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American Historic Highways Self Drive Holiday

USA + Canada, Hotel Grade Choice
From £1275 per person
01 Apr 2021 - 31 Oct 2021

American Historic Highways Tour Highlights

  • Walk or run in NYC Central Park
  • View the Statue of Liberty from Battery Park
  • Stroll along the beaches of Cape Cod
  • Walk the historic Freedom trail in Boston
  • Visit Salem, the site of the Salem witch trials
  • Drive to the summit of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park.
  • Eat fresh Maine lobster in Bar Harbor
  • Stroll Quebec City’s cobblestone street
  • Follow the historic St. Lawrence River
  • Discover Montreal, Canada’s French-speaking city
  • Stand on the lawn of Ottawa’s Parliament Hill
  • Adventure awaits at Toronto’s CN Tower an icon
  • Feel the roar and power of Niagara Falls
  • Uncover the rich history and culture of the Amish
  • Experience the passion of Gettysburg
  • Pass Charlottesville, home to three U.S. presidents
  • View original 18th-century structures in the Historic Area of Colonial Williamsburg
  • Delight in DC’s celebrated monuments and memorials
  • Capture a photo of the White House
  • Discover America’s past at Independence National Historical Park
  • See the Liberty Bell and Declaration of Independence
Holiday Quick facts
Duration: 15 Days/14 Nights
Holiday Type: Historical Self Drive
Grade: Standard, Superior
Start / Finish: New York
Flights: Additional Cost

American Historic Highways Fly Drive Holiday Itinerary

Day 01:
New York City
Arrive today in New York City, the world-famous Big Apple. Transfer independently to your hotel. Enjoy your evening at leisure exploring the city.

Day 02: Driving Distance: 270 mi / 440 km
New York City – Cape Cod
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.

Day 03: Driving Distance: 80 mi / 130 km
Cape Cod – Boston
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.

Day 04: Driving Distance: 340 mi / 550 km
Boston – Acadia National Park – Bar Harbor
Driving north along the Eastern Coastline, you will pass through Salem, Massachusetts—the site of the only witch trials in the United States and the historic port city of Portland, Maine. Then on to Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor.

Day 05: Driving Distance: 300 mi / 480 km
Bar Harbor – Québec City
Journey across the Appalachian Mountains and past Moosehead Lake before crossing at the U.S. border into the French-speaking Province of Québec. Bright blue and white farmhouses dot the landscape as you travel through rolling countryside toward the provincial capital of Québec.

Day 06:
Québec city
A full day to explore this historic city.

Day 07: Driving Distance: 160 mi / 260 km
Québec – St. Lawrence River – Montréal
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.

Day 08: Driving Distance: 140 mi / 230 km
Montréal – Ottawa
Today drive to Ottawa, Canada’s national seat of government.

Day 09: Driving Distance: 270 mi / 440 km
Ottawa – Toronto
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 neighbourhoods, or enjoy the panoramic view of Toronto and Lake Ontario from the CN Tower, the world’s tallest freestanding structure.

Day 10: Driving Distance: 88 mi / 141 km
Toronto – Niagara Falls
Today, enjoy the thundering Niagara Falls and perhaps take a Maid of the Mist cruise.

Day 11: Driving Distance: 351 mi / 562 km
Niagara Falls – Amish country
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.

Day 12: Driving Distance: 170 mi / 280 km
Amish Country – Washington, D.C
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.

Day 13:
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 National 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.

Day 14:
Washington, D.C – Philadelphia
Today travel to Philadelphia where you will have a full day to explore.

Day 15: Driving Distance: 240 mi / 390 km
Philadelphia – New York City
Departure 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 City Standard Standard / Superior
01-02 New York Roosevelt Hotel The Dylan NYC
03 Cape Cod Hyannis Harbor Hotel Holiday Inn Cape Cod
04 Boston The Midtown Hotel The Inn at Longwood
05 Bar Harbor Colonial Inn Ellsworth Best Western Acadia Park Inn
06 Québec Travelodge Hotel & Convention Center by Wyndham Quebec City Hotel Manoir Victoria
07 Montréal Travelodge Hotel by Wyndham Montreal Fairmont Queen Elizabeth
08 Ottawa Capital Hill & Suites Fairmont Chateau Laurier
09 Toronto Chelsea Hotel, Toronto Chelsea Hotel, Toronto
10 Niagara Falls Days Inn by Wyndham Fallsview Oakes Overlooking the Falls
11 York / Amish Country Wyndham Garden York Wyndham Gettysburg
12 Washington D.C Capitol Skyline Hotel Washington Hilton
13-14 Philadelphia Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia – Downtown Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown
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.

Holiday Info & Extras

Travel may be any day of the week, subject to availability of all components of the program. Package rates may not be applicable over special events and during Public Holidays – rates are subject to confirmation at the time of booking.

Contact Us for Tailormade options.

Tour Operates & Prices

Standard Hotels
From £1275.00 Share Twin/Double

Upgrade Hotels
From £1675.00 Share Twin/Double

Transfer on Day 1: Seat in coach transfer rates to Manhattan are approximately £15.00 per person. Private taxi service is also available, clients should collect rental car on Day 3.

  • Lead prices per person based on a Twin/Double Room.
  • Single & Triple/Quad Rates on request.
  • Extensions of stay available, likewise Accommodation upgrades
Special Discounted airfares available if booked as part of this package – request a quote.

  • Welcome kit with comprehensive maps and day-to-day itinerary.
  • Alamo Rent-A-Car “Inclusive” of insurance, taxes, and fees.
  • Accommodation inclusive of sales tax on a room only basis – as specified
  • Long-haul International Flights
  • Items of a personal nature i.e. telephone calls, laundry, liquor etc.
  • Use of hotel rooms before / after normal check in / out times, porterage & resort fees if applicable.
  • Admissions &/or optional tours unless specifically mentioned as included in the itinerary.
  • Tolls, ferries & parking fees.

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