1. Hometown - New York
Hotel: Sheraton / Hilton / Doubletree / Radisson / Hotel Somerset / Crowne Plaza / Courtyard / Hilton Garden / Holiday Inn or similar
You can choose any one of the major airports in New York (JFK & LGA) and in New Jersey (EWR) when you book your flight. Our professional tour guide will meet guests at the baggage claim area for the domestic flight, or at the Passenger Waiting Area for the international flight. (Passengers who arrive at Terminal 7, JFK please wait outside of the baggage claim area.) Guests who arrive at JFK or LGA will be sent to Flushing in Queens and provided free left luggage so that you can go to Sky View Center much easily. Flushing is a safe and booming Asian commercial and retail area with many shopping and dining options. You will experience the distinctive Asian-American culture in a short time. For those who arrive at EWR airport, feel free to take our shuttle to the hotel and catch some rest. We also offer an exclusive add-on option for EWR guests who arrive before 12:00PM - Jersey Garden Outlets Mall Shopping for just $10 per person! All the guests who arrive before 4:30PM will be invited to join our delicately tailored night tour to get the first-hand experience of “Sleepless Town” for only $25/adult and $15/child. (Recommended gratuity for the complimentary pick-up service: $8 per person per day.
2. New York City Tour
Hotel: Sheraton / Hilton / Doubletree / Radisson / Hotel Somerset / Crowne Plaza / Courtyard / Hilton Garden / Holiday Inn or similar.
At a first glance, traveling around the entire of New York City seems like the mission impossible; however, our highly organized tour is specially designed for you: by visiting amounts of famous landmarks, you will learn more of the city’s unique history, culture, and the core spirit of the New Yorkers! By stepping up to the Empire State Building Observation deck, guests could overlook the beautiful view of the central park and the entire of New York City. Empire State Building stood as the world's tallest building for nearly 40 years and has been surpassed in late 1970. Its name is derived from the nickname of New York, the Empire State. Nowadays it is still the most famed landmark of the city. In addition, Guests will take a sightseeing cruise tour on the Hudson River to enjoy the city view from a totally different angle, as well as take pictures with the backdrops of Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge. Furthermore, visit USS Intrepid, the national heritage that costs $120 million, which reopens for visitors. Concorde supersonic airliner and a variety of aircraft will be all in the exhibition. In addition, wandering around the world’s famous financial and securities trading center – Wall Street, taking pictures with Trinity Church, New York Stock Exchange and its signature sculpture Charging Bull, and visiting Times Square, Madame Tussauds’ - all of these will be made up into our tour later. Of course, we cannot miss the renowned Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the largest art museum in the United States with collections of more than 2 million works of art. In the end of the day, our tour bus will pass by the Fifth Avenue, Rockefeller Center, Ground Zero and the new “Freedom tower” - One World Trade Center…
3. New York - Philadelphia - Washington DC
Hotel: Comfort Inn/Holiday Inn/Days Inn or similar
We will set off in the morning for Princeton University, a private Ivy League research university in Princeton, New Jersey. Founded in 1746 as the College of New Jersey, the institution moved to the current site 10 years later where it was renamed Princeton University in 1896. Guests will explore the campus, led by a student tour guide, to learn more about academics as well as the college culture. Then we will leave for Philadelphia where known as the birthplace of American democracy. At the Independence National Historical Park, the tour guide will arrange a free time for guests to walk around. Inside the Independence Hall, you will have a special moment of standing exactly where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were signed. You also will not miss the Liberty Bell, the Statue of Washington, Congress Hall, and other great attractions! Take pictures, and even better, add a smile! (Depending on the situations of traffic, politics, weather for the day, if time available, we will take the Duck Tour, the amphibious cruise from land to water, to know the history of Philadelphia and the origins of American culture) Later, we are going to Lancaster to visit the Amish Village. Despite the development of the contemporary technologies in the 21st century, the Amish still live a rural way of life. They enjoy their simple and strict life and keep away from light, phone, and TV. Continue the way towards to the south; we will arrive in Maryland by evening and after dinner head to the hotel.
4. Washington DC - New York City/ Hometown
In the morning, we will head to the U.S. Capitol - the home for the US Congress, which established at 1793 and expanded with an increase in the numbers of states and Congress members. National Mall, extending from the Lincoln Memorial to the U.S. Capitol, is the first choice of place of national celebrations and the significant place of historical marches and speeches for civil rights. You are also able to visit the Smithsonian Institution freely, which includes, for instance, Air and Space Museum, which is known for collecting famous historic space heritage and the number of objects on display. Then travel to the Lincoln Memorial and Reflecting Pool, Vietnam and Korean War Memorials. In addition, guests will have the chance to take pictures with the background of White house (Because the White House remains closed to the public, thus, guests will be only allowed to take photos from its outside) , and U.S. Capitol. Furthermore, you surely do not want to miss the opportunity to take our exclusive cruise for sightseeing of the town on the Potomac River and Tidal Basin! In addition, along the way, you will see the Washington Monument, the World War II Memorial, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial etc... At noon, we will return to New York through the DCA airport.
*For DCA departure, please arrange flight after 2:00pm flight.
*For JFK & LGA departure, please arrange flight after 10:00pm flight.