Washington DC & New York City Tour - Cosmos®

New York, Niagara Falls & Washington DC with New York City (8002)

10 Day Tour from New York City to New York City

2018 Tour Details

Historic sites, thrilling cities, and awe-inspiring scenery…these are the perfect words to describe this East Coast tour featuring New York City, Niagara Falls, Philadelphia, and Washington DC. You’ll spend four nights in New York City, two nights in Niagara Falls and the Washington DC area, and one night in Philadelphia. You’ll also visit Corning, New York, once voted Most Fun Small Town in America.

On this affordable vacation, sightseeing or an orientation tour is included in each city. In New York City, see the major attractions, including Broadway, Wall Street, the Empire State Building, and more. Two extra nights in New York City at the end of your tour give you the opportunity to discover the city’s sights and to join optional activities, such as a Manhattan harbor cruise. In Philadelphia, see the historic landmarks. In Washington DC, visit Arlington National Cemetery, where John and Robert Kennedy are laid to rest; the Lincoln and National WWII Memorials; and the Washington Monument. Also enjoy photo stops at Capitol Hill and the White House.

This East Coast tour also features gorgeous scenery. Enjoy drives through the picturesque Poconos and through the beautiful Appalachian Mountains into the Susquehanna River Valley. But that’s not all…wait until you witness breathtaking Niagara Falls! Be sure to have your camera ready as you enjoy a sightseeing cruise past the world-famous falls. During your free time in Niagara Falls, perhaps visit the Butterfly Conservatory, Great Gorge Adventure, or Botanical Gardens, or ride the aerial cable car.

From the bustling cities to the majestic scenery, this East Coast tour is a great vacation for savvy travelers. You’re sure to arrive home with plenty of stories and photos to share.
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 Tour Highlights

Sightseeing:

In New York City, Niagara Falls, and Washington DC; orientation tour in Philadelphia, Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise, Arlington National Cemetery, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, National WWII Memorial, Capitol Hill, and the White House.

Guides:

Local Guides for city sightseeing in New York City and Washington DC; services of a professional Tour Director; local host service in New York City, where information is provided for independent exploration and dining.

Scenic Highlights:

New York, Pocono Mountains, Niagara Falls, Philadelphia, and Washington DC.

Notes:

Enjoy the fall colors of New York and surrounding areas on our special fall foliage departures: September 6 to October 2 (if Mother Nature permits).

Transportation:

Transportation:
Private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 NEW YORK CITY

Welcome to the “Big Apple!” Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.

Day 2 NEW YORK CITY

New York City is one of the world’s most exciting cities, buzzing with atmosphere and packed with fascinating sights. On today’s sightseeing tour, see the major attractions—Broadway, the Empire State Building, Greenwich Village, bustling Chinatown, City Hall, Wall Street, and Trinity Church. This evening, choose from the city’s many fine restaurants or maybe take in a Broadway show.

Day 3 NEW YORK CITY–CORNING–NIAGARA FALLS

Depart Manhattan, heading across New Jersey through the Poconos and into upstate New York, arriving in Corning midday. Late this afternoon, cross the border to the Canadian side of the Niagara River in Ontario. Spend the next two nights in beautiful Niagara Falls.

Day 4 NIAGARA FALLS

This morning, enjoy a sightseeing excursion to Niagara Falls that includes a SIGHTSEEING CRUISE past the world-famous falls. Your afternoon is free, so consider visiting the Butterfly Conservatory, Great Gorge Adventure, Botanical Gardens, and Niagara Parks Greenhouse, or maybe ride the aerial cable car.

NOTE:
Operation of the Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise is subject to favorable weather and/or river conditions. When weather is unfavorable, a walking tour through the scenic tunnels will be substituted.

Day 5 NIAGARA FALLS–PHILADELPHIA

Head southeast through the Appalachian Mountains and into the Susquehanna River Valley. Then, on to the handsome city of Philadelphia for an overnight stay.

Day 6 PHILADELPHIA–WASHINGTON DC AREA

The birthplace of American independence, the “City of Brotherly Love” is steeped in history. Your morning orientation tour focuses on the historic landmarks, then on to the U.S. capital and seat of government, Washington DC, for a 2-night stay. Later, join the optional outing, featuring dinner and a tour of the city’s most famous monuments and memorials.

Day 7 WASHINGTON DC AREA

The nation’s capital is a sightseeing treasure trove, and your half-day tour with a Local Guide features a visit to ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY to see the graves of American heroes, including those of John and Robert Kennedy. After, the Lincoln and National WWI Memorials, Washington Monument, and photo stops at Capitol Hill, the White House, and other well-known sights. The afternoon is free. Your Tour Director will make suggestions for independent exploration.

Day 8 WASHINGTON DC AREA–NEW YORK CITY

Continue by motorcoach into New York City and check into the Excelsior Hotel for the next two nights.

Day 9 NEW YORK CITY

Stay a little longer in the Big Apple and discover the sights this amazing city has to offer. During your free time in Manhattan, take advantage of several optional activities, such as a helicopter flight over the “City That Never Sleeps,” a ride up to the 86th floor of the Empire State Building, or a Manhattan harbor cruise. Your local host can help arrange these and other excursions, as well as offer useful shopping and dining tips.

Day 10 NEW YORK CITY

The trip ends today with guests departing on individual schedules. Airport transfers are provided to Kennedy, LaGuardia, or Newark International Airports.

 Tour Director

With Cosmos, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

DARYL JENKINS

Escorting tours for more than 5 years

After a trip to Moscow in 2006, I developed an insatiable desire for travel. I really enjoy working with people, so tour directing seemed like a natural fit. I believe travel is vital to becoming a more well-rounded person. Exposure to other people and cultures gives us a better understanding of just how much we all have in common. I enjoy being able to share places and experiences that I love with others-I look forward to seeing you on the road!

Tour Director - DARYL JENKINS

 Accommodations

NEW YORK CITY Excelsior Hotel Manhattan (MF)
NIAGARA FALLS Best Western Plus Cairn Croft Hotel (F)
PHILADELPHIA Hampton Inn Philadelphia (ST)
WASHINGTON DC Crowne Plaza Old Town Alexandria

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


New York City
Niagara Falls
Philadelphia
Washington DC

New York City

Helicopter Tours

Helicopter Tours

No visit to New York City is complete without a dazzling and incredible helicopter tour for a bird's eye view of this incredible city.

Price Range: $$$$

Broadway Shows

Broadway Shows

No trip to New York is complete without attending a Broadway show. From the newest musical sensation to perennial favorites, there is something for everyone on Broadway!

Price Range: $$$

90-Minute Skyline Cruise

90-Minute Skyline Cruise

This fully narrated cruise offers introduces visitors to the impressive NYC skyline and so many of the most famous landmarks.

Price Range: $

Top of the Rock

Top of the Rock

Ascend 70 floors into the sky and take in sweeping 360-degree city views from three viewing decks.

Price Range: $

Empire State Building

Empire State Building

Get skyward and discover what the city looks like when you are 1,050 feet high at the top of New York's most iconic skyscraper, the Empire State Building.

Price Range: $

Niagara Falls

Niagara Helicopter Sightseeing

Niagara Helicopter Sightseeing

Take a thrilling ride over the most famous falls in North America. As the helicopter gently lifts off the awe-inspiring views of the Niagara Region begin to appear below.

Price Range: $$$

Skylon Tower Dinner

Skylon Tower Dinner

Niagara Falls dining is quite literally taken to the top at this famous Revolving Dining Room at 775 feet above the Falls.

Price Range: $$

Philadelphia

Philadelphia Carriage Tour

Philadelphia Carriage Tour

Enjoy an evening horse-drawn carriage ride from Independence Hall with a knowledgeable guide. A wonderful way to see this historic city!

Price Range: $

Washington DC

Dinner and National Monuments by Night

Dinner and National Monuments by Night

The evening starts with dinner at a favorite local restaurant and is capped off with an illumination tour of several of DC's most famous memorials. A beautiful city any time of day, it is especially beautiful at night!

Price Range: $$

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