The hearth and home of sophisticated socialites and the American establishment. This escorted tour meanders along the East Coast and traces the footsteps of Benjamin Franklin from the bright lights of New York to the Vanderbilt’s and halls of Washington.
This tour allows plenty of time at leisure for you to explore these great cities on your own, with your guide on hand to make recommendations every day.
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. In Niagara Falls take a ride aboard Horn blower Cruises along the base of the falls followed by lunch overlooking the falls (optional), or stroll along Table Rock to view the thundering waters of the Horseshoe Falls.
Then 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. Journey to the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., the political heart of America, a metropolis of stirring museums and monuments, such as The White House, Lincoln Memorial, striking Washington Monument and sprawling National Mall.
Then to Philadelphia, “the City of Brotherly Love” were history comes alive behind the colourful shutters and in the elegant park squares and tree-lined alleys.
Direct Flights from Dublin to New York with Aer Lingus.
1 checked bag per person roundtrip
1 NIGHT Niagara Falls
1 NIGHT Pennsylvania
2 NIGHTS Washington
1 NIGHT Philadelphia
+ Taste the wines of upstate New York while stopping at Walkins Glen in the Finger Lakes
Feel the mists while taking in the natural wonder of Niagara Falls
+ Walk the hallowed grounds of Gettysburg, the most decisive battle in the American Civil War
+ See the seats of power of American Government with a grand city tour of Washington, D.C.
+ Explore the birthplace of America in Philadelphia by seeing where ii all started at Independence Hall and capturing a glimpse
of the iconic Liberty Bell
Based on 2 adults sharing
Dates available April thru September. This is an indicative price, please call us to quote you for your chosen date.
Arrive in New York
New York Sightseeing & Day at Leisure
Washington DC Sightseeing & Day at Leisure
Day 1 Arrive in New York
Arrive in New York, the city that never sleeps, and transfer independently to your hotel, where you will meet your Tour Director.
Day 2 New York Sightseeing & Day at Leisure
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 ATI 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 3 Niagara Falls
Leave the city that never sleeps behind and travel to upstate New York through the Finger Lakes Countryside along Lake Seneca, named for the Seneca Indian Nation and stop in Watkins Glen for local wine tasting. Continue Westbound and cross the international border into Canada where you overnight at the romantic Niagara Falls.
Day 4 Pennsylvania
This morning you will have time to explore the Falls. Perhaps take a ride aboard Horn blower into Pennsylvania Dutch country, also known as
Amish Country, for your overnight stay.
Day 5 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 6 Washington DC Sightseeing & Day at Leisure
Enjoy a tour of the National's Capitol with such highlights as: the Washington Monument, the 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 Potomac River.
Day 7 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.
Day 8 Depart Philadelphia
This morning we return to Philadelphia Airport for your return flight.