Start your day with Navy Pier - Chicago's lakefront & Midwest's 1 attraction with over 50 acres of entertainment. Embark on a cruise over the Chicago River to admire the city's world-famous architecture. Visit the Museum of Science & Industry - a 'must see' in Chicago. Navigate through a mirror maze; manipulate a 40-foot tornado; climb aboard a World War II German submarine; board a 727 hanging from the ceiling & much more.
Feel the Christmas cheer throughout the year! Today set out to visit the world's largest Christmas store - Bronner's Christmas Wonderland. Spread across an area of over 1.5 football fields, Bronner's is a shopper's dream for Christmas lovers of all ages with over 50,000 gifts in the form of ornaments, lights, collectibles, trees etc. Get into the Christmas mood while on your vacation.
Today, visit the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation - where past innovations fuel the imagination of generations to come. Housed by iconic exhibits including the presidential limousine of John F. Kennedy, Abraham Lincoln's chair from Ford's Theatre, Thomas Edison's laboratory, the Wright Brothers' bicycle shop, the Rosa Parks bus and many more, Henry Ford Museum is a must-visit while in Detroit.
This morning, visit the Niagara Falls, one of the most visited natural wonders of the world. Discover the beauty of the legendary whirlpool and rapids as you cruise past the base of the falls on the Maid of the Mist.
Today, visit the National Air and Space Museum at the Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum complex. Later, proceed on a half-day guided city tour. Your first stop will be Capitol Hill (photo stop). Then drive on, through Pennsylvania Avenue, to Lafayette Park for a view of the White House (photo stop). Make stops at the Washington Monument, the World War II Memorial - a tribute to the spirit, sacrifice and commitment of the American people, the Lincoln Memorial and Jefferson Memorial.
Today, explore Philadelphia - a city that played an instrumental role in the American Revolution and journey of Independence. Embark on a guided city tour visiting the Liberty Bell, one of the most recognized symbols of American freedom and several other historical documents and visual displays. Visit the Franklin Institute - America's oldest centre of Science Education Witness the magic of science in areas ranging from Sports to Space. Some of the noteworthy highlights of this Museum include a Mirror Maze, the Giant Heart, the Train Factory's climb-aboard a steam engine, a fully equipped weather station and exhibits on electricity.
Today, enjoy a guided city tour of the 'city that never sleeps.' Drive past some of the iconic landmarks like Wall Street, the New York Stock Exchange, World Trade Centre site (Ground Zero), Brooklyn Bridge, Broadway and Times Square. Stop for photographs at the United Nations Building. Embark on a guided visit to the Statue of Liberty via ferry. Reach the Liberty Island and soak in the views of Lady Liberty up close.
Today, drive to Boston - a city that symbolizes America's Freedom Movement. Take a guided city tour to explore all must-see attractions. Later embark on a Historic cruise to see and discover a few sights of significance along Boston's inner and outer harbours including the USS Constitution, the world's oldest commissioned warship afloat and America's Ship of State; Boston Lighthouse - the first light station established on the North American continent etc.
Experience the best of New England's marine wildlife on a guided Whale-watching Cruise. Our destination: Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary, a rich feeding ground for whales, dolphins, sea birds and other marine creatures. Hop on a high-speed catamaran that gets to and from the whales in the least amount of time possible. On most days, you have a good chance to view several different species of large whales, including humpbacks, finbacks, minkes, pilot whales and the critically endangered right whales.
Good times need never end! As you get ready for your drive to New York for your flight back home, relive the high points of your 'Cox & Kings - Grand East Coast' Summer 2018 tour. We are confident you will join us again, sometime soon....