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Cosmos offers Small-Group Discoveries on select North America dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Cosmos escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.
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Welcome to the “Big Apple!” Your Tour Director is on hand this afternoon to answer any questions.
This morning, on the included sightseeing tour with a local expert, visit Broadway, the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, 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.
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.
This morning, join your traveling companions on a unique optional excursion to the Érablière le Chemin du Roy 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.
Today, drive to cosmopolitan Montréal, one of Canada’s largest cities and 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 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. 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 a 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 tone 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 Harborfront, 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 Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise for amazing close-ups at the base of the falls.
Operation of the Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise is subject to favorable weather conditions. When weather is unfavorable, a walking tour through the scenic tunnels will be substituted.
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.
The nation’s capital is a sightseeing treasure trove. Your half-day tour with a Local Guide visits 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.
Travel north this morning to Philadelphia for included sightseeing focusing on the important buildings of this historic city, the “Birthplace of the Nation.”
This morning, leave for New York City. Check into the New Yorker, a Wyndham Hotel for the next two nights.
The “Big Apple” beckons. New York has it all, from Broadway shows to museums, shopping, and great restaurants.
Your vacation ends this morning.
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This historic 43-story art deco hotel first opened its doors in 1930. A midtown icon, famous citywide for the red block lettering on its façade. Revel in the newly re-imagined grandeur of this historic hotel.
Comfort Inn Boston is located a few miles from downtown Boston, Fenway Park sports events, and the historic Faneuil Hall Marketplace. This smoke-free hotel features complimentary wireless Internet access throughout the hotel and a 24-hour fitness room. The air-conditioned guestrooms offer coffee/tea makers, in-room safes, desks and sitting areas with upholstered chairs.
In memory of the famous aviator, the hotel Lindbergh is designed to offer peacefulness and harmony. Featuring Californian architecture and a collection of photographs that relate Charles Lindbergh's achievements offer guests a unique, rare and cozy atmosphere. Rooms are of modern design and comfort, while the location offers access to nearby shopping.
Located near the Jaques-Cartier Bridge the Sandman Hotel Montreal offers a great spot to discover Montreal's history and world class venues.
Centrally located within walking distance to the city's subway as well as the thriving business and shopping districts, Chelsea Hotel, Toronto offers travelers efficient and comfortable accommodation in the heart of the city. Chelsea Hotel offers guests a broad choice of dining venues, from all-day dining at Market Garden and fresh local dishes at Bb 33 Bistro and Brasserie to coffee or cocktails at the T|Bar Lounge or Monarchs Pub.
This resort-style Niagara Falls hotel is just one and a quarter mile from one of the world's natural wonders-Niagara Falls and is central to the Niagara Falls Entertainment district.
Comfortable Motel located at Centerville Exit & Route 30 Interchange, in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country.
Situated within minutes of Washington DC's most popular attractions. This boutique hotel has inviting, comfortable accommodations, fitness center, 24-hour business center, informal bar-and-grill with a patio, and a seasonal rofftop cocktail bar offering views of Downtown DC.
The hotel has a fitness center, outdoor pool, gift shop, guest laundry, business center, restaurant, pub, room service, and concierge service. Guestrooms include cable TV, coffeemaker, iron/ironing board, hairdryer, and complimentary newspaper.
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