Fly to New York
Your holiday starts with a flight to New York.
Arrive New York City and transfer independently to your hotel.
Hotel: Sheraton Tribeca
New York – Boston
Motorcoach tour commences. Depart New York for historic New England. Travel along the Long Island Sound and Hartford to Boston, Massachusetts, where an early afternoon arrival at the historic Quincy Market will be followed by a sightseeing tour. Begin with a walking tour along the Freedom Trail to view such sights as the Boston Common, the Granary Burial Grounds, the Old State House, Faneuil Hall and the State House. Walk the cobblestone streets of Beacon Hill, one of Boston’s oldest neighbourhoods. The evening is at leisure.
Hotel: Holiday Inn Brookline
Boston – New England – Québec City, Canada
This morning travel through the New England states of New Hampshire and Vermont on your way to Canada. You will pass small villages and drive through the picturesque White Mountains, particularly beautiful during the fall foliage. In the late afternoon, cross the U.S/Canadian border to enter the province of Québec. This evening, take the opportunity to sample some of the celebrated French cuisine.
Hotel: Hotel Universel
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. Take in some shopping and lunch before leaving for 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. The evening is at leisure.
Hotel: Holiday Inn Montréal Midtown
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 Thousand 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.
2013 Hotel: Sheraton Centre Hotel & Towers, 2014 Hotel: Eaton Chelsea Toronto
Toronto – Niagara Falls
Begin the day with a drive through Toronto’s business district to see its impressive collection of modern skyscrapers, most notably, the CN Tower, the world’s tallest free-standing structure (1,815 ft./553 m). 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 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.
2013 Hotel: Crowne Plaza Fallsview, 2014 Hotel: Ramada Niagara Falls
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 Abraham Lincoln gave his famous address in 1863. Travel along the Susquehanna River to South Pennsylvania for overnight.
Hotel: Holiday Inn York
Amish Country – Washington, D.C.
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.
Hotel: Omni Shoreham Hotel
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 John F. Kennedy 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.
Hotel: Omni Shoreham Hotel
Washington, D.C. – New York
Passengers leaving the tour in Washington, D.C., tour ends upon check-out from your hotel. Transfer to New York via Philadelphia where you will stop to see Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. The tour ends in midtown Manhattan. Independent transfers back to the airport for your return flight.
If returning from New York today a late evening departure flight after 9.30 pm is required
Arrival back home.
Return scheduled transatlantic flights
Professional Tour Director Service
Deluxe air-conditioned Motorcoach Transportation throughout the tour
Hotel accommodation as per hotels listed above (or similar standard)
City tour of Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto
City tour of Washington D.C. and Philadelphia
Walking tours of Boston and Old Quebec
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