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.
What to Expect
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 the Sister Islands. 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 – Thousand Islands
Leaving the hotel, hear the thundering water of Niagara Falls. See the falls up close from the Horseshoe Falls and experience the power aboard the Maid of the Mist (May to October only). In April, tour the Scenic Tunnels. Around noon depart to the picturesque village of Niagara-on-the-Lake (May to October only), before continuing to Toronto, the largest city in Canada. See City Hall, Ontario Parliament (June to August only), and Eaton Center. Towards the evening, depart Toronto east along the world famous Lake Ontario for an evening arrival to the Thousand Islands area. In April the tour will return to Niagara Falls overnight.
Overnight Gananoque – Clarion Inn. (Winter Niagara Falls – Wyndham Super 8)
Day 3: Tuesday
Thousand Islands – New Jersey
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. (May to October only). After the cruise, head south to the state of New York.
In April, spend the morning visiting the Welland Canal Locks and see how this amazing testament to man’s ingenuity can move huge ships up and down the Niagara escarpment. Stop for lunch in Niagara-on-the-Lake, a unique lakeside village.
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 arrival you'll embark on a panoramic tour that includes Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Elfert Alley (the oldest inhabited street in America), and more. After arriving in 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.
Departing Philadelphia, see the famous “Rocky Steps” and then continue south, passing through the states of Delaware and Maryland before arriving directly on Capitol Hill. See the Capitol, Senate, and White House to understand the core of the US government. Continue to the Air and Space Museum before visiting the Lincoln, Washington, Korea and Vietnam Memorials.
Overnight: Holiday Inn Express and Suites DC.
Day 5: Thursday
Washington DC – Amish Country – New York
Start the day with a visit to Arlington National Cemetery and see the changing of the guards and the Kennedy family gravesite.
Next, visit the Mint and discover how the US tries to keep the US Dollar safe from counterfeiters. Then head 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.
In the late afternoon you'll depart east for an evening arrival in New York.
- 4-nights hotel accommodation including tax
- Air-conditioned van or bus
- Professional Tour Guide
- Sightseeing at Niagara Falls
- Sightseeing in Toronto
- 1000 Islands cruise (May to Oct)
- Sightseeing in Washington DC
- Admission to the Maid of the Mist (May to October) or Scenic Tunnels (November to April)
- Sightseeing in Philadelphia
- Amish Buggy Ride
- Ontario Parliament (June to end of August)
The Gray Line Visitor Center New York at 07:00
777 8th Ave. Between 47th & 48th street.
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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.