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Washington D.C.’s Monuments and Sights, New York City Sights including Statue of Liberty, Broadway Show, and Downtown hotel

 

Day 1 – Home to Lansing, IL

Today is a day of getting to know our fellow passengers as we travel to our first overnight stay near Chicago. We’ll enjoy beautiful fall color as we drive through Wisconsin.

Included Meals: Lunch

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express


Day 2 – Lansing to Erie, PA

Travel through Indiana & Ohio’s lovely countryside with breaks along the way. Lodging this evening will be in Erie.

Included Meals: Light Breakfast

Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn or Holiday Inn Express


Day 3 – Erie to Niagara Falls, ON

We make our way to Niagara Falls Ontario, a thundering natural wonder that draws millions of visitors each year from around the world. Drive scenic Niagara Parkway where you will see lovely scenery including the Floral Clock. Dine this evening atop the Skylon Tower as we enjoy a breathtaking view of Niagara Falls!

Included Meals: Light Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott


Day 4 – Niagara Falls to New York City

Pass through the beautiful landscapes of New York State and we check into our hotel just blocks from Times Square.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Hotel: Manhattan at Times Square


Day 5 – New York City

Take a colorful ferry boat ride to the famous Statue of Liberty, symbolizing American freedom to all. Visit Ellis Island and discover, by exhibits, the 12 million people who came here looking for a better life. View the film “Island of Hope, Island of Tears” before visiting the Great Hall. Our local step-on guide will show us the sights and sounds of the “Big Apple”, New York City! Visit lower Manhattan. See Wall Street, Ground Zero, Chinatown, Greenwich village and more of this exciting city that never sleeps. This evening is at your leisure to choose from one of the great restaurants of New York City. This evening we’re off to one of Broadway’s top shows featuring orchestra seats!

 

Day 6 – NYC to Washington D.C.

Depart for Philadelphia, the home of the First and Second Continental Congresses and the first Capital of the U.S. See Independence Hall, the site of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the home of the Liberty Bell. Arrive in Washington D.C. for a three night stay in our nation’s capital!

Included Meals: Breakfast

Hotel: Hampton Inn


Day 7 – Washington D.C.

Our excellent step on guide will be with us as we tour the Vietnam, Korean, The World War II Memorial and Iwo Jima Memorial. Learn about the Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, World War II Memorial, Washington Memorial, new Martin Luther King Memorial, and the restored Union Station. Lunch is served at the famous Old Ebbitt Grill, Washington’s oldest, most historic saloon. Established in 1856, it was a favorite of many past presidents and is still a popular meeting stop for political insiders, journalists, celebrities, and R & J travelers. Our guide interests us with facts and information as we view from our coach Embassy Row, Kennedy Center, The Old Post Office, The Pentagon, and the National Cathedral.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 8 – Washington D.C.

After breakfast, explore Arlington National Cemetery, and witness the Changing of the Guard ceremony at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Nearby, the Eternal Flame marks the gravesites of President John F. Kennedy, Jackie, Robert, and Ted Kennedy. This afternoon visit the Smithsonian Institute, known as the “Nation’s Attic” where we will see our country’s treasures, from its priceless jewels to Archie Bunker’s chair!

Included Meals: Breakfast


Day 9 – Washington D.C. to Gettysburg

Travel to Gettysburg, where we will tour the battlefield, experience the electric map presentation, and walk through the cemetery. We will stand where Abraham Lincoln delivered his famous Gettysburg Address. Tonight we have an included dinner at the famous Historic Dobbin House. Enjoy a leisure time with lots to see and do.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel: Hampton Inn Gettysburg


Day 10 – Gettysburg to Youngstown

We bid goodbye and begin our journey home. Enjoy the passing landscapes with the company of good friends before checking into our hotel for the evening.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Hotel: Hampton Inn


Day 11 – Youngstown to Chicago Area

After breakfast we’re off to Chicago with lunch and coffee breaks along the way. This evening, relax and enjoy the hotel before our farewell dinner.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel: Hampton Inn


Day 12 – Chicago Area to Home

As we travel homeward, we will have opportunity to reminisce about our country’s past that has come alive!

Included Meals: Breakfast

 

 

Motorcoach Per Person Pricing Information

Double: $2,399
Single: $3,299
Triple: $2,269
Quad: $2,149

Motorcoach Travel Protection Per Person

Double: $149
Single: $205

Travel Bucks

$35 Travel Bucks per person earned with this tour

Deposit Due

$100 deposit per person due at time of reservation. Full payment due 30 days prior to depart.

Passport Needed

Yes

Tour Pace

Moderate Walking

Price Includes

16 Meals, Hotels & Activities as stated in brochure, Luxury Motorcoach



The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 71°
Travel with R & J Tours to a warm destination where it is...
54°
Minneapolis, Mn
92°
Washington D.C. & New York City
Motorcoach Departure Date:
10/06/2012
Motorcoach Return Date:
10/17/2012

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Tour Highlights

2 Nights in New York City at the Manhattan at Times Square including a wonderful local guide that will show us the best of NYC including Orchestra seating at a top Broadway show, and a cruise to Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island
3 Nights in Washington with extensive touring of Monuments and Memorials and an
expert Washington D.C. Guide
including a visit to the WWII Memorial
Philadelphia, Gettysburg



Travel with R & J Tours to a warm destination where it is...
54°
Minneapolis, Mn
92°
Washington D.C. & New York City
The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 71°
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