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EASTERN U.S. & CANADA GRAND VACATION - 2017

Tour Code - 8200 15 days - NEW YORK to NEW YORK $2929 AUD
This grand 15-day holiday travels through northeastern parts of the U.S. and Canada. Meet in New York City for an exciting sightseeing tour. Travel north to Boston, a city known for its colonial history and modern innovation. Pass mountains, vast forests, and many lakes on your way to Quebec, a French-Canadian province. Enjoy a guided tour of Quebec City, Canada's only walled city. Turn south toward cosmopolitan Montreal, a city which blends historic architecture with modern skyscrapers. Be sure to study up on your French as it's one of the world's largest French-speaking cities. Drive west to the capital of Canada, Ottawa, for more city sightseeing. Visit Thousand Islands National Park with an included scenic cruise on the river. Next is Toronto, where you'll have plenty to do and see. Board the Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise for up-close views of Niagara Falls. Toward the end of your journey, travel through the Appalachian Mountains into Pennsylvania Dutch Country; learn about the faith, culture, and way of life of the Amish and Mennonites in Lancaster County; and visit the capital of the U.S., Washington DC. A night in Philadelphia, a city of historic significance, features a visit to the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall before travelling back to New York City which completes this spectacular journey.

Standard Features

Destinations

  • SIGHTSEEING
    In New York City, Boston, Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Washington DC, and Philadelphia; scenic cruise along the St. Lawrence River, Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise, Amish farm & house, Liberty Bell & Independence Hall, Arlington National Cemetrey, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, Capitol Hill, and National WWII Memorial.
  • SCENIC HIGHLIGHTS
    Faneuil Hall, the Old North Church, the Freedom Trail, Boston Common, scenic White Mountains, French-Canadian province of Quebec, St. Lawrence River, Quebec City (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Place d'Armes, Laval Seminary, the star-plan Citadelle, Old Montreal, Seminary of St. Sulpice, Mount Royal, modern Montreal, Ottawa River, the Rideau Canal, Rideau Falls, CN Tower, Niagara Falls, Appalachian Mountains, and Pennsylvania Dutch farm country.
  • GUIDES
    Local Guides for city sightseeing in New York City, Boston, Washington DC, Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa, and Amish farm & house; services of a professional Tour Director.
  • TRANSPORTATION
    Private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.
  • HOTELS
    Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service charges, and tips for baggage handling.
  • INSIDE VISITS as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
  • MYACCOUNT
    Personalise your tour ahead of time with additional excursions.

Meals

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
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1 continental breakfast (CB).

Day by Day

  1. NEW YORK CITY.
    Welcome to the "Big Apple!" Your Tour Director is on hand this afternoon to answer any questions.

  2. NEW YORK CITY-BOSTON.
    This morning, on the included sightseeing tour with a local expert, visit Broadway, the Empire State Building, Greenwich Village, Chinatown, City Hall, Wall Street, and Trinity Church. This afternoon, head for Boston-the "Cradle of American Liberty." Visit its historic landmarks, reflecting the important part it has played in the history of the United States.

  3. BOSTON.
    On your morning guided tour of Boston, see Faneuil Hall, the Old North Church (where Paul Revere was signaled for the departure of British troops to Lexington), the Freedom Trail, and Boston Common. The afternoon is free to explore on your own. This evening, why not join your travelling companions for dinner at a popular downtown restaurant?

  4. BOSTON-QUEBEC CITY AREA.
    Journey through New Hampshire, passing the State Capitol at Concord and on to the scenic White Mountains. Continue to the Canadian border, where you'll notice a change in language and tradition as you enter the French-Canadian province of Quebec. Overnight in historic Quebec City on the banks of the St. Lawrence River.

  5. QUEBEC CITY AREA.
    This morning, join your travelling companions on a unique optional excursion to the Erabliere le Chemin du Roy Sugar Shack. Visitors to the sugar cabin will enjoy a typical Quebec breakfast, along with a guided visit and presentation to explain the process of maple extraction. Afterward, return to Quebec City for a guided tour of Canada's only walled city, crowned by the turrets of Chateau Frontenac. Until the British victory of 1759, Old Quebec was the centre of New France; today, it's a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Within the walls reside the Place d'Armes, Laval Seminary, the starplan Citadelle with grand vistas from its bastions, and ancient Place Royale. See the Old World houses crowding narrow streets in Lower Town and the historic Plains of Abraham, where General Wolfe stormed the slopes. The afternoon is at leisure.

  6. QUEBEC CITY AREA-MONTREAL.
    Today, drive to cosmopolitan Montreal, one of Canada's largest cities. Home of Expo `67 and the 1976 Summer Olympics, included sightseeing includes St. Joseph's Oratory, the lookout atop Mount Royal, once-walled Old Montreal, Notre Dame Church, the Seminary of St. Sulpice, built by the first missionary settlers, and modern Montreal.

  7. MONTREAL-OTTAWA.
    Drive west to Ottawa, Canada's beautiful capital. Guided city sightseeing includes Parliament Hill with its gothic buildings, the Canadian Mint, the Rideau Canal, the hexagonal National Arts Centre, and stately residences and embassies. With the free afternoon you could visit the Canadian Museum of History, with panoramic views of Parliament Hill across the Ottawa River.

  8. OTTAWA-THOUSAND ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK-KINGSTON-TORONTO.
    Trace the Rideau Canal south to the amazing Thousand Islands National Park. Enjoy many wooded islands along the St. Lawrence River, sprinkled with beautifully simple to opulent summer homes on your included SCENIC CRUISE.

  9. TORONTO.
    Setting Toronto's exciting architectural pace are City Hall; the downtown banking district; Roger's Centre; and stunning CN Tower, more than 536 metres (a third of a mile) high. See all this and more on your morning city sightseeing tour. Then, spend the rest of the day exploring the city sights on your own, including Harbourfront, Ontario Place, and Chinatown.

  10. TORONTO-NIAGARA FALLS.
    Travel south along the lakeshore and through the rich farmlands and vineyards of Ontario to Niagara Falls. Stop at Table Rock and hear the raging waters. Then, board your SIGHTSEEING BOAT for amazing close-ups at the base of the falls. NOTE: Operation of the Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise is subject to favourable weather conditions. When weather is unfavourable, a walking tour through the scenic tunnels will be substituted.

  11. NIAGARA FALLS-LANCASTER.
    Leave Canada and head southeast through the Appalachian Mountains and along a portion of the Susquehanna River into Pennsylvania Dutch farm country. Tonight, join the optional excursion and experience a traditional Amish dinner.

  12. LANCASTER-PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH COUNTRY-WASHINGTON DC AREA.
    This morning, stop at the AMISH FARM & HOUSE. A Local Guide explains the faith, culture, and way of life of these people for whom tradition forbids the use of electricity or telephones in the home. On to Washington DC for an afternoon arrival.

  13. WASHINGTON DC AREA.
    The nation's capital is a sightseeing treasure trove, and your half-day tour with a Local Guide visits Arlington National Cemetery to see the graves of American heroes, including those of John F. Kennedy and his brother Robert. After, the Lincoln and Washington Monuments, National WWII Memorial, and photo stops at Capitol Hill, the White House, and other well-known sights. Your Tour Director will also suggest a number of independent activities that explore different facets of this splendid city.

  14. WASHINGTON DC AREA-PHILADELPHIA.
    Travel north this morning to Philadelphia for included sightseeing focusing on the important buildings of this historic city the "Birthplace of the Nation." The remainder of your day is free for independent sightseeing.

  15. PHILADELPHIA-NEW YORK CITY.
    This morning, visit the LIBERTY BELL and INDEPENDENCE HALL. Then, leave for New York City via Newark International Airport for those with homebound flights. Please schedule flights after 6 pm. For guests with flights out of Kennedy or LaGuardia airports, transfers are not included; we suggest booking flights after 7 pm. (CB)

Prev Year Available 2017 Tours Next Year
Start Date End Date Twin Share Single Hotels Excursions Availability
25 Sep 2017 09 Oct 2017 $2949 AUD $4256 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Please Call Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
27 Sep 2017 11 Oct 2017 $2949 AUD $4256 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Please Call Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
Start Date End Date Twin Share Single Hotels Excursions Availability
01 Oct 2017 15 Oct 2017 $2949 AUD $4256 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Book Now Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
06 Oct 2017 20 Oct 2017 $2929 AUD $4236 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Please Call Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
08 Oct 2017 22 Oct 2017 $2929 AUD $4236 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Book Now Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
Pre/Post City Start Date End Date Single Price
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Twin Price
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Triple Price
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PRE NEW YORK 01 Sep 2017 01 Dec 2017 $499 AUD $257 AUD $182 AUD
POST NEW YORK 01 Sep 2017 01 Dec 2017 $499 AUD $257 AUD $182 AUD
Charge Type Name Price
OPTIONAL Gratuity $226 AUD

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