colors of New York and surrounding areas on our special fall foliage departures: September 5 to October 1 (if Mother Nature permits).
Private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring with free Wi-Fi.
2 continental breakfasts
Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.
NEW YORK CITY. Welcome to the “Big Apple!” Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.
NEW YORK CITY. New York City is one of the world’s most exciting cities, buzzing with atmosphere and packed with fascinating sights. On today’s guided sightseeing tour, see the major attractions—Broadway, the Empire State Building, Greenwich Village, bustling Chinatown, City Hall, Wall Street, and Trinity Church. This evening, choose from the city’s many fine restaurants or maybe take in a Broadway show.
NEW YORK CITY–CORNING–NIAGARA FALLS. Depart Manhattan, heading across New Jersey through the Poconos and into upstate New York, arriving in Corning midday. Late this afternoon, cross the border to the Canadian side of the Niagara River in Ontario. Spend the next two nights in beautiful Niagara Falls.
NIAGARA FALLS. This morning, enjoy a sightseeing excursion to Niagara Falls that includes a SIGHTSEEING CRUISE past the world-famous falls. Your afternoon is free, so consider visiting the Butterfly Conservatory, Great Gorge Adventure, Botanical Gardens, and Niagara Parks Greenhouse, or maybe ride the aerial cable car. NOTE:Operation of the Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise is subject to favorable weather and/or river conditions. When weather is unfavorable, a walking tour through the scenic tunnels will be substituted.
NIAGARA FALLS–PHILADELPHIA. Head southeast through the Appalachian Mountains and into the Susquehanna River Valley. Then, on to the handsome city of Philadelphia for an overnight stay.
PHILADELPHIA–WASHINGTON DC AREA. The birthplace of American independence, the “City of Brotherly Love” is steeped in history. Your morning orientation tour focuses on the historic landmarks, then on to the U.S. capital and seat of government, Washington DC, for a 2-night stay. Later, join the optional outing, featuring dinner and a tour of the city’s most famous monuments and memorials.
WASHINGTON DC AREA. The nation’s capital is a sightseeing treasure trove, and your half-day tour with a Local Guide features a visit to ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY to see the graves of American heroes, including those of John and Robert Kennedy. After, the Lincoln and National WWII Memorials, Washington Monument, and photo stops at Capitol Hill, the White House, and other well-known sights. The afternoon is free. Your Tour Director will make suggestions for independent exploration.
WASHINGTON DC AREA–NEW YORK CITY. Continue by motorcoach into New York City and check into the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marrott New York Central Park for the next two nights.
NEW YORK CITY. The “Big Apple” beckons. Stay a little longer in the Big Apple and discover the sights this amazing city has to offer. New York has it all, from Broadway shows to museums, shopping, and great restaurants. Your local host will be available to help you with additional sightseeing plans as well as give shopping and dining suggestions.
NEW YORK CITY. Your vacation ends this morning.
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NEW YORK CITY Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott New York Manhattan/Central Park (ST)
NIAGARA FALLS Best Western Plus Cairn Croft Hotel (F)
PHILADELPHIA Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia Penn's Landing (ST)
WASHINGTON DC Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Alexandria Old Town (F)