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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, Corning, Philadelphia, and Washington DC. You’ll spend four nights in New York City and two nights in Niagara Falls and the Washington DC area, and an overnight in Corning and Philadelphia. On this affordable vacation, sightseeing or an orientation tour is included in each city. In New York City, see major attractions, including Broadway, the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, and more. In Corning, visit the Corning Museum of Glass, home to the world’s most comprehensive collection of glass. In Philadelphia, see the historic landmarks like Independence Hall. In Washington DC, visit the Lincoln and National WWII Memorials the Washington Monument and see Ford’s Theatre where President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. Also enjoy photo stops at Capitol Hill and the White House. In your free time, choose to visit the museums of the Smithsonian, take a walk along the Mall, or spend time in Arlington National Cemetery and see the Kennedy graves and Changing of the Guard.This East Coast tour also features gorgeous scenery. Enjoy drives through the picturesque Poconos and 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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*Book a select 2023 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise to receive $750 off per person on the cruise/land or cruise only price. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between August 1, 2022 and November 11, 2023 for travel in 2023. Promotional discount will apply to Groups of 8 or more who provide their Group Block Deposit within the promotion's booking dates and will apply to all individual members of the Group until the due date of the passenger names/non-refundable individual deposits. Not applicable on TBA space. Offer reliant on space availability at time of booking and may be withdrawn at any time. Offer combinable only with Welcome Back Credit. Applies to new 2023 bookings only and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. May be withdrawn at any time. Offer applies to participating GFOB offices only. PRMW0992 PRMW0992
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 20 to October 11 (if Mother Nature permits). CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL Travel on April 7 and be in Washington DC for the annual Cherry Blossom Festival.
Private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring with free Wi-Fi.
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, Rockefeller Center, and the 9/11 Memorial. This evening, choose from the city’s many fine restaurants or maybe take in a Broadway show.
NEW YORK CITY–NIAGARA FALLS Depart Manhattan, heading across New Jersey through the Poconos and into upstate New York. 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 Niagara Falls. Your afternoon is free, so consider visiting the Butterfly Conservatory, Great Gorge Adventure, Niagara Parks’ Botanical Gardens, 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–CORNING Head southeast through the Appalachian Mountains to the town of Corning, NY, known as the “Crystal City.” Visit the Corning Museum of Glass, the world’s most comprehensive collection of glass, with over 50,000 objects representing more than 3,500 years of history. This evening is free for you to enjoy this charming town. Perhaps take a stroll to Centerway Square which was voted Best Public Square in the country.
CORNING–PHILADELPHIA Travel south through the Pocono 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 an illumination 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 the Lincoln and National WWII Memorials, the Washington Monument, the Ford Theatre and photo stops at Capitol Hill, the White House, and other well-known sights. The afternoon is free for exploration. Perhaps a visit to the National Museum of American History to see the Dorothy’s ruby slippers from the Wizard of Oz, the National Museum of Natural History to see dinosaur bones and the Hope Diamond or the National Gallery of Art to see the only Da Vinci in the western hemisphere.
WASHINGTON DC AREA–NEW YORK CITY Continue by motorcoach into New York City and check into your hotel 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.
NEW YORK CITY Your vacation ends this morning.
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