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This exciting escorted tour begins in the capital state of America, Washington, DC and includes visits to Pennsylvania, Niagara Falls and New York.
The Big Apple, Niagara & Washington, DC Escorted Tour starts with an introduction to Washington, DC’s famous landmarks such as Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC Monument, WWII Memorial, The White House, the United States Capitol. You will also have time to do your own exploring of this iconic city, filled with fascinating museums and enjoy the lively cafes and restaurants, great shopping and lots of fun things to do. The Georgetown neighbourhood is home to some of the city’s most notable residents, and of course, culinary gems waiting to be discovered.
From Washington, DC your escorted tour holiday continues to Pennsylvania Dutch farming country, one of the largest settlements of Amish people. Your local specialist will take you through the faith, culture and way of life of the Amish people who reject modern technology. Experience one of the most interesting subcultures in the United States first hand as you visit their farms, bakeries, markets, quilt shops and mills.
Cross the border into Canada and arrive at beautiful Niagara Falls. See both the Canadian and American Falls as you cruise to the base of Horseshoe Falls and gasp in awe at the majesty, colours and roar of the Great Lakes. You’ll also have some free time here to explore the Niagara-on-the-Lake region in your own time where a visit to a local winery to taste ice wine is highly recommended.
Then the last stop on this tour is The Big Apple…the city that never sleeps! See Time Square, The Rockefeller Centre, shop at Macy’s, take a stroll in Central Park and visit the 9/11 Memorial. You’ll have lots of free time for you to follow your own interests in the city that never sleeps.
The Exciting Parts
- Washington D.C. - Visit some of the most iconic buildings, monuments and memorials in D.C., including the Lincoln, World War II Memorials, the White House and the U.S. Capitol building
- Lancaster - Learn about a simpler way of life from the Amish people with a Local Specialist
- Niagara Falls - Niagara Falls Cruise to the base of the breathtakingly beautiful and powerful Horseshoe Falls
- New York City - Sightseeing with a Local Specialist to see Broadway, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, Wall Street and the 9/11 Memorial
- New York City - Iconic Breakfast at Brooklyn Diner, a classic New York diner, for a real Americana experience
Arrive in Washington, DC (2 nights)
Washington, DC Sightseeing & Free Time
Washington, DC - Lancaster
Lancaster - Niagara Falls, Canada (2 nights)
Niagara Falls Sightseeing & Free Time
Niagara Falls - New York City (2 nights)
New York City Sightseeing & Free Time
Day 1 Arrive in Washington, DC (2 nights)
Welcome to Washington, DC the nation's capital. Get settled in at your hotel before meeting your Travel Director this afternoon.
Day 2 Washington, DC Sightseeing & Free Time
Start your day with an introduction to many of the city's famous landmarks and monuments. See the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, WWII Memorial, The White House, the United States Capitol and other famous sights. The afternoon is free for you to pursue your own interests. Perhaps visit one of the several museums that make up the Smithsonian Institution, the National Gallery, the Air and Space Museum or visit Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens President Washington's popular plantation home in Virginia. This evening, perhaps join an illumination tour to see the famous monuments lit up at night
Day 3 Washington, DC - Lancaster
Enter Pennsylvania Dutch farming country, one of the largest settlements of Amish people. With your Local Specialist, learn about the faith, culture and way of life of the Amish people who reject modern technology. Experience one of the most interesting subcultures in the United States first hand as you visit their farms, bakeries, markets, quilt shops and mills. Perhaps take an optional afternoon buggy ride. This evening, join an optional family-style dinner featuring traditional Amish fare.
Day 4 Lancaster - Niagara Falls, Canada (2 nights)
Head northwest, crossing western New York along a portion of the Susquehanna River and through the Appalachian Mountains. Cross the border into Canada and arrive at beautiful Niagara Falls late this afternoon.
Day 5 Niagara Falls Sightseeing & Free Time
Of all the natural wonders east of the Mississippi, Niagara Falls is perhaps the greatest. The majesty, colours and roar of one of the Great Lakes dropping into the next is impossible to describe. See both the Canadian and American falls this morning as you cruise to the base of Horseshoe Falls. This afternoon is free for you to relax or explore further. Perhaps choose to take an optional excursion to quaint Niagara-on-the-Lake where you'll visit a local winery to taste ice wine.
Day 6 Niagara Falls - New York City (2 nights)
Cross the border and travel through upstate New York, passing by the Poconos and across New Jersey before arriving at your hotel late this afternoon.
Day 7 New York City Sightseeing & Free Time
Enjoy an Iconic Breakfast at the Brooklyn Diner before a guided tour with a Local Specialist. Discover bustling Broadway, the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings, bohemian Greenwich Village, City Hall, Wall Street, Trinity Church and the 9/11 Memorial. The afternoon and evening are free for you to follow your own interests in the Big Apple. There is a wide selection of options for you to choose from: a cruise to see the Statue of Liberty, travel via helicopter high above the island of Manhattan or a visit to the "Top of Rock" for amazing rooftop views from Rockefeller Center. This evening, perhaps choose to see the city at night during an illumination tour or explore on your own visiting one of the many restaurants and Broadway shows New York City has to offer.
Bid farewell to your Travel Director and newfound friends as your tour comes to an end or extend your stay