Eastern USA and Canada

  • 17 Days

  • Eastern USA

  • Steady pace

Colonial history meets big city sights on this compelling East Coast tour. Experience the historic quarters of Boston and Philadelphia, the grandeur of Washington DC’s monuments, and the thrilling excitement of New York City.

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Highlights

Accommodation on tour
Flights
Porterage
Services of a tour director
Single share option
All local and airport taxes/service charges
Transfers
  • Overview

  • Day 1

  • Day 2

  • Day 3

  • Day 4

  • Day 5

  • Day 6

  • Day 7

  • Day 8

  • Day 9

  • Day 10

  • Day 11

  • Day 12

  • Day 13

  • Day 14

  • Day 15

  • Day 16

  • Day 17

of 17 days

Your detailed itinerary

Tour departing on 13th May 2018

Overview

Colonial history meets big city sights on this compelling East Coast tour. Experience the historic quarters of Boston and Philadelphia, the grandeur of Washington DC’s monuments, and the thrilling excitement of New York City.

At a glance

  • Manhattan sightseeing See some of the world’s greatest and most iconic attractions.
  • Boston Explore this historic city founded by the Puritan settlers.
  • Quebec City Wander the impressive historic districts of UNESCO-protected Old Quebec.
  • Lake Ontario Travel around its west side through rich farmlands and vineyards.
  • Niagara Falls Feel the spray on your face from this thundering natural spectacle.
  • Lincoln Memorial Climb the steps of this neoclassical tribute to the 16th president of the United States.

Extensions

  • 2 nights hotel stay in New York City
  • 3 nights hotel stay in New York City

Please call our Travel Specialists to book this holiday with an extension

Day 1

UK - New York

Fly to New York where you will transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 2

New York City - Boston

This morning explore the 'Big Apple', one of the world's most exciting cities. On today's guided sightseeing see New York City's major attractions, including the Empire State Building, Broadway, Greenwich Village, Chinatown and Trinity Church. Afterwards, head for Boston, the 'Cradle of American Liberty'. An elegant city, which combines early colonial history with modern innovation, Boston has many historic landmarks which reflect the important part it has played in the United States' history.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 3

Boston

Enjoy a guided sightseeing morning tour of Boston, see Faneuil Hall, the Old North Church and Boston Common. This afternoon is free, so why not visit Copley Square, Chinatown or the Museum of Fine Arts?

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 4

Boston - Quebec City area

Experience a journey through New Hampshire, passing the state's Capital Dome at Concord and the scenic White Mountains. Capture inspiring views of mountain scenery, vast forests and innumerable lakes on the drive through Vermont. Continue to the Canadian border, where you will notice a change in language and tradition as you enter the French-Canadian province of Quebec.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 5

Quebec City area

Today starts with a guided tour of North America's only walled city, crowned by the great turrets of the Chateau Frontenac. Until the British victory of 1759, Old Quebec was the centre of 'New France', and has now been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Within the walls are the Place d'Armes, the Laval Seminary, the star-plan Citadelle and the ancient Place Royale. Also see the old-world houses crowding the narrow streets in Lower Town by the St Lawrence River and the historic Plains of Abraham. The afternoon and evening are at leisure to explore further or relax.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 6

Quebec City area - Montreal

Today drive to the cosmopolitan city of Montreal. Major attractions on this afternoon's guided sightseeing tour include modern and Old Montreal, St Joseph's Oratory and a photo stop at the top of Mount Royal.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 7

Montreal - Ottawa

Travel to Canada's beautiful capital Ottawa, situated on the Ottawa River. Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of the city beginning on Parliament Hill with its gothic buildings. See the Governor General's official residence, the National Arts Centre, the stately residences and embassies. The afternoon is at leisure so perhaps take the opportunity to visit the Canadian Museum of History or Byward Market.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 8

Ottawa - Kingston - Toronto

Follow the route of the Rideau Canal south to the amazing St Lawrence Islands National Park and enjoy an included scenic cruise along the St Lawrence River, past wooded islands with beautiful summer homes. Make a short stop in the historic city of Kingston, before heading on to Toronto, Ontario's capital and Canada's largest city.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 9

Toronto

The 1,815-feet high CN Tower, one of the tallest towers in the world, is just one of Toronto's stunning architectural highlights. Others include the New City Hall Plaza, the downtown banking district and the ultra-modern Roger's Centre. The remainder of the day is free to explore other sights. Tonight, why not join an optional excursion for dinner at the top of the soaring CN Tower?

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 10

Toronto - Niagara Falls

Travel around the west end of Lake Ontario, through rich farmlands and vineyards to one of the world's most amazing natural wonders, Niagara Falls. Your included sightseeing offers spectacular views of the Falls from scenic points along the edge of the gorge, and from the decks of your sightseeing cruise where you will experience the thundering columns of water up close! Your overnight stay is in Niagara Falls.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 11

Niagara Falls - Lancaster

Leave Canada today and head through the Appalachian Mountains and along a portion of the winding Susquehanna River, into rich Pennsylvania Dutch farm country. This is an area populated by 17th and 18th century settlers from Germany, who retain many elements of their traditional culture. Overnight in Lancaster County.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 12

Lancaster - Washington DC area

Lancaster County is the home of the Amish and Mennonite sects. This morning stop at the Amish Farm and House where a local guide explains the faith and way of life of these people whose tradition forbids the use of electricity or telephones in the home. Continue to Washington DC for an afternoon arrival.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 13

Washington DC area

A full day to explore the world's most influential and powerful capital city. Your guided sightseeing includes a visit to Arlington National Cemetery to see the graves of American heroes, including those of Robert and John F Kennedy. After, visit the Lincoln Memorial and there are photo stops at Capitol Hill and the White House. This afternoon is free so why not visit historic Union Station for lunch?

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 14

Washington DC area - Philadelphia

Travel north this morning to Philadelphia for included sightseeing focusing on the important buildings of this historic city, the birthplace of the nation and the steps of the Museum of Art where Rocky was filmed. See the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 15

Philadelphia - New York City

This morning, leave for New York City where the evening is at leisure.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 16

New York - UK

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK, or extend your stay in New York.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 17

Home landing in the UK

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hotels

  • New York: Skyline
  • Boston: Crowne Plaza Boston - Newton
  • Quebec City area: Hotel Lindbergh
  • Montreal: Best Western Ville-Marie
  • Ottawa: Cartier Place Suite Hotel
  • Toronto: Chelsea Hotel
  • Niagara Falls: Best Western Plus Cairn Croft
  • Lancaster: Heritage Hotel
  • Washington DC/Alexandria: Crowne Plaza Old Town Alexandria
  • Philadelphia: Hampton Inn Philadelphia (2017) / Courtyard Philadelphia City Avenue (2018)

Notes

Niagara Falls: Operation of the sightseeing cruise is subject to favourable weather/river conditions. A walking tour through the scenic tunnels will be offered as a replacement

Autumn Foliage: Enjoy the spectacular colours of the north-eastern states and Ontario. Weather permitting, the best time historically to see the autumn foliage is on departures between 7 September - 7 October

Accommodation as stated or similar

Latest customer reviews

8th October 2017

Brilliant! Organisation superb, enjoyed the balance of guided tour and free time to explore. Tour director couldn't have been more helpful, making every effort. Some hotels a bit distant from city centres.

30th October 2016

Wonderful experience with great company, well organised and never a dull moment. Thank you.

26th October 2016

Very enjoyable if tiring on occasions. The whole tour went very smoothly.

26th October 2016

So so much

24th October 2016

Excellent

20th October 2016

A very enjoyable holiday albeit not very restful at times due to some early starts, necessary to keep to schedule. Out of town hotels were used in some instances - this made free evenings difficult and should preferably only be used if transport is to be provided. It would be nice if breakfasts were included.

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