This is a fun filled 4-day tour that includes Niagara Falls sightseeing in some of the most fascinating major cities on the East Coast, including New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. This is a unique, eco-positive tour by an earth-friendly company, and each tour participant will have a tree planted in his or her honor!
- For every reservation there must be at least 1 person who is 18 years of age. This person will be responsible for the behavior and wellbeing of any passengers on this reservation. - Children under 2 years of age travel free of charge, from age 2-14 children rate applies. - Rates are subject to change at any time. Reservations made prior to any price change will be honored at the rate that was valid at the time of confirmation. - Reservations without payment will be automatically cancelled. - Tours are scheduled to end between 08:00 – 09:00 pm, this is an estimated time only. Actual time may change based upon local conditions. A verbal confirmation different from the timing here estimated will not replace/override it. - Luggage is limited to one piece and a small carry on per person - no restrictions on size/weight. - All passengers are required to have proper identification when entering or leaving the United States. - Smoking is not permitted on the motor coach. Stops are provided in route. - Seat rotation occurs at the discretion of the guide. - Empire Vacations, reserves the right to refuse carriage to passengers whose behavior makes it a hardship to the tour escort to conduct the tour or for the tour passengers general wellbeing or enjoyment of the tour program. - If the services included in the tour cannot be delivered or there are any changes in the itinerary beyond the control of the operator, Empire Vacations, reserves the exclusive right to make any change to the itinerary or price without prior notice. - Empire Vacationss is not responsible if the tour will not visit any sites featured in the program due to weather natural disasters, late flights, sickness, accidents or any other reason beyond our control. In this event there is no refund for services not used including hotels. The tour participant agrees that neither Empire Vacations, nor its affiliates shall be liable for any delay, damage, loss, personal injury, and death and property loss resulting from any action or omission.
This is a 4-day tour of the major tourist destinations on the East Coast. *We also offer a 4-day tour of the U.S. West Coast (San Francisco, Las Vegas, etc.). If you are interested in, [click here](https://experiences.travel.rakuten.co.jp/experiences/26013?l-id=26009_description). **Day 1: NEW YORK – FINGER LAKES – NIAGARA FALLS** 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 (winter itinerary goes to Montour Falls instead of Watkins Glen State Park). Tour the US side of Niagara including the American Falls, Goat Island and Luna Island. At night enjoy Niagara Falls where you can appreciate the colorful lighting of the waters. **Day 2: NIAGARA FALLS – NEW JERSEY** 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, along with a visit to the Cave of the winds. 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, find your own bargain with brand name stores for less. Evening arrival to our hotel in New Jersey. **Day 3: NEW JERSEY – PHILADELPHIA – WASHINGTON DC** 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. 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”, then continue north to Lancaster county home of the Amish people. Ride on an authentic Amish Buggy ride through the Amish farm country. Learn how Amish culture survived centuries without the benefits of technology, to this day their towns survive without the central power and sewage systems, that modern civilazation takes for granted. We learn how the Amish adapted, incorporating technology to create farms that are self sufficient and make use of renewable sources of energy. After the ride we visit the Amish marketplace where we can shop for handmade arts crafts and products. We depart then for DC where will have our overnight. **Day 4: WASHINGTON DC – NEW YORK** Start the day with a visit of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, by the Tidal Basin, surrounded with famous Japanese cherry blossom trees. Visit the Arlington National Cemetery, the changing of the guard and the Kennedy family gravesite. 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 Air and Space Museum is closed due to renovations) before visiting the Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Korea and Vietnam Memorials. In the late afternoon, we depart north for an evening arrival in New York.