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East Coast USA and Canada

14 Days 2 Countries 11 Cities

Visit New York, Washington DC, Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City, Boston and more on this Discoveries trip.

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About this trip

America and Canada's principal eastern metropolises meet on this multi-city break featuring New York City, Boston, D.C., Toronto, Montreal and Quebec City-with Niagara Falls fusing the two.

You'll enjoy Insider moments like… spending an unforgettable evening immersing yourself in the Amish culture. Enjoy a hearty meal created with locally farmed ingredients, made lovingly by Amish families. Feel part of the family watching them rustle up your dessert of whoopie pies, a local favourite. Then settle into your accommodations on an old Amish farm.


Trip type: Discovery

Trip code: DEUS

13 Nights

accommodation

18 Meals
  • 13 full breakfasts.

  • 5 dinners.

On-trip Transport

All transport shown.

Highlights

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • City tour in Washington, D.C., Montreal, Quebec City and Boston

    • Orientation of New York City, Toronto and Ottawa

    • View the White House, Lincoln Memorial, Independence Hall and the Empire State Building

    • Visit Niagara Falls, Lancaster County, Corning Museum of Glass and the Liberty Bell Center


What's Included

Dining

    • 13 full breakfasts.

    • 5 dinners.


What's Included

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

    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

    • Optional Experiences and free time

    • 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


    Airport Transfers

  • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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Day 1

Arrive New York City

Day 2

New York – Philadelphia – Washington, D.C. (2 Nights)

Day 3

Washington, D.C. Sightseeing and Free Time

Day 4

Washington, D.C. – Lancaster County/Amish Country

Day 5

Lancaster County – Niagara Falls (2 Nights)

Day 6

Niagara Falls Sightseeing and Free Time

Day 7

Niagara Falls – Toronto

Day 8

Toronto – Ottawa

Day 9

Ottawa – Quebec City (2 Nights)

Day 10

Quebec City Sightseeing and Free Time

Day 11

Quebec City – Montreal

Day 12

Montreal – Franconia Notch – Boston (2 Nights)

Day 13

Boston Sightseeing and Free Time

Day 14

Depart Boston

Day 1

Arrive New York City Day 1 - Arrive New York City

Welcome to New York City. Check in to your hotel and head out on your own for an afternoon of discovering the 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. meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.

Hotel

New York Marriott East Side

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Hotel

New York Marriott East Side

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Day 1

Day 2

New York – Philadelphia – Washington, D.C. (2 Nights) Day 2 - New York – Philadelphia – Washington, D.C. (2 Nights)

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.

Hotel

Renaissance Washington, D.C. Dupont Circle

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Dinner

Hotel

Renaissance Washington, D.C. Dupont Circle

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 2

Day 3

Washington, D.C. Sightseeing and Free Time Day 3 - Washington, D.C. Sightseeing and Free Time

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 with a Local Specialist. Enjoy the remainder of the day on your own-perhaps visit one of the Smithsonian's museums or galleries.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Illumination Tour

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). Tour length: 2 hours. (Minimum: 20 guests).

Adult Price: US$39.00

Day 3

Day 4

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

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 dinner, practice preparing delicious whoopie pies for your dessert.

Hotel

The Inn at Leola Village Authentic Accommodation

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Dinner

Hotel

The Inn at Leola Village Authentic Accommodation

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 4

Day 5

Lancaster County – Niagara Falls (2 Nights) Day 5 - Lancaster County – Niagara Falls (2 Nights)

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 the majestic Niagara Falls.

Hotel

Hilton Hotel and Suites Niagara Falls/Fallsview

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Hotel

Hilton Hotel and Suites Niagara Falls/Fallsview

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 5

Day 6

Niagara Falls Sightseeing and Free Time Day 6 - Niagara Falls Sightseeing and Free Time

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.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Optional Experiences

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! Approx. flight duration: 9 minutes. Operates daily, weather permitting.

Adult Price: US$115.00

Day 6

Day 7

Niagara Falls – Toronto Day 7 - Niagara Falls – Toronto

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.

Hotel

Sheraton Centre Toronto

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Hotel

Sheraton Centre Toronto

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 7

Day 8

Toronto – Ottawa Day 8 - Toronto – Ottawa

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.

Hotel

Sheraton Ottawa

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Hotel

Sheraton Ottawa

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 8

Day 9

Ottawa – Quebec City (2 Nights) Day 9 - Ottawa – Quebec City (2 Nights)

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. You'll feel as if you've just set foot into Old Europe with its classic bistros, sidewalk cafés and cobblestone streets. Tonight, enjoy a Regional Meal at a local restaurant.

Hotel

Hilton Quebec City

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Regional Meal

Hotel

Hilton Quebec City

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Regional Meal

Day 9

Day 10

Quebec City Sightseeing and Free Time Day 10 - Quebec City Sightseeing and Free Time

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. This afternoon, you might choose to visit a gallery, take a carriage ride through the cobblestone streets or simply relax at a café. This evening perhaps partake in an optional dinner at a winery nestled along the picturesque Saint Lawrence River.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Evening On Ile D' Orleans and Montmorency Falls

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. First, stop at the 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 the Moulin St. Laurent Restaurant. Duration: 3 hours.

Adult Price: $66.00

Day 10

Day 11

Quebec City – Montreal Day 11 - Quebec City – Montreal

Arrive in Montreal where your Local Specialist introduces you to the pleasures of the city, including the spectacular Notre-Dame Basilica, the colourful port area and Place Jacques-Cartier, epicentre of the old city. This evening, head for the woods atop Mont Rigaud and "Sucrerie de la Montagne," an authentic sugar shack officially designated as a Quebec Heritage Site. Upon arrival, meet your host for the evening as you are taken by horse-drawn carriage to the sugar shack. Learn all about maple syrup including the extraction process and production. Try a "wapiti", a typical Quebecois aperitif, while engaging with your host who will regale you with local stories. Next is an authentic Regional Meal feast, served family style as you enjoy live local folk music. Learn to dance traditional Quebecois folk dances and how to play traditional wooden spoons.

Hotel

Le Centre Sheraton Montreal

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Regional Meal

Hotel

Le Centre Sheraton Montreal

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Regional Meal

Day 11

Day 12

Montreal – Franconia Notch – Boston (2 Nights) Day 12 - Montreal – Franconia Notch – Boston (2 Nights)

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.

Hotel

Omni Parker House Authentic Accommodation

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Hotel

Omni Parker House Authentic Accommodation

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 12

Day 13

Boston Sightseeing and Free Time Day 13 - Boston Sightseeing and Free Time

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 holiday and your newfound friends at a Farewell Dinner.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner

Optional Experiences

Visit Harvard Campus with a Harvard Student

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. Duration: 90 min (Minimum 15 guests).

Adult Price: US$32.00

Day 13

Day 14

Depart Boston Day 14 - Depart Boston

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.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 14

Available Departures

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The Trafalgar Difference

  • Authentic Accommodation
    The Inn at Leola Village, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Dutch-style country homes and workplaces dating back to the 1800s were renovated to preserve their history and create what is now a truly unique Authentic Accommodation. Omni Parker House, Boston, Massachusetts, USA The legendary Authentic Accommodation was frequented by some of the brightest minds from the Golden Age of Literature-Emerson, Thoreau and Longfellow. Generations of local and national politicians-including Ulysses S. Grant, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and John F. Kennedy-assembled for private meetings, press conferences, and power breakfasts here.

  • Hidden Treasures
    Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure.

  • Local Specialists
    For included sightseeing in Washington, D.C., the Amish countryside, Quebec City and Montreal.

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Highlights

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • City tour in Washington, D.C., Montreal, Quebec City and Boston

    • Orientation of New York City, Toronto and Ottawa

    • View the White House, Lincoln Memorial, Independence Hall and the Empire State Building

    • Visit Niagara Falls, Lancaster County, Corning Museum of Glass and the Liberty Bell Center


What's Included

Dining

    • 13 full breakfasts.

    • 5 dinners.


What's Included

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

    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

    • Optional Experiences and free time

    • 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


    Airport Transfers

  • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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Meet warm-hearted locals and like-minded travellers. Along your journey of discovery, stop to share stories and flavours with local farmers, chefs and winemakers. Pause to admire the handicrafts and rich traditions of amazing artisans. Explore the essence of Europe through captivating accounts shared by expert historians and savvy local guides.


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Travelling with your tastebuds, treating them to new flavours, spices and textures along the way. From the very first breakfast to the last nightcap, travelling through Europe indulges your palate, with every meal an opportunity to discover regional fare. Savour each new flavour, try the local tipple and take home fresh culinary inspiration. Let us share our love for food and hospitality with you.


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Once you've packed your suitcase, we take care of the rest, removing all your concerns so that you can be secure in the knowledge that an award-winning global company with an impeccable reputation has taken care of every little detail. We arrange everything you'll need along your journey - meals, accommodation and travel logistics, because we are with you all the way. Travel the world with peace of mind, knowing you’re in the hands of Trafalgar.


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    Service rating : Out of the 9 hotels we stayed, only 2 hotel rooms with a view while the rest are basically window views. Out of the 2, 1 of room was given to us very late and we had waited for more than an hour before we got to our room while all the other guests already got their rooms and

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    Service rating : The tour content answered all that we thought it would, The Tour Director and Driver were excellent and went out of their way to make all on the tour join in and have fun. Hotels were all high quality and in good positions, this was our 7th Trafalgar Tour and we would rate it

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    Service rating : Sensational tour with great locations and sites to visit, the coach and driver (Jose) were first class and the tour director Ben Conte couldn't have been better. He was just so knowledgeable and professional and a great sense of humour.Product : Toronto was a little

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    Service rating : Didn't stop at the Boston tea party area and include a capital building visitProduct : As per previous comment see that comment

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    Service rating : Adrian was great. Very knowagable. Took good care of everyone. Great cities to go to. Enjoyed the trip.Product : Saw a lot of country. Both U S and Canada. Beautiful scenes with trees turning colors.

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