New York - Philadelphia (80 miles)
Today we will spend the day touring New York City, making stops at Wall Street, Trinity Church, Federal Hall, the Ground Zero, One World Trade Center, Statue of Liberty, Rockefeller Center, as well as Metropolitan Museum. We will head to Philadelphia for the night.
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!
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.
Duration: Approx. 40 Minutes
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 (3-12 yrs) $21; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $26
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.
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.
Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 9:00am - 8:00pm, Time may vary
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.
Duration: Approx. 2 Hours
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 $26; Child (Under 12 yrs) $21; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $22|Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 10:00am - 5:00pm, Holiday hours apply. Time subject to change. Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25.
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.
Admission (Optional): Adult $25; Child (Under 12 yrs, accompanied by adult) Free; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $17|Opening Hours: Fri - Sat 10:00am - 9:00pm, Time are subject to change without further notice., Sun - Thu 10:00am - 5:30pm, Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1, and the first Monday in May.
St. Patrick's Cathedral
This 135-plus-year-old, neo-gothic-style cathedral is one of the iconic landmarks of New York City. It sits on Fifth Avenue across fro Rockefeller Center, and is a National Historic Landmark and member of the National Register of Historic Places.
Opening Hours: Fri - Sun 6:30am - 8:30pm, Time are subject to change without notice.The Cathedral is open until 7:00pm on the night of the Christmas tree lighting at Rockefeller Center.
One World Trade Center
One World Trade Center is the main building of the new World Trade Center complex in New York City. Once completed in late 2013, this will be both the tallest building in New York and third-tallest in the world.
Admission (Optional): Adult $34; Child (6-12 yrs) $28; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $32|Opening Hours: 9:00am - 10:00am
Standard Hotel: Holiday Inn East Windsor or similar
Philadelphia - Washington DC (123 miles)
We will travel to Philadelphia, PA in the morning to see the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall. Then head to Washington, DC to see all of the famous monuments. This is also where we will spend the night.
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!
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
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 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. 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.
Duration: Approx. 25 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.
Opening Hours: 24/7
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.
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.
Korean War Veterans Memorial
This memorial commemorates those who served for the United States in the Korean War. It is located south of the Reflecting Pool at the National Mall. The simple memorial is triangular in shape will a circle at the top.
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.
Admission (Optional): Adult $23; Child (Under 12 yrs) $16; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $23|Opening Hours: Mon - Thu 12:00pm - 6:00pm, Fri - Sun 10:00am - 6:00pm
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.
Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 8:30am - 5:30pm
Standard Hotel: Crowne Plaza Rockville / Hilton Gaithersburg or similar