7-DAY USA EAST COAST
7-day group tour of New York, Philadelphia, Washington D.C, Harrisburg, Hershey, Corning, and Niagara Falls
From New York to Niagara Falls
Departure: Thursdays from New York
From big city bustle in New York to a slice of history in the National Capital, this 7-day trip captures the rollicking history and modern energy of the U.S East Coast. Experience the pulsating heart of New York City, explore the great museums of Washington DC, and get soaked on the boat at Niagara Falls while enjoying the warmth, comfort, and safety of traveling with a like-minded group and access to Indian food.
DAY 01 : ARRIVE IN NEW YORK - TIMES SQUARE
Arrive at JFK airport. You will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel in Manhattan. Check in to the hotel after 3 p.m. (requests for early check in are at the hotel’s discretion and subject to availability at the time of arrival).
Meet your tour director at 7 p.m. in the hotel lobby to start the tour. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner at an Indian restaurant (walking distance from the hotel).
Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Accommodation, 2 Nights
Sheraton Times Square.
DAY 02 : NEW YORK CITY SIGHTSEEING
After breakfast, visit SUMMIT One Vanderbilt at the top of midtown Manhattan’s tallest skyscraper, where you will find one of the best views of the city, from rare up-close views of the Chrysler Building to the Empire State Building and Central Park. Your experience begins with an atmospheric elevator ride to the 91st floor where you’re greeted by a massive, mirrored room that looks out over New York City. You can also check out Levitation, a glass skybox that lets you feel as if you’re floating one-thousand feet above Madison Avenue.
Take a ferry ride from Battery Park to the Liberty Park and visit the famous Statue of Liberty. Have lunch at Liberty Island.
Next, go on a City Tour of New York with an experienced tour guide. Enjoy a drive-by tour of the bustling city with photo stops at famous attractions such as the United Nations, Central Park, Rockefeller Center, Vessel (Hudson Yard), Brooklyn Bridge, and the Bull at Wall Street.
In the evening, enjoy a sumptuous dinner at an Indian restaurant. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 03 : PHILADELPHIA - WASHINGTON D.C
Get an early start to your day and depart for Philadelphia (2 hours). Upon arrival, enjoy an entertaining guided tour of the city. See the city's important sites and landmarks on your tour route, as your expert guide mixes fun and history into an interactive tour experience.
After lunch in Philadelphia, drive to National Harbor near Washington D.C. This vibrant Waterfront District on the banks of the Potomac river offers more than 75 boutique shops, restaurants and entertainment options along picturesque tree-lined promenades. It is highly recognized for its iconic Capital Wheel, a 180-foot observation wheel offering panoramic views that include DC monuments. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner en route at an Indian restaurant before checking into your hotel. Overnight stay in Washington D.C.
Accommodation, 1 Night
Marriott Tysons Corner.
DAY 04 : WASHINGTON D.C SIGHTSEEING - HERSHEY - HARRISBURG
Enjoy an expert guided city tour of Washington DC, where you will visit the famous sights of the capital city such as the iconic White House and the Jefferson, Lincoln, Washington and Vietnam Veterans Memorials.
Visit the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, a prestigious museum that holds the world's most extensive collection of natural history specimens and human artifacts including the remains of dinosaurs and tools used by early man.
After lunch, drive to Harrisburg.
Visit Hershey’s Chocolate World where you can enjoy chocolate tasting sessions and experience the fun and informative Hershey’s Great American Chocolate Tour Ride.
Enjoy a sumptuous dinner at an Indian restaurant, and check in to the hotel for overnight stay in Harrisburg.
Accommodation, 1 Night
DAY 05 : CAPITOL TOUR - CORNING - NIAGARA FALLS
Tour the Capitol of Pennsylvania in downtown Harrisburg. The State Capitol is often referred to as a "palace of art" because of its many sculptures, murals and stained-glass windows, most of which are Pennsylvania themed. (Guided tour is subject to availability and timing).
After lunch, drive to Corning to check out the world’s most comprehensive Glass collection at the Corning Museum of Glass.
Proceed to Niagara Falls (3 hours). En route, enjoy a sumptuous dinner at an Indian restaurant. Upon arrival, experience the magic of Niagara Falls at night, where you can see the Falls lit up in the colors of the rainbow. Check in to the hotel for overnight in Niagara Falls.
Accommodation, 2 Nights
Sheraton Niagara Falls.
DAY 06 : SHOPPING - NIAGARA FALLS SIGHTSEEING
After breakfast at hotel, visit the Fashion Outlet Mall for a relaxing shopping experience with designer brand labels and great deals.
Lunch at the mall.
After lunch, visit the world famous Niagara Falls for a true American experience. Spend the rest of the day taking in the spectacular beauty of the Falls through a variety of attractions and activities that are safe for children of all ages.
Visit the Niagara Adventure Theater and watch an IMAX show on the myths and mysteries of one of the most storied natural wonders of the world. Experience the unforgettable Maid of the Mist boat tour, America’s most amazing boat ride since 1846! See the raging currents and hear the deafening thunder as you get close to the Falls.
Opening date for the Maid of the Mist boat ride depends on ice conditions. Check the attraction's website for the latest information on their operating schedule.
Get up close and personal with the Falls with the Cave of the Winds trip, which takes you closer to the waters of Niagara Falls than you thought possible.
In the evening, visit an Indian restaurant to enjoy enjoying a sumptuous dinner.
There will be no bus available in the evening as the hotel and restaurant are at an easy walking distance to the park.
DAY 07 : DEPARTURE
Check out of the hotel before 11 a.m. and transfer to Buffalo airport for your departure. Your driver will pick you up from the hotel based on your departure flight timing.
2023 TOUR DATES
April 20, 27
May 4, 11, 18, 25
June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
July 6, 13, 20, 27
August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
September 7, 14, 21, 28
October 5, 12, 19, 26
November 9, 23
City Tour of New York (Guided)
Statue Of Liberty Park & Ferry Ride (Crown & Pedestal are not included)
SUMMIT One Vanderbilt
City Tour of Philadelphia (Guided)
Capital Wheel at National Harbor
City Tour of Washington DC. (Guided)
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Pennsylvania State Capitol Guided Tour (if open)
Hershey’s Chocolate World
Corning Museum of Glass
Niagara Falls By Night
Niagara Maid Of The Mist Boat Ride
Niagara Cave Of The Winds
Niagara Adventure Theater (IMAX Show)
Shopping at Fashion Outlet Mall
New York City: Sheraton Times Square
Washington D.C: Marriott Tysons Corner
Harrisburg: Hilton Harrisburg
Niagara Falls: Sheraton Niagara Falls
6 nights in 4-star hotels.
2 Indian breakfasts & 4 American breakfasts.
6 Indian dinners (choice of veg, non-veg & Jain with added Gujarati items at select restaurants).
Airport transfers on private basis upon arrival in New York and for departure from Buffalo.
Tour director (will meet at 7 p.m. on Day 1 and stay with the group until the end of Day 6).
Sightseeing and admissions as per itinerary.
Tour will be conducted in a coach, minibus, or van depending upon the number of guests.
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
Domestic or International flights, Lunches (international vegetarian options will be available), Travel Insurance, Optional activities, Tips ($16 per person), Porterage and other services.
Price per guest is based on accommodation for two adults in a double room.
Single travelers have to pay a $500 single room supplement to ensure a private room.
Children (2-9 years) will receive a 40% reduction in the tour price.
Three or four adults sharing a room will receive a 10% reduction in the tour price.
1. Pickup from JFK airport is complementary. Pickup from LaGuardia (LGA) or Newark (EWR) airport can be arranged upon request and will cost $25 per person.
2. Cost of pre-night stay at Sheraton Times Square: $155 per person (double occupancy) / $115 per person (triple occupancy). Single room supplement is $120. Breakfast is not included. Price is per person and valid for one night stay only.
Note: Triple/Quad occupancy rooms at this hotel have limited space with two double beds. Additional room is available upon request during booking for an extra cost.
3. Cost of post-night stay at Sheraton Niagara Falls: $120 per person (double occupancy) / $85 per person (triple occupancy). Single room supplement is $100. Breakfast is included. Price is per person and valid for one night stay only.
Travelers can book their flights on own with any airline of their choice. Suggested timings for arrival and departure are as follows:
Arrive at New York JFK between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.. If you arrive after 5 p.m. (for domestic arrivals) or 4 p.m. (international arrivals), you might miss the itinerary scheduled for Day 1.
Depart from Buffalo International airport (BUF) anytime after 8 a.m. (hotel checkout time is 11 a.m.).
PAYMENT AND CANCELLATION POLICY
Booking: A $250 deposit per guest is required to reserve a place on the tour. The remaining balance must be paid at least 30 days prior to departure.
Cancellation: Reservations can be changed or cancelled at no charge, up to 22 days before the scheduled tour date. No refunds will be provided for cancellations made within 22 days prior to tour departure.
Surcharge: Bookings made within 15 days prior to tour departure will incur a $25 surcharge.
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