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Classic Mid-Atlantic

10 Days from $2,876 per person

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Chase the bright lights of New York City, get up close to the howling spray of Niagara Falls, and experience an eclectic mix of culture.

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Chase the bright lights of New York City, get up close to the howling spray of Niagara Falls, and experience an eclectic mix of culture.

  1. Welcome to Washington, D.C., the nation's capital and a haven for history and art buffs alike. On arrival at the airport, your transfer will take you to your hotel, proclaimed by President Truman to be Washington, D.C.'s ‘Second Best Address,' after the White House. Join your Travel Director and meet fellow guests at a private Welcome Dinner with drinks at 6:00 pm.

    meal(s):Dinner with Wine
    hotel:The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection
  2. In the morning, learn about the proud heritage of a nation. View the White House, striking Washington Monument, and sprawling National Mall. Reflect on the country's most turbulent days at the Lincoln Memorial and the somber World War II Memorial. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

    meal(s):Breakfast
  3. Depart for the now peaceful town of Gettysburg. Your Local Expert will reveal it all at the site of one of the Civil War's most pivotal battles. Move on to Pittsburgh, otherwise known as the 'City of Bridges,' and a creative hub well-known for its museums, parks, and delectable food. You will enjoy a Highlight Dinner at the award-winning eatery, LeMont, a place famous for its live music and tasty food classics with a twist.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel:Omni William Penn
  4. Travel to Punxsutawney to learn first-hand about an important part of American folklore. The town is most famous for its resident groundhog Phil, who predicts whether the U.S. will have more months of winter or an early spring, based on whether or not he sees his shadow. Cross the Canadian border to arrive at Niagara Falls, where your hotel overlooks the majestic Horseshoe Falls. Satisfy your palate with a night of culinary delights on a Highlight Dinner at a family-owned winery. You' ll also sample some of Niagara's local cuisine created with seasonal ingredients.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel:Niagara Falls Marriott Fallsview Hotel and Spa
  5. View thundering Niagara Falls during a thrilling cruise to the base of the cascades. Later, you'll have time to relax and indulge as you browse the shops and galleries of Niagara-on-the-Lake, a place recognized for its tree-lined streets, charming old world buildings, and wineries.

    meal(s):Breakfast
  6. It's time to head to Pennsylvania's creative center, Lancaster. Experience the Corning Museum of Glass, where you can learn about the art, history, culture, technology, science, craft, and design that tells the riveting story of the museum's single material, glass. Sandblast your own keepsake before watching master artisans at work. End your day at the Lancaster Arts Hotel, which houses striking works of art from local Pennsylvania artists in every room.

    meal(s):Breakfast
    hotel:Lancaster Arts Hotel
  7. Roll back in time and explore the rural back roads of Pennsylvania's Lancaster County with a Local Expert. Learn about the fascinating, traditional agricultural lifestyle of the Amish and the Mennonites, who live much the same as they did when they first settled here over 200 years ago. Then it's on to Pennsylvania's largest city, Philadelphia.

    meal(s):Breakfast
    hotel:Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
  8. Walk in the footsteps of Benjamin Franklin in the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia. Amid ‘America's most historic square mile,' view Independence Hall, visit the Liberty Bell, and spend some time on your own exploring Independence National Historic Park. Follow the bright lights to New York City. Here you'll enjoy a harbor cruise for glittering views of Manhattan's skyline, Ellis Island, and the towering Statue of Liberty. This evening, experience a home-cooked meal and immerse yourself in local flavors with your host.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel:New York Marriott Marquis
  9. Take a bite of the Big Apple on a tour of the city's highlights with a Local Expert. See Empire State Building and the mirrored peak of the Art Deco Chrysler Building as you admire one of the world's most iconic skylines. For a full view of this monumental city, ascend to the Top of the Rock—the 70th floor of the Rockefeller Building—for a sweeping view of the skyscrapers, parks, rivers and urban canyons that make up the teeming isle of Manhattan. If it's tranquility you're after, relish the calm of Central Park. At night, join your Travel Director for a lively Celebration Dinner at Bond 45.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel:New York Marriott Marquis.
  10. It's time to say goodbye to the Empire State. A morning transfer will take you to JFK International, LaGuardia Airport or Newark Liberty International Airport for your flight home. Alternatively, if you would like to see more of New York, extend your stay at your own pleasure.

    meal(s):Breakfast
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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: $1,325.

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $114 per person.

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  • Professional Travel Director Professional Travel Director
  • Sightseeing with Local Experts Sightseeing with Local Experts
  • VIP Access VIP Access
  • WIFI on Coach and in Hotels WIFI on Coach and in Hotels
  • Cultural Enrichment Cultural Enrichment
  • Expertly Selected Hotels Expertly Selected Hotels
  • Hotel Tips Hotel Tips
  • Most Meals Most Meals

Meal Summary

9 breakfasts, 5 dinners

Included Highlights

Signature Experiences

  • Gettysburg: Gain a deeper understanding of the infamous battle and major turning point in the Civil War with a Local Expert.
  • Punxsutawney: Meet a member of the 'Inner Circle' and learn about the town's weather-predicting groundhog.
  • Lancaster: Step back in time to gain a fascinating insight into the lifestyle of the Pennsylvania Amish with a Local Expert.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Niagara Wine Country: At a Highlight Dinner, an unforgettable evening of fresh local cuisine awaits, paired with the region's most renowned beverage,
    ice wine.
  • New York: View Manhattan's skyscrapers, Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty from your harbor cruise.
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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 24 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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Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls Helicopter Flightseeing

Adult Price: $121.00 | Child Price: $75.00

Enjoy an exhilarating and scenic helicopter flight and experience the views of the awe-inspiring Niagara Region as you gently lift off over the Whirlpool Rapids and Rainbow Bridge. See the green grass and floral beauty of Queen Victoria Park stretch below you as the helicopter passes by the American Falls and Skylon Tower. Follow the curve of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls and see rainbows magically appear and disappear. This is a ride you do not want to miss! Operates daily, weather permitting. Subject to weather conditions.

Washington

Washington Illumination Tour

Adult Price: $39.00 | Child Price: $39.00

You’ll be wowed by this illuminated overview of the nation’s capital city at night! See the Capitol, the White House and the Jefferson Memorial. Visit the Kennedy Center for a rooftop walk and end the evening at the Iwo Jima Marine Corps Memorial. (Stops are subject to weather and local restrictions).

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