New York - Philadelphia - Washington DC (236 miles)
Today, we will drive to Philadelphia to see Independence National Park, the location of Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. We will then take the Double Decker City Bus Tours. Afterwards, we will continue on our way to Washington DC to have US Capitol In-depth Tour, and take some photos of the exteriors of the White House. We will also visit the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the Korean War Memorial. We will pass by the Washington Monument, the World War II Memorial, and the Thomas Jefferson Memorial. In the summer, we will take Potomac River Cruise.
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.
Duration: Approx. 35 Minutes
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.
Double Decker City Bus Tours
Experience the unique history and beauty of Philadelphia from the top of a modern double-decker bus. The open-top tours of the city offer the most spectacular views and provide entertaining live commentaries from fully-trained and friendly guides.
Admission (Optional): Adult $36; Child (3-12 yrs) $20; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $34
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.
US Capitol In-depth Tour
This US Capitol In-depth Tour is a panoramic tour of the US Capitol, that can give us a full experience of this famous building.
Admission (Optional): Adult $28; Child (Under 12 yrs) $28; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $28
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.
If US Capitol is closed, we'll visit the exterior of it.
Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 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. 20 Minutes
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.
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.
If the cruise closed, we will visit International Spy Museum instead.
Admission (Optional): Adult $26; Child (2-12 yrs) $18; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $23|Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes
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.
World War II Memorial
One of Washington, DC's many monuments and memorials, the WWII Memorial pays homage to those who served in the US military during that conflict. It was opened in 2002.
Opening Hours: Open 24 Hours
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.
Deluxe Hotel: Sheraton/Hilton /Radisson/Wyndham/Shippen Place Hotel/ BW Premier Harrisburg/Four Points/Crowne Plaza/ Courtyard/Metro Points/ Tremont Plaza/Holiday Inn or similar
Washington DC - Corning - Niagara Falls (428 miles)
Today, we will drive north to Corning, NY to visit the Corning Museum of Glass. In the afternoon, we will arrive at the world-renowned Niagara Falls. Here, guests can overlook the deafening roar of the American Falls, the Horseshoe Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls! If time allows, we will also be able to take a Jet Boat Ride on the Niagara River. Then, we will continue to Niagara Falls to watch the IMAX Adventure. Afterwards, guests can explore on their own or take an in-depth tour of the area that visits places like Whirlpool State Park and Old Fort Niagara.
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 museum in western New York is dedicated to the history, art, and science behind glassmaking. Its collection contains more than 45,000 objects, some of which date back millennia. It was founded in 1951 and sees 400,000 visitors annually.
Free visit the exhibition "JOURNEY TO THE MOON: HOW GLASS GOT US THERE", which shows this inconspicuous glass material played an indispensable role in creating an epic moon landing.
Admission (Optional): Adult $20; Child (Under 17 yrs) Free; Senior (Over 62 yrs) $17
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.
Jet Boat Ride
These exciting boat rides take passengers on a thrilling trip down the Niagara River! This 45-minute round-trip ride zooms through the Niagara Gorge, and even takes passengers to the famous Whirlpool rapids, all of a custom-built jet boat.
Jet Boat tour will be closed under tough weather or river icy condition.
Admission (Optional): Adult $69; Child (4-12 yrs, mini of 40' tall) $69; Senior (Over 55 yrs) $69|Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes
Niagara Falls Adventure Movie
This movie, which guests will view on an impressive 45-foot-wide screen, tells the history of human interaction with the falls, focusing largely on the "daredevils" who have crossed, boated, and even jumped off them.
Admission (Optional): Adult $12; Child (6-12 yrs) $9; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $12|Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes
Niagara Falls In-Depth Tour
This interesting and exciting fuller tour of the greater Niagara area takes guests to sights they otherwise may not see, such as the impressive water formation at Whirlpool State Park or the historic Old Fort Niagara.
Admission (Optional): Adult $45; Child (3-12 yrs) $35; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $43; Tickets to Old Fort Niagara & Whirlpool State Park included
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.
Old Fort Niagara
This impressive fort traces its colorful history back to 1678 and the establishment of the colony of New France in what would become the northeastern United States. This centuries-old building is a National Historic Landmark of the US.
Admission (Optional): Adult $13; Child (Under 11 yrs) $6; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $13; Tickets to Old Fort Niagara & Whirlpool State Park included
Standard Hotel: Adams Mark/Radisson/ R.I.T/Rochester Plaza/Park Plaza/Holiday Inn/Clarion Hotel or similar
Niagara Falls - Niagara Falls Canada - Toronto (83 miles)
We will proceed across the Rainbow Bridge
that marks the border between the US and Canada. Once on the Canadian side, we will ascend the Skylon Tower
to view the Falls from above. The tour will then depart for Toronto, ON
. There we will pass by Toronto City Hall
and visit CN Tower
. Next, Mariposa Toronto Harbour Cruise
offers gorgeous views of the city and vicinity from the waters. We will have dinner in Chinatown
. If time allows, we will additionally visit Ripley's Aquarium of Canada
. We will have dinner in historical Chinatown
Note: In winter, we will visit Ripley's Aquarium of Canada and Casa Loma instead when the Mariposa Toronto Harbour Cruise closed.
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.
This observation tower on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls offers a bird's-eye views of one of the world's favorite natural wonders. The tower stands 520 feet from street level and 775 feet from the bottom of the falls.
Admission (Optional): Adult $16; Child (3-12 yrs) $10.20; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $16; tax included|Duration: Approx. 50 Minutes
The Rainbow Bridge across the Niagara River connects Niagara, Ontario to Niagara, New York. It is an international landmark and impressive architectural feat. In addition to private vehicles, pedestrians and bikes can cross the bridge for a small toll.
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 $45; Child (3-12 yrs) $39; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $45; tax included
Perched on the shores of beautiful Lake Ontario, this historic city combines modern innovation with traditional Canadian culture and style.
Mariposa Toronto Harbour Cruise
Lake Ontario Cruises offer gorgeous views of the city of Toronto from the waters of Lake Ontario, one of the famous Great Lakes of North America. See the city of Toronto and the surrounding area in a new way!
Opened during April - Oct, subject to weather conditions.
Admission (Optional): Adult $29.50; Child (4-12 yrs) $22.50; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $29.50
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.
Toronto's CN Tower is a Canadian icon and one of the most recognizable North American buildings. Made entirely of concrete, this massive monolith was the tallest structure in the world at the time of its completion in 1976.
Admission (Optional): Adult $43; Child (4-12 yrs) $31.50; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $38.50; tax included
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.
In winter, we will visit Ripley's Aquarium when the Mariposa Toronto Harbour Cruise is closed.
Admission (Optional): Adult $44.07; Child (6-13 yrs) $29.38; Infant (3-5 yrs) $14.69; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $29.38
This century-old Gothic-style house in Toronto was originally the home of financier Sir Henry Mill Pellatt. Today, it serves as a museum that showcases the history of life in Toronto and what life was like in the early 1900s.
In winter, we will visit the Casa Loma when the Mariposa Toronto Harbour Cruise is closed.
Admission (Optional): Adult $30; Child (4-13 yrs) $20; Child (Under 4 yrs) Free; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $25
One of the largest Chinatowns in North America is located in downtown Toronto, Ontario. Toronto contains several Chinatowns. This one is the oldest, dating back to the 1870s, and the historical area features many authentic groceries, restaurants, and shops.
Toronto Chinese Dinner
Treat yourself to a specialty dinner in one of the largest Chinatowns in the Western Hemisphere! Freshly-cooked meats and vegetables decorate the windows of the esteemed restaurants, from whole cooked ducks to beef ribs and so much more. Enjoy!
Admission (Optional): Adult $30; Child (3-12 yrs) $15; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $30
Deluxe Hotel: Crown Plaza Toronto Airport/ Four Points by Sheraton Mississauga Meadowvale/ Four Points by Sheraton Toronto Airport/ Sandman Signature Mississauga Hotel or similar
Toronto - Thousand Islands (Summer) - Ottawa - Montreal (411 miles)
In the morning, we will leave Toronto for the Thousand Islands (Summer). Here, we will take a Boat Tour (Summer) of the area that will pass by some of this beautiful archipelago's most famous landmarks. Then, we will continue on to Ottawa, ON, where we will visit Parliament Hill, the center of Canadian government. From there, we will journey to Montreal, QC to see the Olympic Stadium and Tower and Old Montreal. This is also where we will spend the night. (In the Winter time, we will not go to Thousand Islands, and we will go Ottawa directly from Toronto in the morning.)
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 addition to taking in the scenery, passengers on boat tours of this area can learn some of the history of the region-- which was once home to pirates and bootleggers-- and enjoy views of some famous spots.
From 2019-04-18 to 2019-11-01
Admission (Optional): Adult $29.50; Child (3-11 yrs) $18; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $25; tax included
Thousand Islands Cruise Breakfast
Guests on the magnificent boat tour of the Thousand Islands Region in the gorgeous St. Lawrence Seaway can enjoy a continental breakfast unlike any other. As the boat takes you to some of the famous sights, enjoy a hearty meal.
From 2019-04-30 to 2019-11-01
Admission (Optional): Adult $11.50; Child (3-12 yrs) $9.50; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $11.50
Thousand Islands Helicopter
By taking this Thousand Island Helicopter ride, tourists could overview the charm of thousand island, which is one of three natural wonders in Canada.
replace the 1000 island cruise when the cruise is closed
Admission (Optional): Adult $128; Child (3-12 yrs) $128; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $128|Duration: Approx. 10 Minutes
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.
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.
Olympic Stadium and Tower
The "tower" portion of this Stadium, which was originally constructed for the 1976 Olympics, is the tallest inclined tower in the world, stretching 574 feet into the air. This enormous building has a capacity of 78,322.
Admission (Optional): Adult $32; Child (5-17 yrs) $16; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $29; Observatory + Guided Tour|Duration: Approx. 50 Minutes
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.
Deluxe Hotel: Best Western Plus/Hotel Gouverneur/Grand Times or similar
Montreal - Quebec - Boston (560 miles)
Summer Schedule (April to December)
In the morning, we will leave Montreal and drive to nearby Quebec City, one of the oldest cities in North America. In addition to touring the city, we will also visit Place Royale and get to take pictures at the Cathedral-Basilica of Notre-Dame de Quebec, famous Chateau Frontenac, and the Parliament Building. Afterward, we will drive across the border into the U.S., making our way to Boston, MA.
Winter Schedule (January to March)
After leaving Montreal, we will stop at some duty-free shops before heading to Boston.
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.
Place Royale is a historic square located in the Lower Town area of Old Quebec. It was established as a trading post by Samuel de Champlain, the founder of Quebec City, and is now an important cultural site.
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.
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.
During fall foliage season (10/1-10/31), we will particularly stay shortly at Chateau Frontenac while keep the orignial itineraries. It's the world's most photographed hotel with a gorgeous castlelike exterior, overlooking the St. Lawrence River. Amble around on the leaves and soak up with the stunning lakes view, you will marvel at how charming the autumn can be.
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.
Old Quebec Tour
Drive around Quebec City in a comfy bus and tell you about the history. The Old Quebec Tour will offer you a informative and interesting way to explore the city.
Admission (Optional): Adult $12; Child (3-12 yrs) $8; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $12
Deluxe Hotel: Sheraton/DoubleTree/Radisson/Courtyard/Four Points/Wyndham/Holiday Inn similar
Boston - New York (216 miles)
Today we will take a city tour of Boston, beginning with Trinity Church. Next we will explore the campuses of Harvard University and pass by the MIT. Then we will take a relaxing Boston Harbor Cruise giving us a breathtaking view of the city from the water. After spending the day in Boston, guests may choose to either leave from there or head back to New York. See "Departure and Return Details" for information on when to book flights.
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.
Harvard University In-Depth Tour
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. Our unique student led campus tour will tell you the most interesting stories of both history and the architecture.
Admission (Optional): Adult $25; Child (3-12 yrs) $25; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $25|Opening Hours: closed on 12/25 and 1/1|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour
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.
Boston Harbor Cruise
See the famous Boston skyline like never before with a cruise of Boston Harbor. From the peak of the Prudential tower to the quaint North End, this beautiful and historic city is best viewed from the bay!
Admission (Optional): Adult $22; Child (3-12 yrs) $17; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $20
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.
Trinity Church is located in Boston's upscale Back Bay neighborhood. It is a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, and the elaborate and ornate building has become a landmark and icon in downtown Boston.
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 (3-12 yrs) $32; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $32
For Departure on Thursdays and Sundays, Guests would have the following itinerary:
Day 1: New York Airport Pick UP
Day 2: New York - Philadelphia - Washington DC
Day 3: Washington DC - Corning - Niagara Falls
Day 4: Niagara Falls - Niagara Falls Canada - Toronto
Day 5: Toronto - Thousand Island (summer) - Ottawa - Montreal
Day 6: Montreal - Quebec - Boston
Day 7: Boston - New York
Day 8: New York City Tour and Airport Dropoff