The Big Apple, Niagara and Washington, D.C.

New York City
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Kicking off in the history rich Washington, D.C. and ending in the city that never sleeps, New York, this 8-day trip is the ideal blend of unique cultures, natural phenomenons and blockbuster icons. See the White House, Empire State Building and high flying Wall Street, learn about the Amish way of life in Pennsylvania, and feel the full force of mighty Niagara Falls. If variety is what you’re looking for, this trip is the one for you.

Departure dates

From 11/05/2024 to 12/10/2024

What's included

Highlights.
1 Iconic Breakfast (IC): Snap photos of the most iconic landmarks in D.
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Capitol building, and visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture: Learn about a simpler way of life from the Amish community with a Local Specialist: Cruise to the base of the beautiful and powerful Horseshoe Falls: See Broadway, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, Wall Street and the 9/11 Memorial with a Local Specialist: Iconic Breakfast at Brooklyn Diner, a classic New York eatery: An expert Travel Director and professional Driver: Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted: Audio Headsets provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences: Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries: City orientation tours: Extensive variety of Choice Experiences: On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilised.
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An expert Travel Director and professional DriverCherry-picked hotels, all tried and trustedAudio Headsets provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiencesLuxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countriesCity orientation toursExtensive variety of Choice ExperiencesOn occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilised.
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Itinerary / more information

  • Day 1 Welcome to Washington, America's capital city and the seat of political power. Fast paced, politically charged and culturally revered, 'DC' is the place you've seen a thousand times on screens small and large. Boasting arguably America's finest collection of museums, a vibrant Waterfront area and memorials to many of the nation's greats, you've certainly chosen an iconic spot to kick off your adventure. After settling in to your hotel you'll meet up with your Travel Director this afternoon, then why not pay a visit to bustling Georgetown for a wander 'round the shops and restaurants.
  • Day 2 Today is all about unearthing the political and cultural highlights of this high-flying city. You'll kick things off with a sightseeing tour that will feel more like a walk through a real-life movie set, see icons including the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, and the jewel in America's political crown, the White House. Visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture on a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER(R) Experience. This is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture and houses over 36,000 fascinating artifacts. And if that whets your appetite for history, maybe also choose to visit the Air and Space Museum. With the rest of the day to explore as you please, the question is really where to start? Perhaps take a walk around the Tidal Basin Loop Trail or choose experiences like visiting George Washington's sprawling Mount Vernon Estate. This evening we then have another Optional Experience, Washington Illumination Tour, where you'll see DC's most famous monuments lit up in their nighttime glory.
  • Day 3 Today you'll travel back in time as we reach Pennsylvania Dutch farm country, home to America's oldest and largest settlement of Amish people. Spot farmers working the fields with their horses and manual tools and traditional horse and buggies passing you by as you take in the beautiful rural surroundings. We'll then meet up with a Local Specialist who will share all about the 'plain' lifestyle of the Amish community, who live without cars, televisions, mobile phones or modern-day appliances. This evening why not choose to dine at a local restaurant serving traditional Amish fare?
  • Day 4 Travelling northwest today, you'll journey along the surging Susquehanna River as you cross the western region of New York State. Passing through the Appalachian Mountains and no doubt in utter awe of the scenery around you, bear in mind that this mountain range is one of the oldest on earth, formed around 480 million years ago and spanning the border between the USA and Canada.
  • Day 5 This morning you're off to visit a natural phenomenon, Niagara Falls! The biggest falls in North America, an incredible 750,000 gallons of water thunder into the gorge below every second. We'll be getting you up close on a cruise to Horseshoe Falls, allowing you to see both the Canadian and American sides. Remember that raincoat? Now's the time to use it.
  • Day 6 Bidding a fond farewell to Niagara Falls this morning, you'll journey back across the border through leafy and picturesque upstate New York. Passing by the fun to pronounce Poconos Mountains, which literally mean 'creek between two hills', you'll venture towards the fast and fabulous metropolis of NYC. Arriving late afternoon and no doubt itching to explore, why not spend your first night here getting acquainted with the city's foodie scene? From gourmet food trucks to Michelin Star restaurants, the city that never sleeps ensures you'll never go hungry.
  • Day 7 We hope you woke up hungry to explore New York city. You'll be heading to an NYC institution, Junior's Restaurant, for an Iconic Breakfast. Fuel up on classic eggs and bacon, pancakes, or French toast, paired with fresh roasted coffee. Then head out with our Local Specialist to discover New York through their eyes with the secrets behind some of Manhattan's most iconic sites including Broadway, leafy Greenwich Village, fast-paced Wall Street and the sobering 9/11 Memorial. You'll end your tour with insider stories to share with friends back home. This afternoon, it's all about discovering New York, your way. Head over to trendy Brooklyn, catch a show on Broadway, or take your own bite out of the Big Apple with our tantalizing list of Choice Experiences. With choices like the Summit One Vanderbilt or a tasty tour of the city's food carts, you're sure to create your perfect afternoon.
  • Day 8 With fond memories of spectacular waterfalls and political icons still fresh in your mind, your trip will come to an end this morning. Why not head out for one final cream cheese bagel and stroll around Central Park before heading to the airport, or if you're not ready to say goodbye just yet, why not extend your stay at the Holiday Inn New York City - Times Square for a few more days. In a city as varied and wonderful as New York, you're never short of new things to discover.
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