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Eastern Discovery Escorted Tour

New York * Boston * Quebec City * Montreal * Toronto * Niagara Falls * Amish Country * Washington DC * Philadelphia * New York

A shorter version of our Grand East Tour which concentrates on the big cities of the US and Canadian East Coast. Take the tour in the autumn  when the 'fall' colours are spectacular.


2018 - 11 days from £2,081 per person twin share + flights

Itinerary

Day 01 - 02 - UK - New York

Your holiday begins with a direct flight to New York with United Airlines, o­n arrival transfer independently to your hotel. Your first evening is at leisure. Take a walk around the shops and restaurants of Times Square or maybe take a Manhattan Island Cruise. Meet with your tour director on the 2nd evening.

Overnight (2): The Lexington - New York

Day 03 - New York – Boston

Depart New York for historic New England, Travel along the Long Island Sound to historic Boston. Enjoy a walking tour along the Freedom Trail which begins at the Boston Common and winds beside the State House, Kings Chapel, the Old South Meeting House, the Boston Massacre Site and the fronts of many taverns and pubs where Americas Founding Fathers toasted freedom. Walk the cobblestone streets of Beacon Hill, steeped in history, which contains one of the city’s most beautiful neighbourhoods. 

Overnight (1): Marriott Quincy - Boston

Day 04 - 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 will cross the international border to enter the Canadian Province of Quebec. Perhaps visit an authentic maple farm and this evening, take the opportunity to sample some of the celebrated French Canadian cuisine (optional).

Overnight (1): Tryp by Wyndham Hotel Pur - Quebec City

Day 05 - Quebec City - Montreal

Begin the day with a tour of Quebec City, the French capital of the province and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Highlights include the Quebec Provincial Parliament Building and the Citadel. Then enjoy a walking tour of the walled city, where you will see the Chateau de Frontenac, as well as unparalleled views of the St 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 De Tresor before departing to Montreal, the area known as the "Vieux Port" with stops at Place Jacques Cartier and Notre Dame Basilica,

Overnight (1): Gouverneur Hotel Place Dupuis - Montreal

Day 06 - Montreal - Ottawa – Toronto

Depart Montreal 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.

Overnight (1): Bond Place - Toronto

Day 07 - Toronto - Niagara Falls

Begin the day with a drive through Toronto's impressive collection of modern skyscrapers, mostly 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 about 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.  Later, take an optional tour on the renowned Maid of the Mist boat ride at the base of the Falls.

Overnight (1): Best Western Cairn Croft Inn - Niagara Falls

Day 08 - Niagra Falls - Gettysburg - Amish Country

Today ride though 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. This is the place where President Lincoln gave his famous address is 1863. Travel along the Susquehanna River to South Pennsylvania for overnight.

Overnight (1): Genettie Hotel & Suites - Amish Country

Day 09 - 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 the world that stopped in the mid-1850s.  No electricity mechanical devices, nor modern equipment can be found.  In the afternoon, continue to the nation's capital, Washington D.C.

Overnights (2): Washington Hilton Hotel - Washington DC

Day 10 - Washington, D.C.

Enjoy the 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 11 - Washington DC - 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 before continuing to New York where your tour ends.

Overnight (1): Holiday Inn New York City Times Square - New York

Day 12 - New York – UK

Time for some last-minute souvenir shopping or sightseeing before transferring independently to New York Airport to check in for your flight home.

Day 13 - Arrive UK

 

 

2018 Departure Dates 

 

 Twin Share 

 

Single Traveller 

May 11, 25 £2,081 £2,722
June 08 £2,081 £2,722
June 22 £2,417 £3,057
July 06, 20 £2,417 £3,057
August 03 £2,417 £3,057
August 17, 31 £2,289 £2,944
September 14, 21, 28 £2,289 £2,944
 
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Tour Price Includes:

  • Scheduled flights with United Airlines from Heathrow
  • Airport taxes, security charges and the Air Passenger Duty
  • 8 nights' Accommodation
  • 1 nights' accommodation pre and post tour
  • Porterage
  • Air Conditioned Motorcoach
  • Tour Guide from day 2 to day 10
  • Guided walking tour of Bostons Freedom Trail
  • Guided Tour of Quebec City
  • Tour Gettysburg National Military Park
  • Visit to Amish Farmhouse and Museum
  • Visit Philadelphia and view the Liberty Bell
  • Comprehensive Tour of Washington DC

Not Included:

  • Meals
  • Gratituites
  • Optional Experiences
  • Airport Transfers 


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