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Overview

7nt Tour Begins & Ends New York: 2nts New York; 1nt Boston; 2nts Niagara Falls; 2nts Washington DC

Additional Pre-bookable excursion option: "Experience Package" which includes The Big Helicopter Tour (Day 2), Boston Old Town Trolley Tour (Day 3) & Maid of the Mist Boat Tour (Day 5) for €143 per person.

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Day 1

Fly from Ireland to New York
Welcome to the world-famous Big Apple”! Arrive at the airport, pick up your car and proceed to the hotel. New York City is the ultimate cosmopolitan city in the world; there is lower Manhattan’s Chinatown and Little Italy, the traditionally Jewish Lower East Side, the more artsy concentrations of SoHo, TriBeCa, and the East and West Villages. Of course, there is the celebrated architecture of corporate Manhattan, with the skyscrapers in downtown and midtown forming the most unforgettable images. Tonight, perhaps visit Times Square, named after the New York Times; this is a vibrant, neon-lit area in the heart of the Theater District. Here you will find megastores and themed restaurants to please all tastes and budgets.
Standard: Wellington Hotel or similar.
Superior: Warwick Hotel or similar.

Day 2

New York
Today consider a bicycle tour through Central Park. Or, take a boat tour of New York Harbor and see New York’s most famous lady up-close, “Lady Liberty”, representative of freedom to the world. For an unforgettable bird’s eye view, you can opt to experience the once-in-a-lifetime thrill of a helicopter ride over this magnificent city. Other suggested activities include visiting Radio City Music Hall, home of the world-famous Radio City Rockettes; Rockefeller Center, New York’s most popular destination; watching a Broadway show, day-of-performance tickets can be purchased at the Times Square Booth for half price. The options are endless!
Today’s Optional Experience
The Big Apple Helicopter tour (Experience Package): Experience the once-in-a-lifetime thrill of a helicopter ride over this magnificent city. The flight departs from the Downtown location of Pier 6 and the East River. Upon lifting you will see the United States’ most famous landmark, the Statue of Liberty! As the flight continues view the famous Empire State, Chrysler, Woolworth, and Met Life buildings, as well as Ellis Island, the New York Harbor, George Washington Bridge, and the world renowned Central Park.
Standard: Wellington Hotel or similar.
Superior: Warwick Hotel or similar.

Day 3

New York - Boston (218 miles)
Today you will leave the Big Apple behind and travel to the City of Boston, one of the oldest cities in America. Because it was the city most directly affected by the influences of the British Crown, Boston was the natural birthplace for the opposition that resulted in the Revolutionary War. Thus, numerous historical sites from that era are preserved with great dedication. The city of Cambridge, which forms part of the Boston Metropolitan area, is home to some of the oldest and most prestigious Universities in the country such as Harvard University and MIT. Some of the highlights you should visit include the Boston Commons, Beacon Hill and Cheers Bar, the Botanical Gardens, Newbury Street and Copley Square. You may want to take the time to walk the Freedom Trail; this is one of Americas’ first historic walking tours, it takes visitors to 16 historical sites, covering two and a half centuries of America’s most significant past.
Standard: Holiday Inn Brookline or similar
Superior: Omni Parker House or similar
Today’s Optional Experience
Old Town Trolley Tour (Experience Package): Hop aboard one of these trolleys and you’ll experience Transportainment, a delightful combination of transportation and entertainment. Turn back the pages of history and relive colonial Boston. Coming from various backgrounds, each conductor narrates the sightseeing tour with his or her own blend of trivia, colorful anecdotes, and humorous stories to ensure that your experience is both enjoyable and informative.

Day 4

Boston - Niagara Falls (470 miles)
Today you will proceed west across Massachusetts where you can choose to stop briefly at the quaint artists’ town of Stockbridge. As you continue on your journey, the rolling hills of upstate New York will become visible followed by the Finger Lakes Region, famous for its many vineyards. While in this region stop at Geneva, this small and picturesque village sits on the shores of Seneca Lake, the largest of the five Finger Lakes from which it takes the name. Drive on to the Canadian border where you will encounter the Niagara Falls, one of the world’s most breathtaking natural wonders. The city of Niagara itself offers plenty of fun and entertainment.
Standard: Best Western Cairn Croft Hotel or similar
Superior: Sheraton on the Falls or similar

Day 5

Niagara Falls - Toronto - Niagara Falls
This morning we depart for a visit to Toronto, this ultra modern city, with its famous structures such as the Skydome Stadium, a marvel of modern architecture; the CN Tower, the symbol of this city, was built as a TV transmission antenna and at 1815 feet, it’s the tallest antenna tower in the world. It contains a range of attractions and exhibits that can be reached via the famous glass-faced elevator, which takes less than a minute to reach the observation deck. The tour will end at the renowned Eaton Centre, with its numerous restaurants, eateries and shops located right on the water in the city’s center. Here you can enjoy lunch on your own while taking in the sights. In the mid afternoon we return to Niagara, to experience the majestic Falls.
Standard: Best Western Cairn Croft Hotel or similar
Superior: Sheraton on the Falls or similar
Today’s Optional Experience
Maid of the Mist Boat Tour (Experience Package): Soak in the excitement and explore the roar of the Niagara Falls. Take a ride aboard the world-famous Maid of the Mist and experience the thrill of a lifetime! This boat tour will take you from the Canadian docks past the base of the American Falls, then into the basin of the magnificent Canadian Horseshoe Falls.

Day 6

Niagara Falls - Amish Country - Washington DC (467 miles)
Today, after crossing the border back into the US, your journey continues south through Pennsylvania. Make a stop at Lewisburg where lunch can be had at a typical local restaurant. Continue through Amish Country. This is a popular destination due mostly to the many plain-sect residents known as the Amish or Pennsylvania Dutch. They are the descendants of Germans who immigrated in the 18th and 19th centuries in search for freedom of religion and were attracted by the rich soil and mild climate of the area. The Amish are excellent farmers; thus, while in the area you can stop at a typical fresh fruits and produce stand where you may witness their way of life; if desired you may purchase their home-grown goods and taste the difference for yourself. You will be arriving in Washington, D.C., the nation’s capital, in the late afternoon. The nation’s showcase puts on quite a display for its guests with numerous monuments and attractions. Tonight you may want to take a tour of this great city. You haven’t seen Washington DC until you’ve seen it at night! Onboard a trolley, you’ll see 100 of Washington DC’s most popular monuments and points of interest, including the Capitol Building, the White House, the Jefferson Memorial and the Washington Monument. The trolley also makes night-time stops at the FDR Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Korean War Veteran’s Memorial and the Iwo Jima Memorial, allowing you to see these impressive monuments flooded in lights.
Standard: Comfort Inn Alexandria or similar.
Superior: Omni Shoreham or similar.

Day 7

Washington DC
Enjoy an entire day in this powerful metropolis. Washington is very easy to maneuver and allows visitors to explore museums and the surrounding attractions effortlessly; surprisingly, admission to most major attractions is free. The major highlights include the White House, The Capitol, the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Arlington National Cemetery. While exploring the sites on your own, you may want to visit the Library of Congress; it is the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world. You may want to also see the National Cathedral; it is the sixth largest in the world and offers a dramatic spectacle to all who visit. You also have the option to visit the Air & Space Museum which is the most visited of all the Smithsonian museums. The choices are endless.
Standard: Comfort Inn Alexandria or similar.
Superior: Omni Shoreham or similar.

Day 8

Washington - Philadelphia - New York (232 miles)
This morning while on your way to New York, stop briefly in Philadelphia, “The City of Brotherly Love”, if your schedule allows. Philadelphia was the most influential town in the process of the American Revolution and the original capital of the nation. Visit the National Historical Park where several sites associated with the American Revolution are preserved. The 45-acre (180,000 m2) park comprises much of the historic area of downtown. The main attractions are Independence Hall, known as the place where Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence was created and adopted on July 4, 1776 and the Liberty Bell Pavilion, which houses the 2,080 lbs bell. And it wouldn’t be a trip to Philadelphia without a stop at the Termini Brothers Bakery. This Philadelphia landmark has been one of the city’s most unique and treasured traditions for over 80 years. Here you will have the chance to experience the making of your own cannoli and rewardingly eat it with a fresh cup of coffee! Continue to New York airport for your flight home.

Day 9

Arrive back in Ireland.

What's Included

  • Return transatlantic schedule flights
  • Economy size car rental
  • Hotel accommodation as specified, or of a similar standard
  • Welcome kit with comprehensive maps and day-to-day itinerary
  • Optional Experience Package for purchase see below for details



Additional Pre-bookable excursions: "Experience Package" which includes The Big Helicopter Tour (Day 2), Boston Old Town Trolley Tour (Day 3) & Maid of the Mist Boat Tour (Day 5) for €143 per person.

The weather information shown below refers to the first stop on the tour, call us and speak to one of our travel experts for the most up-to-date forecasts and weather details for your tour.

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