8 Days/7 Nights – Gateway: New York

1, 2 & 3: New York, NY

Welcome to “The Big Apple!” New York, a mere rock of an island, is the nation’s largest city and commercial center. From Wall Street’s stock exchange to the galleries of SoHo, the sparkling diamond district and the cobblestone streets in the South Street Seaport, New York has something for everyone. Take the ferry to Ellis Island and view the Statue of Liberty, which welcomed immigrants to the land of freedom. Explore the neighborhoods, take in the bright lights of Broadway, shop on Fifth Avenue and eat your way through Chinatown, Little Italy, or New York’s famous deli’s.

3 nights New York.

4, 5 & 6: Niagara Falls (410 mi/656 km)

Movies and photographs just can’t prepare you for the power and grandeur of the roaring water spilling over 182 –foot cliffs or the attendant clouds of mist and spray. Located on the border of New York and Canada, Niagara Falls plunges 176 feet to the basin below and visitors have marveled at the sight since they began touring the falls in the 1820’s. Enjoy a Maid of the Mist cruise, a helicopter tour or walk along the banks of this natural wonder. In addition to  the falls the Niagara region overflows with historical and cultural offerings – Lake Ontario offers some of the finest fishing you’ll ever find and the Niagara wine trails are just moments away. You can boat along the terminus of the Erie Canal, marvel at the Aquarium of Niagara, or try your luck at the Seneca Niagara Casino.

3 nights Niagara Falls

7: Return to New York

Return to New York today for a one night stay.

1 night New York.

8: Homeward Journey

Time for last minute shopping or sightseeing before catching your flight home.

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