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Eastern Discovery

Escorted Tour, History Enthusiast, USA + Canada
From £1249 per person
23 Apr 2022 - 24 Sep 2022

Eastern Discovery Tour Highlights

  • Welcome Reception where you will meet your fellow travelers
  • Retrace the start of the American Revolution by experiencing Boston’s historic Freedom Trail
  • Travel through Vermont and New Hampshire, visiting a quintessential New England town
  • Tour UNESCO world heritage sites of Old and New Québec City
  • Feel the mists while taking in the natural wonder of Niagara Falls
  • Walk the hallowed grounds of Gettysburg, the most decisive battle during the American Civil War
  • Get an up-close taste of Amish culture at traditional farmhouse and museum in Pennsylvania Dutch Country
  • See the seats of power of American Government with a grand city tour of Washington, D.C.
  • Explore the birthplace of America in Philadelphia by seeing where it all started at Independence Hall and capturing a glimpse of the iconic Liberty Bell
Quick facts
Duration: 11 Days / 10 Nights
Holiday Type: Escorted Coach Tour
Grade: Standard/Superior
Start / Finish: New York
Flights: Additional Cost

Itinerary


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:
Washington, D.C.

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.

Accommodation


Day City Standard/Superior
01 New York The Dylan Hotel
02 Boston Courtyard by Marriott Boston Brookline
03 Québec City Hotel Universal
04 Montréal Best Western Ville-Marie Montreal Hotel & Suites
05 Toronto Bond Palace Hotel
06 Niagara Falls Best Western Cairn Croft Inn
07 Amish Country Wyndham Garden York
08-09 Washington, D.C. Washington Hilton
10 New York The Dylan Hotel

* Complimentary continental breakfast offered by hotel. May be discontinued without prior notice.

Standard Hotels

Standard hotels offer quality, style, comfortable accommodations, yet they are still considered “affordable”. Typically located in central areas.

Superior Hotels

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


Optional Experiences

  • 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
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.

Breakfast
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.

Luggage
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.

Operates & Prices


Departures:

Saturday Departures – English Narration  
2022  
April 23* July 2*, 16*, 30*
May 7*, 21* August 13*, 27*
June 4*, 18* September 3*, 10*, 24*

* Guaranteed to operate.

Standard/Superior Hotels
From £1249.00 Share Twin/Double

  • Lead prices per person based on a Twin/Double Room.
  • Single & Triple/Quad Rates on request.
  • Pre/post touring accommodation available
Special Discounted airfares available if booked as part of this package – request a quote.

Inclusions
  • Information kit
  • Services of a Tour Director throughout (excluding Hawaii)
  • Deluxe air-conditioned motor-coach
  • Porterage of one piece of luggage, per person – from the first morning the coach departs (excluding Hawaii)
  • Accommodation, Sightseeing and Excursions as specified in the itinerary
  • All State & Local taxes
Exclusions
  • Long-haul International Flights
  • Meals, admissions and/or optional tours unless specifically mentioned as included in the itinerary
  • Transportation upon arrival to/from airport (available at additional cost)
  • Gratuities to driver and guide at travelers discretion
  • Items of a personal nature i.e. telephone calls, laundry, liquor etc
  • Use of hotel rooms before / after normal check in / out times and resort fees if applicable
  • No refunds for unused services or hotel nights

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