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5-Day Tour of America from New York City

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Five day excursion to Niagara Falls,1000 islands, explore the largest city in Canada, Toronto. Visit Philadelphia, Liberty bell, Independence Hall. In Washington DC, visit the US Mint, Air and space Museum, then continue to the Amish Country in Lancaster.
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  • Explore Watkins Glen State Park in the heart of the Finger Lakes region
  • Tour the American Side of the Falls
  • See the falls up close from Horseshoe Falls
  • Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Toronto
  • Cruise through the amazing 1000 Islands along the St Lawrence River
  • Experience the historic town of Washington DC, with its Museums and Memorials
  • Experience the power of the water aboard the Maid of the Mist
  • Hunt for bargains at the outlet mall
  • Visit Philadelphia, the historical Liberty bell and the famous Rocky steps.
  • Take an Amish buggy ride in Lancaster PA and learn about the Amish life style, culture and religion.
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A full 5-day excursion to see Niagara Falls, tour the Thousand Islands, and explore the largest city in Canada, Toronto. Continue to the historic city of brotherly love in Philadelphia and see the famous Liberty Bell and Independence Hall Square. You will also visit Washington DC, the US capital and visit the US Mint. Continue to Lancaster to learn about the Amish community.

Day 1: Sunday

New York – Finger Lakes – Niagara Falls

In the morning, you'll depart from the Big Apple and head north. 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 American Side of the Falls including the American Falls, Goat Island, and Luna Island. At night, tour Niagara Falls to appreciate the colorful lighting of the waters.

Overnight: Niagara Falls – Wyndham Super 8.

Day 2: Monday

Niagara Falls – Toronto – 1000 Islands

Leaving the hotel, hear the thundering water of Niagara Falls. See the falls up close from the Horseshoe Falls followed by the visit of the picturesque village of Niagara on The Lake.

Continue to Toronto, the financial capital of Canada.

See HTO Park, Brookfield Place and the City Hall. Towards the evening, depart Toronto east along the world famous Lake Ontario for an evening arrival to the Thousand Islands area. In April, dependent on weather, the tour may return to Niagara Falls overnight.

Overnight Gananoque – Comfort Inn (Winter Niagara Falls – Wyndham Super 8)

Day 3: Tuesday

1000 Islands – New York

Start the day with a cruise through the amazing Thousand Islands along the Saint Laurence River, see the houses of the rich and famous built atop private islands. 
After lunch, head to New York. Enjoy a shopping excursion at one of the large outlet malls along the way and find some bargains in the brand name stores. Arrive at your hotel in New Jersey in the evening.

Overnight New Jersey – La Quinta Inn and Suites, Fairfield

Day 4: Wednesday

New Jersey – Philadelphia – Washington DC

Depart New Jersey to the city of brotherly love, Philadelphia. Upon arriving, visit the historic area of Philadelphia, visit the famous Liberty Bell and both Constitution Square and Constitution Hall, some of the symbols of freedom in America. Then embark on a panoramic tour that includes Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Elfreth’s Alley (the oldest inhabited street in America), and more. 

Departing Philadelphia, see the famous “Rocky Steps” and then continue north to Lancaster county home of the Amish people. Start your visit with a 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, visit the Amish marketplace where you can shop for handmade arts and crafts.

Overnight: Holiday Inn Express and Suites DC.

Day 5: Thursday

Washington DC – New York
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 guards 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.

In the late afternoon depart for an evening arrival in New York.
  • 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
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Meals

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Meeting point

Gray Line Visitors Center at Port Authority Bus Terminal 42nd St. (between 8th and 9th Ave.) at 6:30 AM.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport
  • Visa, if required
Know before you go
• This tour crosses into Canada. Proof of citizenship is required. You must have the correct visas and permits for entry into Canada.
• Free Wifi is provided on all buses (not vans).
• Tour departs every Sunday from April to October.
• Due to security, a passport or U.S. ID will be required to enter Arlington Cemetery.

From US$ 790 per person

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Product ID: 9113