Exotic East America Tour

New York, Philadephia, Washington DC, Harrisburg, Hershey, Corning, Niagara

6 Nights / 7 Days

Escorted from USA

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Tour Highlights

• All Entrance Tickets To Sightseeing Included
• 6  Buffet Breakfasts & 6 Indian Dinnersread more

Family , Honeymoon , Luxury , Romantic

Departure : Arrive Newyork

On this affordable vacation, arrive in the “Big Apple” and venture northwest through the Pocono Mountains to upstate New York. Cross the border to the Canadian side of the Niagara River and spend two nights in beautiful Niagara Falls. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Niagara Falls, and board a thrilling boat ride to view the thundering waterfalls from river level. During your free time in Niagara Falls, perhaps visit the Butterfly Conservatory, Great Gorge Adventure, Botanical Gardens, or ride the aerial cable car. Next, travel southeast through the Appalachian Mountains to the City of Brotherly Love—Philadelphia! Explore the birthplace of American independence on your Philadelphia orientation tour before moving on to the U.S. capital, Washington DC. Washington DC is a sightseeing treasure trove, and your tour highlights the well-known sites, such as Arlington National Cemetery and the Korean and Vietnam War Memorials.

Tour Highlights

• All Entrance Tickets To Sightseeing Included
• 6  Buffet Breakfasts & 6 Indian Dinners
• Wall St. Bull
• Statue Of Liberty Park & Ferry Ride (Crown & Pedestal Not Inc.)
• Empire State Building Observation Deck, 86th Floor
• Illuminated Tour Of Manhattan, New York
• Philadelphia Duck Tour
• US Capitol Tour– Washington DC
• Guided City Tour Of Washington DC. covering The White House, Capitol, Washington, Lincoln, Vietnam Memorial and more
• Museum Of Natural History
• Smithsonian Air & Space Museum
• Hershey’s Great American Chocolate Tour Ride
• Niagara Maid Of The Mist
• Niagara Cave Of The Winds
• Niagara Adventure Theatre (Imax Show)
• Aquarium Of Niagara
• Niagara Gorge Discovery Center
• Niagara Falls By Night
 

Day Wise Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrive New York (JFK Airport)
Arrive at JFK Airport (preferred time of arrival between 8am to 4 pm). On arrival meet our representative at baggage claim area who will assist you with your transfers to your hotel. Check in at hotel available from 3pm. Up until 6pm use this time to relax; at 6pm meet your tour manager at  the hotel lobby. Depart for an Indian dinner followed by free time at Time Square known as one of most popular places in New York. At 10pm return back to your hotel. You may wish to stay longer at Times Square but you will need to make your own arrangements to the hotel.

Note: Our standard pick up is from JFK Airport but if you would like a pick up service from LaGuardia Airport or Newark Liberty International Airport are available on request but please note additional charges will apply.
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Day 2 : New York City Tour
After breakfast depart for a city tour of New York. Enjoy a photo stop by the iconic bull at Wall Street followed by a ferry ride to Battery Park where the world famous Statue of Liberty lies (entrance to crown & pedestal is not included). Later visit the 86th floor of the Empire State Building which offers spectacular views of Manhattan from its observation deck. In the evening proceed for an Indian dinner. Then enjoy a illumination tour of Manhattan conducted in open double-decker bus. During the tour see glittering Manhattan Skyline, Greenwich Village, Soho, Little Italy, Manhattan Bridge, Brooklyn Bridge and Lower East Side.
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Day 3 : New York - Philadelphia - Hershey - Washington DC
Drive to Philadelphia; on arrival enjoy a land and water sightseeing on a duck tour. Later drive to Hershey's Chocolate World, here explore assortment of sweet chocolate attractions and treat your senses to the many wonders of chocolate. After drive to Washington DC and on arrival enjoy an Indian Dinner and later check in to your hotel.
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Day 4 : Washington DC City Tour
After breakfast drive to Fashion Centre at Pentagon, here enjoy free time for shopping and lunch. Later visit The National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution that holds the largest collection of historic aircraft and spacecraft in the world. Also view National Museum of Natural History which is the most visited natural history museum in the world. In the evening enjoy an Indian dinner before arriving at the hotel.
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Day 5 : Washington DC - Niagara
Drive to Capitol Hill for a guided tour. Here view the iconic U.S. Capitol Building, Capitol Hill is where the business of Washington happens. Tour the Capitol, the U.S. Supreme Court and the Library of Congress. After lunch drive to Niagara. In the evening enjoy an Indian dinner before arriving at the hotel.
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Day 6 : Full Day at Niagara
Depart to view Niagara Adventure Theatre which in 45 minutes you will witness Niagara Falls incredible stories and history. Then visit The Niagara Falls IMAX® Theatre which takes you on a ride over the Niagara Falls. Later embark on an unforgettable boat ride aboard the world-famous Maid of the Mist (subject to operation). The boat takes you to the curve of the Horseshoe Falls - the largest of the three falls. In the afternoon experience the Niagara Gorge Discovery Center, a showcase of the natural and local history of Niagara Falls. Later visit Aquarium of Niagara before departing for Indian dinner.
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Day 7 : Tour Ends - Extensions Available
Check out by 11am and transfer to airport. Tour Ends. You may opt for an extension to Orlando or West Coast.
Return flight should be from Buffalo Airport (airport code: BUF)

Tour Inclusions

• All Entrance Tickets To Sightseeing Included
• 6  Buffet Breakfasts & 6 Indian Dinners
• Wall St. Bull
• Statue Of Liberty Park & Ferry Ride (Crown & Pedestal Not Inc.)
• Empire State Building Observation Deck, 86th Floor
• Illuminated Tour Of Manhattan, New York
• Philadelphia Duck Tour
• US Capitol Tour– Washington DC
• Guided City Tour Of Washington DC. covering The White House, Capitol, Washington, Lincoln, Vietnam Memorial and more
• Museum Of Natural History
• Smithsonian Air & Space Museum
• Hershey’s Great American Chocolate Tour Ride
• Niagara Maid Of The Mist
• Niagara Cave Of The Winds
• Niagara Adventure Theatre (Imax Show)
• Aquarium Of Niagara
• Niagara Gorge Discovery Center
• Niagara Falls By Night

Tour Exclusions

Your Tour Price Does Not Include:

. International flights
• There is a mandatory charge of $2 per person per day towards driver’s tips which is to be handed over to the tour escort on day 1. This cannot be pre-paid
• Passport, Visa or Other Consular Fees
• Porterage, tips, laundry, telephone calls, alcohol/non-alcoholic beverages are not included.
• Lunches Will Be On Own.
• Any Other Items Not Mentioned In This Itinerary
• Travel and Medical Insurance

 Points to Note:

• Your international flight should land at JFK airport and depart from Buffalo airport (Airport code: BUF).
• There is no refund for any missed portion of the tour.
• For bookings that come under 21 days of the tour, the hotel list given below is not guaranteed & subject to change based on availability
• All bookings that are received within 10 days of the tour are subject to £50 / $80 per person surcharge

Price

Departure Dates & Price in US Dollars

Departure Date from USA

   

Apr - 20, 27

   

May - 04, 05, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26

   

Jun - 01, 02, 08, 09, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30

   

Jul - 06, 07, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28

   

Aug - 03, 04, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31

   

Sep - 07, 14, 21, 28

   

Oct - 05, 12, 19, 26

   

Nov - 02, 16

   

VALID UPTIL 30 SEPT 2017

• Price per person based on 2/3  adults sharing a room
• Child 2 - 11 years must share a room with 2/3 adults
• Infants 0-23 months price is $320 USD for a seat in coach only

• This tour is based on a minimum number, it can be operated on less numbers but a supplement may apply.

Hotel

 

  • New York -02 Nights at Hotel Hilton JFK or Similiar
    Washington DC -02 Nights at Marriott Crystal or Courtyard Crystal or Embassy Suites or Similiar
    Niagara Falls - 02 Nights at Sheraton by the Falls or Comfort Inn Pointe or Similiar 

 

 

 


 

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Tour FAQs

USA

The United States of America (USA) consisting of 52 States which are in central North America between Canada and Mexico. The state of Alaska is the north-western part of North America and the state of Hawaii is an island in the mid-Pacific.

The country also has five populated and nine unpopulated territories in the Pacific and the Caribbean. At 3.71 million square miles (9.62 million km2) and with around 318 million people, the United States is the world's 3rd or 4th-largest country by total area and third-largest by population. It is one of the world's most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations, the product of large-scale immigration from many countries. The geography and climate of the United States is also extremely diverse, and it is home to a wide variety of wildlife.

The United States is a developed country and has the world's largest national economy.

 

Pick up and Drop off points & Times

 

There are no dedicated pick up points for flight tours. You will have to meet a Riviera Tours representative directly at the Airport.

 

Time

 

GMT - 5 East Coast (New York)

GMT – 8 West Coast (Los Angeles)

 

Electricity

 

Sockets in USA use two pin plugs. The voltage in USA is generally 120V, 60HZ, AC. Electric power is standardized in all states across the USA. It is set at 110 Volts and 60 cycles. If you are travelling to USA, you should carry an adaptor.

 

Passports and visa

 

Entry requirements for UK nationals:

Everyone from the UK going to the USA by air or sea, even those just passing through, must fill out an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) form in advance.

Entry requirements for Indian Passport Holders: Passport valid for at least 6 months upon arrival. Visas are required.

 

Health

 

Medical facilities are of a very high quality but are extremely expensive. You are strongly recommended to obtain comprehensive travel and medical insurance before travelling. It should cover local hospitalisation and medical repatriation to your country of residence.

Go prepared for the heat. Use a high factor sun block and drink plenty of bottled water to guard against exposure and dehydration, which can result in serious health problems

Some prescribed and over the counter medicines that are available in the UK are considered to be controlled substances in the USA. Any such medication is not allowed into the USA without prior permission from the UAE Ministry of Health. If a passenger arrives in the USA without prior approval and the required documentation, the medication will not be allowed into the USA and the person may be subject to prosecution under the laws of the USA. A doctor's prescription should be carried along with any medication that is brought into the country.

Insect and animal bites can be painful, set off allergic reactions, or become infected. Some also spread diseases such as malaria and rabies. Avoid insect and animal bites by using insect repellent on exposed skin.

 

Climate

 

The climate in USA varies across different parts of the country. Generally, the western and southern parts of US have warmer weather as compared to the eastern and northern parts. The eastern/northern parts of US experience harsh winters with heavy snowfall but the summers are pleasant. The western/southern part has extremely hot summers and comparatively tolerable winters

USA can be divided into six climate regions, excluding Alaska, Hawaii and outlying territories. The climate varies considerably between different regions.
• Northwest Pacific
 
• Mid/South Pacific
 
• Midwest
 
• Northeast
 
• Southeast
 
• Southwest
 

 

West Coast (North)

 

(Includes states like Oregon and Washington to the crest of the Cascade Mountains)

This is the perhaps the wettest part of the country. There are scattered rain showers all year round. Temperatures are mild averaging around 40 degree F. (32.2 degree C). The summer months are pleasantly warmer but never too hot. You can see fogs along the coast during the warmer weather but the fog is less dense during mid-day.

Warm clothes: You will need extra warm clothes for winters like leather jackets, thermal jackets, warm inners, leather gloves etc.

 

West Coast (South and Mid)

 

(Includes states like California, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah and Nevada)

These states have generally dry and delightful summers.

California has excellent weather all the year round, with the northern part of the state somewhat cooler (quiet chilly in the winter but seldom freezing). There are very few places in California that experience snow, and the state is known for its nice weather. Mostly all the cities have tolerable winters.

The winter months in the other states like Montana, Idaho and Wyoming can be very cold, with temperatures dropping well below 0 degree F. Colorado, Utah and Nevada are known for their excellent skiing.

Warm clothes: For California you will need warm clothes for winters. For the rest of the Mid-South Pacific region you will need warmer apparel.

 

Midwest

 

(Includes states like Dakotas, Kansas, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Indiana)

This region is moderately dry. Precipitation occurs mainly in late spring and early summer. Summers are pleasant but winter time can be harsh, with lots of snow and heavy chilly winds. Extremes within the Midwest can drop down to -50 degree F.

Warm clothes: You will need extra warm clothes for winters like leather jackets, thermal jackets, warm inners, leather gloves etc.

 

East Coast (North)

 

(Includes states like Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington DC, Maryland).

This entire area is moderately rainy. In winter, the region experiences heavy snow and freezing rain. Summers are usually pleasant, sunny and warm. The fall is especially beautiful in wooded areas.

Warm clothes: You will need extra warm clothes for leather jackets, thermal jackets, warm inners, leather gloves etc.

 

East Coast (South)

 

(Includes states like portions of Arkansas and Louisiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia)

Like the Northeast, this entire area experiences moderate rains fairly evenly throughout the year. The Spring, Summer and Autumn seasons are all very pleasant. Some snow and freezing rain falls in winter but for the most part, the winters are quite mild and short lived.

Warm clothes: You will need moderate warm clothes for winters, but may need the extra warm ones for the cold weather that lasts for a very short duration of time.

 

Baggage

 

Baggage allowance will normally be 20kg – this will be dependent on the airline you are travelling with. Please ensure you adhere to current aviation regulations. Please remember that passengers’ will have to carry their luggage to and from the coach to the hotel room.

 

Clothing & Accessorises

 

Please Check Climate and Electricity.

 

Currency

 

The local currency is the USA is US Dollar banknotes exist in denominations of $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $ 50, and $100, and coins come in denominations of 1, 5,10,25,50 (cents).

ATMs accept foreign debit and credit cards including Switch, Maestro and Cirrus, and can be found throughout the USA, in shopping malls, hotels and petrol stations.

 

Hotels

 

All hotels have a minimum, 3* category. Facilities will include en-suite bathroom, a TV and telephone. Some also include bars, restaurants and 24-hour reception. If you use services such as the phone or mini bar, or pay TV whilst in your room, you will have to pay the hotel directly when you check out; these services are not included in your tour cost.

 

Travel Insurance

 

Riviera Tours strongly recommends you purchase travel insurance. Passengers are advised not to carry unnecessary valuables and to be vigilant at all times as tourist spots are well known targets for pick pockets. It is advisable to make copies of your visas and passports prior to travel.

 

Food

 

Traditional American cuisine uses indigenous ingredients, such as turkey, venison, potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, squash, and maple syrup,

Slow-cooked pork and beef barbecue, crab cakes, potato chips, and chocolate chip cookies are distinctively American foods.

Breakfast will be provided at the hotels. The breakfast is usually in a separate dining area of the hotel, and is usually an extended continental breakfast; it will include tea, coffee, breads, cereals, fruit

 

General travel information

 

You should agree a charge with the driver before the journey commences and ensure that a seat belt is worn at all times.

Sensible precautions should always be taken when in unfamiliar surroundings. Take care of your passport and valuables, use hotel safes and beware of pickpockets and bag snatchers.

Do not leave your accommodation windows open especially if you are on the Ground floor; ensure that doors are left locked at all times. You should avoid political gatherings and demonstrations, and respect any advice or instruction from the local authorities.

 

Cancelation of your Tour

 

Please note that if you for any reason need to cancel you tour, please let us know as soon as possible, this will help reduce the amount of cancelation charges you may have to pay. Cancelation charges will be as per the terms and conditions which you can find on our website or brochure.

 

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