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ELEGANT EAST COAST 

7 days / 6 nights
New York - Philadelphia - Washington D.C - Harrisburg
Hershey - Corning - Niagara Falls
Itinerary
DAY 01 : ARRIVE IN NEW YORK - VISIT TIMES SQUARE (D)

Arrive at JFK airport. You will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel in Manhattan. 

 

Experience Grand Hyatt New York, a world class New York City hotel located in a fashionable area of Midtown Manhattan that's considered by many travelers as their favorite area in New York. This luxurious hotel is located adjacent to the iconic Grand Central terminal. Times Square is less than 1 km away as is the Broadway theater district along with several museums and shopping on Fifth Avenue. 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)

 

Enjoy a sumptuous buffet 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. Overnight in New York City.

 

DAY 02 : NEW YORK CITY SIGHTSEEING (B, D)

Depart from the hotel at 8 am for your breakfast at an American restaurant. After breakfast, take a ferry ride from Battery Park to the Statue of Liberty Park and visit one of the most famous and enduring symbols of freedom and democracy in the world, the Statue of Liberty. In the afternoon, have an international lunch (on your own).

 

Later, make a quick stop at Wall Street to see one of the most iconic images of New York, the Charging Bull, which is a bronze sculpture that stands as the symbol of aggressive financial optimism and prosperity. 

 

Visit One World Trade Center, also known as the Freedom Tower. Designed and built to be an engineering marvel, this is the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere and is built on the site of the original World Trade Center complex to memorialize and rebuild following the destruction of the World Trade Center. Take the express elevators to the Observation Deck on the 102nd Floor for the ultimate view of the spectacular New York City skyline before making 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. Spanning 22 acres and featuring 19 commercial buildings in New York, Rockefeller Center is one of the most popular attractions in the city and is home to the legendary NBC Studios and the Saturday Night Live show.

Next, 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. It has since had more than 57 million people come and visit, which is more annually than other New York landmarks such as the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty, according to Apple. 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. Overnight in New York City.

 

DAY 03 : PHILADELPHIA - WASHINGTON D.C (B, D)

Get an early start to your day after breakfast and depart for Philadelphia (2 hours). The city played an instrumental role in the American Revolution as a meeting place for the Founding Fathers of the United States, who signed here the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and the Constitution in 1787. Philadelphia also served as temporary U.S. capital while Washington, D.C., was under construction.

 

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. Travel from the Historic District to Museum District and numerous neighborhoods in between.

 

After lunch in Philadelphia, drive to National Harbor near Washington D.C. Rising from the banks of the historic Potomac River and just minutes from the nation’s capital, National Harbor is a waterfront resort destination unlike any other. The vibrant Waterfront District offers more than 75 boutique shops, restaurants and entertainment options along picturesque tree-lined promenades featuring a unique outdoor art collection by nationally and internationally renowned artists. Highly recognized for its iconic Capital Wheel, a 180-foot observation wheel offering panoramic views that include DC monuments; the Waterfront District includes an array of waterfront activities and events, as well as spectacular sunsets.

 

Enjoy a sumptuous dinner en route at an Indian restaurant before checking into your hotel. Overnight in Washington D.C

 

DAY 04 : WASHINGTON D.C SIGHTSEEING - HARRISBURG (B, D)

After breakfast at the hotel, 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. See all the key attractions in DC and learn about the history and trivia that surrounds the national capital on this interactive tour. 

Visit the White House Visitor Center as a part of your city tour. Featuring interactive exhibits, a large-scale model of the White House, tactile exhibits, and museum galleries, the Visitor Center provides a window into the Executive Mansion. Nearly 100 artifacts are on display, some for the first time—such as President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s desk.

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. You will be given an hour and 30 minutes to view the exhibits in the museum.

 

After lunch on own, drive to Harrisburg. Enjoy some retail therapy after a long day of sightseeing at the Tanger Outlet Mall. Shop designer brand labels at low prices in factory outlet stores including Coach, Banana Republic, Fossil, Gap, Samsonite, Nautica, etc.

 

Enjoy a sumptuous dinner at an Indian restaurant before turning in for the night at your hotel room. Overnight in Harrisburg.

 

DAY 05 : HERSHEY - CORNING - NIAGARA FALLS (B, D)

After breakfast at the hotel, tour the Capitol of Pennsylvania in downtown Harrisburg. The State Capitol is the seat of government for the U.S. State of Pennsylvania and 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 an inside peek at the political hub of the state, visit Hershey’s Chocolate World where fun and sweetness meet adventure and excitement for people of all ages. Experience the enjoyable Hershey’s Great American Chocolate Tour Ride.

 

After lunch, drive to Corning to visit the Corning Museum of Glass. This massive complex is home to fascinating exhibits on glassmaking, both as an art since ancient Egyptian days, and in the name of science. The contemporary art and design wing is the highlight, with a stunning exhibition of glass art and sculpture from the last 25 years. There are also live demonstrations of glassblowing throughout the day.

 

Next, proceed to Niagara Falls. Upon arrival in the evening, enjoy a sumptuous dinner at an Indian restaurant before checking into your hotel. Later, experience the magic of the Falls at night, where you can see the Falls lit up in the colors of the rainbow.

 

Overnight in Niagara Falls.

 

DAY 06 : NIAGARA FALLS SIGHTSEEING (B, D) [No Coach]

After breakfast at the hotel, 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. 

 

Visit the Niagara Adventure Theater and watch an IMAX show on the Falls. Feel the power and see behind the mist, 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. Feel the refreshing mist of 600,000 gallons of water falling before your eyes every second while you are taken into the center of the swirling mist.

 

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. Geared-up in a souvenir rain poncho and specially designed sandals, guests follow wooden walkways along Niagara River to the Hurricane Deck. Do not forget to take extra pair of clothes as you will definitely get wet.

 

In the evening, spend free time on own before enjoying a sumptuous dinner at an Indian restaurant. Overnight in Niagara Falls.

 

DAY 07 : NIAGARA FALLS - DEPARTURE (B)

After breakfast at the hotel, 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. Breakfast is not available if you are taking an early flight.

B: Breakfast

D: Dinner

Add-on Private Tour Extension: Orlando Theme Parks

Continue your vacation with an exciting private tour of your choice of the world famous theme parks in Orlando, including Disneyworld, Universal Studios, and Sea World.

Tour Information

• Price per person is based on two adults traveling together and sharing a room.
• 30% price reduction will apply to third and fourth adults occupying a room.

• Single travelers will have to pay an additional $500 single supplement.

• Child (2 - 11 years) must share a room with adults.
• There is no charge for infants (0 - 23 months) to join the tour.

• Maximum occupancy per room is four persons (including infants). See the FAQ for information on room types and occupancy rules.

• Travelers are allowed one piece of luggage per person (big suitcase) and one carry on.

• Dinners will be at Indian restaurants where the passengers can choose VEG/JAIN/Non VEG option.

• Dinners are laid out buffet style, except JAIN meals, which will be brought to the table.

• Please note that we will make every effort for early check in for passengers coming in early but this is not guaranteed & is at the hotel’s discretion & availability. 

• Please note that guests may have to give their Credit card/cash at some of the hotels towards incidentals. No charges are levied unless the guests use some of the services other than not included in the package.

• Please note that some of the rooms may not have coffee/tea makers. Assigning rooms is at Hotel’s discretion.

• Any special disability requirements should be made aware at the time of booking. We will make reasonable efforts to accommodate the special needs of disabled travelers, but cannot be held responsible in the event we are unable to do so.

• Surcharge of $15 per person is applicable for bookings made less than 10 days prior to tour departure

• There is no refund for any missed portion of the tour.

• The opening and closing dates for the Maid of the Mist boat ride depends on ice conditions. Please check the latest operating schedule online at www.maidofthemist.com

• Wi-Fi Internet service is provided by the Hotels and Coach company (available in 55 seater coaches only). We are not responsible for any lapse in service.

• The routing of this Tour may be amended due to operational reasons. However, all mentioned services will remain unchanged.

Cancellation and Refunds
• Customers who cancel at least 21 days prior to departure will receive a 100% refund.
• Customers who cancel 20-7 days prior to departure can choose to either receive a 50% refund or receive a voucher for 100% of the payment made. The voucher can be used as payment towards booking a tour of similar or higher value. It must be redeemed for reserving a tour departing in the same year as your original date of departure. 
• No refund will be provided to customers who cancel less than 7 days prior to departure or were a no-show.
• A fee of $50 will be charged to process a cancellation.

Hotels

NEW YORK CITY : Grand Hyatt or similar

WASHINGTON DC : Marriott Tysons Corner or similar

HARRISBURG : Hilton Harrisburg or similar

NIAGARA FALLS : Sheraton at the Falls or similar

Tour Highlights

Statue Of Liberty Park & Ferry Ride (Crown & Pedestal Not Inc.) 

Wall St. Bull

 

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, Capitol, Washington, Lincoln, Vietnam Memorial, Etc. 

White House Visitor Center

 

Smithsonian Air & Space Museum

 

Hershey’s Chocolate World

 

Pennsylvania State Capitol Guided Tour (if open)

Shopping at Tanger Outlet Mall

Corning Museum of Glass

 

Niagara Maid Of The Mist 

 

Niagara Cave Of The Winds

 

Niagara Adventure Theater (IMAX Show)

 

Niagara Falls By Night

What's Included

Hotel accommodation

Note: Third and fourth adults occupying a room will get price reduction of 30%. Single travelers will have to pay an additional $500 supplement

Airport transfers on private basis

 

6 American Buffet Breakfasts

6 sumptuous Indian Dinners (veg/jain/non veg)

Sightseeing and admissions as per itinerary

Free Wi-Fi Internet at Hotels

Tour will be conducted in a Bus or Van depending upon the number of people on the tour

What's Not Included

Domestic or International Airfare

Passport, VISA or other Consular Fees

 

Personal expenses such telephone bills, pay per view movies, laundry expenses, alcoholic beverages, Hotel incidentals

 

Any other items not mentioned in this itinerary

 

Travel and Medical Insurance

 

International Lunches

 

Porterage

 

Optional tours

 

Tips To The Driver

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