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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 Center 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
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. . Hotel: Sheraton Stamford/Hilton Stamford/Holiday Inn Stamford or equivalent
Day 3: Yale University– Boston
Starting early in the morning, we will visit Yale University to view its Gothic Style campus and to learn the interesting history of this colonial school. Walk around where students live and study, visit one of the most famous libraries in world on Yale campus (ONLY public area of the school is available to visit during exam time). After enjoying a wonderful red lobster feast in Boston, we will travel to 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 stop at the squares in front of the old Trinity Cathedral and the Hancock Building to take pictures for memory. Meanwhile, we will pass by Boston Park, Swan Lake Park, Boston Athenaeum, Boston Public Library, and the gold dome State House to discover more of the cultural city! Take the Boston harbor cruise in the afternoon, overview this old city and explore its fascinating history. Spending time in Quincy Market, where you can shop for souvenirs or try the famous local food—New England clam chowder. Hotel: Clarion Hotel/Holiday Inn or equivalent
Day 4 : Upstate New York – Niagara Falls
Driving along with the Erie Canal with crossing over upstate of New York, we will be heading to the magnificent Niagara Falls. In Niagara Falls, guests will be amazed by the deafening roar of the American Fall, the Horseshoe Fall and the Bridal Veil Fall! Go face-to-face with the pounding waters of Niagara Falls and get soaked with the mist from the thundering water when you are strolling in the State Park. Here, we will continue our tour in Niagara Falls by the famous Maid of the Mist boat ride (Winter Closed) which takes passengers as close to the falls as possible. Absolutely, you won’t miss the “Niagara: Legends of Adventure”, a dramatic 45-minute IMAX film on the new 45ft×25ft screen, to discover the history and culture of the Niagara Falls. In addition, there will be an exciting Traditional Native American Dance Show for guests to enjoy the beautiful native singing and the gorgeous traditional dancing! After the show, guests can choose to either back to the state park or play for a while in Niagara Casino. Scenic Hotel: Quality Inn & Suites at the Falls/Days Inn at the Falls/Holiday Inn at Niagara Falls or equivalent
Day 5 :Niagara Falls – Corning – Washington D.C.
In the morning, you can choose to: A. stay in the park to see more of the falls; , 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. After that, we will travel to Corning Museum of Glass. 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, also, will have chance to know how did ancient Egyptian make the world first glass mask in 3000 years ago! Go back to the hotel after dinner Hotel: Hilton Washington Dulles Airport/Holiday Inn Dulles Airport VA/Wyndham Garden Manassas/Holiday Inn Dulles Airport or equivalent
Day 6 :Washington D.C. – Home
We will begin our day with visiting of the Capitol Hill—the home for the US Congress which established at 1793, then head to the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam and Korean War Memorials. In addition, we will visit the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution. It located in the area called National Mall, holds the largest collection of historic aircraft and spacecraft in the world in 161,145 square feet of exhibition floor space. Next stop will be the 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! Also, along the way, guests will have chance to see the Washington Monument, the World War II Memorial, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial and etc. After all the itinerary, we will head to the airport.