Great Eastern Cities
New York-Finger Lakes-Niagara Falls-Amish Country-Gettysburg-Washington DC-Philadelphia-New York
2019 depart Sat. Apr 20. May 04, 11. Jun 01, 22. Jul 06, 20, 27. Aug 10, 31. Sep 14, 28.
8days/7nights, New York/New York
Child rates for children 07-12 years on request
day 01 New York Arrival
Independent arrival at your hotel where you will meet your Tour Director.
day 02 New York
This morning enjoy a city tour of New York which includes some of the most famous sights of Manhattan. Catch glimpses of the famous skyline as you absorb the bustle and energy of the Big Apple. The rest of today is at leisure. Your Tour Director will assist you in making plans. May we suggest a stroll through Central Park, a bird’s eye view on a Manhattan Helicopter Tour (optional), or reenact history with a kiss in Times Square. Bring your camera!
day 03 New York-Finger Lakes-Niagara Falls
Today, drive across New York state through the Finger Lakes Country and towards the Canadian border, arriving at one of the world’s natural wonders, breathtaking Niagara Falls. Indulge in a spot of wine-tasting at Watkins Glen, on the shores of Lake Seneca, named for the Seneca Indian Nation. Spend the evening at the romantic Niagara Falls.
day 04 Niagara Falls-Amish Country
This morning you will have time to explore the Falls. Perhaps take a ride aboard the Maid of the Mist and a lunch overlooking the falls (optional), or stroll along Table Rock to view the thundering waters of the Horseshoe Falls. Depart Niagara and travel into Pennsylvania Dutch country, also known as Amish Country, for your overnight stay.
day 05 Amish Country-Gettysburg-Washington DC
This morning travel through the Appalachian Mountains along the picturesque Susquehanna River, the longest river on the American East Coast. Visit the historic Gettysburg Civil War National Battleground, site of the largest battle ever fought on American soil, and the place where President Lincoln gave his famous address in 1863. From here, you will journey to the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., where you may enjoy a memorable evening tour and dinner (optional).
day 06 Washington DC
Enjoy a city tour with such highlights as the U.S. Capitol Building, Supreme Court, Library of Congress, the F.B.I. Building, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, the White House and Arlington National Cemetery, site of the JFK Memorial. Spend the remainder of the day exploring some of the many museums comprising the Smithsonian Institute or simply stroll the banks of the Potamac River.
day 07 Washington DC-Philadelphia
This morning, we continue our journey to Philadelphia, the “City of Brotherly Love” and the birthplace of America, where the Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4, 1776. Here you will see Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell on a comprehensive city tour. Join us this evening for an optional dinner at one of the cities most famous venues for the local delicacy of Philly Cheese Steak.
day 08 Philadelphia-New York
This morning we return to New York City. Arrival Newark Airport: approximately 10:30am Arrival JFK Airport: approximately 12:00am Arrival Manhattan hotel: approximately 16:00
Inclusions: twin share, tour director, deluxe coach, porterage, service charges, taxes.
Sightseeing: New York, Finger Lakes Wine Tasting, Niagara Falls, Gettysburg National Military Park, City tour of Washington DC, Philadelphia.
Hotels: New York-the Dylan, Niagara Falls-Best Western Cairn Croft, Amish Country-SureStay Collection by BW Genetti, Washington-Alexandria Mark Centre, Philadelphia-Philadelphia 201, (or similar)
Notes: All bookings are made only on English spoken tour departures, however some tours may be modified to multilingual (2 languages) at short notice. Tours are subject to change without notice pending climatic and local traffic conditions.
Optional excursions: cruise the Hudson and enjoy fabulous views of the Statue of Liberty, Maid of the Mist ride with lunch at Niagara Falls, Washington Monuments at night with dinner in fashionable D.C., immerse within Washington, D.C.’s historic
and scientific museums, “All-American” Picnic at a surprise destination en route.
Optional excursions need to be arranged with the tour director at the start of the tour.