- Cruise into the mist of Horseshoe Falls
- Hop aboard Amtrak
- See the Empire State Building
- Stay in the Big Apple’s core
- The highlights of Washington DC
Niagara, New York and Washington DC
Canada & USA
- VIP door to door
- Discover by rail
Travel south from Canada to through the USA
Begin this 8-night tour of Canada and the USA in Niagara Falls, where an included excursion will take you into the mist storm at the foot of Horseshoe Waterfall. Then cross the border and stay in the core of the Big Apple. Discover its many iconic sights on a guided city tour. Your next stop is Washington DC, capital city of the United States and home of the White House and US Capitol Building. View these attractions, and more, on a bus tour in the company of a knowledgeable local guide.
8 nights in hotels and 1 in flight
5 meals: 5 breakfasts (B)
Saga tour manager
- Return flights and transfers
- Welcome drink
- Porterage at all hotels
Included excursions and visits
- Niagara Falls lake cruise
- Sightseeing tour of New York
- Visit Corning Museum of Glass in New York
- Sightseeing tour of Washington DC
Use of audio headsets on guided tours
- Day 1 UK-Toronto
- Day 2 Niagara Falls
- Day 3 Niagara Falls-Ithaca
- Day 4 Ithaca-New York City
- Day 5 New York
- Day 6 New York
- Day 7 New York-Washington DC
- Day 8 Washington DC
- Day 9 Washington DC-UK
- Day 10 UK
Hilton Fallsview hotel
Hilton Garden Inn Downtown, Ithaca
Holiday Inn NYC Times Square
Omni Shoreham Washington DC
Day 1 UK-Toronto
Fly to Toronto and enjoy a scenic transfer from the airport to Niagara Falls (78 miles, 70 minutes) where you’ll stay two nights at the 4-star Hilton Fallsview Hotel (4Q).
Facilities at the hotel include a choice of restaurants, a bar, coffee shop, a swimming pool and fitness room. Each of the 1,049 air-conditioned bedrooms are equipped with a telephone, television, safe, tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryer and Wi-Fi (charge applies).
Please note: Saga bedrooms have a view of the city. Upgrades to a room with a view of the Falls are subject to a supplement and availability.
Day 2 Niagara Falls
Today you’ll experience the power of Canada’s most iconic attraction up close as you cruise the Niagara River to the foot of the Falls.
The cruise takes you past the base of the America Falls and then into the plunge pool of the most powerful waterfall of the trio, Horseshoe Falls. Around 2,271,247 litres of water per second thunder over this 167-foot drop and your boat slides into its mist storm and churning chaotic pool. Return to land, perhaps a little wetter than when you set out, and explore the city of Niagara Falls independently. Please note: the cruise operates seasonally and may not be available for departures early in the season, when you will enjoy a ‘Behind the Falls’ experience instead. For a bird’s-eye view of the falls perhaps treat yourself to a helicopter ride over them, or join one of the many walking tours into its mists.
This evening is at leisure. You can make your own arrangements to witness the falls at night. As darkness descends a light show paints the falls with a myriad of bright colours, so remember to take your camera with you. Please note: An optional illuminations cruise will be offered dependent on season and weather. B
Day 3 Niagara Falls-Ithaca
This morning, you can choose to purchase breakfast at the hotel, or try out one of the many local eateries, before setting out on a drive to New York State, crossing the border into the USA (167 miles, three hours).
Upon arrival in New York State you’ll visit the Corning Glass Museum to see some of the 45,000 glass objects that cover 3,500 years of glassmaking. Watch master craftsmen create new glass objects and discover innovations in glass that have changed the world.
After your visit continue to the town of Ithaca, set on the shores of Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes region of New York State, where you’ll stay overnight at the 3-star Hilton Garden Inn Downtown (3Q), Ithaca. Facilities at the hotel include a restaurant, lounge, and fitness centre. Each of the 104 air-conditioned bedrooms are equipped with a telephone, television, safe, coffee machine and hairdryer.
Day 4 Ithaca-New York City
Depart this morning for New York City (139 miles, four hours) where you will stay for the next three nights at the 4-star Holiday Inn NYC Times Square (3Q), in the heart of the Big Apple.
On arrival, enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city in the company of a knowledgeable local guide. Your bus will cruise by all the major sights of New York, including Times Square, Wall Street, Central Park and the Empire State Building. This evening is at leisure so perhaps explore the city’s plethora of eateries and maybe catch a show.
There are 271 bedrooms and 35 floors at your hotel, which also has a restaurant, lobby/bar and fitness centre. Bedrooms include a television, telephone, hairdryer, and tea and coffee-making facilities. B
Day 5 New York
Today is at leisure so you have plenty of time to explore the city in greater depth. Perhaps take a stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge, visit the American Museum of Natural History, take a ferry to Governor’s Island or sample whiskies in Copper & Oak, the city’s smallest bar. B
Day 6 New York
Today is at leisure. You can either relax and enjoy the hotel facilities or continue your exploration of New York; there’s plenty to see. Perhaps visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art, stroll in Central Park or walk the High Line, a park created on a stretch of elevated rail track.
Alternatively, visit the Statue of Liberty, join the throng in Chinatown or go window shopping in the stylish Time Warner Center.
Day 7 New York-Washington DC
After breakfast at your own expense and the early morning at leisure, set out on the next leg of your North American adventure. Board an Amtrak train at NYC Penn Station for Washington DC Union Station (three hours and 30 minutes).
Built beneath Madison Square Garden arena, Pennsylvania Station is the busiest passenger transportation hub in the Western Hemisphere, funnelling 650,000 commuters in and out of the city daily. Amtrak trains provide a comfortable and relaxing service, with drinks, meals (not included) and free Wi-Fi available during your three-and-a-half hour journey.
On arrival in Washington DC, transfer to the 4-star Omni Shoreham Hotel (4Q) Washington DC for a two-night stay. This elegant 1930s hotel has hosted presidents, world leaders and inaugural balls and with this evening at leisure you can explore its manicured gardens and classic interior or take a stroll in the surrounding residential neighbourhood. Facilities at the hotel also include three restaurants, a bar and lounge, pool bar, swimming pool, spa (appointment only, extra charge) and 834 bedrooms.
Day 8 Washington DC
Set out on a morning sightseeing tour of the city with your tour manager.
You will view the White House, US Capitol Building, Supreme Court, Kennedy Centre and many more monuments and memorials. Washington DC was established as the new capital of the United States of America after the American Revolution and named after the first president and founding father, George Washington.
In the afternoon you can explore the capital with its many galleries and museums independently. Perhaps visit the museums and galleries of the Smithsonian, enjoy an art ‘fix’ at the National Gallery of Art and round off the day exploring the intriguing International Spy Museum! B
Day 9 Washington DC-UK
Enjoy a morning at leisure before transferring to the airport for your return overnight flight to the UK. B
Day 10 UK
Arrive in the UK and take your included UK door-to-door travel service home.
Empire State Building
The New Empire State Building Experience gives you access to the legendary New York City landmark, allowing you to soar 1,054ft (320 metres) high and enjoy magnificent 360-degree open air views of New York City & beyond. You’ll also get access to the new second-floor galleries, taking you on an experiential journey from the building’s construction to its current place in pop culture.
Explore the new site in the 1920s, Construction, Opening Day, Modern Marvel, Otis Elevators, World’s Most Famous Building, King Kong and Celebrity exhibits.
Optional on 2021 departures itinerary
Post-tour extension - breakfasts included
After your tour, spend an additional two nights at the 4-star Omni Shoreham Hotel (4Q) with breakfasts included.