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East Coast USA & Canada

14 Days from $3,326 per person

Style: First Class | Pace: Comfortable

Grab a slice of the Big Apple before immersing yourself in this young nation's quest for liberty and equality, from the corridors of the Capital to the simpler Amish way of life, and on to the thunderous roar of Niagara Falls and Canada's cosmopolitan cities.

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Overview

Grab a slice of the Big Apple before immersing yourself in this young nation's quest for liberty and equality, from the corridors of the Capital to the simpler Amish way of life, and on to the thunderous roar of Niagara Falls and Canada's cosmopolitan cities.

  1. Welcome to New York City. Check in to your hotel and head out on your own for an afternoon discovering the city. At 5:30 p.m., meet your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception.
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    hotel:New York Marriott East Side
  2. Take a bite out of the Big Apple on an orientation tour of the city. View the towering Empire State Building, pulsating Times Square and grand Central Park. Travel on to the City of Brotherly Love and visit the Liberty Bell Center. View Independence Hall, site of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, before traveling on to Washington, D.C. This evening enjoy dinner in the nation's capital.
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    hotel:Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle
  3. Immerse yourself in the proud heritage of a nation today as you view the White House, the U.S. Capitol Building, the Lincoln Memorial, the World War II and Vietnam War memorials. Enjoy the remainder of the day on your own—perhaps visit one of the Smithsonian's museums or galleries.
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  4. Roll back in time to explore the rural back roads of Pennsylvania's Lancaster County with a Local Specialist. Learn about the traditional agricultural lifestyle of the Amish and the Mennonites, who live much the same as they did when they first settled here over 200 years ago. Arrive at your hotel, a historic preservation in the heart of Amish Country. Tonight, after a hearty Regional Meal, practice preparing delicious whoopie pies for your dessert.
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    hotel:The Inn at Leola Village Authentic Accommodation
  5. Depart Lancaster County and journey across Pennsylvania into the eastern corner of New York. Make a stop at the Corning Museum of Glass and see more than 35 centuries of glass artistry in the galleries. Later, arrive in Canada at majestic Niagara Falls.
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    hotel:Hilton Hotel and Suites Niagara Falls/Fallsview
  6. After soaking up the panoramic views and thunderous roar of the falls, set out on an exhilarating boat ride to the base of spectacular Horseshoe Falls. Enjoy some free time to explore on your own before traveling on to the picturesque community of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Tonight, enjoy a special Be My Guest dinner at a local winery, complete with a tasting of their delicious vintages.
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  7. Arrive on the shores of the Great Lake Ontario and cosmopolitan Toronto today and set out for an orientation tour of the city. There is time to explore on your own this afternoon or perhaps join an optional tour of the CN Tower.
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    hotel:Sheraton Centre Toronto
  8. Travel to Ottawa, Canada's stately capital. Enjoy an introductory tour of the city, including the elegant buildings of Parliament Hill, Rideau Hall, the residence of the Governor General of Canada and the beautiful downtown galleries and museums.
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    hotel:Sheraton Ottawa
  9. Bid adieu to Ottawa this morning. Set off for Quebec City and Old Quebec, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and home to the only walled city north of Mexico in the Western Hemisphere. On the way, enjoy lunch at an authentic local "sugar shack". Once in Quebec City, you'll feel as if you've set foot in Old Europe with its sidewalk cafés and cobblestone streets.
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    hotel:Hilton Quebec City
  10. Explore Quebec City's winding streets and historic sites with your Local Specialist. Learn about the 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; you might choose to visit a gallery, take a carriage ride through the cobblestone streets or simply relax at a café.
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  11. Arrive in Montreal where your Local Specialist introduces you to the pleasures of the city, including the spectacular Notre-Dame Basilica, the colorful port area and Place Jacques-Cartier, epicenter of the old city. This evening, dine on an authentic Regional Meal feast.
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    hotel:Le Centre Sheraton Montreal
  12. Leave the second largest city in Canada and cross back into the United States. Traverse New Hampshire on your way to Franconia Notch in the heart of the White Mountains. As you make your way through forests of sugar maple and white birch, watch for the black bear, moose and deer that call this area home. Arrive in Boston at your hotel.
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    hotel:Omni Parker House Authentic Accommodation
  13. Discover Boston's rich history, from the Old North Church to Boston Harbor—site of the famous Tea Party—and along the Freedom Trail with a tour of the city. This afternoon, continue your exploration as you please—visit the bar that inspired the TV show Cheers or explore the lovely Public Gardens. This evening, toast your vacation and your newfound friends at a Farewell Dinner.
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  14. This morning, say farewell to "The City on a Hill". A transfer is provided to Boston Logan International Airport or choose to extend your stay in Boston.
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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 $1,595.

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $147 per person.

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  • Professional Travel Director Professional Travel Director
  • Sightseeing with Local Experts Sightseeing with Local Experts
  • VIP Access VIP Access
  • WIFI on Coach and in Hotels WIFI on Coach and in Hotels
  • Cultural Enrichment Cultural Enrichment
  • Expertly Selected Hotels Expertly Selected Hotels
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Meal Summary

19 meals: 13 full breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners, all with tea and coffee. 

Included Highlights

Hidden Treasure

  • Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

Be My Guest

  • Indulge in a Be My Guest dinner at a local winery and savor the regional cuisine paired with their delicious wines

Authentic Accommodations

  • Stay at the historic Inn at Leola Village in Lancaster and Omni Parker House, symbolic to Boston's rich history and culture since 1855

Local Specialist

  • For included sightseeing in the Amish countryside, Quebec City and Montreal

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour in Washington D.C., Ottawa, Quebec City, Montreal, Boston
  • Orientation of New York City, Toronto
  • Visit Liberty Bell Center, Lancaster County, Corning Museum of Glass, Niagara Falls
  • View the Empire State Building, White House, Lincoln Memorial, Independence Hall
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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 24 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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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.

WASHINGTON D.C.

Washington Illumination Tour

Adult Price: 39.00

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). Approx. duration: 2 hours

NIAGARA FALLS

Niagara Falls Helicopter Flightseeing

Adult Price: 121.00

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! Subject to weather conditions. Flight duration: 9 minutes

QUEBEC CITY

Evening On Ile D' Orleans and Montmorency Falls

Adult Price: 66.00 (75.00 on Saturday Nights)

Join us for a special evening on the Ile d’Orleans. Located a few miles east of downtown Quebec in the St. Lawrence River, the “Island of Orleans” was one of the first areas occupied by early French colonists. Gaze upon the towering Montmorency Falls; higher than the Niagara Falls, the impressive Montmorency Falls stand 83 meters (272 feet) tall. The falls form at the mouth of the Montmorency River, where it drops over a cliff into the St. Lawrence River. Then travel through the rolling farmlands to the south side of the island and stop for a dinner at Le Moulin de Saint-Laurent Restaurant with renowned Chef Martin Pronovost, who has been nominated for a Crystal Award in the category `Canadian Chef of the Year` in both 2010 and 2011. Passionate about food and with an eye and ear always looking toward trends, culinary innovation remains a continual objective. To that end, with abundant creativity, Martin prepares meals with great passion and the result is a flavorful table for you to discover. Approx. duration: 3 hours.

BOSTON

"Hahvahd" Walking Tour

Adult 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. Approx. duration: 1.5 hours

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