Day 1 Arrive Washington, D.C. (2 Nights)
Welcome to Washington, D.C., the nation's capital. Get settled in at your hotel before meeting your Travel Director this afternoon.
Day 2 Washington, D.C. Sightseeing and Free Time
Meet your Local Specialist for a guided sightseeing tour of Washington, D.C. and get introduced to many of the city's famous landmarks and monuments. See the Lincoln, Jefferson and Washington Monuments, WWII Memorial, White House, United States Capitol and other famous sights. The afternoon is free for you to pursue your own interests. Perhaps visit one of the several museums making up the Smithsonian Institution, the National Gallery, the Air and Space Museum, visit Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens-President Washington's popular plantation home in Virginia or perhaps join an illumination tour to see the famous monuments lit up at night. Buffet Breakfast
Day 3 Washington, D.C. - Lancaster
Enter Pennsylvania Dutch farming country, one of the largest settlements of Amish people. Join a Local Specialist and learn about the faith, culture and way of life of the Amish people who rejected modern technology in generations past and haven't looked back since. Experience one of the most interesting subcultures in the United States first-hand as you visit their farms, bakeries, markets, quilt shops and mills. Perhaps take an optional afternoon buggy ride or this evening, why not join an optional Amish family-style dinner featuring traditional Amish fare.Buffet Breakfast
Day 4 Lancaster - Niagara Falls, Canada (2 Nights)
Head northwest, crossing western New York State along a portion of the Susquehanna River and through the Appalachian Mountains before crossing the border into Canada and arriving at beautiful Niagara Falls late afternoon this for a two-night stay.Continental Breakfast
Day 5 Niagara Falls Sightseeing and Free Time
Of all the natural wonders east of the Mississippi, Niagara Falls is perhaps the greatest. The majesty, colours and roar of one of the Great Lakes dropping into the next is impossible to describe. See both the Canadian and American sides of the falls this morning as you cruise to the base of Horseshoe Falls. This afternoon is free for you to relax or explore further. Possibly partake in an optional excursion to quaint Niagara-on-the-Lake, visiting a local winery to taste ice wine.
Day 6 Niagara Falls - New York City (2 Nights)
Cross the border to the American side of the Niagara River into the state of New York. Travel through upstate New York through the Poconos and across New Jersey, arriving at your hotel late this afternoon for a two-night stay.
Day 7 New York City Sightseeing and Free Time
Enjoy an Iconic Breakfast at a classic New York diner, the Brooklyn Diner, before a guided tour with a Local Specialist. Discover bustling Broadway, the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings, bohemian Greenwich Village, City Hall, Wall Street, Trinity Church and the 9/11 Memorial. The afternoon and evening are free for you to follow your own interests in the Big Apple. We have a selection of optionals for you to choose from: select an optional cruise to see the Statue of Liberty, join helicopter high above the island of Manhattan or head to the "Top of Rock" to see amazing views from the rooftop of Rockefeller Center. This evening, perhaps choose to see the city at night during an illuminations tour or explore on your own visiting one of the many restaurants or Broadway shows New York City has to offer.Iconic Breakfast
Day 8 Depart New York City
Bid farewell to your Travel Director and newfound friends as your tour comes to an end.