Tour East Coast USA

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$1799
  • Duration
    9
    Days
  • Service
    Standard
  • Difficulty
    Moderate
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Highlights

Sightsee in the Big Apple, meet an Amish community, taste Hershey's chocolate straight from the factory, experience the Great Lakes and powerful Niagara Falls, wander along the Freedom Trail in Boston

Tour description provided by G Adventures

From big city bustle in New York to anachronistic Amish communities in rural Pennsylvania, this 9-day trip captures the rollicking history and modern energy of the East Coast. Relive the revolution in Boston, explore the great museums of Washington DC and get soaked on the boat at Niagara Falls. You’ll travel by private van and stay in central hotels so that you’re always in the heart of the action. This trip is compact enough for those short on time but long enough to make some new friends while discovering America’s past.

Itinerary

Day 1 New York City
Arrive at any time. Welcome meeting at 7:30pm.
Day 2 Philadelphia/Washington DC
Follow the trail of American history in Philly. Visit Independence National Historic Park and the Liberty Bell. Grab a Philly cheesesteak before continuing to DC. Estimated Travel Time: 6 hrs (including excursions and stops) Approximate Distance: 240mi/385 km
Day 3 Washington DC
Explore Washington DC's best with a guided orientation walk. Opt to tour the monuments, museums or Arlington Cemetery. Today is all about the capital of the United States. There is so much to see and do in Washington DC that you can't see it all in one day. Take your time as you spend a full day exploring this fascinating city. Tour the National Monuments and memorials including the White House, Washington Monument, Reflecting Pool and the Lincoln Memorial. Visit the National Mall that includes 15 museums such as the Air and Space Museum and the National Museum of Natural History.
Day 4 Harrisburg
Heading north, pass through Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and enjoy an included Amish buggy ride followed by an optional meal at a classic Pennsylvania Dutch restaurant. Tour the Hershey's chocolate factory, then head to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania's capital city. Discover the story of the Amish people, their history and their beliefs as we pass through Lancaster County, home to the largest Amish community in the United States. Enjoy an included Amish buggy ride through some of the most beautiful scenery on the East Coast, followed by an optional meal at a classic Pennsylvania Dutch restaurant. Tour the Hershey's chocolate factory and indulge on chocolate, before arriving in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania's capital city. Approximate Distance: 145mi/235 km Estimated Travel TIme: 6 hrs (with stops and excursions)
Day 5 Niagara Falls
Feel the power of Niagara Falls aboard the 'Maid of the Mist'. This morning, keep heading North to Niagara Falls. Feel the rushing waters of the falls by taking the famous 'Maid of the Mist' boat tour. Optionally, dive into a world of discovery at the Cave of the Winds and get soaked. Stay until darkness settles over the falls to see them beautifully illuminated in a rainbow of colour. Approximate Distance: 310mi/500 km Estimated Travel Time: 8 hrs (with stops and excursions)
Day 6 Albany
Encounter the beautiful Finger Lakes. Explore the scenic Taughannock Falls area by foot or relax at the lake. Enjoy a day out in nature as you take in the natural beauty of the Finger Lakes region. Discover one of the highest waterfalls east of the Rocky Mountains, Taughannock Falls, dropping 215 feet. Explore this beautiful area on foot or just relax by the lake. Approximate Distance: 320mi/515 km Estimated Travel Time: 8 hrs (with stops and excursions)
Day 7 Boston
Enjoy an orientation tour of important historic sites along Boston's Freedom Trail and indulge in some classic New England fare. Keep journeying east to historic Boston. Enjoy an orientation tour of the city, highlighting the famous Freedom Trail, a 2.5 mile red-brick walking trail and discover the history of American Revolution. There is much to see in this lively city including museums, shopping, restaurants and bars. If there's time, visit famous Fenway Park, home to baseball's Boston Red Sox. For authentic Italian food and atmosphere, try Hanover Street in the North End. Approximate Distance: 170mi/275 km Estimated Travel Time: 5 hrs (with stops)
Day 8 New York
Orientation tour of some of New York City's highlights close to Times Square. Heading south, make your way along one of the busiest stretches of highway in the US to New York City. Enjoy the last afternoon with an orientation tour of the city. View NYC's landmark, the Statue of Liberty, opt to stand on top of the world at the Empire State Building and remember 9/11 with a visit to Ground Zero. Enjoy a last dinner with your group before saying goodbye. Approximate Distance: 190mi/275 km Estimated Travel Time: 5 hrs (with stops)
Day 9 New York
Depart at any time. We highly recommend booking post-night accommodation to enjoy more of the city.