100% 8-Day East Coast Tour From NYC: Best of America and Canada Deluxe Tour
By: John Hafey | Sat Jun 27, 2015 at 05.13 AM
To say that my wife and I enjoyed the tour would be an understatement, and I have 633 photos to prove it!
If you take this 8-day East Coast tour, definitely try to make the night tour of New York, absolutely fantastic being able to see Times Square and Rockefeller Plaza in person is amazing. This basic itinerary, excluding side trips, is quite informative, and gives you plenty of spare time to shop or explore on your own. (In Washington D.C. we skipped the Air and Space museum tour in order to go to the Smithsonian Natural History Museum to see the HOPE Diamond!) Most of the side trips were well worth the time and money, there was one cruise and a show I wasn't to keen on, but the rest were fun and informative. One thing I learned early on, those side trips are more fun than their descriptions would indicate. The Intrepid Museum was one, I was surprised to discover that they have the Enterprise Space Shuttle on display.
Our tour guide, Ivan Wu, was a blast to travel with! He not only knew the information about the areas we visited, but he also knew traffic patterns, what other tours were doing, and was able to adjust things to optimize our time, and enjoyment of the sites we visited. And... He was a lot of fun to travel with.
I wish I could remember our driver's name, always had a hard time remembering names, because our tour group owes our life to him. An 18 wheeler traveling ahead of us blew a tire, the trailer came undone, and the truck caught fire and shot across the highway. Our driver managed to avoid the trailer, the truck, and rolling the bus in a ditch.
I tend to ramble, but, point is, I had a blast!