Patriot Trails Escorted Tour
Included on your escorted tour
All travel by air conditioned luxury coach
Services of a Tour Director
Accommodation in a twin bedded room with private facilities
Admissions as shown in the itinerary
State and Local Taxes
Porterage (1 bag)
Day 1 of Land Tour – Boston
Transfer to your hotel and meet your Tour Director this evening.
Day 2 of Land Tour – Boston – New England – Quebec 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. Cross the international border (check your visa requirements to cross into Canada) 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).
Day 3 of Land Tour – Quebec City – Montreal
Today, begin the day with a tour of Québec City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Highlights include the Québec Provincial Parliament Building and the Citadelle. Then enjoy a walking tour of the walled city, see the Chateau de Frontenac, as well as unparalleled views of the Saint Lawrence River. Arrive in Montreal and go on a tour of Old Montréal, the area known as the “Vieux Port,” with stops at Place Jacques Cartier and Notre Dame Basilica.
Day 4 of Land Tour – Montreal – Ottawa – Toronto
Arrive in Canada’s Capital, 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. Perhaps, join an optional excursion on the St. Lawrence River and explore the magnificent scenery on a relaxing cruise.
Day 5 of Land Tour 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). Continue along Lake Ontario, crossing the Welland Canal, before arriving at Niagara Falls, where you will be amazed at this natural wonder. Stroll along Table Rock, see the unique Floral Clock and view the thundering water of the Horseshoe Falls. Perhaps take an optional tour on the renowned Maid of the Mist boat ride at the base of the Falls.
Day 6 of Land Tour – 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, 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 Williamsport in South Pennsylvania for the night.
Day 7 of Land Tour – Amish Country – Washington D.C
This morning, travel through the rural countryside into 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 mid-1850s. They use no electricity, mechanical devices, or modern equipment. In the afternoon, continue to the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C.
Day 8 of Land Tour – Washington D.C
Enjoy a city tour with such highlights as the U.S. Capitol Building, Supreme Court, Library of Congress, the F.B.I. Building, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, the White House and Arlington National Cemetery, site of the JFK Memorial. Spend the remainder of the day exploring some of the many museums comprising the Smithsonian Institute or simply stroll the banks of the Potomac River.
Day 9 of Land Tour – Washington D.C – Philadelphia – New York City
First is a stop in Philadelphia en route to New York. It is the birthplace of a nation and you will stop to see Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. Your tour ends in midtown Manhattan upon arrival at our post-tour hotel, Holiday Inn Times Square at approximately 17:00 hours. Transfer to the airport for your return to the UK or consider adding a post night.