Day 1 / Sat:
New York Arrival
Arrive in New York City and transfer independently to your hotel where you will meet with your Tour Director in the evening.
Day 02 / Sun:
New York – Boston
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.
Motorcoach tour commences. Joining passengers meet in the lobby of the Hotel at 07:30 hours for a 08:00 hours departure.
Day 03 / Mon:
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 04 / Tue:
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 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.
Day 05 / Wed:
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 which explores the magnificent scenery on a relaxing cruise.
Day 06 / Thr:
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 to stand on the glass floor located more than 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 07 / Fri:
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 08 / Sat:
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, nor modern equipment. In the afternoon, continue to the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C.
Day 09 / Sun:
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 walk the banks of the Potomac River.
Day 10 / Mon:
Washington, D.C. – Philadelphia – New York
Transfer to New York via Philadelphia, known as the “City of Brotherly Love”, where you will stop to visit Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell.
For passengers leaving the tour in Washington, D.C., tour ends upon check-out from your hotel.
Day 11 / Tue:
New York – Departure
Transfer independently to the airport for your return flight.
||The Dylan Hotel
||Courtyard by Marriott Boston Brookline
||Best Western Ville-Marie Montreal Hotel & Suites
||Bond Palace Hotel
||Best Western Cairn Croft Inn
||Wyndham Garden York
||The Dylan Hotel
* Complimentary continental breakfast offered by hotel. May be discontinued without prior notice.
Standard hotels offer quality, style, comfortable accommodations, yet they are still considered “affordable”. Typically located in central areas.
With above-average service, upscale, high quality and comfortable, with a variety of amenities located in town. Rooms will be well furnished to a high standard.
National Parks Accommodations
Please be advised that accommodations near and in the National Parks are rustic in nature and not always of the same level of comfort as accommodations in metropolitan areas.
Info & Extras
- Dine at a traditional Canadian Maple Sugar Farm
- Enjoy the renowned cuisine of Québec amidst the old world charm of Montréal’s historic district
- Take in the Toronto cityscape atop the CN Tower, the largest freestanding tower in the world
- Experience Niagara Falls “up close” experience with a boat ride under the falls followed by lunch atop the Skylon Tower
- Capture the stunning lit up landmarks of Washington, D.C. with a night tour and dinner in fashionable Georgetown
International long-haul flights and pre/post tour hotels available at additional cost
Minimum participation on all motor coach tours is 20 passengers unless the tour is identified as a guaranteed. For non-guaranteed departure dates, we reserve the right to cancel or operate the departure by van.
Hotel services in the US customarily do not include breakfast. If you do not wish to have breakfast at the hotel restaurant (where available), you may frequently find coffee shops and restaurants close by which serve good and inexpensive breakfasts. Some hotels do offer a continental breakfast. Usually, this continental breakfast is basic and contains coffee, pastries and sometimes cereal, cheese or fruit. Complimentary breakfast offered by a hotel may be discontinued at any time with or without notice.
Each passenger traveling on an escorted motor-coach tour is allowed one piece of checked baggage per person due to space limitations. Additional luggage will be charged at $7.00 per person per day.