Itinerary: New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC, New York
Includes: 1 night hotel accommodation with continental breakfast; van or bus with English speaking guide; travel through New Jersey and Pennsylvania; Panoramic tour of Philadelphia and visit Liberty Bell, Constitution Square and Congress Hall, the financial district, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Historic Philadelphia and famous “Rocky Steps”; visit Lancaster county home of the Amish people; ride in an authentic Amish Buggy through the Amish farm country; Tour of Washington DC, visit Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, Kennedy family gravesite, Capitol Hill, The White House, Air and Space Museum, Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Korea and Vietnam Memorials.
Day 1: NEW YORK – PHILADELPHIA – AMISH COUNTRY – WASHINGTON DC
Depart from New York City through New Jersey in to Pennsylvania, the city of brotherly love. Arriving in the historic area of Philadelphia we visit the famous Liberty Bell, one of the symbols of freedom in America, Constitution square and Congress Hall. Stroll Elfreth’s alley the oldest continuously inhabited street in America.
We will continue on a panoramic tour of Philadelphia that includes the Financial district, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Historic Philadelphia and more. When we depart from Philadelphia we will get to see the famous “Rocky Steps” and then continue to Lancaster county home of the Amish people. After a break for lunch at the Amish marketplace we embark on an authentic Amish Buggy ride through the Amish farm country and learn how they live without the benefit of modern technology, no electricity, running water, telephone service, or appliances. After the ride we visit the Amish marketplace where we can shop for handmade arts crafts and products. Then we depart then for Washington DC. Overnight: Wyndham Garden Washington DC or similar.
Day 2: WASHINGTON DC – NEW YORK
We will begin our day with a visit to Lincoln, Washington, Korean and Vietnam Memorials. Continuing to the Arlington National Cemetery to see the changing of the guards and the Kennedy family gravesite. We will visit the Mint and learn how the US tries to keep the US Dollar safe from counterfeiters, from there continue to the Air and Space Museum before visiting the Capitol, Senate and White House to understand the core of the US government. In the late afternoon we depart east for an evening arrival in New York City.
**Age 2-14, sharing room with 2 adults