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Great Eastern Cities

9 Days Tour from £1,379 per Person Including Flights

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Overview

The Great Eastern Cities escorted tour takes you to some of the USA’s most exciting locations, starting in incomporable New York. After a two-night stop in Manhattan you’ll make the first leg of your coach journey, across to Niagara Falls, with lunch high above the crashing waters in the Skylon Tower. Next up you’ll head through the Finger Lakes and the Appalachians to tour Gettysburg before making your way to Washington DC. With a stay of two nights you’ll get to see many of the capital’s world-beating museums and grand monuments. Heading back up north to return to New York, you’ll stop off en route to see Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love.

The maximum altitude on this tour will be 619 Feet/189 Metres. Itinerary shown is for 2015 departures, please call for 2014 itinerary.

Details

Day 1

Arrive New York City and transfer independently to your hotel. Meet your tour director between 14.00 and 20.00.

Hotel: The Lexington New York

Day 2

New York Sightseeing
This morning enjoy a city tour of New York which includes some of the most famous sights of Manhattan. Catch glimpses of the famous skyline as you absorb the bustle and energy of the Big Apple. The rest of today is at leisure. Your Tour Director will assist you in making plans. May we suggest a stroll through Central Park, a bird’s eye view on a Manhattan Helicopter Tour (optional), or reenact history with a kiss in Times Square. Bring your camera!
Hotel: The Lexington New York

Day 3

New York – Niagara Falls
Today, drive across New York state through the Finger Lakes Country and towards the Canadian border, arriving at one of the world’s natural wonders, breathtaking Niagara Falls. Indulge in a spot of wine-tasting at Watkins Glen, on the shores of Lake Seneca, named for the Seneca Indian Nation. Spend the evening at the romantic Niagara Falls. Motorcoach tour commences between 07.30-08.00 am.
Hotel: Best Western Cairn Croft

Day 4

Niagara Falls – Amish Country
This morning you will have time to explore the Falls. Perhaps take a ride aboard the Maid of the Mist (optional), or stroll along Table Rock to view the thundering waters of the Horseshoe Falls. Join us on an optional trip to Skylon Tower for lunch at its revolving restaurant. Skylon Tower, hovering 775 feet above Niagara gorge, features an observation deck that affords views of an 8,000 mile area, almost as far as the eye can see. Depart Niagara and travel into Pennsylvania Dutch country, also known as Amish Country, for your overnight stay.
Hotel: Holiday Inn York

Day 5

Amish Country – Gettysburg – Washington, D.C.
This morning travel through the Appalachian Mountains along the picturesque Susquehanna River, the longest river on the American East Coast. Visit the historic Gettysburg Civil War National Battleground, site of the largest battle ever fought on American soil, and the place where President Lincoln gave his famous address in 1863. From here, you will journey to the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., where you may enjoy a memorable evening tour and dinner in Georgetown (optional).
Hotel: Doubletree Washington Silver Spring

Day 6

Washington, D.C.
Enjoy a city tour with such highlights as the U.S. Capitol Building, Supreme Court, Library of Congress, the F.B.I. Building, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, the White House and Arlington National Cemetery, site of the JFK Memorial. Spend the remainder of the day exploring some of the many museums comprising the Smithsonian Institute or simply stroll the banks of the Potamac River.
Hotel: Doubletree Washington Silver Spring

Day 7

Washington, D.C. – Philadelphia
This morning, continue your journey to Philadelphia, the “City of Brotherly Love” and the birthplace of America, where the Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4, 1776. Here you will see Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell on a comprehensive city tour.Join us this evening for an optional dinner at one of the cities most famous venues for the local delicacy of Philly Cheese Steak.

Hotel: Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown

Day 8

Philadelphia - New York
Saturday upon check out from the hotel in Philadelphia or upon arrival at the following points: Arrival Newark Airport: approximately 10:30am Arrival JFK Airport: approximately 11:30am - noon Arrival Midtown Sheraton Tribeca: approximately 1:00pm – 1:30pm Your Tour Director will discuss and review flight schedules with passengers individually if needed, to assure timely airport drop off.     

Day 9

Arrive back home

Please note: The maximum altitude on this tour is 700 feet.

What's Included

  • Return scheduled flights
  • Professional Tour Director throughout the tour
  • Deluxe motorcoach transport
  • Hotels as listed above or in accommodation of similar standard
  • Porterage of one Bag per person
  • Morning city tour of New York City
  • Wine tasting in the beautiful Finger Lakes District
  • Time to stroll the mighty banks of Niagara Falls
  • Tour Gettysburg National Military Park
  • In Philadelphia, see the Liberty Bell, “Let Freedom Ring”
  • Exciting city tour of the Nation’s Capital, Washington, D.C.
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