7. From New York: Philadelphia & Washington DC 2-Day Tour
On this 2-day tour from New York, you will travel to Philadelphia, the Amish country, and Washington DC.
Day 1: New York – Philadelphia – Washington DC
Depart from New York through New Jersey and Pennsylvania to Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love. Upon arrival, you will embark on a panoramic tour that includes, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Elfert Alley (the oldest inhabited street in America), and more.
Arriving in the historic area of Philadelphia you will visit the famous Liberty Bell, Constitution Square, and Constitution Hall, one of the symbols of freedom in America.
Departing Philadelphia you will see the famous “Rocky Steps” and then continue east to Lancaster county, home of the Amish people.
Start your visit with a ride on an authentic Amish buggy through the Amish farm country and learn how they live without the benefit of modern technology, no electricity, running water, telephone service, or appliances.
After the ride, visit the marketplace where you can shop for handmade arts crafts, and products. In the late afternoon, depart east for an evening arrival in Washington DC. Stay overnight at Wyndham Garden, Washington DC
Day 2: Washington – Amish Country – New York
Start the day with a visit to the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, by the Tidal Basin, surrounded by famous Japanese cherry blossom trees. Visit the Arlington National Cemetery and the Kennedy family gravesite.
The next stop is Capitol Hill. See the US Capitol and the White House to understand the core of the US government. Continue to the Air and Space Museum or the Natural History Museum when the Air and Space Museum is closed for renovation.
Afterward, visit the Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Korea, and Vietnam Memorials. In the late afternoon, depart north for an evening arrival in New York.