Washington DC, Niagara Falls & New York City

Resort: USA
Operator: Insight Vacations
Destination: United States Of America
Price From: £2572.00

East Coast Beauty: A 9-Day Guided Tour in the U.S.

See the U.S. capitol and the Big Apple like never before on this 9-Day guided tour of the U.S. In Washington, D.C., walk past the White House and Washington Monument and through the National Mall; and later, pay homage to fallen soldiers at the Lincoln and World War II memorials. Visit Gettysburg with a Local Expert, who will guide you through one of the Civil Wars most pivotal battles. Cruise to the base of the cascading Niagara Falls. Travel to the Finger Lakes, where eleven lakes lap against the forest and nearby towns; and taste fine wines and microbrews at a local winery. Admire the iconic skyline of New York City before ascending to the Top of the Rock for a birds-eye of the skyscrapers, parks, and rivers below. Later, cruise the harbor past the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

Itinerary

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.

Hotel: Fairmont Washington D.C. Georgetown

Included Meals : Dinner with Wine

Day 2

Washington, D.C. Sightseeing

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 sombre 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 Americas capital.

Hotel: Fairmont Washington D.C. Georgetown

Included Meals : Breakfast

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.

Hotel: Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel

Included Meals : Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

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.

Hotel: Niagara Falls Marriott Fallsview Hotel and Spa

Included Meals : Breakfast

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 150 feet (46 metres) by elevator to observe the phenomenon.This evening, you’ll have time to relax on your own.

Hotel: Niagara Falls Marriott Fallsview Hotel and Spa

Included Meals : Breakfast, Lunch with Wine

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.

Hotel: Ithaca Marriott Downtown on the Commons

Included Meals : Breakfast

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 worlds 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.

Hotel: Conrad New York Midtown

Included Meals : Breakfast

Day 8

Exploring N.Y.C.

This morning, choose to enjoy a harbourcruise 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 its tranquility youre 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.

Hotel: Conrad New York Midtown

Included Meals : Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 9

Depart New York City

Its 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.

 

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