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From New York City: 4-Day Tour w/Niagara Falls & US Capitol

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Activity provider: Empire Vacations Inc

From New York City: 4-Day Tour w/Niagara Falls & US Capitol

Activity provider: Empire Vacations Inc

From US$ 765 per person

Admire Niagara Falls on the US and Canadian sides and see the Finger Lakes. Visit Philadelphia's Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and more. In Washington DC, stop at the US Mint, Air and Space Museum, and continue to Amish Country in Lancaster.

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Duration 4 days
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English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese

Experience

Itinerary
96 hours
  • New York City

  • Watkins Glen State Park (sightseeing)

  • Niagara Falls, USA Side (guided tour)

  • Niagara Falls, Ontario

  • Maid of the Mist Boat Tour, Niagara Falls (guided tour, boat cruise)

    • Optional
  • Cave of the Winds (photo stop, guided tour, sightseeing)

  • New York (State) (break, shopping)

    • Extra fee
  • Philadelphia (guided tour)

  • Liberty Bell (visit)

  • Constitution Hall, Gettysburg (visit)

  • Old City, Philadelphia (sightseeing)

  • Washington, DC (guided tour)

  • Thomas Jefferson Memorial

  • Arlington National Cemetery

  • United States Capitol, Washington DC

  • White House, Washington

  • Smithsonian Air & Space Museum

  • Lincoln Memorial, Washington

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial

  • Korean War Veterans Memorial

  • New York City

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Walk through Watkins Glen Canyon
  • Tour both the American and Canadian Sides of the Falls
  • Experience the power aboard the Maid of the Mist (May-October)
  • See the Capitol Hill,Senate and White House an learn about the core of the US government
  • Visit the Arlington National Cemetery and see the changing of the guards
  • Tour the Air and Space Musuem
  • Find bargains on your trip to the outlet mall
  • Visit Philadelphia, the historical Liberty bell and the famous Rocky steps
  • Take an Amish buggy ride in Lancaster PA and learn about the Amish life style, culture and religion
Full description

Visit the American and Canadian sides of Niagara Falls. Stop at an outlet mall for shopping, continue to the historic city of Brotherly love in Philadelphia and see the famous Liberty Bell and Independence Hall Square. You will also visit Washington DC, the US Capitol and visit the US Mint. Continue to Lancaster to learn about the Amish community.

Day 1: New York - Finger Lakes - Niagara Falls

Your morning departure from the Big Apple takes you north where you will pass the beautiful Delaware Gap to Watkins Glen State Park in the heart of the Finger Lakes region. Walk through Watkins Glen Canyon to visit the beautiful waterfalls and then continue to Niagara Falls passing Seneca Lake, arriving in the late afternoon (Winter itinerary goes to Montour Falls instead of Watkins Glen State Park). Tour the American and Canadian sides of the Falls including the American Falls, Horseshoe Falls, Goat Island, and Sister Island. At night tour Niagara Falls where you will marvel at the colorful lighting of the waters. Overnight: Niagara Falls - Wyndham Super 8

Day 2: Niagara Falls - New Jersey

As you depart the hotel, hear the thundering water of Niagara Falls. See the falls up close from Horseshoe Falls and experience the power of the current aboard the Maid of the Mist (May-October). From November through April you will tour the Power Vista Hydro-electric Station, and the Cave of the Winds. At noon depart south to New York State. On the way to New York, enjoy a shopping excursion at one of the large outlet malls along the way, where you can hunt for bargains at their brand name stores. Overnight New Jersey - La Quinta Inns & Suites 

Day 3: New Jersey - Philadelphia - Washington DC

Depart New Jersey to Pennsylvania and to the city of brotherly love Philadelphia. Arriving in the Historic area of Philadelphia you will visit the famous Liberty Bell, and Constitution square and Constitution Hall, one of the symbols of freedom in America. Stroll Elfreth’s Alley (the oldest inhabited street in America) then continue on a panoramic tour of Philadelphia that includes the financial district, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Historic Philadelphia and more. Departing Philadelphia, see the famous “Rocky Steps” and then continue north to Lancaster county home of the Amish people. Ride on an authentic Amish Buggy, visit an Amish market place of handmade arts and crafts and learn what it's like to live without the benefit of modern technology, electricity, running water or telephone service. Overnight at: Wyndham Garden, Washington DC.

Day 4: Washington DC - New York 

Start the day with a visit to Thomas Jefferson Memorial, by the Tidal Basin, surrounded with famous Japanese cherry blossom trees. Visit the Arlington National Cemetery, the changing of the guards and the Kennedy family gravesite.  Next stop is Capitol Hill. See the US Capitol and the White House to understand the core of the US government. Continue to the Air and Space Museum before visiting the Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Korea and Vietnam Memorials.  In the late afternoon, depart north for an evening arrival in New York.

Includes
  • 3 nights hotel including tax and continental breakfast
  • Air-conditioned bus or van
  • Professional tour guide
  • Sightseeing in Niagara Falls, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Amish Country
  • Admission to the Maid of the Mist (Summer) or Scenic Tunnels (Winter)
  • Amish Buggy Ride
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks

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  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • In the event that parts of this itinerary remain inaccessible due to COVID-19, an alternate itinerary will be provided, with final details available prior to your departure
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is required to enter Canada
  • Wi-Fi is provided on all buses (not vans)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 32 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.1/5
  • Transportation
    4.2/5
  • Value for money
    3.7/5
  • Safety
    4.4/5

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Many hours by bus (about 7 hours to Niagara + the other hours to Washington and Philadelphia). Apart from that, you can visit a bit of everything, obviously almost in a hurry, given the amount of things to see, but all quite interesting. We first did Philadelphia and Washington the first 2 days with a group and a guide and then we changed buses, group and guide and left for Niagara Falls. The guides are fairly homologated, amusing but they make the same jokes and they don't seem really spontaneous. One was quite prepared and also told interesting curiosities, while another told the bare essentials. On one thing they were the same, on the tip! They say it is voluntary but they do become almost mandatory from what they tell. They suggest $ 20 a head a day but we honestly gave a lot less, as the tour isn't cheap. They could save themselves the stop at the mall for 90 minutes we could see more cities.

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November 27, 2019

despite the rather long journeys, the trip and its organization were to my liking. In this regard I have already delivered my driving satisfaction form, at the end of the trip with a single observation regarding the excessive brevity of the lunch breaks but this did not represent a big problem !! Thanks

October 5, 2017

Excellent excursion quite illustrative and experienced guides. Good hours and the places that are known are beautiful.

September 23, 2022

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