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Cosmos offers Small-Group Discoveries on select North America dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Cosmos escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.
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Welcome to the “Big Apple!” Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.
New York City is one of the world’s most exciting cities, buzzing with atmosphere and packed with fascinating sights. On today’s guided sightseeing tour, see the major attractions—Broadway, the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, bustling Chinatown, City Hall, Wall Street, and Trinity Church. This evening, choose from the city’s many fine restaurants or maybe take in a Broadway show.
Depart Manhattan, heading across New Jersey through the Poconos and into upstate New York, arriving in Corning midday. Late this afternoon, cross the border to the Canadian side of the Niagara River in Ontario. Spend the next two nights in beautiful Niagara Falls.
This morning, enjoy a sightseeing excursion to Niagara Falls that includes a sightseeing cruise past the world-famous falls. Your afternoon is free, so consider visiting the Butterfly Conservatory, Great Gorge Adventure, Botanical Gardens, and Niagara Parks Greenhouse, or maybe ride the aerial cable car.
Operation of the Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise is subject to favorable weather and/or river conditions. When weather is unfavorable, a walking tour through the scenic tunnels will be substituted.
Head southeast through the Appalachian Mountains and into the Susquehanna River Valley. Then, on to the handsome city of Philadelphia for an overnight stay.
The birthplace of American independence, the “City of Brotherly Love” is steeped in history. Your morning orientation tour focuses on the historic landmarks, then on to the U.S. capital and seat of government, Washington DC, for a 2-night stay. Later, join the optional outing, featuring dinner and a tour of the city’s most famous monuments and memorials.
The nation’s capital is a sightseeing treasure trove, and your half-day tour with a Local Guide features a visit to Arlington National Cemetery to see the graves of American heroes, including those of John and Robert Kennedy. See the Lincoln and National WWII Memorials, and Washington Monument, with photo stops at Capitol Hill, the White House, and other well-known sights. The afternoon is free. Your Tour Director will make suggestions for independent exploration.
Your vacation ends this morning. You can extend your vacation with extra nights and explore Washington DC further. For passengers who would like to return to New York City, the motorcoach will transfer you to your New York hotel at no additional cost.
It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.
Centrally located, the Fairfield Inn & Suites offers on onsite bar, free Wi-Fi, a fitness center, and complimentary buffet breakfast.
This resort-style Niagara Falls hotel is just one and a quarter mile from one of the world's natural wonders-Niagara Falls and is central to the Niagara Falls Entertainment district.
Located in the historic Old City district of Philadelphia and offering all the comforts of modern life in the birthplace of America including free Wi-Fi, a local shuttle, and a complimentary breakfast buffet.
Guests Love this new Alexandria, VA Hotel's Central Location The Holiday Inn Alexandria at Carlyle welcomes each guest to its convenient location off the Capital Beltway / I-95. Our charming, full-service hotel is just a block from the Metro for fast & easy travel to Old Town Alexandria, Reagan International Airport (DCA) & the Washington, DC area.
Our expert Tour Directors help you get the most out of every place you visit - and have a 96% customer satisfaction rating.
We’re delighted to have achieved the Good Housekeeping Reader Recommended endorsement for customer experience.
We are a member of ABTA and our flight-inclusive holidays are protected by ATOL. If your holiday is cancelled for any reason, you’ll receive a full refund.