Eastern U.S. & Canada Grand Vacation
- NEW YORK CITY.
Welcome to the “Big Apple!” Enjoy time at leisure to relax or to do some independent exploring. Your Tour Director is on hand this afternoon to answer any questions.
- 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.
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), 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?
- BOSTON-QUEBEC CITY AREA.
Journey north 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.
- QUEBEC CITY AREA.
This morning, join your fellow travelling companions on a unique optional excursion to the Erabliere 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 star-plan 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.
- 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.
Drive west to Ottawa, Canada’s beautiful capital. Your 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 Civilisation, with panoramic views of Parliament Hill across the Ottawa River.
Trace the Rideau Canal south to the amazing St. Lawrence 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.
Setting Toronto’s exciting architectural pace are City Hall; the downtown banking district; Roger’s Centre; and stunning CN Tower, more than 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.
- 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. Last day of operation for the 2015 season is October 24.
- NIAGARA FALLS-LANCASTER.
Leave Canada today 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.
- 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.
- WASHINGTON DC AREA.
Your half-day guided tour features Capitol Hill, the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, Arlington National Cemetery, National WWII Memorial, and many other well-known sights. Also stop for photos at the White House and Capitol Hill. Then, cross the Potomac River and see the graves of American heroes – including those of Robert, Ted, and John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis – in beautiful Arlington Cemetery. Your Tour Director will also suggest a number of independent activities that explore different facets of this splendid city.
- 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.
- PHILADELPHIA-NEW YORK CITY.
This morning, visit the LIBERTY BELL and INDEPENDENCE HALL. Afterward, 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 International Airports, transfers are not included and it is suggested to book flights after 7 pm. The trip ends in Manhattan in the late afternoon for those guests on the New York city extension.
- NEW YORK CITY.
21 June 17 – Cost $2759.00pp – Twin Share – SOLD OUT
12 July 17 – Cost $2759.00pp – Twin Share
30 July 17 – Cost $2759.00pp – Twin Share
13 August 17 – Cost $2759.00pp – Twin Share – Limited Availability
28 August 17 – Cost $2759.00pp – Twin Share
04, 10,,15,17,18,20, & 25 September 17 – Cost $2790.00pp – Twin Share
01,06,08 October 17 – Cost $2790.00pp – Twin Share
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Deposit of $300.00pp is required 7days from confirmation
Balance is due 90days prior to departure.
Prices are subject to currency fluctuation
Tours are in co-operation with Cosmos. – Code 8200