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16-Day North South Essential Tour from New York - Fully Guided

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16 Days 15 Nights

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Highlights: Visit Toronto (CN Tower, Toronto City Hall), Niagara Falls Canada (Skylon Tower+Revolving Restaurant Dinner), Washington, DC (White House, US Capitol, Smithsonian Institution, Washington Monument), Atlanta (World of Coca-Cola), Great Smoky Mountains, Memphis, Savannah, New Orleans, Lancaster (The Amish Farm and House). Inclusions: Accommodation for 1 night, including taxes (porterage not included), Air-conditioned motorcoach and guide for the entire tour

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    • Child price applies to children 8-16 years, sharing a room with 2 adults. Children under 8 years old are not allowed to participate in the tour.
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    Day 1

    New York City - Niagara Falls (408 miles)

    In the morning, guests will be picked up in New York City. We will begin this tour by driving to Niagara Falls, arriving in the early evening.
    Standard Hotel: Wyndham Garden Niagara Falls Fallsview or Radisson Fallsview
    Day 2

    Niagara Falls - Toronto - Niagara Falls (159 miles)

    In the morning, we will explore the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. During the warmer months, we will ride the Maid of the Mist; in the winter, we will take the Journey Behind the Falls. Afterwards, we will head to Toronto to explore the city. Upon our return to Niagara at night, we will have the chance to dine at the top of the Skylon Tower.
    • Niagara Falls Canada, ON

      Known and loved for both their power and their beauty, the Niagara Falls offer an experience unlike any other. More water tumbles down from the Niagara River every minute than any other place in the world.

      Journey Behind the Falls

      The "Journey Behind the Falls" is an attraction on the Canadian side of Horseshoe Falls which allows tourists to to guide themselves through the rock behind Niagara for an up-close look at the cascading water.

      Hornblower Niagara Cruise & Incline Railway

      Take a ride on the world-famous Maid of the Mist, where you can get up close and personal with the Niagara Falls like never before! Passengers will be driven right into the spray kicked up by the roaring waters.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $19.75; Child (6-12 yrs) $12.65; Infant (Under 5 yrs, accompanying parents) Free

    • Toronto, ON

      Perched on the shores of beautiful Lake Ontario, this historic city combines modern innovation with traditional Canadian culture and style.

      Toronto City Hall

      This unique building complex is one of the most famous in Toronto, and also the home of the city's municipal government.

      CN Tower

      The CN Tower, Canada's Wonder of the world, offers a beautiful panoramic view of Toronto from indoor and outdoor observatories. Visit observation level in the tower and experience the spellbinding Glass Floor.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $36; Child (8-16 yrs) $26

    • Niagara Falls Canada, ON

      Known and loved for both their power and their beauty, the Niagara Falls offer an experience unlike any other. More water tumbles down from the Niagara River every minute than any other place in the world.

      Skylon Tower+Revolving Restaurant Dinner

      Enjoy a breathtaking view of Niagara Falls while dining at the Skylon Tower, one of Niagara's most famous landmarks.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $49; Child (8-16 yrs) $30; Rates for Oct 01-May 30: $57 (Adult), $38 (Child)

    Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn Lundy's Lande or Sheraton at the Falls or Radisson Fallsview or Sheraton on the Falls or similars
    Day 3

    Niagara Falls - Lancaster - Washington, DC (341 miles)

    Early morning departure through Pennsylvania en route to Washington, DC. Time permitting, a stop will be made at an Amish market (except on Sundays when the market is closed). Arrive in Washington, DC, the nation's capital, in the early evening.
    • Lancaster, PA

      Lancaster is a city located in South Central Pennsylvania which serves as the seat of Pennsylvania's Lancaster County and one of the oldest inland towns in the United States. The city's primary industries include healthcare, tourism, public administration, manufacturing, and both professional and semi-professional services.

      The Amish Farm and House

      This authentic Amish farm in Lancaster, PA is more than 300 years old, and an educational experience for the whole family. This 25-acre farm is dedicated to teaching people about the Amish lifestyle in a fun and constructive way.

      Opening Hours: Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1.

    Standard Hotel: Hilton Washington or Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, D.C.or Similar
    Day 4

    Washington DC

    Today we will tour the city of Washington DC. In the morning, we will see sights such as the White House, Washington Monument, Arlington National Cemetery and the US Capitol. In the afternoon, we will be free to explore the Smithsonian Museums at our own leisure. In the evening, we may embark on a Night Tour of the city.
    • 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.

      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.

      Arlington National Cemetery

      This military cemetery spans more than 600 acres in northern Virginia on the border with Washington, DC. It contains the graves of Presidents Taft and Kennedy as well as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

      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.

      Smithsonian Institution

      Centered on the National Mall, the Smithsonian Institution is a series of museums dedicated to research and spreading knowledge. Some of the most notable Smithsonian museums are the National Air and Space Museum and the Museum of American History.

      DC Night Tour

      Experience the nation's Capital by night. See the illuminated National Monuments and building of our Capital City, such as the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials. See historic Union Station and more.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $30; Child (8-16 yrs) $20

    Standard Hotel: Washington Hilton or Marriott Key Bridge or Tysons Corner Marriott or similar
    Day 5

    Washington, D.C. - Atlanta (542 miles)

    Today, we will transfer from our hotel to the airport for our flight to Atlanta (flight not included in tour price). Upon our arrival, we will transfer to our hotel for the evening.
    Standard Hotel: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Atlanta Downtown or similar
    Day 6

    Atlanta - Savannah (248 miles)

    In the morning, we will go on a sightseeing tour of Atlanta. Afterwards, in the afternoon, we will drive to the charming seaport of Savannah, known for its architecture and historic city center.
    • Atlanta, GA

      Georgia's capital and largest city, Atlanta is a major Southern financial and cultural force and the focus of a metropolitan statistical area. Atlanta has "absolutely everything going for it-climate, location, great transportation, easy air access, and a government that's both cooperative and supportive." This is a judgment widely shared by both residents and visitors...

      World of Coca-Cola

      The World of Coca-Cola is an interactive museum and exhibition that chronicles the history of the world-famous Coca-Cola company. As a special gift, each person who takes a tour receives a one-of-a-kind bottle of Coke.

      Opening Hours: Sun - Thu 10:00am - 5:00pm, Fri - Sat 9:00am - 5:00pm, Closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas

    Standard Hotel: Best Western Plus Savannah Historic District or similar
    Day 7

    Savannah - Charleston (83 miles)

    We will Start the day with a walking tour of the Historic District of Savannah. Then, in the early afternoon, we will drive north to Charleston. We will learn more about this old, historic city during our tour of the area. We will spend the evening here.
    • Savannah, GA

      This important port city in the Deep South is considered the most haunted place in America. Those who aren't into ghost hunting can visit the downtown Savannah Historic District to see sights such as the German Memorial Fountain.

      Savannah Historic District

      Nowhere is Savannah's beauty more clear than in its historic district. Stroll the streets among gorgeous buildings, many of which date back to the colonial era. There are many public parks that host myriad festivals year-round.

      Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 8:30am - 5:00pm, Sat - Sun 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Standard Hotel: Holiday Inn Riverview Charleston or similar
    Day 8

    Charleston - Asheville

    In the morning, we will visit the Boone Hall Plantation, located just outside of Charleston. Afterwards, we will head inland towards Asheville, NC, where we will spend the night after arriving in the afternoon.
    Standard Hotel: Holiday Inn Biltmore East or similar
    Day 9

    Asheville - Great Smoky Mountains - Chattanooga (179 miles)

    Today, we will travel along the Blue Ridge Parkway into the Eastern Cherokee Indian Reservation, which is located at the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Then, we will cross into the state of Tennessee at the Newfound Gap, before making our way to Chattanooga for the evening.
    • Great Smoky Mountains, TN

      The Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee boasts impeccable views of that state's segment of the larger Appalachian Mountains. Come visit this impressive wilderness to ride the Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway.

      Great Smoky Mountains Park

      This 520,000-acre park on the eastern border of Tennessee is a United States National Park and UNESCO World Heritage. It is the most-visited national park in the United States, and is renown for the beauty of its landscapes.
    Standard Hotel: Chattanooga Choo Choo or similar
    Day 10

    Chattanooga - Lynchburg - Nashville (113 miles)

    In the morning, we will leave Chattanooga and head northwest to Lynchburg to visit the famous Jack Daniel's Distillery. Afterwards, we will continue towards the capital of Tennessee, Nashville, often referred to as "Music City USA," where we will take a quick tour to orient ourselves with this rapidly developing city before we check into our hotel for the night.
    Standard Hotel: Clarion Hotel Nashville Downtown - Stadium, Quality Inn Nashville Downtown - Stadium or Gaylord Opryland
    Day 11

    Nashville - Memphis (196 miles)

    In the morning, we will depart Nashville, bound for Memphis. When we arrive, we will take a tour of the city, visiting Beale Street, the Lorraine Motel. No trip to Memphis is complete without a visit to Graceland.
    • Memphis, TN

      Memphis is a city in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Tennessee. And it is the youngest of Tennessee's major cities, founded in 1819 as a planned city by a group of wealthy Americans including judge John Overton and future president Andrew Jackson.


      This massive, opulent mansion in Memphis, Tennessee was the home of Elvis Presley. It is a National Historic Landmark and today serves as a museum. Guests can visit the site of Elvis' grave and tour the thirteen-acre estate.
    Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn Downtown Memphis or similar
    Day 12

    Memphis - Clarksdale - Natchez (311 miles)

    Today, we will travel south into the Mississippi Delta, stopping in Clarksdale, said to be the birthplace of blues music. In the afternoon, our journey will bring us to historic Natchez.
    Standard Hotel: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Natchez South/Eola Hotel or similar
    Day 13

    Natchez - Baton Rouge - Lafayette (132 miles)

    We will continue further south for a stop in Baton Rouge, the capital of Louisiana. In the afternoon, we will venture into the heart of Cajun Country as we reach Lafayette, where we will visit Vermilionville, a living-history museum that showcases the lives of the local Acadian, Native American, and Creole cultures.
    • Baton Rouge, LA

      The capital of the U.S. state of Louisiana and its second-largest city. It forms the county seat of East Baton Rouge Parish and is located on the eastern bank of the Mississippi River.
    • Lafayette, LA

      Lafayette is a city in and the parish seat of Lafayette Parish, Louisiana. The city is the fourth-largest in the state, with a population of 127,657 according to 2015 U.S. Census estimates.


      Vermilionville Historic Village is a 23-acre living history museum that supports and shares the diverse culture of the region. Perfect for people of all ages, Vermilionville offers authentic food, crafts, dance, music, boat tours, gardens, exhibits, workshops, and more.

      Opening Hours: Tue - Sun 10:00am - 4:00pm

    Standard Hotel: DoubleTree Lafayette or similar
    Day 14

    Lafayette - Avery Island - New Orleans (117 miles)

    Our first stop this morning will be the Tabasco Sauce Factory on Avery Island. Then, we will continue towards the Mississippi River and follow it in the direction of New Orleans. Before we arrive in the city, we will stop at an local plantation. In the early afternoon, we will arrive in the Big Easy, where Europeans, Caribbean, Native American, and African culture have blended together to form one of the most colorful and vibrant cities in the U.S.
    Standard Hotel: Holiday Inn Downtown Superdome or simiar
    Day 15

    New Orleans

    Guests will be able to spend the entire day at their own leisure in New Orleans. Explore the French Quarter to take in the many architectural, musical, and gastronomical delights that New Orleans has to offer. Alternatively, guests can also enjoy an optional Jazz Brunch or a Swamp Tour.
    • New Orleans, LA

      The city known as the "Big Easy" is most famous for its colorful and exciting Mardi Gras celebration. Visitors will marvel at its distinctive Cajun culture and cuisine that is unlike anything else in the world.

      French Quarter

      The most famous area of New Orleans is also the oldest. Dating back to the city's founding in 1718, this National Historic Landmark district is known for its nightlife, restaurants, and celebrations. Its most famous locale is Bourbon Street.

      Jazz Brunch

      Enjoy New Orleans' Creole-styled brunch with a side of live, jazz music. Whether you prefer traditional sweet beignets, savory gravy and biscuits, or Cajun spiced grits, it's not a Louisiana brunch menu without the rhythms of the bayou in the background.

      Swamp Tour

      Take a trip down the bayous of Louisiana on a swamp boat tour to encounter the local wildlife, like alligators, turtles, birds, snakes, and much more! You'll also get a lesson in Cajun culture.

      Opening Hours: Daily 9:00am - 3:00pm|Duration: 2-4 Hours

    Standard Hotel: Holiday Inn Downtown Superdome or similar
    Day 16

    New Orleans - Atlanta (469 miles)

    Today, we will leave New Orleans and travel through Mississippi and Alabama, arriving in Atlanta in the early evening, where the tour will come to an end. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding pickup and drop-off times and locations.
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    • Departure & Return

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    New York, NY map link 569 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10022 (Double Tree Metropolitan Hotel - New York, NY) 7:30am 7:30am
    • Price Includes

    • Accommodation for 1 night, including taxes (porterage not included)
    • Air-conditioned motorcoach and guide for the entire tour
    • Tour guide service ( Level 3: fully-guided tour)
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    • Admission Fees:
      Destination Adult Child Infant
      Niagara Falls Canada
      Hornblower Niagara Cruise & Incline Railway (Optional) $19.75 $12.65 (6-12 yrs) Free (Under 5 yrs, accompanying parents)
      Skylon Tower+Revolving Restaurant Dinner (Optional) $49 $30 (8-16 yrs) /
      Toronto, ON
      CN Tower (Optional) $36 $26 (8-16 yrs) /
      Washington, DC
      DC Night Tour (Optional) $30 $20 (8-16 yrs) /
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    • Tips to the Tour Director and Driver (Suggested: Drivers: $3 - $5 per person per day; Guides: $4 - $6 per person per day).
    • The Extras fees can be paid directly to the tour guide in cash, credit card or travelers check in USD. The extra costs, i.e. the optional excursions are only payable if the passengers choose to join one or more of those.
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    • Cancellations and Cancellation Fees
      Regardless of reason, cancellations result in costly charges from our travel and hotel providers covering penalties and fees incurred by canceling confirmed and pending bookings. Therefore, cancellation penalties and or fees will apply. Time of cancellation will be determined when notice is received and confirmed by our office. Notice of cancellation must be made directly to Taketours by email or through web mail at Contact Us.
    • Cancellation penalties per person as follows:(Notification day and departure day are not counted)
      Up to 31days prior to departure - 10% of total purchase amount
      30-15 days prior to departure - 15% of total purchase amount.
      14-2 days prior to departure - 70% of total purchase amount.
      1 day prior - Day of departure or no show - 100% per person.
      Unused features are non-refundable. No shows forfeit entire payment.
      There is 6% handling fee add-on to the above penalties.
    • Itinerary Variations
      We constantly strives to improve tour itineraries and features. If such improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary - we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. At certain peak periods duplicate departures may operate, and sometimes in reverse order in which case hotels may vary from those stated on the itinerary pages.
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      We reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. If cancellation is made any time prior to departure* of the tour, Taketours' only liability will be to refund to the passenger the amount it has received for the tour booking. We will try to re-book the same or similar tour.. Please note that we are not liable for any cancellation penalties incurred on any other travel arrangements including air tickets purchased separately from customers.
      We are not responsible for any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations.

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