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

Operated by: Insight Vacations

9 Days from $3,667 per person
MAY - OCT 2022
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Washington D.C., Gettysburg, Pittsburgh, Harrisburg (PA), Niagara Falls, New York, New York City ...more Washington D.C., Gettysburg, Pittsburgh, Harrisburg (PA), Niagara Falls, New York, New York City
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  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 the luxurious Fairmont Hotel Georgetown.Join your Travel Director and meet fellow guests at a private Welcome Dinner with drinks at 18:00.

    meals Dinner with Wine
    hotel Fairmont Washington D.C. Georgetown
  2. Day 2 Washington, D.C. Sightseeing Relaxed Start

    In the morning, learn about the proud heritage of a nation. View the stately 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.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Fairmont Washington D.C. Georgetown
  3. Day 3 Gettysburg and Harrisburg

    Join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience in Gettysburg as you meet your Local Expert at the site of one of the Civil War's most pivotal, and fatal battles. Today the Gettysburg Foundation focuses not just on preserving artifacts from the battlefield but also on education to promote democracy.Move on to Harrisburg, the state capital of Pennsylvania situated on the Susquehanna River. This historic hub is now a beautiful and vibrant city.Enjoy Dinner with wine at a local restaurant in Harrisburg.

    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.Arrive at Niagara Falls, where your hotel overlooks the majestic Horseshoe Falls – the largest of the three waterfalls in this area.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
  5. Day 5 Niagara Up-Close

    View thundering Niagara Falls during a thrilling cruise to the base of the cascades.Afterwards, visit Arrowhead Springs Vineyards where you will meet the owner for a private lunch and wine tasting.This afternoon witness the falls in a new light as you descend 150 feet (46 metres) by elevator to a viewing deck at the base of the Bridal Veil Falls.This evening, you'll have time to relax on your own.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch with Wine
    hotel Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
  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. Stop in the historic town of Seneca Falls for lunch. Home to the 1848 Women’s Right’s convention and the inspiration for “Bedford Falls” in It’s a Wonderful Life, take some time to stroll the streets and explore the quaint shops. Depart Seneca Falls and head to Ithaca where you’ll join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience and 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.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Ithaca Marriott Downtown on the Commons, Ithaca.
  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 the Empire State Building and the mirrored peak of the Art Deco Chrysler Building as you admire one of the world’s most iconic skylines.Afterward, ascend to the Top of the Rock – the 70th floor of the Rockefeller Center Building – for a sweeping view of the skyscrapers, parks, rivers and urban canyons that make up the teeming isle of Manhattan.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Conrad New York Midtown, New York City.
  8. Day 8 Exploring N.Y.C. Relaxed Start

    This morning, choose to enjoy a harbour cruise with impressive views of the Manhattan skyline, Ellis Island, and the towering Statue of Liberty. Glide down the Hudson River and get a glimpse of several stunning landmarks. Alternatively, if it’s tranquility you’re after, relish the calm of Central Park with a scenic bike ride. 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 Redeye Grill, a sophisticated, timeless, and comfortable dining experience in Midtown Manhattan.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel Conrad New York Midtown, New York City.
  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 Airport, LaGuardia Airport or Newark Liberty International Airport for your flight home. Alternatively, choose to see more of New York by extending your stay at your own rhythm.

    meals Breakfast
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Price Includes

Additional Included Highlights

  • From time to time, your Travel Director will delight you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
  • 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.
  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
  • 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 Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport.
  • Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).

Choice Highlights

  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • New York City: Enjoy the tranquility of one of the United States' largest parks as you take a leisurely bike ride through Central Park.
  • New York City: Embark on a harbour cruise with impressive views of the Manhattan skyline, Ellis Island, and the towering Statue of Liberty.

Well-being

  • : Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxurious, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom. Our customized luxury coaches are sanitized before the start of your tour and are maintained to very high standards. Physical distancing measures have been implemented on our customized luxury coaches.
  • : Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19. All Travel Directors, Well-Being Directors and Drivers have completed training in enhanced well-being and hygiene protocols.
  • : Our Well-Being Directors take a proactive approach to your welfare ensuring all well-being regulations are met (available on tours with 21 or more guests).
  • : Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.
  • : We only work with establishments we are confident will consistently adhere to our high well-being standards, which include hotels, restaurants and sight-seeing venues.

Summary

  • Gettysburg: Learn how the Gettysburg Foundation works to preserve the artifacts from the battlefield, and their education efforts to promote democracy and freedom, the longstanding longstanding result from the battle.

Travel Director

  • : "It’s magical to see how a group of guests come together over the course of our trip. I can always tell when that’s happening because they start planning their own ‘post-arrival’ activities before the travel day has finished."

Authentic Dining

  • Washington DC: Join your Travel Director and meet fellow guests at a private Welcome Dinner with drinks at 18:00.
  • Harrisburg (PA): Enjoy a relaxing dinner with wine a local restaurant in Harrisburg.
  • Niagara Falls: Join owner Robin Ross for a private tour of the vineyard where you'll learn about their sustainability and clean energy practices. Enjoy a private lunch and a tasting flight of four different wines.
  • New York City: A lively Celebration Dinner this evening concludes your journey. Join your fellow travellers at Redeye Grill, a Manhattan classic featuring locally-sourced fish and fresh produce.
  • Dining Summary: 3 Dinner with Wine (DW), 8 Breakfast (B), and 1 Lunch with Wine (LW)

Top Rated Highlights

  • Washington D.C.: Take a city tour of the history lined streets of Washington, D.C. and learn about the proud heritage of a nation. View the White House, the 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.
  • : Discover the story of glass and how this versatile medium connects art, history, science and culture through comprehensive exhibits and narrated glass working demonstrations.
  • Niagara Falls: Get up close and personal with the mighty Falls! Experience the awesome power, thundering water and amazing mist from a state of the art eco-catamaran, making it a perfect and memorable way to experience this natural wonder. After the rush of excitement and rush of water, slow down and explore Niagara-on-the-Lake, a beautifully preserved 19th century village in the heart of Ontario wine country.  The flower-filled, tree-lined town features old world architecture, boutique shopping and plenty of character allowing for a truly charming time.
  • New York: Take a bite of the Big Apple, as a Local Expert shows you the very best of what the city has to offer. Including intimate looks at Times Square and Rockefeller Center. Also view other icons of the famous city skyline such as the Empire State Building, and the Art Deco filled Chrysler Building.

Insight Experiences

  • Gettysburg: Take a short trip to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania where your Local Expert will explain the history and importance behind one of the Civil War's most pivotal battles.
  • New York City: Embark on a harbour cruise with impressive views of the Manhattan skyline, Ellis Island, and the towering Statue of Liberty.

Make Travel Matter

  • : 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.

Insight Choice

  • New York City: For a full view of this monumental city, ascend to the Top of the Rock – the 70th floor of the Rockefeller Center Building – for a sweeping view of the skyscrapers, parks, rivers and urban canyons that make up the teeming isle of Manhattan.
  • New York City: Enjoy the tranquility of one of the United States' largest parks as you take a leisurely bike ride through Central Park.

Dates & Prices

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 D.C.

Available on Day 2

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

New York

Available on Day 8

Nighttime Street Vendor Food Tour

As night falls on the sidewalks of New York, street vendors continue to fill the streets, offering some of the best food in the city, as well as art, souvenirs, and other merchandise. This tour offers a special look at what happens when the sun goes down, as vendors shift from serving office and construction workers, to theatergoers and tourists. We’ll chat with vendors while admiring their wares, devouring incredible food from around the world, and discussing how they navigate the challenges of being a street vendor in NYC. We’ll stop at five different businesses to indulge in tastings of late-night classics like chicken over rice, Kati rolls, tacos, and maybe even a New York hot dog. We’ll also visit street artists, booksellers, and clothing merchants, and gain an insider's perspective on this complex industry.
Adult Price: $63

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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
Vacation
Trip was well worth the cost.
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