Traversing two countries in one itinerary, the Eastern Discovery tour soaks up the best bits of America’s east coast and some of Canada’s most prized features.
You’ll begin in the leafy New England where Boston and its legacy of freedom will provide a tour of history and an insight into old America.You’ll then make your way to the Canadian province of Quebec after voyaging through picture perfect villages and the imposing White Mountains. Quebec City is old Europe positioned smack bang in the middle of Canada. Discovery continues on this tour when it makes its way to Montreal, another French infused city where Parisian chic meets North American indie culture.
Leaving behind old Europe you will then visit Ottawa and onward to Toronto where the CN Tower will wow and the neighbouring Niagara Falls will expose you to one of nature’s finest creations. The simplicity of the Amish Country will be offered up on route to Washington DC, America’s capital, peppered with symbolic architecture. This tour will come to a close after visiting Philadelphia where Fairmont Park and revitalised neighbourhoods will occupy your time.
Toronto-One of the best ways to view the beautiful city of Toronto is dinner at the CN Tower in the revolving 360 restaurant. You can enjoy the amazing vista and a great meal simultaneously.
Washington-Fly a kite next to the Washington Monument for a great family photo.
Ashling O Hara
New York-Don't be afraid to use the subway when shopping time is short - it's so easy and fast to get around the city. (USD2.50 per trip) Taxi's are great too its just the traffic can be a bit crazy sometimes.
New York - Boston
Boston - New England - Québec City
Québec City - Montréal
Montréal - Ottawa - Toronto
Toronto - Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls - Gettysburg - Amish Country
Amish Country - Washington, D.C
Washington, D.C. - Philadelphia - New York
Day 1 New York - Boston
Depart NYC for historic New England. Travel along the Long Island Sound to historic Boston, MA. Enjoy a walking tour along the Freedom Trail which begins at the Boston Common and winds beside the State House, King’s Chapel, the old South Meeting House, the Boston Massacre site and the fronts of many taverns and pubs where America’s “Founding Fathers” toasted freedom. Walk the cobblestone streets of Beacon Hill steeped in history which contains one of the city’s most beautiful neighbourhoods.
Motorcoach tour commences. Joining passengers meet in the lobby of the Hotel at 07:30 hours for a 08:00 hours departure.
Day 2 Boston - New England - Québec 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 Québec City - Montréal
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 delicious pastry, baguette or candy treat or 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 & Notre Dame Basilica.
Day 4 Montréal - 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 which explores 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, the world’s tallest free-standing structure (1,815 ft./553 m). Do you dare to stand on the glass floor located more than 300 meters above Toronto (optional)? Continue along Lake Ontario, crossing the Welland 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, D.C
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, nor modern equipment. In the afternoon, continue to the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C
Day 8 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, site of the JFK Memorial. Spend the remainder of the day exploring some of the many museums comprising the Smithsonian Institute or simply walk the banks of the Potomac River.
Day 9 Washington, D.C. - Philadelphia - New York
Transfer to New York via Philadelphia, known as the “City of Brotherly Love”, where you will stop to visit Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell.
For passengers leaving the tour in Washington, D.C., tour ends upon check-out from your hotel.'