101 USA Holidays

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New York and Niagara

Mike & Donna's verdict:

Apart from its famous monuments, we love Washington DC for its outstanding museums, from art and space exploration to international spying. New York's Finger Lakes region is scenically gorgeous and its wines are superb, especially the ice wines. Throw in the thrilling cruise beneath Niagara Falls and this is a unique cultural camping trip.

Recommended tour operator: Intrepid Travel

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Intrepid Travel says

We have created a unique trip that manages to combine city life, culture, the great outdoors, adventure and even politics.

Offering great value for money (under £800 per person for six nights), our New York, DC and Niagara camping adventure fits that eclectic bill perfectly. If you want to get under the skin of the eastern USA’s top spots without breaking the bank – join us.

You will meet up with your group of no more than 13 people in New York City where we’ve lined up a budget hotel for your first and last nights (you’ll be camping in well-equipped camp sites for the other five nights).

Then you head off to Washington DC for a couple of nights. Your time in the political heart of America is a mix of accompanied sight-seeing and free time to do your own exploring.

When you’ve had your fill of city life, head for the Finger Lakes in New York State. This postcard-pretty region is breathtaking – swim in or hike around the lakes, visit some of the excellent wineries for a tasting or two and chill out back at base.

Niagara Falls is next – the sheer roar of the water will take your breath away. We have thrown in an exhilarating ride on the Maid of the Mist which takes you through the Horseshoe Basin. Then it’s back to New York City for fond farewells.

This trip operates on various dates between May and early October. Transport is in a mini-van and you will be accompanied by one of our experienced, friendly and knowledgeable group leaders. Flights to New York are not included.

Find out more about the New York, DC and Niagara adventure our other trips in the USA.

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