The Big Apple, Niagara and Washington D.C.

New York
8 Days

From this nation's proud capital and cradle of power to the tranquil rolling fields of Amish country, where time continues to stand still. 

This journey takes you over the border to witness up close and personal the powerful and majestic Niagara Falls before culminating in the bustling city that never sleeps – New York, New York – so good they named it twice.

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  1. Welcome to Washington, D.C., the nation's capital. Get settled in at your hotel before meeting your Travel Director this afternoon.
    hotel:Wyndham Garden Washington D.C. North Best Western Parkway
  2. Meet your Local Specialist for a guided sightseeing tour of Washington, D.C. and get introduced to many of the city's famous landmarks and monuments. See the Lincoln, Jefferson and Washington Monuments, WWII Memorial, White House, 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 making up the Smithsonian Institution, the National Gallery, the Air and Space Museum, visit Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens–President Washington's popular plantation home in Virginia or perhaps join an illumination tour to see the famous monuments lit up at night.
  3. Enter Pennsylvania Dutch farming country, one of the largest settlements of Amish people. Join a Local Specialist and learn about the faith, culture and way of life of the Amish people who rejected modern technology in generations past and haven't looked back since. 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 or this evening, why not join an optional Amish family-style dinner featuring traditional Amish fare.
    hotel:Wingate by Wyndham
  4. Head northwest, crossing western New York State along a portion of the Susquehanna River and through the Appalachian Mountains before crossing the border into Canada and arriving at beautiful Niagara Falls late this afternoon for a two-night stay.
    hotel:Best Western Plus Cairn Croft
  5. Of all the natural wonders east of the Mississippi, Niagara Falls is perhaps the greatest. The majesty, colors and roar of one of the Great Lakes dropping into the next is impossible to describe. See both the Canadian and American sides of the falls this morning as you cruise to the base of Horseshoe Falls. This afternoon is free for you to relax or explore further. Possibly partake in an optional excursion to quaint Niagara-on-the-Lake, visiting a local winery to taste ice wine.
  6. Cross the border to the American side of the Niagara River into the state of New York. Travel through upstate New York through the Poconos and across New Jersey, arriving at your hotel late this afternoon for a two-night stay.
    hotel:The Paul, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member
  7. Enjoy an Iconic Breakfast at a classic New York diner, 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. We have a selection of optionals for you to choose from: select an optional cruise to see the Statue of Liberty, join helicopter high above the island of Manhattan or head to the "Top of Rock" to see amazing views from the rooftop of Rockefeller Center. This evening, perhaps choose to see the city at night during an illuminations tour or explore on your own visiting one of the many restaurants or Broadway shows New York City has to offer.
    meal(s):Iconic Breakfast
  8. Bid farewell to your Travel Director and newfound friends as your tour comes to an end.

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Meal Summary

4 Breakfasts.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Sightseeing with a Local Specialist showing you many of the most iconic buildings, monuments and memorials in D.C., including Lincoln, Jefferson, World War II Memorials, the White House and the US Capitol building
  • Sightseeing with a Local Specialist where you will learn about a simplier way of life from the Amish people
  • Cruise the base of the breathtakingly beautiful and powerful Horseshoe Falls
  • Iconic Breakfast at Brooklyn Diner, a classic New York diner for a real Americana experience
  • Sightseeing with a Local Specialist to see Broadway, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, Wall Street and the 9/11 Memorial
Definite Departure
Depart Date Return Date Price Discount AvailabilityPrice
23 Mar 17 30 Mar 17 $1,395pp
$1,395 pp
11 May 17 18 May 17 checkmark $1,450pp
$1,450 pp
25 May 17 1 Jun 17 $1,450pp
$1,450 pp
15 Jun 17 22 Jun 17 $1,450pp
$1,450 pp
20 Jul 17 27 Jul 17 $1,450pp
$1,450 pp
10 Aug 17 17 Aug 17 $1,450pp
$1,450 pp
7 Sep 17 14 Sep 17 $1,450pp
$1,450 pp
14 Sep 17 21 Sep 17 $1,450pp
$1,450 pp
21 Sep 17 28 Sep 17 $1,450pp
$1,450 pp
12 Oct 17 19 Oct 17 $1,395pp
$1,395 pp

Price is per person and is based on two people sharing a twin bedded room. Single rooms are available at a supplement.

Single Room Supplement: from $650.

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $80 per person.

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  • We suggest bringing a variety of lightweight clothing items that can be layered to save space in your suitcase and give you more options for how to dress. For more helpful information please refer to our Packing Tips & Packing List.

  • At the end of your guided vacation, it’s customary to offer your motor coach driver and Travel Director a gratuity.  We recommend $4-5 per person/per day for your driver and $6-7 per person/per day for your Travel Director.  Recommended gratuity for a Local Host and Local Specialist is 1-2 dollars per person, paid at the conclusion of each guided visit.  A convenient option is to prepay your tips before your departure.

  • Baggage on our trips is restricted to one large suitcase per person with dimensions not exceeding 30x19x10 inches and a maximum weight of 50 pounds. You are also permitted one piece of hand luggage, which should be small enough to fit under your coach seat or on the small overhead shelf compartment. Please note that luggage with an adjustable handle and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartment of the coach. Hotel porterage is included in your vacation.

  • You will need to be comfortable on your feet, walking and standing for up to three hours in various weather conditions.  All of our vacations involve walking, often on cobblestone and uneven surfaces in historic city centers.  In order to get the most out of your vacation you need to be able to comfortably walk 1-3 miles unassisted in one day, be in good condition and be able to keep pace with the group. 

    If you need any medications, it is important that you bring enough to last you the whole trip and keep them in your carry-on bag while you travel.

  • We highly recommend our optional Travel Protection Plan, which allows you to cancel for any reason up to 48 hours before departure. The plan also includes trip interruption, baggage loss or delay, and medical and emergency assistance. Click here for a summary of coverage details, terms and conditions.


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