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5-Day Tour of America from New York City

4.3 / 5

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Activity provider: Empire Vacations Inc

5-Day Tour of America from New York City

Activity provider: Empire Vacations Inc

From US$ 790 per person

Take a guided 5-day excursion to discover Niagara Falls, Toronto, the 1000 Islands, Philadelphia, Washington DC, and the Amish Country in Lancaster. Enjoy included accommodation and entry tickets.

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Duration 5 days
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English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese

Experience

Itinerary
120 hours
  • New York City

  • Watkins Glen State Park (sightseeing, hiking)

  • Niagara Falls, USA Side (guided tour)

  • American Falls

  • Goat Island

  • Luna Island

  • Maid of the Mist Boat Tour, United States (guided tour, boat cruise)

  • Horseshoe Falls (view)

  • Toronto (guided tour)

  • Thousand Islands, Canada (boat cruise, sightseeing)

  • Philadelphia (guided tour)

  • Liberty Bell

  • Independence Hall

  • Washington, DC (guided tour)

  • Jefferson Memorial

  • Arlington National Cemetery

  • Capitol Hill

  • United States Capitol, Washington DC

  • White House, Washington

  • Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

  • Lincoln Memorial, Washington

  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial

  • Korean War Veterans Memorial

  • New York City

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Explore Watkins Glen State Park in the heart of the Finger Lakes region
  • Tour the American side of the Niagara Falls
  • See the falls up close from Horseshoe Falls
  • Cruise through the amazing 1000 Islands along the St Lawrence River
  • Experience the historic town of Washington DC, with its museums and memorials
Full description

Day 1: NEW YORK – FINGER LAKES – NIAGARA FALLS Depart from the Big Apple heading north where you will pass the beautiful Delaware Water Gap to Watkins Glen State Park in the heart of the Finger Lakes region. Walk through Watkins Glen Canyon to visit the beautiful waterfalls and then continue to Niagara Falls passing Seneca Lake, arriving in the late afternoon. 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, you can appreciate the colorful lighting of the waters. Stay at the Ramada by Wyndham. Day 2: NIAGARA FALLS – TORONTO – 1000 ISLANDS Start with the magnificent Horseshoe Falls view followed by the visit to the picturesque village of Niagara on The Lake. Continue to Toronto, the financial capital of Canada. Visit the HTO Park, Brookfield Place — home of the Hockey Hall of Fame — City Hall, and The Distillery Historic District. Towards the evening, depart Toronto east along the world-famous Lake Ontario for an evening arrival to the 1000 Islands area (in April, based on weather conditions the tour may return to Niagara Falls for overnight). Stay overnight at Gananoque – Comfort Inn (April, Niagara Falls – Ramada by Wyndham). Day 3: 1000 ISLANDS – NEW YORK

Start the day with a cruise through the amazing 1000 Islands along the St. Laurence River. See the houses of the rich and famous built atop private islands — such as Boldt Castle and Heart Island. Enjoy a shopping excursion at one of the large outlet malls along the way. Arrive at your hotel in New Jersey at the La Quinta Inn and Suites. Day 4: NEW JERSEY – PHILADELPHIA – WASHINGTON DC

Depart from New Jersey to Pennsylvania and to the city of brotherly love Philadelphia. Visit the famous Liberty Bell, Constitution square, and Congress Hall. Continue on a panoramic tour of Philadelphia that includes the financial district, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Historic Philadelphia, and more. See the famous “Rocky Steps” and then continue to Lancaster county home of the Amish people. Enjoy an authentic Amish Buggy ride through the Amish farm country. In the late afternoon, depart east for an evening arrival in Washington DC where you will stay at the Fairfield Inn and Suites Alexandria. Day 5: WASHINGTON DC – NEW YORK

Start the day with a visit to Thomas Jefferson Memorial, by the Tidal Basin, surrounded by famous Japanese cherry blossom trees. Visit the Arlington National Cemetery, the Changing of the Guard, and the Kennedy family gravesite. The next stop is Capitol Hill. See the US Capitol and the White House to understand the core of the US government. Continue to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (while the Air and Space Museum is closed due to renovations) before visiting the Lincoln, Korea, and Vietnam Memorials. In the late afternoon, depart for an evening arrival in New York.

Includes
  • 4 nights hotel including tax and continental breakfast
  • Air-conditioned bus or van
  • Tour guide
  • Sightseeing in Niagara Falls, 1000 Islands, Philadelphia, and Washington DC
  • Admission to the Maid of the Mist
  • 1000 Islands cruise (May to October)
  • Amish buggy ride
  • Entrance to Arlington National Cemetery (U.S. ID or passport required)
  • Gratuities
  • Meals
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Date

Meeting point

Outside the side entrance to the Port Authority bus terminal building on 42nd st (between 8th and 9th ave) at 6:30 AM

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport
  • Visa, if required

Know before you go

  • The Air and Space Museum is currently closed for renovation. During this time, the tour will visit the Natural History Museum instead.
  • In the event that parts of this itinerary remain inaccessible due to COVID-19, an alternate itinerary will be provided, with final details available prior to your departure.
  •  Free Wi-Fi is provided on all buses (not vans).
  •  Tour departs every Sunday from April to October.
  • Due to security, a passport or U.S. ID will be required to enter Arlington Cemetery.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 43 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Transportation
    3.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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An excellently organized tour with a perfect tour guide, Brian Montgomery, who went out of his way to accommodate all of our requests and questions. A good value for money and a lot of impressions of this beautiful American triangle! You don't have to drive the route yourself, you don't have to look for hotels yourself and you are shown the most beautiful places in the area, perfect! I would do it again anytime! E&N (12 years) from

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August 7, 2022

Overall, tour was well organised and enjoyable. My 5-day tour was broken up into two legs, with two different tour guides and tour groups. I enjoyed the first leg more. In large part coz of Niagara Falls— totally breathtaking!— but also coz the tour guide was better, and the group was more respectful of punctuality compared to those on the second leg of the tour. The second part of the tour was tainted by tour mates who were almost never punctual (which compromised the itinerary), a smelly bus which reeked of poo (i suspect someone did a no. 2 on the bus toilet despite being advised not to do so), and an itinerary that included a little too much shopping (vs sightseeing/time for museums). Also, on the second leg, due to unforeseen circumstances, there was a last minute hotel change from one in Alexandria, VA to another one in Cheverly, MD. The hotel was good. But i was not sure it was in a safe neighbourhood. However all things considered, i would still recommend the tour

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June 28, 2022

Professional, helpful and friendly guides.

Professional, helpful and friendly guides who had put together the trip in a super good and versatile way. Nice buses and 3 out of 4 hotels really good. However, we had expected the trip to start with Niagara Falls, ie north on and therefore had warm clothes on. Only when the tour started in the bus and the suitcases were under the bus, we were told that the tour instead started in Philadelphia, ie with about 36 degrees, it took some of the pleasure of the trip which became too hot and sweaty. One could well have informed of the change in an email to me. Or a trip I highly recommend to others

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October 10, 2019

Product ID: 9113