Eastern Discovery

Discover the contrast between the past and present of North America’s most resilient eastern cities!
Retrace the start of the American Revolution by experiencing Boston’s historic Freedom Trail. Travel through New England and tour UNESCO 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 and get an up-close taste of Amish culture at a traditional farmhouse and museum in Pennsylvania. 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 visiting the Independence Hall and getting a glimpse of the iconic Liberty Bell!
11 Days from $2795/person CAD
Guided
Off The Beaten Path
UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Primary Location

East Coast, United States & Canada

Departures

Saturday Departures from April 11 to September 26, 2020

Included:

  • 10-nights accommodation in premium hotels with a private bath and/or shower
  • Services of a professional multilingual Tour Manager throughout
  • Welcome Reception where you will meet your fellow travellers
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees as specified per the itinerary
  • Transportation by a comfortable air-conditioned motor coach equipped with Wi-Fi throughout
  • Hotel, state and local taxes, service charges, and porterage service (limit one piece of checked luggage per person)
  • Information kit

Not Included:

  • Airfare unless specified in the tour itinerary
  • Meals are not included in order to allow for more flexibility
  • Laundry, telephone, optional excursions and other items of a personal nature
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Pre and Post Accommodation
  • Airport Transfers
  • Everything that is not mentioned in included

Pricing Details

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  • All prices are per person
  • Hotel services in the United States and Canada 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 and pastries. Variations between the different hotels may result in the following also being available, cereal, cheese, fruit, etc.
  • Each passenger travelling on an escorted 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.
  • Due to the nature of this holiday, bags are handled many times, so a durable, reasonably sturdy and clearly labelled bag is required. The Tour Manager will issue you a special luggage tag which should remain on your customer’s bag at all times to help ensure the bag is delivered to, and retrieved from, the hotel room at each destination.
  • All coaches are equipped with air-conditioning and an onboard lavatory. Additionally, coaches may have the following onboard amenities: wi-fi, footrests, luggage nets, movable seats, individually adjustable air conditioning, etc.

Optional 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

Itinerary

DAY 1: NEW YORK CITY ARRIVAL

Arrive in New York City and transfer independently to your hotel where you will meet with your Tour Manager in the evening.

DAY 2: NEW YORK CITY > BOSTON

Depart New York City for historic New England. Travel along the Long Island Sound to historic Boston. 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.

DAY 3: 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 4: 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 and Notre Dame Basilica.

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 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 6: TORONTO > NIAGARA FALLS

Begin the day with a drive through Toronto’s impressive collection of modern skyscrapers, most notably, the CN Tower, one of 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 of the renowned Hornblower Cruises at the base of the Falls.

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 President Lincoln gave his famous address in 1863. Travel along the Susquehanna River to South Pennsylvania and overnight.

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, nor modern equipment. In the afternoon, continue to the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C.

DAY 9: WASHINGTON, D.C.

Enjoy a tour of the Nation's Capitol with such highlights as the Washington Monument, the 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: WASHINGTON, D.C. > PHILADELPHIA > NEW YORK CITY

Complete your tour today with the drive to New York City via Philadelphia, known as the “City of Brotherly Love”, where you will stop to visit Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell.

DAY 11: NEW YORK CITY DEPARTURE

Transfer independently to the airport for your return flight.