8-Day Tour from New York City to Washington, DC

Day 1: New York City

Welcome to the “Big Apple!”


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Excelsior Hotel New York

Day 2: New York City

New York City is one of the world’s most exciting cities, buzzing with atmosphere and packed with fascinating sights. On today’s sightseeing tour, see the major attractions—Broadway, the Empire State Building, Greenwich Village, bustling Chinatown, City Hall, Wall Street, and Trinity Church. This evening, choose from the city’s many fine restaurants or maybe take in a Broadway show.


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Excelsior Hotel New York

Day 3: New York City–Corning–Niagara Falls

Depart Manhattan, heading across New Jersey through the Poconos and into upstate New York, arriving in Corning midday. Late this afternoon, cross the border to the Canadian side of the Niagara River in Ontario. Spend the next two nights in beautiful Niagara Falls.


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Best Western Plus Cairn Croft Niagara Falls

Day 4: Niagara Falls

This morning, enjoy a sightseeing excursion to Niagara Falls that includes a SIGHTSEEING CRUISE past the world-famous falls. Your afternoon is free, so consider visiting the Butterfly Conservatory, Great Gorge Adventure, Botanical Gardens, and Niagara Parks Greenhouse, or maybe ride the aerial cable car.
NOTE:
Operation of the Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise is subject to favorable weather and/or river conditions. When weather is unfavorable, a walking tour through the scenic tunnels will be substituted.


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Best Western Plus Cairn Croft Niagara Falls

Day 5: Niagara Falls–Philadelphia

Head southeast through the Appalachian Mountains and into the Susquehanna River Valley. Then, on to the handsome city of Philadelphia for an overnight stay.


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Wyndham Philadelphia Historical District

Day 6: Philadelphia–Washington DC Area

The birthplace of American independence, the “City of Brotherly Love” is steeped in history. Your morning orientation tour focuses on the historic landmarks, then on to the U.S. capital and seat of government, Washington DC, for a 2-night stay. Later, join the optional outing, featuring dinner followed by a tour of the city’s most famous monuments and memorials.


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Crowne Plaza Old Town Alexandria Washington DC Area

Day 7: Washington DC Area

The nation’s capital is a sightseeing treasure trove, and your half-day tour with a Local Guide features a visit to Arlington National Cemetery to see the graves of American heroes, including those of John and Robert Kennedy. After, the Lincoln and National WWI Memorials, Washington Monument, and photo stop at Capitol Hill, the White House, and other well-known sights. The afternoon is free for independent exploration.


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Crowne Plaza Old Town Alexandria Washington DC Area

Day 8: Washington DC

The trip ends today with guests departing on individual schedules. You can also extend your vacation with extra nights and explore Washington DC further with a variety of exciting optional excursions.


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