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Nature’s full force meets the historic origins of US power and independence on this east coast adventure that takes in New York, Washington DC, Philadelphia and Niagara Falls over nine days.
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Fly to New York City where you transfer to your hotel for two nights.
Excitement; energy; reinvention: New York is quite simply a city like no other with an attitude to boot. Enjoy a full day to explore the ‘Big Apple’, and soak up the charged atmosphere of this thrilling destination. 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, tucked away in Lower Manhattan. Take your pick from hundreds of restaurants and then return to Broadway to catch an evening show.
Leave Manhattan and head north-west through the forested peaks of the Pocono Mountains and across the scenic farmlands of upstate New York. In the afternoon, cross the border to the Canadian side of the Niagara River in the province of Ontario.
Actually comprised of three waterfalls, Niagara Falls is an essential bucket list experience – a surging, exhilarating panorama of cascading water. See the thundering columns up close from the decks of a sightseeing cruise and then from scenic points along the rim of the gorge. Your afternoon is free to visit local attractions such as the Butterfly Conservatory, Great Gorge Adventure, Botanical Gardens and Niagara Parks Greenhouse. Don’t miss the chance to ride the aerial cable high above the racing Niagara River.
Head south-east, through the lush forests of the Appalachian Mountains - among the oldest mountains on Earth - and on into the winding Susquehanna River Valley. Arrive in Philadelphia, the ‘City of Brotherly Love’, for an overnight stay.
In the morning, tour the city’s key historical landmarks such as Independence Hall and the famous Liberty Bell, the iconic symbol of American independence situated on 6th & Market Street, 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.
Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK, or extend your stay in Washington, New York or with a cruise.
Niagara Falls: Operation of the sightseeing cruise is subject to favourable weather/river conditions. A walking tour through the scenic tunnels will be offered as a replacement
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 11 September - 5 October
New York extension: Transfer from Washington is by coach on the last day of your tour
Accommodation as stated or similar
All round good visit to somewhere we wanted to see. The falls were amazing. The trip was marred by two travellers who did not have visas for Canada which held us up
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 hotel breakfast quite expensive.
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 interest along the way. After our flight we arrived at 22.30, this was Day One of our holiday!!
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.
There's no need to shop around. Find a cheaper like-for- like tour from another company, and we’ll not only match their price but also give you a £50 discount when you book with us.
They have in-depth knowledge of the places you’ll visit and will be on hand every step of the way with commentary entirely in English. 96% of customers rate them 'excellent' or 'good'.
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