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Mattituck Bike Wine Country and Fruit Orchard Tour

Multiday Tour Mattituck
$96
Uncork an adventure on this guided cycling tour with seasoned guides. Relish in the natural beauty of north fork's wine country from the seat of a single or tandem bicycle of your choice. This excursion highlights the very best the north fork is noted for. Pedal your palate to the beach, vineyard, farm, and orchard on this relaxing ride on relatively flat terrain.


Enjoy this leisurely, 13.5-mile bike ride around Mattituck, New York — On this guided North Fork Experience tour cycle to the tranquile Peconic Bay and delight in infused oil & fine vinegar tastings overlooking an enchanted view.  Onward we pedal to thrilling new tastes at a lovely long island vineyard. Enjoy special access to vineyard fields and locally produced wine. Mexican Village-style lunch (optional). Cycle onward and indulge at one of the oldest farms with splendid  homeade pies & jam, fruits, veggies  and signature cider.  Last but not least take a walk through the orchard and pick your own fruit.Photographs taken throughout your tour by guide staff to capture this special memory. The use of a tandem or hybrid bicycle with a helmet is included.  Picnic blankets are available upon request. Participants must be at least 21 years of age or older to join the tour. Uncork an adventure cycle, sip, taste, and pick...because 'wine not'.

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Hudson Valley Craft Brewery Bike Tour

Multiday Tour New York
$125
Enjoy a bike ride to one of the best craft breweries in the New York City Metro region on this full-day riding tour. Take the Hudson Valley's 'Old-Put' bike path to the Captain Lawrence Brewing Company in Elmsford. Just hop on the Metro-North train (with a bike), then travel down 35 miles of scenic, car-free rail trails. At the end of the ride, sample up to 10 tastings of locally famous beer. Transportation will be waiting to drive guests and bikes back to the train station afterwards. No car or driving is required and lunch is included.

The Putnam Division of the New York Central Railroad – also known as the 'Old Put' – used to chug commuters into New York City from communities in Westchester and Putnam Counties. First run with steam trains, then with diesels, the route was ultimately abandoned in the 1950s as the region's highways were constructed. Fortunately, much of the right-of-way railroad was left in tact, and now it is a bike path stretching 48 miles between Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx and Brewster.

This bike tour will travel on the northernmost 35 miles of this trail, a ride that is mostly free of cars, with plenty of scenic views along the way. Enjoy how close it is to New York City and its suburbs while riding this trail. Historic markers and remnants of the old railroad line the route, giving travelers an opportunity to learn about the history of the railroad and the communities it served.

Upon reaching the end of the ride, experience the Captain Lawrence Brewing Company and have a tasting of up to 10 beers.

The ride begins at the north end of the 'Old Put' in Brewster, NY. Take the Metro-North train to Brewster (with a bike as they are allowed on the train) and meet the tour leaders there. They will supply energy bars, snacks, and water before sending riders 'down the line.' The train departs Grand Central at 8:50am, Harlem-125th Street at 9am, or Fordham at 9:08am. If not coming from NYC, drive to the North White Plains train station and park for free. Then board this same train at 9:30am.

From Brewster, it is a beautiful 35-mile ride under an almost continuous canopy of trees, with plenty of interesting sights along the way. Enjoy a picnic lunch at the midway point (lunch is provided), then ride on to the 'last stop' in Elmsford at the Captain Lawrence Brewing Company. Sample up to 10 of their beers. When the brewery closes at 6pm, cyclist and bicycle will be transported to the North White Plains train station for the train ride home (or to meet a car, if parked there).

Vehicle support is offered on this tour. That means the guides are there for the riders if they can't finish the ride, or if experiencing a breakdown with a bike. They provide the pickup  Discount rail fare to and from the ride is also available for an additional $19.

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Niagara Falls Day Trip from New York by Air

Multiday Tour New York City
$549

Discover the beauty and awesome power of Niagara Falls on a day trip from New York. You'll fly to Upstate New York, tour the falls on both the US and Canadian sides (don't forget your passport!), see all the sights, including a ride on the historic "Maid of the Mist" boat or the Journey Behind the Falls. And at the end of an amazing day you'll take an evening flight back to New York.

After being collected from your Midtown Manhattan hotel, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Upstate New York (approximately one hour). On arrival, you will be met by your guide for the day to board the bus to Niagara Falls.

After lunch, it's time to board the famous "Maid of the Mist" boat for an up-close Niagara Falls experience. The 30-minute cruise takes you through the foaming waters to the base of the American Falls and the basin of Horseshoe Falls. You will get close enough to the falls to feel their cool mist on your skin.

The "Maid of the Mist" operates only in the warmer months, from May to October, so if you are traveling from November to April you will visit the Journey Behind the Falls instead. An elevator takes you behind the great sheet of Niagara Falls for a thunderous up-close view of Niagara Falls.

This tour is likely to sell out! The Niagara Falls Day Trip from New York by Air regularly sells out weeks in advance, so book ahead to avoid disappointment!

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Washington DC Day Trip from New York

Multiday Tour New York City
$145
Explore beyond the Big Apple with a full-day tour to Washington DC from New York City. You'll capture the spirit of "the home of the brave and land of the free" as you visit the monuments and memorials of Washington DC.

Beginning in New York heading south, you will pass through the states of New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland before arriving at Capitol Hill. Your tour will begin with a stop to Arlington Cemetery to visit JFK's gravesite. Move further into Washington DC and you'll see the Capitol, Senate and White House, the core of the US government. Your tour of Washington DC continues to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum before visiting the Washington, Lincoln, Vietnam and Korea memorials for exploring and pictures.

Late in the afternoon you'll embark on a panoramic city tour before departing Washington DC for an early-evening arrival in New York City.

Please Note: This tour is scheduled to stop in front of the White House, the Capitol and the Senate for commentary and picture taking. However please note that sometimes this is not possible due to security issues in Washington. In the event of this occurring, tour will be adjusted accordingly.

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Boston Freedom Trail Day Trip from New York

Multiday Tour New York City
$145
See the historical sights and famous universities of the Boston area on this full-day trip from New York City. After a scenic drive through Connecticut, arrive in Boston, Massachusetts. See top Boston attractions including Harvard University, Trinity Church and the site of the Boston Tea Party. Follow the red-brick Freedom Trail, which leads to important historical locations. You'll learn all about the rich and colorful history of Boston from your informative and engaging guide.

Your full-day tour begins by traveling along the scenic eastern coast of Connecticut 220 miles (354 km) toward Boston, Massachusetts.

Stop at Cambridge to tour world-famous Harvard University. Stroll through Harvard Yard, see the huge Widener Library, and rub the shoe of the statue of John Harvard for good luck. Pass by two other institutions of higher learning — the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Cambridge College.

Next, cross the Charles River into Boston and view the majestic Trinity Church in Copley Square. Then, follow along the 2.5-mile (4-km) Freedom Trail, a mostly brick path that leads to 16 historical sites including Faneuil Hall, the site of the Boston Massacre and Boston Common. Break for lunch (not included) at Quincy Market, where you can sample local favorites such as clam chowder and lobster rolls.

After lunch, head to the site of the infamous Boston Tea Party. Throughout your tour, learn all about Boston's historical legacy and contemporary culture from your knowledgeable guide. In late afternoon, reboard your minivan for the trip back to New York. Your action-packed, 13-hour day trip to Boston concludes with your return to midtown Manhattan.

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Philadelphia and Amish Country Day Trip from New York City

Multiday Tour New York City
$145
Explore the countryside outside New York on a day trip to Philadelphia and Lancaster County, home of the Amish people. You'll drive through the beautiful Pennsylvania countryside, tour Philadelphia and its famous Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, and take an ride in an authentic Amish buggy.

Departing New York City, you'll drive through New Jersey and Pennsylvania to the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia. It's the second largest city on the East Coast, and only 100 miles (160 kilometers) from New York City.

Upon arrival in Philadelphia, you will embark on a panoramic tour that includes Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Elsert Alley (the oldest inhabited street in America) and more. Arriving in the historic heart of Philadelphia, you'll visit the famous Liberty Bell and Constitution Square and Hall, symbols of freedom in America.

Departing Philadelphia you will see the famous "Rocky Steps" before continuing to Lancaster County. After a break for lunch at the Amish marketplace (lunch not included), you'll have an authentic Amish buggy ride through Amish farm country. During the ride you'll learn how the Amish live without modern technology - no electricity, running water, telephone service or appliances.

In the late afternoon your tour heads east for an evening arrival in New York.

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The Hamptons, Sag Harbor and Outlet Shopping Day Trip from New York City

Multiday Tour New York City
$145
Enjoy a day away from Manhattan and journey to the ever-popular Hamptons on Long Island. You will also have the opportunity to explore Sag Harbor, a quaint 300-year-old seaside village. Your day is finished off with a shopping visit to the Tanger Outlets in Riverhead.

You will depart New York through the borough of Queens, leaving the hustle and bustle of the big city behind. You'll begin to appreciate why the rich and famous chose to make Long Island their own personal playground when the scenery transforms from tall buildings to magnificent landscaping and gorgeous flowers in the springtime.

You will continue east, passing the Long Island Duck before arriving to the famous Southhampton -- home to residents such as Jerry Seinfeld, Paris Hilton, David Letterman and Steven Spielberg. This is definitely the place to see and be seen!

You will start your tour strolling down the picturesque main street, before heading down through the historical area the harbor and along Ocean Drive, passing some of the homes of the rich and famous along the way. After you have had your fill of the rich and famous, you will continue to Sag Harbor, a picturesque and quaint town that invites its visitors to enjoy its unique atmosphere. Take your time to tour the harbor and see the yachts that are the toys of the rich, then stop at the antique stores or the old world shops for some real bargains.

After lunch (not included) you will head west towards the Tanger Outlets where you will receive mall goodies and then explore the stores - find your own bargain with brand name stores for less. In the late afternoon you will depart west for an evening arrival in New York City.

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Circle Line: Bear Mountain Full-Day Cruise

Multiday Tour New York City
$66

Escape NYC and take a leisurely cruise up the Hudson River to historic Bear Mountain. You'll enjoy a 2.5 hour cruise each way with an Onboard Oktoberfest – new this year! Once docked, you'll have approximately three hours to enjoy Bear Mountain's natural beauty, abundant hiking trails, zoo and more.

On your cruise to Bear Mountain you'll sail past the Palisades, Grant's Tomb, the George Washington Bridge and the Cloisters before cruising up the Hudson River. This trip is especially gorgeous in the fall, when the trees lining the river put on a spectacular display of russet and gold. Enjoy German beer and food at an Oktoberfest celebration on the boat (available for purchase), with live music on Saturdays and Sundays.

Bear Mountain is 45 miles (72 kilometers) north of New York City, in the Hudson Highlands. Enjoy about three hours of free time to discover this site independently. Highlights you can explore during your two-hour visit include Trailside Museums and Zoo, Iona Island Estuarine Reserve and Bird Refuge, Perkins Tower, the merry-go-round and pavilion.

Pre-order a picnic lunch and enjoy a great day on the water! Beverages, wine, beer, cocktails, sandwiches, hotdogs, and snack foods are available for purchase on board.

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Washington DC Day Tour from New York City

Multiday Tour New York City
$130
Enjoy a full-day tour from New York City to the capital of the United States, Washington DC, with a professional guide. Visit iconic landmarks like the Vietnam, Korean and Iwo Jima Memorials, and Arlington National Cemetery. Stop at the White House and the US Capitol and have free time to explore the Smithsonian's Air & Space Museum.

Enjoy a fascinating day at the Capital of the United States. Learn the history of the colonies, the American Revolution and the Civil War. See Capitol Hill home of the US Congress and learn about the structure of the U.S. government.    Stop at the White House, home to the President of the United States and the West Wing. Visit the Lincoln Memorial, the Iwo Jima Memorial and Vietnam & Korean War Memorials to understand how these events changed the country.    Visit Arlington National Cemetery where over 200,000 soldiers have been buried since the Civil War. Stop at the Kennedy grave site where two brothers are buried. Spend time at the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum, a monument to the technology of the twentieth century, whose exhibits include the Kitty Hawk, Spirit of St. Louis, command modules from space flights like Apollo 11, and more.

Enjoy the history, the politics, the beauty of the city and the amazing contrast to New York!

Tour Highlights Include:

  • White House
  • Capitol Building
  • Arlington National Cemetery & JFK's grave
  • Pentagon
  • Smithsonian Air & Space Museum
  • The National Mall & Reflecting Pool
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • Washington Monument
  • Vietnam Memorial
  • Korean Memorial
  • Iwo Jima Memorial

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Niagara Falls USA Guided Day Trip from New York City by Air

Multiday Tour New York City
$609
Discover the breathtaking views of Niagara Falls on a fully guided day trip from New York City. You'll fly to Upstate New York and tour the majestic Falls on the US side, see the sights and take a ride on the Maid of the Mist. At the end of an amazing day you'll take an evening flight back to NYC.

Departing from your Midtown Manhattan hotel you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Upstate New York (approximately one hour). On arrival, you will be met by your guide for the day to board the bus to Niagara Falls.

This guided tour includes visits to the Giant Whirlpool where the Falls had eroded to over 6,000 years ago, the New York State Park -Niagara (the oldest state park in the USA), the upper rapids leading to the American and Horseshoe Falls, Goat Island, Luna Island, Terrapin Point overlooking the Horseshoe Falls and Canada and more.

The highlight of the day is visiting Prospect Point beside the American Falls, taking the New York State Observation Tower elevator down into the gorge and experiencing a ride aboard the world famous Maid of the Mist boat ride to the base of the Falls.

A plated lunch is included overlooking the rapids leading to the American Falls.

Upon the conclusion of your amazing day in Niagara Falls, board the bus back to the airport for your return to New York City. 

Please note: At time of booking you are required to provide each passenger's name, gender and date of birth as it appears on their government-issued picture ID. You are also required to provide your hotel details so that the supplier can schedule your pickup. Failure to include this information will result in your reservation not being completed. Any name change after confirmation, will incur an amendment fee by the supplier directly. 

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Full-Day NYC Small-Group Tour

Multiday Tour New York
$109
    Immerse yourself in a one-of-a-kind big apple experience. On this full day guided tour, enjoy an authentic New York experience. With a small group (less than 15 people) you will be able to move fast and see more. Walk, subway and ferry to see New York's “Must See” attractions in one action-filled day.

    This 7-hour tour will cover the most popular NYC attractions. Your guide will provide stories, information and commentary along the way. You won't be on a tour bus jammed in traffic with a large, slow group of tourists. Instead, pound the pavement and ride the subway like a New Yorker! You will be happy you did. Learn, see and feel more of the Big Apple!  There is approximately 5 miles of walking.  Please do not book this tour if you cannot walk 5 miles over 7 hours.

    Itinerary includes:

    • Times Square
    • Broadway Theatre District
    • Rockefeller Center
    • Saint Patrick Cathedral
    • Fifth Ave Shops
    • Chrysler Building
    • Grand Central Terminal
    • New York City Subway
    • Charging Bull
    • Alexander Hamilton Custom House
    • Canyon of Heroes/Ticker Tape Parade Route
    • Brooklyn Bridge
    • Statue of Liberty and NYC Skyline via Staten Island Ferry
    • Trinity Church
    • National 9/11 Memorial
    • Wall Street
    • New York Stock Exchange
    • Federal Hall
    • One World Observatory (tickets included, self guided)

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    NYC Highlights Small-Group Tour

    Multiday Tour New York
    $74
    Immerse yourself in a one-of-a-kind Big Apple experience. On this half-day guided tour, enjoy an authentic New York experience. With a small group (less than 15 people) you will be able to move fast and see more. Walk, subway and ferry to see New York's “Must See” attractions in one action-filled day.

    This 6-hour tour will cover the most popular NYC attractions. Your guide will provide stories, information and commentary along the way. You won't be on a tour bus jammed in traffic with a large, slow group of tourists. Instead, pound the pavement and ride the subway like a New Yorker! You will be happy you did. Learn, see and feel more of the Big Apple!  Approximately 5 miles of walking.  Please do not book this tour if you cannot walk 5 miles over 6 hours. Approximately 5 miles of walking. Please do not book this tour if you cannot walk 5 miles over 6 hours.

    Itinerary includes:

    • Times Square
    • Broadway Theatre District
    • Rockefeller Center
    • Saint Patrick Cathedral
    • Fifth Ave Shops
    • New York Public Library
    • Chrysler Building
    • Grand Central Terminal
    • New York City Subway
    • Charging Bull
    • Alexander Hamilton Custom House
    • Canyon of Heroes/Ticker Tape Parade Route
    • Brooklyn Bridge
    • Statue of Liberty and NYC Skyline via Staten Island Ferry
    • Trinity Church
    • National 9/11 Memorial
    • Wall Street
    • New York Stock Exchange
    • Federal Hall
    • Trump Building

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    Spirit of Orange County

    Multiday Tour New York
    $129
    Looking to get away just for the day? The 'Spirit of Orange County' is the perfect day trip from New York City. Located in the Hudson Valley region of New York, this area is a mecca for farm based craft brewers and distillers. This full day tour packs in scenic mountain vistas, outdoor adventure and highlights a sampling of the regions different crafts with a visit to a brewery, a distillery and a cidery.

    The tour begins at 8am with a quick meet and greet with your fellow travelers before departing Manhattan and heading out for the days adventure to our first destination; Sterling Forest State Park. We will spend the morning hiking and taking in the spectacular views of this natural treasure.

    After our hike, our next stop is Orange County Distillery located in one of the most fertile growing regions of the world called "the Black Dirt region". Every single ingredient used in their spirits is grown right on the farm in this rich soil the region provides. We will have the opportunity to taste the sugar beet vodka, corn whiskey, bourbon and unique terrior of the farm.

    Afterwards, we drive to Angry Orchard's brand new research and development cider facility located on a sprawling apple orchard where we will learn about the cider making process and sample some generous pours of their innovative ciders, some of which you can only try in their festive tasting room overlooking the apple trees.

    Our last stop is Newburgh Brewing Company. We will enjoy a group dinner and share some laughs with our new friends as we reminisce about the amazing day before returning to the city.

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    Long Island Wine Tour from NYC - Day Trip: Meet the Winemakers, Taste Food and Wine

    Multiday Tour New York
    $94
    Join New York Wine Events for a full-day Wine Tour to Long Island Wine Country, hosted by our wine experts. Available on Saturdays, this experience transports you to the North Fork of Long Island, 2 hours from Manhattan with farms, wineries & artisan food.

    TICKET INCLUDES:
    • Round trip bus travel via motor coach from midtown Manhattan
    • Wine tastings hosted by our own guide plus the winemakers at 2 award-winning wineries. 4-5 wine selections at each location, spending 90 minutes at each
    • Food: locally sourced artisan fare is served to pair with the wines: cheeses, bread, olives & Italian sandwiches
    • Education about the wines directly from the winemakers who make them
    • Spectacular destinations: Jamesport Vineyards, Palmer Vineyards, Martha Clara Vineyards, Pellegrini Vineyards and more
    • Special discounts on purchases of bottles, 4 packs, wine club memberships

    • Start Time: 9:00 AM Midtown Manhattan: check in and bus boarding 
    • Location: in front of 140 East 41st Street (closer to 3rd Avenue), New York, NY 10017
    • Tour Guide: wine expert from New York Wine Events, leading the tour experience, providing literature on the itinerary and wineries
    • Departure: 9:30 AM bus departs for Long Island
    • Attractions Visited: 2 wineries on the North Fork of Long Island from selected destinations (Jamesport, Pellegrini, Palmer, Martha Clara, and more). Outdoor seating in sunny weather, indoor seating in cool or inclement weather. 
    • Winery #1 Arrival:  11:15 AM
    • Wine & Food Tasting: 11:15 AM - 1:00 PM. 4-5 wine selections, cheeses, breads, olives
    • Winery #2 Arrival:  1:15 PM
    • Wine & Food Tasting: 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM. 4-5 wine selections and assorted sandwiches Turkey, Brie & Fig Jam, Mozzarella + Tomato + Basil Pesto, Prosciutto + Mozzarella + Roasted Red Peppers, Salami + Provolone + Arugula
    • Discounts on winery products: tour guests will have the opportunity to take advantage of exclusive discounts on products at both wineries. Details will be provided by Tour Guide at the beginning of the day.
    • Return Trip: The tour leaves to return at approximately 3:00 PM. If time permits, bus will make a 10-15 minute stop at a Farm Stand on the way back to NYC. Guests can enjoy an assortment of local fruits, vegetables, and baked goods available for purchase.
    • Arrival back in NYC: Bus returns to 140 East 41st Street by 5:30-6:00 PM to drop off passengers. Tour ends.

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    Niagara Falls One Day Tour from New York City

    Multiday Tour New York
    $249

    Come explore one of the natural wonders of the world with us! We offer the best of Niagara Falls with this one day excursion departing from New York City by land. It is an opportunity not to be missed. See the magnificent rainbows, hear the roar of the falls, and feel the water on your face as it sprinkles you with its beauty.  Niagara Falls will take your breath away.

    Travel with us north through New York State, arrive early morning and enjoy the natural beauty of Niagara Falls. Your tour will explore the New York side of the falls therefore visa is NOT required.

    As however awesome and spectacular your imagination thinks it is, it is so much more in reality.

    This breathtaking wonder of the world is waiting for you! Bring your camera and come with us!

    Tour starts approx 11:00 pm on Tuesdays and ends approx 10:00 pm the next day (Wednesday).

    Tour starts approx 11:00 pm and ends approx 10:00 pm the next day.

    Information:

    • This is a bilingual tour and will be perform in English / Spanish
    • No visa is required to visit the New York side of the Niagara falls
    • Vehicle size depends on the number of reservations
    • A minimum of 6 reservations are required to perform this tour
    • Pick-up locations from Manhattan hotels only
    • Reservations based on availability


    This tour includes visits to Niagara Falls from the New York side only

    Suggestions:

    •      Cash is recommended, the tour does allow time for refreshment, breakfast and lunch not included in the price of the tour.
    •      Gratuity is welcome
    •      A minimum of 6 bookings required
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    Washington DC Day Trip from New York City by Train

    Multiday Tour New York
    $240
    This Washington DC day trip takes you from New York to the Capital in a comfortable, uncrowded train, giving you a full day to visit the most iconic monuments in the National Mall with an expert guide, stop for a history lesson (and a few pictures) in front of the White House, and join an official tour of the Capitol Building.

    Start your day early, in Penn Station, where you'll meet your group of no more than 15 people and guide then hop one of the first trains to Washington DC. Arrive at the national mall in just under 3.5 hours and head over to the the steps of the Capitol Building.

    Join an official Capitol Building tour that takes you through the Crypt, Rotunda, and National statuary hall as a special, on-site guide tells you the story of how America's founding fathers built a struggled to build a the foundations of the modern representative democracy.

    After the Capitol building, head out into the National Mall for a tour of America's most famous monuments. While standing in front of the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, and Vietnam War Memorial, your guide will tell you the stories of the people and events behind these jaw-dropping works of art and give you an even deeper appreciation of what they stand for.

    Your final stop is a guided tour of the white house from outside the gates, where you'll learn the history of this celebrated residence, from the Presidents who disliked living in it, to the First Ladies who have, at different times, truly made it their own.

    After the White house, head back to you train station and arrive in NYC by 7:30 PM. 

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    Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour Including Pedestal Access, Lower Manhattan Sightseeing and 9/11 Museum Entry

    Multiday Tour New York City
    $115
    Get the most out of your time in the Big Apple with a full-day tour that combines three prominent sites of Lower Manhattan and New York Harbor: the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. On a morning ferry tour, you'll enjoy priority boarding, enter the pedestal of Lady Liberty and visit the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. Then take a poignant tour of key 9/11 sites like St Paul's Chapel before visiting the 9/11 Memorial. Finish at the 9/11 Museum, which you'll visit on your own with pre-reserved admission.

    Meet your guide at Battery Park in Lower Manhattan, site of The Sphere, a metallic sculpture recovered from the rubble of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. Hop on the ferry with priority boarding, and enjoy the ride to Liberty Island during this quieter time of day.

    When you arrive, your guide tailors the commentary and pace of your tour to suit your group. Discover how the Statue of Liberty was created, and learn what the iconic landmark has in common with the Eiffel Tower. Then walk the 215 steps to access the pedestal of Lady Liberty to enjoy postcard views over Manhattan.

    Back on the ferry, make the short journey to Ellis Island, the historic immigration center for more than 12 million immigrants to the US from 1892 until 1954. Enter the restored Great Hall of the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, where your guide points out the Stairs of Separation.

    You have about 2.5 hours of free time here to explore the museum's interactive displays independently; then return to Lower Manhattan on your own by ferry to grab lunch before meeting back up with your guide at Battery Park (lunch is at your own expense).

    Start the afternoon portion of your tour by walking with your guide to St Paul's Chapel, where friends and family members gathered to hear news of loved ones and offer support after the September 11 attacks on the Twin Towers. Visit the church to see a more personal side of 9/11.

    Then follow your guide to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, located at the site of the former World Trade Center. Stop by the 9/11 Memorial's two reflecting pools, built in the footprints of the towers. You'll hear stories of heroism and tragedy at the Fireman's Memorial, view the exterior of Freedom Tower and see the fascinating ‘Survivor Tree,' whose rehabilitation and rebirth has become a symbol of resilience for New Yorkers.

    The last stop of your tour is best experienced on your own: the 9/11 Memorial Museum. With a pre-reserved ticket, you won't wait in line, so say goodbye to your guide and head straight inside to view exhibits at a pace that suits you. At least one hour is recommended for your self-guided visit.

    At the memorial exhibition, view personal artifacts, archival documents and memorabilia, and hear harrowing first-person accounts of the events. You can also see a 3-part historical exhibition with multimedia displays that examine what led up to the attacks and reveal the aftermath, including stories of reckoning and recovery.