Philadelphia - Washington DC (139 miles)
Passengers will be picked up in Philadelphia in the early morning. Today, we will see the 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!
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.
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
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 $32; Child (3-12 yrs) $10; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $32
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.
If U.S. Capitol closed to visitors, we will see the exterior of the building from outside.
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.
Opening Hours: Mon - Sat, Closed on Sundays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas, New Year (1/1) & President's Inauguration Day|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|Opening Hours: Mar - Nov, Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1.|Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes
Standard Hotel: Days Inn/Sleep Inn/Comfort Inn or equivalent
Deluxe Hotel: Holiday Inn/BW Premier Harrisburg/Four Points/ Courtyard or equivalent
Washington DC - Corning - Niagara Falls (428 miles)
Today, we will head north to visit the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY. We will then continue to Niagara Falls, where we will ride the famous Maid of the Mist cruise, although this will be closed in the winter. We will also see the Adventure IMAX. If there is time, we can also take an impressive Jet Boat ride on the Niagara River. (*Jet Boat tour will be closed under the tough weather or river icy condition.) After that, we can choose to either explore the area on our own or take an in-depth tour that visits 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|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 40 Minutes
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
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.
Maid of the Mist closed in winter season. If closed we will not visit it without notice.
Admission (Optional): Adult $19.25; Child (6-12 yrs) $11.20; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $19.25|Opening Hours: Maid of the Mist is open usually during mid/late April to early November.|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|Opening Hours: Daily 10:00am - 4:30pm, Time vary seasonally, Closed January 1.|Duration: Approx. 30 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 $25; Child (3-12 yrs) $15; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $22; Tickets to Old Fort Niagara & Whirlpool State Park included|Duration: Approx. 2 Hours
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.
Replace Maid of the Mist during winter (Nov - Apr);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|Opening Hours: 8am - 4:45pm|Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes
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.
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 7:00am - 6:00pm, Open Year-round, Dawn to Dusk
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: Quality Inn/Best Western/ Days Inn or equivalent
Deluxe Hotel: Adam's Mark/Radisson/Holiday Inn or equivalent
Niagara Falls - Upstate New York - Boston (467 miles)
We will cross the Upstate New York and leave for Boston when you enjoy the magnificent view of the Erie Canal and mountains on our comfortable tour vehicles. We will visit Boston City if there is enough sunshine duration.
Standard Hotel: Quality Inn/Comfort Inn/Days Inn or similar
Deluxe Hotel: Sheraton/DoubleTree/Radisson/Courtyard/Four Points/Wyndham/Holiday Inn or similar
Boston - New York (216 miles)
In the morning, we will start the tour with explore Cambridge and Boston, including Harvard University and pass by the MIT. We will also take the Harbor Cruise and have lunch at Quincy Market. We will also pass by: Old Trinity Cathedral, Hancock Building, Boston Athenaeum, Boston Park, Swan Lake Park, and overlook the Golden Dome of the State House. At the end of our tour, we will board the bus and make the drive to the New York City area for the night.
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 $14; Child (3-12 yrs) $12; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $14|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.
Opening Hours: Mon - Sat 10:00am - 9:00pm, Sun 12:00pm - 6:00pm
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
Standard Hotel: Edison Hotel/Palace Hotel/Ramada Inn in New Jersey or similar
Deluxe Hotel: Sheraton/Hilton/Doubletree/Radisson/Hotel Somerset/Crowne Plaza/Courtyard/Hilton Garden/Holiday Inn in New Jersey or similar
New York City - Philadelphia (97 miles)
We will spend the day touring New York City. Stops on our amazing tour of the Big Apple include Wall Street, Statue of Liberty Cruise, the One World Observatory, Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum and more! At the end of the day, our tour bus will pass by the Fifth Avenue, Rockefeller Center, Ground Zero. See "Departure and Return Details" for information on when to book flights. When time allows, we will add Metropolitan Museum, Madame Tussauds into the trip.
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!
Statue of Liberty Cruise
This boat ride through New York Harbor loops its way around Ellis Island, home of the Statue of Liberty. Ellis Island was the arrival point for immigrants to the East Coast of the US for decades.
Admission (Optional): Adult $29; Child (3-12 yrs) $17; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $24|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour
Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum
This famous military history museum on Manhattan's West Side is inside the now-defunct World War II aircraft carrier, the USS Intrepid. Exhibits include real military aircraft as well as recreations of military life aboard the ship.
Admission (Optional): Adult $33; Child (5-12 yrs) $24; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $31|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is not just the largest art museum in the United States, but also one of the three biggest in the world. Its collection contains more than 2 million works of art.
Admission (Optional): Adult $25; Child (Under 11 yrs) Free; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $17; closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day|Opening Hours: Mon - Sun|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum is a favorite attraction of people all over the world. Uncannily lifelike wax sculptures of figures both modern and historic decorate the halls of this museum, which dates back to London and 1836.
Admission (Optional): Adult $25; Child (3-12 yrs) $23; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $25|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes
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 $39; Child (6-12 yrs) $32; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $36|Opening Hours: 9:00am - 10:00am|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 10 Minutes