New York – Princeton – Philadelphia – Lancaster (167 miles)
In the morning we will visit Princeton, NJ and the campus of the prestigious Ivy League school, Princeton University. Next, we will depart for historic Philadelphia, PA to visit National Independence Park, which is where we will find the city’s three most historic locations: Independence Hall, Congress Hall and the famous Liberty Bell. We will go to Lancaster to visit the Amish village.
One of the most historically significant cities in the United States, Philadelphia was the original American capital. The City of Brotherly Love draws history buffs and lovers of culture from all corners of the globe!
(Outside Visit) When Philadelphia was the capital of the newly-formed United States of America, this building was home to the young Congress and all of its proceedings. Congress Hall stands right next to Independence Hall in Independence National Park.
(Outside Visit) One of Philadelphia’s most famous landmarks, Independence Hall in Independence National Historical Park is the location where both the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were debated, written, and ratified by the Founding Fathers of the USA.
Duration: Approx. 15 Minutes
Independence National Historical Park
This National Historical Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania serves as a way of preserving important Revolutionary War sites for future generations. Called “America’s most historic square mile,” this 55-acre park in the “Old City” district is not to be missed.
Amish Style Dinner
Because they shun technology, Amish cuisine is known for using only the freshest ingredients, whether vegetable, meat, or dairy. They grow their own crops, raise their own animals, and produce their own dairy products, making for a delicious meal.
Admission (Optional): Adult $18; Child (3-12 yrs) $18; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $18
Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn/Days Inn/Sleeping Inn or similar
Washington DC – New York (203 miles)
Today we’ll visit many of the most iconic landmarks and buildings in the nation’s capital during our visit to Washington D.C., stopping at the National Air and Space Museum, Capitol Hill (outside), White House (outside), Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial( Vietnam War Memorial is next to Lincoln Memorial so that we can walk there for photos. ), Korean War Memorial and Madame Tussands Wax Museum (if time permits). We will return to New York in the late afternoon and get there around 7:00pm. See “Departure and Return Details” for pickup and dropoff information.
The capital of the United States of America sits on the scenic Potomac River. Monuments, museums, and Americana characterize this historic city, which is located in the District of Columbia between the states of Maryland and Virginia.
(Passing By) The Thomas Jefferson Memorial is a memorial to the third president of the United States. The impressive building is neoclassical in design and has been standing since 1943. It sees more than two million visitors every year. It’s only available during the Cherry Blossom time.
Korean War Veterans Memorial
(Passing By) This memorial commemorates those who served for the United States in the Korean War. It is located south of the Reflecting Pool at the National Mall. The simple memorial is triangular in shape will a circle at the top.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
(Passing By) This memorial in Washington, DC serves as a place to remember the American soldier who were lost or killed during the tumultuous Vietnam War. Originally controversial in design, the simple memorial has become a shrine for the American people.
Potomac River Cruise
The Potomac River runs along Washington, DC, the capital city of the United States of America. Visitors to this famous locale can opt to see many of the area’s most historic landmarks and memorials in a unique way.
If the cruise closed, we will visit International Spy Museum instead.
Admission (Optional): Adult $26; Child (2-12 yrs) $18; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $23 | Opening Hours: Mar – Nov, Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1. | Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes
Visiting Princeton University is not valid for customers who select Philadelphia Bourse as departure.