Monday and Thursday departures, standard itinerary: https://www.amadeotravel.com/en/eac_american_gateway
NEW YORK – PHILADELPHIA – WASHINGTON DC
Depart from New York via New Jersey to Pennsylvania and to the city of brotherly love Philadelphia. Arriving in the historic area of Philadelphia we will 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 will 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: The Fairfield Inn and Suites Alexandria
WASHINGTON DC – NEW JERSEY
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 Natural History Museum (while the Air and Space Museum is closed due to renovations) before visiting the Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Korea and Vietnam Memorials.
Overnight New Jersey – La Quinta Inn & Suites, Clifton, NJ
NEW JERSEY – FINGER LAKES – NIAGARA FALLS
This morning we continue 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 Canada – Ramada by Wyndham, US - Comfort Inn the Pointe.
NIAGARA FALLS – NEW YORK
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 Power Vista Hydroelectric Station, along with a visit to the Cave of the winds.
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 back to New York City.
• 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 Power Vista (Winter)
• Amish Buggy Ride
• Entrance to Arlington National cemetery (U.S. ID or Passport required) & National Museum of Natural History
• A Tree will be planted in your honor when joining this tour
An Eco Positive Tour by an Earth Friendly Company