We depart from your school at 5:30am., on our way to Niagara Falls, students will stop near the Delaware Water Gap for a rest stop. We then, continue our road trip heading towards Niagara Falls, while watching the IMAX movie “Maid of the Mist” which outlines the history of the “Niagara Falls”, the “Seneca Indians” and the water falls “Daredevils”. Upon arrival at the National State Park, students will be introduced to the memories that will last a lifetime.
For more than 150 years, the Niagara Falls, “Maid of the Mist” has taken visitors through the foaming waters beneath the falls. The journey begins at the bottom of the Observation Tower, where you’ll be provided with a souvenir rain poncho. The Maid of the Mist will take you to the base of the American Falls and then to the basin of Horseshoe Falls, through the crashing waters and massive rock formations. This half-hour Niagara Falls tour allows you to experience firsthand the power and intensity of the falls.
Students then proceed to “Goat Island” were students are toured into the “Cave of the Winds” for the Night Illumination view and an unforgettable experience.
The Cave of the Winds trip takes you closer to the waters of Niagara Falls than you thought possible. You ride an elevator 175 feet (53 meters) deep into the Niagara Gorge. Then, clad in a bright yellow poncho and wearing the special footwear provided, you follow a tour guide over a series of wooden walkways to the famous "Hurricane Deck". As you stand at the railing, you are a mere 20 feet (6 meters) from the billowing torrents of Bridal Veil Falls. The rushing waters loom above you, dousing you with a generous spray as you face the thundering Falls head-on. Rainbows are usually visible day and night!!
Students will then be transported to our reserved Choice Hotel for a clean, comfortable night's stay.
We begin our second day, with a healthy continental breakfast, provided by our Choice Hotel.
Students depart hotel; destined towards University of Buffalo at 8:15am, where we will have a half an hour presentation, with a question and answer session, and tour around the campus grounds. You will get to interact with actual students that attend the school and see their views on life as a college student.
When we arrive at the Corning Museum of Glass. The Corning Museum of Glass cares for and displays the world’s best collection of art and historical glass. When you visit, you’ll see more than 3,500 years of history displayed in the Glass Collection Galleries, from the glass portrait of an ancient Egyptian pharaoh to contemporary sculpture made in glass. Students will witness Live glass making, which provides a unique context for understanding the Museum’s amazing collection. Learn more about the techniques used to make the objects in the galleries by watching today’s glass makers at work. Watch as a master glass maker takes a glowing gob of molten glass on the end of a pipe and skillfully shapes it into a vase, bowl, or sculpture at the “narrated” Hot Glass Show. See flame workers shape rods of glass into fanciful objects at the, Flame Working Demo. Learn more about the properties of glass at the Optical Fiber and Glass Breaking Demos. Students will have access to everything this Museum has to offer including, food court and Famous Glassware Souvenir Center.
Afterwards we depart for New York City, for an evening return.