5 Days & 4 Nights
New York City - Watkins Glen State Park - Niagara Falls
Hotel:Wyndham Super 8 or similar
Pleces: Niagara Falls, Watkins Glen Park, New York, Maid of the Mist
This morning we depart from the Big Apple heading north where we will pass the beautiful Delaware water Gap to 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. There will be a tour of the American Side of the falls, including the American Falls, Goat Island and Luna Island. Experience the power of Niagara aboard the Maid of the Mist.
The evening portion of our tour takes us to the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, where we'll see the falls illuminated in a rainbow of colors.
Niagara Falls - Toronto - Thousand Islands
Hotel: Comfort Inn (April - Niagara Falls - / Wyndham Super 8) or similar
Places: Toronto, Niagara Falls, Horseshoe Falls, Toronto City Hall, Ontario Legislative Building
Our day starts with the magnificent Horse Shoe Falls’ view followed by the visit of the picturesque village of Niagara on The Lake (May-October). 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).
Thousand Islands - The Premium Outlets - New Jersey
Hotel:La Quinta Inn and Suites, Clifton, NJ or similar
Places: Thousand Islands, Toronto Premium Outlets
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.
Philadelphia - Washington, DC
Hotel: Wyndham Garden, Washington D.C. or similar
Places: Washington DC, Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Elfreth's Alley, Liberty Bell, Independence National Historical Park, Congress Hall, Philadelphia, Amish Village
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, Independence National Park 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 through the Amish farm country and learn how they live without the benefit of modern technology, no electricity, running water, telephone service, or appliances. After the ride we visit the Amish marketplace where we can shop for handmade arts crafts and products. In the late afternoon we depart east for an evening arrival in Washington, D.C.
Washington, DC - New York City
Places: New York, Washington DC, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Capitol Hill, White House, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Lincoln Memorial, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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 guards and the Kennedy family gravesite.
Next stop is Capitol Hill. See the US Capitol and the White House (visit outside) to understand the core of the US government. Continue to the Air and Space Museum before visiting the Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, Korea and Vietnam Memorials. In the late afternoon we depart Nord for an evening arrival in New York.
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