New York, Niagara, Washington
Historic sites, thrilling cities, and awe-inspiring scenery…these are the perfect words to describe this East Coast tour featuring New York City, Niagara Falls, Philadelphia, and Washington DC. You’ll spend two nights each in New York City, Niagara Falls, and the Washington DC area, and an overnight in Philadelphia. On this affordable vacation, sightseeing or an orientation tour is included in each city. In New York City, see the major attractions, including Broadway, Wall Street, the Empire State Building, and more. In Philadelphia, see the historic landmarks. In Washington DC, visit Arlington National Cemetery, where John and Robert Kennedy are laid to rest; the Lincoln and National WWII Memorials; and the Washington Monument. Also enjoy photo stops at Capitol Hill and the White House. This East Coast tour also features gorgeous scenery. Enjoy drives through the picturesque Poconos and through the beautiful Appalachian Mountains into the Susquehanna River Valley. But that’s not all…wait until you witness breathtaking Niagara Falls! Be sure to have your camera ready as you enjoy a sightseeing cruise past the world-famous falls. During your free time in Niagara Falls, perhaps visit the Butterfly Conservatory, Great Gorge Adventure, or Botanical Gardens, or ride the aerial cable car. From the bustling cities to the majestic scenery, this East Coast tour is a great vacation for savvy travelers. You’re sure to arrive home with plenty of stories and photos to share
Day 1 to 3: The Westin Washington, D.C. Center
Day 4: DoubleTree by Hilton
Day 5 to 6: Sheraton on the Falls
Day 7 to 8: Sheraton Times Square
COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures
This tour offers Vegetarian and Vegan food options on request. Simply let Cosmos
know the food option that you prefer. Jain, Halal and Kosher are not available for this tour
Arrival and transfer to hotel
New York City is one of the world’s most exciting cities, buzzing with atmosphere and packed with fascinating sights. On today’s guided sightseeing tour, see the major attractions—Broadway, the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, bustling Chinatown, City Hall, Wall Street, and Trinity Church. This evening, choose from the city’s many fine restaurants or maybe take in a Broadway show. (B)
Washington, D.C. - Arlington, Virginia - 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.
Washington, D.C. - Pittsburgh
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
New York City - Tour Ends
Your tour comes to a close today. Depart with fantastic memories of the Eastern United States and Canada!