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16 Day Luxury Best of Eastern Canada and USA

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16 Day Luxury Best of Eastern Canada and USA

16 Day Trip exploring Canada and USA's natural wonders, amazing sights, historical buildings, churches and fortifications. 

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Day by day

First Day Arrive Toronto

Welcome to Canada! On arrival at Toronto International Airport, there is a transfer to your tour hotel. Relax and settle in or take a walk to the entertainment, fashion, theatre and financial districts. At 6pm, join your Tour Director for a Welcome Reception and an opportunity to mingle and get to know each other over a pleasant evening with drinks and a light meal.

Hotel:    Hilton Toronto

Second Day its Toronto and The Thundering Falls

After a good night's rest, rise to the top of the CN Tower, the tallest free-standing tower in the Americas, for views from four look-out levels. Travel up University Avenue to see Queen's Park, the Parliament Buildings and museum row. Now it's on to spectacular Niagara Falls. View this great natural wonder up-close on a cruise to the base of the falls. Browse the shops and galleries of Niagara-on-the-Lake before returning to Toronto.

Hotel:    Hilton Toronto

Third Day Explore Kingston and the Canadian Capital of Ottawa

Follow the shore of Lake Ontario to historic Kingston where you view the old buildings, churches and fortifications. Continue to the Canadian capital of Ottawa for a visit to the Museum of Civilization, which interprets the story of Canada's settlement throughout the ages.

Hotel:    Weston Ottawa

Fourth Day A Festive Fling in Montreal

Enjoy an orientation tour along Ottawa's stately boulevards seeing the green-peaked roofs of the Parliament, City Hall and National Gallery of Canada. Now continue to Montreal in the French-speaking province of Quebec, known for its many festivals. Join a local expert to see the cobblestone streets and buildings of the old town, the grand mansions of Mount Royal, and visit the Notre-Dame Basilica.

Hotel:    Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Montreal

Fifth Day The Old Walled City of Quebec

Depart Montreal and venture north to visit the Montmorency Falls. Continue to Quebec City, set atop sheer cliffs at a narrowing of the St. Lawrence River. Your hotel is situated in the atmospheric heart of the old town and the rest of the day is yours to soak up the old world charm. For your dining pleasure tonight, choose from a selection of local restaurants.

Hotel:    Manoir Victoria Quebec

Sixth Day Visit Quintessential Quebec

This morning, experience Quebec's unique European charm with a local expert: the Latin Quarter, Plains of Abraham, ramparts, National Assembly, Basilica, City Hall, Place Royale and Citadel.

Hotel:    Manoir Victoria Quebec

Seventh Day Travel to Bar Harbor

Bid “Au Revoir” to Quebec and cross the US border. Enjoy the countryside while travelling east towards Mount Desert Island on the Atlantic coast. Your home for the next two nights is the quintessential New England fishing village of Bar Harbor, Maine.

Hotel:    Bluenose Inn Bar Harbor

Eighth Day Explore Acadia National Park

While here, take in the natural beauty of Acadia National Park, with its dramatic rocky shoreline, beaver ponds and spectacular views from the top of Cadillac Mountain. There is also time to explore Bar Harbor on your own or perhaps join an optional nature cruise. This evening, feast on a traditional Maine lobster dinner.

Hotel:    Bluenose Inn Bar Harbor

Ninth Day Along the Coast of New England to Boston

Follow the rocky Maine shoreline south, stopping in picturesque Kennebunkport for a chance to soak up typical New England life. Pass by New Hampshire's only coastal city of Portsmouth en route to Boston, Massachusetts.

Hotel:   Hyatt Regency Boston

Tenth Day its Boston, the Cradle of Liverty

Boston is one of America's oldest and most historic cities. Join your Tour Director for a look at some of the sites along the Freedom Trail including Beacon Hill, Faneuil Hall, Charlestown, Bunker Hill Pavilion and the meeting house where the Boston Tea Party was planned. The afternoon is at leisure for more sightseeing or shopping.

Hotel:    Hyatt Regency Boston

Eleventh Day Exploring the Streets of Philadelphia

Travel to Philadelphia where the Liberty Bell first chimed and Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence. Amid “America's Most Historic Square Mile”, explore Independence National Historic Park, visit the Liberty Bell and view Independence Hall.

Hotel:    Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

Twelfth Day Drive to Washington, D.C. "The American Rome"

Drive to Washington, D.C. where you are at leisure. Perhaps visit the Kennedy Center, one of the Smithsonian's museums or stroll through the historic cobblestone streets of Georgetown.

Hotel:    The Mayflower Renaissance Washington

Thirteenth Day See more Washington, D.C. 

This morning, see Capitol Hill and the White House on your guided city tour. Stops include the Lincoln Memorial and the World War II and Vietnam Veterans Memorials. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure.

Hotel:    The Mayflower Renaissance Washington

Fourteenth Day A Bite of the Big Apple

Depart the nation's capital and head to the Big Apple. Embark upon a harbour cruise to get dazzling views of Manhattan's skyline, Ellis Island and the towering Statue of Liberty. Your modern hotel could not be more central - set in vibrant Times Square. Step out on your own tonight and feel the pulse of the city.

Hotel:    New York Marriott Marquis

Fifteenth Day A Manhattan Masterpiece

Starting from your prestigious Broadway address, your morning orientation tour includes the Financial and Broadway Districts and Battery Park. Afterwards, visit the Top of the Rock Observation Deck with stunning views of the New York skyline. New York dining is legendary so this evening, join your Tour Director and new-found friends for a Celebration Dinner at a New York restaurant.

Hotel:    New York Marriott Marquis

Sixteenth Day Depart New York City

Your tour draws to a close after breakfast. There are departure transfers to JFK and Newark International Airports and La Guardia Airport.

Whats included

Sightseeing Highlights

Until recently, the CN Tower was the tallest free standing structure on earth - the views are to die for in Toronto

Board your cruise and greet the howling spray, wind and thunder at the base of the Niagara falls.

Experience the natural beauty of Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor.

Follow part of Boston's red-brick Freedom Trail which brings to life the story of the American Revolution.

Your ‘monumental' guided tour includes the Lincoln and World War II Memorials at Washington D.C.

View Manhattan's skyscrapers, Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty from your New York harbour cruise. Enjoy sweeping skyline views from the Top of the Rock Observation Deck at New York's Rockefeller Centre.

Travel up University Avenue to see museum row, Queen's Park and City Hall in Toronto.

Browse the shops and galleries of Niagara-on-the-Lake.

See the old buildings, churches and fortifications in Kingston.

Visit the Canadian Museum of Civilization. See the Parliament building, City Hall and National Gallery of Canada.

Join a local guide to see the cobblestone streets and buildings of the old town. Enjoy the views from Mount Royal. Experience the grand decor of Notre-Dame Basilica.

Visit the Montmorency Falls. See the Latin Quarter, Plains of Abraham, National Assembly, Basilica, City Hall, Place Royale, the Citadel and the historic walls of the City.

Stroll along the shops and historic buildings in Kennebunkport.

View Independence Hall and visit the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia.

See the White House and visit the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

See Times Square, the Financial and Broadway Districts and Battery Park in New York.

Dining

Enjoy a Dine-Around evening in Quebec City.

The foodie culture of New York city is legendary! Find out why at your farewell Celebration Dinner with wine.

15 Full Breakfasts, 3 dinners, Dine around

Hotels and Locations

New York: Experience the excitement of a major city at the Marriott Marquis situated in Times Square.

Quebec: With its unique and contemporary style, the Hotel Manoir Victoria is located in the heart of the historic and culturally vibrant Old Quebec.

Washington D.C.: The Mayflower Renaissance is a luxury hotel with unmatched elegance highlighted by an abundance of modern conveniences.

Optional Extras

Bar Harbor Nature Cruise

Bar Harbor was once the playground of the industrial moguls of the 19th century. This cruise highlights the history and ecology of this enchanting old harbour. Keep your eyes peeled for seals, porpoises, whales and eagles along with the picturesque mansions and lighthouses that dot the phenomenally scenic coastline of ‘Down East’ Maine! Adults must show ID to board. Tour duration: 2.5 hours. (Minimum: 15 guests).

Niagara Falls Helicopter Flight-seeing

Enjoy an exhilarating and scenic helicopter flight and experience the views of the awe-inspiring Niagara Region as you gently lift off over the Whirlpool Rapids and Rainbow Bridge. See the green grass and floral beauty of Queen Victoria Park stretch below you as the helicopter passes by the American Falls and Skylon Tower. Follow the curve of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls and see rainbows magically appear and disappear. This is a ride you do not want to miss! Flight duration: 9 minutes. Operates daily, weather permitting.

Dinner at Historic City Tavern and Guided Walking Tour of Old Town

Old Town Philadelphia, the historic centre of this great city, is best seen by foot. Come join us for a walking tour around the streets where the American nation was born. Step back in time with our knowledgeable guide to see where Betsy Ross created the first American Flag, Carpenter’s Hall where the First Continental Congress met in 1774, the site of Benjamin Franklin’s home, the First Bank of the United States and much more. We end the tour with a three-course dinner at the historic City Tavern, a favourite meeting place of many of the Founding Fathers, and often called the unofficial site of the First Continental Congress. (Minimum: 30 guests).

Washington Illumination Tour and Dinner at Clyde's Restaurant

You’ll be wowed by this illuminated overview of the nation’s capital city at night! See the Capitol, the White House and the Jefferson Memorial. Visit the Kennedy Centre for a rooftop walk and end the evening at the Iwo Jima Marine Corps Memorial. (Stops are subject to weather and local restrictions.) Enjoy great food at the historic Clyde's Restaurant. Tour length: 4 hours. (Minimum: 20 guests).

 Where you stay

All hotels included in your tour package are hand-picked, of an outstanding standard and far better value than if booked individually. Our valued travel partners who organise these tours also own the Red Carnation Hotel Group and where possible Red Carnation Hotels are used and please see our link for further details.

Guarantees, Bonds and Awards

  • This tour is run by our outstanding travel partners who are multi-award winning Globe Best Tour operator in the world 2013, 2014 and 2015.
  • Tours are fully bonded, protected and guaranteed and you pay the operator directly when booking.
  • ABTA, IATA and ATOL protected
  • Part of the Trade Right Foundation

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