2020 Tour Details
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 four nights in New York City, two nights in Niagara Falls and the Washington DC area, and one night in Philadelphia. You’ll also visit Corning, New York, once voted Most Fun Small Town in America. 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. Two extra nights in New York City at the end of your tour give you the opportunity to discover the city’s sights and to join optional activities, such as a Manhattan harbor cruise. 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.
NEW YORK CITY
Sightseeing with Local Guide
Sightseeing with Local Guide; visit Arlington National Cemetery
Local host service in New York City, where information is provided for independent exploration and diningNotes:
Enjoy the fall colors of New York and surrounding areas on our special fall foliage departures: September 17 to October 3 (if Mother Nature permits).
The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:
Private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring with free Wi-Fi.
Meals & Itinerary
Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
Day 1 NEW YORK CITY
Welcome to the “Big Apple!” Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.
Day 2 NEW YORK CITY
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.
Day 3 NEW YORK CITY–CORNING–NIAGARA FALLS
Depart Manhattan, heading across New Jersey through the Poconos and into upstate New York, arriving in Corning midday. Late this afternoon, cross the border to the Canadian side of the Niagara River in Ontario. Spend the next two nights in beautiful Niagara Falls.
Day 4 NIAGARA FALLS
This morning, enjoy a sightseeing excursion to Niagara Falls that includes a SIGHTSEEING CRUISE past the world-famous falls. Your afternoon is free, so consider visiting the Butterfly Conservatory, Great Gorge Adventure, Botanical Gardens, and Niagara Parks Greenhouse, or maybe ride the aerial cable car. NOTE:Operation of the Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise is subject to favorable weather and/or river conditions. When weather is unfavorable, a walking tour through the scenic tunnels will be substituted.
Day 5 NIAGARA FALLS–PHILADELPHIA
Head southeast through the Appalachian Mountains and into the Susquehanna River Valley. Then, on to the handsome city of Philadelphia for an overnight stay.
Day 6 PHILADELPHIA–WASHINGTON DC AREA
The birthplace of American independence, the “City of Brotherly Love” is steeped in history. Your morning orientation tour focuses on the historic landmarks, then on to the U.S. capital and seat of government, Washington DC, for a 2-night stay. Later, join the optional outing, featuring dinner and a tour of the city’s most famous monuments and memorials.
Day 7 WASHINGTON DC AREA
The nation’s capital is a sightseeing treasure trove, and your half-day tour with a Local Guide features a visit to ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY to see the graves of American heroes, including those of John and Robert Kennedy. See the Lincoln and National WWII Memorials, Washington Monument, with photo stops at Capitol Hill, the White House, and other well-known sights. The afternoon is free. Your Tour Director will make suggestions for independent exploration.
Day 8 WASHINGTON DC AREA–NEW YORK CITY
Continue by motorcoach into New York City and check into your hotel for the next two nights.
Day 9 NEW YORK CITY
The “Big Apple beckons. Stay a little longer in the Big Apple and discover the sights this amazing city has to offer. New York has it all, from Broadway shows to museums, shopping and great restaurants. Your local host will be available to help you with additional sightseeing plans as well as give shopping and dining suggestions.
Day 10 NEW YORK CITY
Your vacation ends this morning.
With COSMOS, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of a Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.
Escorting tours for more than 10 years
Escorting tours for more than 10 years
“After a trip to Moscow in 2006, I developed an insatiable desire for travel. I really enjoy working with people, so tour directing seemed like a natural fit. I believe travel is vital to becoming a more well-rounded person. Exposure to other people and cultures gives us a better understanding of just how much we all have in common. I enjoy being able to share places and experiences that I love with others-I look forward to seeing you on the road!”
No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else,
we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.
When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination,
so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities.
Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value.
Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences.
We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.
The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyCosmos site 90 days prior to the tour start date.
$ ($50 CAD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 CAD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 CAD)
$$$$ (Over $150)
New York City
Top of the Rock
Ascend 70 floors into the sky and take in sweeping 360-degree city views from three viewing decks.
Price Range: $$
Empire State Building
Get skyward and discover what the city looks like when you are 1,050 feet high at the top of New York's most iconic skyscraper, the Empire State Building.
Price Range: $$
No trip to New York is complete without attending a Broadway show. From the newest musical sensation to perennial favorites, there is something for everyone on Broadway!
Price Range: $$$
90-Minute New York Harbor Cruise
This fully narrated cruise offers introduces visitors to the impressive NYC skyline and so many of the most famous landmarks.
Price Range: $
Niagara Helicopter Sightseeing
Take a thrilling ride over the most famous falls in North America. As the helicopter gently lifts off the awe-inspiring views of the Niagara Region begin to appear below.
Price Range: $$$
Dinner and National Monuments by Night
The evening starts with dinner at a favorite local restaurant and is capped off with an illumination tour of several of DC's most famous memorials. A beautiful city any time of day, it is especially beautiful at night!
Price Range: $$
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