Great Eastern Cities Escorted Tours

7 Nights

New York, NY

Bite into the Big Apple like a real New Yorker with its unforgettable skyline and culturally-rich neighbourhoods like Central Park and Times Square. Don’t get too settled, you’ll make your way next to the Canadian border for wine-tasting amidst the romantic natural wonder, Niagara Falls. From thundering waters, you’ll find yourself in idyllic Amish Country where 200-year-old traditions are still what’s trendy. Enjoy some well-deserved rest in this rustic Pennsylvania Dutch country before jetting to memorable Gettysburg where history awaits. Visit where Lincoln gave his famous speech four score and seven years ago (you get the picture).

More historic hotspots await in our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. where monuments to our proud history are sure to be found at the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, and Arlington National Cemetery. There’s more historic sightseeing in Philadelphia where you’ll meet America’s birthplace up close at the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. Don’t forget to try the equally famous Philly Cheese Steak before heading home.

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Highlights

  • Enjoy a weekend in the city that never sleeps and experience the overflowing culture from museums and art galleries to Broadway or sample the fabulous food and world-class shopping.
  • Revitalize and refresh your mind, body, and soul with an overnight stay in rustic and serene Amish Country.
  • Explore thundering Niagara Falls up close and even enjoy a spot of lunch and epic picture-taking from scenic vantages like Table Rock, Horseshoe Falls, or the shores of Lake Seneca.
  • Visit history-making Gettysburg where Lincoln made his most famous address and the largest battle of the Civil War was fought.
  • Hob nob with Washington, D.C.’s well-known monuments like Lincoln Memorial, Arlington Cemetery, the Library of Congress, and the Washington Monument, among many others with 2 packed days in the nation’s capital.
  • See where it all began in America’s birthplace, Philadelphia where you’ll see some significant historic hotspots like the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall.
  • Enjoy a sophisticated evening surrounded by Washington elite as you indulge in an unforgettable dinner tour of D..’s world-famous monuments at night.
  • Don’t miss out on a sampling of Philadelphia’s true love (apart from brotherly): the Philly Cheesesteak at one of its most well-known (and authentic) dining venues.
  • Day 1 - New York
  • Day 2 - New York Sightseeing
  • Day 3 - New York - Finger Lakes - Niagara Falls
  • Day 4 - Niagara Falls - Amish Country
  • Day 5 - Amish Country - Gettysburg - Washington D.C.
  • Day 6 - Washington D.C.
  • Day 7 - Washington D.C. - Philadelphia
  • Day 8 - Philadelphia - New York
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Arrive in New York, the city that neversleeps, and transfer independently to your hotel, where you will meet your Tour Director.

The Westin New York Grand Central

The Westin New York Grand Central welcomes travelers to New York City with thoughtful amenities, inspired accommodations and a superb location in Midtown Manhattan. Benefit from our proximity to local points of interest like Grand Central Terminal, Bryant Park and Madison Square Garden, plus enjoy seamless access to downtown via an array of nearby public transportation hubs. Optimize your stay in Manhattan at our modern, well-appointed hotel. Features include a 3,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio, award-winning dining at THE LCL: Bar & Kitchen and 15,000 square feet of contemporary meeting space. Whether you're visiting for business or for pleasure, The Westin New York Grand Central offers the perfect location to discover Manhattan.

This morning enjoy a city tour of New York which includes some of the most famous sights of Manhattan. Catch glimpses of the famous skyline as you absorb the bustle and energy of the Big Apple. The rest of today is at leisure. Your Tour Director will assist you in making plans. May we suggest a stroll through Central Park, a bird’s eye view on a Manhattan Helicopter Tour (optional), or reenact history with a kiss in Times Square.

The Westin New York Grand Central

The Westin New York Grand Central welcomes travelers to New York City with thoughtful amenities, inspired accommodations and a superb location in Midtown Manhattan. Benefit from our proximity to local points of interest like Grand Central Terminal, Bryant Park and Madison Square Garden, plus enjoy seamless access to downtown via an array of nearby public transportation hubs. Optimize your stay in Manhattan at our modern, well-appointed hotel. Features include a 3,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio, award-winning dining at THE LCL: Bar & Kitchen and 15,000 square feet of contemporary meeting space. Whether you're visiting for business or for pleasure, The Westin New York Grand Central offers the perfect location to discover Manhattan.

Today, drive across New York state through the Finger Lakes Country and towards the Canadian border, arriving at one of the world’s natural wonders, breathtaking Niagara Falls. Indulge in a spot of wine tasting at Watkins Glen, on the shores of Lake Seneca, named for the Seneca Indian Nation. Spend the evening at the romantic Niagara Falls.

Best Western Plus Cairn Croft Hotel

Niagara's most popular resort hotel, located just minutes from the Falls. This charming property features a beautiful indoor courtyard which will make you feel like you are in a tropical paradise. A welcoming indoor pool and two family hot tubs enhance this area. 167 Immaculate guest rooms, various whirlpool and fireplace rooms and suites available. Bourbon Street Bistro is poolside serving selected menu items and beverages. Enjoy the all new Doc Magilligans Restaurant & Irish Pub on site for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Featuring live entertainment four nights a week. McDonald's is on property and many other dining options close by. WEGO Falls shuttle available stops right out front of hotel. Discounted parking for only $10.00/night.

This morning you will have time to explore the Falls. Perhaps take a ride aboard the Maid of the Mist and a lunch overlooking the falls (optional), or stroll along Table Rock to view the thundering waters of the Horseshoe Falls. Depart Niagara and travel into Pennsylvania Dutch country, also known as Amish Country, for your overnight stay.

The Genetti Hotel & Suites

Affordable Williamsport Hotel EleganceWilliamsport Pennsylvania’s Premier Hotel & Conference Center

This morning travel through the Appalachian Mountains along the picturesque Susquehanna River, the longest river on the American East Coast. Visit the historic Gettysburg Civil War National Battleground, site of the largest battle ever fought on American soil, and the place where President Lincoln gave his famous address in 1863. From here, you will journey to the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., where you may enjoy a memorable evening tour and dinner (optional).

Doubletree Washington Silver Spring

Our DoubleTree hotel in Silver Spring, MD is located near a lively entertainment district, the Metro Red Line commuter rail, and Interstate 495/Capital Beltway. Walk or take our hotel shuttle to the restaurants, shops and entertainment venues in downtown Silver Spring, or ride the Metro commuter train - only two blocks away - to Washington DC. Discover Silver Spring's pedestrian-friendly downtown. The hotel is close to the American Film Institute's Silver Theater, Round House Theatre, Discovery Communications, FDA, NOAA, Howard University, NIH and Walter Reed. Stay within 45 minutes of Washington National Airport and the Baltimore/Washington International Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport. The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Washington DC-Silver Spring features modern guest rooms and suites, each with complimentary WiFi, work desks and natural stone bathrooms. Upgrade to a suite for a deluxe private room, separate living area, and walk-in closet. Maintain your exercise routine in our heated indoor pool and fully equipped fitness center.

Enjoy a city tour with such highlights as the U.S. Capitol Building, Supreme Court, Library of Congress, the F.B.I. Building, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, the White House and Arlington National Cemetery, site of the JFK Memorial. Spend the remainder of the day exploring some of the many museums comprising the Smithsonian Institute or simply stroll the banks of the Potamac River.

Doubletree Washington Silver Spring

Our DoubleTree hotel in Silver Spring, MD is located near a lively entertainment district, the Metro Red Line commuter rail, and Interstate 495/Capital Beltway. Walk or take our hotel shuttle to the restaurants, shops and entertainment venues in downtown Silver Spring, or ride the Metro commuter train - only two blocks away - to Washington DC. Discover Silver Spring's pedestrian-friendly downtown. The hotel is close to the American Film Institute's Silver Theater, Round House Theatre, Discovery Communications, FDA, NOAA, Howard University, NIH and Walter Reed. Stay within 45 minutes of Washington National Airport and the Baltimore/Washington International Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport. The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Washington DC-Silver Spring features modern guest rooms and suites, each with complimentary WiFi, work desks and natural stone bathrooms. Upgrade to a suite for a deluxe private room, separate living area, and walk-in closet. Maintain your exercise routine in our heated indoor pool and fully equipped fitness center.

This morning, we continue our journey to Philadelphia, the “City of Brotherly Love” and the birthplace of America, where the Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4, 1776. Here you will see Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell on a comprehensive city tour. Join us this evening for an optional dinner at one of the cities most famous venues for the local delicacy of Philly Cheese Steak.

Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown

A superb travel experience awaits at Philadelphia 201 Hotel. Ideally situated in Center City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and located within walking distance of most of Philadelphia's top attractions, including the Franklin Institution and the Pennsylvania Convention Center, we're the perfect location for seeing all that the city has to offer. Recently redesigned, our hotel features upgrades to our indoor pool, meeting spaces and our state-of-the-art fitness center. We also boast comfortable, spacious accommodations and several delicious on-site dining options. Whether it's for work or play - or perhaps a bit of both - we look forward to hosting your visit at the Philadelphia 201 Hotel.

This morning we return to New York City. Arrival Newark Airport: approximately 10:30am Arrival JFK Airport: approximately 12:00am Arrival Manhattan hotel: approximately 16:00

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS INCLUSIONS

  • Morning city tour of New York City
  • Wine tasting in the beautiful Finger
    Lakes District
  • Time to stroll the mighty banks of
    Niagara Falls
  • Tour Gettysburg National Military Park
  • In Philadelphia, see the Liberty Bell, “Let Freedom Ring”
  • Exciting city tour of the Nation’s Capital, Washington, D.C.

Optional Experiences:

  • Cruise the Hudson and enjoy fabulous views of the Statue of Liberty.
  • Maid of the Mist ride with lunch at Niagara Falls.
  • Washington Monuments at night with dinner in fashionable D.C.
  • Immerse within Washington, D.C.’s historic and scientific museums.
  • “All-American” Picnic at a surprise destination en route.