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Insight Vacations Classic Mid-Atlantic (Summer 2017) (AMID)

10 Days from Washington DC to New York City Print
Tour Style: Premium Trip
USA, Canada and South America 2017
Visits: United States

Between the big ticket items of New York, Washington, D.C. and Niagara Falls, this fascinating journey runs the gamut of American history and surprises with an eclectic mix of visits that are pure Americana.This moderately paced tour has been expertly planned, with time to experience the famous sights and landmarks of each city visited.

ADDITIONAL INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS

  • Washington, D.C.: See the The White House and Capitol.
  • Niagara Falls: Browse the shops and galleries of Niagara-on-the-Lake.
  • Philadelphia: View Independence Hall and visit the Liberty Bell. Explore the Independence National Historic Park.
  • New York: During your guided tour see the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building and Central Park.

AUTHENTIC REGIONAL FLAVOURS

  • Pittsburgh: Enjoy a Highlight Dinner at LeMont, Pittsburgh's only Five-Star Diamond restaurant where delicious cuisine is complemented by breathtaking city views.
  • New York: The foodie culture in this city is legendary. Find out why at your farewell Celebration Dinner with wine.
  • Niagara Falls: Stop at a local winery on the Niagara Peninsula for a taste.
  • Niagara Falls: An unforgettable musical celebration of Canada, at dinner, meeting singing Mounties, lumberjacks, Anne of Green Gables and a hockey player, paying tribute to over 30 of Canada's professional recording artists.
  • Philadelphia: Choose from a selection of restaurants for your Dine-Around evening.
  • 1 Welcome Dinner (WD), 9 Full Breakfasts (FB), 1 Highlight Dinner (HD), 1 Signature Evening (SE), 1 Dine-Around (DA) and 1 Celebration Dinner (CD)

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES

  • Washington, D.C.: Your ‘monumental' guided tour includes the Lincoln Memorial and WWII Memorial.
  • Gettysburg: Gain a deeper understanding of the infamous battle–a major turning point in the Civil War.
  • Niagara Falls: Greet the howling spray, wind and thunder at the base of the falls aboard your cruise.
  • Corning: At the ultra-modern Corning Museum of Glass, watch artisans at work and sandblast your own keepsake.
  • Lancaster: Step back in time to gain a fascinating insight into the lifestyle of the Pennsylvania Amish.
  • New York: View Manhattan's skyscrapers, Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty from your harbour cruise.
  • New York: Enjoy sweeping skyline views from the Top of the Rock Observation Deck at Rockefeller Center.

STAY AT THE BEST ADDRESSES

  • Washington D.C.: At the Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection, you'll stay just half a mile from The White House.
  • Niagara Falls: Insight ensures you don't miss out on scenic locations. Your luxurious Marriott hotel is situated closest to the falls and each room has stunning views.
  • New York: For city centre hotel locations, you can't beat the Marriott Marquis set in New York City's Times Square.

ADDITIONAL FIVE STAR SERVICES

  • An expert Insight Tour Director, at the pinnacle of their career, will guide you on your journey. Serving as your 'travelling concierge', this skilled guide will act as consummate organiser and be your 'friend in a foreign land'.
  • Enjoy the unique comfort of Insight's luxury air-conditioned 40 seat coach with extended leg room and on-board restroom. It's business class comfort.
  • A personal radio headset gives you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating insights and commentaries.
  • Baggage handling everywhere, with seamless and prompt delivery to your door at every hotel.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. Plus we include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi.
  • Insight Flourishes - from time to time, your Tour Director will enchant you with local tidbits, each representing authentic food or beverages unique to the destination.
  • Included airport transfers on Day 1 and Day 10.

Insight Vacations Tour Itinerary

Day: 1 A Monumental Time in Washington, D.C
Welcome to Washington, D.C., the nation's capital. On arrival at the airport, your transfer takes you to your luxurious hotel, proclaimed by President Truman to be Washington, D.C.'s ‘Second Best Address' after The White House. At 18:00, join your Tour Director for a Welcome Reception and an opportunity to get to know each other over drinks and a light meal.(WD)
Day: 2 Washington, D.C. Sightseeing
In the morning, immerse yourself in the proud heritage of a nation. Join a Local Expert to view The White House, the striking Washington Monument and sprawling National Mall. Reflect on the country's most turbulent days at the Lincoln Memorial and the somber World War II Memorial. The rest of the day is at leisure to chart your own course through the capital. Suggestions include one of the renowned Smithsonian museums or a stroll around Dupont Circle.(FB)
Day: 3 Gettysburg and Pittsburgh
Depart for Gettysburg. Cannons blazing, trumpets sounding, the blue and the gray – your Local Expert uncovers it all at the site of one of the Civil War's most pivotal battles. Just four months after the historic struggle, the battlefield was also the backdrop for Abraham Lincoln's call for ‘a new birth of freedom' in his famed Gettysburg Address. Move on to Pittsburgh, the City of Bridges. Enjoy a Highlight Dinner at the area's only Five-Star Diamond restaurant where delicious cuisine is complemented by breathtaking views of the city at night.(FB / HD)
Day: 4 Niagara Falls
Start your day with a visit to the Cathedral of Learning. Listed in the National Registry of Historic Places, this 535-foot tall (163 metre), 42 story Pittsburgh landmark is the centrepiece of the University of Pittsburgh's main campus. One of the cathedral's most interesting features consists of 28 ‘Nationality Rooms'—classrooms designed by members of the community in the styles of different nations and ethnic groups. Continue north to cross the border and into Niagara Falls where your hotel overlooks the majestic Horseshoe Falls in all its glory.(FB)
Day: 5 Niagara Up Close
In the morning, get a close-up look at the thundering falls during a cruise to the base of the cascades. Browse the shops and galleries of Niagara-on-the-Lake. The region's climate is ideal for wine-making so stop at a local winery for a taste. Embark on a night of pure fun with a Signature Evening at the award-winning 'Oh Canada Eh?' Dinner Show, a musical celebration of all things Canadian that pays tribute to over 30 of Canada's professional recording artists. A dinner is served to you by one of the show's lively characters.(FB / SE)
Day: 6 On to Lancaster
Continue your discovery of the Mid-Atlantic's unique characteristics with a visit to the ultra-modern Corning Museum of Glass. Learn about the art, history, culture, technology, science, craft and design that tells the riveting story of the museum's single material–glass. Watch master artisans at work as they form the raw material into delicate shapes and figures and sandblast your own keepsake. Later, arrive in Lancaster.(FB)
Day: 7 The Amish Country and Philadelphia.
Roll back in time to explore the rural back roads of Pennsylvania's Lancaster County with a Local Expert. Learn about the traditional agricultural lifestyle of the Amish and the Mennonites, who live much the same as they did when they first settled here over 200 years ago. Then it's on to Philadelphia where in the evening, your Tour Director offers you a selection of local restaurants for your Dine-Around Evening.(FB / DA)
Day: 8 A Bite of the Big Apple
Walk in the footsteps of Benjamin Franklin in the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia. Amid ‘America's Most Historic Square Mile'; view Independence Hall, visit the Liberty Bell and enjoy some time on your own to explore Independence National Historic Park. Then it's on to New York City. In the afternoon, enjoy a harbour cruise for glittering views of Manhattan's skyline, Ellis Island and the towering Statue of Liberty. The evening is at leisure. Your hotel is located in the heart of Times Square and the Broadway theatre district.(FB)
Day: 9 Exploring NYC
Take a bite of the Big Apple on a tour of the city's highlights with a Local Expert. See the towering Empire State Building, the mirrored peak of the iconic Chrysler Building and expansive Central Park, designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. Then ascend to the Top of the Rock, the 70th floor of the Rockefeller Building, for a sweeping view of the skyscrapers, parks, rivers and urban canyons that make up the teeming isle of Manhattan. At night, join your Tour Director for a lively Celebration Dinner at a local restaurant and toast to new friends and fantastic memories.(FB / CD)
Day: 10 Depart New York City
Bid farewell this morning and take your complimentary transfer to JFK, Newark International Airports or La Guardia Airport for your flight home.(FB)

Available Room Types: Single, Twin, TwinShare, Triple

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