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Highlights:

Visit New York (Statue of Liberty Cruise), Boston (MIT, Quincy Market), Niagara Falls (Maid of the Mist, Niagara Falls In-Depth Tour, Old Fort Niagara), Corning (Corning Museum of Glass), Washington, DC (White House, Lincoln Memorial).

Special Remarks:

  • Free visit the Corning exhibition "Journey to The Moon: How Glass Got Us There"
  • Tour is 100% guaranteed; if cancelled 120% of the price will be refunded
  • U.S. side only - Passengers do not need a Canada visa/passport to join this tour

Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Washington DC
  • Day 2
    Washington DC - Corning - Niagara Falls (428 miles)
  • Day 3
    Niagara Falls - Upstate New York - Boston (467 miles)
  • Day 4
    Boston - New York (216 miles)
  • Day 5
    New York - Washington DC (226 miles)
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Day 1 Washington DC

Today we will gather in Washington, DC. We will enjoy some free time at the National Air and Space Museum. Guests should meet the tour guide at the museum, face to Fefferson Dr. We will spend the rest of the day touring the city. Highlights of the tour include an optional Potomac River Cruise and visits to all of the major monuments, such as the Lincoln Memorial and Korean War Memorial.

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.

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    If the cruise closed, we will visit International Spy Museum instead.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $26; Child (2-12 yrs) $18; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $23|Opening Hours: Mar - Nov, Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1.|Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes
Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn/Days Inn/Sleeping Inn or similar
Dulexe Hotel: Sheraton/Hilton/Radisson/Wyndham/Shippen Place Hotel/BW Premier Harrisburg/Four Points/Crowne Plaza/Courtyard/Metro Points/Tremont Plaza/Holiday Inn or similar

Day 2 Washington DC - Corning - Niagara Falls(428 miles)

Today, we will head north to visit the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY. We will then continue to Niagara Falls, where we will ride the famous Maid of the Mist cruise, although this will be closed in the winter. We will also see the Adventure IMAX. If there is time, we can also take an impressive Jet Boat ride on the Niagara River. (*Jet Boat tour will be closed under the tough weather or river icy condition.) After that, we can choose to either explore the area on our own or take an in-depth tour that visits Whirlpool State Park and Old Fort Niagara.

Corning is a city in Steuben County, New York, United States, on the Chemung River. The population was 11,183 at the 2010 census. It is named for Erastus Corning, an Albany financier and railroad executive who was an investor in the company that developed the community.

  • This museum in western New York is dedicated to the history, art, and science behind glassmaking. Its collection contains more than 45,000 objects, some of which date back millennia. It was founded in 1951 and sees 400,000 visitors annually.
    Free visit the exhibition "Journey to the Moon: How Glass Got Us There", which shows this inconspicuous glass material played an indispensable role in creating an epic moon landing.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $20; Child (Under 17 yrs) Free; Senior (Over 62 yrs) $17|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 40 Minutes

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.

  • This famous boat ride gets passengers up close and personal with the Niagara Falls! The Maid rides right into the mists thrown up by the roaring cascade as the Niagara River tumbles over the edge of the falls.
    Maid of the Mist closed in winter season. If closed we will not visit it without notice.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $19.25; Child (6-12 yrs) $11.20; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $19.25|Opening Hours: Maid of the Mist is open usually during mid/late April to early November.|Duration: Approx. 20 Minutes
  • This movie, which guests will view on an impressive 45-foot-wide screen, tells the history of human interaction with the falls, focusing largely on the "daredevils" who have crossed, boated, and even jumped off them.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $12; Child (6-12 yrs) $9; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $12|Opening Hours: Daily 10:00am - 4:30pm, Time vary seasonally, Closed January 1.|Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes
  • This interesting and exciting fuller tour of the greater Niagara area takes guests to sights they otherwise may not see, such as the impressive water formation at Whirlpool State Park or the historic Old Fort Niagara.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $25; Child (3-12 yrs) $15; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $22; Tickets to Old Fort Niagara & Whirlpool State Park included|Duration: Approx. 2 Hours
  • These exciting boat rides take passengers on a thrilling trip down the Niagara River! This 45-minute round-trip ride zooms through the Niagara Gorge, and even takes passengers to the famous Whirlpool rapids, all of a custom-built jet boat.
    Replace Maid of the Mist during winter (Nov - Apr);Jet Boat tour will be closed under tough weather or river icy condition.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $69; Child (4-12 yrs, mini of 40' tall) $69; Senior (Over 55 yrs) $69|Opening Hours: 8am - 4:45pm|Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes
  • Whirlpool State Park overlooks the Niagara Gorge. Have a picnic in the field above before hiking below to see the whirlpool up close. The park includes hiking and biking trails, fishing spots, and a playground.
    Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 7:00am - 6:00pm, Open Year-round, Dawn to Dusk
  • This impressive fort traces its colorful history back to 1678 and the establishment of the colony of New France in what would become the northeastern United States. This centuries-old building is a National Historic Landmark of the US.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $13; Child (Under 11 yrs) $6; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $13; Tickets to Old Fort Niagara & Whirlpool State Park included
Standard Hotel: Quality Inn/Best Western/ Days Inn or equivalent
Dulexe Hotel: Adam's Mark/Radisson/Holiday Inn or equivalent

Day 3 Niagara Falls - Upstate New York - Boston(467 miles)

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 vehicles. We will visit Boston City if there is enough sunshine duration.
Standard Hotel: Quality Inn/Comfort Inn/Days Inn or similar
Dulexe Hotel: Sheraton/DoubleTree/Radisson/Courtyard/Four Points/Wyndham/Holiday Inn or similar

Day 4 Boston - New York(216 miles)

In the morning, we will start the tour with explore Cambridge and Boston, including Harvard University and pass by the MIT. We will also take the Harbor Cruise and have lunch at Quincy Market. We will also pass by: Old Trinity Cathedral, Hancock Building, Boston Athenaeum, Boston Park, Swan Lake Park, and overlook the Golden Dome of the State House. At the end of our tour, we will board the bus and make the drive to the New York City area for the night.

Boston is a city as beautiful as it is historically significant. Visitors can walk the Freedom Trail and see where the seeds of the American Revolution were sown or visit the North End and look out over the harbor.

  • One of the most famous institutions of higher learning in the world, Harvard University in Cambridge, MA has been standing since 1636, making it the oldest university in the United States. Our unique student led campus tour will tell you the most interesting stories of both history and the architecture.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $14; Child (3-12 yrs) $12; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $14|Opening Hours: closed on 12/25 and 1/1|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour
  • (Passing By) The Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts is a research university known the world over for its highly selective and intense academics, and MIT alumni include 24 Nobel Prize winners and 22 Rhodes Scholars.
  • See the famous Boston skyline like never before with a cruise of Boston Harbor. From the peak of the Prudential tower to the quaint North End, this beautiful and historic city is best viewed from the bay!
    Admission (Optional): Adult $22; Child (3-12 yrs) $17; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $20
  • Quincy Market in the Faneuil Hall marketplace of downtown Boston is a historic building that still serves as a souvenir marketplace and food court today. The area has expanded to include two other marketplace buildings as well.
    Opening Hours: Mon - Sat 10:00am - 9:00pm, Sun 12:00pm - 6:00pm
  • At one time, lobster was considered low-class food, barely fit to be used as fertilizer. Not so today-- the most elite are willing to shell out a fortune for a good lobster, and Massachusetts is famous for its shellfish.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $32; Child (3-12 yrs) $32; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $32
Standard Hotel: Edison Hotel/Palace Hotel/Ramada Inn in New Jersey or similar
Dulexe Hotel: Sheraton/Hilton/Doubletree/Radisson/Hotel Somerset/Crowne Plaza/Courtyard/Hilton Garden/Holiday Inn in New Jersey or similar

Day 5 New York - Washington DC(226 miles)

Today we will spend the day touring New York City, making stops at the One World Observatory. Guests will take a sightseeing cruise tour on the Hudson River, take pictures with the backdrops of Statue of Liberty. Furthermore, visit USS Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum. If time permits, we will visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. At the end of the tour, guests will be transferred back to Washington, D.C. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding pickup and drop-off times and locations.

The Big Apple, The City That Never Sleeps, The Cultural Capital of the World... whatever you call New York City, its impact on worldwide culture and business is undeniable. Seeing this famous metropolis is something no one ever forgets!

  • This boat ride through New York Harbor loops its way around Ellis Island, home of the Statue of Liberty. Ellis Island was the arrival point for immigrants to the East Coast of the US for decades.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $29; Child (3-12 yrs) $17; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $24|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour
  • This famous military history museum on Manhattan's West Side is inside the now-defunct World War II aircraft carrier, the USS Intrepid. Exhibits include real military aircraft as well as recreations of military life aboard the ship.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $33; Child (5-12 yrs) $24; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $31|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes
  • (Optional if time permits) Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum is a favorite attraction of people all over the world. Uncannily lifelike wax sculptures of figures both modern and historic decorate the halls of this museum, which dates back to London and 1836.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $25; Child (3-12 yrs) $23; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $25|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art is not just the largest art museum in the United States, but also one of the three biggest in the world. Its collection contains more than 2 million works of art.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $25; Child (Under 11 yrs) Free; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $17; closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day|Opening Hours: Mon - Sun|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 10 Minutes
  • One World Trade Center is the main building of the new World Trade Center complex in New York City. Once completed in late 2013, this will be both the tallest building in New York and third-tallest in the world.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $39; Child (6-12 yrs) $32; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $36|Opening Hours: 9:00am - 10:00am
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*Return time is an estimate and varies based on traffic and weather conditions.

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I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Kamal on 2019-06-25

Great trip Good accommodation Tour guide Chris is very cooperative and friendly and so is the bus driver Martin You will definitely feel the rush to finish each attraction n get back to bus which I guess is a common thing Also instead of reaching hotels early the same time can b spent in covering places DC DO NOT MISS the night life here in Baltimore if u stay at Lord Baltimore hotel It is in downtown n d best place to hit clubs there Niagara if possible do not take the bus back to d hotel coz the hotel is thirty mins n u ud wana stay for d night lights and fireworks in Niagara which we missed Boston A 6hr drive from Niagara n nothing much to do at the hotel Not sure abt the experience for today as I am still on my way NY We will have to change the bus and will b accompanied by a new tour guy So no reviews there too Have a great trip

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: spoorthi on 2019-05-31

I recommend this tour.Tour guide "Mandy Zhou" is friendly, responsible,reliable helpful. She has an excellent time management skills.She did an outstanding job in explaining about all places in New York.Her English is really good & easy to grasp. She really has exceptional planning & management skills, we didn't feel rush though we covered most of places. She made the trip joyful.We lost cellphone on last day of the trip in bus and returned to home. She helped to found the mobile by coordinating with bus driver and shipped us. There were other tourists from China but Mandy made us feel like we are part of the tour and paid equal attention to our family. We all think Mandy is such a great asset to the company and we would like to take another tour with TakeTours because of the tour guide like Mandy . Once again, thank you Mandy Zhou for making our tour memorable and a great fun.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Anil on 2018-07-21

The best thing about the entire tour we had was having the Tour guide Vicky Wang giving us a fantastic tour and very comfortable hotel and lodging experience. I was travelling with my in laws and my infant and was initially worried about the overall tour experience. But, having a great tour guide makes a huge difference in the overall experience of any tour. The best thing about our tour guide Vicki Wang was that She personally took care of our family not only explaining the attractions with patience but also took personal care to make sure we get the Indian food wherever we had a halt. There were other tourists from China but Vicky made us feel like we are part of the tour and paid equal attention to our family. We all think Vicky Wang is such a great asset to the company and we would like to take another tour with TakeTours only because of the tour guide like Vicky but nothing else. Once again, thank you Vicky Wang for making our tour memorable and a great fun.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: William on 2018-05-16

The tour guide Andy organized the tour in a clear and easy way. Also he gave very funny interpretation for every attraction. As long as he's here, all you need to do is to enjoy yourselves. He is such an excellent tour guide that is worth recommendation. I was quite impressed and had fun during this trip.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Riley on 2018-05-16

This 5 Day tour is suitable for those who love long distance road trip and it covers to many cities within the shortest time frame. You will spend a lot of time in the coach admiring the scenery. There is a mixture of tour passengers mostly from China,HK,India. We were fortunate to have Sammy as our tour guide.He is professional, friendly and provides tour narration in 3 languages(English,Mandarin,Cantonese)fluently. Most importantly, he is able to handle unreasonable and difficult tour passengers calmly and manage unexpected problems efficiently. Our tour driver Jason is also patient and helpful. Both of them display great teamwork.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Lynn on 2018-05-12

I recommend Henry as the tour guide. He was very knowledgeable and his english is really good.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Rudolf on 2018-01-11

ok

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Abberamee on 2017-12-26

I took the 5 days east coast tour from Washington, DC to New York which ended a few days ago. The tour overall was great and satisfying. Our tour guide June Lin was great and friendly. She explained things in both English and Chinese equally well and made sure to treat everyone the same. She was friendly and made sure that we were aware of everything and times we have to meet up. It may have been a little rush at times but, hey, it is a five day tour covering four cities in 5 days. We felt that everything was given enough time accordingly. The accommodations were wonderful, clean and comfortable. Overall, we had a satisfying and fun trip! Also, thanks to our tour guide, June Lin who was very friendly and our drivers, we had a smooth tour.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Pintu on 2017-04-05

Overall this tour was a good experience especially for a wheelchair person like me. Guide Jack and Driver Andy were so helpful and supportive. I had a good time because of them. Some of the places mentioned in the itinerary were not covered like Jet Boat Ride. Hotels were also good to stay. It turned better than my expectations according to the reviews.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Samat on 2016-12-21

I am so glad join this tour from take tours with my family. We all enjoyed the tour, especially the Jet boat in Niagara Falls. It was an amazing adventure. Our tour guide, Sophia Liu, is very nice and she is very familiar to the places we visited. The tour was well organized. And we had enough time in all the attractions. The hotels were great. We lived in Crowne Plaza and holiday inn, much better than I expected. The whole trip was great but the weather was so cold and I plan to book a tour next summer from take tours!

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