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Best of Eastern Canada & USA

Statue of Liberty, New York City
16 Days from $4,602 per person

Cosmopolitan cities embodying the eastern portion of North America blend perfectly with natural wonders and fun activities.

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  1. Welcome to Canada. On arrival at Toronto International Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. At 18:00, join your Tour Director for a Welcome Reception and an opportunity to mingle over a pleasant evening, with drinks and a light dinner.
    hotel:Hilton Toronto (2 nights).
  2. Rise to the top of the CN Tower, the tallest free-standing tower in the Americas, for views from four look-out areas. Travel up University Avenue to see Queen's Park, the Parliament Buildings and museum row. Then venture on to the 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.
  3. Follow the shore of Lake Ontario to historic Kingston to view the old buildings, churches and fortifications on an expert-guided tour. Continue to the Canadian capital of Ottawa for an evening at leisure.
    hotel:Hilton Lac-Leamy, Ottawa.
  4. Enjoy an orientation tour along Ottawa's stately boulevards seeing the green-peaked roofs of the Parliament, City Hall and National Gallery of Canada. Next, 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:Hotel Bonaventure Montreal.
  5. 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, choose from a selection of local restaurants this evening.
    meal(s):FB, DA
    hotel:Manoir Victoria, Quebec City (2 nights).
  6. In the morning, experience Quebec's unique European charm with a Local Expert. See the Latin Quarter, Plains of Abraham, Ramparts, National Assembly, Basilica, City Hall, Place Royale and Citadel. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
    hotel:Manoir Victoria, Quebec City.
  7. 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:Harborside Hotel, Bar Harbor (2 nights).
  8. 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. In the evening, feast on a traditional Maine lobster at a Highlight Dinner.
    meal(s):FB, HD
    hotel:Harborside Hotel, Bar Harbor.
  9. 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 (2 nights).
  10. 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. Later, enjoy a delectable dinner at Salvatore's, a local favourite in Downtown Boston.
    meal(s):FB, D
    hotel:Hyatt Regency Boston.
  11. Travel to Philadelphia where the Liberty Bell first chimed and Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence.
    hotel:Hilton Penn's Landing, Philadelphia.
  12. Before heading to Washington, D.C., amid 'America's Most Historic Square Mile', explore Independence National Historic Park and visit the Liberty Bell. Once in Washington, D.C., enjoy some leisure time on your own.
    hotel:The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection, Washington, D.C. (2 nights).
  13. In the morning, join a Local Expert and see Capitol Hill and the White House. Stops include the Lincoln, World War II and Vietnam Veterans Memorials. Enjoy the afternoon 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 Hotel, Autograph Collection, Washington, D.C.
  14. Depart the nation's capital and head to the Big Apple. Embark on a harbour cruise to take in 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 in the evening and feel the pulse of the city.
    hotel:New York Marriott Marquis (2 nights).
  15. Start your morning with a Local Expert on a tour that includes the Financial and Broadway Districts and Battery Park. Visit the Top of the Rock Observation Deck, with stunning views of the New York skyline. New York dining is legendary so in the evening, join your Tour Director and newfound friends for a Celebration Dinner at Bond 45, recipient of a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
    meal(s):FB, CD
    hotel:New York Marriott Marquis.
  16. Your tour draws to a close after breakfast. There are departure transfers to JFK, Newark International and La Guardia Airports.

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Meal Summary

1 Welcome Dinner (WD), 15 Full Breakfasts (FB), 1 Dine-Around (DA), 1 Highlight Dinner (HD), 1 Dinner (D) and 1 Celebration Dinner (CD)

Included Highlights

Signature Experiences

  • Toronto: Until recently, the CN Tower was the tallest free standing structure on earth with magnificent views.
  • Niagara Falls: Board your cruise and greet the howling spray, wind and thunder at the base of the falls.
  • Kingston: View the historic buildings and fortifications of the city with a Local Expert.
  • Montreal: See the cobblestone streets, architecture of the old town buildings and soak in the old world charm with a Local Expert.
  • Quebec: Experience the city's unique European charm with a Local Expert.
  • Bar Harbor: Experience the natural beauty of Acadia National Park.
  • Boston: Follow part of Boston's red-brick Freedom Trail which brings the story of the American Revolution to life.
  • Washington, D.C.: See Capital Hill, the White House and other iconic landmarks with a Local Expert.
  • New York: View Manhattan's skyscrapers, Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty from your New York harbor cruise.
  • New York: Take in the famous sites and lights including the Financial and Broadway Districts with your Local Expert.
  • New York: Enjoy sweeping skyline views from the Top of the Rock Observation Deck at New York's Rockefeller Center.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Toronto: Travel up University Avenue to see museum row, Queen's Park and City Hall.
  • Niagara Falls: Browse the shops and galleries of Niagara-on-the-Lake.
  • Kingston: See the old buildings, churches and fortifications.
  • Ottawa: Visit the Canadian Museum of Nature. See the Parliament building, City Hall and National Gallery of Canada.
  • Quebec: Visit the Montmorency Falls.
  • Kennebunkport: Stroll along the shops and historic buildings.
  • Philadelphia: View Independence Hall and visit the Liberty Bell.
  • Washington, D.C.: See the White House and visit the Lincoln Memorial.
  • New York: See the Financial and Broadway Districts and Battery Park.

Optional Add-Ons

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor Nature Cruise

Adult Price: $34.00 | Child Price: $22.00

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 harbor. 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 passengers). Subject to weather conditions.


"Hahvahd" Walking Tour

Adult Price: $32.00 | Child Price: $32.00

Come along for an enlightening tour of "Hahvahd", the beautiful and historic campus of one of the world’s premiere educational institutions. Led by actual current students, you will be entertained and inspired with stories about Harvard history and personal experiences in the University they call home. While exploring the campus, you’ll learn about Harvard history, including the untold stories and lore of Harvard University, and Harvard culture - stories and tips from current students about what it's like to live and study at Harvard. Walk around the famous Harvard Yard – including Old Yard and New Yard – and view historic buildings including Harvard Lampoon, Memorial Hall, Sever Hall, the 320,000-squarefoot Widener Library, home to three million volumes; the Harvard Memorial Church, honoring Harvard’s men and women who gave their lives during World War I; Massachusetts Hall, the oldest surviving building at Harvard College and one-time dormitory to US Founding Fathers John Adams, John Hancock and Samuel Adams; and the John Harvard Statue, honoring the university’s first benefactor.

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls Helicopter Flightseeing

Adult Price: $121.00 | Child Price: $75.00

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! Operates daily, weather permitting. Subject to weather conditions.


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

Adult Price: $77.50 | Child Price: $77.50

Old Town Philadelphia, the historic center 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 favorite meeting place of many of the Founding Fathers, and often called the unofficial site of the First Continental Congress.


Washington Illumination Tour and Dinner at Clyde's Restaurant

Adult Price: $69.00 | Child Price: $69.00

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). Dinner is then served at Clyde's Restaurant. Clyde's Restaurant is where you'll find a home away from home. Clyde's is a family restaurant born from a sincere belief that great dining begins with fresh ingredients, friendly people and an unforgettable atmosphere.

New York

Zephyr Statue of Liberty Express Cruise

Adult Price: $28.00 | Child Price: $28.00

There’s no better way to see the Statue of Liberty! Climb aboard for this 60-minute cruise and take advantage of the elegant amenities inside while admiring the spectacular sights outside. Narrated by informative and wildly entertaining guides, this tour will cruise by the legendary landmarks of downtown and pause at the feet of Lady Liberty. Capture perfect pictures from the breezy sundeck or from the climate-controlled inside. It’s an unforgettable experience!

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21 May 17 5 Jun 17 checkmark $4,975pp
28 May 17 12 Jun 17 checkmark $4,975$4,602pp Early PaymentPay by Feb 28
4 Jun 17 19 Jun 17 checkmark $4,975pp
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11 Jun 17 26 Jun 17 checkmark $4,975$4,602pp Early PaymentPay by Feb 28
$4,975 $4,602 pp
18 Jun 17 3 Jul 17 checkmark $4,975pp
25 Jun 17 10 Jul 17 checkmark $5,225$4,833pp Early PaymentPay by Feb 28
$5,225 $4,833 pp
9 Jul 17 24 Jul 17 checkmark $5,225$4,833pp Early PaymentPay by Feb 28
$5,225 $4,833 pp
16 Jul 17 31 Jul 17 $5,225$4,833pp Early PaymentPay by Feb 28
$5,225 $4,833 pp
23 Jul 17 7 Aug 17 checkmark $5,225$4,833pp Early PaymentPay by Feb 28
$5,225 $4,833 pp
6 Aug 17 21 Aug 17 checkmark $5,225$4,833pp Early PaymentPay by Feb 28
$5,225 $4,833 pp
13 Aug 17 28 Aug 17 $5,225$4,833pp Early PaymentPay by Feb 28
$5,225 $4,833 pp
20 Aug 17 4 Sep 17 checkmark $5,325$4,926pp Early PaymentPay by Feb 28
$5,325 $4,926 pp
27 Aug 17 11 Sep 17 $5,325$4,926pp Early PaymentPay by Feb 28
$5,325 $4,926 pp
27 Aug 17 11 Sep 17 $5,325$4,926pp Early PaymentPay by Feb 28
3 Sep 17 18 Sep 17 checkmark $5,095pp
3 Sep 17 18 Sep 17 checkmark $5,095$4,713pp Early PaymentPay by Feb 28
$5,095 $4,713 pp
10 Sep 17 25 Sep 17 $5,095$4,713pp Early PaymentPay by Feb 28
17 Sep 17 2 Oct 17 checkmark $5,095pp
24 Sep 17 9 Oct 17 $5,095$4,713pp Early PaymentPay by Feb 28
24 Sep 17 9 Oct 17 $5,095$4,713pp Early PaymentPay by Feb 28
1 Oct 17 16 Oct 17 checkmark $5,095$4,713pp Early PaymentPay by Feb 28

Tours operate as per the 2016 itinerary.

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 $1,895.

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $169 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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