Day 1: Wednesday
NEW YORK – PHILADELPHIA – WASHINGTON DC
Depart New York through New Jersey and Pennsylvania and to the city of brotherly love Philadelphia. Arriving in the historic area of Philadelphia we visit the famous Liberty Bell, one of the symbols of freedom in America, Constitution square and Congress Hall.
Stroll Elfreth’s alley the oldest continuously inhabited street in America.
Continue on a panoramic tour of Philadelphia that includes the financial district, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Historic Philadelphia and more.
Departing Philadelphia we see the famous “Rocky Steps”, then continue north to Lancaster county home of the Amish people. Ride on an authentic Amish Buggy through the Amish farm country and learn how they live without the benefit of modern technology, no electricity, running water, telephone service, or appliances.
After the ride we visit the Amish marketplace where we can shop for handmade arts crafts and products. We depart then for DC where will have our overnight at: the Wyndham Garden, Washington DC.
Day 2: Thursday
WASHINGTON DC – NEW JERSEY
Start the day with a visit of Thomas Jefferson Memorial, by the Tidal Basin, surrounded with famous Japanese cherry blossom trees. Visit the Arlington National Cemetery, the Changing of the Guard and the Kennedy family gravesite.
Next stop is Capitol Hill. See the US Capitol and the White House to understand the core of the US government. Continue to the Air and Space Museum before visiting the Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Korea and Vietnam Memorials.
Overnight: La Quinta Inns & Suites, Clifton, NJ
Day 3: Friday
NEW JERSEY – FINGER LAKES – NIAGARA FALLS
From the Garden State heading north where we will pass the beautiful Delaware Gap to Watkins Glen State Park in the heart of the Finger Lakes region. Walk through Watkins Glen Canyon to visit the beautiful waterfalls and then continue to Niagara Falls passing Seneca Lake, arriving in the late afternoon. Tour the US side of Niagara including the American Falls, Goat Island and Luna Island. Experience the power of Niagara aboard the Maid of the Mist. At night, we can appreciate the colorful lighting of the waters.
Overnight: Niagara Falls – Wyndham Super 8
Day 4: Saturday
NIAGARA FALLS – TORONTO – 1000 ISLANDS
Our day starts with the magnificent Horse Shoe Falls’ view followed by the visit of the picturesque village of Niagara on The Lake. We continue to Toronto, the financial capital of Canada. We visit the HTO Park, Brookfield Place - home of the Hockey Hall of Fame - City Hall and The Distillery Historic District. Towards evening depart Toronto east along the world famous Lake Ontario for an evening arrival to the 1000 Islands area (in April, based on weather’s conditions we may return to Niagara Falls for overnight).
Overnight Gananoque – Comfort Inn (April - Niagara Falls – Wyndham Super 8)
Day 5: Sunday
1000 ISLANDS – NEW YORK
We start the day with a cruise through the amazing 1000 Islands along the St. Laurence River that was navigated about 500 years ago, by the French explorer Jacques Cartier. See the houses of the rich and famous built atop private islands - such as Boldt Castle and Heart Island. On the way to New York, enjoy a shopping excursion at one of the large outlet malls along the way, find your own bargain with brand name stores for less.
Late evening arrival to New York City.
• 4 nights hotel including tax and Continental Breakfast
• Air conditioned Bus or Van & Professional Tour Guide
• Sightseeing in Niagara Falls, Toronto, 1000 Islands, Philadelphia and Washington DC
• Admission to the Maid of the Mist
• 1000 Islands cruise (May to October)
• Amish Buggy Ride
• Entrance to Arlington National cemetery (U.S. ID or Passport required)