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The Big Apple, Niagara and Washington D.C.

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8 Days from $1,454 per person
MAR - OCT 2022
42nd St. and Ave. of the Americas, New York

Countries Visited

United States, Canada ...more United States, Canada

Locations Visited

WASHINGTON D.C., Mount Vernon (VA), Intercourse, Bird In Hand, Lancaster (PA), Niagara Falls, Niagara on the Lake, New York City, Brooklyn ...more WASHINGTON D.C., Mount Vernon (VA), Intercourse, Bird In Hand, Lancaster (PA), Niagara Falls, Niagara on the Lake, New York City, Brooklyn
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  1. Day 1 Arrive Washington, D.C. (2 Nights)

    Welcome to Washington, America’s capital city and the seat of political power. Fast paced, politically charged and culturally revered, ‘DC’ is the place you’ve seen a thousand times on screens small and large. Boasting arguably America’s finest collection of museums, a vibrant Waterfront area and memorials to many of the nation’s greats, you’ve certainly chosen an iconic spot to kick off your adventure. After settling in to your hotel you’ll meet up with your Travel Director this afternoon, then why not pay a visit to bustling Georgetown for a wander round the shops and restaurants.

    hotel Courtyard Washington DC/U.S Capitol
  2. Day 2 Washington DC Sightseeing and Free Time

    Today’s all about unearthing the political and cultural highlights of this high-flying city. You’ll kick things off with a sightseeing tour that will feel more like a walk through a real-life movie set, visiting icons including the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, and the jewel in America’s political crown, the White House. With the rest of the day to explore as you please, the question is really where to start? Perhaps treat your cultural side to an afternoon spent browsing the museums of the Smithsonian Institution, or choose experiences like visiting George Washington’s sprawling Mount Vernon Estate. This evening we then have another Optional Experience, Washington Illumination Tour, where you’ll see DC’s most famous monuments lit up in their night time glory.

  3. Day 3 Washington, D.C. – Lancaster

    Today you’ll travel back in time as we reach Pennsylvania Dutch farm country, home to America’s oldest and largest settlement of Amish people. Spot farmers working the fields with their horses and manual tools and traditional horse and buggies passing you by as you take in the beautiful rural surroundings. We’ll then meet up with a Local Specialist who will share all about the ‘plain’ lifestyle of the Amish community, who live without cars, televisions, mobile phones or modern-day appliances. You could choose to try out the traditional buggy for yourself on a ride through the back roads, or join in on an Amish family-style dinner at Good 'n' Plenty, serving authentic Pennsylvania Dutch meals since 1969.

    hotel Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square
  4. Day 4 Lancaster – Niagara Falls, Canada (2 Nights)

    Travelling northwest today, you’ll journey along the surging Susquehanna River as you cross the western region of New York State. Passing through the Appalachian Mountains and no doubt in utter awe of the scenery around you, bear in mind that this mountain range is one of the oldest on earth, formed around 480 million years ago and spanning the border between the USA and Canada. Speaking of which, it will be cheers all round as you venture onto Canadian soil, arriving into Niagara Falls late this afternoon. This evening, we imagine anticipation levels will be rising as you look forward to the natural spectacle that tomorrow will bring.

    hotel Best Western Plus Cairn Croft
  5. Day 5 Niagara Falls Sightseeing and Free Time

    This morning you’re off to visit a natural phenomenon, Niagara Falls! The biggest falls in North America, an incredible 750,000 gallons (2,850,000 l) of water thunder into the gorge below every second. We’ll be getting you up close on a cruise to Horseshoe Falls, allowing you to see both the Canadian and American sides. Remember that raincoat? Now’s the time to use it. This afternoon is yours to tailor your trip your way with our Optional Experiences. Why not opt to visit one of Ontario’s prettiest towns, Niagara-on-the-Lake. Boasting colonial architecture, cute rustic shops and local eateries, you’ll be in love even before we tell you of the region’s reputation as a producer of ‘icewine’, one of the world’s finest wines that you’ll also have chance to sample at a tasting.

  6. Day 6 Niagara Falls – New York City (2 Nights)

    Bidding a fond farewell to Canada this morning, you’ll journey back across the border through leafy and picturesque upstate New York. Passing by the fun to pronounce Poconos Mountains, which literally mean ‘creek between two hills’, you’ll make your way into the lush farmlands of New Jersey. Sprawling McMansions, tall pine forests and miles upon miles of coastline will keep you entertained as you venture towards the fast and fabulous metropolis of NYC. Arriving late afternoon and no doubt itching to explore, why not spend your first night here getting acquainted with the city’s foodie scene? From gourmet food trucks to Michelin Star restaurants, the city that never sleeps ensures you’ll never go hungry.

    hotel Holiday Inn New York City - Times Square
  7. Day 7 New York City Sightseeing and Free Time

    We hope you're hungry as for breakfast you're heading to an NYC institution, the Brooklyn Diner for an iconic breakfast. Fuel up on classic eggs and bacon, bagels, and coffee, then head out with our Local Specialist to discover New York through their eyes with the secrets behind some of Manhattan's most iconic sites including Broadway, the Top of the Rock, leafy Greenwich Village, fast paced Wall Street and the sobering 9/11 Memorial. You’ll end your tour with insider stories to share with friends back home. This afternoon, it's all about discovering New York, your way. Head over to trendy Brooklyn, catch a show on Broadway, or take your own bite out of the Big Apple with our tantalizing list of Optional Experiences. With choices like the Empire State Building or a tasty tour of the city’s food carts, you're sure to create your perfect afternoon.

    meals Iconic Breakfast
  8. Day 8 Depart New York City

    With fond memories of spectacular waterfalls, political icons and delicious icewine still fresh in your mind, your trip will come to an end this morning. Why not head out for one final cream cheese bagel and stroll around Central Park before heading to the airport, or if you’re not ready to say goodbye just yet, why not extend your stay at the Holiday Inn New York City - Times Square for a few more days. In a city as varied and wonderful as New York, you’re never short of new things to discover.

The Big Apple Niagara and Washington DC
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Dining Highlights

  • 1 Iconic Breakfast

First class travel Highlights

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Audio Headsets provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • City orientation tours
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries
  • Many meals included
  • Variety of Optional Experiences

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Lancaster Learn about a simpler way of life from the Amish people with a Local Specialist
  • 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
  • Niagara Falls Cruise to the base of the breathtakingly beautiful and powerful Horseshoe Falls
  • Washington, D.C. Snap photos of 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

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Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a twin room. To request a personalized travel quote, click "Request Quote" and a Travel Specialist will send your custom quote including airfare if requested.

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Optional Add-Ons

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.

Washington DC

Available on Day 2

George Washington Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens

Once a vibrant plantation in the 18th century, the estate is now one of the nation’s most visited historic sites. Combining an authentically interpreted 18th-century home, lush gardens and grounds, intriguing museum galleries, immersive programs, and first-rate dining and shopping, Mount Vernon is an incomparable national treasure. Self-guided tour of the museum, Washington’s tomb, gardens, slave memorials and servants' homes.
Adult Price: $28

Washington Illumination Tour

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).
Adult Price: $46

Bird-in-Hand

Available on Day 3

The Amish Buggy Ride & Family Meal

Enjoy a classic ride through the Amish countryside on a horse-drawn wagon. You never know what you may see on the back roads during this 30-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 filled with flowers and gardens. Travel like the Amish and watch the world go by at a slower pace in the oldest Amish settlement in the world. Then, in the evening, enjoy an Amish Homestyle dinner prepared at the kitchen of Good 'n' Plenty restaurant, serving authentic Pennsylvania Dutch meals since 1969. You may also shop in the little store to purchase Amish-made products and visit in the barn with the miniature horses!
Adult Price: CAD 60

Niagara Falls

Available on Day 5

Skylon Tower Restaurant

The most famous Niagara Falls restaurant – The Skylon Tower offers 2 great levels of fine dining – both 775 feet above the Falls! Niagara Falls dining is quite literally taken to the top at our world-famous Revolving Dining Room restaurant. At the height of dining excellence, we present our award-winning continental cuisine 775 feet above the Falls. Relax and enjoy as we revolve silently 360 degrees once each hour. Dine by night and you’ll discover the magic of the Falls illumination, dazzling city lights below and seasonal Falls fireworks.
Adult Price: CAD 80

Niagara Falls Helicopter Flightseeing

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.
Adult Price: CAD 166

Niagara on the Lake Excursion with Wine Tasting

"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. Before heading back to your hotel, you will get to sample a variety of wines at a local winery."
Adult Price: CAD 30

New York

Available on Day 7

Spirit of New York Dinner Cruise

"Hornblower Spirit Cruises (Spirit of New York and New Jersey) allow you to experience a festive and fun atmosphere at your own pace. Step aboard and taste our delicious cuisine. Relax on our comfortable climate-controlled decks, or take a stroll to our spacious open-air observation deck. Sip from a refreshing cocktail and take in amazing views of NYC's iconic skyline. Includes: Two-and-a-half-hour or three-hour cruise on the Hudson and East Rivers; Delicious dinner buffet with freshly prepared entrees, salads and desserts; Unlimited coffee, hot tea, iced tea, water, and one glass of beer or wine. The best views of New York City’s iconic skyline, onboard entertainment with DJ music, access to shared spaces and interactive games."
Adult Price: $180

Admission to the Observation Deck

Our main deck observatory on the 86th floor has been the setting for dozens of movie and television scenes, as well as tens of millions of unforgettable moments. The open-air observation deck wraps around the building’s spire, providing 360-degree views of New York, Brooklyn, Queens, and beyond. On the clearest days, this unforgettable view spans six states, offering glimpses of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Delaware.
Adult Price: $48

Midtown Food Cart Tour

Taste your way through the streets of Midtown and across the globe as we discuss the daily operations of the city’s vending industry, how they play an essential role in feeding their communities, and how they have organized and advocated for themselves. Tastings at 5 different street vendors, rotating daily but may include falafel, freshly grilled lamb, Kati rolls, Belgian waffles, Greek souvlaki, chicken tikka masala, birria tacos and more. Dietary needs available upon request. 5% of all ticket sales goes to benefit the non-profit Street Vendor Project, which provides legal representation, advocacy, and grassroots organizing support to vendors across the city.
Adult Price: $63

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