Boston - New York (190 miles)
From Boston, we will head south to New York, NY
Our day tour of the Big Apple will bring us to all of its most famous landmarks. Stops on our tour include Times Square, Fifth Avenue, and a Cruise of New York Harbor. We will also see the Believe or Not, Rockefeller Center, United Nations Building, Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum, and more.
New York, NY
The Big Apple, The City That Never Sleeps, The Cultural Capital of the World... whatever you call New York City, its impact on worldwide culture and business is undeniable. Seeing this famous metropolis is something no one ever forgets!
Empire State Building
Soaring more than a quarter of a mile above the heart of Manhattan, the Empire State Building is the World's Most Famous Office Building. A symbol of dreams and aspirations connecting with people around the world.
Admission (Optional): Adult $36; Child (Under 12 yrs) $33; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $30|Opening Hours: 8:00am - 2:00am
Statue of Liberty Cruise
This world-famous statue in New York harbor is best known as a center of immigration in the United States. Dedicated in 1886, it has served not just as a symbol of New York but of the country ever since.
Admission (Optional): Adult $29; Child (Under 11 yrs) $20; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $26
This building in New York City has served as the global headquarters of the United Nations since 1952. The area has extraterritoriality status, meaning it is technically not bound by the laws of New York or even the United States.
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 9:00am - 4:30pm, Time are subject to change without notice. All visitors must exit the building by 5:30pm, Sat - Sun 10:00am - 4:30pm, Close on: Parliament time, New Year's Day/Good Friday/Memorial Day/Independence Day/Eid al-Fitr/Labour Day/Eid al-Adha/Thanksgiving Day/Christmas Day (observed)
Called "The Crossroads of the World," this major intersection in midtown Manhattan-- where Broadway hits Seventh Avenue-- is a world-famous icon of both New York City and the United States. It has appeared in countless forms of media.
One of the most famous shopping areas in the world-- and one of the most expensive-- New York City's Fifth Avenue cuts across Manhattan and hold some of its most famous landmarks and event centers.
Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum
The USS Intrepid, docked permanently in New York Harbor, is an authentic World War II aircraft carrier that now functions as a military history museum. On the deck of the ship is a collection of fighter planes.
Admission (Optional): Adult $33; Child (Under 11 yrs) $24; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $31|Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 10:00am - 5:00pm, Holiday hours apply. Time subject to change. Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25., Sat - Sun Apr 1 - Oct 31 10:00am - 6:00pm, Last admission to the submarine Growler is one hour before the Museum closes., Sat - Sun Nov 1 - Mar 31 10:00am - 5:00pm
Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square Odditorium has been shocking and wowing spectators since 1939. This museum of oddities contains over 500 pieces in 18,000 square feet, and also features live sideshow performances throughout the day.
Admission (Optional): Adult $30; Child (Under 11 yrs) $23; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $30|Opening Hours: Mon - Wed Jan 2 - Mar 8 9:00am - 11:00pm, Last admission 10;00PM.Time are subject to change without notice., Thu - Sun Jan 2 - Mar 8 9:00am - 1:00am, Last admission 12.00 midnight.Time are subject to change without notice.
A member of the U.S. National Register of Historic Places as well as a National Landmark, the world-famous Rockefeller Center (named for John. D. Rockefeller's son) in Midtown Manhattan has been a New York hub since the 1930s.
Standard Hotel: Days Hotel, East Brunswick, NJ or similar
New York - Philadelphia - Washington DC (203 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., visiting the White House, the US Capitol, and many of the city's famous monuments and memorials.
One of the most historically significant cities in the United States, Philadelphia was the original American capital. 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Opening Hours: Mon - Thu 12:00pm - 6:00pm, Fri - Sun 10:00am - 6:00pm
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|Opening Hours: Daily 8:00pm, Varies Seasonally
Standard Hotel: Days Inn or similar, Batavia, NY
Niagara Falls - Corning Museum of Glass - Boston (453 miles)
Today we will go to Corning Glass Museum. At the end of the day, we will return to Boston. See "Departure and Return Details" for more information.
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.
Corning Glass Museum will replace Thousand Islands Cruise when it closed.
Admission (Optional): Adult $18; Child (0-17 yrs) Free; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $16