Visit the Big Three – New York, Niagara Falls, Washington, DC

Packages Available: Spring, Summer and Fall
Tour Length:
 9 Days/8 Nights

Day One:

Upon arrival at a New York City Airport, you will be greeted by your full-time tour manager and travel via motor to a Midtown Manhattan hotel for a three-night stay.

Join a local New York City guide and embark on a windshield/walking tour of the City. You will see landmarks such as Ground Zero, Wall Street, Greenwich Village, Time Square, 5th Avenue, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Neighborhood of Harlem and the United Nations Building. You will also visit the Aircraft Carrier U.S.S. Intrepid and its Sea, Air and Space Museum. You also have a chance to tour the submarine Growler and visit the aircraft collection, that includes a British Airways Concorde.

Have dinner on your own in a restaurant near Rockefeller Center. After dinner, take a stroll through the amazing night-lit maze along the city streets.

Day Two:

Lady LibertyAfter breakfast in the hotel, travel via coach to Battery Park and board the morning ferry to Liberty and Ellis Islands. Witness one of the world’s most historical landmarks, The Statue of Liberty, followed by a visit to Ellis Island, the symbol of American immigration.

You will have time to disembark the ferry and explore both islands.

Following your cruise, visit the South Street Seaport. The Seaport is a designated historic district, features some of the oldest architecture in downtown Manhattan and includes the largest concentration of restored early 19th century commercial buildings in the city. Enjoy the shops, street vendor cards and street performers. Have lunch on your own in one of the many eateries.

The afternoon is reserved for time at your leisure to visit an art museum. Selections include The Guggenheim, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, or MOMA the Museum of Modern Art.

Dinner is served at a landmark New York restaurant, Carmine's, a family-style Italian Ristorante, followed by a Broadway Show where your reserved Orchestra Seat tickets await.

Return to the hotel following the performance.

Day Three:

Following breakfast in the hotel, your first stop is Rockefeller Center, where you embark on a tour of NBC Studios. Your next stop is St. Patrick's Cathedral, the largest gothic-style Catholic Cathedral in the United States.

Enjoy lunch on your own in one of the city’s renowned delicatessens.

Jefferson Memorial and the Cherry BlossomsAs the afternoon unfolds, you will find yourself on Fifth Avenue, the shopping mecca of the world. Visit Saks, Bloomingdales, Macys and countless smaller boutiques and shops. "If you can’t find it there, you can't find it anywhere..."

After dinner on your own, travel up to the 86th Floor Observatory of the Empire State Building. This illuminated bird’s eye view will surely be one of your most memorable experiences.

Day Four:

niagara-falls-986537_1920After breakfast at the hotel, check out, board your motor coach and travel across New York State bound for Niagara Falls, NY. You will have a two night stay in nearby Buffalo. Once you have had a chance to relax and refresh, join your co-travelers for dinner at a local’s favorite restaurant.

Day Five:

Enjoy a hearty breakfast in the hotel, for today is a day of adventure. Travel a short distance into Niagara where a local guide will meet you. Begin at the American Falls Observation Tower that extends out over the Niagara Gorge. You will be able to look directly out into the Falls and then into the raging torrents below. Today's sightseeing includes a cruise on the Maid of Mist, the most famous boat ride in New York State. For more than 150 years the Maid of the Mist has taken countless visitors through the foam and spray at the bottom of Niagara Falls. Get ready for damp, but thrilling ride!

Next, the wild excitement continues at The Cave of Winds. Here you follow your tour guide over a wooden walkway to the Hurricane Deck, where you are less than 20 feet from the torrents of Bridal Veil Falls. You'll experience tropical storm-like conditions and be doused by the spray of the rushing waters. It's a view that very few people ever get to experience.

Have a relaxing evening and dinner on your own.

Day Six:

Prepare to check out of the hotel after breakfast and travel south and east across New York and Pennsylvania and on into Washington DC. Arrive at your suburban hotel, your home for the next three nights.

Once you have had a chance to relax from the travel, enjoy a great dinner at on the Potomac in nearby Georgetown.

Day Seven:

US Capitol BuildingAfter breakfast in the hotel, embark on a sightseeing tour of Washington DC. The tour will include a photo opportunity of the White House, U.S. Capitol, Washington Monument, Union Station and the Holocaust Museum. You will also visit the Smithsonian Museum of Air & Space and have lunch on your own at the museum’s concession.

Your next stop is at the US Capitol Visitors Center, followed by time at your leisure to visit the museums of The Smithsonian Institute.

This evening, enjoy dinner at a local’s favorite restaurant followed by an illuminated monuments and memorials tour.

Day Eight:

Start another day of touring after breakfast in the hotel. Begin at the Arlington National Cemetery. Witness the JFK Gravesite, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Changing of the Guard plus the Custis Lee Mansion. Have lunch on your own at an Arlington restaurant.

This afternoon, your group will visit either The International Spy Museum or the Newseum. At the International Spy Museum, learn how spies, intelligence operations and deceptions have changed the course of history. The Newseum is an interactive museum of news with behind-the- scenes views of how and why news is made. Hands-on exhibits trace five centuries of newsgathering.

Gather together for a farewell dinner at a landmark DC restaurant.

Day Nine:

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Details

Packages Available: Spring, Summer and Fall
Tour Length:
 9 Days/8 Nights

Your Package Includes:

  • 8 Nights first class lodging
  • 8 Breakfasts
  • 5 Dinners
  • New York City Sightseeing Tour
  • Admission to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
  • Cruise to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
  • Time to visit the South Street Seaport
  • Choice of Art Museum admissions
  • Admission to a Broadway Show with Orchestra Seat Tickets
  • Time to explore Rockefeller Center
  • NBC Studio Tour
  • Visit to St. Patrick’s Cathedral
  • Time to shop on Fifth Avenue
  • Admission to the Observatory at the Empire State Building
  • Guided tour of Niagara Falls
  • Visit to the American Falls Observation Tower
  • Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
  • Visit to Cave of the Winds
  • Guided Washington, DC sightseeing Tour
  • Visit to the Smithsonian Museum of Air and Space
  • Visit to the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center
  • Free time to visit the Smithsonian Institute’s Museums
  • Admission to the International Spy Museum of the Newseum
  • 9 Days of professional escort/tour manager service
  • Baggage handling for one piece of luggage per traveler
  • Taxes and gratuities
  • Luxury motor coach transportation

Pricing Information: 

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