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New York City, Boston, Quebec City, Montreal, 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.
Faneuil Hall, the Old North Church, Freedom Trail, Boston Common, scenic White Mountains, French-Canadian province of Quebec, St. Lawrence River, Quebec City (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Place d’Armes, Laval Seminary, the star-plan Citadelle.
This grand 15-day holiday travels through northeastern parts of the U.S. and Canada. Meet in New York City for an exciting sightseeing tour. Travel north to Boston, a city known for its colonial history and modern innovation. Pass mountains, vast forests, and many lakes on your way to Quebec, a French-Canadian province. Enjoy a guided tour of Quebec City, Canada’s only walled city. Turn south toward cosmopolitan Montreal, a city which blends historic architecture with modern skyscrapers. Be sure to study up on your French as it’s one of the world’s largest French-speaking cities. Drive west to the capital of Canada, Ottawa, for more city sightseeing. Visit Thousand Islands National Park with an included scenic cruise on the river. Next is Toronto, where you’ll have plenty to do and see. Board the Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise for up-close views of Niagara Falls. Toward the end of your journey, travel through the Appalachian Mountains into Pennsylvania Dutch Country; learn about the faith, culture, and way of life of the Amish and Mennonites in Lancaster County; and visit the capital of the U.S., Washington DC. A night in Philadelphia, a city of historic significance, features a visit to the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall before travelling back to New York City which completes this spectacular journey.
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Fly from Australia to New York (departures from Perth). If you’re leaving from the east coast, you’ll leave on the 24th and arrive in New York on the same day
Welcome to the Big Apple! Make your way from the airport to your hotel and then enjoy time at leisure. Your Tour Director is on hand this evening to answer questions.
Overnight: New York
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 signalled 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 travelling companions for dinner at a popular downtown restaurant?
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 Quebec. Overnight in historic Quebec City on the banks of the St. Lawrence River.
Overnight: Quebec City Area
This morning, join your travelling companions on a unique optional excursion to the Erabliere le Chemin du Roy Sugar Shack. Visitors to the sugar cabin will enjoy a typical Quebec breakfast, along with a guided visit and presentation to explain the process of maple extraction. Afterward, return to Quebec City for a guided tour of Canada’s only walled city, crowned by the turrets of Chateau Frontenac. Until the British victory of 1759, Old Quebec was the centre of New France; today, it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Within the walls reside the Place d’Armes, Laval Seminary, the starplan 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.
Overnight: Quebec City Area
Today, drive to cosmopolitan Montreal, one of Canada’s largest cities. Home of Expo `67 and the 1976 Summer Olympics, included guided sightseeing includes St. Joseph’s Oratory, the lookout atop Mount Royal, once-walled Old Montreal, Notre Dame Church, the Seminary of St. Sulpice, built by the first missionary settlers, and modern Montreal.
Drive west to Ottawa, Canada’s beautiful capital. Guided 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 Centre; 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.
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.
Note: Operation of the Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise is subject to favourable weather conditions. When weather is unfavourable, a walking tour through the scenic tunnels will be substituted.
Overnight: Niagara Falls
Leave Canada 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.
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.
Overnight: Washington DC
The nation’s capital is a sightseeing treasure trove, and your half-day tour with a Local Guide visits Arlington National Cemetery to see the graves of American heroes, including those of John F. Kennedy and his brother Robert. Afterward, the Lincoln and Washington Monuments, 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.
Overnight: Washington DC
Travel north this morning to Philadelphia for included sightseeing focusing on the important buildings of this historic city, the “Birthplace of the Nation.” Visit the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall
This morning, leave for New York City via Newark International Airport for those with homebound flights. If you’re leaving from Kennedy or LaGuardia airports, transfers are not included but we can quote you on adding these. Or if you’d prefer to spend more time in cosmopolitan New York or political Washington, we can help with this too.