Chicago, Washington and New York

Duration

10 Days

Physical rate

Moderate

Starting city

Chicago, Illinois

Available

May 2022 / September 2022

Cities to visit: Chicago, Illinois; Indianapolis, Indiana; Dayton, Ohio; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Harpers Ferry, West Virginia; Washington DC; Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; New York

Detailed day by day description

Introduction

This tour is a flexible, guaranteed escorted coach tour, guided in English only.

Once the tour is booked, it is guaranteed so it will definitely go ahead, and will never cancel.

The tour is flexible so you can tailor it to suit your needs. By clicking ‘Quote or Book’, you will have an option to choose your start and end date and destinations within the tour parameters. As these tours allow for such flexibility, the same people, tour guides or drivers may not be on your entire journey.

Day
Stage summary: Chicago.- Arrival and transfer to the hotel.- Welcome meeting, recommendations and practical information about Chicago and coordination of the first services.


16:30 hrs. - We will meet in the Hotel Lobby to move to the Millennium Park where we will be walking and interacting with the works of art that are exhibited there. Then we will pass to the “The Loop” neighborhood where we will see the famous elevated train, we will walk along Estate Street with its theaters. Interested people may opt for one of the famous Chicago River tour, as this hike ends there and the guide can provide them with timely guidance. Time for dinner and free.
07:00 am- Wake-up call 
07.30 am- Breakfast at the (included). 
08:30 am- After breakfast we take a comprehensive city tour . The route will take us to the most important landmarks of the city: we start by visiting the northern part, Grand Park, the Museum Campus that houses the Adler Planetarium, the Field Natural History Museum and the Shedd Aquarium. We can enjoy a panoramic view of the city from the lake. Then we visit the southern part and The Loop district, in the heart of the city. 
Our route ends at Navy Pier, which, at the time of its construction in 1916, was the largest boat landing in the world. Free time for lunch.   
03:00 pm- Transfer to hotel. Free time to walk through the city centre, admire the wonderful view from the John Hancock Building or go shopping. We recommend one of the famous tours on the beautiful Chicago River.   
Accommodation.
07:00 am- Breakfast at the hotel (included). Free morning in Chicago. We suggest you visit the famous Magnificent Mile with its many shops and restaurants. All those who are interested can climb to the top of the John Hancock Building and enjoy the  impressive views of the city. 
02:00 pm - We continue to Indianapolis. 
06:30 pm- Arrival at Indianapolis and accommodation in the city of the Indy Formula and the Indianapolis 500.  
Total distance:  369 millas (595 km).
Scenary:   Agricultural landscapes characteristic of the states of Indiana and Ohio.
06:30 am - Wake-up call 
07.00 am - Breakfast at the hotel (included). 
08:30 am - After breakfast we set out for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Our day is dedicated to the motor, one of the major US industries. Time to see the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Car Museum. 
Note : on Sundays when races are held on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the museum is closed. 
10:00 am - Departure from Indianapolis to Dayton. 
12:30 pm - Arrival at Dayton . Apart from being the workplace of the Wright Brothers, who invented the aeroplane, the city houses the US National Air Forces Museum. We will pay a visit to this exciting place with its more than 300 planes. Time for lunch. 
03:00 pm - We leave Dayton for Pittsburgh. 
07:30 pm -  Pittsburgh -Arrival at the hotel and accommodation.
Distancia efectuada: 265 millas (428 km).
Paisajes: - Llanuras verdes en la gran mayoría del recorrido cruzando el estado de Pensilvania.
08:00 hrs. – Pisttsburgh –salida-.
11:30 hrs. -  Harpers Ferry –Llegada-. Ciudad histórica ubicada en la confluencia de los Rios Potomac  y Shenandoah en el encuentro de tres estados de los Estados Unidos (West Virginia, Virginia y Maryland), con sus casas del siglo XIX encaramadas en las laderas de la montaña. Tiempo para pasear y almorzar
14:30 hrs. – Harpers Ferry –salida-  Continuamos nuestro viaje hacia Washington D.C.
16:15 hrs. - Llegada al Hotel. Alojamiento.
17.30hrs.- Tras un tiempo de descanso en el hotel brindamos traslado a Georgetown, el barrio más animado de la ciudad, con numerosos bares y restaurantes.
21.30 hrs. - Traslado de regreso al hotel.
06:00 am- Wake-up call. 
07:00 am- Breakfast at the hotel (included). 
08:00 am- Departure to the beginning of the visit of Washington D.C. We begin the view of the city, first we see the Pentagon on our way en route, with photographic stop at the Iwo Jima Memorial, both in Virginia. We will continue with stops at the Lincoln, Korea and Vietnam Memorial; We visit the John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, then we will make a photo stop at the White House and finally we will border the Capitol, ending in the museum area of Washington.
01:00 pm- End of comprehensive tour. Free time. 
03:45 pm- Departure for the port to take a boat trip on the River Potomac . 
05:00 pm- Boat trip on the Potomac, to see some of the main landmarks of the city. 
06:00 pm- After the trip, we return to the hotel. 
06:30 pm- In the evening, we are offered the option of a tour of Washington by Night. Arrival at the hotel. Accommodation. 
Distance travelled: 298 miles (480 km) 
Landscapes: Agricultural plains.   

6:00 am - Wake-up call. 

06:30 am - Breakfast at the hotel (included). 

07:15 am - After breakfast, we set out from Washington for Lancaster to see the  typical Amish farms  and learn about their 18th century lifestyle. 

11:00 am - Technical stop at Kitchen Kettle Village. 

12:00 pm  - Departure for Philadelphia. 

1:15 pm - Arrival at the city of  Philadelphia . Our first stop is the Art Museum and we have the chance to see this beautiful museum, climb to the top of the Rocky Steps and take a photo of the impressive view of the city. Time for lunch. Then we pay a visit to the Independence National Historical Park and have free time to observe the famous “Liberty Bell”. 

03:30 pm - Departure for New York. 

5:30 pm - Arrival at  New York . End of our services. 

Transfer to the Pennsylvania and Roosevelt Hotel in Manhattan for all passengers who wish to do so.
08:00 hrs - We begin our extensive sightseeing tour of New York . We head towards Upper, Midtown and Lower Manhattan, and we shall visit Wall Street, the Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick´s Cathedral, Central Park, Columbus Circle, the AOL/Time Warner Building, the famous Village, Little Italy and Battery Park (with the icon of the Statue of Liberty). 
12:30 hrs - Sightseeing tour ends. Time for lunch. We offer the option of taking a boat trip around Manhattan (schedules vary by month). 
16.00 hrs Return transfer to hotel (for those travellers who want to return there). 
18.00 hrs Transfer to Times Square in Manhattan, the true heart of the city, with the Broadway musicals, and its spectacular lighting. 
22.00 hrs - Return to the hotel.
Free day. Travellers who wish to do so can go on an optional Contrasts of New York Tour, to discover the main attractions of each of the main neighbourhoods of the great New York: Bronx, Harlem, Queens and Brooklyn. 
This tour usually starts at 08.00 hrs and ends at around 12.30 hrs (with the option to end in the centre of New York or at the hotel).   Afternoon free.
After breakfast, end of our services.

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