Philadelphia - Washington DC (139 miles)
Passengers will be picked up in Philadelphia in the early morning. Our tour begins with sightseeing in Philadelphia, PA. Here we will see the historic Independence Hall and Liberty Bell. Next we will go to the One Liberty Observation Deck. We will stop at Reading Terminal Market for lunch. You may enjoy a Philly Cheesesteak! Then we will head to Washington D.C. to take DC cruise for sightseeing of the town along the Potomac River. Enjoy the view of the Pentagon, Air Force Memorial, Fort McNair Officers Club and Titanic Memorial etc. We will also visit the White House, Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Memorial and Vietnam War Memorial. After dinner, we will start the night tour of Washington DC (60mins). We will come to the reflecting pool by the Capitol Hill, then Thomas Jefferson's Memorial, next World War II Memorial that can overlook Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument. Starting from 1/1/2020, we will cancel DC night tour.
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!
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.
Duration: Approx. 15 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.
Inside visit Liberty Bell from 1/1/2020; Before then, outside visit only.
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.
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
International Spy Museum
Dedicated to all things espionage, the International Spy Museum houses exhibits and collections that detail the history of spying. It features many informative films and interactive activities, like Spy in the City, an GPS-based scavenger hunt.
Admission (Optional): Adult $26.45; Child (7-12 yrs) $15.85; Senior (Over 64 yrs) $21.15
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.
Duration: Approx. 40 Minutes
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.
The Capitol Reflecting Pool
The Capitol Reflecting Pool is a reflecting pool in Washington, D.C. It lies to the west of the United States Capitol and is the westernmost element of the Capitol grounds.
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.
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
Standard Hotel: Springhill Suites by Marriott (Columbia, Maryland Area) or equivalent
Washington D.C. - Corning - Niagara Falls (428 miles)
We will enjoy our breakfast before we depart from the hotel. Then we will go to Corning Museum. After Arrival Niagara Falls, we will start with Niagara Scenic Tour to Old Fort Niagara and Whirlpool State Park. We will also go for the Niagara Adventure Ride of Jetboat. Then we will go for the Maid of Mist Boat Tour to see the Niagara Falls (Horseshoe Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, American Falls). We will enjoy the IMAX movie (30mins) of Niagara Falls as well. After sunset, our tour leader will take you to the Goat Island. We will enjoy the night view of the falls. (Tour leader will arrange the best time to see the night view according to the actual sunset 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 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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Admission (Optional): Adult $69; Child (4-12 yrs, mini of 40' tall) $69; Senior (Over 55 yrs) $69|Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes
Maid of the Mist
This famous boat ride gets passengers up close and personal with the Niagara Falls! The Maid rides right into the mists thrown up by the roaring cascade as the Niagara River tumbles over the edge of the falls.
From 2018-04-27 to 2018-11-04
Admission (Optional): Adult $22.25; Child (6-12 yrs) $13; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $22.25|Duration: Approx. 20 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
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: Salvatore's Garden Place Hotel (Buffalo Airport Area) or equivalent
Niagara Falls - Boston (467 miles)
We will enjoy our breakfast before we depart from the hotel. We will drive towards Boston along with the Erie Canal and I-90 East. The Harvard University will be the first stop. We will go for Harvard Campus Tour to see the statues, library, Harvard Yard and so much more. Then we will pass by the MIT. Moreover, we will go to Christian Science Church - The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ and Copley Square . Taking photos with Trinity Church of Boston and John Hancock Tower. Then we will continue to walk the Freedom Trail in Boston, which will take us past the Boston Common, the Park Street Church, the Old Granary Burial Ground, the Massachusetts State House, the Old State House, the site of the Boston Massacre, Faneuil Hall and much more. Those who prefer to walk less can choose to go on a Boston Harbor cruise instead. Dinner will be taken place in Chinatown for Lobster Meal.
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.
One of the most bustling parts of the city, Copley Square, in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood, is the location of the John Hancock Building and Trinity Church. It is named for the painter John Singleton Copley.
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.
John Hancock Tower
The John Hancock Tower is an iconic skyscraper in Boston, MA. Constructed in 1968, this beautiful blue building is staple of the Boston skyline. It is the tallest building both in Boston and all of New England.
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
Freedom Trail Walking Tour
The Freedom Trail was conceived by local journalist William Schofield, who in 1951 suggested building a pedestrian trail to link important local landmarks. Boston mayor John Hynes decided to put Schofield's idea into action. By 1953, 40,000 people were walking the trail annually.
Admission (Optional): Adult $35; Child (3-12 yrs) $30; 10 Famous Historic Site outside visit
Boston's famous park has been serving citizens of the city for over 200 years. The 50 acres of rolling lawns and clear ponds have seen the likes of everyone from Martin Luther King to Paul Revere.
Park Street Church
An important stop on the Freedom Trail, the Park Street Church is adjacent to the Old Granary Burial Ground. Founded in 1809, the members of this church, to this day, have a strong interest in aiding social justice issues.
Old Granary Burial Ground
Originally named the North Burial Ground, Copp's Hill is Boston's second oldest cemetery, and is the final resting place of famous figures from the city's past,
Opening Hours: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Massachusetts State House
Perched grandly atop Beacon Hill, the Massachusetts State House has been the location of Massachusetts government since 1798. This iconic domed building houses the governor's offices and the state legislature. Tours must be scheduled in advance.
Old State House
Not to be confused with the large, gold-domed building on Beacon Hill, Boston's Old State House was the site of the Boston Massacre in 1770 and is a major stop along the Freedom Trail. Today, it houses a small museum.
Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 9:00am - 5:00pm
Since 1743, this meeting hall and marketplace in downtown Boston is a stop along the city's historic Freedom Trail. It played an important role in the early days of the state's government and in the buildup to the American Revolution.
Opening Hours: Mon - Sat 10:00am - 9:00pm, Sun 12:00pm - 7:00pm
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|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour
Standard Hotel: Doubletree by Hilton Boston (Massachusetts Area) or equivalent