5-Day East Coast Classic Tour: New York, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Princeton & Optional Tour

5 Days

Enjoy our 5-Day East Coast Classic Tour: New York, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Princeton & Optional Tour to see the best local spots like Empire State Building, Liberty Bell, and so much more!

5-Day East Coast Classic Tour: New York, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Princeton & Optional Tour


  • Washington, D.C.
  • Philadelphia
  • New York
  • Liberty Bell
  • Washington Monument
  • Capitol Hill
  • White House
  • Empire State Building
  • Fifth Avenue
  • Stature of Liberty
  • Rockefeller Center

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Day 1: Hometown – New York City (Self-guided tour in Flushing)

Today is reserved for arrivals and there are no planned tours, but the optional tours may involve you.

Optional Tours For those arriving at the JFK or LGA meeting point before 5:00 pm, it is possible to send them to Flushing in Queens and provide free left luggage so you can readily go to the Sky View Center. Flushing is a secure and booming business and retail region in Asia with plenty of shopping and dining choices. In a short time, you will experience the unique Asian-American culture.

Upon arrival you can bring our shuttle to the hotel for some rest for those of you who prefer EWR. If you arrive at EWR before 12:00 pm, you will be transported for a free shopping trip to Jersey Gardens Outlet Mall, one of the biggest stores in New York City.

Customers whose aircraft hits New York City before 4:30 pm are invited to join us on a three-hour New York City trip after the sun passes down. When you meet them about joining this tour, please talk to your tour guide (subject to accessibility, own cost).

NYC Morning Tour

New York City Tour

Guests can join the NYC Morning Tour before 9:00 am at JFK or LGA airport.

Pre-booking can enjoy promotional price before landing: $1.00/person (Seats guaranteed. If travelers could not satisfy the tour guide before 9:00 am due to flight delays or private reasons, $1.00 will be transferred). Join the morning tour (Seats Limited) on arrival day: $25.00/Adult and $15.00/Child(0-11).

Itinerary: DUMBO (20 minutes) / Madison Square & Flatiron Building (outside view, 20 minutes) / Washington Square & New York University (outside view, 15 minutes) (Free transfer excludes service charge $10.00/per individual)

Day 2: Optional Tour

To enrich your journey, you can choose the following activity.

West Point Military Academy–Woodbury Outlets Shopping Guest will be visiting West Point’s United States Military Academy, also known as West Point or The Academy, one of the oldest military schools. West Point is also America’s oldest continually occupied army post dating back to the Revolutionary War.

Woodbury Common Premium Outlets Shopping Tour, from NYC

The tour is resulted by the official tour guide of the Academy. (Please note: all Foreign National visitors, regardless of their age, must provide a valid passport and visa and present their own identification form.

All U.S. citizens 16 years of age and older must provide and present their own valid photo identification such as the current valid driver’s license or passport or college ID (must be school-age). Anyone under 16 years of age must be followed by an adult). Then we’ll visit the museum at West Point.

The West Point Museum started as the West Point Ordnance Museum, a personal collection of guns brought as training aids for its students to America’s top military academy.

Next, we’re going to go shopping at the best Woodbury Common Premium Outlets in the world. The merchandise will be on sale for 25 percent to 65 percent savings with assorted designer and name products like Burberry, Coach, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Prada, and so on.

New York City Free Day / Business Activities

Out of the group and the limitations of the schedule, you can walk around the Big Apple with various options free of charge! Take a bite in the renowned steakhouses of the best New York strip steaks. Take a trip through the historic metro to explore every corner of the town: Columbia University campus, Lincoln Center, Broadway Theaters (Note: tickets booked in advance), Grand Central Station, New York Stock Exchange (Note: tours inside NYSE need to be booked online by visitors themselves), American Museum of Natural History, the genuine work of’ Tong Pak Fu,’ SoHo in reduced Ma Or you might be able to visit friends and families and do company.

Day 3: New York City Tour

Ultimate NYC Tour

At first glance, it seems impossible to travel around the whole of New York City like the assignment.
Our extremely structured tour, however, is intended specifically for you. You’ll learn more about the distinctive history, culture, and key spirit of the New Yorkers by visiting lots of renowned landmarks!

Itinerary: Wall Street (25 minutes)x Charging Bull (Photography)x One World Observatory (optional, 70 minutes)x Liberty Cruise (optional, 60 minutes)x U.S.S. Intrepid (optional, 90 minutes)x Times Square (20 minutes)x Metropolitan Museum (optional, 120 minutes) x NYC Trinity Church, Fifth Avenue, Rockefeller Center, World Trade Center, etc.

Day 4: Princeton – Philadelphia – Washington D.C.

Princeton Scavenger Hunt: Princeton Flourish

We’re going to visit Princeton University in the morning, one of America’s renowned Ivy League colleges. A guided campus tour will offer our guests the chance to learn more about the culture of American education. Then we head to Philadelphia, recognized as American democracy’s birthplace. Finally, monuments and museums that characterize this historic town will be visited.

Princeton University Campus Tour (Optional, 60 minutes) / Independence National Historical Park, Independence Hall (Outside Visit) and Liberty Bell (35 minutes) / Philadelphia One Liberty Observation Deck (Optional, 50 minutes) / Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial (40 minutes)

Day 5: Washington D.C. – Home

Washington DC Day Trip from New York City

Today, for American politics and history, we continue to visit the hub. Visit with a specialist tour guide inside the US Capitol. And later we’ll visit Congress Library (Outside Visit) and U.S. Supreme Court (Outside Visit). Explore more culture and history with cruising and more on DC sightseeing.

Summer itinerary: Apply when DC cruise resumes, generally between April and December U.S. Capitol (Inside Visit, 90 minutes) / Library of Congress (Outside Visit) / U.S. Supreme Court (Outside Visit) / Newseum (Optional, 60 minutes) / DC Sightseeing Cruise (Optional, 45 minutes)

Winter itinerary: Apply when DC cruise is closed, generally between January and March U.S. Capitol (Inside Visit) The Capitol Visitor Center is open to tourists from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday, except on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and on Opening Day.

Top attractions in Washington, D.C.

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Lincoln Memorial

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Washington Monument

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Washington DC is served by these airports: Ronald Reagan National Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport. Direct flights to Washington are offered by 42 airlines. Most flights are with United Airlines. Direct flights from Washington, United States are airlines: American Airlines, United Airlines, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Turkish Airlines and Southwest Airlines from New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Miami and Dallas.

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Last Updated on September 14, 2021 by Tours Editor @ gotravelyourself.com