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Day 1:New York – Princeton – Philadelphia – Lancaster* (167 miles)
In the morning we will visit Princeton, NJ and the campus of the prestigious Ivy League school, Princeton University. Next, we will depart for historic Philadelphia, PA to visit National Independence Park, which is where we will find the city’s three most historic locations: Independence Hall, Congress Hall and the famous Liberty Bell. We will go to Lancaster to visit the Amish village when time permits.
Princeton University This illustrious university in central New Jersey is one of the oldest and most highly regarded institutions of higher learning in the entire United States of America. It has been associated with 35 Nobel Prize laureates.
Congress Hall When Philadelphia was the capital of the newly-formed United States of America, this building was home to the young Congress and all of its proceedings. Congress Hall stands right next to Independence Hall in Independence National Park. Independence Hall One of Philadelphia’s most famous landmarks, Independence Hall in Independence National Historical Park is the location where both the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were debated, written, and ratified by the Founding Fathers of the USA.
Duration: Approx. 15 Minutes Always Visit Liberty Bell The famously cracked Liberty Bell is a sign of American Independence and spirit. Located at Liberty Bell Center in Philadelphia, PA, this symbol of the American Revolution was crafted in 1752– more than 250 years ago.
Duration: Approx. 15 Minutes Always Visit National Independence Park This National Historical Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania serves as a way of preserving important Revolutionary War sites for future generations. Called “America’s most historic square mile,” this 55-acre park in the “Old City” district is not to be missed.
Time Permits The Amish Farm and House (Optional if time permits) This authentic Amish farm in Lancaster, PA is more than 300 years old, and an educational experience for the whole family. This 25-acre farm is dedicated to teaching people about the Amish lifestyle in a fun and constructive way.
Day 2:Washington DC – New York (203 miles)
Today we’ll visit many of the most iconic landmarks and buildings in the nation’s capital during our visit to Washington D.C., stopping at the National Air and Space Museum, Capitol Hill (outside), White House (outside), Jefferson, Lincoln, Vietnam War, Korean War Memorials and Madame Tussands Wax Museum (if time permits). We will return to New York in the late afternoon and get there around 7:00pm. See “Departure and Return Details” for pickup and dropoff information.
Jefferson Memorial (Passing By) The Thomas Jefferson Memorial is a memorial to the third president of the United States. The impressive building is neoclassical in design and has been standing since 1943. It sees more than two million visitors every year.It’s only available during the Cherry Blossom time.
Passing By Korean War Veterans Memorial (Passing By) This memorial commemorates those who served for the United States in the Korean War. It is located south of the Reflecting Pool at the National Mall. The simple memorial is triangular in shape will a circle at the top. Always Visit Lincoln Memorial This iconic American monument honors the 16th president of the United States. Abraham Lincoln was president during the American Civil War, and is most famous for the Emancipation Proclamation that freed all of the slaves in the US.
Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes Always Visit National Air and Space Museum One of the Smithsonian Institute’s museums in Washington, DC, the National Air and Space Museum chronicles the history of flight. From the Wright Brother to Buzz Aldrin, the exhibits at this museum explore all of humanity’s air travels.
Opening Hours: Open daily except December 25|Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes Always Visit US Capitol The famous United States Capitol is the meeting place of the US Congress, and has been for more than 200 years. The building is famous for its elaborate dome and intricately designed, detailed columns.
Duration: Approx. 15 Minutes Passing By Vietnam Veterans Memorial (Passing By) This memorial in Washington, DC serves as a place to remember the American soldier who were lost or killed during the tumultuous Vietnam War. Originally controversial in design, the simple memorial has become a shrine for the American people.
Always Visit White House The world-famous White House in Washington, DC is the official residence of the president of the United States and the place where most of the work is done. The facade of this neoclassical mansion is a global icon. Duration: Approx. 20 Minutes Always Visit Potomac River Cruise The Potomac River runs along Washington, DC, the capital city of the United States of America. Visitors to this famous locale can opt to see many of the area’s most historic landmarks and memorials in a unique way. Admission (Optional): Adult $25; Adult (Start from 4/1) $26; Child (2-12 yrs, 3/16 – 3/31) $17; Child (2-12 yrs, Start from 4/1) $18; Senior (Over 62 yrs, 3/16 – 3/31) $22; Senior (Over 62 yrs, Start from 4/1) $23; 3/16 – 3/31|Opening Hours: Mar – Nov|Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes
Always Visit Madame Tussauds Wax Museum The Washington, DC arm of this worldwide phenomenon is a sight to behold. Amazingly and sometimes eerily lifelike figures line the halls of this art museum in the form of celebrities and politicians both famous and infamous.
1 night hotel accommodation
Transportation via an air-conditioned vehicle
Tour guide Level 2: semi-guided tour
Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
If you would like to join the optional activities, please pay the fee in cash to the tour guide. You cannot buy / use the tickets on your own or use City Passes. The tour guide will arrange the tickets for the group.
All meals and drinks during the trip.
A mandatory service fees: Minimum $8 / day / person should be paid in cash to tour guide and the bus driver as a service fee. Any child / Infant reserving a seat will have to pay the service fees as well. Ex: 2 people taking a 2-day tour would pay: $8 x 2 (seats) x 2 (days) = $32.
Personal room fees: such as laundry or valet services, telephone calls, or alcoholic beverages/mini bar items, unless they are otherwise specified.
Any private expenses
Visiting Princeton University is not valid for customers who select Philadelphia Bourse as departure.
Tour route may be changed and reversed; you may contact the vendor 1-2 days prior departure to confirm final itinerary
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Bus Arrangement: Usually only passengers in the same order will be arranged in the same bus. If you book the tour separately with your friends and you want to sit in the same bus, you need to inform us before departure . Or you may be arranged in different buses.
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Tour Departure: This tour has 100% guaranteed departure; if the tour is cancelled there will be refund of 120%. Restrictions apply; due to weather conditions, State Emergencies, Airport Closures or anything beyond the control of the tour operator the 120% refund will NOT apply.
Cancellation penalties per person for 1-4 days tours
15-30 days or more prior to departure – 10% of total purchase amount.
7-14 days prior to departure – 25% of total purchase amount.
4-6 days prior to departure – 50% of total purchase amount.
Within 3 days prior to departure – 100% of total purchase amount.
Day of departure or no show – 100% per person.
Unused features are non-refundable. No shows forfeit entire payment.
Trips require a minimum number of participants to avoid cancellation. We reserve the right to cancel a schedule trip to fully refund affected customers although tour companies will make every efforts to maintain the normal operation.
There is 6% handling fee add-on to the above penalties.
NOTE: We cannot grant any refunds more than 30 days after completion of tour.
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