14 Day East Coast USA Canada
America and Canada's principal eastern metropolises meet on this multi-city break featuring New York City, Boston, D.C., Toronto, Montreal and Quebec City – with Niagara Falls fusing the two. It's Insider moments like… sleeping in the setting of historic events at Boston's elegant Omni Parker House. Dating back to 1855, JFK proposed to Jackie O at the hotel, Malcolm X and Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh worked there, and Boston Cream Pie was invented in its kitchens. The intriguing politics of Washington, D.C. are explained by an expert we know in the capital who shows you the key sights and shares the secrets of the city's powerful players. We also meet locals in Montreal and Quebec City, each adding a personal spin to their home cities.
Our adventure map
Day by day
First Day Arrive in New York City
Welcome to New York! Check into your hotel and head out on your own for an afternoon of discovering New York City. Grab a slice of pizza or a hot dog from a street vendor, browse the high-end shops or just relax at your hotel. At 5:30 p.m. meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.
Hotel: New York Marriott East Side
Second Day its New York, Philadelphia and Washington D.C
Take a bite out of the Big Apple on an orientation tour of the city. View the towering Empire State Building, pulsating Times Square and grand Central Park. Travel on to the City of Brotherly Love and visit the Liberty Bell Center. View Independence Hall, site of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, before travelling on to Washington, D.C., the nation's capital. This evening enjoy a dinner in the capital city.
Hotel: Capital Hilton
Third Day enjoy Washington, D.C Sightseeing and Free Time
Immerse yourself in the proud heritage of a nation today as you view the White House, the U.S. Capitol Building, the Lincoln Memorial, the World War II and Vietnam War memorials with a Local Expert. Enjoy the remainder of the day on your own—perhaps visit one of the Smithsonian's museums or galleries or take a stroll around Dupont Circle.
Fourth Day Travel to Lancaster County then Amish Country
Roll back in time to explore the rural back roads of Pennsylvania's Lancaster County with a Local Expert. Learn about the traditional agricultural lifestyle of the Amish and the Mennonites, who live much the same as they did when they first settled here over 200 years ago. Arrive at your hotel, an historic preservation in the heart of Amish Country. Tonight, after a hearty dinner, practice preparing whoopie pies, a delicious Local Speciality, for your dessert.
Fifth Day leave Lancaster County and head to Niagara Falls
Depart Lancaster County and journey across Pennsylvania into the eastern corner of New York. Stop at the Corning Museum of Glass, a Local Speciality, where centuries of both ancient and contemporary glassware are on display. Marvel at the beautiful sculptures and learn about the amazing discoveries from their scientific research department. Arrive in Canada at the majestic Niagara Falls.
Sixth Day have some Sightseeing and Free Time at Niagara Falls
After soaking up the panoramic views and thunderous roar of the falls, set out on an exhilarating boat ride to the base of spectacular Horseshoe Falls. Enjoy some free time to explore on your own before travelling on to the picturesque community of Niagara-on-the-Lake. This evening, visit a family-owned winery for an exclusive tour and tasting of their award-winning wines, including ice wine, a speciality to the region and a drink that can only be produced in a few other areas of the world. Later, relax at a Be My Guest dinner with bucolic views of the vineyard.
Seventh Day Travel to Toronto
Arrive on the shores of the Great Lake Ontario and cosmopolitan Toronto today and set out for an orientation tour of the city. There is time to explore on your own this afternoon or even set out for an optional tour of the CN Tower.
Hotel: Sheraton Centre Toronto
Eighth Day visit Ottawa
Travel to Ottawa, Canada's stately capital. Enjoy an introductory tour of the city, including the elegant buildings of Parliament Hill; Rideau Hall, the residence of the Governor General of Canada and the beautiful downtown galleries and museums.
Hotel: Sheraton Ottawa
Ninth Day go from Ottawa to Montreal
Today takes you from Canada's administrative capital to the cultural heart of French Canada and the largest French-speaking city outside of France. This evening, enjoy a dinner at a restaurant in charming Old Montreal.
Hotel: Le Centre Sheraton Montreal
Tenth Day enjoy time in Montreal then Quebec City
Your Local Expert introduces you to the pleasures of Montreal, including the spectacular Notre-Dame Basilica, the colourful port area and Place Jacques-Cartier, epicentre of the old city. Stop at Mount Royal for a panoramic view, and then wind your way along the beautiful St. Lawrence River to the fortified walls of Quebec City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Hotel: Hilton Quebec
Eleventh Day Quebec City Sightseeing and Free Time
Explore Quebec City's winding streets and historic sites with your Local Expert. Learn about the city's French and English military past at the fortified Citadel and the Plains of Abraham, the site of a major colonial battle. This afternoon, perhaps visit a gallery, take a carriage ride through the cobblestone streets or simply relax at a cafe.
Twelfth Day Travel to Franconia Notch and Boston
Leave the birthplace of French Canada and cross back into the United States. Traverse New Hampshire on your way to Franconia Notch in the heart of the White Mountains. As you make your way through forests of sugar maple and white birch, watch for the black bear, moose and deer that call this area home. Arrive in Boston at your hotel.
Thirteenth Day its Boston Sightseeing and Free Time
Discover Boston's rich history, from the Old North Church to Boston Harbor—site of the famous Tea Party—and along the Freedom Trail. This afternoon, continue your exploration as you please—visit the bar that inspired the TV show Cheers or explore the lovely Public Gardens. This evening, toast your holiday and your new found friends at a Farewell Dinner.
Fourteenth Day visit Newport and Depart for New York City
Once the summer home of the Vanderbilts, Astors and Carnegies, the “captains of industry,” the seaside town of Newport now offers history aficionados a wealth of stunning architectural landmarks. See the rows of mansions along Ocean Drive before returning to New York. A transfer is provided to New York JFK International Airport and to the New York Marriott East Side hotel for those extending their stay. Please do not schedule any flights before 7pm.
- City tours of Washington, D.C., Montreal, Quebec City and Boston
- Orientation tours of New York City, Toronto and Ottawa
- Scenic Drive along Ocean Drive in Newport
- Scenic Drive along Ocean Drive in Newport
6 dinners (including Be My Guest, 4 three course dinners and Farewell Dinner), 13 full breakfasts, welcome Reception with light appetisers.
Come along for a tour of "Hahvahd", the beautiful and historic campus of one of the world's premier educational institutions. Led by actual current students, you will be entertained and inspired with stories about Harvard history and personal experiences. While exploring the campus, you'll hear the untold stories and lore of the University and its culture including what it's like to live and study at Harvard. Walk around the famous Harvard Yard and view historic buildings including Sever Hall; the 320,000-square foot Widener Library, home to three million volumes; Massachusetts Hall, the oldest surviving building at Harvard College and one-time dormitory to US Founding Fathers John Adams, John Hancock and Samuel Adams, among others. Tour length: 90 Min. (Minimum: 15 guests).
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.
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 Center for a rooftop walk and end the evening at the Iwo Jima Marine Corps Memorial. (Stops are subject to weather and local restrictions). Tour length: 2 hours. (Minimum: 20 guests).
Join us for a special evening on the Ile d’Orleans. Located a few miles east of down town Quebec in the St. Lawrence River, the “Island of Orleans” was one of the first areas occupied by early French colonists.Travel through the rolling farmlands to the south side of the island and stop for a dinner at the Moulin St. Laurent Restaurant. (Minimum: 15 guests)
Since the CN Tower opened in 1974, Canadians and tourists from around the world have made the trip to Toronto to celebrate this marvel of civil engineering. At 1,815 feet (553.33 meters) tall, the award-wining communications and observation tower was formerly designated the world’s tallest free-standing structure (surpassed in 2009 by a Dubai skyscraper.) Your admission gives you access to the Lookout Level for panoramic views as well as the Glass Floor where you can peer straight down 1,122 feet (342 meters). Casual and fine dining and an arcade are located in the tower but are not included in your admission. Tour length: 2 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.
- Audio Headsets are provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
- A travel wallet with your documentation
- 13 nights First Class accommodation
- All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included
- Airport transfers are provided on the first and last day of your guided holiday
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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