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From NYC: Private Washington & Philadelphia Tour in 1 Day

1. From NYC: Private Washington & Philadelphia Tour in 1 Day

Begin your day with early morning pickup at a location of your choice between Lower Manhattan and 125th St. Be greeted by your professional, bilingual tour guide, then travel for around 4–5 hours to Washington, DC, the current capital of the United States. Upon arrival, visit the Iwo Jima Memorial, which honors the US Marines raising the American flag in a famous photograph at the battle of Iwo Jima, Japan. Continue to the impressive Lincoln Memorial dedicated to the president who promoted the abolition of slavery in the United States. Washington D.C. is the center for all 3 branches of the U.S. government. During this tour, stop for a classic outside view of the seat of two of them: the White House and the Capitol Building. Conclude the Washington leg of your tour with free time for lunch on your own and a possible short visit to a museum. Your next destination is the first-ever U.S. capital: Philadelphia, PA. Re-board your comfortable motorcoach for an approximate 3-hour journey. Arrive directly in Philadelphia's historic Old City neighborhood. Make your first stop at the Independence National Historical Park where your guide will lead you on a brief walking tour. Enjoy the opportunity to see some of the main historical sites such as the Liberty Bell, the famous symbol of America's independence, and Independence Hall, the birthplace of the United States. Your visit to Philadelphia concludes with a stop at the Rocky Steps, in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Have an opportunity to re-enact the famous scene from the 1976 movie by ascending to the top of the steps. At the end of the day, relax on board your motorcoach for the return to New York.

Philadelphia: Private Half-Day Driving Tour

2. Philadelphia: Private Half-Day Driving Tour

Experience a private driving tour of Philadelphia’s highlights, and end the tour with a visit to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Your tour begins with an easy hotel pickup in a private vehicle. Enjoy an easy drop-off at the first site, where your guide will take you on a poignant journey around the historic sites of the American Revolution. Learn how the seeds of independence took root long before a musket shot was fired. As you walk around the homes of Benjamin Franklin and Betsy Ross, your guide will color in the missing details of life in Philadelphia during the period. Hear about the political climate of the time and the tension and excitement around the city. From there, continue onto JFK Plaza, where you can see one of the city’s most Instagrammable and recognizable sculptures: The LOVE statue. Hear why the replica of Indiana’s statue was erected in Philadelphia, and learn about life as a local from your guide as you drive around the city. Then drive up the wide lanes of Benjamin Franklin Parkway, a street whose numerous sites could fill up a day on its own. See Rodin’s "The Thinker" and numerous other public sculptures outside the Rodin Museum before descending the 72 steps to the top of the "Rocky Stairs." From the summit, enjoy sweeping vistas across Eakins Oval, Philadelphia City Hall, and Benjamin Franklin Parkway.


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