Essential Eastern USA

  • Duration: 9 Days / 8 Nights
  • New York - Niagara Falls, NY - Washington DC - Philadelphia - New York
  • 2-day NYC Hop-on Hop-off Tour & Attraction Pass
  • Admission to Corning Glass Museum
  • Option of Maid of the Mist+ Cave of Winders or City Cruises Voyage to the Falls+ Journey behind the Falls.
  • Big Bus - Washington DC Classic One-Day Pass
  • Rental of a mid-size car
  • Unlimited Mileage & Rental Car Insurance (CDW/LDW)

Discover the essentials of the Eastern US when you embark on our unforgettable 8 days/7 nights Essential Eastern USA tour. Experience the highlights that this great region has to offer, starting with a visit to the iconic city of New York and its exceptional museums, cultural attractions, and eateries. Continue your journey through Niagara Falls, NY where you can take in the breathtaking views from the observation decks and explore clustered attractions at Clifton Hill. Then travel down to Washington DC for a fun-filled experience replete with top sights & attractions like the Capitol Building, White House, and National Mall. Get up close and personal with art galleries and history in Philadelphia before heading back to New York for drop-off. We guarantee that this exciting trip will be more than just a holiday - it'll be an adventure!

This tour is fully customizable.  It is possible to operate the tour in the opposite direction.

Please contact our Canada Destination Specialist for information and assistance.

This afternoon arrive at New York.  Transfer on your own to your hotel.  Hotel check-in starts at 4:00 PM.
Rest of the day free.

Overnight in New York, NY.
Sightseeing Hop on Hop Off Tour & Admission to Attractions Pass - Our tour package includes a Sightseeing Hop on Hop Off Tour & Admission to Attractions Pass that will allow you two days of Hop-on Hop Off Tour of New York and access to some of the most popular attractions in New York. You will be able to hit all the stops that really matter on a New York tour. The Bus Pass allows you to explore Downtown, Uptown, and Brooklyn. Snap pictures from your upper deck seat on our Double Decker Bus. Learn about the city’s rich history at Museum of The City of New York. The pass also allows you access to New York’s most popular attractions including  the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Roundtrip Ferry Tour **.

** For more details, please review Inclusions and FAQ.

Overnight in New York, NY.
Continue your Hop on Hop Off Tour & Admission to Attractions Pass.

Overnight in New York, NY.
Driving Distance: 397 Miles | 10 hours
This morning, we will start early.  After breakfast proceed to pick up your car from the Rental Car depot.
Today, take a drive across New York State to immerse yourself in the beauty and bounty of Finger Lakes Country. Spend the day sampling award-winning wines or skipping stones in one of many glistening lakes, such as Lake Seneca where you can pay homage to the Seneca Indian Nation. End your day with a stay in Niagara Falls.

Included: Admissions to Corning Museum of Glass. - The Corning Museum of Glass, located in Corning, New York, is an unparalleled destination for anyone looking to explore the art of glassmaking. There are a number of interactive exhibits and activities within the museum – from live glassmaking demonstrations by professional artisans to The Studio’s interactive space where guests can try their hand at glassblowing themselves! Specialty workshops on advanced techniques such as kilnforming and flameworking allow guests to observe specialized methods of creating intricate glass creations. With over 50,000 items on display including artwork from classic to contemporary, the Corning Museum is sure to be an unforgettable experience.

Overnight in Niagara Falls, NY, or Niagara Falls, ON.
Today is a day for you to enjoy the beauty of Niagara Falls.  You have a choice of any one of the two breathtaking experiences we offer in Niagara Falls.

Experience Combo 1 – Niagara Falls, NY - Maid of the Mist & Cave of the Winds Admissions combo
Niagara Falls, NY is a must-see destination for any traveler. Experience Combo 1 at Niagara Falls pairs the giant spectacle of the legendary Maid of the Mist boat ride with the thrilling Cave of the Winds tour. Take in up-close views and feel the thunderous roar of the mighty waterfall on board Maid of the Mist, as you journey right into the heart of Niagara Falls. Afterward, prepare to be awed by Cave of Winds which takes visitors across wooden walkways positioned around Bridal Veil Falls for enchanting and picturesque perspectives. This experience combo promises an unforgettable day in one of the world's most beautiful and powerful destinations.

Experience Combo 2 – Niagara Falls, ON, Canada (you may require a Canadian Visa to exercise this option) – City Cruises – Voyage to the Falls, Journey Behind the Falls, and Dinner at Skylon Tower.
For a thrilling and unforgettable experience, we highly recommend making a trip to the stunning Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada. Starting your journey with Voyage to the Falls is essential for getting an up close view of the majestic falls – it's an experience truly like no other. Afterward, follow up Voyage to the Falls with Journey Behind the Falls – a tour through tunnels to visit sections behind the falls and hear thundering vibrations of water. This is sure to make your afternoon more adventurous! To end the day off in style, treat yourselves to dinner at Skylon Tower located at 775 feet above sea level, and overlook stunning views of Niagara River and beyond. 

Overnight in Niagara Falls, NY, or Niagara Falls, ON.
Driving Distance: 404 Miles | 9 hours
Start your day off with a memorable experience as you take a scenic drive along the Susquehanna River, through outstanding vistas along the Appalachian Mountains. Soak up the natural beauty of the American east coast before making a stop at Gettysburg Civil War National Battleground to discover interesting tidbits of history and explore the exact place where President Lincoln made his stirring speech back in 1863. Finish up your memorable day on the way to Washington, D.C., and make sure you take some time this evening to see the national monuments illuminated in all their splendor against an evening sky! 

Overnight in Washington, D.C
Washington D.C. is a place to explore and experience the history of the United States, offering captivating landmarks and fascinating attractions that define our country’s capital. From the iconic national treasures such as The U.S. Capitol Building and Lincoln Memorial, to opulent architectural wonders like the Washington Monument or White House, there is much to be admired in D.C. Other unique spots include The Supreme Court, Library of Congress, F.B.I Building, and Arlington National Cemetery; honored site of the JFK Memorial. No visit would be complete without exploring some of the world renowned Smithsonian Institute museums which will leave you marvelling at the rich heritage of our nation. Alternatively you can simply sit back, relax and gaze on the beauty of nature while you stroll along the beautiful Banks of the Potomac River; what a perfect end to your sightseeing day! 

Park your car today.  The most efficient way to see Washington DC in a day would be the Washington DC Classic Hop On Hop Off  Tour.  We have you covered. 

Included in your Self Drive Drive Package: Washington DC Classic Hop On Hop Off  Tour.
For the ideal way to experience Washington DC’s wealth of historical monuments and landmarks, look no further than a classic hop-on, hop-off bus tour. This convenient one-day ticket will provide hours of exploration, as you learn about all that this beautiful city has to offer with pre-recorded commentary that is also offered in 8 different languages. Have an even more immersive journey by taking advantage of the bike rental offer included within your purchase to truly feel at one with the area and its surroundings. For those looking for something a little more unique, take advantage of the ARTECHOUSE DC Offer included in your pass - a contemporary art space offering stimulating installations in both virtual and physical reality.

Overnight in Washington, D.C
Driving Distance: 139 Miles | 3 hours
As you continue your journey to Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, you will experience history and culture as you explore the birthplace of America. Visit Independence Hall and get a glimpse back into revolutionary times with a look at the iconic Liberty Bell. For those who are hungry for more, there’s an optional evening dinner where guests can enjoy a taste of the local delicacy known throughout the world: Philly Cheese Steak. Sit down in one of Philadelphia’s classic restaurants and have an unforgettable meal!

Overnight in Philadelphia, PA
Driving Distance: 140 Miles | 3 hours
This morning, it's time to check out of the hotel and make the journey back to New York City. Once you arrive, drop off your rental car before heading to the airport for your return flight. Make sure you get there with plenty of time to check in so that you don't miss your flight. Enjoy a safe and pleasant journey home!

End of Essential Eastern USA Tour.


  • 8 Night accommodations.
    • 3 nights in New York
    • 2 nights in Niagara Falls, NY
    • 2 nights in Washington D.C
    • 1 night in Philadelphia
  • New York - 2-day NYC Hop-on Hop-off Tour 
  • Sightseeing Hop on Hop Off Tour & Admission to Attractions Pass. ** This will include:

Two days of Hop on Hop Off Bus Tour Pass.

9/11 Memorial & Museum


Legoland Discovery Center New Jersey

Madame Tussauds New York

Madison Square Garden All Access Tour


One World Observatory

Top of the Rock® Observation Deck at Rockefeller Center

American Museum of Natural History

Circle Line Landmarks Cruise

Circle Line Liberty Cruise

Guggenheim Museum

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Museum of the City of New York

NY Aquarium

Radio City Music Hall Stage Door Tour

St. Patrick’s Cathedral Tour


Food On Foot Tours

Graffiti & Street Art Walking Tour of Brooklyn

Greenwich Village Walking Tour

Inside Broadway Walking Tour

Lower Manhattan Walking Tour

NYC Slavery and Underground Railroad Tour

SoHo and Little Italy Walking Tour

Spirits On Foot - Beer, Spirits & Wine Crawl

Times Square Walk, Talk & Dance

Walk This Way Thru Harlem Tour

  • Admission to Corning Glass Museum
  • Niagara Falls - Choice of any one
    • Maid of the Mist+ Cave of Winds in Niagara Falls, NY
    •  or
    • City Cruises Voyage to the Falls+ Journey behind the Falls in Niagara Falls, ON, Canada

    • Washington D.C. – Hop on Hop Off Tour.
    • Rental of a mid-size car. 
    • Unlimited Mileage.
    • Rental Car Insurance (CDW/LDW). 
    • A minimum deductible of US $500 applies.
    • Taxes.


      • Airfare.  Offered as a supplement on request.
      • Breakfast and other meals.
      • Resort Fees may apply at some of the hotels.
      • Additional Driver Fees.
      • Roadside assistance. 
      • Gas for the vehicle.
      • GPS. Racks, etc.
      • Child and Infant Seats.
      • Parking (including at hotels) and Tolls.
      • Park Fees (where applicable).
      • Porterage at hotels. 
      • Bottled Water in hotel rooms.
      • Visa and Documentation Fees.
      • Telephone calls, Laundry, and other expenses.
      • Any personal expenses.
      • Gratuities for hotel staff (optional).
      • Travel Insurance – highly recommended. If client declines your offer to sell Travel Insurance, you are required to secure a Liability Waiver signed by the client that you must provide us on demand.  We sell Travel Insurance to residents of Ontario.  Non-residents of Ontario as well as clients from abroad must purchase Travel Insurance in the province/state/country where they reside. 
      • Optional Tours and activities.
      • Early Check-in and Late Check-out charges.  Charges will apply.
      • If applicable, cost of any RTPCR/Antigen Test or costs related to quarantine.

      Accommodations Featured

      Standard Hotels
      Superior Hotels
      New York, NY
      Hilton Garden Inn Secaucus/Meadowlands
      Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel
      Niagara Falls, NY
      Hampton Inn Niagara Falls Blvd
      Hampton Inn Niagara Falls Blvd
      Washington D.C
      Hyatt Place Chantilly Dulles Arpt S
      Washington Hilton
      Philadelphia, PAHoliday Inn Express PHILADELPHIA AIRPORT

      Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

      Please contact our Canada Destination Specialist for information and assistance.


      Room Configuration Beds Occupancy
      TWIN or
      SINGLE or
      TWIN + 1 YOUTH + 1 CHILD
      TWIN + 2 CHILD

      For more information on Rooming and how rates apply, please refer to Important Notes

      Optional Tour

      These optional tours can be booked with our package. Please contact our Canada Destination Specialist for rates.

      Notes about this Tour

      Operation Info

      YearOperating Dates
      20231 May to 31 Oct 
      20241 May to 31 Oct 



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