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Overview

This 12-night small group tour takes you to the fabulous cities of Boston, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Toronto, Montreal & Quebec City, with the option of time also spent in New York. You will see the awe-inspiring Niagara Falls and cruise up close to the thundering water. You will visit an Amish Community and the Witch Museum in Salem. Enjoy a half day hiking in the White Mountains of New England and walk the Freedom Trail in Boston.

Highlights:

  • Maid of the Mist scenic cruise at Niagara Falls
  • Explore the historic French-speaking city of Quebec, see the sights of cosmopolitan Toronto and enjoy a taste of Montreal
  • Visit an Amish community in Lancaster
  • Enjoy the breath-taking scenery of the Finger Lakes region, and perhaps visit a winery for a spot of wine tasting
  • Free time in Philadelphia and Washington DC to explore at your own pace

Details

Day 1

New York Area

You will meet with your group leader this evening to kick-off the tour. You’ll be staying in New York tonight but leaving in the morning for Philadelphia so if you would like to spend some time in the Big Apple then you can book a few days stay, before the tour starts.

Overnight: Hotel included, with meals paid locally

Days 2-3

Philadelphia - Washington

First stop this morning is Philadelphia, where you can enjoy some free time to visit the Liberty Bell, climb the famous “Rocky” steps and sample the local flavour Reading Terminal Market. Then continue to Washington DC, where you can choose which of the iconic landmarks to visit – the White House, Capitol Hill and the world-class Smithsonian Museums.

Overnight: Hotels included, with meals paid locally

Day 4

Leave the cities behind and head to the beautiful Finger Lakes region. En route you will stop in Lancaster Amish Country, where you can get a taster of this simpler way of life amidst rolls hills dotted with windmills and horse & carts. Then continue onto the Finger Lakes – a picturesque forested region filled with lakes and inland waterways which are perfect for a dip on a hot day. This is New York State’s largest wine growing region, and you can take an optional tour of a winery for some wine tasting.

Overnight: Hotel included, with meals paid locally

Day 5

Niagara Falls - Toronto

Today you will see Niagara Falls in all its glory. The three waterfalls straddling the USA and Canada border, combine to make the highest flow rate in the world. There is an included Maid of the Mist cruise, taking you right into the falls. Continue onto the cosmopolitan city of Toronto, where you will spend the next two nights

Overnight: Hotel included, with meals paid locally

Day 6

Toronto

You have a full day to enjoy this lovely city located on Lake Ontario. For birds eye views of the city and the lake head to the top of the CN Tower. Or you could rent bikes for a more down to earth tour of the city. You can take a ferry to the islands, see a baseball game or just enjoy the myriad restaurants and shops.

Overnight: Hotel included, with meals paid locally

Days 7 & 8

Montreal

French-speaking Montreal is the next stop, where you can enjoy the laid-back charm of this cultural city. Spend time wandering the streets of old Montreal, visit the Notre-Dame Basilica, enjoy some jazz or one of the art galleries. Or for the adrenaline junkies, you can cross the Lachine Rapids on an extreme jet-boat tour There is an optional dinner at “Dinner in the Dark at O’Noir” – where you eat in the dark heightening your other senses.

Overnight: Hotel included, with meals paid locally

Day 9

Quebec City

Travel to French-speaking Quebec City, to explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is North America’s only walled-city and the history of this place is fascinating. Explore the characterful streets of the old town, visit the Citadelle and city museums. Or perhaps take the optional ghost walking tour.

Overnight: Hotel included, with meals paid locally

Day 10

White Mountains National Forest

The White Mountains National Forest boast some incredible scenery. You will have the afternoon to enjoy the walking trails that are dotted around.

Overnight: Hotel included, with meals paid locally

Days 11 & 12

Boston

Visit the Salem Witch Museum en route to Boston, stepping back in time to the Witch Trails of 1692. Once in Boston retrace the steps of the nations forefathers with an included tour of the Freedom Trail. Then stroll the stalls and shops of Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market. After a day’s exploration, perhaps you could head to the waterfront for a seafood dinner.

Overnight: Hotel included, with meals paid locally

Day 13

Boston – New York

Travel back to New York and choose to either fly home, or spend a few more days taking in the iconic sights of New York City.

Flights home today must be booked for departure after 9pm.

 

What’s Included

  • International flights
  • Travel on the tour in an air-conditioned private vehicle
  • 11 nights in 3* hotels on a twin share basis
  • Services of a professional tour leader
  • Maid of the Mist Cruise at Niagara Falls

What’s Not Included

  • Transfers to the joining point of the tour and away from the finishing point
  • Meals paid locally
  • Washington DC - bike rental $15-35
  • Washington DC – Smithsonian Museums - Free
  • Finger Lakes Region - Wine Tasting $30

The weather information shown below refers to the first stop on the tour, call us and speak to one of our travel experts for the most up-to-date forecasts and weather details for your tour.

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