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Washington D.C., Niagara Falls and New York City

Operated by: Insight Vacations

9 Days from $2,696 per person
Usa New York Niagara Falls Daytime Mist

Countries Visited

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

Locations Visited

Gettysburg, Pittsburgh, Corning, Niagara Falls, New York ...more Gettysburg, Pittsburgh, Corning, Niagara Falls, New York
  1. Day 1 A Monumental Time in Washington, D.C.

    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 luxurious hotel, proclaimed by President Truman to be Washington, D.C.'s ‘Second Best Address’, after the White House. At 18:00 join your Travel Director and meet fellow guests at a private Welcome Dinner with drinks, based at your hotel.(Dinner with Wine)

    meals Dinner with Wine
    hotel The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection, Washington, D.C.
  2. Day 2 Washington, D.C. Sightseeing.

    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. Ask your Travel Director for their sightseeing and dinner recommendations to help you to make the most of America’s capital.(Breakfast)

    meals Breakfast
  3. Day 3 Gettysburg and Harrisburg.

    Depart for the now peaceful town of Gettysburg, where your Local Expert will uncover the past at the site of one of the Civil War's most pivotal battles. Move on to Harrisburg, the state capital of Pennsylvania on the Susquehanna River. This historic hub is now a beautiful and vibrant city. You will enjoy a Dinner with wine at a local restaurant in Harrisburg.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel.
  4. Day 4 On to Niagara.

    Make your way to 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. Cross the Canadian border to arrive at Niagara Falls, where your hotel overlooks the majestic Horseshoe Falls – the largest of the three waterfalls in this area.(Breakfast)

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Niagara Falls Marriott Fallsview Hotel and Spa (Fallsview Room).
  5. Day 5 Niagara Up-Close.

    View thundering Niagara Falls during a thrilling cruise to the base of the cascades. Visit Vineland Estates Winery for a tour and tasting with lunch. This stunning venue with extensive vineyards also showcases several restored historic buildings. This afternoon witness the falls in a new light from below and behind, as you descend 150ft (46 meters) by elevator to observe the phenomenon. This evening, you'll have time to relax on your own.(Breakfast / Lunch with Wine)

    meals Breakfast, Lunch with Wine
  6. Day 6 The Finger Lakes of New York.

    This morning you'll leave the falls behind and travel to the Finger Lakes region of New York. This beautiful natural setting features eleven glacial lakes situated among forested hills and quaint small towns. Pay a special visit to the Three Brothers Wineries and Estates near Seneca Lake, featuring wineries, a microbrewery, Slushie Hut and Cafe all focused on local sustainability. Become a student aboard the MV Teal as you engage in Floating Classroom activities run by the non-profit Discover Cayuga Lake. Experienced educators will provide narration and hands-on ecology lessons as you participate in this scenic eco-tour on the Finger Lakes' longest lake.(Breakfast)

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Ithaca Marriott Downtown on the Commons.
  7. Day 7 A Bite of the Big Apple.

    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 the 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.(Breakfast)

    meals Breakfast
    hotel New York Marriott Marquis.
  8. Day 8 Exploring N.Y.C.

    This morning you'll enjoy a harbour cruise for impressive views of Manhattan's skyline, Ellis Island, and the towering Statue of Liberty. Glide down the Hudson river and glimpse several stunning landmarks. If it’s tranquillity you’re after, relish the calm of Central Park. The rest of the day is yours to spend as you please. A lively Celebration Dinner this evening concludes your journey. Join your fellow travellers at Bond 45, an iconic Italian kitchen and bar.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
  9. Day 9 Depart New York City.

    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.(Breakfast)

    meals Breakfast
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Price Includes

Included Insight Services

  • Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom.
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • From time to time, your Travel Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
  • If your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, then transfers are available at scheduled times. If your flights are outside these times, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport.

Authentic Dining

  • Washington DC: Join your Travel Director and meet fellow guests at a private Welcome Dinner with drinks at 18:00.
  • Harrisburg: You will enjoy a Dinner with wine at a local restaurant in Harrisburg.
  • New York: A lively Celebration Dinner this evening concludes your journey. Join your fellow travellers at Bond 45, an iconic Italian kitchen and bar.
  • Dining Summary: 8 Breakfasts (B), 1 Lunch (L) and 3 Dinners with wine (DW).

Insight Experiences

  • Gettysburg: Your Local Expert will reveal it all at the site of one of the Civil War's most pivotal battles.
  • Finger Lakes: Become a student aboard the MV Teal as you engage in Floating Classroom activities run by the non-profit Discover Cayuga Lake. Experienced educators will provide narration and hands-on ecology lessons as you participate in this scenic eco-tour on the Finger Lakes' longest lake.

Top Rated Highlights

  • Washington, D.C.: In the morning, learn about the proud heritage of a nation. View the White House, striking Washington Monument, and sprawling National Mall.
  • Corning: Make your way to 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.
  • Niagara Falls: This afternoon witness the falls in a new light from below and behind, as you descend 150ft (46 meters) by elevator to observe the phenomenon.
  • Finger Lakes: Pay a special visit to the Three Brothers Wineries and Estates near Seneca Lake, featuring wineries, a microbrewery, Slushie Hut and Cafe all focused on local sustainability.
  • New York: 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.

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Monday, October 22, 2018
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Best tour we have taken. I would use Insight travel again for sure.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are excited to hear you enjoyed the Classic Mid Atlantic tour. So much history and nature to see in that part of the country. Thank you for sending us your feedback. We appreciate your comments, and we hope we can assist you in booking your next guided vacation. All the best!
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
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Trip was well worth the cost.
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