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The Big Apple, Niagara & Washington D.C.

8 Days from $1,350 per person

Style: Value | Pace: Active

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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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.

  1. Welcome to Washington, D.C., the nation's capital. Get settled in at your hotel before meeting your Travel Director this afternoon.

    hotel:Courtyard Washington DC/US Capitol
  2. 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 making up the Smithsonian Institution, the National Gallery, the Air and Space Museum or visit Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens–President Washington's plantation home in Virginia. This evening, perhaps join an illumination tour to see the famous monuments lit up at night.

    meal(s):Continental Breakfast
  3. 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.

    meal(s):Continental Breakfast
    hotel:Wingate by Wyndham Lancaster/PA Dutch Country
  4. 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.

    meal(s):Continental Breakfast
    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. Perhaps choose to take an optional excursion to quaint Niagara-on-the-Lake where you'll visit a local winery to taste ice wine.

  6. 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.

    hotel:The Paul, NYC
  7. 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 are optional activities for you to choose from: a cruise to see the Statue of Liberty, 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 illuminations tour or explore on your own visiting one of the many restaurants and 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 or extend your stay at The Paul in New York City.

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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: from $695.

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $85 per person.

Airport Transfers: Complimentary transfers are available. Conditions apply.

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Sightseeing Highlights

  • Snap photos of some of the most iconic buildings, monuments and memorials in D.C., including Lincoln, World War II Memorials, the White House and the US Capitol building
  • Learn about a simpler way of life from the Amish people with a Local Specialist in Lancaster
  • Cruise to the base of the breathtakingly beautiful and powerful Horseshoe Falls
  • Enjoy an Iconic Breakfast at Brooklyn Diner, a classic New York diner, for a real Americana experience
  • Sightseeing with a Local Specialist in New York City to see Broadway, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, Wall Street and the 9/11 Memorial
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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.

VERNON

Mount Vernon Estates and Gardens Visit

Adult Price: 20.00

Embark on a full day excursion to include Mount Vernon, the former home of the first President of the Unites States, George Washington. You'll also visit Arlington National Cemetery and enjoy a quaint drive through Old Town Alexandria. Approx. duration: 2 hours.

WASHINGTON D.C.

Washington Illumination Tour

Adult 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). Approx. duration: 2 hours

BIRD IN HAND

Amish Buggy Ride

Adult Price: 13.00

Enjoy a ride through the Amish countryside on a horse-drawn wagon. You never know what you may see on the back roads during this 20-25 minute ride, be it children at recess at the one-room school, farmers plowing or harvesting with mules and horses, Amish roadside businesses, cows heading to the barn for milking, or Amish homes with the flowers and gardens. Travel as the Amish travel, and watch the world go by at a slower pace in the oldest Amish settlement in the world. Approx. duration: 20-25 minutes

Amish Family Meal

Adult Price: 42.00

The Amish Home Meal is a PA Dutch family style meal that is prepared at the kitchen of the Restaurant at Plain & Fancy. You may also shop in the little store to purchase Amish made products and visit in the barn with the miniature horses! Approx. duration: 2 hours

NIAGARA FALLS

Niagara on the Lake Excursion and Ice Wine Tasting

Adult Price: 25.00

Often touted as one of Ontario’s most beautiful towns, Niagara-on-the-Lake is a quaint little town of 15,000 people, nestled on the shores of Lake Ontario where the Niagara River opens out into the lake. This beautiful and historic town used to be home for Ontario’s parliament and it has the distinction of having the world’s first anti-slavery law passed here in 1793. The architecture dates back to when the town was originally known as Newark - the first capital of Upper Canada in 1792. Niagara-on-the-lake offers many interesting attractions on the main street and surrounding area. Take a walk up and down the main street, admire the colonial architecture and explore the many rustic shops and eateries of this historic town. Some highlights on the main street are the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Greaves Jams & Marmalades, boutique ice cream shops and many other little family run boutique shops and cafes. The climate and conditions in the Niagara region make it one of the best areas in Canada for growing fruit and making wines, so we visit a boutique winery to learn about and taste the famous “Icewine.” Elegant, silky, lush, decadent - wine critics wear out thesauruses describing Icewine. Year after year, the Icewines made by the Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake take the top awards at competitions around the globe. Approx. duration: 2 hours

Oh, Canada Eh? Dinner Show

Adult Price: 78.00

The original all-Canadian musical experience! Located in Niagara Falls, the award-winning Oh Canada Eh? Dinner Show has entertained over 800,000 guests from around the world and is the seven-time winner of Niagara Falls Tourism's Attraction of the Year. Our two hour show features all-Canadian music; from maritime folk songs to modern pop. Come meet our singing Mountie, Hockey Player, Anne of Green Gables, Klondike Kitty and more. Full of laughs, this musical celebration of Canada will delight audiences of all ages. While you're enjoying the show, our performers serve our famous all-Canadian, family-style meal: French Canadian Pea Soup, Garden Salad, Fresh Bread, Alberta Grade Eh? Roast Beef, Lightly Battered and Fried Atlantic Haddock, Manitoba Roast Chicken, New Brunswick Vegetable Medley, PEI Potatoes and Maple Chocolate Cake for dessert. At what other restaurant are you served your dinner by a singing Mountie? A new, re-imagined version of the Oh Canada Eh? Dinner Show is now on stage. This high energy production features over 65 songs from all-Canadian artists including music from Celine Dion, the Bare Naked Ladies, Shania Twain, Avril Lavigne & Paul Anka. Approx. duration: 2 hours.

NEW YORK

Statue of Liberty Express Cruise

Adult Price: 31.00

There’s no better way to see the Statue of Liberty! Climb aboard for this 60-minute cruise and take advantage of the elegant amenities inside while admiring the spectacular sights outside. Narrated by informative and wildly entertaining guides, this tour will cruise by the legendary landmarks of downtown and pause at the feet of Lady Liberty. Capture perfect pictures from the breezy sundeck or from the climate-controlled inside. It’s an unforgettable experience! Approx. duration: 1 hour.

Top of the Rock Observation Deck Admission

Adult Price: 39.00

Top of the Rock Observation Deck is New York’s most breathtaking view! Take your time to take it all in - it’s a dramatic view of New York City you just can’t get anywhere else. Three floors of indoor and outdoor decks offer stunning panoramas of the city’s energy, wonder and beauty. Approx. duration: 1 hour

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