Itinerary American Gateway in 4-Day
1st Day: New York – Finger Lakes – Niagara Falls
In the morning, you will depart from the Big Apple heading north on your way to Buffalo you will pass the beautiful Delaware Gap to Watkins Glen State Park in the heart of the Finger Lakes region. Here, you will stop for a walk through Watkins Glen Canyon and visit the stunning waterfalls, after the sightseeing you will continue towards Seneca Lake to reach Niagara Falls in the late afternoon. Once arrived at Niagara Falls you will visit the American Side of the Falls including Goat Island and Sister Island and at night you will tour the falls to appreciate the colorful lighting of the waters. You will spend the night at the: Executive Inn Super 8
2nd Day: Niagara Falls – New Jersey
Leaving the hotel in the morning you will have a chance to explore the falls up-close from the Horse Shoe Falls and you will then hop onboard the historic vessel Maid of the Mist (May-October) for a scenic cruise where you will be able to almost “touch” the falls. In the winter (November to April) you will instead tour the Scenic Tunnels, a journey behind the falls, where you have great photo opportunities. At noon, you will depart south towards New Jersey and on the way, you will stop for a shopping spree at one of the largest outlet malls along the way, find your own bargain! Early evening arrival in New Jersey. You will spend the night at the: La Quinta Inn & Suites Fairfield
3rd Day: New Jersey – Philadelphia – Lancaster Country – Washington DC
In the morning you will leave New Jersey and head south to reach Philadelphia. Upon arrival, you will embark on a panoramic tour that includes: Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Elfert Alley, the oldest inhabited street in America, and much more. You will arrive at the famous and historic Constitution Square where you will visit some of the oldest monuments in America including Constitution Hall and the famous Liberty Bell. Leaving Philadelphia, you will pass by the famous “Rocky Steps”, the 72 stone steps before the entrance of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. You will leave Philadelphia and proceed towards Lancaster County home of the Amish people. You will start with a ride on an authentic Amish Buggy (the traditional Amish carriage) through the Amish farm country, and learn how this community still leaves without the use of modern technology such as electricity, running water, telephone service or general appliances. After the ride, you will visit the characteristic Amish marketplace where you can find extraordinary handmade arts crafts and typical products. In the late afternoon, we start to get to Washington DC. You will spend the night at the: Wyndham Garden Washington DC North BW Parkway.
4th Day: Washington DC – New York
In the morning you will start with a visit to the Memorial dedicated to Thomas Jefferson, the area is known as the Tidal Basin, if you are lucky to do this tour during the spring you will be enchanted by cherry trees that surrounds it. This time of year Washington has a popular National Cherry Blossom Festival, next we will visit the famous Arlington National Cemetery to assist at the changing of the guards and visit the Kennedy family gravesite. The tour will continue to see Capitol Hill, the White House, the Mall, where all major museums are located, and where you will stop for a visit to the Air and Space Museum, you will then proceed towards the national monuments park and you will visit some of the most important memorials including the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Memorial, Martin Luther King, and Korean War Memorial and Vietnam Memorial. Late afternoon departure to New York for an early evening arrival.
Available: All year round - Monday
(Starting April 2022 Monday - Tuesday and Saturday)
On Saturday the reverse itinerary (New York Philadelphia Washington - Washington DC New Jersey - New Jersey Finger Lakes Niagara Falls - Niagara Falls New York)
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