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Best of Eastern Canada and USA

Operated by: Insight Vacations

16 Days from $5,250 per person
MAY - OCT 2023
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Toronto, Niagara Falls, Kingston, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, Kennebunkport, Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. ...more Toronto, Niagara Falls, Kingston, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, Kennebunkport, Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C.
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  1. Day 1 Thrilling Toronto

    Welcome to Toronto, a vibrant city on Lake Ontario, full of fine restaurants and bars, as well as an eclectic mix of cultures. After settling in, feel free to explore the town and discover what it has to offer. At 18:00, meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Dinner with wine.

    meals Dinner with Wine
    hotel Westin Harbour Castle Toronto, Toronto
  2. Day 2 Toronto and the Thundering Falls of Niagara Relaxed Start

    Visit Toronto's top sights as you see Queen's Park and the Parliament Buildings, before venturing on the quaint town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, a 19th century village that offers gorgeous views of Lake Ontario. See the flowers and old-world architecture of the city before heading to the spectacular Niagara Falls. Take in this great natural wonder up-close on a catamaran, cruising right up to the base of the falls before returning to Toronto.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Westin Harbour Castle Toronto, Toronto
  3. Day 3 Kingston and Ottawa

    Journey to historic Kingston, otherwise known as the Limestone City. Here you'll view the cities storied buildings, churches and fortifications, many of which being constructed from limestone itself. Continue to the Canadian capital of Ottawa where you’ll join a cooking demonstration at C’est Bon. Set in their state-of-the-art kitchen facilities close to ByWard Market, you’ll learn new culinary skills and discover more about local cuisine. Ingredients include Canadian staples such as maple sugar, haskaps, labrador tea and wild flowers. End the experience with a delicious three-course dinner with wine, before heading back to your hotel.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel The Westin, Ottawa
  4. Day 4 Canada's Capital to Montreal

    Get ready for an exciting morning exploring Ottawa, with a tour of the city’s stately boulevards. Then, you'll join your Indigenous Cultural Ambassadors and experience a lively traditional Pow Wow dance. Join this MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience and learn about the Manitobah Mukluks Storyboot Project which aims to revive the traditional arts by creating partnerships with elders and artisans. Continue to the diverse metropolis of Montreal, which is in the French-speaking province of Quebec.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Hotel Bonaventure Montreal.
  5. Day 5 Montreal, the Royal Mountain

    Today you’ll join a Local Expert who will guide you around Old Montreal. The narrow cobblestone streets draw you in with their lively little plazas, shops and cafes. From the grand mansions of Mount Royal to the iconic Notre-Dame Basilica, Old Montreal is a historic neighbourhood that is now a major hot spot with beautiful architecture and plenty of opportunities for photo-ops. The rest of the day is free to enjoy as you please.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Hotel Bonaventure Montreal.
  6. Day 6 Montmorency Falls Park to Quebec City Relaxed Start

    Depart Montreal and head to Montmorency Falls today. Stop at a traditional Sugar Shack and learn how maple syrup is harvested and prepared while enjoying the scenery. After lunch, continue onwards to Montmorency Falls Park where you will experience that natural wonder that towers 272 feet (84 m) tall over the Saint Lawrence River. Walk the full width of the falls on a suspension bridge between both sides of the park, or if you are feeling adventurous, you can take the panoramic staircase down along the cliffside. After taking plenty of pictures, you will continue to Quebec City.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch
    hotel Hilton Quebec City
  7. Day 7 Quintessential Quebec Relaxed Start

    Discover more of Quebec City’s history and charm with a Local Expert. You'll see the Latin Quarter, Plains of Abraham, City Hall and Palace Royale, while learning about the city’s long history as one of the oldest European settlements in North America. No visit to Old Quebec would be complete without seeing the grand hotel Château Frontenac, designated a National Historic Site of Canada as it was one of the first grand railway hotels completed in Canada. The rest of the day is yours at leisure. In the evening you’ll choose from a selection of top local restaurants on a Dine-Around Evening.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Hilton Quebec City
  8. Day 8 Quebec to Bar Harbor

    Bid 'Au Revoir' to Quebec City as you cross the U.S. border and travel toward Mount Desert Island on the Atlantic Coast. A tranquil getaway, this large island comes with freshwater lakes, rugged clifftops, forests and striking mountains. Make the most of the serene setting at your hotel, which is situated on the island itself.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Harborside Hotel Spa & Marina, Bar Harbor.
  9. Day 9 Explore Acadia National Park

    Take in the natural beauty of Acadia National Park, with its dramatic rocky shoreline and rugged nautical charm. You'll witness amazing views of the park from the top of Cadillac Mountain, while guests wanting to explore on foot can join their Travel Director to view well-known spots such as Thunder Hole. You'll have time to explore Bar Harbor on your own. Stop for an ice cream or head to the bustling souvenir stores to stock up on some holiday treats. The evening is saved for a delectable Highlight Dinner with your new friends, as you feast on authentic Maine lobster, a local specialty and one that won't disappoint.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Harborside Hotel Spa & Marina, Bar Harbor.
  10. Day 10 Coastal New England to Boston

    Follow the rocky Maine shoreline, stopping in picturesque Kennebunkport, a glitzy, New England resort town and the iconic home of the Bush family. The town has a number of fine, well-preserved mansions, many of which have been turned into charming inns.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Hyatt Regency Boston
  11. Day 11 Boston, the Cradle of Liberty

    Famous for its American Revolutionary war history, Boston is a place for keen history buffs. Join your Travel Director as they guide you along the Freedom Trail, a route that leads you to several historically significant sites, including the Old State House and the meeting house where the Boston Tea Party of 1773 was planned. The rest of your day is at leisure. Perhaps take a stroll to Downtown Crossing or historic Faneuil Hall. For foodies in search of the city's best street eats, head to Boston's North End. With its large Italian community, this part of town houses some of the best Italian bakeries in the city, as lines of shoppers circle the block to get their hands on fresh cannoli and other treats.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Hyatt Regency Boston
  12. Day 12 A Bite of the Big Apple

    Follow the bright lights to New York City. Choose to visit the Top of the Rock Observation Deck with stunning views of the New York skyline. Alternatively, take a scenic bike tour of Central Park and explore its iconic sights. Your hotel is in the heart of Midtown and a short, 10-minute walk from the United Nations Headquarters and just steps away from Grand Central Terminal and the Chrysler Building.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel New York Marriott Marquis.
  13. Day 13 A Manhattan Masterpiece Relaxed Start

    Explore the City that Never Sleeps with your Local Expert, before heading out on your own. If it's tranquility you're after, relish the calm of Central Park, an expansive space designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. Later, MAKE TRAVEL MATTER by visiting Essex Lower East Side Neighborhood Market for a food tour and demonstration.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel New York Marriott Marquis.
  14. Day 14 Liberty in Philadelphia and D.C.

    Travel to Pennsylvania's largest city, Philadelphia, where the Liberty Bell first chimed and Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence. Explore Independence National Historic Park and visit the Liberty Bell with your Travel Director. Journey to Washington, D.C., the nation's capital. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. Perhaps join an optional Illuminations Tour in the evening before spending the night at the luxurious Fairmont Washington D.C. Georgetown.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Fairmont Washington D.C. Georgetown
  15. Day 15 Washington, D.C. Sightseeing and Leisure Time

    In the morning, immerse yourself on a sightseeing tour and delve into the proud heritage of a nation. View the White House, the striking Washington Monument, and sprawling National Mall. Reflect on the country's most turbulent days at the Lincoln Memorial and the World War II Memorial. Next, visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the newest member of the Smithsonian Institution and the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. The rest of the day is at leisure. Join your Travel Director and fellow guests for a Celebration Dinner and toast to new friends and fantastic memories.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel Fairmont Washington D.C. Georgetown
  16. Day 16 Depart Washington, D.C.

    A morning transfer at leisure will take you to Dulles International Airport or Reagan National Airport for your flight home. Alternatively, extend your stay at your own pleasure.

    meals Breakfast
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Choice Highlights

  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Boston: Step through the hallowed gates and enter Fenway Park. Home to the nine-time World Series winning Boston Red Sox since 1912, Fenway is the oldest baseball stadium in America. Enjoy an in depth one-hour guided tour of the legendary sports history that has taken place here, with a chance to visit the press box, view memorabilia, and sit in the fabled ‘Green Monster’ overlooking left field. You will be sure to feel the electric energy of the stadium that represents America’s favorite pastime.
  • Boston: Visit the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, a lavish and accurate reconstruction of a 15th century Venetian palace, including an exquisite interior courtyard that boasts an array of blossomed flowers all year round. Every item in the 2,500-piece collection, spanning European, Asian and Islamic art is meticulously placed according to Gardner’s personal instructions. Also on display are the empty frames that once held priceless works of art stolen during the infamous 1990 theft, the largest in American History.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • : Newly constructed in Midtown Manhattan, Summit One Vanderbilt has amazing views of the NYC skyline, especially the Chrysler Building. Summit One has four levels of multi-sensory space that represent art and design. With amazing views of the NYC skyline, guests will walkthrough a five-part-story-driven immersive art experience that includes reflective glass, optical illusions and art installations meant to challenge your perspective. Outside, there is also a wrap-around viewing deck that allows for amazing views and photos
  • New York City: Enjoy the tranquility of one of the United States' largest parks as you take a leisurely bike ride through Central Park.

Make Travel Matter

  • Ottawa: Learn about the Manitobah Mukluks Storyboot Project, a key initiative that aims to revive the traditional arts by creating partnerships with elders and artisans who fashion mukluks and moccasins in the traditional way. After receiving the prestigious TreadRight Heritage Initiative grant, the project now endeavours to expand its partnerships, teaching opportunities and artisan support network.
  • Ottawa: Learn about the Manitobah Mukluks Storyboot project which aims to revive the traditional arts by creating partnerships with elders and artisans who fashion mukluks and moccasins in the traditonal way. It is the fourth recipient of a TreadRight Heritage Initiative grant globally, and the first in North America.
  • New York City: This late afternoon, enjoy a visit to Essex Market, a cornerstone of the Lower East Side for over 100 years. Meet and hear the stories of local vendors while tasting their noteworthy specialties from around the world. Enjoy and learn from a live cooking demonstration while hearing how our visit to this nonprofit run market contributes to countless programs aimed to provide quality, affordable food to the community and foster entrepreneurship as well as economic development.
  • Washington, D.C.: This striking museum has collected more than 36,000 artifacts that reflect history, politics, sports, arts and entertainment. Explore the richness and diversity of the African American experience, what it means to their lives, and how it helped shape this nation. Learn about the museum’s educational programmes and experiential learning, which your visit helps support.

Insight Experiences

  • Ottawa: Gain new culinary skills and learn more about regional cuisine with a local chef during a cooking demonstration at C'est Bon.

Summary

  • : Embark on a cruise to the base of Niagara Falls.
  • : Visit historic Kingston • Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal • Ile d'Orleans • Quebec City • Acadia National Park • Kennebunkport • Boston's Freedom Trail • Times Square in NYC • Philadelphia's Liberty Bell • Washington D.C.
  • : City tours of Montreal, Quebec City and New York City with Local Experts; Washington, D.C.
  • : Welcome Dinner in Toronto • Cooking Demonstration and three-course Highlight Dinner in Ottawa • Dine-Around Evening in Quebec • Highlight Dinner with lobster in Bar Harbor • Celebration Dinner in Washington, D.C.

Authentic Dining

  • Toronto: At 18:00, you’ll meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Dinner.
  • Ottawa: You’ll join a cooking demonstration at C’est Bon. Located in the vibrant ByWard Market, one of Ottawa's premier destinations for dining, this cooking demonstration provides guests with memorable, entertaining, hands-on culinary experience using seasonal ingredients from the Canadian terroir. Ingredients include Canadian staples such as maple sugar, haskaps, labrador tea and wild flowers. Afterwards, enjoy a 3-course meal with wine.
  • Quebec City: Savour the evening in an intimate setting as you enjoy a Highlight Dinner in historic Old Quebec.
  • Bar Harbor: Enjoy an authentic Main Lobster dinner as you feast on the fresh and local delicacy known for its tender and rich flavour. Raise a glass as you mingle with new friends over this delectable Highlight Dinner.
  • Washington DC: Join your Travel Director and fellow guests for a Celebration Dinner and toast to new friends and fantastic memories.
  • Dining Summary: 3 Dinner with Wine (DW), 15 Breakfast (B), 1 Lunch (L), and 2 Dinner (D)

Top Rated Highlights

  • Niagara Falls: Get up close and personal with the mighty Falls! Experience the awesome power, thundering water and amazing mist from a state of the art eco-catamaran, making it a perfect and memorable way to experience this natural wonder. After the rush of excitement and rush of water, slow down and explore Niagara-on-the-Lake, a beautifully preserved 19th century village in the heart of Ontario wine country.  The flower-filled, tree-lined town features old world architecture, boutique shopping and plenty of character allowing for a truly charming time.
  • Kingston: Wander through historic Kingstown, also known as the 'Limestone City' for its grand 19th century buildings Including churches, fortifications, and lakeside City Hall.
  • Montreal: Join a local Expert who will guide you around Old Montreal and Mont Royal. View the Notre-Dame Basilica, the colorful old port and Place Jacques-Cartier, both at the magnificent heart of the old city.
  • Montreal: Montmorency Falls is a remarkable natural wonder that towers 30 metres higher than Niagara Falls. Walk the full width of the falls on a suspension bridge with roaring water below for a unique, adrenaline filled perspective.
  • Quebec City: Discover more of Quebec’s unique European charm with a Local Expert. Get an in-depth look at why Old Quebec is a UNESCO World Heritage site as you see the Latin Quarter, Plains of Abraham, City Hall, Palace Royale and views of the grand Chateau Frontenac.
  • Acadia National Park: Take in the natural beauty of Acadia National Park, with its dramatic rocky shoreline and rugged nautical charm. You'll witness amazing views of the park from the top of Cadillac Mountain, while guests wanting to explore on foot can join their Travel Director to view well known spots such as Thunder Hole.
  • Kennebunkport: Follow the rocky Main shoreline to the picturesque town of Kennebunkport. Here you’ll dock square in the center of town and have a chance to check out its quaint boutiques and local craft shops, selling everything from art to hand crafted jewelry.
  • Boston: Explore the great city of Boston, with your Travel Director and learn about its transformative past. You’ll follow part of the red-brick Freedom Trail that brings the story of the American Revolution to life. Journeying to other historically significant sights that include the Boston Common, the Old Corner Bookstore and the Bunker Hill Monument in Charlestown. View the colorful neighborhood of Back Bay and the lively North End, otherwise known as Boston’s Little Italy.
  • New York: Take a bite of the Big Apple, as a Local Expert shows you the very best of what the city has to offer. Including intimate looks at Times Square and Rockefeller Center. Also view other icons of the famous city skyline such as the Empire State Building, and the Art Deco filled Chrysler Building.
  • Philadelphia: Explore the UNESCO-listed Independence National Historic Park and see the famous crack that runs down the Liberty Bell, whose inscription has inspired so many in history to "proclaim liberty.” It is the first and only institution in America established by Congress to increase the awareness and understanding of the Constitution on a nonpartisan basis among the American people.
  • Washington, D.C.: Take a city tour of the history lined streets of Washington, D.C. and learn about the proud heritage of a nation. View the White House, the striking Washington Monument, and sprawling National Mall. Reflect on the country's most turbulent days at the Lincoln Memorial and the somber World War II Memorial.

Insight Choice

  • Boston: Step through the hallowed gates and enter Fenway Park. Home to the nine-time World Series winning Boston Red Sox since 1912, Fenway is the oldest baseball stadium in America. Enjoy an in depth one-hour guided tour of the legendary sports history that has taken place here, with a chance to visit the press box, view memorabilia, and sit in the fabled ‘Green Monster’ overlooking left field. You will be sure to feel the electric energy of the stadium that represents America’s favorite pastime.
  • Boston: Visit the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, a lavish and accurate reconstruction of a 15th century Venetian palace, including an exquisite interior courtyard that boasts an array of blossomed flowers all year round. Every item in the 2,500-piece collection, spanning European, Asian and Islamic art is meticulously placed according to Gardner’s personal instructions. Also on display are the empty frames that once held priceless works of art stolen during the infamous 1990 theft, the largest in American History.
  • : Newly constructed in Midtown Manhattan, Summit One Vanderbilt has amazing views of the NYC skyline, especially the Chrysler Building. Summit One has four levels of multi-sensory space that represent art and design. With amazing views of the NYC skyline, guests will walkthrough a five-part-story-driven immersive art experience that includes reflective glass, optical illusions and art installations meant to challenge your perspective. Outside, there is also a wrap-around viewing deck that allows for amazing views and photos
  • New York City: Enjoy the tranquility of one of the United States' largest parks as you take a leisurely bike ride through Central Park.

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