Day 1 :Home – New York City (Free half-day special tour)
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 – 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 dusk, 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 3 : (Summer) Thousand Islands (U.S. border) – Syracuse (Winter) Upstate New York – Boston
(Summer- May-September) In the morning, guests will enjoy the beauty of Thousand Islands by a cruise boat. As the name indicated, the Thousand Islands constitute an archipelago of 1,864 islands that straddles the Canada-U.S. border in the Saint Lawrence River as it emerges from the northeast corner of Lake Ontario. Besides those different and floating islands, it is valuable to know their historical traces. (Winter- October-April) 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 4: (Summer) Syracuse – Boston (Winter) Boston – Rhode Island
(Summer- May-September) 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! (Winter- October-April) In the morning, fun will begin as soon as you board the cruise ship and enjoy a breathtaking view of the Boston harbor. Later, we will go to the New England Aquarium. The New England Aquarium is distinguished by a four-story Giant Ocean Tank which features an underwater communications system and large windows to the ceiling, making visitors feel like being placed under the Caribbean sea with fabulous views of coral reef as well as hundreds of reef animals, including sea turtles, stingrays, eels and fish. In the meanwhile, you will also learn of treating and rehabilitating sea turtles here. 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. In the afternoon, guests will be taken to the Breakers at Newport, Rhode Island. The 4-story waterfront building is not just one of the most famous, but is the largest and grandest of the several historical Newport properties. Many local tales will help present the splendid days of Vanderbilt’s family in the past.
Hotel: Sheraton/ DoubleTree/Radisson/Courtyard/Four Points/Wyndham/Holiday Inn or equivalent
Day 5 :Yale University – The Fifth Avenue (Shopping)
Guests will visit the campus of Yale University located in New Haven in the morning! It is the third oldest college with Gothic buildings and student dormitory. You will enjoy a brief stop at the famous Sterling Memorial Library, which was designed by James Gamble Rogers as the centerpiece of Yale’s Gothic Revival campus. (In case tour areas closed due to school’s schedule, campus tour will only take place in the public open area.) After a few hours ride, our comfortable tour bus will bring you back to the heart of New York City – the Fifth Avenue, a world class shopping paradise with all the trendy brands and luxury boutiques you can name. A special stay at the nine-story Bloomingdale’s flagship store, located in the 59th St., will provide you an extravagant shopping experience, plus, a 10% discount for our guests only* (for majority of commodities)! No mood for shopping? Then how about ambling around in the Central Park or going to the Soho, see what’s new in town? Into the night, Broadway musicals are one of the most celebrated symbols of the city. You will have a chance to watch the world admired Broadway shows upon your request. (Note: please book the shows of opening after 7:00PM. And you can book tickets from tour guide in advance owing to seats are limited. Tickets and transfer fees are at your own expense.)
Hotel: Sheraton/Hilton/Doubletree/Radisson/Hotel Somerset/Lafayette Yard Hotel/ Wyndham Garden/Crowne Plaza/Courtyard/Hilton Garden/Holiday inn or equivalent
Day 6 : New York City Tour – Home
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 reopen 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. 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. . . If time allows, we will additionally visit the Metropolitan museum and Madame Tussauds.