The Grand East – The Ultimate East Coast Package

Journey through the USA and Canada and see all that the East Coast has to offer, from iconic cities to breathtaking landmarks
Visit cosmopolitan cities and state-of-the-art places like the Kennedy Space Center which exhibits modern space-age technology. Gaze upon the many monuments and museums the American capital is famous for in Washington D.C. Stay in historic Quebec City and cosmopolitan Montreal and stop in Canada’s elegant capital Ottawa including Toronto, the largest city in Canada. Visit the musical cities of Nashville and Memphis before a stop in the jazz city of New Orleans. Travel to the Gulf Coast to Florida, stopping in Orlando, and ending in sunny Miami
20 Days from $5869/person CAD
Guided
Off The Beaten Path
Premium
UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Primary Location

Canada & United States

Departures

Selected Saturday departures from April to September 2023

Included:

  • 19-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 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 of the American Civil War
  • Get an up-close taste of Amish culture at a traditional farmhouse museum in Pennsylvania Dutch Country
  • See the seats of power in the American Government with a grand city tour of Washington, D.C.
  • Stroll the National Mall witnessing its iconic Monuments Memorials
  • Drive along picturesque byways crossing the Great Smoky Mountains
  • Go Honky Tonkin’ and enjoy American music during a tour of Nashville
  • Take in more American music culture walking down Beale Street in Memphis, home of the Blues
  • Get a hands-on taste of the Southern charm of the American South at the Bellingrath Estate and the Bayou Boardwalk
  • Dip your toes in the crystal clear and warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico in Pensacola
  • Witness firsthand the ingenuity of the American space program at the Kennedy Space Center
  • 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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  • From price is CAD per person, based on double occupancy, and for travel in low season
  • The final price will vary and is also based on the month of travel
  • Prices are subject to change
  • Hotel services in the United States 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 traveling 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 (price is subject to change)
  • Due to the nature of this holiday, bags are handled many times, so a durable, reasonably sturdy, and clearly labeled 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
  • Complimentary breakfast may be offered by a hotel and discontinued at any time with or without notice
  • Child 11 years and under with 2 adults sharing existing bedding with minimum child age is 7 years (child rates are on request)
  • We can not accept bookings on motorcoach tours for children less than seven (7) years of age. For all tours, children and young adults under the age of 21 must be accompanied by and share their room with an adult at least 21 years of age. Some hotels may also require that at least one of the room occupants is 21 years of age or older

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
  • How about a little bit more country at Nashville’s Country Hall of Fame and experience music production firsthand at Studio B
  • Travel back in time by exploring Elvis Presley’s eccentric estate, Graceland
  • Immerse yourself in Southern history and hospitality at an Antebellum Estate and Plantation
  • All optional excursions are subject to change and availability. Optional excursions are to be booked with the Tour Manager
  • Pre and post accommodation

Private Group Travel

All United States escorted tours are available for exclusive groups with a minimum of 10 rooms. Please contact us for dates and prices.

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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 Director in the evening.

Accommodation at the Hyatt Grand Central New York, New York, or similar

DAY 2: NEW YORK CITY > 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 neighborhoods.

Accommodation at the Courtyard by Marriott Boston Brookline, Boston, or similar

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).

Accommodation at the Hotel Universel, Quebec City, or similar

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.

Accommodation at the Best Western Ville-Marie Montréal Hôtel & Suites, Montreal, or similar

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.

Accommodation at the Chelsea Hotel, Toronto, or similar

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 structures (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 with Table Rock, see the unique Floral Clock, and view the thundering water of the Horseshoe Falls. Perhaps take an optional tour on the renowned Hornblower Cruises at the base of the Falls.

Accommodation at the Best Western Cairn Croft Inn, Niagara Falls, or similar

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, the 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 overnight.

Accommodation at the Wyndham Garden York, York (Amish Country), or similar

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 mid1850s. They use no electricity, mechanical devices, or modern equipment. In the afternoon, continue to the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C.

Accommodation at the Washington Hilton, Washington, D.C., or similar

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, the 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.

Accommodation at the Washington Hilton, Washington, D.C., or similar

DAY 10: WASHINGTON, D.C. > WILLIAMSBURG > ROANOKE

Depart this morning for Williamsburg, Virginia’s colonial capital. Walk along with the Duke of Gloucester Street to visit some of the impressive public buildings, colonial houses, and the College of William and Mary (admissions not included).

Accommodation at the Holiday Inn Tanglewood, Roanoke, or similar

DAY 11: ROANOKE > BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS > GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS > GATLINBURG

Travel along portions of the Blue Ridge Parkway/Mountains before entering the breathtaking scenery of the Great Smoky Mountains and National Park, before arriving in Gatlinburg in the afternoon, and explore some of the unique restaurants on the main street, during this evening's leisure time.

Accommodation at the Creekstone Inn, Gatlinburg, or similar

DAY 12: GATLINBURG > NASHVILLE

Continue today through Knoxville, the state’s third-largest city before you arrive in the early afternoon in Music City USA, Nashville.

Accommodation at The Inn at Opryland, A Gaylord Hotel, Nashville, or similar

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, the former home of Elvis Presley (optional).

Accommodation at the Crowne Plaza Memphis Downtown, Memphis, or similar

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).

Accommodation at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, New Orleans, or similar

DAY 15: NEW ORLEANS

A full day at leisure to take in the French flavor 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.

Accommodation at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, New Orleans, or similar

DAY 16: NEW ORLEANS > GULF OF MEXICO > PENSACOLA

Travel along the Mississippi Gulf Coast through Mobile, AL to the city of Pensacola. Visit one of the top 10 rose gardens in America at the Bellingrath Home (admission included). While visiting Pensacola Beach, walk alongside the swaying sea oats, dipping your toes in the warm waters of the emerald-green Gulf of Mexico.

Accommodation at the Courtyard by Marriott Pensacola, Pensacola, or similar

DAY 17: PENSACOLA > ORLANDO

Travel along the Florida panhandle to Ocala, known for thoroughbred horse ranches. Continue through central Florida, the heart of America’s citrus industry, and on to Orlando for an evening arrival at your hotel.

Accommodation at the Holiday Inn & Suites Orlando SW - Celebration Area, Orlando, or similar

DAY 18: ORLANDO

Day at leisure. Revitalize by the pool or visit one of Orlando’s attractions such as Disney World, Sea World, or Universal Studios (admissions not included).

Accommodation at the Holiday Inn & Suites Orlando SW - Celebration Area, Orlando, or similar

DAY 19: ORLANDO > KENNEDY SPACE CENTER > MIAMI

Visit Kennedy Space Center, home of America’s space program (admission included). Continue to the cultural melting pot of Miami Beach. Your tour ends here.

Accommodation at the Holiday Inn Miami Beach-Oceanfront, Miami, or similar

DAY 20: MIAMI DEPARTURE

Transfer independently to the airport for your return flight.


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