CANADIAN BORDER CROSSING DETAILS AT BOTTOM OF PAGE
In the event that parts of this itnerary remain inaccessable due to COVID 19 an alternate itinerary will be followed. Final details will be available prior to each departure.
Day 1: Monday
NEW YORK – FINGER LAKES – NIAGARA FALLS
We depart from the Big Apple heading north where we will pass the beautiful Delaware Water 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 US side of Niagara including the American Falls, Goat Island and Luna Island. At night enjoy Niagara Falls where we can appreciate the colorful lighting of the waters.
Overnight: Niagara Falls – Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham
Day 2: Tuesday
NIAGARA FALLS – NEW JERSEY
Leaving the hotel, hear the thundering water of Niagara Falls. See the magnificent Horse Shoe Falls up close and experience the power aboard the Maid of the Mist (May-October). During winter until April when the Maid of the Mist is closed we tour the Scenic Tunnels.
At noon, we 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, find your own bargain with brand name stores for less.
Evening arrival to our hotel in New Jersey – La Quinta Inn & Suites, Clifton, NJ
Day 3: Wednesday
NEW JERSEY – PHILADELPHIA – WASHINGTON DC
Depart from New Jersey to Pennsylvania and to the city of brotherly love Philadelphia. Arriving in the historic area of Philadelphia we visit the famous Liberty Bell, one of the symbols of freedom in America, Constitution square and Congress Hall. Stroll Elfreth’s alley the oldest continuously inhabited street in America. Continue on a panoramic tour of Philadelphia that includes the financial district, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Historic Philadelphia and more. Departing Philadelphia we see the famous “Rocky Steps”, then continue north to Lancaster county home of the Amish people. Ride on an authentic Amish Buggy through the Amish farm country and learn how they live without the benefit of modern technology, no electricity, running water, telephone service, or appliances. After the ride we visit the Amish marketplace where we can shop for handmade arts crafts and products. We depart then for DC where will have our overnight at: Fairfield Inn & Suites Alexandria.
Day 4: Thursday
WASHINGTON DC – NEW YORK
Start the day with a visit of Thomas Jefferson Memorial, by the Tidal Basin, surrounded with famous Japanese cherry blossom trees. Visit the Arlington National Cemetery, the changing of the guard 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, we depart north for an evening arrival in New York.
Please note: The National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC has re-opened with a limited schedule/capacity. All passengers on tours departing Thursday - Sunday who wish to enter the National Air and Space Museum will be required to have a face covering, entry is not guaranteed.
PLEASE NOTE: THERE ARE MULTIPLE REQUIREMENTS FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO CROSS TO CANADA PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY
Required documents PRIOR to tour departure:
Upon arrival to your tour in New York City the tour escort will verify that all necessary paperwork for the Canadian border crossing is valid and within compliance. Anyone who is not in compliance prior to tour departure will enjoy the American side itinerary, no changes can be made once the tour has departed.
PCR tests that arrive AFTER TOUR DEPARTURE will not be accepted and will not change the individual travelers itinerary for the tour.
• 3 nights hotel including tax and Continental Breakfast
• Air conditioned Bus or Van & Professional Tour Guide
• Sightseeing in Niagara Falls, Philadelphia and Washington DC and Amish Country
• Admission to the Maid of the Mist (Summer) or Scenic Tunnels (Winter)
• Amish Buggy Ride
• Entrance to Arlington National cemetery (U.S. ID or Passport required)