Eastern USA and Canada Discovery

Price per person
from £3,286

Price based on
London Heathrow
3rd Oct 2018 departure

Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 13 days

  • Eastern USA

  • Steady pace

  • Platinum escorted tours

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.

At a glance


  • Boston Explore this historic city founded by the Puritan settlers.
  • Quebec City Wander the impressive historic districts of UNESCO-protected Old Quebec.
  • Montreal Visit the Gothic Notre Dame Basilica and Old Seminary of St Sulpice.
  • Toronto See the 1,815 feet high CN Tower.
  • Niagara Falls Feel the spray on your face from this thundering natural spectacle.
  • Lancaster Dinner with an Amish family.
  • Washington DC See the iconic Lincoln Memorial and White House up close.

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Customer Reviews

The hotels were in excellent locations and most were of...

7th September 2017
Mr Keith Evans

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.

Overview

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.

Total meals included:

  • 12 breakfasts, 4 dinners

UK - Boston

Day
1

Fly to Boston where you will transfer to your hotel.

Welcome to Boston! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

Boston

Day
2

Sightseeing focuses on the city’s most prominent landmarks. See Boston Common; the Old State House; Old North Church, from where Paul Revere got the signal to start his famous ride; Freedom Trail; and Faneuil Hall, with a chance to browse in Quincy Market. Next, board a harbor cruise that takes you to see the Bunker Hill Monument. Balance of the day is at your leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Boston - Franconia Notch State Park - Quebec City

Day
3

Journey north through New Hampshire, passing the state’s capitol dome at Concord and continuing to the majestic beauty of Franconia Notch State Park in the scenic White Mountains. Capture inspiring views of one of nature’s true masterpieces as the grandeur of mountain scenery blends to a green carpet panorama in northern Vermont, which is blessed with innumerable forests and lakes. Enter the French-Canadian province of Québec. The next two nights are in romantic Québec City on the banks of the mighty St. Lawrence River. Until the British victory of 1759, Old Québec was the center of New France, and today is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This evening, why not enjoy regional French cuisine with dinner in Old Town Québec?

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Quebec City

Day
4

Start the day with an included tour by a Local Guide of Canada’s only walled city, including the Place d’Armes, ancient Place Royale, and the Plains of Abraham. The balance of the day is free for independent sightseeing. Tonight’s included dinner outing takes you to Montmorency Falls and over to Ile D’orléans for a delightful dinner at a fine restaurant in a restored 17th-century flour mill.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Quebec City - Montreal

Day
5

Travel southwest to Montréal, Canada’s second-largest city. Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes Notre Dame Basilica, the Old Seminary of St. Sulpice, and a drive to the top of Mount Royal to enjoy a panoramic view of the city. Afternoon is at leisure. Perhaps stroll through the underground shopping area of Place Ville-Marie or visit historic Old Montréal.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Montreal - Ottawa

Day
6

Drive west into Ottawa, the country’s beautiful capital. On a guided tour, you’ll see the Canadian Mint, residences of the Governor General and Prime Minister, the hexagonal National Arts Centre, Parliament Hill, the Rideau Canal, and the stately residences. Dinner tonight is at a specially selected restaurant.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Ottawa - Toronto

Day
7

This morning, take a guided tour of Parliament Of Canada, where you’ll be in the center stage of Canadian democracy. Learn about the Parliament’s history and hear stories about some of the key players. Later, sit back and relax as you journey through Ontario to Toronto, the cosmopolitan provincial capital.

NOTE: When the Parliment is unavailable to visit, a trip to Ottawa’s Byward Market will be substituted, including the chance to sample a delicious Beavertail pastry, a Canadian specialty shaped like a beaver tail!

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Toronto

Day
8

On today’s sightseeing, view Toronto’s two city halls, the Ontario legislature buildings, the university, and some neighbourhoods, including Chinatown. The remainder of the day is free, and your Tour Director will have plenty of suggestions for things to do and see in Canada’s largest city. Our optional dinner outing includes a visit to the top of the famous CN Tower for great views of Toronto’s harbour and skyline.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Toronto - Niagara Falls

Day
9

Drive around the “Golden Horseshoe” of Lake Ontario and through vineyards and rich farmlands. Then, board a Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise for a thrilling boat ride to view the thundering falls from river level. You may opt to take the optional helicopter flight over the falls. This evening, you may wish to visit the falls and see their illumination as they are lit with the colours of the rainbow.

Note-Operation of the Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise is subject to favorable weather and/or river conditions. Favorable conditions usually exist from May to November. When conditions are unfavorable, a walking tour through the scenic tunnels will be substituted.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Niagara Falls - Lancaster

Day
10

Cross the border at Rainbow Bridge and enter New York State. Then, journey into Pennsylvania through the rolling Appalachian Mountains and on to Lancaster, home of the Amish and Mennonite communities whose religious faiths stress humility, family, community, simple living, and separation from the world. Tonight, visit an Amish family and their farm, where you will learn more about their faith, culture, and traditional way of life that excludes the use of modern conveniences such as electricity and telephones. You’ll have the chance to visit the barn, see their miniature horses, learn about their homemade quilts and crafts, and enjoy a delicious dinner.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Lancaster - Washington DC

Day
11

This morning, depart for Washington DC, the nation’s capital. Join us for the optional dinner tonight at one of Washington’s favorite restaurants, followed by an illumination tour of some of the city’s most beautiful monuments.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Washington DC

Day
12

This morning’s sightseeing features many of Washington DC’s famous landmarks, including the Vietnam, Korean and Lincoln Memorials. Also, stop for photos at the White House and Capitol Hill. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure to do as you wish. Be sure to visit the many museums of the Smithsonian Institution. Your Tour Director hosts a farewell dinner at a local restaurant this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Washington DC - UK

Day
13

Your tour ends today.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Home landing in the UK

Day
14

Things to note

This platinum tour is operated by our sister company Globus.

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


  • Boston: Sheraton Boston
  • Québec City: Delta Québec
  • Montréal: Delta Montreal
  • Ottawa: Lord Elgin Hotel
  • Toronto: Westin Harbour Castle Hotel
  • Niagara Falls: Doubletree Fallsview Resort & Spa
  • Lancaster: Cork Factory Hotel
  • Washington DC: Capital Hilton

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