From New York: Niagara Falls, Washington & Philadelphia Tour
- Experience the beauty of the three waterfalls that form the Niagara Falls on board of the Maid of the Mist boat cruise
- Discover the most iconic landmarks of Washington, including the White House and the U.S. Capitol
- Explore the most iconic landmarks of Philadelphia, including the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and Rocky Steps
On your first day of this combo tour, you will travel by comfortable motor coach to Niagara Falls, enjoying the scenic landscape of upstate New York (travel time is approximately 7-8 hours, each way. Upon arrival at your destination, you will begin experiencing the adventure, beauty, and natural wonder of the Niagara Falls on board the historic Maid of the Mist boat cruise or from other observation points, Cave of the Winds Gorge Walk or other available observation points (when the Maid of the Mist is not running). During your visit, you will learn about the interesting history of these mighty waters and enjoy spectacular views of the falls from different vantage points. After an unforgettable experience and wonderful memories, you will return to Times Square in Manhattan arriving back between 11:00 PM and midnight.
Two days later you will depart again from Times Square now heading south to two of the nation’s capitals. Your first destination visit will be Washington D.C. the current capital, where your tour will begin with a visit to the Iwo Jima Memorial, dedicated to honoring the US Marines. You will continue with a visit to the impressive Lincoln Memorial honoring the president who promoted the abolition of slavery in the United States. Washington D.C. is the center for all three branches of the U.S. government. During this tour, you will stop for a classic outside view of the seat of two of them, the White House, home and office of the U.S. President and the Capitol Building, home of the U.S. Congress and where the laws of this country are made. Your visit to Washington concludes with free time for lunch on your own and a possible short visit to one of the Smithsonian museums, the world-famous National Air and Space Museum.
Your next destination is the first-ever U.S. capital, chosen during the Revolutionary War, Philadelphia, PA. After an approximately 3-hour journey, you'll arrive directly to Philadelphia's historic Old City neighborhood. Your first stop will be at the Independence National Historical Park where your guide will lead you on a brief walking tour. You will have the opportunity to see some of the main historical sites such as the Liberty Bell, the famous symbol of America's independence, and Independence Hall, the birthplace of the United States It was within its walls that America's founding documents, the Declaration of Independence (July 4, 1776) and Constitution, were debated and adopted. Your visit to Philadelphia concludes with a stop at the Rocky Steps, in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where you'll have an opportunity to re-enact the famous scene from the 1976 movie by ascending to the top of the steps. The days’ itineraries might be modified based on traffic conditions, road closings and time constraints.
- Professional English and Spanish-bilingual guide on both days
- Round-trip transfer from New York City on a comfortable motor coach on both days
- Tickets to the Maid of the Mist boat cruise (May – October) or to the Cave of the Winds
- Food and drink
- Hotel pick up and drop-off
- Wheelchair users
Prepare for the activity
Both tours meet in front of the Lids store, located at Two Times Square, 714 Seventh Avenue, between 47th and 48th Streets, New York, NY 10036. When departing for the Niagara Tour, meet at 4:00 AM, when departing for Washington and Philadelphia Tour, meet at 5:00 AM.Open in Google Maps ⟶
- Comfortable shoes
- Sun hat
• The tour is taken over two days. The date selected at the time of purchase corresponds to the first tour and two days later you will take the second tour