7-DAY USA EAST COAST
7-day group tour of New York, Philadelphia, Washington D.C, Harrisburg, Hershey, Corning and Niagara Falls
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 PM (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 pm in the hotel lobby to start the tour. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner at an Indian restaurant (walking distance). After dinner, spend time at Times Square, a busy and famous spot in the heart of New York City, also known as the "Crossroads of the World". Return back to the hotel for overnight stay.
Accommodation, 2 Nights
Grand Hyatt New York or similar.
DAY 02 : NEW YORK CITY SIGHTSEEING
Take a ferry ride from Battery Park to the Statue of Liberty Park and visit the famous Statue of Liberty. In the afternoon, have an international lunch (on your own).
Later, make a quick stop at Wall Street before visiting One World Trade Center, the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere and built on the site of the original World Trade Center complex. Take the express elevators to the Observation Deck on the 102nd Floor for the ultimate view of the spectacular New York City skyline. Make a photo stop at Ground Zero (entrance to the 9/11 memorial is not included).
Drive by Rockefeller Center, a famous Art Deco NYC landmark located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan.
Visit the Apple Store on Fifth Avenue. The iconic Apple Cube store first opened its doors in 2006, with Apple founder Steve Jobs personally welcoming customers to the retail store. Spend time at the store, discovering and trying out the brand's latest products.
In the evening, enjoy a sumptuous dinner at an Indian restaurant. Later, go on an Illumination Tour of Manhattan in Open Double Decker Bus - where you enter historic Brooklyn to view the glittering Manhattan Skyline. Enjoy night time views and the ambience of the bustling districts of Times Square, Greenwich Village, SoHo, Little Italy, Manhattan Bridge, Brooklyn Bridge and Lower East Side before returning 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 tour of the city in a double decker bus. 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 or similar.
DAY 04 : WASHINGTON D.C SIGHTSEEING - HARRISBURG
Enjoy an expert guided city tour of Washington DC, where you will visit famous sights such as the iconic White House and the Jefferson, Lincoln, Washington and Vietnam Veterans Memorials.
Visit the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum to explore a truly wondrous exhibit of air and space vehicles - the largest exhibit of its kind in the world hosting over 60,000 artifacts ranging from World War planes to history of aeronautics.
Drive to Harrisburg. Enjoy some retail therapy at the Tanger Outlet Mall. Shop designer brand labels at low prices in factory outlet stores before enjoying a sumptuous dinner at an Indian restaurant. Overnight stay in Harrisburg.
Accommodation, 1 Night
Hilton Harrisburg or similar.
DAY 05 : HERSHEY - 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)
Visit Hershey’s Chocolate World where you can experience the enjoyable Hershey’s Great American Chocolate Tour Ride. 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). Upon arrival in the evening, enjoy a sumptuous dinner at an Indian restaurant before checking into your hotel. Later, experience the magic of Niagara Falls at night, where you can see the Falls lit up in the colors of the rainbow. Overnight in Niagara Falls.
Accommodation, 2 Nights
Sheraton Niagara Falls or similar.
DAY 06 : NIAGARA FALLS SIGHTSEEING
Visit the world famous Niagara Falls for a true American experience. Spend 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.
There will be no bus available for today as the hotel and restaurant are at an easy walking distance to the park.
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.
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, spend free time on own before enjoying a sumptuous dinner at an Indian restaurant. Overnight in Niagara Falls.
DAY 07 : DEPARTURE
Check out of the hotel before 11AM and transfer to Buffalo airport for your departure. Your driver will pick you up from the hotel based on your departure flight timing.
MINIMUM NUMBER OF GUESTS: If a departure does not have at least 6 paid guests at 15 days prior to the tour date, guests booked on the tour will be given the option to reschedule their booking to a future scheduled departure date at no charge. Alternatively, guests may choose to cancel their booking and receive a full refund (including the booking deposit of $250 per person).
VEHICLE: If a departure has less than 15 guests, the tour will be conducted in a large van by the driver who will also perform the role of a tour manager.
From New York to Niagara Falls
Departure: Thursdays from New York
2021 TOUR DATES:
June 17, 24
July 1*, 8, 15, 22, 29
August 5, 12, 19, 26
September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
October 7, 14, 21, 28
November 4, 11
* Guaranteed Departure
Statue Of Liberty Park & Ferry Ride (tickets to the Crown & Pedestal are not included)
Freedom Tower 102nd Floor Observation Deck
Visit Apple Store on Fifth Avenue
New York City Double Decker Guided City Tour
Philadelphia Guided City Tour
Capital Wheel at National Harbor
Guided City Tour Of Washington DC.
White House Visitor Center
Smithsonian Air & Space Museum
Shopping at Tanger Outlet Mall
Pennsylvania State Capitol Guided Tour (if open)
Hershey’s Chocolate World
Corning Museum of Glass
Niagara Maid Of The Mist Boat Ride
Niagara Cave Of The Winds
Niagara Adventure Theater (IMAX Show)
Niagara Falls By Night
New York: Grand Hyatt New York or similar.
Washington D.C: Marriott Tysons Corner or similar.
Harrisburg: Hilton Harrisburg or similar.
Niagara Falls: Sheraton Niagara Falls or similar.
6 nights in 4-star hotels.
6 American "to-go" breakfasts (one pastry, one yogurt and one fruit).
Indian dinners (veg/Jain/non-veg) with pre-set menu.
Airport transfers on private basis.
Indian tour director.
Sightseeing and admissions as per itinerary.
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
Domestic or International flights, Lunches, Travel Insurance, Optional activities, Tips ($2 per day), Porterage and other services.
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 pm and 4 pm. If you arrive later than 5 pm (for domestic arrivals) or 4 pm (international arrivals), you might miss the itinerary scheduled for Day 1.
Depart from Buffalo International airport (BUF) anytime after 8 am (hotel checkout time is 11 am).
Price per guest is based on accommodation in double rooms.
Single travelers have to pay a $500 single room supplement to ensure a private room.
Children (2-9 years) will receive a 35% reduction in the tour price.
PAYMENT AND CANCELLATION POLICY
Booking: A deposit of $250 per person is required to confirm your booking. The remaining balance must be paid at least 15 days prior to your tour departure date.
Cancellation: Reservations can be changed or cancelled at no charge, up to 15 days before the scheduled tour date. No refunds will be provided for cancellations made within 15 days prior to tour departure.
Please familiarize yourself with OpenWinds booking, payment, and refund conditions.
COVID-19 HEALTH & SAFETY GUIDELINES
Guests are required to wear face coverings or masks while on theTour and in Public spaces, and strictly
observe social distancing at all times.
Tour Manager will check guests' body temperature at least once a day.
Hotels, Restaurants, and Attractions have their own COVID-19 guidelines, and guests are expected to
adhere to their rules and guidelines.
Guests will be provided with hand sanitizer (one bottle for the entire tour) and disposable masks (one per day).
Guests exhibiting symptoms indicative of COVID-19 will not be allowed to continue on the tour and are required to immediately contact their health insurance company for assistance.