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10-Day US East 8 famous Universities tour from New York with Airport Transfers (private tour) Tour Code: 539-5077

From USD$4378
New York, NY
10 9
Visit New York (Columbia University, New York University), Washington, DC, Philadelphia (University of Pennsylvania), Niagara Falls, Boston (Harvard University, MIT), Corning, Ithaca (Cornell University), New Haven (Yale University), Newport, Princeton (Princeton University).
  • Customized/Private Tour, Professional tour guide.
  • Max. 5 passenages in one booking.
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Day 1: New York

Today, guests will arrive at one of the there major airports in the New York City Area (JFK, LGA, EWR), where they will be met by a tour guide at the baggage claim. Transfer to the hotel and enjoy the rest time at your own.
  • 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!
Deluxe Hotel: Hilton Newark Penn Station or similar

Day 2: New York City Tour

We will spend the day touring New York City, seeing all the best sights this metropolis has to offer. We will take a sightseeing cruise to get close to the Statue of Liberty. Then, we will go to the Financial District, we will visit the Wall Street, Trinity Church,Charging Buff. Later, we will see Federal Hall, Empire State Building, Ground Zero, and theNew York Univerdity .
  • 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!

    Wall Street

    This famous street in New York City's Financial District has become synonymous with American financial enterprises. It is also the home of the New York Stock Exchange, and has been (or still is) the location of several other exchanges.

    Charging Bull

    This bronze sculpture that sits at the northern tip of New York's Bowling Green Park is ready to strike! It was commissioned to represent the "strength and power of the American people" after the stock market crashed in 1987.

    New York Stock Exchange

    The "big board" and headquarters of the NYSE is located at the heart of Wall Street, in a distinctive classical-style building that is both a National Historic Landmark and a member of the National Register of Historic Places.

    Federal Hall

    The first US capitol building and the site of George Washington's inauguration as the first president of the country, Federal Hall has served various functions over the years, but is now a monument to those many different functions.

    Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Ground Zero

    In the United States, "Ground Zero" refers to the site of the tragic terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, and killed thousands of people. Today, the area is a construction site of future buildings and memorials.

    Statue of Liberty

    This world-famous statue in New York harbor is best known as a center of immigration in the United States. This boat ride allows for a water-top view of Lady Liberty and plenty of opportunities to take amazing photos!

    New York University

    This private research institution has its main campus in Manhattan's Greenwich Village. It is organized into more than 20 schools and colleges. With a student body of over 50,000, NYU has produced countless alumni of prestige.

    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.
Deluxe Hotel: Hilton Newark Penn Station or similar

Day 3: New York

Today, we will visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Central Park, and the campus of Columbia University.
  • 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!

    Columbia University

    New York City's Columbia University is one of the elite Ivy League Schools of the Unites States. It was founded before the American Revolution, and is the fifth-oldest institution of higher learning in the country.

    Central Park

    New York City's world-famous park sees over 35 million visitors every year, and not without reason. From playgrounds to ponds, horse carriages to bird-watching, and ice skating to rock climbing, the possibilities are endless in the 843-acre commons.

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art, located in New York City, is the largest art museum in the United States with among the most significant art collections.
Deluxe Hotel: Hilton Newark Penn Station

Day 4: New York - New Haven - Newport - Boston(225 miles)

In the morning, we will depart from New York City to New Haven, CT to visit the campus of Yale University. After lunch, we will continue to Newport, RI, where we will see the famous Breaker's Mansion. Afterward, we will drive north to Boston to enjoy a delicious dinner at Quincy Market .
  • 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.

    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.
  • Newport, RI

    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.

    Breakers Mansion

    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.

    Opening Hours: Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas

  • Boston, MA

    Boston is a city as beautiful as it is historically significant. Visitors can walk the Freedom Trail and see where the seeds of the American Revolution were sown or visit the North End and look out over the harbor.

    Quincy Market

    Quincy Market in the Faneuil Hall marketplace of downtown Boston is a historic building that still serves as a souvenir marketplace and food court today. The area has expanded to include two other marketplace buildings as well.
Deluxe Hotel: Four Points by Sheraton Wakefield Boston Hotel & Conference Center

Day 5: Boston

We will take an in-depth tour in Harvard University and MIT,
  • Boston, MA

    Boston is a city as beautiful as it is historically significant. Visitors can walk the Freedom Trail and see where the seeds of the American Revolution were sown or visit the North End and look out over the harbor.

    Harvard University

    One of the most famous institutions of higher learning in the world, Harvard University in Cambridge, MA has been standing since 1636, making it the oldest university in the United States. Tourists come for both history and the architecture.


    The Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts is a research university known the world over for its highly selective and intense academics, and MIT alumni include 24 Nobel Prize winners and 22 Rhodes Scholars.
Deluxe Hotel: Four Points by Sheraton Wakefield Boston Hotel & Conference Center

Day 6: Boston - Ithaca - Niagara Falls(441 miles)

Our first stop of the day will be the campus of the Cornell University, located in Ithaca, part of the Finger Lakes Region. We will then continue on to Niagara Falls, NY where we will take the famous Maid of the Mist boat ride (No boat operation in winter), if time is available, guests will have chance to take the impressive and exciting Niagara JETBOAT (JetBoat tour will be closed under tough weather or river icy condition).
  • Ithaca, NY

    Cornell University

    Home to over 20,000 students, Cornell University is an Ivy League university situated in the heart of Ithaca, NY. Visitors can walk the large, lush campus, and explore nearby sites like Bebe Lake and Tirphammer Falls.

    Opening Hours: Daily

  • 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.

    Maid of the Mist

    Soak in the excitement of Niagara falls (literally). This world-famous boat tour takes you directly into the basin of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls for unprecedented views you can't get anywhere else. Don't forget your rain gear and sense of adventure!

    Duration: Approx. 20 Minutes

Standard Hotel: Holiday Inn Niagara Falls or similar

Day 7: Niagara Falls - Corning - Washington DC(370 miles)

We will then continue to explore Niagara Falls, Guests will have the chance to choose either to stay in the Falls Park for self-exploration. We will then head to Corning Glass Museum in Corning, NY. This museum in western New York is dedicated to the history, art, and science behind glass-making. Its collection contains more than 45,000 objects, some of which date back millennia.
  • Corning, NY

    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

    Explore the science and art behind glassmaking at Corning's unique non-profit museum. View thousands of historic glass artifacts, learn interesting historical facts, and even create your own glass work during a workshop. This attraction is fun for people of all ages.
Deluxe Hotel: Capitol Skyline Hotel

Day 8: Washington DC - Philadelphia(123 miles)

First, we will go to Capitol Hill and visit sites such as the Lincoln Memorial and the Korean War Memorial. Then, we will visit the National Air and Space Museum and National Museum of Natural History. Later, we can take photographs outside the White House and the U.S. Capitol Building. Along the way, we will also pass by the Washington Monument, the World War II Memorial, and the Thomas Jefferson Memorial. Afterwards, we will continue on our way to Philadelphia.
  • Washington, DC

    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.

    White House

    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.

    US Capitol

    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.

    Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes

    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.

    Washington Monument

    This iconic obelisk is a memorial to the commander-in-chief of the American revolutionary army and eventual the first president of the United States of America, George Washington. The massive stone structure began construction in 1848.

    Lincoln Memorial

    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.

    Jefferson Memorial

    The Thomas Jefferson Memorial is a memorial to the third president of the United States. The impressive building is neoclassical in design and has been standing since 1943. It sees more than two million visitors every year. It's only available during the Cherry Blossom time.

    National Museum of Natural History

    It's part of the Smithsonian Institution and is the worlds finest museum and research complex. The Museum is dedicated to stimulating curiosity, discovery, and learning about the natural world through its unmatched research, collections, exhibitions, and educational outreach programs.

    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.

    Duration: Approx. 1 Hour

Standard Hotel: Holiday Inn Philadelphia Stadium

Day 9: Philadelphia - Princeton - New York(38 miles)

We will see the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall in National Independence Park, Then visit University of Pennsylvania. On the way back to New York, A tour visiting the Princeton University will be arranged.
  • Philadelphia, PA

    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!

    Independence Hall

    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.

    Liberty Bell

    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.

    University of Pennsylvania

    The University of Pennsylvania (commonly known as Penn or UPenn) is a private, Ivy League university located in Philadelphia. Incorporated as The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn is one of 14 founding members of the Association of American Universities and one of the nine original colonial colleges.
  • Princeton, NJ

    Princeton is known for the Ivy League Princeton University. The campus includes the Collegiate Gothic–style University Chapel and the broad collection of the Princeton University Art Museum are popular spots to see.

    Princeton University

    Princeton University, one of the nation's oldest universities and member of the Ivy League. Princeton students will be the tour guide showing the campus to you.

    Duration: Approx. 1 Hour

Deluxe Hotel: Hilton Newark Penn Station

Day 10: New York(42 miles)

We will leave the hotel in the morning and transfer to the airports in New York City.
  • Airport meet and greet: Please contact us in advance and give the pickup inforamtion.
  • Return Arrangement (approximate): For JFK, LGA, EWR departure, please book your flights after 12:00pm Noon.

Price Includes

  • Admission Fees for Statue of Liberty Cruise, Rockefeller Center, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Corning Museum of Glass, Maid of the Mist.
  • Transportation via 7-Seat minibus.
  • 9 nights hotel accommodation
  • Guide: Professional English speaking tour guide.
  • Insurance for a commercial vehicle worth $100 million

Price Excludes

  • A maximum of 10 hours in one day is limited by North American Labor Standards. Overtime service will be charged at $50/hour.
  • A mandatory service fees for your tour guide and bus driver ($8 per passenger).
  • Entrance fee (admissions) to any optional activities or attractions.
  • All meals and drinks during the trip are not included in tour price. The tour guide will make eating arrangements.
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