Get picked up at home and whisked off to your departure point (within 50 miles).
Meals included: 12 breakfasts, 4 dinners
Explore the historic colonial quarters of Boston and Quebec City and cruise the epic Niagara Falls on this grand tour of French Canada and the Eastern Seaboard.
Fly to Boston where you will transfer to your hotel. Later, enjoy a welcome drink get together.
Enjoy a sightseeing tour of this historic city, dubbed the 'Cradle of Liberty' for its central role in the War of American Independence. Your tour encompasses the key landmarks associated with the American Revolution, including Boston Common and Old North Church, where lanterns were hung to warn patriots of oncoming British forces. Other highlights include Faneuil Hall, where you can browse around Quincy Market. Next, board a harbour cruise to see the USS Constitution and Bunker Hill Monument. The rest of the day is at your leisure.
Today, travel through New Hampshire, passing through the state capital of Concord with its famous, golden-domed State House. Soak up the views as your journey continues through the granite peaks of Franconia Notch State Park in the White Mountains to Vermont, where the rocky ridges melt into thick forests and sparkling lakes. From here, drive into the French-Canadian province of Quebec, heading for historic Quebec City. Sitting on the St Lawrence River, this delightful city clusters around Old Quebec, the capital of New France until the British victory of 1759.
Today starts with a tour of UNESCO-protected Old Quebec, Canada's only walled city. Admire the Place d'Armes and ancient Place Royale before visiting the Plains of Abraham, scene of the seminal 1759 battle for the city between the British and French. Afterwards, the time is your own to discover this charming city as you wish, perhaps touring the Château Frontenac, its instantly recognisable, castle-like hotel. Tonight's dinner outing is to Montmorency Falls and over to Ile d'Orleans for a delightful dinner at a fine restaurant in a restored 17th century flour mill.
This morning, drive to Montreal, Canada's second largest city, to see its splendid Gothic Notre Dame Basilica and Old Seminary of St Sulpice and enjoy the panoramic views from Mount Royal. This afternoon, explore at your own pace, by perhaps delving into the underground shopping district of Place Ville-Marie or discovering Old Montreal.
Today, explore the vibrant city of Ottawa, Canada's capital, with a guided tour taking in the Canadian Mint, Governor General's residence and hexagonal National Arts Centre.
Start your day with a tour of Parliament of Canada. The buildings sit at the top of Parliament Hill and the gothic style structures overlook the Ottawa River. For an incredible view of the city head up to the Peace Tower.
Fringing Lake Ontario, Toronto is a buzzing mix of old and new. Take a tour of its city halls, University and Chinatown district before exploring independently, perhaps walking along the picturesque waterfront or shopping in St Lawrence Market and the Eaton Centre. This evening, why not join an optional outing to the CN Tower for dinner at the top of this 1,815 feet high tower?
Enjoy the scenery as you drive around the 'Golden Horseshoe' of Lake Ontario, passing leafy vineyards and farmland en route to Niagara Falls. Once here, board the sightseeing cruise and get up close to the thundering falls - have your camera ready to capture the roaring waters crashing around you. For an even more thrilling experience, you can take an optional helicopter ride over the falls. This evening, another optional excursion features dinner at a restaurant followed by a chance to see the falls lit up in a rainbow of colours.
Get another glimpse of the 'Falls' as you cross the Rainbow Bridge into New York State. Drive through the rolling Appalachian Mountains into Pennsylvania and on to Lancaster, home of the Amish communities. Tonight, enjoy a traditional Amish dinner.
Leave for Washington DC, the US capital. This evening, perhaps enjoy an optional dinner at one of the city's acclaimed restaurants before an 'illumination tour' of its floodlit landmarks.
Enjoy a half-day tour of this graceful city, which was founded in 1791 and named after George Washington. Highlights include photo stops at the White House and Capitol Hill. Afterwards, explore Washington's other gems at leisure, perhaps visiting the National Mall and one of the many Smithsonian Museums. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner hosted by your tour director.
Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.
Niagara Falls Sightseeing Cruise: The operation of the sightseeing cruise is subject to favourable weather and/or river conditions. When conditions are unfavourable, a walking tour through the scenic tunnels will be substituted.
Ottawa's Parliament: When Parliament is unavailable to visit a trip to Ottawa's Byward Market will be substituted.
Accommodation as stated or similar
This platinum tour is operated by our sister company Globus.
The hotels were in excellent locations and most were of a very good standard. The long drives from USA to Canada and back took away a lot of time. Although the itinerary was very full it may be better to either stay in the USA or Canada and build a tour in each country separately. Unfortunately, sickness throughout the coach spoilt the full enjoyment at some of the venues.
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