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The Grand East

18 Nights Tour from £2,549 per Person Including Flights

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Overview

18 night Tour Begins New York, Ends Miami: 1 night New York; 1 night Boston; 1 night Quebec City; 1 night Montreal; 1 night Toronto; 1 night Niagara Falls; 1 night Harrisburg; 2 nights Washington DC; 1 night Winston; 1 night Asheville; 1 night Nashville; 1 night Memphis; 2 nights New Orleans; 1 night Pensacola; 2 nights Orlando;

The Grand East tour starts in New York for a night in Manhattan before moving north to the cobblestone streets of Boston. You’ll continue along the New England coastline to the resort of Kennebunkport before you cross the Appalacians and enter Canada. Stay in historic Quebec City and cosmopolitan Montreal and then head west to Ontario, where you’ll stop in Canada’s elegant capital Ottawa. Follow the Thousand Islands Parkway to arrive in Toronto, the country’s biggest city and a dynamic cultural and financial powerhouse.

Leave Canada via unmissable Niagara Falls to enter the States again, heading past the Finger Lakes to Amish Country and Gettysburg, with a tour of the battlesite. Your next major stop will be in Washington DC, with time to visit many of the monuments and museums the American capital is famous for.

There’s plenty more to come, as you drive along the Blue Ridge Parkways and through the Great Smoky Mountains to visit musical cities Nashville and Memphis before a stop in New Orleans, home of jazz and thriving once more. Next it’s east, following the Mississippi Gulf Coast to Florida, stopping in Orlando, the Kennedy Space Centre and Miami.

The maximum altitude on this tour will be 1990 Feet/607 Metres.

Details

Day 1

Fly to New York
Your holiday starts with a flight from your chosen UK airport to New York.
Arrive New York City and transfer independently to your hotel.

Hotel: The Lexington New York

Day 2

New York – Boston
Depart New York for historic New England. 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.

Hotel: Marriott Quincy

Day 3

Boston – New England – Québec City, Canada
This morning travel through the New England stats 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. Perhaps visit an authentic maple farm and this evening, and take the opportunity to sample some of the celebrated French Canadian cuisine (optional).

Hotel: TRYP by Wyndham Hotel Pur

Day 4

Québec City – Montréal
Begin the day with a tour of Québec City, the 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 wantto 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.

Hotel: Gouverneur Hotel Place Dupuis

Day 5

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

Hotel: Bond Place Hotel

Day 6

Toronto – Niagara Falls
Begin the day with a drive through Toronto’s impressive collection of modern skyscrapers, most notably, the CN Tower, the world’s tallest free-standing structure (1,815 ft. /553 m).. Do you dare stand on the glass floor located more than 300 metres 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.

Hotel: Best Western Cairn Croft Inn

Day 7

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.

Hotel: Genettie Hotel & Suites, Williamsport

Day 8

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: Washington Hilton

Day 9

Washington, D.C.
Enjoy a city tour with such highlights as the U.S. Capitol Building, the FBI 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.

Hotel: Washington Hilton

Day 10

Washington, D.C. – Williamsburg – Roanoke
Depart this morning for Williamsburg, Virginia’s colonial capital. Walk along the Duke of Gloucester Street to visit some of the impressive public buildings, colonial houses and the college of William and Mary.

Hotel: Holiday Inn Tanglewood

Day 11

Roanoke – Blue Ridge Parkway – Asheville/Gatlinburg
Today, travel along portions of the Blue Ridge Parkway, through the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains for an early afternoon arrival in Asheville, in the heart of North Carolina.

Hotel: Edgewater Hotel Gatlinburg

Day 12

Asheville – Great Smoky Mountains – Nashville
Enjoy the breathtaking scenery as you visit Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Stop at the Mountain Farm and Museum to explore the life of an Appalachian farmer. Continue through Knoxville to Nashville, capital of Tennessee and home to country & western music. Bring your boots and join your fellow travellers at the Wild Horse Saloon, where you can kick up your heels and give line dancing a go (optional).

Hotel: Clarion Nashville Downtown

Day 13

Nashville – Memphis
Travel across the countryside and arrive in Memphis, the city known for blues music, cotton and home of Sun Records. Take a city tour including Beale Street, the heart of the blues music scene. This afternoon, fans of “The King of Rock and Roll” have the opportunity to tour Graceland, former home of Elvis Presley (optional).

Hotel: Guest House at Graceland

Day 14

Memphis – Jackson – New Orleans
Today’s tour takes you to Mississippi, the Magnolia State. Pass through Jackson, the state capital, and continue to Louisiana and New Orleans, the home of the infamous Mardi Gras celebrations. Tonight, immerse yourself in Creole culture on board an authentic Mississippi Riverboat dinner cruise and enjoy the rhythms of a Dixieland jazz band (optional).

Hotel: Staybridge Suites New Orleans French Quarter

Day 15

New Orleans
A full day at leisure to take in the French flavour and grandeur of New Orleans. Explore the French Quarter with its trademark wrought iron balconies overlooking the narrow, cobblestone streets. Stand atop one of the infamous New Orleans levees and gain the perspective of how these unique feats of architecture guard the city.

Hotel: Staybridge Suites New Orleans French Quarter

Day 16

New Orleans – Gulf of Mexico – Pensacola
This morning, travel along the Mississippi Gulf Coast through Mobile, Alabama to the city of Pensacola. En route we visit one of the top 10 rose gardens in America at the Bellingrath Home (admission included). Visit Pensacola Beach, walk along side the swaying sea oats, dipping your toes in the warm waters of the emerald green Gulf of Mexico.

Hotel: Hampton Inn Cordova Mall

Day 17

Pensacola – Orlando
Travel through rural Florida to Ocala, known for thoroughbred horse ranches. Continue through central Florida, heart of America’s citrus industry, and on to Orlando America's family playground.

Hotel: Radisson Celebration Resort Orlando

Day 18

Orlando
Day at leisure. Spend the day relaxing by the pool, take a hot air balloon flight or visit one of Orlando’s attractions, such as Walt Disney World Resort’s Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, or experience Disney’s wildest adventure yet, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park (admissions not included).

Hotel: Radisson Celebration Resort Orlando

Day 19

Orlando – Kennedy Space Centre – Miami
Drive to the Kennedy Space Centre, home of America’s space programme (admission included). Continue to Miami, with arrival by approximately 6pm. Your tour ends upon arrival in Miami. Independent transfers back to the airport for your return flight.
If returning from Miami today a late evening departure flight is required

Day 20

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)
  • Porterage of one bag per person
  • Walking tours of Boston and Quebec
  • City tours of Montreal, Washington, Nashville and Memphis
  • Amish Farmhouse Museum
  • Kennedy Space Centre
  • Bellingrath Home tour

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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