New York - Philadelphia - Washington DC (236 miles)
We will travel to Philadelphia, PA in the morning to visit the Independence National Historical Park and see the Independence Hall, Liberty Bell from outside. Then we will head to Washington, DC to see all of the famous monuments, including the National Air and Space Museum, US Capitol, White House from outside. After that we will also visit the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam War Memorial, Korean War Memorial. Then we will visit the Madame Tussaud Wax Musuem.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 (3-12 yrs) $22; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $23
Standard Hotel: Hilton Gaithersburg or similar
Washington DC - Corning - Niagara Falls (428 miles)
Today, we will depart for Corning Museum of Glass from Washington DC. We will then continue on to Niagara Falls, NY where we can join the optional In-depth tour of Niagara to visit the Whirl Pool, and the Old Fort Niagara. Then we can take the Jet Boat at own expenses. Guests who don't want to join the Niagara Falls in-depth tour can enjoy their free time in the falls area. Then we also have chance to enjoy Niagara Falls Illumination during night time.
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
This non-profit museum run by Corning Glass Works explores the science behind glassmaking the history of the art throughout human cultures. It contains tens of thousands of significant objects, some as much as 3,500 years old.
Admission (Optional): Adult $20; Child (Under 17 yrs) Free; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $19; with Hot Glass Show
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 In-Depth Tour
Experience Niagara Falls like never before! This in-depth tour takes you on an exploration of historical Niagara. Discover Old Fort Niagara
and the Whirl Pool
, for a glimpse into an often unseen side of the falls.
Admission (Optional): Adult $25; Child (Under 11 yrs) $15; Senior $22|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 5 Minutes
Old Fort Niagara
Standing on a bluff above Lake Ontario not far from Niagara Falls, Old Fort Niagara has dominated the entrance to the Niagara River since 1726. The colorful history of the site began even earlier, and continues to the present day.
Whirlpool State Park
Whirlpool State Park overlooks the Niagara Gorge. Have a picnic in the field above before hiking below to see the whirlpool up close. The park includes hiking and biking trails, fishing spots, and a playground.
Jet Boat Ride
(Optional if weather permits)
Experience an adventurous boat ride along the Niagara Gorge any time of year. Whether summer or winter, passengers enjoy a climate-controlled boat interior while admiring the natural beauty of the falls. Be sure to pack water-proof gear and dress accordingly.
Admission (Optional): Adult $66; Child (4-12 yrs, Must be over 4 yrs old & Minimum Height 40’’) $56; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $56|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour
Niagara Falls Night Tour
On this relaxing night tour, you will get to see the majesty of Niagara Falls from nearby Goat Island as the roaring waters are brilliantly illuminated against the night sky.
Admission (Optional): Adult $30; Child $25; Senior $30
Deluxe Hotel: Adam's Mark Buffalo/Radisson Hotel Niagara Falls-Grand Island/DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
Niagara Falls - Toronto (83 miles)
We will cross the border to Canada via Rainbow Bridge. Enjoy the close-up view of Niagara Falls
, experience Hornblower Cruise
of the falls and watch an IMAX movie
called The Legends of The Falls . We will then visit the observation deck of Skylon Tower
and you might enjoy your lunch over there. Later, arrive in Toronto, ON
. Sightseeing features Ontario Parliament Building
, City Hall, Ripley's Aquarium of Canada
and CN Tower
We will take Niagara Falls Cruise either in U.S. or in Canada but for only once, which is subject to change upon actual situation.
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.
Get spectacular views of the region from 775 above the mighty Falls. Overlooks both the American Falls, New York and the larger Horseshoe Falls, Ontario from the Canadian side of the Niagara River.
Admission (Optional): Adult $15; Child (3-12 yrs) $9; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $15
Skylon Revolving Restaurant Lunch
The impressive Skylon Tower, jutting into the air above Niagara Falls, features the Revolving Dining Room, a one-of-a-kind eatery the makes a full revolution every hour. Sitting just below the observation deck, guests can enjoy views and food!
Admission (Optional): Adult $30; Child $30; Senior $30
Niagara Falls IMAX
Home of one of the most spectacular IMAX adventure of all time. In 45mins you'll witness the sights and sounds of the Falls through the perspective of the daredevils who have tried to conquer it.
Niagara Falls IMAX Movie will be an alternative option if there is a closure on Cave of the Winds or Maid of the Mist.
Admission (Optional): Adult $15; Child (Under 12 yrs) $11; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $15
Hornblower Niagara Cruise & Incline Railway
Formerly Maid of the Mist, the Hornblower Cruise now runs Niagara cruise operations on the Canadian side of the Falls. This boat ride will take passengers as close to the roaring waters of the Falls as possible!
Admission (Optional): Adult $25; Child (6-12 yrs, 5-12) $15.50; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $25|Duration: 15-20 Minutes
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.
Most recognizable landmark and the tallest building in Canada. Enjoy panoramic views through glass floor observation decks and see why this structure was recently nominated one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World.
Admission (Optional): Adult $38; Child (4-12 yrs) $28; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $34
Ripley's Aquarium of Canada
Just south of the CN Tower in Toronto, you will find Ripley's Aquarium, opened in 2013. It is divided into nine galleries, each themed after a specific marine environment, showcasing the diverse animals that live in each.
Admission (Optional): Adult $38; Child (3-5 yrs) $13.50; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $27
Toronto Harbor Boat Tour
Sail into Toronto Harbor in Lake Ontario to see the city from a unique perspective. You will receive information and interesting details about some of the city's most notable landmarks.
Admission (Optional): Adult $29.50; Child (4-12 yrs) $22.50; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $29.50
Toronto Seafood Dinner
The seafood restaurant is a testament to the eclectic wonders of marine protein and its myriad unique flavours and textures, whether poached, roasted, boiled, raw, or butchered or shucked right before your eyes.
Admission (Optional): Adult $22; Child (3-12 yrs) $22; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $22
Deluxe Hotel: Crowne Plaza Toronto Airport/Courtyard by Marriott Toronto Airport/Toronto Don Valley Hotel & Suites or similar
Toronto - Thousand Islands - Ottawa - Montreal (411 miles)
In the morning, we will leave Toronto for the Thousand Islands. Here we will take a Boat Tour of the area before continuing on to Ottawa, ON, where we will visit National War Memorial and Parliament Hill. Sitting in the center of Parliament Building, the Peace Tower is a focal bell and clock tower serving as a Canadian icon today. From there, we will journey to Montreal, QC to take the Double Decker Montreal and visit Old Montreal.
Thousand Islands, ON
An international tourism destination situated between Canada and the United States along the St. Lawrence River. The region takes its name from the more than 1,000 islands that dot the lakes and rivers along this international waterway.
Thousand Islands Cruise
In the Saint Lawrence River between New York and Ontario, there are 1,864 islands. This picturesque landscape has been a vacation destination for more than 150 years, and with good reason. The attractions include lighthouses, museums, fishing, and diving.
Admission (Optional): Adult $27; Child (5-12 yrs) $19; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $27
Located on the Ottawa River in eastern Ontario, Canada's capital city is also its center of technology and politics. This historic city features many museums, art galleries, and performance centers as well as other attractions like the Rideau Canal.
Parliament Hill, located on the banks of the Ottawa River Canada's capital city, is home to the Canadian Parliament. The gorgeous location and dramatic architecture make this a huge tourist location-- more than 3 million people come every year.
The Peace Tower is a large clock tower in Ottawa, Ontario that sits at the center of Parliament Hill. This iconic Canadian building appears on both the fifty- and twenty-dollar Canadian bills. It is more than 300 feet tall.
Canadian War Museum
The Canadian War Museum in Canada's capital city of Ottawa, ON is the country's national museum of military history. This large museum was established in 1880 and has a collection containing more than 500,000 historically significant pieces.
Montreal, Quebec is the second-largest city in Canada, and the center of French Canadian culture. Called "Canada's Cultural Capital," Montreal offers much to see and do, whether you are looking to explore history or the arts.
The neighborhood in Montreal, Quebec known as "Old Montreal" is the oldest area of the city, with some structures dating as far back as New France settlements. The area contains many museums as well as sightseeing opportunities.
The Notre-Dame Basilica-Cathedral in Montreal, Quebec is the oldest parish church in North America, founded in 1647. It is also the first to be elevated to the rank of basilica. Visitors also come for its impressive neoclassical architecture.
360 Degree Observation Deck
A unique viewpoint of the city. Observe the Saint Lawrence
River, Mount Royal, Old Montreal and the Olympic Stadium - to name only a few of the attractions visible 185 meters above ground.
Montreal Double Decker City Tour
The Double Decker City Tour is a unique way to see the landmarks of Montreal. Discover Montreal and see numerous attractions including the Notre Dame Basilica, the Old Port of Montreal and so much more!
Admission (Optional): Adult $30; Child (3-12 yrs) $25; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $30
The capital of French Canada, Montreal has a unique culture all its own that, of course, extends to the local cuisine. Enjoy a lovely French meal in the heart of Quebec, and learn about a new culture!
Admission (Optional): Adult $37; Child (3-12 yrs) $30; Senior $37
Deluxe Hotel: Best Western Plus Hotel Universal Drummondville/Hotel Gouverneur Trois-Riviere/Grand Times Hotel Drummondville or similar
Montreal - Quebec City - Boston (560 miles)
Proceed to another beautiful French style city - Quebec City, where we will visit Chateau Frontenac, the Citadelle of Quebec, and the Quebec Parliament Building. After a short stay at duty-free stores, we will head to Boston, a cultural city rich in American history..
Quebec City, QC
Quebec City is one of the oldest cities in North America. It was founded by Samuel de Champlain in 1608, and some of the architecture in Old Quebec dates back centuries. The Chateau Frontenac is the most famous landmark.
The Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac is a famous grand hotel and a National Historic Site of Canada. The hotel, which is essentially a castle, sits on a hilltop in the city, and is perhaps the most-photographed hotel in the world.
Cathedral-Basilica of Notre-Dame de Quebec
The first church in North America north of Mexico to be elevated to the status of a minor basilica, Quebec City's Notre-Dame Cathedral is a neoclassical church originally constructed in 1647, although it has been rebuilt twice due to fire.
This impressive and breathtaking Second-Empire-style building is home to all of the governmental functions of Quebec. Construction on the imposing building took ten years beginning in 1877. The buildings is surrounded by statues of famous Quebecois.
Quebec City Tour
Quebec City Tour will bring guests to visit a lot of historical places: Citadel, Chateau Frontenac, and the Parliament Building and the old Martello Tower stands beside the Maples forest.
Admission (Optional): Adult $25; Child (0-12 yrs) $20; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $25|Duration: Approx. 3 Hours
French Canadian Cuisine Lunch
On any trip to Quebec, you should not miss your opportunity to sample some delicious authentic French Canadian cuisine, especially poutine, which is french fries topped with gravy and cheese curds.
Admission (Optional): Adult $35; Child $35; Senior $35
Deluxe Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Boston North Shore/Four Points by Sheraton Wakefield Boston Hotel/Radisson Hotel & Suites Chelmsford-Lowel or similar
Boston - New York (216 miles)
Begin our sightseeing by visiting the Harvard University, in-depth tour guided by the Harvard Student. Then we will pass by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Once at the harbor, we will be able to take an optional cruise to see the city from the water. Then, we will go to Quincy Market for a bite to eat before either departing Boston for our hometowns or returning to New York.
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.
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.
Admission (Optional): Adult $16; Child (6-12 yrs) $8; Senior $12; Campus tour and transportation fee
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.
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.
Boston Harbor Cruise
Departing from the Boston waterfront just outside the city's famous North End, Boston Harbor Cruises offer everything from whale watches to history tours to speedboat rides on the water to late-night dinner and dancing.
Admission (Optional): Adult $22; Child (3-12 yrs) $17; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $20
Boston Lobster Meal
At one time, lobster was considered low-class food, barely fit to be used as fertilizer. Not so today-- the most elite are willing to shell out a fortune for a good lobster, and Massachusetts is famous for its shellfish.
Admission (Optional): Adult $32; Child (Under 12 yrs) $32; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $32
Tour itinerary listed above is for departure dates on Wednesday and Saturday. Tours those depart on Thursday and Sunday between 4/16 - 10/30/2019 will be as following:
Day 1: Home - New York City
Day 2: New York - Philadelphia - Washington DC.
Day 3: Washington DC - Niagara Falls
Day 4: Niagara Falls - Toronto
Day 5: Toronto - Thousand Islands - Montreal
Day 6: Montreal - Quebec - Boston
Day 7: Boston - New York
Day 8: New York City - Home (If time permits, we could visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art)