Leave New York in the morning and drive for Philadelphia - the birthplace of this nation. We will bring you directly to the newly overhauled Independence National Historical Park. From Liberty Bell Pavilion you can find the U. S. Mint which turns out about 1.5 million coins every hour. Our free and self-guided tour allows you to see coin production and go home with rich knowledge of our country's storied history of money.
By early afternoon, we are arriving at the country's capital. Air and Space Museum chronicles the story of the mastery of flight, from Wright Brothers'1903 Flyer to outer space. It holds the largest collection of historic items in the world and hundreds of space and aircraft artifacts dangle before your eyes everywhere you look. Before you leave, don't forget to touch the Moon Rock for good luck!
Another popular choice is the National Museum of Natural History housing various habitat and fossil collections. Ever a big draw is its Hall of Gems and Minerals, which showcases the Hope Diamond. Perhaps one of the most unforgettable businesses in Washington is politics. The U. S. Capitol, by law the tallest building in our capital, is home to the U.S. Congress and has north (Senate) and south (House) wings. The neo-classical sandstone White House sits at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and is home and office for every President of the United States. Our tour continues to visit the memorials for two of the top U. S. Presidents in history. The Jefferson Memorial is dedicated to our third President, Thomas Jefferson, who is known for his contributions to the Declaration of Independence. Both the exterior and interior walls and floors are made of marble.
Lincoln memorial was the work of 3 men and took nine years to complete. Nearby you can find two ware memorials. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is composed of two long, black-granite walls in the shape of a V, each inscribed with the names of the men and women who gave their lives, or remain missing, in the longest war in American history. This privately funded Korean War Memorial, founded in 1995, honors those who served in Korea, a 3-year conflict that produced almost as many casualties as Vietnam. It consists of a circular "Pool of Remembrance" in a grove of trees and a triangular "Field of Service," highlighted by lifelike statues of 19 soldiers.
Leaving D.C., we will proceed to Baltimore. Founded as a port and shipbuilding town, manufacturing has always played a big role here. However, the city's focal point for tourism is the Inner Harbor. Come aboard and get an insider's view of Baltimore's many historic sites and its world-famous Inner Harbor. Passing through Maryland, Delaware, and New Jersey, our bus will safely take you back to New York City in the early evening.
Note: Inside visits are not guaranteed.
Transportation and Hotel accommodation.
1. Laundry, valet, telephone calls, wines and liquors other than those specified.
2. All meals and drinks during the trip, but the tour guide will arrange for.
3. All admission fee and all other private expenses.
4. Service Fees for tour guide/bus driver (min. $6 /day per person).
5. Airport transfer services.
7:00AM (Flushing): 135-20 39th Ave, Flushing, NY 11358- 2207
8:00AM (Chinatown) : 87 Bowery, New York, NY 10002
8:45AM (NJ Edison): 1723 rt 27 south Edison NJ 08817
10:30AM (Philadelphia Bourse) : 21 South 5th Street Philadelphia, PA 19106-2510
4:30PM *Philadelphia Bourse
5:45PM * NJ (Edison)