Eastern USA and Canada

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Price per person
from £2,524

Price based on
London Heathrow
5th Sep 2018 departure

Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 17 days

  • Eastern USA

  • Steady pace

  • Classic escorted tours

Colonial history meets big city sights on this compelling East Coast tour. Discover Boston and Philadelphia and learn about the foundation of American freedom, experience the grandeur of Washington DC’s monuments and explore the delights of New York City. Travel through scenic mountains, soak up the fiery spirit of French Canada, and taste maple syrup at a sugar shack in Quebec on this lively tour of North America’s eastern states.

At a glance


  • Manhattan sightseeing See some of the world’s greatest and most iconic attractions.
  • Boston Explore this historic city founded by the Puritan settlers.
  • Quebec City Wander the impressive historic districts of UNESCO-protected Old Quebec.
  • Lake Ontario Travel around its west side through rich farmlands and vineyards.
  • Niagara Falls Feel the cool mist on your cheek from this thundering natural spectacle.
  • Lincoln Memorial Climb the steps of this neoclassical tribute to the 16th president of the United States.

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Single share option
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Single Share available

Our single share option will match you with a fellow solo traveller of the same gender in a twin room, so you don't have to pay a single supplement. If there's no one available to share with, you don't pay any additional single supplement. Please call us to book a single-share holiday.

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Overview

Colonial history meets big city sights on this compelling East Coast tour. Discover Boston and Philadelphia and learn about the foundation of American freedom, experience the grandeur of Washington DC’s monuments and explore the delights of New York City. Travel through scenic mountains, soak up the fiery spirit of French Canada, and taste maple syrup at a sugar shack in Quebec on this lively tour of North America’s eastern states.

No meals included

UK - New York

Day
1

Fly to New York where you will transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay.

Your tour starts today.

New York City - Boston

Day
2

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.

Boston

Day
3

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 traveling companions for dinner at a popular downtown restaurant?

Boston - Quebec City area

Day
4

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.

Quebec City area

Day
5

This morning, join your travelling 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 centre 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.

Quebec City area - Montreal

Day
6

Today, drive to cosmopolitan Montréal, 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 Montréal, Notre Dame Church, the Seminary of St. Sulpice, built by the first missionary settlers, and modern Montréal.

Montreal - Ottawa

Day
7

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.

Ottawa - Kingston - Toronto

Day
8

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.

Toronto

Day
9

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.

Toronto - Niagara Falls

Day
10

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.

Niagara Falls - Lancaster

Day
11

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.

Lancaster - Washington DC area

Day
12

This morning, stop at the Amish Farm and 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.

Washington DC area

Day
13

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.

Washington DC area - Philadelphia

Day
14

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.

Philadelphia - New York City

Day
15

This morning, leave for New York City where the evening is at leisure.

New York - UK

Day
16

Your tour ends today.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK, or extend your stay in New York.

Home landing in the UK

Day
17

Things to note

Autumn Foliage: Enjoy the spectacular colours of the north-eastern states and Ontario. Weather permitting, the best time historically to see the autumn foliage is on departures between 7 September - 7 October

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


  • New York: Skyline Hotel
  • Boston: Crowne Plaza Boston - Newton
  • Quebec City area: Hotel Lindbergh
  • Montreal: Best Western Ville-Marie
  • Ottawa: The Cartier Place Suite Hotel
  • Toronto: Chelsea Hotel
  • Niagara Falls: Best Western Plus Cairn Croft
  • Lancaster: Heritage Hotel
  • Washington DC/Alexandria: Crowne Plaza Old Town Alexandria
  • Philadelphia: Courtyard Philadelphia City Avenue 

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