Tour Provider: Collette
Region: North America
Duration: 9 Days
Day 1. Arlington, Virginia - Tour Begins
On a journey that takes you through Washington, D.C., Niagara Falls, and New York City, discover the quintessential sites of the East Coast. Your journey begins in the nation’s capital: Washington, D.C. Immerse yourself in the epic story of America. Accommodation: Courtyard by Marriott Crystal City
Day 2. Washington, D.C.
Experience the seat of American democracy with a guided tour of the storied U.S. Capitol Visitor Center. Afterwards, take in the celebrated history of America’s capital on a tour with a local expert. Delight in wonderful views of the White House, National Mall, historic monuments, and famous museums. Along the way, you’ll stop at the moving World War II Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the Korean War Memorial. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner. Accommodation: Courtyard by Marriott Crystal City Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Day 3. Arlington - Washington, D.C.
Embark on a narrated tour of Arlington National Cemetery, taking you to the Tomb of the Unknowns and the John F. Kennedy gravesite. Then, get a glimpse into the life of the President when you visit the White House Visitor Center. Explore the history of legendary 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and see artifacts from the White House collection. Then, it’s your choice! Step into the pages of history and uncover some of the treasures of the Smithsonian Institution with a visit to the National Air and Space Museum -OR- the National Museum of American History. Tonight you may choose to join an optional twilight tour of D.C. including dinner. Accommodation: Courtyard by Marriott Crystal City Meals: Breakfast
Day 4. Arlington - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Head north towards Pittsburgh, a thriving city that sits at the junction of historic architecture and modern technology. In the early 20th century, Pittsburgh functioned as a booming industrial capital by producing steel. En route to the city, stop for lunch at a charming, historic tavern dating back to the 1700s. After arriving in “Steel City,” scale the side of Mt. Washington with a ride on the Duquesne Incline. Completed in 1877, this funicular and track were recently restored to carry travelers to the top of the lookout point. From the observation deck, marvel at the best view of Pittsburgh while learning about this illustrious city with a local guide. Accommodation: DoubleTree by Hilton Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Day 5. Pittsburgh - Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
As you journey to Niagara Falls, travel through the Great Lakes port of Erie, sheltered by Presque Isle Peninsula, a natural bay formed on the southeast shore of Lake Erie. Take in views of the lake on one side and Erie’s wine country, the largest grape-growing region east of the Rockies, on the other. This evening, enjoy dinner while admiring an awe-inspiring view of Niagara Falls. Accommodation: Sheraton on the Falls Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Day 6. Niagara Falls
Experience the wonder of Niagara Falls from a different perspective when you embark on a boat cruise to the base of the falls.* Be amazed by the power of the falls as you witness the thundering water from up-close. This afternoon, enjoy some free time to discover the area on your own. Accommodation: Sheraton on the Falls Meals: Breakfast
Day 7. Niagara Falls - Corning, New York, U.S.A. - New York City
Travel back across the U.S. border to New York. En route to New York City, enjoy a visit to the Corning Museum of Glass. Dedicated to the art, history, and science of glass, this museum was established in 1951 and contains a world-renowned glass-working school. Not only does the museum hold the most comprehensive collection of glass in the world, it’s also the site where the technology for the touch screen on the Apple iPhone was developed. After your visit, continue on to New York City, “the city that never sleeps.” Accommodation: Sheraton Times Square Hotel Meals: Breakfast
Day 8. New York City
Welcome to New York, New York! After breakfast at a local diner, embrace the city’s energy on a locally guided tour of the “Big Apple.” Find yourself in Greenwich Village, the Wall Street district, Chinatown, and Central Park. You’ll see the Empire State Building and many other time-honored landmarks. Reflect at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, a poignant tribute to the lives lost. Tonight, gather for your final taste of New York City with a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. Accommodation: Sheraton Times Square Hotel Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Day 9. New York City - Tour Ends
Your tour comes to a close today. Depart with fantastic memories of the Eastern United States and Canada!
Get better acquainted with this iconic region of North America on a tour that features Washington, D.C.; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Niagara Falls and New York, New York. Begin your journey in America’s capital city, Washington, D.C., on a guided city tour where you’ll see panoramic views of the Capitol building and the White House. Continue on to Pittsburgh, commonly known as “Steel City” and “the City of Bridges.” In Niagara Falls, get an up-close look at the mighty falling waters when you cruise to the base of this powerful natural wonder. Your East Coast journey ends in New York City, where you’ll immerse yourself in the energizing bustle of the “Big Apple.” Enjoy a locally guided city tour and visit poignant sites like the 9/11 Museum & Memorial.
BONUS: Includes Travel Protection Plan insurance which allows you to cancel up to 24 hours prior to departure!
Plus Prepaid gratuities are also included.
Your Guided Holiday includes:
Price is based on select departures in May, September & October 2021. Surcharge applies for April, June, July & August 2021.
** Extend your holiday and add on a cruise or stopover. Call us for details **
Choice on Tour - From the Wright Flyer to the Apollo 11 command module, discover the technical marvels and wonders of aviation at the National Air and Space Museum -OR- delve into the history of the United States at the National Museum of American History, which contains the original Star-Spangled Banner.
Conditions apply. Subject to availability and change without notice. Full supplier conditions apply. Valid for new bookings only. Prices valid at the time of publication. Prices are per person based on twin share occupancy unless otherwise stated and displayed in $AUD. Member savings are calculated using the original advertised price.
Valid for new bookings made up to 30 June 2020, travel commenced between 01 April – 02 October 2021. Travel protection must be purchased at time of booking. Guest may choose to change departure dates up to 60 days prior to originally booked departure date and move all deposited funds including travel protection to the new departure date. Travel for the new departure date must commence on or before 31 December 21. Bookings are subject to any difference in price between the new date and the date originally booked and will be the responsibility of the guest. Offers are not combinable with seasonal offers, hot deals, flash sales or any other offer in the marketplace. Offers can expire earlier due to space