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Overview

From the Big Apple to raging Niagara Falls, from Acadia National Park to the CN Tower in Toronto, this eastern tour of Canada and the U.S. offers plenty of sightseeing opportunities..

14 night Tour begins and ends New York: 2 nights New York; 1 night Cape Cod; 1 night Boston; 1 night Bar Harbour; 1 night Quebec; 1 night Montreal; 1 night Ottawa; 1 night Toronto; 1 night Niagara Falls; 1 night Harrisburg; 1 night Williamsburg; 2 nights Washington D.C

Details

Day 1

Fly to New York
Today, arrive in New York City, the world-famous Big Apple.
Transfer independently to your hotel. Enjoy your evening at leisure exploring the city.
Overnight: Skyline Hotel

Day 2

New York
A full day is yours to explore this exciting city, filled with people, famous sights, and skyscrapers. See the Statue of Liberty, Fifth Avenue, Central Park, Rockefeller Center, the Empire State Building, The United Nations, and much more.
Overnight: Skyline Hotel

Day 3

New York – Cape Cod (270 miles)
After picking up your rental car, you will drive east through the coastal towns and villages bordering Long Island Sound and pass through Connecticut and Rhode Island en route to the rustic charm of Cape Cod.
Overnight: Mariner Motor Lodge

Day 4

Cape Cod – Boston (80 miles)
The heritage of colonial America is revealed today as you visit cities founded by the Pilgrims and the Puritans. In Boston, you can visit the haunts of the revolutionary patriots who stoked the fires of democracy throughout the Colonies.
Overnight: The Midtown Hotel

Day 5

Boston – Acadia National Park – Bar Harbor (340 miles)
Driving north along the eastern coastline, you will pass through Salem, Massachusetts—the sight of the only witch trials in the United States and the historic port city of Portland, Maine. Then on to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park.
Overnight: Colonial Inn

Day 6

Bar Harbor – Québec (300 miles)
Journey across the Appalachian Mountains and past Moosehead Lake before crossing at the U.S. Canadian border into the Frenchspeaking Province of Québec. Bright blue and white farmhouses dot the landscape as you travel through rolling countryside toward the provincial capital of Québec.
Overnight: Clarion Quebec

Day 7

Québec – St. Lawrence River – Montréal (160 miles)
A full day to discover romantically medieval Québec City and experience the locals’ joie de vivre. Fortifications of Upper Town overlook Lower Town with its narrow, steep cobblestone streets at the river front. Visit the Citadel and Place-Royale. A short drive away is Île d’Órlèans. The island’s shoreline is dotted with attractive Victorian-style summer homes.
Overnight: Hotel Travelodge Montreal Centre

Day 8

Montréal – Ottawa (140 miles)
Today drive to Ottawa, Canada’s national seat of government.
Overnight: Holiday Inn & Suites

Day 9

Ottawa – Toronto (270 miles)
Toronto, located on the shores of Lake Ontario, is a modern banking and business center. Today you will have time to explore the ethnic diversity of Toronto’s neighborhoods, or enjoy the panoramic view of Toronto and Lake Ontario from the CN Tower, the world’s tallest free-standing structure.
Overnight: Best Western Primrose Hotel Downtown

Day 10

Toronto – Niagara Falls (88 miles)
Today enjoy the thundering Niagara Falls and perhaps take a Maid of the Mist cruise.
Overnight: Days Inn Clifton Hill

Day 11

Niagara Falls – Harrisburg (351 miles)
Enjoy the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York en route to the state of Pennsylvania. The simple lifestyle of the Pennsylvania Dutch enhances the rural beauty of the area. Continue to visit to the most famous Civil War battleground, Gettysburg. Overnight in Harrisburg.
Overnight: Best Western Gettysburg

Day 12

Harrisburg – Charlottesville – Williamsburg (300 miles)
The dramatic Blue Ridge Mountains are contrasted by the rolling green Shenandoah Valley. Follow the crest of the mountains to Charlottesville, home to multiple U.S. Presidents, including Thomas Jefferson. Then pass through the state capital of Richmond, as you drive eastward into Williamsburg, for a taste of Virginia’s colonial past.
Overnight: Days Inn Colonial Downtown

Day 13

Williamsburg – Washington, D.C. (170 miles)
In the morning, explore the grounds of Colonial Williamsburg, faithfully restored to create an accurate impression of the 18th century Virginia capital. Then enjoy the verdant landscape of the Old Dominion as you drive north to the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. The broad boulevards of Pierre L’Enfant’s masterfully designed city will leave you with a dramatic impression of America’s seat of government.
Overnight: Capitol Skyline Hotel

Day 14

Washington, D.C.
Take the full day to explore the monuments and museums of this grand city. The Smithsonian Institution, a world-renowned complex of museums fronting the Capitol Mall, is a repository of national artifacts and treasures. The views from the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, and Capitol Hill provide unforgettable images of the city.
Overnight: Capitol Skyline Hotel

Day 15

Washington, D.C. – New York Departure (240 miles)
Today you will have the chance to visit Independence Park in Philadelphia, where the spirit of the American Revolution was forged into the foundation of the new nation. Once over the Delaware River you will arrive in the Garden State of New Jersey en route to New York City, your final destination. Return your car and transfer independently to the airport.

Day 16

Arrival back home.

What's Included

  • Return transatlantic schedule flights
  • Economy size car rental
  • Hotel accommodation as specified, or of a similar standard
  • Welcome kit with comprehensive maps and day-to-day itinerary

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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