Boston-New England-Québec City-Montréal-Ottawa-Toronto-Niagara Falls-Gettysburg-Amish Country-Washington DC-New York
9days/8nights, Boston/New York
2019 depart Sun: Apr 14, 28. May 12, 26. Jun 09, 23. Jul 07, 21. Aug 04, 18. Sep 01,15, 22, 29.
Child rates for children 07-12 years on request
day 01 Boston Arrival
Arrive Logan International Airport and proceed independently to your hotel where you will meet your tour director in the evening.
day 02 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 03 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 finishing pastry, baguette or candy treat, and 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 and Notre Dame Basilica.
day 04 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 and explore the magnificent scenery on a relaxing cruise.
day 05 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 over 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 Maid of the Mist boat ride at the base of the Falls.
day 06 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 07 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, or modern equipment. In the afternoon, continue to the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C.
day 08 Washington DC
Enjoy a city tour with such highlights as the U.S. Capitol Building, Supreme Court, Library of Congress, the F.B.I. 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 stroll the banks of the Potomac River.
day 09 Washington DC-New York
Transfer to New York via Philadelphia. It is the birthplace of a nation and you will stop to see Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. Your tour ends in midtown Manhattan upon arrival at our post-tour hotel at approximately 17:00 hours. The Tour Director will be available to assist in arranging individual transfers to the airport for the departure flight, if leaving tonight.
Inclusions: twin share, welcome reception, tour director throughout, porterage, service charges, taxes.
Sightseeing: Washington DC, travel through Vermont and New Hampshire & visit a quintessential New England town, guided tour of Quebec, Gettysburg National Military Park, see Niagara Park’s Floral Clock with 16,000 flowers & Westminster Chimes, Amish Farmhouse and Museum, see the Lincoln Memorial and “go back in time”.
Hotels Boston-Courtyard by Marriott Brookline, Québec-Hotel Universel, Montréal-Des Gouverneur Place Dupuis, Toronto-Bond Place, Niagara-Best Western Cairn Croft Inn, Amish Country-SureStay by BW Genetti, 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 multilingual (2 languages) at short notice. Tours are subject to change without notice pending climatic and local traffic conditions.
Optional excursions: Tour and 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 Georgetown, “All-American” Picnic at a surprise destination en route.
Optional excursions need to be arranged with the tour director at the start of the tour.