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East Coast USA and Canada 2014

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Niagara Falls in Ontario, CanadaToronto skyline in Ontario, CanadaLincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., USAThe White House in Washington, D.C., USACentral Park in New York City, USAManhattan skyline in New York City, USAStatue of Liberty in New York City, USA
Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada
Toronto skyline in Ontario, Canada
Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., USA
The White House in Washington, D.C., USA
Central Park in New York City, USA
Manhattan skyline in New York City, USA
Statue of Liberty in New York City, USA
  • Duration: 14 Days
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  • Brochure: USA and Canada 2014
  • Style: Discovery
  • Description: Discover the highlights of East Coast USA and Canada on this fascinating guided trip that shows you the best of New York, Washington DC, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City and Boston. Among exciting city discoveries, you'll also catch a glimpse of traditional life in Amish Country and view the spectacular Niagara Falls aboard the Maid of the Mist. Visit a family-owned winery for an exclusive tour and tasting of their award-winning wines, including the region's speciality, ice wine.

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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1


    Welcome to New York! Check into your hotel and then head out on your own for an afternoon of discovering New York City. Grab a slice of pizza or a hot dog from a street vendor, browse the high-end shops or just relax at your hotel. At 5:30 p.m. your holiday begins with a special Harbour Cruise Welcome Reception with your Travel Director and fellow travellers. Board a boat for an insider's introduction to one of the world's most captivating cities. Toast the beginning of an unforgettable trip during a relaxing voyage through the beautiful harbour with stunning views of the Statue of Liberty and Manhattan skyline.

    Meal(s): (Welcome Reception)

    Hotel: New York Marriott East Side (F)

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 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 travelling on to Washington, D.C., the nation's capital. This evening enjoy a dinner in the capital city.

    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Capital Hilton (SF)

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 3


    Immerse yourself in the proud heritage of a nation today as you view the White House and the U.S. Capitol Building and visit the Lincoln Memorial, the World War II and Vietnam War memorials with a Local Expert. Visit Arlington National Cemetery and learn about the heroes at rest. Enjoy the remainder of the day on your own—perhaps visit one of the Smithsonian's museums or galleries or take a stroll around Dupont Circle.

    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

  • Day 4


    Roll back in time to explore the rural back roads of Pennsylvania's Lancaster County with a Local Expert. 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, an historic preservation in the heart of Amish Country. Tonight, after a hearty dinner, practice preparing whoopie pies, a delicious Local Speciality, for your dessert.

    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: The Inn at Leola Village (SF)

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 5


    Depart Lancaster County and journey across Pennsylvania into the eastern corner of New York. Stop at the Corning Museum of Glass, a Local Speciality, where centuries of both ancient and contemporary glassware are on display. Marvel at the beautiful sculptures and learn about the amazing discoveries from their scientific research department. Arrive in Canada at the majestic Niagara Falls.

    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

    Hotel: Hilton Hotel and Suites Niagara Falls/Fallsview (SF)

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 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 travelling on to the picturesque community of Niagara-on-the-Lake.  This evening, visit a family-owned winery for an exclusive tour and tasting of their award-winning wines, including ice wine, a speciality to the region and a drink that can only be produced in a few other areas of the world. Later, relax at a Be My Guest dinner with bucolic views of the vineyard.

    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Be My Guest Dining)

  • Day 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 even set out for an optional tour of the CN Tower.

    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

    Hotel: Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel (MD)

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 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.

    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

    Hotel: Sheraton Ottawa Hotel (MD)

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 9


    Today takes you from Canada's administrative capital to the cultural heart of French Canada and the largest French-speaking city outside of France. This evening, enjoy a dinner at a restaurant in charming Old Montreal.

    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel (SF)

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 10


    Your Local Expert introduces you to the pleasures of Montreal, including the spectacular Notre-Dame Basilica, the colourful port area and Place Jacques-Cartier, epicentre of the old city. Stop at Mount Royal for a panoramic view, and then wind your way along the beautiful St. Lawrence River to the fortified walls of Quebec City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Hilton Quebec (MD)

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 11


    Explore Quebec City's winding streets and historic sites with your Local Expert. 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. This afternoon, perhaps visit a gallery, take a carriage ride through the cobblestone streets or simply relax at a pavement cafe.

    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

  • Day 12


    Leave the birthplace of French 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 Authentic Accommodation, The Omni Parker House. The hotel's legendary 'Saturday Club' was frequented by some of the brightest minds from the Golden Age of Literature—Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne and Longfellow. Generations of local and national politicians—including Ulysses S. Grant, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, and William Jefferson Clinton—assembled for private meetings, press conferences, and power breakfasts here.

    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

    Hotel: Omni Parker House (SF)

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 13


    Immerse yourself in Boston's rich history, from the Old North Church to Boston Harbor—site of the famous Tea Party—and along the Freedom Trail. 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 holiday and your newfound friends at a Farewell Dinner.

    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Farewell Dinner)

  • Day 14


    Once the summer home of the Vanderbilts, Astors and Carnegies, the "captains of industry," the seaside town of Newport now offers history aficionados a wealth of stunning architectural landmarks. See the rows of mansions along Ocean Drive before returning to New York. A complimentary transfer is provided to New York JFK International Airport and to the New York Marriott East Side hotel for those extending their stay. Please do not schedule any flights before 7 p.m.

    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

What's Included

Insider Experiences

  • Be My Guest Relax with your host at a Niagara Falls winery for a delicious meal and idyllic view of the vineyard.
  • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director.
  • Local Speciality Try your hand at making the Amish speciality, whoopie pies, in Lancaster County.
  • Local Speciality Visit the Corning Museum of Glass.
  • Local Expert Visit the Amish countryside and learn about the traditional agriculture community.
  • Local Expert For included sightseeing in Washington, D.C., Montreal and Quebec City.
  • Authentic Accommodation Stay at an Historic Hotel of America and landmark of Boston since 1855.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • New York CitySee the city's main highlights on an orientation tour.
  • Washington, D.C.Enjoy a tour highlighting the capital's famous landmarks.
  • ArlingtonVisit Arlington National Cemetery, where many of the nation's heroes rest.
  • Lancaster CountyExplore the Amish country.
  • Niagara FallsView the falls on a cruise; visit a local winery for a tour and wine tasting.
  • TorontoEnjoy a city tour including the beautiful Harbourfront.
  • OttawaExplore Canada's capital city and view it's most recognised landmarks.
  • MontrealJoin a sightseeing tour of old and new Montreal.
  • Quebec CityTour the walled city and Plains of Abraham.
  • BostonDiscover the city on a sightseeing tour along the Freedom Trail.
  • NewportVisit this colonial seaport and view Ocean Drive's famous mansions.


  • 13 full breakfasts
  • 7 evening meals:
    • A Harbour Cruise Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in New York
    • 4 three-course dinners
    • Be My Guest dinner with wine in Niagara Falls
    • Farewell Dinner with wine in Boston

Travel Highlights

  • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom.
  • First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.
  • Audio Headsets provided throughout your trip to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.
  • Complimentary keepsake photo and map.
  • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.
  • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last day of your guided trip
  • 13 nights First Class accommodation

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