New York - Philadelphia - Washington DC (236 miles)
Today we will be picked up in New York and New Jersey in the morning. To start our tour, we will drive to Philadelphia, PA, the birthplace of the United States. Here, we will visit National Independence Park. From there, we will continue on to Washington, DC, where we will see the US Capitol (outside view) and the White House (outside view). We will go into the Lincoln Memorial, where we can honor this notable past president and consider the impact he had had in our history. Afterwards, we will come to visit the Jefferson Memorial, where we could see the Cherry Blossoms and enjoy the National Cherry Blossom Festival. And then we will have the chance to take the DC Cherry blossom Cruise for sightseeing along the Potomac River, you can also see most iconic landmarks in the area: the Pentagon, Washington memorial, Air Force Memorial and so on. If time permits, we will be visiting the Madame Tussands, which is the only attraction you can get close to the "44 presidents" of US. We will get back to the hotel after dinner.
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 National Historical Park
This National Historical Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania serves as a way of preserving important Revolutionary War sites for future generations. Called "America's most historic square mile," this 55-acre park in the "Old City" district is not to be missed.
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.
Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 15 Minutes
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.
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.
Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes
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 Cherry Blossom Festival
In 1912, Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo City gave the United States a gift of Japanese cherry trees. Every year since, people have gathered to watch them burst into a magnificent pink and white blooms.
Potomac River Cruise
The Potomac River runs along Washington, DC, the capital city of the United States of America. Visitors to this famous locale can opt to see many of the area's most historic landmarks and memorials in a unique way.
Admission (Optional): Adult $26; Child (2-12 yrs) $18; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $23|Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes
Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
(Optional if time permits)
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
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.
Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn/Days Inn/Sleeping Inn or similar
Shenandoah National Park - Princeton - New York (430 miles)
In the morning, we visit the Luray Caverns in Virginia( we will visit Shenandoah Caverns instead if Luray Caverns is closed). Afterward, will visit Princeton, NJ and the campus of the prestigious Ivy League school, Princeton University. Passengers will be dropped off in New York. See "Departure and Return Details" for pickup and dropoff information.
Luray is a town in Page County, Virginia, United States. It is the headquarters for Shenandoah National Park.The most well-known attraction is Luray Caverns, These natural landscape attracted a lot of visitors.
This National Natural Landmark in northern Virginia sees hundreds of thousands of visitors a year. Tourists flock to the caves to see the impressive array of rock formations, most notable The Great Stalacpipe Organ-- a musical assortment of stalagmites.
Admission (Optional): Adult $28; Child (6-12 yrs) $15; Senior (Over 62 yrs) $25
Shenandoah National Park, VA
Shenandoah National Park, located in Virginia near Washington, DC, is home to a fascinating system of caves, the Shenandoah Caverns. Visitors can also see Skyline Drive and Dark Hollow Falls.
The Shenandoah Caverns are a show cave in northern Virginia's Shenandoah Valley region that are popular with tourists for their ease-of-access. There is even an elevator that can take the disabled and elderly down into the caves.
Admission (Optional): Adult $25; Child (6-12 yrs) $13; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $22
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.
This illustrious university in central New Jersey is one of the oldest and most highly regarded institutions of higher learning in the entire United States of America. It has been associated with 35 Nobel Prize laureates.
Admission (Optional): Adult $10; Child (3-12 yrs) $8; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $10|Duration: Approx. 35 Minutes
***Note: Each year the National Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates spring in Washington, DC. As for this year, the official schedule is March 20 - April 13, 2019. However, the view of the cherry blossom is subject to change due to weather conditions. Furthermore, reservation is not available for the Cherry Cruise based on the busy season in D.C. The cruise tour is subject to change depending on the cruise company's schedule as well as the tourist volume. If cruises are not in service due to that, we will go to the renowned Madame Tussaud' President Gallery instead.