4-Day American Gateway Tour from New York *Fully Guided*

  • Tour code: 237-281
  • Available: Mon, Thu, Sat
  • Depart from: New York, NY
  • Duration: 4 Days 3 Nights
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Highlights:

Visit the Finger Lakes, Watkins Glen State Park, Niagara Falls, Washington DC, and more. 3-night hotel accommodations. Roundtrip ground transportation and tour guide.

Special Remarks:

  • Admission to the Maid of the Mist (Summer) or Scenic Tunnels (Winter)
  • 3 nights hotel including Continental Breakfast
  • Tour is available in English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Chinese, Japanese, and Hebrew.

Pricing Details

Single: $865
Double (/Person): $661
Third Person Adult: $599
Child (Age 2+ yrs): $599
Fourth Person Adult: N/A
Child (Age 2+ yrs): N/A

Note: *Price in USD is based on the lowest price per person per room over the next 30 days. Exact prices are displayed when you select a date.

  • For every reservation there must be at least 1 person who is 18 years of age. Children under 2 years of age travel free of charge.
  • Child rates: Child rates apply to those who are 2-14 yrs old. Customers are welcome to use child safety seats on that have lap and/or shoulder belts/harnesses. Children sharing a room with 2 adult passengers pay the same price as a third or fourth adult. Please note that each hotel room can only accommodate up to 4 guests of any age.
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Tour Itinerary

    Please note: The order of destinations on Saturday departures will be Philadelphia, Washington DC, and then Niagara Falls.
  • Day 1 New York - Finger Lakes - Watkins Glen - Niagara Falls(439 miles)
  • Day 2 Niagara Falls - New Jersey(318 miles)
  • Day 3 New Jersey - Philadelphia - Lancaster - Washington DC(148 miles)
  • Day 4 Washington DC - New York(203 miles)
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Day 1 New York - Finger Lakes - Watkins Glen - Niagara Falls(439 miles)

We will begin our journey by departing from New York City, driving north past the beautiful Delaware River Gap into the heart of the Finger Lakes region. We will walk through Watkins Glen State Park and admire the beautiful waterfalls. During the winter, we will go to Montour Falls instead of Watkins Glen. Then, we will continue past Seneca Lake on our way to Niagara Falls. After we arrive in the afternoon, we will tour the U.S. side of the falls, visiting the American Falls, Goat Island and Luna Island. In the evening, we will enjoy the stunning Illumination of the Falls.

The Finger Lakes are located in the west-central section of Upstate New York in the United States. This popular tourist destination consists of eleven lakes and these are: Canadice Lake, Canandaigua Lake, Cayuga Lake, Conesus Lake, Hemlock Lake, Honeoye Lake, Keuka Lake, Otisco Lake, Owasco Lake, Seneca Lake and Skaneateles Lake. The lakes resemble fingers because they are long and narrow.

Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York. The population was 1,859 at the 2010 census. Watkins Glen is home to Watkins Glen International, one of the premier automobile road racing tracks in the United States.

  • Always Visit
    Touted as a National Scenic Trail in the US, the Watkins Glen State Park is the perfect destination for outdoor activities and nature photography. South of Seneca Lake, visitors can anticipate breathtaking natural trails, waterfalls, unique rock formations, cascades, and more.
    Opening Hours: Daily May - Oct 9:00am - 5:30pm, Seasonal

Among the most beautiful natural wonders in the world, Niagara Falls are comprised of three waterfalls that thunder and astound, producing a higher flow rate than any other waterfall in the world and standing at a height of 167 feet.

  • Always Visit
    For more than 75 years, visitors to Niagara Falls have been able to enjoy a nighttime illumination of the impressive American and Horseshoe falls. Every night, at dusk, visitors can experience the falls lit in the colors of the rainbow.
    Opening Hours: Daily 8:00pm, Varies Seasonally
  • Always Visit
    Goat Island is an Island in the Niagara River located between the two waterfalls that makes up Niagara Falls. Its Terrapin Point is often visited by tourists and offers some of the most breathtaking views of the falls.
Standard Hotel: Executive Inn Super 8, Niagara Falls or similar

Day 2 Niagara Falls - New Jersey(318 miles)

We will begin our day by taking the famous Maid of the Mist boat cruise to get as close as possible to the thundering waters of the Horseshoe Falls. During winter, when the Maid of the Mist is closed, we will instead visit the area's scenic tunnels. At noon, we will drive south through New York state, stopping the shop at an outlet mall on the way. In the evening, we will check into our hotel in New Jersey.

Among the most beautiful natural wonders in the world, Niagara Falls are comprised of three waterfalls that thunder and astound, producing a higher flow rate than any other waterfall in the world and standing at a height of 167 feet.

  • Seasonal
    Soak in the excitement of Niagara falls (literally). This world-famous boat tour takes you directly into the basin of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls for unprecedented views you can't get anywhere else. Don't forget your rain gear and sense of adventure!
    From 2018-04-27 to 2018-11-04
    Opening Hours: Apr - Nov 4 10:00am - 4:00pm|Duration: Approx. 20 Minutes
Standard Hotel: New Jersey - Howard Johnson Clifton

Day 3 New Jersey - Philadelphia - Lancaster - Washington DC(148 miles)

Today, we will leave New Jersey and travel to Philadelphia, the "City of Brotherly Love." When we arrive, we will go to Independence National Park to see the famous Liberty Bell and Congress Hall. We will stroll down Elfreth's Alley, the oldest continuously inhabited street in the country. After that, we will go on a panoramic tour of the city that visits the financial district, the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the historic parts of the city and more. On our way out of Philadelphia, we will pass the famous Rocky Steps before traveling north to Lancaster, PA to see the Amish Farm and House, where we will be able to learn about the life of the Amish people who live there. We can take an old-fashioned horse-and-buggy ride! Afterwards, we will travel to Washington, DC, where we will spend the night.

One of the most historically significant cities in the United States, Philadelphia was the original American capital. The City of Brotherly Love draws history buffs and lovers of culture from all corners of the globe!

  • Always Visit
    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.
  • Always Visit
    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.
    Opening Hours: 9:00am - 7:00pm
  • Always Visit
    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.
    Opening Hours: 9:00am - 7:00pm, Closed on all major federal holidays except Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, and Veteran's Day.
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    Often referred to as "the nation's oldest residential street," Philadelphia's Elfreth Alley is a National Historic Landmark. Visitors should stop by the alley's museum to learn about the city's history!
    Opening Hours: Fri - Sun 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Lancaster is a city located in South Central Pennsylvania which serves as the seat of Pennsylvania's Lancaster County and one of the oldest inland towns in the United States. The city's primary industries include healthcare, tourism, public administration, manufacturing, and both professional and semi-professional services.

  • Always Visit
    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.
    Opening Hours: Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1.

Day 4 Washington DC - New York(203 miles)

We will begin our day in Washington, DC by visiting the Jefferson Memorial, located by the tidal basin, which offers the best views of the Japanese cherry blossoms. After that, we will visit Arlington National Cemetery to see the changing of the guard and the Kennedy family gravesite. Our next stop will be Capitol Hill, where we will see the US Capitol Building and the White House. Then, we will visit the National Air and Space Museum, followed by the Lincoln Memorial, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, the Korean War Memorial and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. In the late afternoon, we will depart for New York, where our journey will come to an end.

The capital of the United States of America sits on the scenic Potomac River. Monuments, museums, and Americana characterize this historic city, which is located in the District of Columbia between the states of Maryland and Virginia.

  • Always Visit
    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.
    Opening Hours: 24/7
  • Always Visit
    This military cemetery spans more than 600 acres in northern Virginia on the border with Washington, DC. It contains the graves of Presidents Taft and Kennedy as well as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
    Opening Hours: Oct - Mar 8:00am - 5:00pm, The guard is changed every hour on the hour Oct 1 through Mar 31., Apr - Sep 8:00am - 7:00pm, The guard is changed every half hour from April 1 through Sept 30.
  • Always Visit
    Capitol Hill refers to the neighborhood around the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. It is one of the city's most densely populated residential areas, housing more than 35,000 residents.
    Opening Hours: Fri - Sat 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • Always Visit
    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.
  • Always Visit
    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.
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    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: 10:00am - 7:30pm, Open daily except December 25
  • Always Visit
    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.
  • Always Visit
    The memorial to the great Martin Luther King, Jr. on the southwest side of the National Mall was opened in 2011. It depicts Dr. King standing as a "stone of hope" carved from a "mountain of despair."
  • Always Visit
    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
    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.

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