Washington, D.C., Niagara Falls & New York City 2020-2021
9 days with Collette Vacations Rating:
Day 1 Arlington, Virginia - Tour Begins
On a journey that takes you through Washington, D.C., Niagara Falls, and New York City, discover the quintessential sites of the East Coast. Your journey begins in the nation’s capital: Washington, D.C. Immerse yourself in the epic story of America.
Day 2 Washington, D.C.
Experience the seat of American democracy with a guided tour of the storied U.S. Capitol Visitor Center. Afterwards, take in the celebrated history of America’s capital on a tour with a local expert. Delight in wonderful views of the White House, National Mall, historic monuments, and famous museums. Along the way, you’ll stop at the moving World War II Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the Korean War Memorial. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner. (B,D)
Day 3 Arlington - Washington, D.C.
Embark on a narrated tour of Arlington National Cemetery, taking you to the Tomb of the Unknowns and the John F. Kennedy gravesite. Then, get a glimpse into the life of the President when you visit the White House Visitor Center. Explore the history of legendary 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and see artifacts from the White House collection. Then, it’s your choice! Step into the pages of history and uncover some of the treasures of the Smithsonian Institution with a visit to the National Air and Space Museum -OR- the National Museum of American History. Tonight you may choose to join an optional twilight tour of D.C. including dinner. (B)
Day 4 Arlington - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Head north towards Pittsburgh, a thriving city that sits at the junction of historic architecture and modern technology. In the early 20th century, Pittsburgh functioned as a booming industrial capital by producing steel. En route to the city, stop for lunch at a charming, historic tavern dating back to the 1700s. After arriving in “Steel City,” scale the side of Mt. Washington with a ride on the Duquesne Incline. Completed in 1877, this funicular and track were recently restored to carry travelers to the top of the lookout point. From the observation deck, marvel at the best view of Pittsburgh while learning about this illustrious city with a local guide. (B,L)
Day 5 Pittsburgh - Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
As you journey to Niagara Falls, travel through the Great Lakes port of Erie, sheltered by Presque Isle Peninsula, a natural bay formed on the southeast shore of Lake Erie. Take in views of the lake on one side and Erie’s wine country, the largest grape-growing region east of the Rockies, on the other. This evening, enjoy dinner while admiring an awe-inspiring view of Niagara Falls. (B,D)
Day 6 Niagara Falls
Experience the wonder of Niagara Falls from a different perspective when you embark on a boat cruise to the base of the falls.* Be amazed by the power of the falls as you witness the thundering water from up-close. This afternoon, enjoy some free time to discover the area on your own. (B)
Day 7 Niagara Falls - Corning, New York, U.S.A. - New York City
Travel back across the U.S. border to New York. En route to New York City, enjoy a visit to the Corning Museum of Glass. Dedicated to the art, history, and science of glass, this museum was established in 1951 and contains a world-renowned glass-working school. Not only does the museum hold the most comprehensive collection of glass in the world, it’s also the site where the technology for the touch screen on the Apple iPhone was developed. After your visit, continue on to New York City, “the city that never sleeps.” (B)
Day 8 New York City
Welcome to New York, New York! After breakfast at a local diner, embrace the city’s energy on a locally guided tour of the “Big Apple.” Find yourself in Greenwich Village, the Wall Street district, Chinatown, and Central Park. You’ll see the Empire State Building and many other time-honored landmarks. Reflect at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, a poignant tribute to the lives lost. Tonight, gather for your final taste of New York City with a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)
Day 9 New York City - Tour Ends
Your tour comes to a close today. Depart with fantastic memories of the Eastern United States and Canada!
All This Included
Get better acquainted with this iconic region of North America on a tour that features Washington, D.C.; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Niagara Falls and New York, New York. Begin your journey in America’s capital city, Washington, D.C., on a guided city tour where you’ll see panoramic views of the Capitol building and the White House. Continue on to Pittsburgh, commonly known as ”Steel City” and “the City of Bridges.” In Niagara Falls, get an up-close look at the mighty falling waters when you cruise to the base of this powerful natural wonder. Your East Coast journey ends in New York City, where you’ll immerse yourself in the energizing bustle of the “Big Apple.” Enjoy a locally guided city tour and visit poignant sites like the 9/11 Museum & Memorial.
Arlington: Courtyard by Marriott Crystal City
Pittsburgh: DoubleTree by Hilton
Niagara Falls: Sheraton on the Falls
New York City: Sheraton Times Square Hotel
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