The Eastern Discovery escorted tour begins and ends in New York and taking in several US East Coast and Canadian cities during the 11 days of the tour.
Fly into New York and take the first evening to explore the city at leisure. The escorted tour will then depart for Boston where you will enjoy a walking tour along the Freedom Trail taking in many of the sites of this historic city. Exchange the hustle and bustle of the city for the peaceful scenic views and picturesque of rural New England as you travel through New Hampshire and Vermont on your way to Canada. Cross the border and into Quebec City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Highlights include the Québec Provincial Parliament Building and the Citadelle. 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. Stroll along Table Rock, see the unique Floral Clock and view the thundering water of the Horseshoe Falls.
It’s then back to the USA and upstate New York where you will 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 through rural countryside to Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Visit an Amish Museum and see their 300-year-old tradition of simple living before heading to Washington DC where highlights include 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. You will then travel back to New York where the tour ends.
The Exciting Parts
- Retrace the start of the American Revolution by experiencing Boston’s historic Freedom Trail
- Travel through Vermont and New Hampshire and visit a quintessential New England Town
- Guided tour of Québec City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Feel the mists while taking in the natural wonder of Niagara Falls
- Walk the hallowed grounds of Gettysburg,the most decisive battle the American Civil War
- Get an up-close taste of Amish culture at traditional farmhouse museum in Pennsylvania Dutch Country
- See the seats of power of American Government with a grand city tour of Washington, D.C.l
- Explore the birthplace of America in Philadelphia by seeing where it all started at Independence Hall and capturing a glimpse of the iconic Liberty Bell
New York Arrival
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 Arrival
Transfer to your overnight accommodation. Evening at leisure to enjoy the delights of the city.
Day 2 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.
Day 3 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 4 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 5 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 6 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 7 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 8 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 9 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 10 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
Day 11 New York
Your tour ends upon check out from your hotel in New York. Transfer to the Airport for your departure flight home.