Visit America Spring Break April 5, 2020 5 Day Tour

Activities

Sightseeing (Buggy Tour) at Niagara Falls, Horseshoe Falls, HTO Park, Brookfield Place, Liberty Bell, Philadelphia, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, and National Air and Space Museum (Washington)
Hiking at Watkins Glen State Park
Boating (Cruise) at Thousand Islands
Local Flavor (Markets & Textiles)

Highlights

- 4 nights hotel including tax and Continental Breakfast
- Air-conditioned Bus or Van & Professional Tour Guide
- Sightseeing in Niagara Falls, Toronto, 1000 Islands, Philadelphia and Washington DC
- To visit the Maid of the Mist
- 1000 Islands cruise (May to October)
- Amish Buggy Ride

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Itinerary
Day 1

Sightseeing
This morning we depart from the Big Apple heading north where we will pass the beautiful Delaware Water Gap to Watkins Glen State Park in the heart of the Finger Lakes region.

Hiking at Watkins Glen State Park
Walk through Watkins Glen Canyon to visit the beautiful waterfalls and then continue to Niagara Falls passing Seneca Lake, arriving in the late afternoon.

Sightseeing at Niagara Falls
Tour the US side of Niagara including the American Falls, Goat Island, and Luna Island. Experience the power of Niagara aboard the Maid of the Mist. At night, we can appreciate the colorful lighting of the waters.

Lodging
Overnight: Niagara Falls – Wyndham Super 8

Day 2

Sightseeing at Horseshoe Falls
Our day starts with the magnificent Horse Shoe Falls’ view followed by the visit of the picturesque village of Niagara on The Lake.

Sightseeing at HTO Park
We continue to Toronto, the financial capital of Canada. We visit the HTO Park, Brookfield Place - home of the Hockey Hall of Fame - City Hall and The Distillery Historic District.

Sightseeing at Brookfield Place
Lodging
Late afternoon depart Toronto east along the world famous Lake Ontario for an evening arrival to the 1000 Islands area (in April, based on weather’s conditions we may return to Niagara Falls for overnight).
Overnight Gananoque – Comfort Inn (April- Niagara Falls – Wyndham Super 8)

Day 3

Boating (Cruise) at Thousand Islands
We start the day with a cruise through the amazing 1000 Islands along the St. Laurence River that was navigated about 500 years ago by the French explorer Jacques Cartier. See the houses of the rich and famous built atop private islands - such as Boldt Castle and Heart Island.

Lodging
Evening arrival to our hotel in New Jersey.
Overnight New Jersey – La Quinta Inn and Suites, Clifton, NJ

Day 4

Sightseeing at Liberty Bell
Depart from New Jersey to Pennsylvania and to the city of brotherly love Philadelphia. Arriving in the historic area of Philadelphia we visit the famous Liberty Bell, one of the symbols of freedom in America, Constitution square and Congress Hall. Stroll Elfreth’s alley the oldest continuously inhabited street in America.

Sightseeing at Philadelphia
Continue on a panoramic tour of Philadelphia that includes the financial district, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Historic Philadelphia and more. Departing Philadelphia we see the famous “Rocky Steps” and then continue to Lancaster county home of the Amish people.

Sightseeing (Buggy Tour)
We start our 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.

Local Flavor (Markets & Textiles)
After the ride we visit the marketplace where we can shop for handmade arts crafts and products.

Lodging
In the late afternoon we depart east for an evening arrival in Washington DC. Overnight: Wyndham Garden, Washington DC.

Day 5

Sightseeing at Thomas Jefferson Memorial
Start the day with a visit of Thomas Jefferson Memorial, by the Tidal Basin, surrounded with famous Japanese cherry blossom trees.

Sightseeing at Arlington National Cemetery
Visit the Arlington National Cemetery, the Changing of the Guard and the Kennedy family gravesite.

Sightseeing at National Air and Space Museum (Washington)
Next stop is Capitol Hill. See the US Capitol and the White House to understand the core of the US government. Continue to the Air and Space Museum before visiting the Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Korea and Vietnam Memorials.

Transportation
In the late afternoon we depart Nord for an evening arrival in New York.

Meeting Location/Transit Details

Grayline Visitor Center .777 8th Avenue, btw 47th & 48th at 07:00 AM.

not included