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 never sleeps, and transfer independently to your hotel, where you will meet your Tour Director.

Fifty NYC-an Affinia hotel

Property Location A stay at Fifty NYC-an Affinia hotel places you in the heart of Manhattan, minutes from St. Patrick's Cathedral and Chrysler Building. This 4-star hotel is close to Grand Central Terminal and Rockefeller Center.

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.

Fifty NYC-an Affinia hotel

Property Location A stay at Fifty NYC-an Affinia hotel places you in the heart of Manhattan, minutes from St. Patrick's Cathedral and Chrysler Building. This 4-star hotel is close to Grand Central Terminal and Rockefeller Center.

Leave the city that never sleeps behind and travel to upstate New York through the Finger Lakes Countryside along Lake Seneca, named for the Seneca Indian Nation and stop in Watkins Glen for local wine tasting. Continue Westbound and cross the international border into Canada where you overnight 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 Hornblower Cruises along the base of the falls followed by 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.

SureStay Signature Collection Genetti Hotel by Best Western

Property Location A stay at SureStay Signature Collection Genetti Hotel by Best Western places you in the heart of Williamsport, steps from Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce and close to Market Street Bridge. This family-friendly hotel is within close proximity of Lycoming College and Thomas T. Taber Museum.

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).

Washington Marriott Wardman Park

When you arrive at Washington Marriott Wardman Park, you'll find a charming neighborhood filled with amazing restaurants and quaint shops. Just a few steps away from our hotel in Washington, D.C., you'll discover the funky stores and ethnic cuisine of Adams Morgan or the exciting night...

Enjoy a tour of the National’s Capitol with such highlights as the Washington Monument, the 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 Potomac River.

Washington Marriott Wardman Park

When you arrive at Washington Marriott Wardman Park, you'll find a charming neighborhood filled with amazing restaurants and quaint shops. Just a few steps away from our hotel in Washington, D.C., you'll discover the funky stores and ethnic cuisine of Adams Morgan or the exciting night...

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 Inclusions:

  • Become a part of the hustle and bustle of Manhattan with a morning tour of its  many iconic sites, including Times Square
  • Taste the wines of upstate New York while stopping at Watkins Glen in the Finger Lakes
  • Feel the mists while taking in the natural  wonder of Niagara Falls
  • Walk the hallowed grounds of Gettysburg, the most decisive battle in the American Civil War
  • See the seats of power of American Government with a grand city tour of Washington, D.C.
  • Explore the birthplace of America in  Philadelphia by seeing where it all started at Independence Hall and capturing a glimpse of the iconic Liberty Bell

Optional Experiences:

  • Take a cruise around New York Bay enjoying fabulous views of the Statue of Liberty
  • Relive your American film memory with a ride to the top of the iconic Empire State Building
  • Experience Niagara Falls “up close” experience with a boat ride under the falls followed by lunch atop the Skylon Tower
  • Capture the stunning lit up landmarks of Washington, D.C. with a night tour followed by dinner in fashionable Georgetown
  • Experience quintessential home cooking’ in America’s oldest operating tavern in Philadelphia