New York-Boston-New England-Québec City-Montréal-Ottawa-Toronto-Niagara Falls-Gettysburg-Amish Country-Washington DC-New York
11days/10nights, New York/Washington or New York
2019 depart Sat: Apr 13, 27. May 11, 25. June 08, 22. Jul 06, 20. Aug 03, 17, 31. Sep 14, 21, 28
On request: Child rates for children 07-12 years and single supplements.
day 01 New York Arrival
Arrive in New York City and transfer independently to your hotel where you will meet with your Tour Director in the evening.
day 02 New York-Boston
08.00 depart NYC for historic New England. Travel along the Long Island Sound to historic Boston, MA. Enjoy a walking tour along the Freedom Trail which begins at the Boston Common and winds beside the State House, King’s Chapel, the old South Meeting House, the Boston Massacre site and the fronts of many taverns and pubs where America’s “Founding Fathers” toasted freedom. Walk the cobblestone streets of Beacon Hill steeped in history which contains one of the city’s most beautiful neighbourhoods. Motorcoach tour commences. Joining passengers meet in the lobby of the hotel at 07:30 hours for a 08:00 hours departure.
day 03 Boston-New England-Québec City
This morning travel through the rural New England states of New Hampshire and Vermont on your way to Canada. You will pass through small picturesque villages and the White Mountains, particularly beautiful during the fall foliage. You’ll cross the international border to enter the Canadian province of Québec. Perhaps visit an authentic maple farm and this evening, take the opportunity to sample some of the celebrated French Canadian cuisine (optional).
day 04 Québec City-Montréal
Begin the day with a tour of Québec City, the French capital of the province and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Highlights include the Québec Provincial Parliament Building and the Citadelle. Then enjoy a walking tour of the walled city, where you will see the Chateau de Frontenac, as well as unparalleled views of the Saint Lawrence River. Then you may want to enjoy a delicious pastry, baguette or candy treat or if time allows, may we suggest a visit to Rue du Tresor before departing to Montréal. Upon arrival, go on a tour of Old Montréal, the area known as the “Vieux Port,” with stops at Place Jacques Cartier & Notre Dame Basilica.
day 05 Montréal-Ottawa-Toronto
Depart Montréal for the capital of Canada, Ottawa. This vibrant city of parks and flowers boasts one of the most impressive parliament buildings in the world. In the afternoon, continue along the 1,000 Islands Parkway to the largest English-speaking city in Canada, Toronto, located on the shore of Lake Ontario. Join an optional excursion on the St. Lawrence River which explores the magnificent scenery on a relaxing cruise.
day 06 Toronto-Niagara Falls
Begin the day with a drive through Toronto’s impressive collection of modern skyscrapers, most notably, the CN Tower, one of the world’s tallest free-standing structure (1,815 ft/553 m). Do you dare to stand on the glass floor located more than 300 meters above Toronto (optional)? Continue along Lake Ontario, crossing the Welland Canal, before arriving at Niagara Falls, where you will be amazed at this natural wonder. Stroll along Table Rock, see the unique Floral Clock and view the thundering water of the Horseshoe Falls. Perhaps take an optional tour on the renowned Hornblower Niagara Cruise boat ride at the base of the Falls.
day 07 Niagara Falls-Gettysburg-Amish Country
Today ride through the rolling farmland of upstate New York, known as the Finger Lakes Region, and enter the Keystone State of Pennsylvania. This afternoon, visit the historic Gettysburg Civil War National Battleground, site of the largest battle ever fought on American soil and the place where President Lincoln gave his famous address in 1863. Travel along the Susquehanna River to South Pennsylvania for overnight.
day 08 Amish Country-Washington DC
Travel through rural countryside to Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Visit an Amish Museum and see their 300-year-old tradition of simple living (admission included). The Amish people live in a world that stopped in the mid-1850s. They use no electricity, mechanical devices, nor modern equipment. In the afternoon, continue to the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C.
day 09 Washington DC
Enjoy a city tour with such highlights as the U.S. Capitol Building, Supreme Court, Library of Congress, the FBI Building, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, the White House and Arlington National Cemetery, site of the JFK Memorial. Spend the remainder of the day exploring some of the many museums comprising the Smithsonian Institute or simply walk the banks of the Potomac River.
day 10 Washington DC-Philadelphia-New York
Transfer to New York via Philadelphia, known as the “City of Brotherly Love”, where you will stop to visit Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. In the afternoon continue to your hotel in the centre of New York.
day 11 New York
You tour ends upon check out this morning.
Inclusions: twin share, welcome reception on day one, deluxe coach, tour director, visits as per programme, porterage, service charges, taxes.
Sightseeing: guided walking tour of Freedom Trail, travel through Vermont and New Hampshire and visit a quintessential New England town, guided tour of Quebec, see Niagara Park’s Clock with 16,000 flowers & Westminster Chimes, Gettysburg National Military Park, Amish Farmhouse and Museum, see the Lincoln Memorial & “go back in time”, Philadelphia and the Liberty Bell, Washington DC.
Hotels: New York-The Dylan, Boston-Courtyard by Marriott Brookline, Quebec City-Hotel Universal, Montreal-Des Governeur Place Dupuis, Toronto-Bond Place Hotel, Niagara Falls-BW Cairn Croft Inn, Amish Country-Wyndham Garden York, Washington-Washington Hilton, New York-Roosevelt New York (or similar).
Notes: All bookings are made only on English spoken tour departures, however some tours may be modified to bilingual (2 languages) at short notice. Tours are subject to change without notice pending climatic and local traffic conditions.
Optional excursions: tour & have dinner at a Canadian maple farm, night tour of Montréal and a classic French Canadian dinner, Maid of the Mist ride with lunch at Niagara Falls, Washington Monuments at night with dinner in fashionable D.C., “All-American” Picnic at a surprise destination en route. Please book the optional excursions with your tour director at the start of the tour.