Classic Mid-Atlantic

9 night tour - Starting in Washington,D.C. - ending in New York City, New York.

A Premium Escorted Tour with Insight Vacations.

Insight Vacations Premium Escorted journeys are carefully planned with over 35 years experience, enjoy VIP return private UK airport transfers, deluxe hotels, business class legroom and complimentary WiFi and water onboard luxury motorcoaches.

Between the big ticket items of New York, Washington, D.C. and Niagara Falls, this fascinating journey runs the gamut of American history and surprises with an eclectic mix of visits that are pure Americana.

2016 Guaranteed departure dates:
May 28th
July 09th
September 03rd
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Day 1: A Monumental Time in Washington D.C.

Enjoy your complimentary private V.I.P. door-to-door transfer to your UK departure airport. Welcome to Washington, D.C., the nation's capital! On arrival at the airport, your transfer takes you to your luxurious hotel proclaimed by President Truman to be Washington, D.C.'s “Second Best Address” after the White House. At 6.00 pm, join your Tour Director for a Welcome Reception and an opportunity to mingle and get to know each other over drinks and a light meal.

Hotel: The Mayflower Renaissance

Welcome Dinner

Day 2: Washington D.C. Sightseeing

This morning, immerse yourself in the proud heritage of a nation. Join a local expert to view the White House, the striking Washington Monument and sprawling National Mall. Reflect on the country's most turbulent days at the Lincoln Memorial and the somber World War II memorial. The rest of the day is at leisure to chart your own course through the capital. Suggestions include one of the renowned Smithsonian museums or a stroll around Dupont Circle neighbourhood, designed by Pierre Charles L'Enfant just after the Civil War.

Hotel: The Mayflower Renaissance

Full Breakfast

Day 3: Gettysburg and Pittsburgh, from Battles to Bridges

Depart for Gettysburg this morning. Cannons blazing, trumpets sounding, the blue and the gray - join your local expert at the site of one of the Civil War's most pivotal battles. Just four months after the historic struggle, the battlefield was also the backdrop for Abraham Lincoln's call for “a new birth of freedom” in his famed Gettysburg Address. Move on to Pittsburgh, the City of Bridges. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant where delicious cuisine is complemented by breathtaking views of the city at night.

Hotel: Omni William Penn Hotel

Full Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4: Niagara Falls

Start your day with a visit to the Cathedral of Learning. Listed in the National Registry of Historic Places, this 535 ft tall (163 metres), 42-story Pittsburgh landmark, is the centrepiece of the University of Pittsburgh's main campus. One of the cathedral's most interesting features consists of 28 ‘Nationality Rooms,' classrooms designed by members of the community in the styles of different nations and ethnic groups. Continue north to cross the border toward Lake Erie and into Niagara Falls where your hotel overlooks the majestic Horseshoe Falls in all their glory. As the evening approaches, ascend the Skylon Tower, Niagara Fall's highest and most spectacular viewpoint. A Highlight Dinner is served 775 ft (236 metres) up in the famous dining room, which slowly rotates once an hour, offering panoramic views of the falls below. Once you've pried yourself away from the window, settle in for a good night's sleep.

Hotel: Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel

Full Breakfast, Highlight Dinner

Day 5: Niagara Up Close

In the morning, get an up close look at the thundering falls during a cruise to the base of the cascades. Browse the shops and galleries of Niagara-on-the-Lake. The region's climate is ideal for wine-making, so stop at a local winery for a taste, before returning to your hotel.

Hotel: Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel

Full Breakfast

Day 6: A Touch of Glass on the way to Lancaster

Continue your discovery of the Mid-Atlantic's unique characteristics with a visit to the ultra-modern Corning Museum of Glass. Learn about the art, history, culture, technology, science, craft and design that, combined, tell the riveting story of the museum's single material - glass. Watch master artisans at work as they form the raw material into delicate shapes and figures and sandblast your own keepsake! Later, arrive in Lancaster.

Hotel: Lancaster Arts Hotel

Full Breakfast

Day 7: The Amish Country and Philadelphia

Roll back in time to explore the rural back roads of Pennsylvania's Lancaster County. Learn about the traditional agricultural lifestyle of the Amish and the Mennonites, who live much the same as they did when they first settled here over 200 years ago. Continue toward Longwood Gardens, one of the world's premier horticulture showplaces. Stroll through the conservatory, outdoor gardens and fountains, amongst the beautiful scenery. Then onward to Philadelphia where this evening, your Tour Director offers you a selection of local restaurants for your dining pleasure.

Hotel: Omni Hotel at Independence Park

Full Breakfast, Dine Around

Day 8: A Bite of the Big Apple

Walk in the footsteps of Benjamin Franklin in the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia. Amid “America's Most Historic Square Mile” view Independence Hall, visit the Liberty Bell and enjoy some time on your own to explore the Independence National Historic Park. Then it's on to New York City. This afternoon, enjoy a harbour cruise for glittering views of Manhattan's skyline, Ellis Island and the towering Statue of Liberty. This evening is at leisure at your hotel, located in the heart of Times Square and the Broadway theatre district.

Hotel: New York Marriott Marquis

Full Breakfast

Day 9: Exploring NYC 

Today, take a bite of the Big Apple on a tour of the city's highlights with a local expert. See the towering Empire State Building, the mirrored peak of the iconic Chrysler Building and expansive Central Park, designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. Then ascend to the “Top of the Rock,” the 70th floor of the Rockefeller Building, for a sweeping view of the skyscrapers, parks, rivers and urban canyons that make up the teeming isle of Manhattan. Tonight, join your Tour Director for a lively Celebration Dinner at a local restaurant and toast to new friends and fantastic memories.

Hotel: New York Marriott Marquis

Full Breakfast, Celebration Dinner

Day 10: Depart New York City or extend your stay 

Bid farewell this morning and take your complimentary transfer to the JFK or Newark International Airports or La Guardia Airport for your flight home. On arrival at your UK airport, your driver will greet you and escort you to your waiting car for your return private V.I.P. door-to-door transfer home.

Full Breakfast

Your Insight Vacations Tour Highlights



Washington D.C.: Your ‘monumental' guided tour includes the Lincoln Memorial and WWII Memorial.

Gettysburg: Gain a deeper understanding of the infamous battle - a major turning point in the Civil War.

Pittsburgh: Visit the Cathedral of Learning and its striking Nationality Rooms.

Niagara Falls: Greet the howling spray, wind and thunder at the base of the falls aboard your cruise.

Niagara Falls: Stop at a local winery on the Niagara Peninsula for a taste.

Corning: It's in a glass of its own! Corning's Museum of Glass will blow your mind and shatter all perceptions. Everything becomes crystal clear at this most fascinating museum. Sandblast your own keepsake.

Lancaster: Step back in time to gain a fascinating insight into the lifestyle of the Pennsylvania Amish.

Longwood Gardens: Experience the world of Longwood Gardens - a place of dazzling displays that elevate the art of horticulture.

New York: View Manhattan's skyscrapers, Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty from your harbour cruise.

New York: Enjoy sweeping skyline views from the Top of the Rock Observation Deck at the Rockefeller Center.


Washington D.C.: View the White House, Capitol, Lincoln and WWII Memorials.

Niagara Falls: Ascend the Skylon Tower. Browse the shops and galleries of Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Philadelphia: View Independence Hall and visit the Liberty Bell. Explore the Independence National Historic Park.

New York: During your guided tour see the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building and Central Park.


Pittsburgh: Witness breathtaking views of the city whilst enjoying dinner.

Niagara Falls: An unforgettable dining experience! Enjoy 360 degree views from the revolving restaurant atop the Skylon Tower.

Philadelphia: Choose from a selection of restaurants for your Dine-Around evening.

New York: The foodie culture of this city is legendary! Find out why at your farewell Celebration Dinner with wine.

Welcome Reception (WD), 9 Full Breakfasts (FB), 1 Highlight Dinner (HD), 1 –Dine-Around (DA), 1 three-course table d’hote dinner (D) and 1 Celebration Dinner (CD)


New York: For city centre hotel locations you can't beat the Marriott Marquis set in New York City's Times Square.

Niagara Falls: Insight ensures you don't miss out on scenic locations! Your luxurious Marriott hotel is situated closest to the falls and each room has stunning views.

Washington D.C.: At the Mayflower Renaissance you'll stay just half a mile from the White House.

Philadelphia: The stylish Omni hotel is at Independence Park and is surrounded by rich revolutionary history and culture.

Pittsburgh: The classic Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh defines elegance.


Your expert Insight Tour Director will smooth your way throughout your vacation. Acting as a 'travelling concierge', he or she is also an expert guide, a consummate organiser and your friend in a foreign land

The majority of Insight hotels have free WiFi access in lobby or bedroom areas and WiFi is also generally available on most touring coaches.

We include Personal radio headsets - these give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights without missing any of your local expert's fascinating insights and commentaries

Insight Flourishes - from time to time, your Tour Director will enchant you with local tidbits, each representing an authentic food or beverage of the region

We'll handle your Baggage everywhere, with seamless and prompt delivery to your door at every hotel

Your Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency


Your holiday begins in true style from the moment we collect you from your front door for a relaxed journey to your choice of departure airport. Your wonderfully appointed executive car is reserved exclusively for your use, ensuring an uninterrupted, hassle-free journey to your departure airport.

Each and every Insight tour begins and ends with our unique and truly unrivalled private car door to door transfer service. You will be met at your front door by your driver who will assist with your bags before whisking you to your choice of departure airport in a private executive saloon car, all in plenty of time to make your way to your check-in desk. With Insight you really will experience an exclusive service, enjoying your journey in a standard of car that you would expect to associate with Insight standards. All of our cars are up-to-date models and maintained to the highest standards. We will arrange a convenient pick-up time from your home that suits you, not us or other passengers. Each car is equipped with the latest satellite navigation intelligence to ensure your continued peace of mind and a speedy journey.

At the end of your tour, on arrival at your chosen UK airport, you will be greeted by your waiting driver in the arrivals hall and escorted to your car for the smooth and comfortable journey directly back home.

Should you wish to make your own way to the airport, all you need do is advise us at the time of making your reservation and a discount will be offered.

Terms and conditions apply.

Tour Only Cost: All prices quoted below are per adult person, per tour in British Pounds (GBP)

Departure Dates

Single Twin/Double Triple Quad
All departures in 2016 £3478* £2547* £2290* Please call
* 2016 Early Payment Discount - Insight's most popular tours fill very quickly. Don't be disappointed, book early and pay your balance in full as below and save up to 10% Off the prices shown above - Ask us at time of booking.
Pay for your 2016 tour in full by 29th January 2016 and SAVE 7.5%
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Repeat Client Discount - Have you travelled with Insight Vactions before, within the last 5 years ! - if so you qualify for a 5% discount - Ask us at time of booking.
Children aged 5-17 may qualify for a discount off up to 10% when sharing a room with 2 adults - Please call us for details. 
Not included in your tour cost:
Flights – we can package your tour with flights at very competitive airfares using our airline partners. Please call us to discuss the best airline for your itinerary.
Pre or post accommodation - If you want to extend your stay at the start or the end of your escorted tour or add another destination to your booking please call us and we will be happy to provide a quote.
Meals, other than those listed in the itinerary.
The customary gratuities for the Tour Director and local drivers are not included and are paid locally, if you prefer these can be pre-paid to us in advance for £73.00 per person.
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When you are ready to go ahead with the booking, a non-refundable deposit of 20% will be due at time of booking or the full balance if you are due to travel within 8 weeks.