This escorted tour holiday to America takes in the East Coast cities of Boston, Washington and New York and Canadian highlights such as Montreal, Toronto, Quebec City and Niagara Falls.
Your holiday begins in Boston from where you travel through rural New England with it’s small picturesque villages on your way to Canada. Stretch your legs on a walking tour of the historic Quebec City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Overnight in Montreal before continuing your holiday in Canada in Toronto. Take in the city’s collection of modern skyscrapers, most notably, the CN Tower, one of the world’s tallest free-standing structure before travelling to Niagara Falls where you will be amazed at this natural wonder. Stroll along Table Rock, see the unique Floral Clock and view the thundering water of the Horseshoe Falls.
Your escorted tour then returns into the US through the rolling farmland of upstate New York and into Pennsylvania. Visit the historic Gettysburg Civil War National Battleground, site of the largest battle ever fought on American soil, and the place where President Lincoln gave his famous address in 1863. Continue through rural Pennsylvania to Dutch Country and visit the Amish Museum and see their 300-year-old tradition of simple living.
Continue on to the nations captial, Washington D.C. Enjoy a city tour with such highlights as the U.S. Capitol Building, Supreme Court, Library of Congress, the F.B.I. Building, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, the White House and Arlington National Cemetery before returning to New York through Philadelphia where your escorted tour holiday comes to an end.
The Exciting Parts
- City tour of Washington, D.C
- Travel through Vermont and New Hampshire & visit a quintessential New England town
- Guided tour of Québec City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Tour Gettysburg National Military Park
- See Niagara Park’s Floral Clock with 16,000 flowers & Westminster Chimes
- Visit to Amish Farmhouse and Museum
- See the Lincoln Memorial
Boston - New England - Quebec City
Quebec City - Montreal
Montreal - Ottawa - Toronto
Toronto - Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls - Gettysburg Amish Country
Amish Country - Washington DC
Washington DC - New York
Day 1 Boston Arrival
Arrive at Logan International Airport and proceed independently to your hotel where you will meet your ATI Tour Director in the evening.
Day 2 Boston - New England - Quebec City
This morning travel through the rural New England states of New Hampshire and Vermont on your way to Canada. You will pass through small picturesque villages and the White Mountains, particularly beautiful during the fall foliage. You’ll cross the international border to enter the Canadian province of Québec. Perhaps visit an authentic maple farm and this evening, take the opportunity to sample some of the celebrated French Canadian cuisine (optional)
Day 3 Quebec City - Montreal
Begin the day with a tour of Québec City, the French capital of the province and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Highlights include the Québec Provincial Parliament Building and the Citadelle. Then enjoy a walking tour of the walled city, where you will see the Chateau de Frontenac, as well as unparalleled views of the Saint Lawrence River. Then you may want to enjoy a finishing pastry, baguette or candy treat, and If time allows, may we suggest a visit to Rue du Tresor before departing to Montréal. Upon arrival, go on a tour of Old Montréal, the area known as the “Vieux Port,” with stops at Place Jacques Cartier and Notre Dame Basilica
Day 4 Montreal - Ottawa - Toronto
Depart Montréal for the capital of Canada, Ottawa. This vibrant city of parks and flowers boasts one of the most impressive parliament buildings in the world. In the afternoon, continue along the 1,000 Islands Parkway to the largest English-speaking city in Canada, Toronto, located on the shore of Lake Ontario. Join an optional excursion on the St. Lawrence River and explore the magnificent scenery on a relaxing cruise.
Day 5 Toronto - Niagara Falls
Begin the day with a drive through Toronto’s impressive collection of modern skyscrapers, most notably, the CN Tower, one of the world’s tallest free-standing structure (1,815 ft./553 m). Do you dare to stand on the glass floor located over 300 meters above Toronto (optional)? Continue along Lake Ontario, crossing the Well and Canal, before arriving at Niagara Falls, where you will be amazed at this natural wonder. Stroll along Table Rock, see the unique Floral Clock and view the thundering water of the Horseshoe Falls. Perhaps take an optional tour on the renowned Maid of the Mist boat ride at the base of the Falls.
Day 6 Niagara Falls - Gettysburg Amish Country
Today ride through the rolling farmland of upstate New York, known as the Finger Lakes Region, and enter the Keystone State of Pennsylvania. This afternoon, visit the historic Gettysburg Civil War National Battleground, site of the largest battle ever fought on American soil, and the place where President Lincoln gave his famous address in 1863. Travel along the Susquehanna River to South Pennsylvania for overnight.
Day 7 Amish Country - Washington DC
Travel through rural countryside to Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Visit an Amish Museum and see their 300-year-old tradition of simple living (admission included). The Amish people live in a world that stopped in the mid-1850s. They use no electricity, mechanical devices, or modern equipment. In the afternoon, continue to the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C.
Day 8 Washington DC
Enjoy a city tour with such highlights as the U.S. Capitol Building, Supreme Court, Library of Congress, the F.B.I. Building, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, the White House and Arlington National Cemetery, site of the JFK Memorial. Spend the remainder of the day exploring some of the many museums comprising the Smithsonian Institute or simply stroll the banks of the Potomac River.
Day 9 Washington DC - New York
Transfer to New York via Philadelphia. It is the birthplace of a nation and you will stop to see Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. Your tour ends in midtown Manhattan upon arrival at our post-tour hotel at approximately 17:00 hours. An ATI Tour Director will be available to assist in arranging individual transfers to the airport for the departure flight, if leaving tonight.