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Niagara Falls & Watkins Glen State Park Tour from Washington D.C.

ItineraryDay 1: Washington D.C. – Watkins Glen State ParkStop At: Watkins Glen State Park, Watkins Glen, Finger Lakes, New YorkAfter picking up all the guests, we will head to Watkins Glen State Park (spend approx. 2 hours).After our tour we will have our dinner and head back to hotel for check-in. We will be staying overnight in the Rochester Area.*Note: there will be an extra charge of $10 per person due to the parking fee and additional tour upgrade fee.NOTE:Watkins Glen State Park has officially opened to visit now! **We will not visit Watkins Glen State Park during July 13-15, Aug. 4-6, Aug. 10-12, & Sept.7 due to road blockage affected by summer festivals and events in the Finger Lake area of New York State.Duration: 12 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Rochester, NY. Comfort Inn, Days Inn, Holiday Inn, OR Similar.Day 2: Niagara FallsStop At: Niagara Falls State Park, Niagara Falls, New YorkToday, we will spend the whole day touring one of natural wonders in the world – Niagara Falls. You can have a chance to embark the Maid of the Mist (closed in winter) to get close to Niagara Falls.In addition, you can watch a Niagara IMAX movie, which chronicles more than 12,000 years of history and examines human interaction with the falls from ancient time through the people - like you - who come to see them today. You will also have a chance to visit the Cave of the Winds.In the afternoon, you can choose either: A. to stay in the Falls Park for self-exploration till returning the hotel;B. to take Niagara Falls In-depth Tour (Tour fee: $25 per person, including $13 of the admission ticket). This interesting and exciting tour includes two popular attractions: the magnificent natural wonder - Niagara Whirlpool State Park (approx. 15 mins) and the U.S. historic landmark - Old Fort Niagara (approx.60 mins).After the show, you can choose to either back to the state park or play for a while in Niagara Casino.NOTE: Get Ready to Soak-up. Maid of the Mist Boat Ride is open from 27th April, 2018Duration: 12 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Holiday Inn at Niagara Falls, Quality Inn & Suites at the Falls, OR Similar.Day 3: Niagara Falls – Hershey Chocolate World – Washington D.C. Stop At: Hershey's Chocolate World Times Square, New York City, New YorkWe will check-out of the Hotel and head to visit the largest chocolate brands -- Hershey Chocolate World (approx. 90 mins). We will enjoy a free 10-minute Omnimover-style dark ride tour that shows a simulation of the chocolate making process. You can also make chocolates for yourself. The tour will conclude with a free sample of a Hershey's product.After our tour, we will return to Washington D.C.Duration: 12 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$16 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

The Strong Museum Admission

Visit: The Strong National Museum of Play, Rochester, Finger Lakes, New YorkWell known as the nation’s museum of play, 'the Strong' explores the ways in which play encourages learning, creativity, and discovery, and illuminates cultural history. Inside, discover the National Toy Hall of Fame, the World Video Game Hall of Fame, and the world's largest collection of toys, games, and dolls. Stay for a few hours or an entire day. Check out the museum events, food court, shop, carousel, and the following permanent exhibits: America at Play — Explore how play illuminates American cultural history through artifact cases and timelines. See rare objects on view only at 'the Strong.'American Comic Book Heroes: The Battle of Good vs. Evil — Discover Superman, Iron Man, and others in an exhibit that explores the history of superhero comic books in America.The Berenstain Bears: Down a Sunny Dirt Road — Enter the world of the Berenstain Bears, including Main Street, Farmer Ben’s Farm, and Brother and Sister Bear’s Club Houses.Build, Drive, Go (Opens December 6) — Design a race track, build skyscrapers, work at a construction site, and more.Can You Tell Me How to Get to Sesame Street? — Go hands-on with the activities seen on television.Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden — Experience 800 free-flying North American and tropical butterflies. (USD $5 additional, 20-minutes)eGameRevolution — Enter a video arcade with operating, historic video games. Play PC and console games, Giant Tetris, Pac-Man Battle Royale, and more.Field of Play — Walk through a giant kaleidoscope, 'drive' a drag racer, climb a rock wall, and more.Game Time! — Move like a piece on a giant game board through three centuries of American games, puzzles, and public amusements.Monopoly: An American Icon — Discover the surprising story of one of America’s favorite games in this display of rare and historic versions of Monopoly.Play Pals — Play house, heal a teddy bear, and save the world. Play Pals traces the evolution of dolls, action figures, toy soldiers, and plush animals through three centuries of American history.Reading Adventureland — Follow the Yellow Brick Road into five literary landscapes: Adventure Island, Mystery Mansion, Fairy Tale Forest, the Upside-Down Nonsense House, and the Wizard’s Workshop.Toy Halls of Fame — Go hands-on with the toys beloved by generations in this state-of-the-art exhibit featuring National Toy Hall of Fame and Toy Industry Hall of Fame inductees.Wegmans Super Kids Market — Cruise the aisles, work the cash register, and role play at the kid-sized Market Cafe.

$15 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

George Eastman Museum Admission

Visit: George Eastman MuseumThe George Eastman Museum is located in Rochester, New York, on the estate of George Eastman, the pioneer of popular photography and motion picture film. Founded in 1947 as an independent nonprofit institution, it is the world’s oldest photography museum and one of the oldest film archives. The museum holds unparalleled collections—encompassing several million objects—in the fields of photography, cinema, and photographic and cinematographic technology, and photographically illustrated books. The institution is also a longtime leader in film preservation and photographic conservation.The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am-5pm and Sundays, 11am-5pm. The mansion and gardens may be visited self-guided or through a docent-guided tour, which is included with museum admission. Mansion tours are offered Tuesday-Saturday, 10:30am and 2pm and Sundays at 2pm. Garden tours (May-September) are offered Tuesday-Friday at noon and Saturday-Sunday at noon and 3:30pm.The museum's exhibitions change frequently. Gallery tours are offered daily at 1pm. A hands-on Discovery Room for children is located on the second floor of the mansion.There is always something new and different to engage, educate, or entertain you at the Eastman Museum.

$29.99 Outdoor Activities

Rochester 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.

$21.50 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Genesee Country Village and Museum Admission

Visit: Genesee Country Village & Museum, Mumford, Wheatland, Finger Lakes, New YorkGenesee Country Village and Museum provides historical context for the telling of the history of New York State and America in the 19th century through interactive programs, events and exhibits. This unique living history experience provides meaningful insights into the origins of customs, traditions, social values and the evolution of our contemporary lifestyles.Situated on a 600-acre complex and only 20 miles from Downtown Rochester and one-hour from Buffalo, the Genesee Country Village  and Museum consists of 68 historic structures furnished with 15,000 artifacts to provide an authentic 19th-century environment in which visitors interact with friendly, knowledgeable interpreters in period-appropriate dress. Each of the buildings, gardens and farms are exhibits in and of themselves. Trade and agricultural demonstrations occur every day. Immerse yourself in the 19th century by watching the village craftsmen, smelling the aroma of freshly baked 19th-century foods and strolling the beautiful gardens.

$127.93 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Farms, Flights & Delights: Finger Lakes Brewery Tour

A tour guide will lead you through a curated selection of breweries while highlighting some of the rich history of why Finger Lakes is a perfect place to grow hops and generate great growlers of beer. You will receive a tasting beer glass from at least one of the breweries as a souvenir. Breweries visited will vary based on days and times tasting rooms are available. Upgrade to the full day option and visit to the Glass Factory Brewery plus enjoy a delightful lunch at the Tavern Restaurant. The lunch served is pub style food with a pint glass of beer from a local brewery.