4-day Niagara Falls, Washington DC, and Philadelphia Tour from New York

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Head north from New York City to experience the best of the Niagara Falls, Philadelphia, Washington DC, and Amish Country. Relax in a climate-controlled coach or van on this exciting 4-day guided tour of the most popular destinations in the North East. All hotel accommodations included. Help create a better planet for everyone to travel and explore. We have partnered with One Tree Planted to plant one tree for every passenger that travels with us along with an extra tree for anyone that books multiple trips.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Empire Vacations

This is a typical itinerary for this product


Stop At: Watkins Glen State Park

SUMMER ITINERARY : 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. Walk through Watkins Glen Canyon to visit the beautiful waterfalls and then continue to Niagara Falls passing Seneca Lake, arriving in the late afternoon .

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: She-Qua-Ga Falls

WINTER ITINERARY goes to Montour Falls instead of Watkins Glen State Park

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Niagara Falls State Park

Tour the US side of Niagara including the American Falls, Goat Island and Luna Island.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Niagara Falls State Park

AMERICAN SIDE: Visit Niagara Falls at night to admire the colorful illuminations. CANADIAN SIDE: Before the night tour of the falls, those crossing to Canada will cross the border to see the illuminated falls on the Canadian side.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Niagara Falls

Travelers that are crossing to Canada will now cross the border while those that stay on the American side with have free time to enjoy the falls before both sides see the evenings amazing light show known as the Illuminated falls. After this everyone will have free time in the evening before returning to the American side for the overnight.

Duration: 2 hour


Stop At: Niagara Falls State Park

Leaving the hotel, hear the thundering water of Niagara Falls. See the magnificent Horseshoe Falls up close and experience the power aboard the Maid of the Mist (May-October). During winter until April when the Maid of the Mist is closed we tour the Power Vista Hydroelectric Station and Cave of the Winds.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: The Crossings Premium Outlets

At noon we depart south to New York State. On the way to New York, enjoy a shopping excursion at one of the large outlet malls along the way (Crossings Premium Outlets or Waterloo Premium Outlets), find your own bargain with brand name stores for less. Evening return to New York.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes


Stop At: Liberty Bell Center

Leave New Jersey for Pennsylvania and the city of Philadelphia. Arrive in the historic area of Philadelphia and 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.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Rocky Statue

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

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Amish Country

Start the 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. After the ride, visit the marketplace to shop for handmade arts crafts and products. In the late afternoon, depart east for an evening arrival in Washington DC.

Duration: 2 hour 30 minutes


Stop At: Jefferson Memorial

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

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Arlington National Cemetery

Visit the Arlington National Cemetery, the Changing of the Guard and the Kennedy family gravesite. Due to security a passport or U.S. ID will be required to enter Arlington Cemetery

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: National Air and Space Museum

The most popular of the Smithsonian museums features the Wright Brothers' 1903 Flyer and Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

We visit the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and visit the extremely popular "Deep Time" exhibit full of real dinosaur fossils including the T-REX and Triceratops. THIS MUSEUM IS A TEMPORARY ATTRACTION WHILE THE AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM IS CLOSED.

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Stop At: Capitol Hill

Next stop is Capitol Hill, home to the Capitol building, Senate, Houses of Representatives, and Supreme Court.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: White House

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. In the late afternoon, set out on the return journey and arrive back in New York in the evening.

Duration: 20 minutes
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