15 July 2019, 09:39

See how Armstrong travelled to the moon

See how Armstrong travelled to the moon: DST USA EXT 31205

See the Apollo 11 module on Saga’s American sights and cities tour

  • Tours of New York and Washington
  • Hotels at Niagara Falls and Times Square
  • VIP door-to-door travel service included as standard

On the 50th anniversary of landing a man on the moon, Saga is offering a North American tour which gives guests the chance to see the infamous Apollo 11 command module.

The Columbia module, the only part of the rocket to return to earth after the mission which sent Neil Armstrong to the moon in July 1969, is on display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington DC, along with examples of a lunar landing craft, a moon surface roving vehicle, and more air and space exploration memorabilia.

The nine-night Niagara, New York & Washington DC holiday also allows plenty of time for guests to see the attractions of their choice, as well as guided tours of the cities, and an excursion into the mist storm at the foot of Niagara’s Horseshoe waterfall.

The holiday begins with a flight to Toronto, Canada, and two nights at the four-star Radisson on the Falls hotel, which has an indoor pool and fitness centre.

The seven-hour drive to New York, with stops amid stunning scenery, features a visit to the Corning Glass Museum of 45,000 objects covering 3,500 years of glassmaking, including watching master craftsmen at work.

Three nights are spent at the four-star Holiday Inn Times Square, with a guided bus tour taking in sights including Wall Street, Central Park and the Empire State Building and time to take your pick of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Central Park, the Statue of Liberty, Chinatown and glistening department stores like Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s.

New York’s Penn Station is the starting point for an Amtrak rail journey to Union Station, Washington, and three nights at four-star Omni Shoreham, an elegant 1930s hotel which has hosted world leaders and has a swimming pool and spa. The tour of the capital covers the White House and Capitol Building, and many more monuments and memorials, while the Smithsonian, the National Gallery of Art and the International Spy Museum are attractions you could visit during free time in the city.

For details call free on 0800 056 0464 or visit saga.co.uk/USA

Nine nights (including one onboard the aircraft) from £2,299 per person, flying from Heathrow with Air Canada departing September 9 and October 7, 2019 and April 27, September 7 and October 12, 2020.

Price includes VIP door-to-door chauffeur service, return flights, airport taxes, accommodation, five breakfasts, porterage, tour manager, optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a discount if passenger has own insurance. 


Saga is a specialist in the provision of products and services for life after 50. The Saga brand is one of the most recognised and trusted brands in the UK and is known for its high level of customer service and its high quality, award winning products and services including cruises and holidays, insurance, personal finance and publishing. Visit saga.co.uk



Alex Brazier