Explore the highlights of North America's foundation-stone states, from New York and breathtaking Niagara Falls to historic Philadelphia and Washington DC.
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(based on 18/09/2015 departure date from London Heathrow Apt)
* Price is based on 2 people travelling.
The 'Big Apple' is one of the world's most exciting cities, buzzing with atmosphere and packed with fascinating sights and great shops. On today's sightseeing tour, see New York City's major attractions, including Broadway, the Empire State Building, Greenwich Village, bustling Chinatown, City Hall, Wall Street and Trinity Church. This evening choose from the many fine restaurants the city has to offer or enjoy one of the famous Broadway shows.
Leave Manhattan and head north-west through the renowned Pocono Mountains and the scenic farmlands of upstate New York. Later this afternoon, cross the border at Rainbow Bridge and proceed to the Canadian side of the Niagara River in the province of Ontario.
The power of Mother Nature overwhelms the senses as you marvel at Niagara Falls, one of the world's most incredible natural spectacles. In the morning enjoy an included sightseeing tour that offers spectacular views of the waterfalls from scenic points on the rim of the gorge and from the decks of the sightseeing cruise, where you will experience the thundering columns of water up close. The afternoon is free, so why not visit attractions such as the Butterfly Conservatory, Great Gorge Adventure, Botanical Gardens, Niagara Parks Greenhouse or ride the aerial cable car?
Head south east, through the Appalachian Mountains and into the Susquehanna River Valley. Then it's on to the handsome city of Philadelphia for an overnight stay.
The 'City of Brotherly Love' is also the birthplace of American Independence, and is therefore steeped in history. The morning orientation tour focuses on the city's historic landmarks. There will be free time in which you can visit Independence Hall, see the Liberty Bell and other sites within Independence National Historic Park. Afterwards, continue to the US capital and seat of government, Washington DC.
A guided sightseeing tour with a local guide includes a visit to the Lincoln Memorial and photo stops at Capitol Hill and the White House. After, visit the Arlington National Cemetery and see the graves of American heroes, including those of John F Kennedy and his brother Robert. Afternoon and evening are at leisure. Why not visit historic Union Station for a great international lunch, followed by fascinating exhibits in the Smithsonian Museum along the National Mall?
This morning we head to the airport for your flight to the UK, or extend your stay in Washington, New York or with a cruise.
Maximum elevation on this tour is 1,700 ft.
Note: If you wish to extend your holiday in New York, you will journey from Washington to New York by coach on the last day of your tour.
Enjoy the spectacular colours of the north-eastern states and Ontario on the special fall foliage departures from 11 September to 2 October 2015.
These dates are historically the best to see the autumn foliage - weather permitting.