Eastern US & Canada Grand Vacation with Extended Stay in New York City

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From historic sites to beautiful scenery, enjoy the great cities of the Northeast and Canada on this exciting eastern Canada and U.S. tour. Your tour begins and ends in New York City with overnights in Boston, Québec City, Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Niagara Falls, Lancaster, Washington DC, and Philadelphia. Enjoy guided sightseeing of the must-see sights in e...
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Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

What's this trip about?

    From historic sites to beautiful scenery, enjoy the great cities of the Northeast and Canada on this exciting eastern Canada and U.S. tour. Your tour begins and ends in New York City with overnights in Boston, Québec City, Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Niagara Falls, Lancaster, Washington DC, and Philadelphia. Enjoy guided sightseeing of the must-see sights in each of the cities, such as New York City’s Rockefeller Center; Boston’s Freedom Trail; Québec City’s Palace Royale, the historic square known as the birthplace of French America; Montréal’s 19th-century Notre Dame Church; Ottawa’s Parliament Hill; Toronto’s iconic, 1,815-foot-tall CN Tower; Washington DC’s most famous landmarks; In Pennsylvania Dutch country, learn about the history of the Amish community—including their faith, culture, and way of life without the use of telephones or electricity in the home—at the Amish Farm & House. Two extra nights in New York City give you time to see all the sites and to explore on your own. Scenic drives also await you on this eastern Canada & U.S. tour. Travel through New Hampshire’s White Mountains, with some of the most beautiful scenery in the eastern U.S. In Canada, travel along the lakeshore and through the rich farmlands and vineyards of Ontario to Niagara Falls. In Niagara Falls, enjoy a cruise to hear the roar and view the falls up-close at the base of the falls. It is nothing short of spectacular! You’ll also enjoy a cruise in Thousand Islands National Park, where you’ll pass opulent summer homes, wooded islands, and lush landscapes. Vibrant cities, historic sites, and stunning scenery…this Eastern U.S. & Canada tour features all of this and more!

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Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age range6 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityNEW YORK CITY
End CityNEW YORK CITY

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural

Destinations

  • North America
  • Canada
  • United States

Attractions

  • Boston
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Montreal
  • New York
  • Niagara Falls
  • Ottawa
  • Philadelphia
  • Quebec
  • Toronto

Activities

  • Culture

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Travel Map

Day 1: NEW YORK CITY

Welcome to the “Big Apple!” Your Tour Director is on hand this afternoon to answer any questions.

Day 2: NEW YORK CITY–BOSTON

This morning, on the included sightseeing tour with a local expert, you will see Broadway, the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, Wall Street, and the 9/11 Memorial. This afternoon, head for Boston—the “Cradle of American Liberty.” Visit its historic landmarks, reflecting the important part it has played in the history of the United States.

Day 3: BOSTON

On your morning guided tour of Boston, see Faneuil Hall, the Old North Church (where Paul Revere was signaled for the departure of British troops to Lexington), the Freedom Trail, and Boston Common. The afternoon is free to explore on your own. (Breakfast)

Day 4: BOSTON–QUÉBEC CITY AREA

Journey through New Hampshire, passing the State Capitol at Concord and on to the scenic White Mountains. Continue to the Canadian border, where you’ll notice a change in language and tradition as you enter the French-Canadian province of Québec. Overnight in historic Québec City on the banks of the St. Lawrence River. (Breakfast)

Day 5: QUÉBEC CITY AREA

This morning, join your traveling companions on a unique optional excursion to the Érablière le Chemin du Roy Sugar Shack. Visitors to the sugar cabin will enjoy a typical Québec breakfast, along with a guided visit and presentation to explain the process of maple ex...

Day 6: QUÉBEC CITY AREA–MONTRÉAL

Today, drive to cosmopolitan Montréal, one of Canada’s largest cities and home of Expo ‘67 and the 1976 Summer Olympics. Included guided sightseeing includes St. Joseph’s Oratory, the lookout atop Mount Royal, once-walled Old Montréal, Notre Dame Church, the Seminary of St. Sulpice (built by the first missionary settlers), and modern Montréal.

Day 7: MONTRÉAL–OTTAWA

Drive west to Ottawa, Canada’s beautiful capital. Guided city sightseeing includes Parliament Hill with its Gothic buildings, the Canadian Mint, the Rideau Canal, the hexagonal National Arts Centre, and stately residences and embassies. With a free afternoon you could visit the Canadian Museum of History, with panoramic views of Parliament Hill across the Ottawa River.

Day 8: OTTAWA–THOUSAND ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK–TORONTO

Trace the Rideau Canal south to the amazing Thousand Islands National Park. Enjoy many wooded islands along the St. Lawrence River, sprinkled with beautifully simple to opulent summer homes on your included scenic cruise.

Day 9: TORONTO

Setting Toronto’s exciting architectural tone are City Hall; the downtown banking district; Roger’s Center; and stunning CN Tower, more than a third of a mile high. See all this and more on your morning city sightseeing tour. Then, spend the rest of the day exploring city sights such as Harbourfront, Ontario Place, and Chinatown on your own.

Day 10: TORONTO–NIAGARA FALLS

Travel south along the lakeshore and through the rich farmlands and vineyards of Ontario to Niagara Falls. Stop at Table Rock and hear the raging waters. Then, board your Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise for amazing close-ups at the base of the falls.

NOTE: Op...

Day 11: NIAGARA FALLS–LANCASTER

Leave Canada and head southeast through the Appalachian Mountains and along a portion of the Susquehanna River into Pennsylvania Dutch farm country. Tonight, join the optional excursion and experience authentic Pennsylvania Dutch cooking.

Day 12: LANCASTER–PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH COUNTRY–WASHINGTON DC AREA

This morning, stop at the Amish Farm & House. A Local Guide explains the faith, culture, and way of life of these people for whom tradition forbids the use of electricity or telephones in the home. On to Washington DC for an afternoon arrival.

Day 13: WASHINGTON DC

The nation’s capital is a sightseeing treasure trove. Your half-day tour with a Local Guide visits the Lincoln and Washington Monuments, National WWII Memorial, and photo stops at Capitol Hill, the White House, and other well-known sights. Your Tour Director will also suggest some independent activities that explore different facets of this splendid city. (Breakfast)

Day 14: WASHINGTON DC–PHILADELPHIA

Travel north this morning to Philadelphia for included sightseeing focusing on the important buildings of this historic city, the “Birthplace of the Nation.” (Breakfast)

Day 15: PHILADELPHIA–NEW YORK CITY

This morning, leave for New York City. Check into the New Yorker, a Wyndham Hotel for the next two nights.

Day 16: NEW YORK CITY

The “Big Apple” beckons. New York has it all, from Broadway shows to museums, shopping, and great restaurants.

Day 17: NEW YORK CITY

Your vacation ends this morning.

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