In less than 3 months, 2010 will already be here. One of the best and most affordable ways to combine a winter vacation and New Year’s celebration is by booking an East Coast Countdown to 2010 Tour Package. These packages start at $449 per person and the best part is that we are offering a Buy 2 Get 3rd Free special on these tours. Bring the third person along at no extra cost!
Check out a sample itinerary:
Day 1 Hometown – NYC (Night Tour) (Saturday, 12/26)
Welcome to the Big Apple! Upon arrival, you will be met at the baggage claim area of your selected airline by our professional tour guide, and then be escorted to the hotel with our scheduled shuttle bus for relaxation or to start your self-exploration of Lower Manhattan. Focus on the diverse downtown area: Little Italy, SOHO, and Chinatown. Walk through City Hall Park, and experience Brooklyn Bridge by foot. Join our optional night tour ($25/adult only) departing at 7 PM to experience “the City that Never Sleeps”!
Day 2 NYC – Philadelphia – Washington, D.C. (Free Night Tour) (Sunday, 12/27)
Visit the birthplace of this great nation in the morning: Independence Hall & Liberty Bell in the Independence Park, which has been ranked as the most historic square mile in this country. Move on to today’s most influential political center in the world: the White House, Capitol Hill, Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam and Korean War Memorials, plus the best kept secret in town — National Gallery of Arts with many world-class paintings.
Day 3 Washington – Hershey – Corning – Niagara Falls (Free Night Tour) (Monday, 12/28)
Passing by Harrisburg, the Capital of Pennsylvania State, arrive in the sweetest town on the Earth–Hershey. Chocolate World shows how candy is made as you travel through a simulated Hershey factory. (Yes, there’s a free sample, albeit tiny, at the end!) A 3-hour ride takes you to the Corning Museum of Glass, which maintains the most comprehensive collection of historic and art glass in the world: 35,000 glass pieces representing 35 centuries of glass craftsmanship. 200 miles away, the unmatched beauty of the Niagara Falls at night lit in the colors of the rainbow is waiting for you! Bonus: Free Christmas Lighting Show!
Day 4 Niagara Falls – Albany – Boston (Tuesday, 12/29)
We continue our sightseeing in Niagara Falls to see the majestic views of nature up close .It is important to note that Niagara Falls, consisting of the Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls, and the Bridal Veil Falls. A camera is a must for the gorgeous scenery. Walking along the snow covered Goat Island, you will have a broader view of the fall and experience the unique winter view. We will also be heading to the IMAX Theatre Niagara Falls (optional) where you can experience Niagara Falls’ incredible stories. After that we ride through upstate New York and arrive at the capital city of New York – Albany. Here you will visit the Empire state plaza, The Egg ,the state house and the 9-11 Memorial where you can see the ruins of the building and damaged police cars. After that we head to the cultural city ,Boston. There will also be an opportunity to partake in Boston’s most famous export-the lobster-during dinner.
Day 5 Boston – Yale University – NYC (Wednesday, 12/30)
Start the day with Harvard University, the institute older than this nation and educated 20% of our presidents. Take photos with John Harvard, and move on to MIT, a smaller campus full of extremely smart students. The classic Trinity Church and modern John Hancock Tower together make Copley Square a perfect place to appreciate the architecture of this city. Best way to experience Boston? Take a one-hour harbor cruise and enjoy the fantastic view. Have a real Bostonian lunch at Quincy Market, full of food stands and souvenir shops. In the afternoon, with a brief visit of Yale University, the third oldest college located in Connecticut, reach New York in the evening.
Day 6 Countdown in NYC (Thursday, 12/31)
In the morning start with Harlem, where President Obama studied at Columbia University, and your senses will be overwhelmed with the music, the variety of stores, the restaurants, and the street prophets and musicians. The energy is relentless. New York is the world’s premier performing-arts city, and Lincoln Center is its premier institution. Check the offerings here, which can include opera, dance, symphonies, jazz, theater, film, and more — from the classics to the contemporary. The Times Square New Year’s Eve celebration features star-studded musical performances, balloons, pom-poms, confetti, a colorful pyrotechnic display and about a million of your closest friends. Every year as the clock nears midnight on December 31st, the eyes of the world turn once more to the dazzling lights and bustling energy of Times Square. Anticipation runs high. New Year’s Eve at the symbolic center of New York City has become more than just a celebration – it’s a global tradition. The world holds its breath…and cheers as the clocks strike twelve.
Day 7 New York City (Friday, 1/1)
At first glance New York may seem too overwhelming, but our highly organized tour is designed to give you a taste of the Capital of the World, with much of the City’s best in architecture, museums, history, shopping and fun! Just a few of the highlights you are going to see with us: Wall Street and its Charging Bull, Stature of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Empire State Building, Ground Zero construction site, United Nations Headquarters, Times Square, Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum with more than 200 figures of celebrities, Rockefeller Center with the world’s most beautiful Christmas tree, Fifth Avenue with the decorations in department store windows, and of course, the newly transformed USS Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum!