Eastern U.S. ExplorerA memorable excursion from sophisticated New York City/ Manhattan through New York State, thundering Niagara Falls, Pennsylvania Dutch countryside, Battlefields of Gettysburg, inspiring national monuments in Washington, D.C and birthplace of America, Philadelphia.Day 1: NEW YORK ARRIVAL
Arrive in New York, the city that never sleeps, and transfer independently to your hotel. Hudson Hotel or Similar 2 Nights - Room Only
Day 2: NEW YORK
This morning enjoy the city of New York. Catch glimpses of the famous skyline as you absorb the bustle and energy of the Big Apple. 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. Bring your camera!
Day 3: NEW YORK - FINGER LAKES - BUFFALO
Today, drive across New York State through the Finger Lakes Country and towards the Canadian border. Indulge in a spot of wine-tasting at Watkins Glen (optional), on the shores of Lake Seneca, named for the Seneca Indian Nation. Continue to Buffalo for overnight.
Adams Mark Buffalo Hotel or Similar 2 Nights - Room Only basisDay 4: BUFFALO - NIAGARA FALLS - BUFFALO
Today take a short drive to Niagara Falls, perhaps take a ride aboard the Maid of the Mist (optional), or cross the border to Canada to take a stroll along Table Rock to view the thundering waters of the Horseshoe Falls. You may choose to take an optional trip to Skylon Tower for lunch at its revolving restaurant. Skylon Tower, hovering 775 feet above Niagara gorge, features an observation deck that affords views of an 8,000 mile area, as far as the eye can see. Return to Buffalo for overnight.
Day 5: BUFFALO - AMISH COUNTRY
Depart Buffalo and travel into Pennsylvania Dutch country, also known as Amish Country. The lifestyle of the Amish people embraces the areas natural beauty. Explore the region before checking into your hotel for your overnight stay.
2* Genetti Hotel & Suites OR Similar, 1 Night Room Only basis.
Day 6: AMISH COUNTRY - GETTYSBURG - WASHINGTON, D.C.
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. Make time this evening to see the city monuments by night.
Washington Plaza Hotel or Similar 2 Nights – Room Only basis.Day 7: WASHINGTON, D.C.
Enjoy time visiting D.C. with such highlights as the U.S. Capitol Building, Supreme Court, Library of Congress, the F.B.I. Building, Washington Monument, 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.
Day 8: WASHINGTON, D.C. - PHILADELPHIA
This morning, continue your 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. This evening make time for an optional dinner at one of the Cities most famous venues for the local delicacy of Philly Cheese Steak.
Day 9: PHILADELPHIA - DEPART
This morning enjoy some last minute shopping before returning your car to Philadelphia Airport to connect with your return flight home.
*Price is per person based on double occupancy and is inclusive of all taxes.