From New York to Niagara Falls, discover the United States' iconic east.

Visit New York City, Washington DC, Finger Lakes, Niagara Falls, Albany and Boston on a discovery tour around the iconic north-east cities of the United States. From the neon lights of New York City and the cascading waters of Niagara to the brilliant minds at Cambridge and the historic monuments of Washington DC, this trip is sure to impress. Experience American life in full and gain perspective among giant monuments, stunning skyscrapers and spectacular natural wonders. Packed with fascinating history and plenty of opportunity for fun, this adventure of discovery is sure to make for a memorable holiday.

Start
New York, United States
Finish
New York, United States
Countries
United States
Themes
Overland
Code
SSRE
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 12
Group size
Min 1, Max 13
Carbon offset
541kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Marvel at mighty Niagara Falls
  • Experience the bright lights and big thrills of New York City
  • Pick the brains of Harvard students in Cambridge
  • Retrace the steps of America's revolutionary founders in Boston
  • Get the lowdown on the Gettysburg Address
  • Explore the epicentre of US politics in Washington DC
  • Admire grand Victorian architecture in Albany

Itinerary

If you can, spend a few days in the pulsating throng of New York City before your trip begins. Enter a neon jungle at Times Square, find a quiet corner in Central Park or watch the sunset over Manhattan from atop the Empire State Building.
Enter the stomping ground of government in this cosmopolitan capital city. See all the big names - the White House, the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and Capitol Hill.
Reach Finger Lakes where there are plenty of opportunities to go swimming or hiking.
The destination of choice for couples popping the question or sealing the deal, Niagara Falls is a favourite for lovers and lovers of nature alike. View the falls from the US side or see them close-up on an enchanting boat ride through Horseshoe Basin.
Travel to one of America's oldest cities and retrace the nation's revolutionary past by walking the Freedom Trail. Perhaps visit bustling North End for an Italian feast in the city of Boston.
Return to buzzing New York, a city renowned for its unique neighbourhoods, iconic cityscapes and never-sleep attitude. Hang around after this adventure ends and take a daytrip to Coney Island, admire art at the Met or see a Broadway show.
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Inclusions

Meals
n/a
Transport
Private vehicle
Accommodation
Cabin (2 nights), Hostel (5 nights)
Included activities
  • Niagara Falls
  • Washington DC city tour

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Important notes

This trip is discontinued for 2013. Please consider - SSRZ New York, DC & Niagara camping adventure as an alternative.

Trip notes

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