Cruise1st bring you this exclusive offer of 3 cruises, visiting 2 continents and 1 fully escorted tour of North East USA & Niagara all without an airport in sight. Make the iconic crossing from Southampton to New York over 7Nts onboard Cunard’s flagship Queen Mary 2, before your 7 day fully escorted tour visiting historical cities of Philadelphia, Washington DC and New York by land with a captivating up close and personal Horn Blower cruise at Niagara. You will then embark on Celebrity Summit for a stunning 7Nt cruise taking you to the pink sands of Bermuda and spending 2nts onboard in Kings Wharf. Finally embarking Queen Mary 2 for your memorable voyage back to Southampton.
Recognisable from her red and black hull, Cunard’s flagship, Queen Mary 2 has been remastered by world class designers with created spaces reflecting Cunard’s distinguished past. Nearly every wooden surface has been sanded and varnished from the ballroom floor to the teak decking. Additional Britannia Club staterooms have been placed on deck 13 and the Grand Lobby is even more decadent than before. Your Cunard experience will be a refined, sophisticated yet relaxed pleasure while you sail the Atlantic Ocean on her iconic crossing in to New York.
Once you arrive in the Worlds’ most exciting City, you’ll be joined by your very own Tour Director and begin a tour of discovery, visiting some of the US’s most iconic cities. Your first visit will be Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s largest city, and where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States were both signed in Independence Hall. Join your modern, air- conditioned coach for your drive to Washington DC. Here you will be taken on a guided tour to see the best-known public buildings in the United States: The White House, the Supreme Court and the Capitol, seat of the U.S. Congress, then the broad Mall with impressive monuments to presidents Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Franklin D. Roosevelt. You will then cross through the states of Massachusetts and New York as you make your way to Niagara Falls. One of the seven marvels of the world and perhaps the most captivating of all, you’ll enjoy a Horn Blower Cruise where you will get up close and personal to the mighty falls for a thrill of a lifetime. Your 7day escorted tour will finish in the land that never sleeps where you can discover Manhattan, Times Square, 5th Avenue plus enjoy an included trip to the Empire State Building and admire the breath-taking view of the city from the 86th Floor. See Greenwich Village with its tree-lined streets, Soho, Little Italy and Chinatown. You’ll finally be transferred to Cape Liberty where you will embark on your 5* modern luxury Cruise aboard Celebrity Summit.
Celebrity Cruises are renowned for their contemporary and elegant approach to ocean travel, making them the perfect choice when looking for a refined and cultured experience, and Celebrity Summit is perfectly equipped to provide an abundance of activities for everyone. If you like to keep fit even while you’re away, you can hit the outdoor jogging track with the sea breeze blowing through your hair or join a whole host of fitness classes and wellness seminars to enjoy. This modern luxury cruise ship will be taking you from New York to Kings Wharf Bermuda where you will spend 2nts onboard in port giving you lots of time to discover its Naval history. The Royal Naval Dockyard was built for the British Navy as a base between Halifax and the West Indies. It’s Georgian style fort will give you plenty to see from the National Museum of Bermuda to Craft Market and Arts Centre. Kings Wharf is also excellent for shopping, great food and of course a little sun bathing on the beach. Just make sure you don’t forget to pick up your rum cake from the Bermuda Rum Cake Company before you sail on to Cape Liberty.
After disembarkation of Celebrity Summit you will then embark Queen Mary 2 once again for your transatlantic crossing to Southampton giving you the chance to indulge even more in sophistication and splendour and maybe having the chance to do things you may have missed the first time.
Embark on Queen Mary 2 for your Luxury 7Nt Full Board cruise to New York where you will disembark and join your tour:
Day 1: New York - You will be met at port by a local tour director. Departure to Philadelphia. City tour of Philadelphia. You tour will start in the historic center with a visit of the Hall of Independence. The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States were both signed in this red brick building dating from 1732. See the Liberty Bell, one of the most evocative symbols of the country. Continue with a walking tour of the area to see the exterior of the Arch Street Meeting House, the Betsy Ross Home, and Penn’s Landing. Next, continue to Rittenhouse House Square and the district of Center City, which has many cultural institutions, galleries and shopping centers. You will make a stop to see City Hall, the largest municipal building in the US. Check in to your hotel. Dinner on your own. Overnight.
Day 2: Philadelphia - Washington D.C. - Departure to Washington D.C. Upon arrival, you will be taken on a guided tour to see the best-known public buildings (exterior visits) in the United States: the White House, the Supreme Court and the Capitol, seat of the U.S. Congress, then the broad Mall with impressive monuments to presidents Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Franklin D. Roosevelt. Afternoon at leisure to visit your choice of one of the city’s Smithsonian museums (the National Museum of American History, the National Air & Space Museum…) the National Gallery of Art or the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Dinner on your own. Overnight.
Day 3: Washington D.C. - Niagara Falls - Today you will cross through the states of Massachusetts and New York as you make your way to Niagara Falls. Lunch on your own en route. During the day you will visit of the Finger Lakes Wine Country. Finger Lakes is home to almost 100 wineries centered around the three main Finger Lakes: Keuka, Seneca, and Cayuga Lakes. Optional: wine tasting wine at one of the wineries in the area ($12 per person). Arrival in Niagara Falls at the end of the day. Dinner on your own. Overnight.
Day 4: Niagara Falls - Tour of Niagara Falls. You will first want to see the famous falls, a multi-sensory experience. It’s one of the seven marvels of the world and perhaps the most captivating of all. Enjoy an included Hornblower Cruise to get an up-close view of the falls. Optional: Lunch with a panoramic view of the falls at the Skylon Tower ($36 per person). Free time to discover the falls by yourself and attractions like Journey behind the Falls or the Spanish Funicular. Optional: take a scenic helicopter tour over the falls ($115 per person). Dinner on your own. Overnight.
Day 5: Niagara Falls - New York - This morning, drive to Corning, a small town entirely built around the glass industry. Optional: visit of Corning Glass Center, both a glass works and a museum where you can see almost 3,500 years of manufactured glass products ($18 per person). Lunch on your own. Continue the day with a drive to New York City. Arrival at the end of the day. Dinner on your own. Overnight.
Day 6: New York - Morning tour of Manhattan to first discover Times Square and its immense, illuminated billboards. Then go down 5th Avenue to view Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, imposing Rockefeller Center, Grand Central Station and the Flatiron Building. Enjoy an included trip to the Empire State Building to admire the view of the city from the 86th floor observation deck. Floodlights illuminate the top. Next see Greenwich Village with its tree-lined streets, Soho, Little Italy and Chinatown. Dinner on your own. Overnight.
Day 7: New York - Full day at leisure to explore the city at your own pace. Lunch and dinner on your own. Overnight.
Day 8: New York / Departure - Morning at leisure. Transfer to port for your 7Nt Luxury Full Board Cruise onboard Celebrity Summit cruising to Kingswharf, Bermuda where you will spend 2Nts onboard on port giving you more time to explore before cruising to New York. Once you disembark in New York, you will embark the Luxury QM2 for your 7Nt Full Board cruise to Southampton
The Escorted Tour includes :
Transportation in a modern, air-conditionned bus with assistance of an English speaking guide as follows: