Day 1: Australia –– New York
Fly from Australia for the United States of America. On arrival in New York, your guide will meet you and arrange a shuttle bus to your hotel.
Day 2: New York (B)
Enjoy a day at leisure to explore New York City.
Optional Tour: Start off by visiting the Empire State Building, which was the world’s tallest building for nearly 40 years, and is still one of the most famous landmarks in the city. Then, travel to Grand Central Station, a famous NYC landmark in Midtown Manhattan, before heading out to the renowned Metropolitan Museum of Art. MOMA is the largest art museum in the United States, with a collection of more than 2 million works of art. Finish the day in Central Park in the heart of New York City, and enjoy the many attractions, sights and seasonal events the park has to offer.
Day 3: New York (B)
Today, take a sightseeing cruise on the Hudson River and enjoy the city view from a totally different angle, allowing you to take pictures with the Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge. Then, wander the world-famous financial and securities trading district – Wall Street, visiting Trinity Church, the New York Stock Exchange, and its signature Charging Bull sculpture.In the end of the day, our tour bus will pass by Fifth Avenue, the Rockefeller Centre, Ground Zero and One World Trade Centre.
Day 4: Philadelphia – Atlantic City (B)
In the morning, visit Philadelphia, known as the birthplace of American democracy. At Independence National Historical Park, you will stand exactly where the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution were signed inside Independence Hall. You’ll see the Liberty Bell, with its famous crack, and learn how this former State House bell was transformed into an extraordinary symbol. Take a trip to Atlantic City and become in-tune with what it is known for; world-renowned casinos and hotels, restaurants, attractions. Atlantic City features a famous boardwalk by the sparkling Atlantic Ocean, with miles of white sandy beaches.
Day 5: Atlantic City – Washington DC
Today, head to Washington D.C. and visit the Lincoln Memorial. This grand monument overlooks the Reflecting Pool, the Washington Monument, and the U.S. Capitol. Inside, the 19-foot marble statue of the 16th president is flanked by inscriptions of his Second Inaugural Address and the famous Gettysburg Address. Next, stop at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Korean War Memorial. The two monuments honour members of the U.S. armed forces who fought and died in these wars. Later, take photos with the White House and the U.S. Capitol, which compose the political nerve-centre of the nation. If time allows, visit the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, for a glance at aviation and space history, as well as a vision of space travel in the future, through thousands of objects on display, including the 1903 Wright Flyer, Charles Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis, the Apollo 11 Command Module Columbia, and a lunar rock.
Day 6: Washington DC – Niagara Falls (B)
This morning, visit the Corning Museum of Glass, which is dedicated to the history, art, and science behind glass-making. The museum contains more than 45,000 objects, some of which date back millennia. Enjoy a Hot Glass Show by professional glass craftsmen. After lunch, see the renowned Niagara Falls, and be astounded by the deafening roar! It’s the combination of height and volume that makes Niagara Falls so beautiful. More than 168,000 cubic meters of water goes over the falls every minute during peak daytime tourist hours. Take a voyage on the famous Maid of the Mist, which gets passengers as close as possible to the bottom of the Falls! The Maid rides right into the mist thrown up by the roaring cascade. You can also watch a movie which chronicles more than 12,000 years and examines human interaction with the falls through history.
Day 7: Niagara Falls – Boston (B)
Cross upstate New York en route for Boston. You will have the chance to taste the famous Boston lobster feast for dinner – get excited!
Day 8: Boston (B)
Free day at leisure in Boston.
Optional Tour: Guided sightseeing tour of Harvard, the Freedom trail, and the Boston public gardens..
Day 9: Boston –– Australia (B)
Board your flight home from Boston. The trip may be over but the experiences and memories will certainly last a lifetime.
Day 10: In flight
Day 11: Australia
Arrive home this morning.