On arrival at the International Airport, you will be met by our local representative in USA for a brief meet and greet. You will then be transferred to your hotel in Washington DC for Check-in.
Washington, DC, is the capital of the United States of America. The city was founded after the signing of the residence act in 1790, which dictated the construction of a new capital for the country. It is interesting to note however, that even before completion, the city was almost completely destroyed during the war of 1812 with Great Britain. Owing to it being the capital city, Washington DC is home to the president (White House), congress (Capital Building), judiciary (Supreme Court) and military (Pentagon). During the city tour, we will visit all these important landmarks and also explore the Korean and Lincoln Memorial.
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After breakfast at the hotel, we proceed for a tour of WashingtonDC. We embark on a captivating exploration of some of the most iconic landmarks in the United States. Our first stop is Capitol Hill, a historic site where the U.S. Congress convenes, representing the heart of American democracy. We then seize the opportunity for a memorable photo at the backdrop of the White House, the esteemed official residence of the U.S. President.
Next, we visit the awe-inspiring Lincoln Memorial, a magnificent structure built to pay tribute to the esteemed 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. Not only does this grand monument hold great historical significance, but it also serves as a powerful symbol of the American Civil Rights Movement, forever associated with Martin Luther King Jr.’s unforgettable speech, “I have a Dream.”
Our adventure then leads us to the charming city of Philadelphia, where we are greeted by the impressive Philadelphia City Hall, an architectural masterpiece and a symbol of civic pride. We also visit Independence Hall, a place of immense historical significance as it is where both the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were debated and adopted.
In close proximity, we find the Liberty Bell building, home to the famed Liberty Bell, which has become an enduring symbol of American freedom and independence.
To cap off the day, we embark on a scenic drive along the famous Benjamin Franklin Parkway, a boulevard renowned for its beauty and often compared to the illustrious Champs-Élysées in Paris. This charming road is adorned with flags from nations worldwide, adding an international flair to the already captivating experience. It’s a delightful endeavor to spot our own Indian national flag among the impressive array of colors.
After breakfast at the hotel, we will proceed to Niagara Falls City. Enroute we will learn the art of chocolate making at Hershey’s Chocolate World in Pennsylvania.
Hershey’s, the maker of Kitkat and Cadburry chocolates, is the largest chocolate producer in the world. At the Hersey’s Chocolate World attraction in Pennsylvania you will learn about the process of chocolate making – the journey from cocoa beans to tasty chocolate bars – during the Hershey’s Chocolate Tour. For extra cost, chocolate enthusiasts can also create their own chocolate bars with their selected ingredients in an authentic factory experience and take it home in a personalised wrapper.
After the tour, we will proceed to Niagara falls city. Upon reaching, we will check-into the hotel and go for a night-time light show at Niagara falls.
Niagara falls is not one but actually a group of three waterfalls – Horseshoe falls, American Fall and Bridal Veil Fall – which are located close to each other from which water falls into the same basin, making it one of the largest waterfall in the world. During the night, the falls are brightly illuminated by colourful artificial lighting making it a mesmerising sight.
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SEGV’S RECOMMENDATION – Established in 1951, Corning Museum of Glass is the world’s most comprehensive collection of artefacts made of glass, ranging from portrait of an ancient Egyptian pharaoh to contemporary glass sculptures. At the museum, you can take part in glass making demonstrations and learn about the craft and technology of glass making. For those looking for a more hands on approach, you can also participate in “Make Your Own Glass” sessions under a professional glassmaker, and take home a glass sculpture made by you.
After breakfast at the hotel, we will visit the Niagara Falls for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Feel the full force of the waterfall directly falling over you on the ‘cave of the winds’ attraction at Niagara falls. For this, you have to take an elevator down the 175 ft Niagara Gorge to reach a series of walkways that brings you within inches of the Bridal Weil Falls. After this amazing experience, enjoy ‘maid of the mist’ – a 20 minute breathtaking boat ride to the largest of the three falls – Horseshoe Falls. The boat brings you close enough to the waterfall that you will get wet by the water bouncing off the falls.
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On arrival atJohn F. Kennedy International Airport, you will be met by our local representative in USA for a brief meet and greet.
Originally established as a Dutch Trading post in 1624, New York City came under English control in 1664. Today, New York city is the most exciting city in the world. The world’s foremost financial and cultural capital, it is densely populated, and extremely welcoming, having the largest population of foreign born people in the world. The city’s culinary scene is lit and it is home to more than 500 art galleries. You will be completely buoyed over by the splendor of this megacity.
The day is free to relax and roam around in New York City on your own.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, we proceed for a full-day tour of New York City.
During the city tour, we shall visit some of the most famous sights in New York. We will begin the tour with a ferry to Liberty island, where we will marvel at the iconic Statue of Liberty. You can even climb 162 steps to the crown of the statue to enjoy stunning panoramic views of the surroundings. Next we will visit the marvellous Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges, United Nations headquarters, Trump Tower, Times Square and 5th Avenue. Visit the World Trade Center memorial site and also get yourself clicked with the iconic bull statue on wall street.
After the city tour, the evening is free for you to explore New York City on your own.
SEGV’S RECOMMENDATION – Post the city tour, we suggest you spend your evening at the stunning Times Square. A major New York entertainment hub, Times square is home to the broadway theatre, and is decorated with giant digital billboards with flashy neon lights. At this exciting square, you can shop at major American retailers, enjoy mouth watering food or catch the most exciting show running at the theatre.
After breakfast, transfer to airport to board a flight to India. We check out from the hotel to leave for Airport.
Arrive home with pleasant memories of your USA east coast tour organised by State Express Global Voyages, which we are sure you will treasure for a lifetime.