Landscapes of the Eastern Canada and USA
15 days/14 nights
Discover the contrasts of the eastern cities of New York and Boston with the European influenced charm of French Canada. Experience nature’s force at Niagara Falls and visit a time gone by in Amish Country of Dutch Pennsylvania.
Meals: 6 Breakfasts
Audio Headsets are provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
Luxury air-conditioned coach
Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
Variety of Optional Experiences
City orientation tours
An expert Travel Director and separate driver
All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
Day 1 of Land Tour – New York
Arrive in New York City and transfer to your hotel. Meet your tour director and fellow travelling companions this afternoon.
Hotel: The Excelsior
Day 2 of Land Tour – New York City – Philadelphia
This morning enjoy a guided tour of New York City with a local specialist. Later travel south to Philadelphia ‘The City of Brotherly Love’. There is a visit to Independence National Historical Park. See the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were both signed. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
Hotel: Holiday Inn Philadelphia-Cherry Hill
Day 3 of Land Tour – Philadelphia – Washington D.C
Arrive in Washington, D.C., the nation's capital, where you will see many of the city's landmarks including the White House, Smithsonian Museums, Lincoln Memorial and more. Enjoy free time this afternoon.
Hotel: Courtyard Alexandria Old Town/Southwest
Day 4 of Land Tour – Washington D.C
Enjoy a full day at leisure to continue exploring the capital city. Your Tour Director will be on hand to offer suggestions so that you get to see what you want to see to experience this elegant city. This evening why not consider joining an optional excursion to see Washington D.C and its memorials illuminated against the night’s sky.
Day 5 of Land Tour – Washington D.C – Lancaster
Enter Pennsylvania Dutch farm country, one of the largest settlements of Amish people in the world. Join a Local Specialist and learn about their way of life. This evening, perhaps join an optional Amish family-style dinner.
Hotel: Wingate by Wyndham Lancaster/PA Dutch Country
Day 6 of Land Tour – Lancaster – Niagara Falls
Head northwest, crossing western New York State along the Susquehanna River and through the Appalachian Mountains. Cross the border into Canada before arriving in Niagara Falls late this afternoon.
Hotel: Best Western Plus Cairn Croft
Day 7 of Land Tour – Niagara Falls Sightseeing and Free time
Niagara Falls is perhaps one of the greatest natural wonders. See the Canadian and American cascades as you cruise to the base of Horseshoe Falls. The afternoon is free to relax or explore further. You might want to join in an optional excursion to the charming town of Niagara-on-the-Lake nestled on the shores of Lake Ontario.
Day 8 of Land Tour – Niagara Falls – Toronto
Travel north this morning through the rich farmlands of the Niagara Peninsula before arriving in Toronto. The rest of the day and evening are yours to explore this multicultural city.
Hotel: Chelsea Hotel
Day 9 of Land Tour – Toronto – Kingston – Ottawa
Stop in the picturesque city of Kingston and board a scenic cruise for an introduction to the beauty of Thousand Islands National Park, treasured by the locals for its serene atmosphere. Head to Ottawa where you will enjoy an orientation tour of the city's most famous landmarks. The rest of the day is free.
Hotel: Quality Inn & Suites Gatineau
Day 10 of Land Tour Ottawa – Quebec City
As you enter the province of Quebec, you will notice the change in language and traditions. Arrive in Quebec City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where the ramparts remain of what is the only walled city in North America. The Old Town with its narrow cobblestone streets and stone buildings, it exudes a strong European feel.
Hotel: Hôtel Universel Québec
Day 11 of Land Tour - Quebec Sightseeing and Free Time
Join a local specialist on an exploration of Old Quebec, the historic heart of French Canada. Learn about the city's history and culture while strolling past its many attractions and driving along the famous Plains of Abraham Park. The rest of the afternoon and evening is at leisure.
Day 12 of Land Tour – Quebec City - Montreal
This morning, enjoy a traditional breakfast at Erabliere le Chemin du Roy, a Cabane a Sucre (Sugar Shack) while learning how maple syrup is made and used for various maple products. Later, continue through the French Canadian countryside to Montreal, one of Canada's liveliest cities. After on orientation tour of the city with a local specialist the rest of the evening is at leisure.
Hotel: Sandman Montreal Longueuil
Day 13 of Land Tour – Montreal – Boston
Crossing back into the United States discover Vermont's scenic White Mountains with quaint wooden chapels and groves of maple trees. The area is famous of course for its autumn foliage. Continue through New Hampshire and view the State Capitol building in Concord before arriving in Boston, Massachusetts.
Hotel: Holiday Inn Express, Saugus
Day 14 of Land Tour – Boston Sightseeing and Free Time
On a sightseeing tour this morning discover the famous Freedom Trail, a historic path winding its way through the city as it traces 350 years of history. See The Old North Church, Paul Revere's House, bustling Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market and Boston Harbour, site of the Boston Tea Party and home to the ships know as Old Ironsides. The afternoon is free to explore this most walkable of cities independently.
Day 15 of Land Tour – Boston
Depending on your itinerary remain in your hotel or transfer to the airport or cruise port for embarkation to your cruise.