The trip was well organized and very interesting. The guides are having a good knowhow of history, geography, politics and much more. Philadelphia and Washington D.C. was great. Unfortunately there was not much time in Washington D.C. to be on your own. A couple hours more would be great. Amish County was very disappointing. Nothing to see. Just shops for tourists and a short trip to one farm without getting out of carriage and visit the farm or talk with an Amish Farmer. Very disappointing. The guides were giving also good advices to go out in NY and shopping places. Thank you. Beside that it was cheeky that the guides were asking a tip of appr. 10 USD per day per person. For our family of 3 persons would have been 60 USD tips? Disappointing. Over all I would reccomend this trip to everybody that is interested to learn (and see) about american history.
This tour was great. Jonathon was our tour guide and we were a group of 14 with English and German speaking people. We also had approx. 25 Spanish and Italian speaking people on our tour bus but their guide was Stefano, who was also amazing. We all traveled in one large bus and although it may seem like it would be confusing with all the different languages it wasn’t at all. It was actually quite enjoyable and proved that no matter where people are from or what language they speak and understand we all are able to find a way to communicate and enjoy eachother’s company. Jonathon and Stefano were a great team and they both seemed to genuinely care for all of us. Jonathon was amazing and his way of reliving historical moments made the tour so interesting. I would recommend this tour in a heartbeat and would definitely say to make sure that you ask if Jonathon will be your guide. He was very communicative and kept us all informed of the activities and events. I would caution that there is a lot of walking involved so bring lots of water and wear comfortable shoes. Our bus driver (I can’t remember his name) was also pleasant and great and made sure we got to our destinations safely.
Excellent, informative and fun! Our family of 5 my husband, myself, kids 18,15 and 12 years old really enjoyed this 2-day trip from New York to Philadelphia and Amish Country on Day 1 and Washington DC on Day 2. Everything was organized - covered all the stops in the itinerary, sufficient food and toilet breaks, comfortable bus with free wifi and our extremely knowledgeable tour guide Ben provided all the information that you wouldn't be able to get if you do it on your own. Loved the authentic Philly's Cheesesteak break! Like us, if you're checking out from NYC for 2 days, the convenience of being able to bring all your luggages on board the bus is a plus. Interestingly, our trip ended by watching the film National Treasure on our way back to New York good recap of the places we've visited : Thank you Ben! Highly recommended!
This was a good trip but not a great trip. The trip allowed us to see all the sights as described and enjoyed these places and the tour guide was friendly and knowledgable about the cities and the sights. However the trip would be great if the stops allowed better access to quality food choices. Our food stop in Philadelphia was a poor quality buffet style cafe and then when dropped at our hotel in Maryland for the overnight stay we were told by the tour guide that the only available places to eat were fast food restaurants that he wouldn't recommend, his best suggestion was to get snacks from the 7-11 and didn't recommend walking around too far as it wasn't safe. We have done other bus tours and the choice of restaurants on the evening was much better. Please reconsider where this trip stops overnight and pick a better location which allows access for a choice of food options to suit all budgets.
Vu le nombre de kilomètres à parcourir en 2 jours nous savions que les visites à Philadelphie et Washington seraient en mode éclair et express. On passe peu de temps devant les monuments, et l'histoire des Etats-Unis a simplement été effleurée par le guide. Très très déçue de notre guide Majed qui a fait le minimum syndical autant ouvrir wikipédia et vous en saurez d'avantage. A la vue d'autres commentaires dithyrambiques, je pense qu'un bon guide aurait fait toute la différence. Nous étions 8 français et le reste du car était des italiens, qui ont d'ailleurs eu le droit à plus d'explications que nous. Mais on paie le même prix alors je ne voit pas pourquoi nous avons eu moins d'infos. Pour la dernière journée, au lieu de laisser 2 heures aux gens pour manger avant de repartir pour New York, il eu été plus judicieux de donner plus de temps à la Maison Blanche afin de pouvoir rentrer dans cette dernière payant 20 dollars. Devant cette dernière, on est assez loin, tenus à l'écart pour des raisons de sécurité par la Police.
La visite des Amish, ca pue l'arnaque à touristes, mais pas le choix. Sommes partis à l'heure de New York 7h arrivée sur Philadelphie vers 10h30-11h, départ de Philadelphie vers 14h00. Visite chez les Amish vers 15h, arrivée Washington ves 20h00. Chambre très bien et petit déjeuner varié. Attentions réveil fixé à 6h. Sommes repartis de Washington à 13h45, arrivée à New York 19h30. Chaque ville mériterait bien 2 jours sur place, et avec un guide au top cela peut rester inoubliable. Le détour par la case Amish nous a permis en revanche d'admirer les beaux paysages de Pennsylvanie.