Two Day Combo: One Day Niagara Falls Tour + Washington & Philadelphia Tour

Quick Details

  • Visit and learn about the most iconic landmarks of Washington & Philadelphia, including the Lincoln Memorial, Iwo Jima Memorial, the White House, the U.S. Capitol, Museum of Air and Space, the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Rocky Steps
  • Views of New York city skyscrapers
  • Experience the beauty of the three waterfalls that form the Niagara Falls on board of the Maid of the Mist boat cruise (May – October) or from the Cave of the Winds viewing platforms (access is subject to weather conditions)
  • Duration: 2 days

About

On your first day of this combo tour, you will travel by comfortable motor coach to Niagara Falls, enjoying the scenic landscape of upstate New York (travel time is approximately 7-8 hours, each way.

Upon arrival at your destination, you will begin experiencing the adventure, beauty, and natural wonder of the Niagara Falls on board of the historic Maid of the Mist boat cruise or from other observation points, Cave of the Winds Gorge Walk or other available observation points (when the Maid of the Mist is not running).

During your visit, you will learn about the interesting history of these mighty waters and enjoy spectacular views of the falls from different vantage points. After an unforgettable experience and wonderful memories, you will return to Times Square in Manhattan arriving back between 11pm-midnight.

Two days later you will depart again from Times Square now heading south to two of the nation’s capitals.  Your first destination visit will be Washington D.C. (Current capital) where your tour will begin with a visit to the Iwo Jima Memorial, dedicated to honor the US Marines. You will continue with a visit to the impressive Lincoln Memorial honoring the president who promoted the abolition of slavery in the United States.

Washington D.C. is the center for all three branches of the U.S. government. During this tour you will stop for a classic outside view of the seat of two of them: the White House, home and office of the U.S. President and the Capitol Building, home of the U.S. Congress and where the laws of this country are made. Your visit to Washington concludes with free time for lunch on your own and a possible short visit to one of the Smithsonian museums, the world famous National Air and Space Museum.

Your next destination is the first ever U.S. capital, chosen during the Revolutionary War: Philadelphia, PA. After an approximately 3 hour journey, you’ll arrive directly to Philadelphia’s historic Old City neighborhood. Your first stop will be at the Independence National Historical Park where your guide will lead you on a brief walking tour.  You will have the opportunity to see some of the main historical sites such as the Liberty Bell, the famous symbol of America’s independence, and Independence Hall, the birthplace of the United State. It was within its walls that America’s founding documents – the Declaration of Independence (July 4, 1776) and Constitution – were debated and adopted.   Your visit to Philadelphia concludes with a stop at the Rocky Steps, in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where you’ll have an opportunity to re-enact the famous scene from the 1976 movie by ascending to the top of the steps.

The days’ itineraries might be modified based on traffic conditions, road closings and time constraints.

Please note: The Maid of the Mist boat cruise operates seasonally, usually between May and October (exact dates are subject to weather conditions) and is replaced in the off-season, depending on accessibility, by views  from other observation points such as the Cave of the Winds gorge walk, Terrapin Point or others (access is subject to weather conditions).

Operational Days

Thursday Niagara and Saturday Washington & Philadelphia

Meeting Point

In front of the Lids store, located in Two Times Square, 714 Seventh Av. Between the 47th and 48th Street, New York, NY 10036

Niagara Tour: 04:00 a.m.

Washington & Philadelphia Tour: 05:00 a.m.

Inclusions

  • Bilingual professional guide (English and Spanish) and round trip transfer from New York City on both days
  • Visit to Washington & Philadelphia
  • Full day tour of Niagara Falls
  • Tickets to the Maid of the Mist boat cruise (May – October) or to the Cave of the Winds (access is subject to weather conditions)

Exclusions

  • Optional tips
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Souvenirs
  • Food and drinks