Eastern Canada and New England on a Budget
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15 Day Tour from New York City to New York City
This tour visits a whopping eight (8) National Parks! This year, 2016, is the 100th anniversary of the National Parks.
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This grand vacation travels through northeastern parts of the U.S. and Canada. Begin in New York City with an exciting guided sightseeing tour, then travel north to Boston, a city known for its Colonial history, for a guided tour and time to discover the city on your own.
North through New Hampshire’s beautiful mountains and scenery on your way to Québec, a French-Canadian province. Enjoy a guided tour of historic walled Québec City, one of the best-preserved cities in North America.
Turn south to cosmopolitan Montréal, one of the world’s largest French-speaking cities, for an included sightseeing tour. Drive west to the capital of Canada—Ottawa—for city sightseeing and free time to explore.
Visit Thousand Islands National Park with an included scenic cruise on the river. On to cosmopolitan Toronto, Canada’s largest city and Ontario’s capital. See major landmarks such as the CN Tower and Sky Dome Stadium on a city tour.
From Toronto, travel to Niagara Falls and board your sightseeing boat for up-close views of the thundering waterfalls. Depart Canada and travel through the Appalachian Mountains into Pennsylvania Dutch Country to learn about the faith, culture, and way of life of the Amish in Lancaster County.
Then, visit the capital of the U.S., Washington DC, and spend two nights getting to know this fascinating city. Your guided tour includes the major highlights. Finally, stop in Philadelphia for included sightseeing focusing on the important buildings of this historic city. Return to New York City, where your vacation ends.
|Day 1New York City
Welcome to the “Big Apple!” Your Tour Director is on hand this afternoon to answer any questions.
|Day 2New 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), the Freedom Trail, and Boston Common. The afternoon is free to explore on your own. This evening, why not join your traveling companions for dinner at a popular downtown restaurant?
|Day 4Boston–Québec City Area
Journey 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 Québec. Overnight in historic Québec City on the banks of the St. Lawrence River.
|Day 5Québec City Area
This morning, join your traveling companions on a unique optional excursion to the Erabliere Chemin du Roy (Path of the King Sugar Shack). Visitors to the sugar cabin will enjoy a typical Québec breakfast, along with a guided visit and presentation to explain the process of maple extraction. Afterward, return to Québec City for a guided tour of Canada’s only walled city, crowned by the turrets of Château Frontenac. Until the British victory of 1759, Old Québec was the center 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.
|Day 6Québec City Area–Montréal
Today, drive to cosmopolitan Montréal, 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 Montréal, Notre Dame Church, the Seminary of St. Sulpice, built by the first missionary settlers, and modern Montréal.
Drive west to Ottawa, Canada’s beautiful capital. 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 History, with panoramic views of Parliament Hill across the Ottawa River.
Trace the Rideau Canal south to the amazing Thousand 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 Center; 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.
|Day 10Toronto–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.
|Day 11Niagara 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.
|Day 12Lancaster–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.
|Day 13Washington DC Area
The nation’s capital is a sightseeing treasure trove, and your half-day tour with a Local Guide features a visit to Arlington National Cemetery to see the graves of American heroes, including those of John F. Kennedy and his brother Robert. After, the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, National WWII Memorial, and photo stops at Capitol Hill, the White House, and other well-known sights. Your Tour Director will also suggest a number of independent activities that explore different facets of this splendid city.
|Day 14Washington 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.
|Day 15Philadelphia–New York City
This morning, visit the LIBERTY BELL and INDEPENDENCE HALL. Then, 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 airports, transfers are not included, and it is suggested to book flights after 7 pm.
In New York City, Boston, Québec City, Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Washington DC, and Philadelphia; scenic cruise along the St. Lawrence River, Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise, Amish farm & house, Liberty Bell & Independence Hall, Arlington National Cemetery, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, Capitol Hill, and National WWII Memorial. Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
Faneuil Hall, the Old North Church, the Freedom Trail, Boston Common, scenic White Mountains, French-Canadian province of Québec, St. Lawrence River, Québec City (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Place d’Armes, Laval Seminary, the star-plan Citadelle, Old Montréal, Seminary of St. Sulpice, Mount Royal, modern Montréal, Ottawa River, the Rideau Canal, Rideau Falls, CN Tower, Niagara Falls, Appalachian Mountains, and Pennsylvania Dutch farm country.
Local Guides for city sightseeing in New York City, Boston, Washington DC, Québec City, Montréal, and Amish farm & house; services of a professional Tour Director.
Enjoy the spectacular colors of New York, New England, Ontario, and Québec on our special fall foliage departures: September 4 to October 5 (if Mother Nature permits).
NEW YORK CITY Skyline Hotel (MF)
BOSTON Holiday Inn Boston-Brookline (MF)
QUÉBEC CITY AREA Hotel Lindbergh (MF)
MONTRÉAL Best Western Ville-Marie (F)
OTTAWA The Cartier Place Suite Hotel (F)
TORONTO Chelsea Hotel, Toronto (F)
NIAGARA FALLS Best Western Plus Cairn Croft Hotel (F)
LANCASTER Heritage Hotel Lancaster (ST)
WASHINGTON DC AREA Crowne Plaza Old Town Alexandria (F)
PHILADELPHIA Wyndham Historic District Philadelphia (F)
The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be available. Whether it’s a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.
Availability is subject to sufficient participation, weather conditions, seasonal suitability, days of operation, group interests, and general feasibility for your vacation. The approximate value listed gives you a good, general idea of what you can expect to pay but may vary once you are on your vacation. Some information provided might be in a foreign currency; to get an estimated price, use a currency converter for exchange rate information (pricing may vary at the time of booking).
Harbor Cruise and Lobster Dinner Start your evening with a 45 minute narrated cruise of Boston Harbor. Following the cruise, enjoy a 1- 1/4 lb lobster dinner with all the trimmings at a local restaurant. Other dinner choices are Baked Stuffed chicken or 8oz sirloin steak.
Approximate value: $50 USD per person
CITY: Quebec City
Evening In Quebec City – Cafe De Paris Begin your evening with a delightful dinner at an old-world restaurant in the heart of Quebec City. After dinner you are two blocks from the Chateau Frontenac, so enjoy a stroll after dark in the heart of Old Quebec.
Approximate value: $53 CAD per person
Maple Sugar House Breakfast and Maple Syrup Tour A place of tradition and culture, the maple sugar house “Erabliere Chemin du Roy” takes its name from the ancestral road that crosses it. Take off this morning for an all-you-can-eat traditional “Quebecois” breakfast which includes scrambled eggs, baked beans, Canadian bacon, maple sausage, maple smoked ham, potatoes, country bread pancakes, maple syrup, tea, herbal tea , coffee , hot chocolate and milk. This bountiful breakfast is followed by a guided visit of the Sugar Shack and a presentation on Maple Syrup Making.
Approximate value: $21 CAD per person
CN Tower – Toronto By Night 360 The Restaurant at the CN Tower, one of Toronto’s finest, features unforgettable food combined with a magnificent revolving view of Toronto more than 351 metres (1,151 ft) below. 360 offers market-fresh cuisine, featuring regional ingredients to ensure an incomparable culinary experience. Following dinner, enjoy panoramic views from the observation decks.
Approximate value: $102 CAD per person
Toronto Harbor Tour A cruise of the Toronto Harbour lets you enjoy the scenic Toronto skyline, and gives you a close up look at the beautiful Toronto Islands and waterfront. While on board you will enjoy entertaining and informative live narration. Cruise duration is one hour.
Approximate value: $27 CAD per person
CITY: Niagara Falls
Niagara Helicopter Sightseeing Take a thrilling eight-minute ride over the most famous falls in North America. You will be dazzled by the sights of the Rainbow Bridge, Horseshoe Falls, and Whirlpool Rapids. Bring your camera and it’s up, up, and away! Helicopter tour duration approximately 12 minutes. Weather permitting.
Approximate value: $130 CAD per person
Dinner with Amish Family Experience an authentic Pennsylvania Dutch Family Style meal at the homestead of Henry and Linda Stoltzfus. During your visit, the Stoltzfus family will serve a wonderfully prepared catered meal, and share stories of Amish Life in Lancaster. After dinner visit their Miniature Horse Barn and Lil Country Store that offers handmade Amish crafts, baked and canned goods and homemade root beer!
Approximate value: $33 USD per person
Hershey Farm Dinner This dinner includes a Signature Baked Goods Demonstration. One of Hershey Farm’s trained cooks will guide you step by step to create two of Hershey Farm’s signature bakery items, Shoofly pie and whoopee pies. Your traditional family style meal includes fried chicken, and two other meats, three vegetable dishes, sweet and sour relishes, fresh baked rolls, warm apple pie, shoofly pie and vanilla ice cream.
Approximate value: $32 USD per person
CITY: Washington DC
Alexandria Dinner And Illumination Tour The evening starts with dinner, then continues with an illumination tour of several of the most famous memorials, including the WWII, as well as the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The tour last about 2 hours not including dinner.
Approximate value: $53 USD per person
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o The following charges are not included in the land vacation price unless otherwise noted: airfare to and from the start of your vacation; Intra-vacation air unless specified in the itinerary; airline baggage fees including checked and/or excess baggage fees; Federal inspection fees for the Federal U.S. Customs and Immigrations; International Air Transportation tax; agricultural tax; other per person taxes imposed by government entities; airport taxes and fees including the September 11th Security fee up to $10 per person, passenger facility charges up to $18 per person, Federal domestic flight segment fees up to $3.70 per segment, and U.S. and International arrival and departure and other government-imposed added by the airline and applicable at time of booking; port taxes; passports; visas (except on Cuba programs) and vaccinations; tips to your Tour or Cruise Director, the tour company Group Leader in Cuba, Local Host, driver, Local Guides, and/or ship’s crew; gratuities on ferries, trains, and cruise ships; laundry; telephone; minibar; alcohol, beverages, and food outside of the contracted Globus menu as presented at a hotel or restaurant or onboard your vessel (these extra items will be billed to you before leaving the hotel, ship, or restaurant); airport transfers on non-qualifying flights; optional excursions; additional activities and excursions purchased online; porterage at airports and train stations; Travel Protection; and all other items of a personal nature.
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