Zonta Friendship Tour
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Zonta Friendship Tour

Post Convention 2004

Friendship Tour

7 Days, July 9-July 15


  • Day1: (Fri.) New York-Binghamton-Corning

    • Depart Manhattan, heading northwest across New Jersey
      through the Pocono Mountain region of Pennsylvania

    • Shop in our famous outlet stores

    • Continue into upstate New York, arriving in Corning New
      York to tour Corning Glass

    • Free evening at your hotel in Corning 

  • Day2: (Sat.) Corning-Niagara Falls

    • Depart in the morning and cross the Appalachian

    • Cross the US-Canadian border at the Rainbow Bridge

    • View scenic natural areas around Niagara Falls

    •  We may stay on the Canadian side of the Falls

      • Passports required for non-US. guests

      • Passports are strongly recommended for U.S.
        citizens too

  • Day3: (Sun.) Niagara Falls

    • On this morning’s sightseeing tour behold the spectacular
      falls from table Rock.

    • Then board the "Maid of the Mist" for the thrilling ride
      to view the thundering falls from river level.

    • Balance of the day at leisure.

    • Tonight, optional, fun-filled tours.

    • If conditions are favorable, a walking tour through the
      scenic tunnels will be substituted.

  • Day4: (Mon.) Niagara Falls-Lancaster, Pennsylvania

    • Travel to Buffalo to see the birthplace of Zonta and the
      home of the Zonta Club of Buffalo, the first club.

    • We have invited the Erie Club and the other 8 original
      clubs to join us in fellowship.

    •  Then journey into Pennsylvania and follow the
      Susquehanna River through the rolling Appalachian
      Mountains and on to Lancaster.


  • Day5: (Tues.) Lancaster, Pennsylvania-Washington DC

    • Lancaster County, home of the  Amish and Mennonite
      religious sects, in one of Pennsylvania’s most active
      farming communities.

      • This morning enjoy a stop at the Amish Farm and

      • A local guide will explain this unusual culture, one
        that excludes the use of modern conveniences such
        as electricity or  telephones.

    •  Journey to Washington DC and enjoy an optional evening
      out, featuring a delicious dinner at one of the Washington’s
      most popular restaurants.


  • Day6: (Weds.) Washington DC

    •  The US capital is a sightseeing treasure. Your half day tour features

      •  Arlington National Cemetery with a visit to the
        Kennedy gravesite

      • The  Korean War Memorial

      • The Vietnam War Veterans Memorial

      • Many other well-know site

    • Your tour includes a stop for photos at The White House
      and Capitol Hill.

    • Your Tour Director will suggest independent activities to
      explore during your free afternoon.


  • Day7: (Thurs.) Washington DC-Philadelphia-New York City

    • This Morning begins our travel north to Philadelphia

    • Philadelphia Sightseeing focuses on historic significance of
      the city

    • Major attractions to explore on your own include the Liberty
      Bell and Independence Hall.

    • Next stop is at Newark International Airport, New Jersey
      to accommodate guests with homebound flights from that airport.

    • The trip ends in Manhattan in the late afternoon to The
      Marriot Marquis Hotel.