Boston - Newport - New Haven (162 miles)
In the morning, guests will be picked up in Boston. From there, we will begin our journey by driving to Newport, RI, to visit the Breakers Mansion. Afterward, we will go to New Haven, CT, to visit the campus of Yale University, one of the oldest educational institutions in the country.
Newport is a high end New England seaport town, extremely popular among the mega-rich of America. Travel along Ocean Drive to get beautiful scenic views and see the magnificent Breakers Mansion. It is a short drive from Boston.
The Breakers Mansion is the largest and most opulent of the famous and historical Newport Mansions open to the public. Built by the Vanderbilt family at the turn of the century, this "summer cottage" stuns and amazes.
Admission (Optional): Adult $22; Child (Under 17 yrs) $8; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $22|Opening Hours: Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas
New Haven, CT
New Haven is a coastal city in the U.S. state of Connecticut. It is located on New Haven Harbor on the northern shore of Long Island Sound in New Haven County, Connecticut, and is part of the New York metropolitan area. Besides, New Haven is the home of Yale University.
Founded in 1701, this world-famous university is the third-oldest in the United States. This Ivy-League school is consistently ranked as one of the best institutions of higher learning in the entire world, and admission is extremely competitive.
Standard Hotel: Days Inn or similar
New York - Philadelphia - Washington DC (236 miles)
Today, we will make our way to Philadelphia, where we will visit the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. In the afternoon, we will continue to Washington, D.C., outside visiting US Capitol, White House, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial. Then we will move to National Air and Space Museum and Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. We will also take Ptotmac River Cruise.
One of the most historically significant cities in the United States, Philadelphia was the first capital of the U.S.The City of Brotherly Love draws history buffs and lovers of culture from all corners of the globe!
One of Philadelphia's most famous landmarks, Independence Hall in Independence National Historical Park is the location where both the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were debated, written, and ratified by the Founding Fathers of the USA.
Opening Hours: 9:00am - 7:00pm
The famously cracked Liberty Bell is a sign of American Independence and spirit. Located at Liberty Bell Center in Philadelphia, PA, this symbol of the American Revolution was crafted in 1752-- more than 250 years ago.
Opening Hours: 9:00am - 7:00pm
The capital of the United States of America sits on the scenic Potomac River. Monuments, museums, and Americana characterize this historic city, which is located in the District of Columbia between the states of Maryland and Virginia.
The famous United States Capitol is the meeting place of the US Congress, and has been for more than 200 years. The building is famous for its elaborate dome and intricately designed, detailed columns.
Opening Hours: Mon - Sat, Closed on Sundays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas, New Year (1/1) & President's Inauguration Day
The world-famous White House in Washington, DC is the official residence of the president of the United States and the place where most of the work is done. The facade of this neoclassical mansion is a global icon.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
This memorial in Washington, DC serves as a place to remember the American soldier who were lost or killed during the tumultuous Vietnam War. Originally controversial in design, the simple memorial has become a shrine for the American people.
Korean War Veterans Memorial
This memorial commemorates those who served for the United States in the Korean War. It is located south of the Reflecting Pool at the National Mall. The simple memorial is triangular in shape will a circle at the top.
This iconic American monument honors the 16th president of the United States. Abraham Lincoln was president during the American Civil War, and is most famous for the Emancipation Proclamation that freed all of the slaves in the US.
National Air and Space Museum
One of the Smithsonian Institute's museums in Washington, DC, the National Air and Space Museum chronicles the history of flight. From the Wright Brother to Buzz Aldrin, the exhibits at this museum explore all of humanity's air travels.
Opening Hours: 10:00am - 7:30pm, Open daily except December 25
Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
also named President Museum. The Washington, DC arm of this worldwide phenomenon is a sight to behold. Amazingly and sometimes eerily lifelike figures line the halls of this art museum in the form of celebrities and politicians both famous and infamous.
Admission (Optional): Adult $23; Child (3-12 yrs) $17; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $23|Opening Hours: Mon - Thu 12:00pm - 6:00pm, Fri - Sun 10:00am - 6:00pm
Potomac River Cruise
The Potomac River runs along Washington, DC, the capital city of the United States of America. Visitors can opt to see many of the area's most famous landmarks and memorials in a unique way on a riverboat cruise!
Admission (Optional): Adult $26; Child (Under 11 yrs) $18; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $26|Opening Hours: Mar - Nov, Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1.
Standard Hotel: Sleep Inn or similar Upper Marlboro, MD
Washington DC - Niagara (307 miles)
Today, we will drive north, on our way to Niagara Falls. Upon our arrival, we will be able to see the Illumination of the Falls in the evening.
Niagara Falls, NY
Among the most beautiful natural wonders in the world, Niagara Falls are comprised of three waterfalls that thunder and astound, producing a higher flow rate than any other waterfall in the world and standing at a height of 167 feet.
Niagara Falls Illumination
For more than 75 years, visitors to Niagara Falls have been able to enjoy a nighttime illumination of the impressive American and Horseshoe falls. Every night of the year at dusk, visitors can experience the falls a new way.
Admission (Mandatory): Adult $6; Child (Under 11 yrs) $6; Senior (Over 62 yrs) $6
Standard Hotel: Days Inn or similar, Batavia, NY
Niagara Falls - Thousand Islands(Summer)/Corning Glass Museum(Winter) - Boston (686 miles)
Today, we will head to the Thousand Islands region, where we will have the chance to take a boat tour of the area. During the winter, we will go to Corning Glass Museum. At the end of the day, we will return to Boston.
Thousand Islands, NY
Available for departures from Apr thru Nov. The Thousand Islands is an archipelago at the Canada-U.S. border from the northeast corner of Lake Ontario. They stretch for about 50 miles. The U.S. islands are in the state of New York and the Canadian islands are in Ontario. The smaller islands only have single residences.
Thousand Islands Cruise
Enjoy the beautiful and historic Thousand Islands region in the best way-- by boat! Boat tours of this scenic area pass by breathtaking castles, private enclaves, and bootlegger's alleys. With more than 1,800 islands, there's much to see!
Admission (Optional): Adult $27; Child (Under 11 yrs) $15; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $27
Corning is a city in Steuben County, New York, United States, on the Chemung River. The population was 11,183 at the 2010 census. It is named for Erastus Corning, an Albany financier and railroad executive who was an investor in the company that developed the community.
Corning Museum of Glass
The world's best collection of art and historical glass. More than 45,000 objects trace 3,500 years of glassmaking history. Hands-on exhibits that tell the story of the science and technology behind innovations in glass.
We will visit Corning Glass Museum instead of Thousand Islands Cruise when it closed.
Admission (Optional): Adult $18; Child (0-17 yrs) Free; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $16
Standard Hotel: Days Inn or similar