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Day 1: Hometown – NYC (Self-guided tour in Flushing)
The first day itinerary is for your reference only; the schedule is subject to change upon your arrival. Thanks for choosing your vacation with us! You can choose any one of the major airports in New York (JFK & LGA) and in New Jersey (EWR) when you book your flight. Our professional tour guide will meet guests at the baggage claim area for the domestic flight, or at the Passenger Waiting Area for the international flight. (Passengers who arrive at Terminal 7, JFK please wait outside of the baggage claim area.) Guests who arrive at JFK or LGA will be sent to Flushing in Queens and provided free left luggage so that you can go to Sky View Centre much easily. Flushing is a safe and booming Asian commercial and retail area with many shopping and dining options. You will experience the distinctive Asian-American culture in a short time.
For those who arrive at EWR airport, feel free to take our shuttle to the hotel and catch some rest. We also offer an exclusive add-on option for EWR guests who arrive before 12:00PM – Jersey Garden Outlets Mall Shopping for just $10 per person! All the guests who arrive before 4:30PM will be invited to join our delicately tailored night tour to get first-hand experience of “Sleepless Town” for only $25/adult and $15/child. (Recommended gratuity for the complimentary pick-up service: $8 per person per day) Hotel: Sheraton/Hilton/Doubletree /Radisson/Hotel Somerset/Lafayette Yard Hotel/ Wyndham Garden/Crowne Plaza/ Courtyard/Hilton Garden/Holiday inn or equivalent
Day 2 :New York City Tour
(For the tour departure on Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday) At a first glance, travelling around the entire of New York City seems like the mission impossible; however, our highly organized tour is especially designed for you to feel the core spirit of the New York, by visiting amounts of famous landmarks and museums to learn more of its unique history, and shopping in the world top-brand boutiques! By stepping up to the Empire State Building, guests could overlook the beautiful view of the central park and the entire of New York City. Empire State Building stood as the world’s tallest building for nearly 40 years, and has been surpassed in late 1970. Its name is derived from the nickname for New York, the Empire State.
Nowadays it is still the most famed landmark of the city of New York. Also, Guests will have a chance to take a sightseeing cruise on the Hudson River to enjoy the city from a totally different view, as well as take pictures with the backdrops of Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge. In addition, USS INTREPID, the national heritage that costs $120 million, is re open for visitors. Concorde supersonic airliner and a variety of aircrafts will be all in the exhibition for the guests to visit. Wandering around the world’s famous financial and securities trading center – Wall Street, taking pictures with the symbol of New York Stock Exchange – Charging Bull, and visiting Trinity Church, Times Square, Madame Tussauds’. Of course, we will not miss the famous Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the largest art museum in the United States with collections of more than 2 million works of art. In the end of the day, our tour bus will take guests see around the Fifth Avenue, Rockefeller Center, United Nations Headquarters, Ground Zero and the new construction of WTO – Freedom tower. . . (For the tour departure on Wednesday and Saturday) If time is available, we will additionally visit the Metropolitan Museum and Madame Tussauds, and please be noted that the schedule is different: New York City tour will be arranged at the last day.
Hotel: Sheraton/Hilton /Doubletree/Radisson/Hotel Somerset/Lafayette Yard Hotel/ Wyndham Garden/Crowne Plaza/ Courtyard/Hilton Garden/Holiday inn or equivalent
Day 3 :New York – Princeton University – Philadelphia – Amish Village – Washington D.C.
We will set off in the morning for Princeton University, a private Ivy League research university in Princeton, New Jersey. Founded in 1746 as the College of New Jersey, the institution moved to the current site 10 years later where it was renamed Princeton University in 1896. Guests will explore the campus, led by a student tour guide, to learn more about academics as well as the college culture. Then we will leave for Philadelphia where known as the birthplace of American democracy. At the Independence National Historical Park, tour guide will arrange a free time for guests to walk around. Inside the Independence Hall, you will have a special moment of standing exactly where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were signed. You also won’t miss the Liberty Bell, the Statue of Washington, Congress Hall, and other great attractions! Take pictures, and even better, add a smile! (Depending on the situations of traffic, politics, weather for the day, if time available, we will take the Duck Tour, the amphibious cruise from land to water, to deeply know the history of Philadelphia and the origins of American culture) Later, we are going to Lancaster to visit the Amish Village. Despite the development of the contemporary technologies in the 21st century, the Amish still live a rural way of life. They enjoy their simple and strict life and keep away from light, phone, and TV. Continue the way towards to the south; we will arrive to Maryland by evening. Here, guests will have a variety of dinner options. Then we will head to the hotel.
Hotel: Sheraton/Hilton /Radisson/Wyndham/Shippen Place Hotel/ BW Premier Harrisburg/Four Points/Crowne Plaza/ Courtyard/Metro Points/ Tremont Plaza/Holiday Inn or equivalent
Day 4: Washington D.C. Tour (All Day)
Leave hotel, we will firstly head to the U.S. Capitol (visit inside. If the U.S. Capitol is closed due to certain factors, we will only travel outside. Sunday will be closed) —the home for the US Congress which established at 1793, then travel to the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam and Korean War Memorials. Also, guests will have the chance to take pictures with the background of White house (Because the White House remains closed to the public, thus, guests will be only allowed to take photos from its outside) Furthermore, you surely don’t want to miss the opportunity to take our exclusive cruise for sightseeing of the town on the Potomac River and Tidal Basin! In addition, along the way, you will see the Washington Monument, the World War II Memorial, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial and etc. You are also able to visit the Smithsonian Institution freely which includes: Air and Space Museum, American Indian Museum, American History Museum, Portrait Gallery, African American History Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, etc.,. In the evening, guests need to gather in front of Air and Space Museum and then will be taken to have dinner. Hotel: Sheraton/Hilton /Radisson/Wyndham/Shippen Place Hotel/ BW Premier Harrisburg/Four Points/Crowne Plaza/ Courtyard/Metro Points/ Tremont Plaza/Holiday Inn or equivalent
Day 5: Washington D.C. – Corning – Niagara Falls
We will arrive at Corning Museum of Glass around the noon. Corning Museum of Glass maintains the most comprehensive collections of historic and art glass in the world with 35,000 glass pieces representing 35 centuries of glass craftsmanship. Guests here will be invited to enjoy the Hot Glass Show which is performed by professional glass technicians. After the lunch, we will arrive at the world renowned Niagara Falls. Here, guests can overlook the deafening roar of the American Falls, the Horseshoe Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls! Take the voyage on the famous “Maid of the Mist” boat and face-to-face with the pounding waters. (No boat operation in winter. If time is available, guests will have chance to take the impressive and exciting Niagara Jetboat.) Get soaked with the mist when you are strolling in the State Park. Absolutely, you will like the “Niagara: Legends of Adventure”, a dramatic 45-minute IMAX film on the new screen (45 feet × 25 feet), to discover the history and culture of the Niagara Falls. Afterwards, you can choose either: A. to self-explore the Falls Park till return the hotel, or, , B. to take Niagara Falls In-depth Tour (Tour fee: $25/person, including $13 of the admission ticket).
This interesting and exciting tour includes two popular attractions: the magnificent natural wonder – Niagara Whirlpool State Park and the U.S. historic landmark – Old Fort Niagara. The Niagara Whirlpool’s greatest depth is 125 feet. It is estimated the whirlpool formed approximately 4,200 years ago by the upstream erosion of the Niagara escarpment by Niagara River. Old Fort Niagara is a rich historic landmark; it spans more than 300 years. Its commanding presence on the great lake caused it to play a critical role in the French and Indian War, the American Revolution and the War of 1812. The gorgeous Lake Ontario lies behind the Fort. At dark, there will be an exciting Traditional Native American Dance Show, and the night will be ended with the beautiful native singing and the gorgeous traditional dancing! (The completeness of night view on certain summer evenings may be limited or not available due to late sunset time and US Federal Government regulations on driving hours.)
Hotel: Adam’s Mark/Radisson/ RIT/ Rochester Plaza/ Park Plaza/Holiday Inn/Clarion Hotel or equivalent
Day 6 :Upstate New York – Boston
We will cross the upstate New York and leave for Boston when you enjoy the magnificent view of the Erie Canal and mountains on our comfortable tour bus. In the afternoon, we will arrive in the city of Cambridge, MA and visit the Harvard University. Here, you will find Harvard’s oldest campus and take pictures with the statue of John Harvard, known as the “Statue of Three Lies”. Also, we have a chance to take pictures with the backdrop of MIT’s main buildings. For the rest of our Boston city tour, we will pass by old Trinity Cathedral, Hancock Building, Boston Athenaeum, Boston Park, Swan Lake Park, and overlook the Golden Dome of the State House. In addition, you will have the chance to taste very famous Boston lobsters feast for dinner- get excited!
Hotel: Sheraton/ Doubletree/Radisson/Courtyard/Four Points/Wyndham/Holiday Inn or equivalent
Day 7: Boston – Home
In the morning, fun will begin as soon as you board the cruise ship and enjoy a breathtaking view of the Boston harbor. The next stop is the old Quincy Market. The old Quincy Market is opportune for strolling through, or to get a taste of the historical ambience as well as to pick out souvenirs among the assorted merchants and artisans. The Market was also surrounded by dozens of restaurants for dining option with a variety of authentic cuisines, and absolutely, you cannot miss the famous New England clam chowder.