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Welcome to Washington, D.C., the nation's capital. Get settled in at your hotel before meeting your Travel Director this afternoon.
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 that make 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.
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 firsthand 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.
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.
Of all the natural wonders east of the Mississippi, Niagara Falls is perhaps the greatest. The majesty, colours and roar of one of the Great Lakes dropping into the next is impossible to describe. See both, the Canadian and American, 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.
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.
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 illumination tour or explore on your own visiting one of the many restaurants and Broadway shows New York City has to offer.
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.
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.
Tour the Museum, Washington’s tomb, gardens, slave memorials and servant’s homes. See history come to life! Approx. duration: 2 hours.
Adult Price: $20
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
Adult Price: $40
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
Adult Price: $14
The Amish Home Meal is a Pennsylvania Dutch family style meal that is prepared in 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
Adult Price: $43
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.
Adult Price: $81
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
Adult Price: $25
The Adirondack II is a gaff-rigged schooner with a wooden hull completed by Scarano Boat Building in Albany, NY. Schooner Adirondack II was completed in 1999 and was brought to Newport Harbor when the original Schooner Adirondack departed Newport to begin operating out of Chelsea Piers in New York City. She is Coast Guard certified for 60 guests. Her masts reach over 70 feet above deck, and she has just under 2000 square feet of sail area. She is 65 feet on deck, 80 feet overall, and has a draft of 7 feet. On a high wind day, it is not uncommon for her to reach 10 knots under sail. She is a very lively and fast vessel, and all of her captains feel that she is an absolute dream to operate! Approx. duration: 1.5 hours
Adult Price: $35
Capture the essence of New York while learning from the experts! Our witty and educational guides have the stories and history of Manhattan come alive as the sun sets behind the Statue of Liberty. Approx. duration: 2 hours.
Adult Price: $41
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
Adult Price: $41
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