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4-Day American Gateway Tour from New York *Fully Guided*

Tour Code: 237-281
From USD Price shown is based on the lowest price per person over the next 30 days $661    $695 Save 5%

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New York, NY
Duration:
4 Days 3 Nights

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Highlights: Visit the Finger Lakes, Watkins Glen State Park, Niagara Falls, Washington DC, and more. 3-night hotel accommodations. Roundtrip ground transportation and tour guide.

  • Admission to the Maid of the Mist (Summer) or Scenic Tunnels (Winter)
  • 3 nights hotel including Continental Breakfast
  • Tour is available in English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and Hebrew.

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    • For every reservation there must be at least 1 person who is 18 years of age. Children under 2 years of age travel free of charge.
    • Child rates: Child rates apply to those who are 2-14 yrs old. Customers are welcome to use child safety seats on that have lap and/or shoulder belts/harnesses. Children sharing a room with 2 adult passengers pay the same price as a third or fourth adult. Please note that each hotel room can only accommodate up to 4 guests of any age.
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    Please note: The order of destinations on Saturday departures will be Philadelphia, Washington DC, and then Niagara Falls.
    Day 1

    New York - Finger Lakes - Watkins Glen - Niagara Falls (439 miles)

    We will begin our journey by departing from New York City, driving north past the beautiful Delaware River Gap into the heart of the Finger Lakes region. We will walk through Watkins Glen State Park and admire the beautiful waterfalls. During the winter, we will go to Montour Falls instead of Watkins Glen. Then, we will continue past Seneca Lake on our way to Niagara Falls. After we arrive in the afternoon, we will tour the U.S. side of the falls, visiting the American Falls, Goat Island and Luna Island. In the evening, we will enjoy the stunning Illumination of the Falls.
    • Finger Lakes, NY

      The Finger Lakes are located in the west-central section of Upstate New York in the United States. This popular tourist destination consists of eleven lakes and these are: Canadice Lake, Canandaigua Lake, Cayuga Lake, Conesus Lake, Hemlock Lake, Honeoye Lake, Keuka Lake, Otisco Lake, Owasco Lake, Seneca Lake and Skaneateles Lake. The lakes resemble fingers because they are long and narrow.
    • Watkins Glen, NY

      Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York. The population was 1,859 at the 2010 census. Watkins Glen is home to Watkins Glen International, one of the premier automobile road racing tracks in the United States.

      Watkins Glen State Park

      Touted as a National Scenic Trail in the US, the Watkins Glen State Park is the perfect destination for outdoor activities and nature photography. South of Seneca Lake, visitors can anticipate breathtaking natural trails, waterfalls, unique rock formations, cascades, and more.

      Opening Hours: Daily May - Oct 9:00am - 5:30pm, Seasonal

    • 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, at dusk, visitors can experience the falls lit in the colors of the rainbow.

      Opening Hours: Daily 8:00pm, Varies Seasonally

      Goat Island

      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.
    Standard Hotel: Executive Inn Super 8, Niagara Falls or similar
    Day 2

    Niagara Falls - New Jersey (460 miles)

    We will begin our day by taking the famous Maid of the Mist boat cruise to get as close as possible to the thundering waters of the Horseshoe Falls. During winter, when the Maid of the Mist is closed, we will instead visit the area's scenic tunnels. At noon, we will drive south through New York state, stopping the shop at an outlet mall on the way. In the evening, we will check into our hotel in New Jersey.
    • 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!

      Opening Hours: Apr - Oct|Duration: Approx. 20 Minutes

    Standard Hotel: New Jersey - Howard Johnson Clifton
    Day 3

    New Jersey - Philadelphia - Lancaster - Washington DC (148 miles)

    Today, we will leave New Jersey and travel to Philadelphia, the "City of Brotherly Love." When we arrive, we will go to Independence National Park to see the famous Liberty Bell and Congress Hall. We will stroll down Elfreth's Alley, the oldest continuously inhabited street in the country. After that, we will go on a panoramic tour of the city that visits the financial district, the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the historic parts of the city and more. On our way out of Philadelphia, we will pass the famous Rocky Steps before traveling north to Lancaster, PA to see the Amish Farm and House, where we will be able to learn about the life of the Amish people who live there. We can take an old-fashioned horse-and-buggy ride! Afterwards, we will travel to Washington, DC, where we will spend the night.
    • Philadelphia, PA

      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!

      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.

      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.

      Congress Hall

      When Philadelphia was the capital of the newly-formed United States of America, this building was home to the young Congress and all of its proceedings. Congress Hall stands right next to Independence Hall in Independence National Park.

      Elfreth's Alley

      Often referred to as "the nation's oldest residential street," Philadelphia's Elfreth Alley is a National Historic Landmark. Visitors should stop by the alley's museum to learn about the city's history!

      Opening Hours: Fri - Sun 12:00pm - 5:00pm

    • Lancaster, PA

      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.

    Day 4

    Washington DC - New York (203 miles)

    We will begin our day in Washington, DC by visiting the Jefferson Memorial, located by the tidal basin, which offers the best views of the Japanese cherry blossoms. After that, we will visit Arlington National Cemetery to see the changing of the guard and the Kennedy family gravesite. Our next stop will be Capitol Hill, where we will see the US Capitol Building and the White House. Then, we will visit the National Air and Space Museum, followed by the Lincoln Memorial, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, the Korean War Memorial and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. In the late afternoon, we will depart for New York, where our journey will come to an end.
    • 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.

      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.

      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.

      Capitol Hill

      Capitol Hill refers to the neighborhood around the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. It is one of the city's most densely populated residential areas, housing more than 35,000 residents.

      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.

      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: Open daily except December 25

      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.

      Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

      The memorial to the great Martin Luther King, Jr. on the southwest side of the National Mall was opened in 2011. It depicts Dr. King standing as a "stone of hope" carved from a "mountain of despair."

      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.

      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.
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    New York, NY map link 777 8th Ave, New York, NY 10036 (Bet 47th and 48th Street - New York, NY) 7:00am 8:30pm

    *Return time is an estimate and varies based on traffic and weather conditions.

    • The exact return time is subject to weather and traffic. Please check with the tour guide on the tour.
    • Price Includes

    • Admission to the Maid of the Mist (Summer) or Scenic Tunnels (Winter)
    • All domestic ground transportation via air-conditioned vehicle (bus or van).
    • 3 nights hotel including tax.
    • 3 breakfast Continental Breakfast(this would mean a bagel cream cheese Coffee tea some juice and a fruit.)
    • Tour guide (Level 3: Fully-Guided Tour)
    • Price Excludes

    • Air fares between your city and Departure City
    • Personal room fees, such as laundry or valet services, telephone calls, or alcoholic beverages/ mini bar items, unless they are otherwise specified.
    • All meals and drinks during the trip, but the tour guide will arrange for.
    • All other private expenses and purchases
    • Additional Note

    • Language: All tours are escorted by professional bi- or multi-lingual tour and/or driver guides (English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and Hebrew.), requested language must be specified at the time of booking. Depending on the number of passengers booked for a particular departure, tours and/or languages may be combined to operate the tours.
    • Lodging: Single price is for one person staying in one room. Double, Triple and Quadruple prices are for two people, three people and four people staying in one room respectively. Children who are 2 or under is free of charge, and they have to share room with adults.There are two beds per room in all hotels, and there is no extra bed provided.
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    • All purchases will be confirmed within one business day after purchase.
    • Luggage is limited to one piece per person.
    • (Notification day and departure day are not counted)Within 8 - 14 days or earlier than 14 days the cancellation penalty is $ 100.00 per person; Within 7 days of departure full cancellation penalty applies. Note: There is 6% handling fee add-on to the above penalties.
    • All passengers are required to have proper identification when entering or leaving the United States. On tours traveling to Canada clients have the responsibility to make sure in advance that visa requirements are met.

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