Imagine taking a tour through the heart of America’s history while enjoying the spectacle of fall colours in the Northeast. This 13 day itinerary takes you from Philadelphia to Gettysburg where you will get to see the most important battlefield of the Civil War.
Another highlight of this tour is the Natural landscape of Niagara Falls and the beautiful 1000 Island region of Canada. Journey through the White Mountain region before you arrive in Beautiful city of Boston and the quintessential resort of Cape Cod.Enjoy the scenic countryside of New England and visit the smallest State in the USA, Rhode Island where you will visit the opulent mansions of a bygone era. Journeying back to Philadelphia via New York City for a taste of the Big Apple!
Toronto - You can tour by boat, bus, bike, on foot or in the air when visiting Toronto. The best way to see the city is to take a hop-on, hop-off tour which is available for two days. The first day take the full tour without getting off and on the second day go back and stop at the places of interest to you.
Ashling O Hara
Boston - Laze around Boston Common: Grab a blanket and your sweetie for a lazy afternoon enjoying the countrys oldest public park.
Arrive to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1,000 Islands Region, Ontario
Green Mountains Vermont
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Bridgeport, Rhode Island
Day 1 Arrive to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Arrive in Philadelphia and transfer to your nominated hotel.
Day 2 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
On day 2 enjoy a sightseeing tour of historic Philadelphia — the cradle of American liberty. You will see Independence National Historic Park, the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Franklin Court and more.
Day 3 Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Start your tour through the colourful fall scenery of Pennsylvania Dutch Country. You will stop at an Amish outpost to learn more about this traditional way of living. In Gettysburg you’ll see the most important battlefield of the Civil War, brought to life by the stories you’ll hear from your local battlefield guide.
Day 4 Niagara Falls
Travel north through the autumn landscapes of Pennsylvania and New York for a lunchtime stop and visit to the Corning Museum of Glass, which showcases beautiful pieces of glass art and demonstrates the art of glass blowing. Later, you will cross the border to Canada for a two-night stay at awe-inspiring Niagara Falls.
Day 5 Niagara Falls
Millions of gallons of water fall over the horseshoe-shaped falls every second, creating a powerful sight and sound! On day 5 choose between an array of optional excursions to experience the Niagara Falls even closer, including a boat tour to the base of the Falls, a “Journey behind the Falls,” or a helicopter flight above the falls.
Day 6 1,000 Islands Region, Ontario
Continue along the shores of Lake Ontario to Kingston, Canada's first capital from 1841-1844 and home to Fort Henry, the Royal Military College of Canada, amongst many other historic landmarks. In Gananoque, you'll board a 2.5 hour boat cruise through the heart of the 1000 Islands, a true vacation highlight! Enjoy the fascinating narrative as you cruise through narrow channels, over historic sunken wrecks, and by magnificent summer homes of the rich and famous, including Boldt Castle, and learn about its romantic, yet tragic story!
Day 7 Green Mountains Vermont
After crossing back into the U.S., continue through the beautiful Adirondack region, a six-million-acre civilized wilderness, dotted with quaint towns and charming lakeside villages. It is the largest protected area in the contiguous United States, larger than the parks of Yellowstone, Yosemite, Glacier, Grand Canyon and the Great Smokies combined. Travel along the stretches of the Olympic Byway, High Peaks Byway, and Lakes to Locks Passage - an all-American road. En route we will stop in Lake Placid, home to the 1932 and the 1980 Winter Olympics. Your day will end in the heart of the Green Mountains in Rutland, VT.
Day 8 Ogunquit/Walls, Maine
As you leave the Green Mountains enter the next spectacular forest area of New England: The White Mountains! Your tour will take you to Franconia Notch State Park. You will stop at Flume Gorge and have an opportunity to walk through this beautiful scenery. Next enjoy scenic drive along Kancamagus Highway, a National Scenic Byway where covered bridges and waterfalls enhance the magnificent landscape. Your day ends in southwestern Maine.
Day 9 Boston, Massachusetts
Travel south along the New England coast to visit beautiful and historic Boston. Enjoy a city tour of the major sites, follow the Freedom Trail, see the Boston Common, the Paul Revere House and many more of Boston’s famous landmarks.
Day 10 Cape Cod, Massachusetts
On day 10, after a brief stop in Plymouth where New England was first established, follow the New England coastline further until you reach the peninsula of Cape Cod. Enjoy local sightseeing and explore the history and art scene of this famous summer playground of the rich and famous.
Day 11 Cape Cod, Massachusetts
As we drive along the outer Atlantic side of the Cape, we visit Cape Cod ational Seashore known for its pristine sandy beach, lighthouses and wild cranberry bogs. On day 11 perhaps join your fellow travellers on an optional excursion to Martha’s Vineyard.
Day 12 Bridgeport, Rhode Island
En route to Connecticut, stop in the smallest state, Rhode Island. In Newport, you will visit one of the famous mansions, once home to the likes of the Vanderbilts, before we continue to Bridgeport where we overnight.
Day 13 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Today, a short drive from Bridgeport, you will arrive in New York City. You will have time to see the major sights of the Big Apple on a panoramic city tour, including the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, the Chrysler Building, Central Park and many more. In the late afternoon, continue to Philadelphia for the last night of your tour.
Day 14 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Do some last minute shopping in Philadelphia before departing for Ireland.