Landscapes of Eastern Canada and USA

The White House, D.C.
15 Days

Compare the cultures, sights and sounds of the east coast's most powerful and historic cities to the European charm and old worldly feel of French Canada. 

This lively trip also takes you through the peaceful Dutch farmlands of Pennsylvania and passed the roaring Niagara Falls: a recipe for an exhilarating east coast adventure.

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  1. Welcome to New York City. Get settled in at your hotel before meeting your Travel Director this afternoon.
    hotel:The Excelsior
  2. Enjoy a guided tour of New York City with a Local Specialist. Venture south to Philadelphia to explore Independence National Historical Park. Visit the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall where the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were both signed. The rest of the day is free.
    hotel:Vacation Inn Philadelphia - Cherry Hill
  3. Drive to Washington, D.C., the nation's capital, where a Local Specialist takes you on a guided sightseeing tour of many of the city's famous landmarks and monuments. The rest of the day is yours to do as you please.
    hotel:Wyndham Garden Washington, D.C. North BW Parkway
  4. Enjoy a full day at leisure to continue exploring the capital city. Your Travel Director will be happy to help you plan your day. This evening, an optional illumination tour of Washington's memorials and monuments will be available.
  5. Enter Pennsylvania Dutch farm country, one of the largest settlements of Amish people. Join a Local Specialist to learn about the culture and way of life of the Amish people. This evening, why not join an optional Amish family-style dinner featuring traditional Amish fare?
    hotel:Wingate by Wyndham Lancaster/PA Dutch Country
  6. Head northwest, crossing western New York State along a portion of the Susquehanna River and through the Appalachian Mountains before crossing the border into Canada and arriving in Niagara Falls late afternoon.
    hotel:Best Western Plus Cairn Croft
  7. Of all the natural wonders east of the Mississippi, Niagara Falls is perhaps the greatest. See the Canadian and American sides of the falls this morning as you cruise to the base of Horseshoe Falls. The afternoon is free to relax or explore further. Perhaps partake in an optional excursion to Niagara-on-the-Lake including a visit to a local ice winery followed by dinner and a show.
  8. Travel north through the rich farmlands and vineyards of the Niagara Peninsula, before arriving in Toronto. The rest of the day and evening are yours to do as you please; perhaps join an optional dinner at the CN Tower, rising high above the city.
  9. In Kingston, board a scenic cruise for an introduction to the unique sights and heritage in the famous Thousand Islands National Park region of the St. Lawrence River. Head to Ottawa where you will enjoy an orientation tour to view the city's most famous landmarks. The rest of the day is free.
    hotel:Days Inn Downtown
  10. As you enter the French-speaking province of Quebec, you'll notice the change in language and traditions. Arrive in Quebec City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With its narrow cobblestone streets and stone buildings it exudes a strong European feel.
    hotel:Classique, Sainte Foy
  11. 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. The afternoon and evening are yours to do as you please.
  12. This morning, a traditional Iconic Breakfast is served at Erabliere le Chemin du Roy. Enjoy breakfast at this Cabane a Sucre (Sugar Shack) while learning how maple syrup is harvested and used for various other maple products. Travel through the French Canadian countryside to Montreal, Canada's liveliest city. On arrival, embark on an orientation tour of the city with a Local Specialist. This evening is free.
    meal(s):Iconic Breakfast
    hotel:Sandman Montreal - Longueuil
  13. Cross the border back into the United States and journey among Vermont's scenic White Mountains through groves of maples—a spectacular sight in autumn—and through New Hampshire where you'll view the State Capitol in Concord before arriving in Boston, Massachusetts.
    hotel:Vacation Inn Express, Saugus
  14. Your morning sightseeing tour introduces you to the famous Freedom Trail, a historic path winding its way through 350 years of history. See Old North Church and Paul Revere's House; stop at bustling Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market and Boston Harbor, site of the Tea Party and home to Old Ironsides. The afternoon is free to explore on your own.
  15. Bid farewell to your Travel Director and travel companions as your trip comes to an end.

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Meal Summary

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Sightseeing Highlights

  • Enjoy a guided tour of New York with a Local Specialist
  • Embark on a sightseeing tour of the city
  • Visit some of the city's most famous landmarks with a Local Specialist
  • Learn about the Amish culture and way of life with a Local Specialist
  • View the Canadian and U.S. sides of the falls aboard a cruise
  • Sightseeing includes the harbourfront, Queen's Park, Ice Hockey Hall of Fame, Yorkville and Chinatown
  • Board a scenic cruise through the Thousand Islands National Park region
  • View some of the city's well-known landmarks like Parliament Hill and Rideau Hall
  • Iconic Breakfast at a traditional Cabane a Sucre (Sugar Shack) where you'll learn how maple syrup harvested and turned into other maple products
  • Explore Old Quebec and other famous sites of the city with a Local Specialist
  • Sightseeing includes the Freedom Trail, Old North Church, Paul Revere's House, Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market and historic Boston Harbor
Definite Departure
Depart Date Return Date Price Discount AvailabilityPrice
21 Apr 17 5 May 17 $1,995pp
$1,995 pp
12 May 17 26 May 17 $2,125pp
$2,125 pp
16 Jun 17 30 Jun 17 $2,125pp
$2,125 pp
7 Jul 17 21 Jul 17 checkmark $2,125pp
$2,125 pp
21 Jul 17 4 Aug 17 $2,125pp
$2,125 pp
4 Aug 17 18 Aug 17 $2,125pp
$2,125 pp
18 Aug 17 1 Sep 17 $2,125pp
$2,125 pp
1 Sep 17 15 Sep 17 $2,125pp
$2,125 pp
8 Sep 17 22 Sep 17 $2,125pp
$2,125 pp
15 Sep 17 29 Sep 17 $2,125pp
$2,125 pp
22 Sep 17 6 Oct 17 $2,125pp
$2,125 pp
6 Oct 17 20 Oct 17 $1,995pp
$1,995 pp

Price is per person and is based on two people sharing a twin bedded room. Single rooms are available at a supplement.

Single Room Supplement: from $995.

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $158 per person.

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  • We suggest bringing a variety of lightweight clothing items that can be layered to save space in your suitcase and give you more options for how to dress. For more helpful information please refer to our Packing Tips & Packing List.

  • At the end of your guided vacation, it’s customary to offer your motor coach driver and Travel Director a gratuity.  We recommend $4-5 per person/per day for your driver and $6-7 per person/per day for your Travel Director.  Recommended gratuity for a Local Host and Local Specialist is 1-2 dollars per person, paid at the conclusion of each guided visit.  A convenient option is to prepay your tips before your departure.

  • Baggage on our trips is restricted to one large suitcase per person with dimensions not exceeding 30x19x10 inches and a maximum weight of 50 pounds. You are also permitted one piece of hand luggage, which should be small enough to fit under your coach seat or on the small overhead shelf compartment. Please note that luggage with an adjustable handle and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartment of the coach. Hotel porterage is included in your vacation.

  • You will need to be comfortable on your feet, walking and standing for up to three hours in various weather conditions.  All of our vacations involve walking, often on cobblestone and uneven surfaces in historic city centers.  In order to get the most out of your vacation you need to be able to comfortably walk 1-3 miles unassisted in one day, be in good condition and be able to keep pace with the group. 

    If you need any medications, it is important that you bring enough to last you the whole trip and keep them in your carry-on bag while you travel.

  • We highly recommend our optional Travel Protection Plan, which allows you to cancel for any reason up to 48 hours before departure. The plan also includes trip interruption, baggage loss or delay, and medical and emergency assistance. Click here for a summary of coverage details, terms and conditions.


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