Explore the highlights of North America's foundation-stone states.
With two nights in New York City to wet 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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Departing on 18/03/2016 from London Heathrow Apt
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 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.
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.
Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK, or extend your stay in Washington, New York or with a cruise.
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.
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.
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Good range of destinations. Good transport between Cities. Some of excursions (e.g. carriage ride in Philadelphia could be improved upon. Accommodation in Niagra very basic, other better hotels are available in resort. Philadelphia & Washington h...
Good range of destinations. Good transport between Cities. Some of excursions (e.g. carriage ride in Philadelphia could be improved upon. Accommodation in Niagra very basic, other better hotels are available in resort. Philadelphia & Washington hotels were best. Helpful pleasant driver & tour director - nothing was too much trouble.
Well organised and tour director excellent. Hotels of a good standard. Guides had excellent knowledge.