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5 Day Niagara Falls, Toronto and Washington DC from New York

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Highlights

  • See the best of the Toronto and Niagara Region and visit the US Capitol on this five day tour
  • You will have plenty of time to experience the majestic Niagara Falls including an after-dark visit and the famous Maid of the Mist boat ride
  • Visit Niagara on the Lake en-route to Toronto
  • In Toronto you will have an introductory sightseeing tour as well as time to explore on your own
  • Start your journey to Washington DC with a cruise through the 1000 islands of the St Lawrence River
  • 2 days in Washington DC which combines guided sightseeing and time to explore on your own
  • The tour is escorted by an English speaking guide, conducted in an air-conditioned vehicle and includes accommodation in carefully selected hotels

Overview

Marvel at mighty Niagara, cruise the great St Lawrence River, visit Toronto and Washington DC and shop your heart out. These are just some of the many delights on this fabulous five-day tour from New York.

Travel through forested mountains to Niagara Falls. Admire the foaming torrent by day and when spectacularly lit up at night.

Next day, go by boat through clouds of spray for a close look at the Falls. Then, set off to explore Toronto, the largest city in the world’s biggest country.

On the third day, move on to the vast waterway of the St Lawrence. Cruise the water wonderland of the 1000 Islands and glimpse the mansions of the great and famous.

Shop till you drop at one of the great outlet malls on the way south. When you reach Washington DC, spend two days touring the highlights of the world’s most influential city.

Itinerary

Day 1: New York - Finger Lakes - Niagara Falls

Your exciting five-day excursion from New York crosses the Canadian border to Niagara Falls and the St Lawrence River, before heading south to Washington DC and back up to the Big Apple. At the start of your trip, you will be picked up from 777 8th Ave – Between 47th & 48th street at New York Airport Service in a deluxe air-conditioned vehicle.

With your bilingual guide, you will drive north through the beautiful Delaware Gap to Watkins Glen State Park in the Finger Lakes region.

You will stop for lunch (payable direct) at lovely Watkins Glen and can take a stroll through the gorge to the famous waterfalls. Afterwards, continue your journey passing Seneca Lake on the way. You will arrive at Niagara Falls in the late afternoon.

Tour the American side of the Falls including the American Falls, Goat Island, and Three Sisters Islands. In the evening, enjoy the spectacle of the Falls illuminated in glowing colors.

You will stay overnight at the Executive Inn Super 8, 0.6 miles (1 km) from Niagara Falls. It is a two-star hotel with a restaurant, two swimming pools and a fitness center. The comfortable rooms have all modern amenities including cable television and internet access. It provides complimentary continental breakfast.

Day 2: Niagara Falls - Toronto - 1000 Islands

After breakfast, you will visit Horseshoe Falls (largest of the three Falls) for a close-up look.

In summer (01 May to 31 Oct) you will board the 'Maid of the Mist' for a 45-minute boat tour through the mist and spray to the base of the Falls.

In spring (01 Apr to 30 Apr), you will take the Scenic Tunnels tour (approx. 1 hour) and see the Falls from behind.

In summer, you will depart around noon to the picturesque village of Niagara on The Lake before going on to Toronto.

In spring, you will omit this part of the tour and go straight to Toronto.

After arriving in Toronto, you will see the stunning modern architecture of City Hall, the fine Parliament building, and Eaton Center shopping complex .

In summer, you will leave Toronto and travel east along Lake Ontario for an evening arrival at the 1000 Islands area. You stay overnight at Gananoque – Clarion Inn, a three-star hotel with restaurant, indoor pool, sauna, and fitness center. The hotel is located in the beautiful Bay of Quinte tourist region and the comfortable rooms have all modern amenities.

In winter, you will return to Niagara Falls from Toronto, and stay a second night at Executive Inn Super 8 .

Day 3: 1000 Islands - New York

In summer (01 May to 31 Oct), you will start the day with a 1.5 hour cruise through the 1000 Islands along the St Lawrence River. As you sail through this garden of woods and water, look out for the houses of the rich and famous perched on private islands.

In spring (01 Apr to 30 Apr), instead of the cruise, you will spend time (approx. 40 minutes) visiting the magnificent Welland Canal Locks. Part of the great St. Lawrence Seaway, the Welland Canal moves huge ships up and down the Niagara escarpment. You will then visit the picturesque village of Niagara on the Lake, where you will have lunch (payable direct).

In the afternoon (spring and summer schedules), you will head to New York State. On the way, you can enjoy a shopping excursion at a large outlet mall, where there are amazing bargains on brand name goods.

In the evening, you will arrive in New Jersey and will stay overnight at La Quinta Inn and Suites.

Day 4: New Jersey - Washington DC

You will depart New Jersey and drive south, crossing the states of Delaware and Maryland for a mid-morning arrival at Capitol Hill.

You will see the buildings at the heart of the US government – the The Capitol, home to the US Congress, and The White House, official residence and principal workplace of the President of the United States.

You will continue to the renowned National Air and Space Museum, which has the largest collection of aircraft and spacecraft in the world, before going on to the National Mall.

Here, you will see iconic monuments honoring two Presidents – the neo-classical Lincoln Memorial, built in memory of President Abraham Lincoln, and the Washington Monument, a towering obelisk commemorating the first US president, George Washington.

You will also see two important and moving war memorials, the Korea Memorial, in memory of those who fell in the 1950-1953 Korean War, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, honoring members of the armed services lost in the Vietnam War.

You will stay overnight at the Howard Johnson Cheverly Hotel.

Day 5: Washington DC- New York

Start the day with a visit to Arlington National Cemetery, where nearly 300,000 veterans and military casualties are buried. At the Cemetery you will also see the elaborate Changing of The Guard Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns.

You will also have the chance to view the Kennedy Family Gravesite, the final resting place of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, his widow, Jacqueline (Jackie) Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, and two of his young children. Robert F. Kennedy's grave is nearby.

Next, you can visit the US Mint and discover how the US government keeps the dollar safe from counterfeiters.

We then head north to Lancaster county home of the Amish people. We start our 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 we visit the Amish marketplace where we can shop for handmade arts crafts and products. In the late afternoon we depart east for an evening arrival in New York.

At the end of your amazing tour of ‘The American Triangle’, you will be dropped back at the starting point at New York Airport Service.

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

01 Apr – 31 Oct: Sunday

Duration

5 Days /4 Nights

Start time

Start time: 07:00am
Duration: 5 Days /4 Nights

Meeting point

The tour departs from 777 8th Ave – Bet 47th & 48th street.
Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time..

Ending point

The tour ends at the starting point

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Inclusions

  • 4 nights’ hotel accommodation (including tax)
  • 3 Continental breakfast (For all other meals the guide will stop at various locations and passengers will have different options to purchase food.)
  • Sightseeing in Niagara-falls, Toronto and Washington DC
  • 45-minute Maid of the Mist boat ride (01 May to 31 Oct), or 1 hour Scenic Tunnels visit (01 Apr to 30 Apr)
  • 1.5-hour 1000 Islands cruise (01 May to 31 Oct)
  • English speaking guide
  • Transportation in a deluxe air-conditioned vehicle (van, mini-bus or coach)

Exclusions

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Lunches & Dinners

Do/Dont's

Wear comfortable clothing and bring warm clothes with you, plus extra garments to change into. Take a hat, sunblock and swimwear, and don’t forget your camera and the documents for crossing the border between the USA and Canada, eg passports and visas

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Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all details.

Please carry valid travel documents while entering or leaving the US. Please make sure in advance that the Canadian visa requirements are met.

Seat rotation occurs at least once during the day in the coach.

If any site featured in the program is not covered due to natural weather disaster, late flights, sickness, accidents or any reason beyond control, no refund shall be made for those services

Luggage is limited to one piece per person with the following dimensions: 21" X 12" X 12" (46cm x 30cm x 30cm) and a maximum of 22 pounds (10 kgs).

Prices are based on 2 people sharing the same room and if a 3rd person shares the room no extra bed will be provided

Maid of the Mist only operates between May-October

The guide may provide some commentary in a language other than English depending on the needs of the group. Only 1 other language will be spoken.

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Additional info

  • Requirements for entering Canada:
  • Native born U.S. citizens must carry identification papers showing their citizenship such as birth certificate, visa or passport. In addition to these forms, picture ID such as driver's license is recommended. Proof of residence may also be required. You must have birth certificates for all children.
  • Please Note: effective January 1, 2008, all U.S. citizens will be required to present a passport to cross the border and return to the USA.
  • Naturalized U.S. citizens should carry a naturalization certificate or some other evidence of citizenship. Legal, permanent residents of the United States who are not U.S. citizens are advised to carry their Alien Registration Receipt Card (U.S. form I-151 or form I-551)
  • Persons under 18 years of age who are not accompanied by a parent or guardian should bring a notarized letter from a parent or guardian giving them permission to travel to Canada - in addition to their birth certificate. If only one parent is traveling with the child, that parent must possess a notarized letter from the other parent giving permission
  • All persons other than U.S. citizens or legal, permanent residents of the United States require valid passport or an acceptable travel document
  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have
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