Boston - Newport - New Haven (146 miles)
Guests will be picked up in the morning in Boston. From there, we will begin our journey by driving to Newport, Rhode Island to visit the Breakers Mansion. Afterward, we will go to New Haven to visit the Yale University.
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 $21; Child (3-12 yrs) $7; Senior $21|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 Hotel 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 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.
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.
Opening Hours: Mon - Sat, Closed on Sundays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas, New Year (1/1) & President's Inauguration Day
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)
Leaving Washington, DC, we will drive north on our way to Niagara Falls, where we will have the chance to ride the Maid of the Mist boat tour. We can also see Goat Island, which sits at the top of the falls. Then, we will see the Thundering Waters Cultural Show, watch an IMAX Movie about the area, and take pictures of the Illumination of the Falls.
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
Goat Island is an Island in the Niagara River located between the two waterfalls that makes up Niagara Falls. Its Terrapin Point is often visited by tourists and offers some of the most breathtaking views of the falls.
Maid of the Mist
(Optional if weather permits)
This famous boat experience has been taking passengers as close to the Niagara Falls as they can get for more than a century. Be ready to get wet-- guests will make their way into the spray itself!
Admission (Optional): Adult $19.25; Child (Under 11 yrs) $11.20; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $19.25|Opening Hours: May - Oct|Duration: Approx. 20 Minutes
Thundering Water Cultural Show
Niagara, like many impressive wonders of nature, is a sacred place for the local Native American people. This show uses dance as a storytelling medium through which to showcase the impact that the falls have had on native culture.
Admission (Optional): Adult $21; Child (Under 11 yrs) $13; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $21|Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 7:00pm - 8:30pm|Duration: Approx. 40 Minutes
Niagara Falls Adventure Theater IMAX
For those who wish to learn more about the geological activity that formed the most compelling natural attraction in the country, this IMAX movie is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the natural and cultural history of the area.
Admission (Optional): Adult $12; Child (3-12 yrs) $8; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $12|Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes
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