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Best of Eastern Canada and USA

Operated by: Insight Vacations

16 Days from $5,539 per person
MAY - OCT 2022
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Countries Visited

Canada, United States ...more Canada, United States

Locations Visited

Toronto, Kingston, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Bar Harbor, Kennebunkport, Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington D.C. ...more Toronto, Kingston, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Bar Harbor, Kennebunkport, Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington D.C.
  1. Day 1 Thrilling Toronto

    Welcome to Toronto, a vibrant city on Lake Ontario, full of fine restaurants, bars and an eclectic mix of cultures. On arrival at Toronto International Airport, a transfer will take you to your hotel. You’ll meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Dinner with wine at 18:00.

    meals Dinner with Wine
    hotel Hilton Toronto.
  2. Day 2 Toronto and the Thundering Falls of Niagara Relaxed Start

    Travel up University Avenue to see Queen's Park and the Parliament Buildings, before venturing on to spectacular Niagara Falls. Take in this great natural wonder up-close on a cruise to the base of the falls. Browse quaint Niagara-on-the-Lake before returning to Toronto.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Hilton Toronto.
  3. Day 3 Kingston and Ottawa

    Journey to historic Kingston, otherwise known as the Limestone City and view the old buildings, churches and fortifications, with many of them 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 grand mansions of Mount Royal, and the iconic Notre-Dame Basilica. 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 created and harvested.After lunch, continue onwards to Montmorency Falls Park where you will experience that natural wonder that towers 272 feet (83 metres) tall. Walk the full width of the falls on a suspension bridge, or if you're feeling adventurous, you can take the panoramic staircase down along the cliffside.Continue on to Quebec City.

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

    Discover more of Quebec’s unique European charm with a Local Expert, who will guide you along the city’s quaint cobblestone streets. You'll see the Latin Quarter, Plains of Abraham, City Hall and Palace Royale. You'll also walk past the Citadel, which offers great view of the city and Château Frontenac. In the evening you’ll choose from a selection of top local restaurants on a Dine-Around Evening.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    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 with Wine
    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, Dinner with Wine
    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 tranquillity you're after, relish the calm of Central Park, an expansive space designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted.

    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. 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 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
  • New York City: Enjoy the tranquility of one of the United States' largest parks as you take a leisurely bike ride through Central Park.
  • New York City: For a full view of this monumental city, ascend to the Top of the Rock – the 70th floor of the Rockefeller Center Building – for a sweeping view of the skyscrapers, parks, rivers and urban canyons that make up the teeming isle of Manhattan.

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.

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.
  • Montreal: Montmorency Falls is a remarkable natural wonder that towers 83 metres (272 feet), which is 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.
  • New York City: Enjoy the tranquility of one of the United States' largest parks as you take a leisurely bike ride through Central Park.

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.

Travel Director

  • : "It’s magical to see how a group of guests come together over the course of our trip. I can always tell when that’s happening because there is a lot of conversation on the coach, and guests are exchanging both travel and personal stories."

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. Set in their state-of-the-art kitchen facilities close to ByWard Market, you’ll learn new culinary skills and discover more about the local cuisine. 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 choose from a selection of top local restaurants on a Dine-Around Evening.
  • Acadia National Park: 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: 15 Breakfast (B), 6 Dinner with Wine (DW), and 1 Lunch (L)

Top Rated Highlights

  • Niagara Falls: Board your cruise and greet the howling spray, wind and thunder at the base of the falls. Browse the shops and galleries of Niagara-on-the-Lake.
  • Kingston: Wander through historic Kingston, otherwise known as the Limestone City and view the old buildings, churches and fortifications.
  • Montreal: Join a Local Expert who will guide you around Old Montreal, Mount Royal, and the iconic Notre-Dame Basilica.
  • Quebec City: Discover more of Quebec’s unique European charm with a Local Expert. You'll see the Latin Quarter, Plains of Abraham, City Hall and Palace Royale, plus views of the grand Château Frontenac.
  • Acadia National Park: Take in the natural beauty of Acadia National Park, with its dramatic rocky shoreline.
  • Kennebunkport: Follow the rocky Maine shoreline, and stop in picturesque Kennebunkport.
  • Boston: Join your Travel Director as they guide you along the Freedom Trail, a route that leads you through historically significant sites in the city.
  • New York City: For a full view of this monumental city, ascend to the Top of the Rock – the 70th floor of the Rockefeller Center Building – for a sweeping view of the skyscrapers, parks, rivers and urban canyons that make up the teeming isle of Manhattan.
  • New York: Take a bite of the Big Apple on a tour of the city's highlights with a Local Expert.
  • Philadelphia: Explore Independence National Historic Park and visit the Liberty Bell with your Travel Director.
  • Washington D.C.: Take a city tour of Washington, D.C. and discover its iconic memorials and monuments, including the White House, Washington Monument, and National Mall.

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