East Coast USA and Canada

Operated by: Trafalgar

14 Days from $3,552 per person
JUN - OCT 2021
Aerial view of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

Countries Visited

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

Locations Visited

New York City, Philadelphia, WASHINGTON D.C., Leola (PA), Lancaster (PA), Bird In Hand, Corning, Niagara Falls, Toronto (ON), Ottawa (ON), Quebec City, Ile d'Orleans, Montreal (QC), Chambly, Boston, Newport (OR) ...more New York City, Philadelphia, WASHINGTON D.C., Leola (PA), Lancaster (PA), Bird In Hand, Corning, Niagara Falls, Toronto (ON), Ottawa (ON), Quebec City, Ile d'Orleans, Montreal (QC), Chambly, Boston, Newport (OR)
  1. Day 1 Arrive New York City

    Take a bite of the Big Apple and you'll wish you'd had more, as the vision and passion of this vibrant city inspires you to believe your dreams really will come true. Check in to your New York hotel and spend the afternoon exploring its soaring skyline on your terms. This evening, you'll meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception at 5:30 p.m.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel The Shelburne Hotel & Suites
  2. Day 2 New York – Philadelphia – Washington, D.C. (2 Nights)

    From the iconic to the unexpected, we embark on an orientation tour of the City that Never Sleeps. View the towering Art Deco façades of the Empire State Building, pulsating Times Square and the tranquil mid-city oasis of Central Park. We'll journey through the Land of the Free to Philadelphia and visit the Liberty Bell Center to gaze upon the famous cracked bell whose inscription has inspired so many to "proclaim liberty". View Independence Hall, site of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, before travelling to Washington, D.C.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Capital Hilton
  3. Day 3 Washington, D.C. Sightseeing

    Celebrate the proud heritage of a nation as you view the memorials and monuments that have made Washington famous. Pass the White House, the U.S. Capitol Building, the Lincoln Memorial, and the World War II and Vietnam War memorials. Spend the rest of the day at leisure walking in the footsteps of great men and women who have shaped America as we know it today. Consider a visit to one of the Smithsonian museums or pay tribute to America's founding fathers at the many sites that dot the city.

    meals Breakfast
  4. Day 4 Washington, D.C. – Lancaster County/Amish Country

    Journey into the rural back roads of Pennsylvania's Lancaster County with a Local Specialist today, immersing yourself in the traditional agricultural lifestyle of the Amish and the Mennonites, who live much the same they did when they first settled here over 200 years ago. Our 'Stay with a Story' was built in 1873 in the heart of Amish Country. Enjoy a hearty Regional Dinner, and try your hand at making your own whoopie pies for dessert.

    meals Breakfast, Regional Dinner
    hotel The Inn at Leola Village
  5. Day 5 Lancaster County – Niagara Falls (2 Nights)

    We'll travel north across Pennsylvania's rural landscapes to the eastern corner of New York State, stopping en route at the Corning Museum of Glass. Witness first-hand the delicate craft of glassblowing and admire the glass artistry on display in its galleries. Later, we'll cross the Canadian border bound for Niagara Falls.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites
  6. Day 6 Niagara Falls Sightseeing

    Experience the soul-stirring rush of cascading waters as we embark on an exhilarating boat ride to the base of Horseshoe Falls, which plunges dramatically into Lake Ontario. Enjoy some free time to explore on your own, contemplating this tremendous force of nature. We'll continue to the flower-filled, tree-lined historic town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. This evening we'll 'Connect with Locals' at a local winery and sample some of Niagara's regional cuisine paired with their delicious vintages at a 'Be My Guest' dinner.

    meals Breakfast, Be My Guest
  7. Day 7 Niagara Falls – Toronto

    Skirt the shores of Lake Ontario and stop in Oakville where you will learn the art of playing hockey with a real Canadian hockey player. Dive into Culture and embrace Canada's national sport, as you learn the secrets of hockey players and how to score a goal from a professional coach. Continue on to Toronto where the rest of the day is free.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Sheraton Centre Toronto
  8. Day 8 Toronto – Ottawa

    After an introductory tour of Toronto, head to Ottawa for an orientation tour of Canada's Capital City. The rest of the day is yours to do as you please.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Sheraton Ottawa
  9. Day 9 Ottawa – Quebec City (2 Nights)

    Enjoy a breakfast on the grounds of the Museum of History followed by a presentation of the Algonquin People including the Friendship dance. 'Make Travel Matter' and learn and support the Manitobah Mukluks Storyboot School, a Treadright supported project. Our love affair with French-speaking Canada continues today as we go on our voyage to Quebec City and the UNESCO-listed Old Quebec. Immerse yourself in the city's joie de vivre and romantic 17th century façades, but not before we 'Dive Into Culture' with lunch at an authentic Cabane a Sucre (Sugar Shack), a tradition dear to Quebecois.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch
    hotel Delta Quebec City
  10. Day 10 Quebec City Sightseeing

    Explore Quebec City's winding streets and historic sites, joining your Local Specialist for an in-depth discovery of a city that exudes all the charm of old Europe. Delve into Quebec City's French and English military past at the fortified Citadel and the Plains of Abraham, the site of a major colonial battle. The afternoon and evening are yours to explore La Vieille Capitale on your terms.

    meals Breakfast
  11. Day 11 Quebec City – Montreal

    Visit a local farmers market outside of Montreal to 'Dive into Culture' and experience the flavors of the region during a lunch tasting including wine and cider. Savour the good life as you arrive in Montreal. Meet your Local Specialist and visit Notre-Dame Basilica, the Old Port of Montreal, and Place Jacques Cartier. The rest of the day is at leisure.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch
    hotel Le Centre Sheraton Montreal
  12. Day 12 Montreal – Franconia Notch – Boston (2 Nights)

    Return to the United States this morning and traverse New Hampshire bound for Franconia Notch, in the heart of the White Mountains. As you journey past sugar maple and white birch in their thousands, keep a keen eye out for the black bear, moose and deer that find sanctuary in these scenic forest landscapes. Our 'Stay with Story' in Boston was once a frequent haunt of powerful politicians and famous writers.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Boston Park Plaza
  13. Day 13 Boston Sightseeing

    Connect with the living history of Boston this morning, touring the city's redbrick Freedom Trail with stops at the Old North Church and Boston Harbor, the site of the famous Tea Party. Spend the rest of the day on your terms. Consider a visit to the bar that inspired the TV show Cheers or stroll through the centuries-old Boston Common. This evening, toast your memorable East Coast experiences at a Farewell Dinner.

    meals Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
  14. Day 14 Depart Boston or New York

    Depart Boston today at your leisure or return to New York, where a transfer is provided to JFK International Airport, or consider extending your stay in New York.

    meals Breakfast
East Coast USA and Canada End Boston
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 13 breakfasts
  • 2 lunches
  • 5 dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and local charges included
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • VIP entry to many sights

Sightseeing Highlights

  • CITY TOUR in Washington D.C., Quebec City, Montreal, Boston
  • ORIENTATION of New York City, Toronto, Ottawa, Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • VIEW the Empire State Building, White House, Lincoln Memorial, Independence Hall
  • VISIT Liberty Bell Center, Lancaster County, Corning Museum of Glass, Niagara Falls, Amish Country in Lancaster County, Niagara Falls Cruise
  • CONNECT WITH LOCALS Visit a locally owned winery and savour regional flavours paired with their delicious wines. (Day 6)
  • DIVE INTO CULTURE Dive into Culture and embrace Canada's national sport, learning the secrets and superstitions of hockey players as a professional coach walks you through a day in the life of a player. Visit a local farmers market outside of Montreal to 'Dive into Culture' and experience the flavors of the region during a lunch tasting including wine and cider. (Day 7, 11)
  • LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in the Amish countryside, Quebec City and Montreal. (Days 4, 10, 11)
  • STAYS WITH STORIES Stay at the historic Inn at Leola Village in Lancaster and Omni Parker House, symbolic to Boston's rich history and culture since 1855. (Days 4, 12)

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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.

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls Helicopter Flightseeing

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! Subject to weather conditions. Flight duration: 9 minutes
Adult Price: $149


CN Tower Admission and Panoramic Views

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 tall, the award-wining communications and observation tower was formerly designated the world’s tallest freestanding 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. Casual and fine dining and an arcade are located in the tower but are not included in your admission. Approx. duration: 1 hour
Adult Price: $43


Boston Harbor Cruise

We’ll regale you with hero tales of the Revolutionary War and local legends of the sea on this fully narrated 90-minute tour through Boston's inner and outer harbors. Learn how the harbor was transformed into one of the cleanest waterways in the country. Other highlights include the nation's oldest continuously manned lighthouse, the Harbor Islands National Park, Boston's working port and examples of extravagant waterfront living. Approx. duration: 1.5 hours
Adult Price: $35

"Hahvahd" Walking Tour

Come along for an enlightening 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 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-square-foot 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. Approx. duration: 1.5 hours
Adult Price: $33

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