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1-Day Philadelphia, Washington DC Tour from New York or New Jersey

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Queens County, United States
1-Day Philadelphia, Washington DC Tour from New York or New Jersey

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Take your New England trip to new heights during this full-day excursion to Mount Washington, the highest peak in the Northeastern United States. Ascend to the top of this majestic New Hampshire mountain aboard the historic Mount Washington Cog Railway, admiring the postcard-worthy scenery as you climb. At the summit you’ll check out the Observatory Weather Museum and 1853 Tip Top House before finishing the day with some fruit picking or shopping (depending on the season). Round-trip transport from Boston or Quincy is included.
  • Explore New England's Mount Washington on a day trip from Boston
  • Ascend to the top of this 6,200-foot (1,900-meter) peak aboard a historic 19th-century 'Cog' Railway
  • Discover the historic 1853 Tip Top House on top of Mount Washington
  • Admire stunning views from the top, along with the Mount Washington Observatory's Weather Museum
  • Stuff yourself with seasonal produce during a fruit-picking excursion
  • Great way to spend the day outdoors in New England
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    Pick-up time: 6:30am

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    Pick-up time: 7:00am

  • 183 Centre St , 183 Centre St, New York, NY 10013, USA

    Pick-up time: 8:00am

  • 125 18th St , 125 18th St, Jersey City, NJ 07310, USA

    Pick-up time: 8:15am

  • 3050 Woodbridge Ave , 3050 Woodbridge Ave, Edison, NJ 08837, USA

    Pick-up time: 8:45am

  • This activity will end right where it started.
    See a different side of New England during this full-day exploration of historic Mount Washington in New Hampshire. Not only will you get the chance to visit the highest peak in the Northeastern U.S., you’ll also get a taste for New England’s history and gorgeous outdoor scenery.

    Meet up with your group in the morning at predetermined locations in Boston or Quincy, traveling to the base of this 6,200-foot (1,900-meter) peak for your ride aboard the Mount Washington Cog Railway (ticket at your own expense). This 19th-century engineering marvel has joined forces with 21st-century environmental technology. Travel ever-upwards on this 37.41% grade (one of the world’s steepest) aboard a train powered by green-friendly biodiesel.

    After 45 minutes, you’ll arrive at the summit of this majestic New Hampshire peak. Take your time to explore the Mount Washington Observatory’s Weather Museum, check out the 1853 Tip Top House, or head over to the Sherman Adams Visitor Center. No matter what activity you choose, you’re sure to enjoy the dramatic views.

    When it’s time to come “back down to earth,” head over to nearby fruit-picking spot, where you can sample some tasty blueberries, cherries, strawberries, blackberries, apples or pumpkins depending on the time of year. If weather doesn’t allow for fruit picking, you’ll do some shopping instead at Merrimack Outlet, returning to Boston in the evening.
    Itinerary
    Stop At:  
    Philadelphia Temple, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
    Entering the National Independence Park, exterior view Independence Palace, the birthplace of the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, exterior view the Liberty Bell, which symbolizes American freedom.
    Duration: 40 minutes
    Admission Ticket Not Included
    Stop At:  
    Independence National Historical Park
    This National Historical Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania serves as a way of preserving important Revolutionary War sites for future generations. Called "America's most historic square mile," this 55-acre park in the "Old City" district is not to be missed.
    Duration: 40 minutes
    Admission Ticket Not Included
    Stop At:  
    Independence Hall
    One of Philadelphia's most famous landmarks, Independence Hall in Independence National Historical Park is the location where both the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were debated, written, and ratified by the Founding Fathers of the USA.
    Duration: 40 minutes
    Admission Ticket Not Included
    Stop At:  
    Liberty Bell Center
    The famously cracked Liberty Bell is a sign of American Independence and spirit. Located at Liberty Bell Center in Philadelphia, PA, this symbol of the American Revolution was crafted in 1752-- more than 250 years ago.
    Duration: 40 minutes
    Admission Ticket Not Included
    Stop At:  
    Capitol Hill
    Touring the DC center on the bus, then take photos in front of the Capitol building, then take the Potomac River Cruise to see many of the area's most historic landmarks and memorials in a unique way.
    Duration: 2 hours 
    Admission Ticket Not Included
    Stop At:  
    Washington DC
    Enjoy the view of DC on the river. Take in Washington’s majestic monuments, landmarks, buildings, and bridges – the Lincoln Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial, the Washington Monument, and the John F. Kennedy Center, just to name a few.
    Duration: 2 hours 
    Admission Ticket Free
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • May be operated by a multilingual guide
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 55 travelers
    • OPERATED BY Sunshine Travel
    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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    ray S
    , Oct 2017
    Given the opportunity, I would rate this Trip at less than 1 Star. This is with the exception of the trip up Mount Washington on the cog railway which was excellent. In reality, this was the trip to hell and back!! The coaches arrived in Harrison Avenue on time but were more recognisable as UPS parcels delivery vans. There was more than one van as there were other trips leaving at the same time, and there was no instruction from the drivers as to which van was going in which direction. We boarded our vehicle based on word of mouth from some of the other travellers, to learn that the only seats left available were at the rear of the van over what appeared to be the rear axle. This rear seat was set out for 4 people and as such was extremely cramped and uncomfortable. We began our journey and the driver made some sort of announcement, and it became clear that he didn't appear to have a complete grasp of the English language, although he then spoke at great length in what appeared to be either Chinese or Japanese. It became apparent very soon into the journey that it was impossible to take any photo's from within the coach, because the windows were filthy. The next time the driver spoke, was when we stopped at the comfort stop 80 minutes later, where he asked me who we were and where we were going. Thankfully, he confirmed we were on the correct vehicle. We continued our journey but on arrival at the cog-railway the driver announced that he had our tickets for the railway. This was despite the written instructions saying that tickets weren't included, and some people, on reading this had booked their tickets in advance. We were then presented with a fait accompli from the driver who said that we couldn't buy our tickets independently and HAD TO buy his, and that he would be imposing a service charge of 9 per ticket to everyone, and that he had to be PAID IN CASH. This immediately posed us a problem, inasmuch as there was NO prior indication of this enforced package, therefore we didn't carry enough cash and the driver couldn't accept a Credit Card. He told us to go to the ATM but we advised him that this wasn't an option that was available to us, as our card was a Credit Card and not a Debit Card, and as such would incur extortionate rates of interest by withdrawing cash. The driver then suggested that we give him our credit card details and he would take payment later!!!, but after further discussions with both the driver and his office, it was agreed that we go to the office on returning to Boston and pay there, which is what we did, EXCLUDING his 9 service charge. At one stage during the conversation, he did say that if we bought our tickets independently then he wouldn't wait for us and we would have to make our own way back to Boston. When we came back from the trip up the Mountain on the railway, the driver was advising everyone that they had to go to the cafe and buy sandwiches etc. and take them back to the bus and eat them as we set off back. The remainder of the Tour was completed in as much discomfort as the outbound journey, but with the inclusion of a photo opportunity at a truck stop on the motorway to take shots of the foliage etc. The trip up the Mountain on the cog-railway was exceptional and well worth the visit, you must take warm clothing though. However, the coach tour, getting to, and returning from, Mount Washington, supposedly with an English speaking guide was appalling!
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    The itinerary was poorly planned. We...
    Barbara R
    , Oct 2017
    The itinerary was poorly planned. We first went to a test stop between Manchester, and Concord NH. And then proceeded North. Upon getting to the Concord NH exit -- 13 I believe, we turned around and went South to the outlet mall almost on the Massachusetts border! We left the mall at noon and arrived to the cog railroad as the train was boarding. Since I have lived in New Hampshire, I am familiar with the area and asked our guide several times what they were thinking by returning almost to Mass to an outlet mall! Also our guide's English, while far superior to my Chinese, was barely adequate. I would NOT recommend the tour operator to anyone!
    star-4
    The cog railway,tickets not included...
    Clark S
    , Oct 2017
    The cog railway,tickets not included, was very good with the explanations provided by the on site experts. The railway, the trip up and down and the summit experience are really worth it. Tip: try to buy railway tickets in advance. On this trip our driver Mr Chou sp? was not very communicative and had an odd approach to providing cog rail tickets. The second stop at the apple picking farm was also very seasonally pleasant. Although expensive, it was a memorable day.
    star-4
    Only bad thing was everything is cash...
    Judy B
    , Sep 2017
    Only bad thing was everything is cash only and that was not communicated on the voucher.

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