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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: 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 then we check into our hotel just blocks from Times Square. After a leisurely dinner on your own, we will all meet to go to “The Top of the Rock” for a spectacular night view of the city.

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. Tour the 9/11 Memorial Museum – a display that will truly never be forgotten. 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, Chinatown, Greenwich village and more of this exciting city that never sleeps. Dinner is on your own before we’re off to one of Broadway’s top shows!


Day 6 – NYC

We’ll spend most of the day with our wonderful NYC tour guide. Then the remainder of the afternoon and evening are yours to enjoy the hustle & bustle of NYC life.


Day 7 – 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 near our nation’s capital!

Included Meals: Breakfast 

Hotel: Hampton Inn, Alexandria VA 


Day 8 – 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, Washington Memorial, new Martin Luther King Memorial, and the restored Union Station. Our guide indulges 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 


Day 9 – 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. Lunch is on your own before visiting the Smithsonian Institute at your leisure. Known as the “Nation’s Attic,” we will see our country’s treasures, from its priceless jewels to Archie Bunker’s chair! Tonight we’ll enjoy dinner at a local Arlington, VA restaurant.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 


Day 10 – 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 leisure time with lots to see and do.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

Hotel: Hampton Inn Gettysburg 


Day 11 – 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 12 – 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: Hilton Garden Inn, Hoffman Estates IL 


Day 13 – 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: $2,999
Single: $4,099
Triple: $2,799
Quad: $2,599

Motorcoach Travel Protection Per Person

Double: $184
Single: $261

Travel Bucks

$40 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


Tour Pace

Extensive Walking

Price Includes

16 Included 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...
Minneapolis, Mn
Historical Cities of the East: NYC, Philly, DC & Gettysburg
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Tour Highlights

3 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 a cruise to Statue of
Liberty & Ellis Island, and a
9/11 Memorial Tour
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
Plus Niagara Falls, Philadelphia & Gettysburg

Travel with R & J Tours to a warm destination where it is...
Minneapolis, Mn
Historical Cities of the East: NYC, Philly, DC & Gettysburg
The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 71°
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