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Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
All entrance fees included
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
On this multi-day tour from New York, explore two of America’s historically significant cities, Philadelphia and Washington DC, and get an exclusive look at a unique culture in Amish country.
Depart New York City and head south through New Jersey to the City of Brotherly Love – Philadelphia. Drive along Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Elfert Alley (one of the oldest inhabited streets in America). Disembark the coach or van in Philadelphia’s historical district and see the Liberty Bell, the Constitution Hall, Constitution Square and other historically significant sites.
Continue on a panoramic tour of Philadelphia that includes the financial district, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Historic Philadelphia and more. Departing Philadelphia you will see the famous “Rocky Steps”. You'll continue east to Lancaster County home of the Amish people. You'll start your visit with a ride on an authentic Amish Buggy 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 you will visit the Amish marketplace where we can shop for handmade arts crafts and products.
In the late afternoon you will depart east for an evening arrival in Washington DC and an overnight stay at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Washington DC.
On Day 2, start the day with a visit to Thomas Jefferson Memorial, by the Tidal Basin, surrounded with famous Japanese cherry blossom trees. Visit Arlington National Cemetery the changing of the guards and the Kennedy family gravesite. Your visit continues to Capitol Hill. See the Capitol, Senate and White House to understand the core of the US government. Continue to the Air and Space Museum before visiting the Lincoln, Washington, Korea and Vietnam Memorials.
In the late afternoon we depart north for an evening arrival in New York.
Professional tour guide
Transportation by 15-passenger van or a full-sized bus
Sightseeing in Philadelphia and Washington DC
1-night hotel including tax and Continental Breakfast
Authentic Amish Buggy ride through the Amish farm
Wifi on bus only
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
A moderate amount of walking is involved
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Amish portion of the tour is subject to change due to seasons or inclement weather
For tours with fewer guests, vans may be substituted
Tours can be bilingual/multilingual as they are offered in many different languages
Children under the age of 2 are free, please advise at time of booking if infant is traveling
Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
Gray Line Visitor's Center
Returns to original departure point on Thursday evening after 7:30pm though, depending on traffic and other circumstances, this return time may be delayed.