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New York, Niagara Falls & Washington DC

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New York, Niagara Falls & Washington DC

Explore the highlights of North America's foundation-stone states.

With two nights in New York City to whet your appetite for the US of A, you're going to love this 9 day trip around the most anticipated part of America. Get soaked at Niagara Falls, see Honest Abe at the Lincoln Memorial and pay your respects to JFK on a trip to Arlington Cemetery.

This holiday is perfect for anyone who loves the culture and history of the USA, whether you're an expert or an enthusiast. Our dedicated Tour Directors will be willing to answer any question you might have about the monuments and places you visit; we hand-select our Directors based on their knowledge and passion in order to ensure that you get the most out of your trip.

New York, Niagara Falls & Washington DC is a great jumping off point for seeing more of America than your usual package deal; travelling through three states and making four stops over the course of 9 days.

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9 days from


per person, for 2 people

Based on departing 29/08/2017 from London Heathrow Airport

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  • Niagara Falls Niagara Falls
  • Central Park, New York Central Park, New York
  • Times Square, New York Times Square, New York
  • The Statue of Liberty, New York The Statue of Liberty, New York
  • A view of New York from the Rockefeller centre A view of New York from the Rockefeller centre
  • Wall Street, New York Wall Street, New York
  • The Empire State building and Manhattan skyline, New York The Empire State building and Manhattan skyline, New York
  • The White House, Washington DC The White House, Washington DC
  • The Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC The Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC
  • Capitol Hill, Washington DC Capitol Hill, Washington DC
  • Independence Hall, Philadelphia Independence Hall, Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia City Hall Philadelphia City Hall

Itinerary Map

DAY 1 : UK - New York.

Fly to New York City where you transfer to your hotel for two nights.

DAY 2 : New York City.

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.

DAY 3 : New York City - Pocono Mountains - Niagara Falls.

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 and proceed to the Canadian side of the Niagara River in the province of Ontario.

DAY 4 : Niagara Falls.

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? NOTE: The Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise only operates between 1 April and 30 November and is subject to favourable weather and/or river conditions. Usually these conditions exist from May to the end of October. When unfavourable conditions exist, a walking tour through the scenic tunnels will be offered.

DAY 5 : Niagara Falls - Philadelphia.

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.

DAY 6 : Philadelphia - Washington DC area.

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.

DAY 7 : Washington DC area.

This morning enjoy a sightseeing tour with a local guide that includes a visit to Arlington National Cemetery and see the graves of American heroes, including those of John F Kennedy and his brother Robert. After, visit the Lincoln Memorial with photo stops at Capitol Hill and the White House. Afternoon and evening are at leisure. Why not visit historic Union Station for a great international lunch.

DAY 8 : Washington DC area - UK.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK, or extend your stay in Washington, New York or with a cruise.

DAY 9 : Home landing in the UK.

NOTE: If you wish to extend your stay in New York, the transfer from Washington is by coach on the last day of your tour.

Hotels on Tour

  • Washington DC/Alexandria:Crowne Plaza Old Town Alexandria. <note>
  • NOTE:Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.</note>
  • New York:Excelsior Hotel
  • Niagara Falls:Best Western Plus Cairn Croft
  • Philadelphia:Wyndham Philadelphia Historical District

Autumn Foliage

Enjoy the spectacular colours of the north-eastern states and Ontario. Weather permitting, the best time historically to see the autumn foliage is on departures between 8 September - 4 October.

Combine with Western Wonders

Why not combine New York, Niagara & Washington with Western Wonders? See page 28/29 for Western Wonders itinerary.

What's Included

  • VIP Private Home Pick-up Service (Terms & Conditions apply)
  • Flights
  • Accommodation on tour
  • Services of a tour director
  • Porterage
  • Transfers
  • All local and airport taxes/service charges
  • Single share option

Holiday Highlights

  • Manhattan sightseeing
  • Niagara Falls - sightseeing cruise
  • Rideau Canal Falls
  • Liberty Bell & Independence Hall
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • Arlington Cemetery

Why Book With Cosmos Tours & Cruises?

  • We've been part of the same family-owned company for 85 years
  • Great value holidays with no hidden costs
  • We have more touring holidays in North America and Europe than any other operator
  • Our expert Tour Directors have a 96% customer satisfaction score
  • Your holiday is fully protected through ABTA and ATOL
  • Private airport transfer included in your holiday
  • Great for single travellers
  • Save £50pp on your second holiday

Our Customers Rate this holiday 100% (11 reviews)

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we had a great time especially New York and Niagara Falls




Excellent hotels although Washington hotel rather far out and not very easy to return to if wanting to stay in city at end of city tour. Very early starts most days so make sure you are fit enough.Often meant no breakfast until first comfort stop as ...


Once we got there thoroughly enjoyed the experiences we had, however didn't find two days of our holiday sat on a bus travelling to Niagara and back acceptable. We felt we could have had an extra overnight stay or at least stopped somewhere of inter...


Our tour took in all the sights we wanted to see and was so comprehensive & well organised.


Brilliant tour and did exactly as I had hoped - a whistle stop tour of the East Coast. Daryl the Tour Director provided a great introduction to the USA and really helped us to feel safe and excellent tips to help navigate around the cities we visited...




Excellent friendly, knowledgeable and helpful tour guide and good coach drivers. Packed in a great deal into 8 days.


Hotels too far out. Could only eat in hotels as the start time is early which means breakfast's are expensive. Some hotels had no restaurants near by. Had to go along walk or eat in. not much choice. Very hectic holiday.




A 'Life Experience to tick off'. Terrific trip.

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