Duration: 9 Days
Historic sites, thrilling cities, and awe-inspiring scenery…these are the perfect words to describe this East Coast tour featuring New York City, Niagara Falls, Corning, Philadelphia, and Washington DC. You’ll spend two nights each in New York City, Niagara Falls, and the Washington DC area, and an overnight in Corning and Philadelphia. On this affordable holiday, sightseeing with a Local Guide or an orientation tour is included in each city. In New York City, see major attractions, including Broadway, the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, and more. In Corning, visit the Corning Museum of Glass, home to the world’s most comprehensive collection of glass. In Philadelphia, see historic landmarks like Independence Hall. In Washington DC, the Lincoln and National WWII Memorials, the Washington Monument, and see Ford’s Theatre where President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. Also enjoy photo stops at Capitol Hill and the White House. In your free time, choose to visit the museums of the Smithsonian, take a walk along the Mall, or spend time in Arlington National Cemetery and see the Kennedy graves and Changing of the Guard.
This East Coast tour also features gorgeous scenery. Enjoy drives through the picturesque Poconos and the beautiful Appalachian Mountains into the Susquehanna River Valley. But that’s not all...wait until you witness breathtaking Niagara Falls! Be sure to have your camera ready as you enjoy a sightseeing cruise past the world-famous falls. During your free time in Niagara Falls, perhaps visit the Butterfly Conservatory, Great Gorge Adventure, or Botanical Gardens, or ride the aerial cable car.
From the bustling cities to the majestic scenery, this East Coast tour is a great holiday for savvy travellers. You’re sure to arrive home with plenty of stories and photos to share!
Adventure is knocking with everything you need for perfectly affordable touring. Cosmos includes hand-selected accommodations, guided sightseeing, and seamless transportation between destinations—with value-minded travel lovers in mind. Explore with expert Cosmos Tour Directors and Local Guides, complimentary headsets, and private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi. Enhance your free time to explore like a local with your CosmosGO mobile app!
- Enjoy the fall colours of New York and surrounding areas on our special fall foliage departures: September 19 to October 10 (if Mother Nature permits).
- CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL Travel on April 4 and be in Washington DC for the annual Cherry Blossom Festival.
Please note: Itinerary is based on 2024, and is subject to change. Full details will be confirmed in 2024.
Welcome to the "Big Apple!" Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.
New York City is one of the world's most exciting cities, buzzing with atmosphere and packed with fascinating sights. On today's guided sightseeing tour, see the major attractions-Broadway, the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Centre, and the 9/11 Memorial. This evening, choose from the city's many fine restaurants or maybe take in a Broadway show. (B)
Depart Manhattan, heading across New Jersey through the Poconos and into upstate New York. Late this afternoon, cross the border to the Canadian side of the Niagara River in Ontario. Spend the next two nights in beautiful Niagara Falls. (B)
This morning, enjoy a sightseeing excursion to Niagara Falls that includes a sightseeing cruise past the world-famous Niagara Falls. Your afternoon is free, so consider visiting the Butterfly Conservatory, Great Gorge Adventure, Niagara Parks' Botanical Gardens, or maybe ride the aerial cable car.
NOTE: Operation of the Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise is subject to favourable weather and/or river conditions. When weather is unfavourable, a walking tour through the scenic tunnels will be substituted.
Head southeast through the Appalachian Mountains to the town of Corning, NY, known as the "Crystal City." Visit the Corning Museum of Glass, the world's most comprehensive collection of glass, with over 50,000 objects representing more than 3,500 years of history. This evening is free for you to enjoy this charming town. Perhaps take a stroll to Centerway Square which was voted Best Public Square in the country.
Travel south through the Pocono Mountains and into the Susquehanna River Valley. Then, on to the handsome city of Philadelphia for an overnight stay.
The birthplace of American independence, the "City of Brotherly Love" is steeped in history. Your morning orientation tour focuses on the historic landmarks, then on to the U.S. capital and seat of government, Washington DC, for a 2-night stay. Later, join the optional outing, featuring dinner and an illumination tour of the city's most famous monuments and memorials. (B)
The nation's capital is a sightseeing treasure trove, and your half-day tour with a Local Guide features the Lincoln and National WWII Memorials, the Washington Monument, the Ford Theatre and photo stops at Capitol Hill, the White House, and other well-known sights. The afternoon is free for exploration. Perhaps a visit to the National Museum of American History to see the Dorothy's ruby slippers from the Wizard of Oz, the National Museum of Natural History to see dinosaur bones and the Hope Diamond or the National Gallery of Art to see the only Da Vinci in the western hemisphere. (B)
Your holiday ends this morning. You can extend your holiday with extra nights and explore Washington DC further. For passengers who would like to return to New York City, the motorcoach will transfer you to our New York hotel, the Fairfield Inn & Suites Manhattan/Central Park, at no additional cost. (B)