New York, Niagara Falls and Washington DC

  • 9 Days

  • Eastern USA

  • Active pace

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.

Your journey starts here


VIP private home pick-up service
Services of a tour director
All airport taxes
Single share option
  • Overview

  • Day 1

  • Day 2

  • Day 3

  • Day 4

  • Day 5

  • Day 6

  • Day 7

  • Day 8

  • Day 9

of 9 days

Your detailed itinerary

Tour departing on 8th May 2018


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.

At a glance

  • Manhattan Sightseeing From Broadway to the Empire State Building and Wall Street to Greenwich Village.
  • Niagara Falls Sightseeing cruise to get up close to this surging spectacle.
  • Lincoln Memorial Climb the steps of this iconic neoclassical monument to arguably the greatest US president.
  • Arlington Cemetery See President John F. Kennedy’s gravesite.


  • 2 nights hotel stay in Washington
  • 2 nights hotel stay in New York City
  • 4 nights hotel stay in New York City

Please call our Travel Specialists to book this holiday with an extension

Day 1

UK - New York

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

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 2

New York City

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.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 3

New York City - Pocono Mountains - Niagara Falls

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.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 4

Niagara Falls

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.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 5

Niagara Falls - Philadelphia

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.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 6

Philadelphia - Washington DC area

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.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 9

Home landing in the UK

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner


  • New York: Excelsior Hotel
  • Niagara Falls: Best Western Plus Cairn Croft
  • Philadelphia: Wyndham Philadelphia Historical District (2017) / Hampton Inn Philadelphia Convention Centre or Courtyard Philadelphia City Avenue (2018)
  • Washington DC/Alexandria: Crowne Plaza Old Town Alexandria


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

Latest customer reviews

11th September 2017

Hotels being miles from anywhere spoilt what could have been an amazing trip.

31st August 2017

Exactly what we expected. Great hotels in good locations. Comfy coach. Packed itinerary(even if that meant getting up early) Lovely guide(France) who had fantastic knowledge of the places we visited. Loved the whole trip.

15th August 2017

Great tour but could probably have done with longer in Philadelphia. Arrived one afternoon and left around lunch time the next day. Also one day in New York is never enough!!!

15th August 2017

A fabulous experience. As it was the first time we had been to America we were unsure what to expect, this tour was an ideal way to expolre.

4th April 2017

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

29th September 2016

we had a great time especially New York and Niagara Falls

23rd September 2016


17th September 2016

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.

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