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As you admire Yale's gorgeous faux-Gothic and Victorian architecture, it's hard to fathom New Haven's struggle to shake its reputation as a dangerous, decaying seaport – but the city is successfully repositioning itself as a thriving home for the arts, architecture and the human mind.

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$290 Day Trips & Excursions

6-Days Niagara Falls, Boston, D.C. & New York Tour from Washington D.C

ItineraryDay 1: Washington D.C. Day TourStop At: Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC, District of ColumbiaToday, we are up for the D.C tour.We first follow our tour guide and take the in-depth tour to U.S Capitol, Library of Congress and see the Supreme Court (exterior).Then, we go the Presidents Wax Museum (optional). After that, we will see the White House (exterior).Go to Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial.When time is enough, you will have a chance to take D.C. cruise.Attractions ReferenceDuration: 7-9 hoursD.C. In-depth Tour (mandatory, guided tour to U.S Capitol (interior, 75 mins), Library of Congress (interior, 15 mins),Supreme Court (exterior, approx. 10 mins))→ Madame Tussauds Presidents Wax Museum (optional, approx. 60 mins) → Whit House (exterior, approx. 25 mins) → Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial ( approx. 45 mins)We will pass by Jefferson Memorial, Washington Monument, National World War II Memorial etc. on coach.Note:If time allows, you can choose to take D.C Cruise (optional)If U.S Capitol and Library of Congress are closed, we will visit US Marine Corps War Memorial and The United States Air Force Memorial instead.Duration: 9 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Washington D.C. Radisson, Four Points, Courtyard, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Hilton, OR Similar.Day 2: Washington D.C. – Niagara FallsStop At: Niagara Falls, Niagara Falls, New YorkWe will visit the famous Corning Museum of glass, which currently has a collection of more than 45,000 glass objects, some over 3,500 years old. We may also have a chance to watch hot glass making show.Next we will head to Niagara Falls, you may take the "Maid of the Mist" boat to get a real feeling of the magic of nature. (**When Maid of the Mist closed during winters, you can choose to join the optional JetBoat tour.). Then, we will go to the Cave of Winds to feel the Falls.After that you can choose to:A. Stay at the park & enjoy some leisure time exploring Niagara Falls (or)B. Join the optional In-depth tour of Niagara - Whirlpool State Park and the Old Fort of Niagara. ($25/person including a $12 ticket of Fort Niagara).In the evening, we will have our dinner & head back to the Hotel.Itinerary from April 1st:Duration: 11-13 hoursNiagara Falls in-depth tour (optional, approx. 100 mins, including Niagara Whirlpool State Park and the Old Fort of Niagara) → IMAX movie (optional, approx. 30 mins) → Maid of the Mist ( optional, approx. 60 mins) →Touch The Falls tour (mandatory, 60-min guided tour Goat Island and Luna Island) → Cave of Winds (optional)Note:Guests who do not take the Niagara Falls in-depth tour can stay in the park and explore by yourselves;Niagara JetBoat tour will be closed if the weather is extremer or river icy condition. Kids must be 4-year-old or above to be on board for safety concerns.Maid of the Mist is usually available from the end of April to early Nov, subject to the weather.Duration: 13 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Niagara Falls. Quality Inn at the Falls, Days Inn Niagara at the Falls, OR Similar.Day 3: Niagara Falls – BostonStop At: Boston Public Library, Boston, MassachusettsIn the morning, we watch the IMAX movie (optional) at Niagara Falls.In the afternoon, we arrive at Cambridge to see the Trinity Church and the modern John Hancock building.We will also pass by the Boston Common, Boston Library, the golden top Massachusetts State House and many other attractions.You may have a chance to take famous Boston lobster for dinner.DurationDuration: approx. 11-13 hoursItinerary from April 1stDuration: approx. 11-13 hoursHarvard University (optional, approx. 45 mins) → MIT (exterior, approx. 15 mins) → Freedom Trail of Boston (mandatory, approx. 100 mins) →Boston Lobster Diner (optional, approx. 60 mins)Duration: 13 minutesNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Boston. Radisson, Four Points, Courtyard, Doubletree, Sheraton, Holiday Inn, Wyndham, OR Similar.Day 4: Boston – Yale University – New YorkStop At: Yale University, New Haven, ConnecticutToday, you can take the Boston Harbor Cruise (optional), to enjoy the harbor view of Boston.In the afternoon, you can join the in-depth tour in Yale University (optional).Afterwards, we will be back to the hotel in New York.Duration: 12 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight stay at New York. Radisson, DoubleTree, Courtyard, Crowne Plaza, Sheraton, Hyatt, Holiday Inn, OR Similar.Day 5: New York City TourStop At: One World Trade Center, New York City, New YorkToday we will explore America's Largest City for the whole day including almost all the significant landmarks: Step up on the New York City's first landmark - One World Trade Center; wander around the Wall Street and see the Trinity Church(exterior), and Charging Bull; take a boat ride on Hudson River to see the Manhattan from a different perspective and take pictures of the Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge; pay a visit to U.S.S Intrepid, Metropolitan Museum of Art and Central Park; experience the bustling Times Square.We will also pass by the Fifth Avenue, Rockefeller Center, and other famous attractions on coach.Attractions Reference:Duration: 11-13 hoursWall Street (approx. 20 mins) → Trinity Church(exterior) → Charging Bull → One World Trade Center (optional, approx. 70 mins) → Liberty Cruise (optional, approx. 70 mins) → U.S.S Intrepid (optional, approx. 60 mins) → Metropolitan Museum of Art (optional, approx. 100 mins) → Times Square (approx. 30 mins) DurationDuration: approx. 11-13 hoursDuration: 13 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight stay at New York. Courtyard, Crowne Plaza, Sheraton, Holiday Inn, OR Similar.Day 6: New York DIY Tour – Home (End Tour in NYC Airport or Return to D.C)Stop At: Chinatown, New York City, New YorkUpon arrival at Chinatown, the tour guide will give you a map of New York City and then you can explore New York all by your self. This day itinerary is (DIY - Do It Yourself). For any questions - Please discuss with the tour guide.Drop-off info:Option 1:After the tour, you can take the coach back to Washington D.C. (drop-off point: 715 H Street At 7th St NW Washington, DC 20001) but the tour guide will not accompany, he will guide passengers. The final drop-off point is subject to the tour guide's arrangement.Option2:Or, you can be transferred to New York Airports JFK/LGA/EWR airports for free (24-hour and the time will be arranged by the local guide.) Duration: 12 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$329 Day Trips & Excursions

Day Trip from New Haven CT to Philadelphia by Rail

Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, welcomes you on a special one-day visit. Depart on the early train from New Haven, CT and, in under 2 hours, you'll be at Philadelphia's 30th Street Station, just blocks away from some of the most iconic historic sites in America. Join a hop-on hop-off tour for access to many points of interest in and around the city. Visit Independence Hall, Liberty Bell, Carpenter House, and other historic sites. Or visit some of the wonderful museums in the area including the new National Constitution Center and the new National Museum of American Jewish History. Some of the oldest churches and synagogues are in the historic area as well. If history isn't your thing, visit the famous Eastern State Penitentiary, the Simeone Foundation Automobile Museum, the famed Barnes Foundation museum and so much more. Take a load off your feet for an hour or two by having an included 2-course lunch at the Hard Rock cafe with Priority Seating.After a day of shopping, dining and sightseeing, walk around historic 30th Street rail station and enjoy some coffee and pastries before your relaxing rail trip back to New Haven.

$29.99 Outdoor Activities

New Haven Puzzling Adventure

• Choose your own start time and embark on your adventure. With your smartphone as your guide, go on a brain-teasing and educational walking tour of your chosen neighborhood. Visit a series of locations and answer the questions or solve puzzles to receive your next instruction.There is no need to race as quickly as possible from start to finish. Part of the fun is enjoying the sights, sounds, and tastes of the tour. Before heading to your next location, you’ll have time to eat, drink, enjoy the sights, and use the bathroom while the game clock is not running. You’re only timed on your travel and puzzles.At the end of your adventure, see your rank based on a combination of your answers to the questions and game clock time.

$25 Cultural & Theme Tours

New Haven's Ghost Walk

We usually start 7:30 PM Friday and/or Saturday from Starbucks, 1070 Chapel Street, New Haven, opposite the Yale Center for British Art  Please registrar so that we can contact you in case of changes or cancellations because of the weather and any other issues. We start from 1070 Chapel Street, go in a circle, and return near Starbucks.  We suggest you wear comfortable shoes and clothing for our evening walk and bring along water to keep yourself hydrated.  This tour operates in most weather conditions so please dress appropriately.Some of the places we will visit include:  Skull and Bones Society, New Haven City Hall, New Haven Public Library, the Green, Grove Street Cemetery, and more.

$10 Tours & Sightseeing

Operation City Quest Scavenger Hunt - Waterbury, CT

Using your smartphone, you'll be given nearly 150 objects to find during your scavenger hunt. You'll then wander throughout the downtown area searching for the items. Once you've found the object, you'll send a photo in to score points. Along the way, you will perform challenges and answer trivia questions from your remote guide for even more points.You'll have 15+ categories of objects you can find in this city walk, with each object varying in points depending on the difficulty. Don't worry, you won't be alone. You'll have a remote guide that will be texting you during your game if you need help or have a question. They will also encourage you and give bonus points at the end depending on how funny or creative your photos are!The objective of the game is to have fun, rank #1 on the leaderboard, and try to get as many points as possible by finding all of the objects! 

$10 Tours & Sightseeing

Operation City Quest Scavenger Hunt -New Haven, CT

Using your smartphone, you'll be given nearly 150 objects to find during your scavenger hunt. You'll then wander throughout the downtown area searching for the items. Once you've found the object, you'll send a photo in to score points. Along the way, you will perform challenges and answer trivia questions from your remote guide for even more points.You'll have 15+ categories of objects you can find in this city walk, with each object varying in points depending on the difficulty. Don't worry, you won't be alone. You'll have a remote guide that will be texting you during your game if you need help or have a question. They will also encourage you and give bonus points at the end depending on how funny or creative your photos are!The objective of the game is to have fun, rank #1 on the leaderboard, and try to get as many points as possible by finding all of the objects!