5D/4N - 2023 American Triangle

    American Triangle

    New York-Finger Lakes-Niagara Falls-Toronto-1000 Islands-New Jersey-Philadelphia-Washington DC-Amish Country

    5days/4nights, New York/New York

    2023 depart Sun:  Apr-Oct 

    Cost from: AUD $1360 pp twin share (s/supp $325)

     

day 01 New York-Finger Lakes-Niagara Falls
Meet at 06.30 for 07.00 departure, we head north, past the beautiful Delaware water Gap the then to the Watkins Glen State Park in the heart of the Finger Lakes region. Walk through Watkins Glen Canyon to visit the beautiful waterfalls and then continue to Niagara Falls passing Seneca Lake, arriving in the late afternoon. Tour the US side of Niagara including the American Falls, Goat Island and Luna Island. Experience the power of Niagara aboard the Maid of the Mist. At night, we can appreciate the colourful lighting of the waters.

day 02 Niagara Falls-Toronto-1000 Islands

Our day starts with the magnificent Horse Shoe Falls’ view followed by the visit of the picturesque village of Niagara on The Lake. We continue to Toronto, the financial capital of Canada. We visit the HTO Park, Brookfield Place - home of the Hockey Hall of Fame - City Hall and The Distillery Historic District. Towards evening depart Toronto east along the world famous Lake Ontario for an evening arrival to the 1000 Islands area (in April, based on weather’s conditions we may return to Niagara Falls for overnight).

day 03 1000 Islands-New Jersey

We start the day with a cruise through the amazing 1000 Islands along the St Laurence River that was navigated about 500 years ago, by the French explorer Jacques Cartier. See the houses of the rich and famous built atop private islands – such as Boldt Castle and Heart Island. On the way to New York, enjoy a shopping excursion at one of the large outlet malls along the way, find your own bargain with brand name stores for less. Evening arrival to our hotel in New Jersey.

day 04 New Jersey-Philadelphia-Amish Country-Washington DC

Depart from New Jersey to Pennsylvania and to the city of brotherly love Philadelphia. Arriving in the historic area of Philadelphia we visit the famous Liberty Bell, one of the symbols of freedom in America, Constitution square and Congress Hall. Stroll Elfreth’s alley the oldest continuously inhabited street in America. Continue on a panoramic tour of Philadelphia that includes the financial district, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Historic Philadelphia and more. Departing Philadelphia we see the famous “Rocky Steps” and then continue to Lancaster county home of the Amish people. We start our visit with a ride on an authentic Amish Buggy ride through the Amish farm country. Learn how Amish culture survived centuries without the benefits of technology, to this day their towns survive without the central power and sewage systems, that modern civilazation takes for granted. We learn how the Amish

adapted, incoporating technology to create farms that are self sufficient and make use of renewable sources of energy. After the ride we visit the marketplace where we can shop for handmade arts crafts and products. In the late afternoon we depart east for an evening arrival in Washington DC.

day 5 Washington DC-New York

Start the day with a visit of Thomas Jefferson Memorial, by the Tidal Basin, surrounded with famous Japanese cherry blossom trees. Visit the Arlington National Cemetery, the Changing of the Guard and the Kennedy family gravesite. Next stop is Capitol Hill. See the US Capitol and the White House to understand the core of the US government. Continue tothe Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (while Air and Space Museum is closed due to renovations) before visiting the Lincoln, Korea and Vietnam Memorials. In the late afternoon we depart Nord for an evening arrival in New York.

Inclusions: 3* accommodation, daily breakfasts, tour director, air conditioned coach, service charges, taxes.
Sightseeing: Niagara Falls, Toronto, 1000 Islands (Cruise May-Oct only), Maid of the Mist (May-Oct) or Scenic Tunnels (Apr), Philadelphia, Washington DC, e Arlington Cemetery (U.S. ID or Passport required).
Hotels: Niagara Falls-Ramada by Wyndham, Gananoque-Comfort Inn (in April-Wyndham Super 8), New Jersey-La Quinta Hotel & Suites 38, Washington DC-Wyndham Garden (or similar).

Notes: This is a bilingual tour. Tours are subject to change without notice pending climatic and local traffic conditions

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