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Cosmos escorted tours
Great value escorted tours in the world's most captivating places. No other travel company matches our expertise, on-trip experiences - with a great mix of included excursions and free time - and value.
From historic sites to beautiful scenery, enjoy the great cities of the Northeast and Canada on this exciting eastern Canada and U.S. tour. Your tour begins and ends in New York City with overnights in Boston, the Québec City area, Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Niagara Falls, Lancaster, Washington DC, and Philadelphia.
You’ll enjoy guided sightseeing of the must-see sights in each of the cities, such as New York City’s Greenwich Village; Boston’s Freedom Trail; Québec City’s Palace Royale, the historic square known as the birthplace of French America; Montréal’s 19th-century Notre Dame Church; Ottawa’s Parliament Hill; Toronto’s iconic, 1,815-foot-tall CN Tower; Washington DC’s most famous landmarks and Arlington National Cemetery; and Philadelphia’s Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were both signed. In Pennsylvania Dutch country, learn about the history of the Amish community—including their faith, culture, and way of life without the use of telephones or electricity in the home—at the Amish Farm & House.
Scenic drives also await you on this eastern Canada & U.S. tour. Travel through New Hampshire’s White Mountains, with some of the most beautiful scenery in the eastern U.S. In Canada, travel along the lakeshore and through the rich farmlands and vineyards of Ontario to Niagara Falls. In Niagara Falls, enjoy a cruise to hear the roar and view the falls up-close at the base of the falls. It is nothing short of spectacular! You’ll also enjoy a cruise in Thousand Islands National Park, where you’ll pass opulent summer homes, wooded islands, and lush landscapes.
Vibrant cities, historic sites, and stunning scenery…this Eastern U.S. & Canada tour features all of this and more!
New York City Sightseeing with Local Guide
Boston Sightseeing with Local Guide
Québec City Sightseeing with Local Guide
Montréal Sightseeing with Local Guide
Ottawa Sightseeing with Local Guide
Thousand Islands National Park Scenic boat cruise
Niagara Falls Sightseeing cruise
Lancaster Guided visit to an Amish Farm & House
Washington DC Sightseeing with Local Guide
3 days: New York City stay
To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.
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.
You'll be picked up at home and whisked off to your departure point in a private, air-conditioned car, and we'll be waiting to take you home too.
Our private 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.
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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.
A very good holiday well organised and Scott Dworkin was a great tour director. The only minor negative was the Chelsea hotel in Toronto allocated us with a room which had a wet carpet, we got to change rooms ok but were left to move our luggage ourselves
The tour was well organised and the tour director was excellent
A great tour that packs a lot in but does it really well. All of the hotels were good. Would have preferred less time in Toronto in favour of one of the other cities. Tour director was excellent.
This was an incredible trip and I can see why it is so popular! The highlight was the helicopter over Niagara Falls but I did all of the optionals and they were all fabulous. Our Tour Director, Patrick, did a wonderful job as did our driver, Noel. I was thrilled with the quality of all of the hotels.
Interesting places. Tour guides excellent with exceptional knowledge and fun. Effortless touring everything taken care of. Home pick-up really helpful and makes travelling stress free.
excellent service, well organised & professional
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Fly to New York where you will transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay.
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, 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 dine 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 Québec. Overnight in historic Québec City on the banks of the St. Lawrence River.
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.
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.
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 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.
Travel south along the lake-shore, 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 Niagara 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.
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 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.
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.
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 for your flight home. You can extend your holiday with extra nights and explore New York City further.
To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.
New York City stay
Check into the Skyline 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 tour extension ends this morning.
Fall Foliage: Enjoy the fall colours of New York, New England, Ontario, and Québec on our special fall foliage departures: Sept. 2 to Oct. 6 (if Mother Nature permits).
There's no need to shop around. Find a cheaper like-for-like tour from another company, and we’ll not only match their price but also give you a £100 discount when you book with us.
They have in-depth knowledge of the places you’ll visit and will be on hand every step of the way with commentary entirely in English. 96% of customers rate them 'excellent' or 'good'.
We understand things change, often beyond your control. If you need to change your holiday plans, we offer a flexible deposit up until your balance is due.
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History comes alive on this East Coast tour featuring some of the East Coast’s most thrilling cities: Boston, New York City, Philadelphia and Washington D.C.
On this East Coast tour, enjoy sightseeing in each city. With an expert Tour Director —someone who knows the ins and outs of the city—see some of Boston’s historic sites including Boston Commons, the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, and the Freedom Trail. In New York City, see Times Square, Greenwich Village, Chinatown, and more. In Philadelphia, visit the Liberty Bell, a symbol of liberty, and Independence Hall, the birthplace of America where the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution were debated and signed. In Washington DC’s famous landmarks, including the graves of John and Robert Kennedy at Arlington National Cemetery, the Lincoln Memorial, and Washington Monument. Stop for photos at Capitol Hill and the White House. This holiday designed for value-minded travellers also features a harbour cruise in Boston. See Bunker Hill Monument—site of the June 17, 1775, battle—and the Boston Tea Party boat. You’ll also have free time on your own to explore. Perhaps join an optional dinner in one of Washington DC’s favourite restaurants, followed by an illumination tour of the monuments. In Boston, explore the cobblestone streets and savour a meal at one of the many world-class restaurants. Perhaps enjoy a Broadway show in New York City, shop on famous Fifth Avenue, or visit historic Ellis Island.
Guided sightseeing combined with free time to explore on your own makes this the perfect tour to experience the East Coast’s thrilling cities.
Price based on 01 Jun 19
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Price based on June 1, 2019 - June 10, 2019
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Welcome to Ontario and Québec—where exciting cities and breathtaking scenery await you on this eastern Canada tour. You'll spend three nights in Toronto, two nights in both Ottawa and the Québec City area, and one night in Montréal.
On your sightseeing tour in each city, you'll see the must-see sights, such as the 1,815-foot-tall CN Tower in Toronto, Canada’s largest city; the Canadian Mint in Ottawa, Canada’s capital; Québec City's Place Royale, the historic square known as the birthplace of French America; and Montréal's Mount Royal, designed by the same designer as New York City’s Central Park. In Ottawa, you’ll visit the Royal Canadian Mounted Police stables, a tribute to Canadian heritage and history. In Québec, visit the Basilica of Notre Dame, dating to the 19th century, and Cap de la Madeleine, a national shrine with its fine stained-glass windows. Also enjoy time to explore Québec City, Canada’s only walled city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Between Montréal and Toronto, you’ll visit Upper Canada Village, where you’ll be transported back to the 1860s—with costumed interpreters, traditional farming techniques, aspects of late 19th-century social life, and more—at one of Canada’s most complete living history museums.
But that’s not all…you’ll enjoy stunning scenery on this eastern Canada tour. For a tour highlight, board a sightseeing boat for a thrilling ride to view breathtaking Niagara Falls. You’ve seen photos of Niagara Falls and now’s your chance to see it up close. These falls are nothing short of spectacular! Also, enjoy a cruise that takes a scenic route through the many islands of St. Lawrence Islands National Park.
From the vibrant cities to the beautiful scenery, this eastern Canada tour designed for the value-minded traveller is a wonderful holiday!
Price based on 29 Apr 19
36 dates available
Price based on April 29, 2019 - May 9, 2019
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This guided tour of Northeastern United States and Canada begins in New York City—the “Big Apple”—with a sightseeing tour of New York City’s most iconic spots, including the Empire State Building, China Town, and Broadway. Travel to Philadelphia to see the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, and visit the nation’s Capital, Washington, DC. You’ll see famous landmarks, including the Vietnam, Korean, and Lincoln Memorials. Snap photos in front of the White House, and enjoy free time to explore one of the many museums of the Smithsonian Institution. You’ll travel through the pastoral landscapes of Pennsylvania and visit a farm in the Amish countryside of Lancaster. Pass through the Appalachian Mountains to the border of New York and Ontario, Canada—to experience majestic Niagara Falls. Next, enjoy Lake Ontario, and travel through vineyards and farmland to arrive in the cosmopolitan city of Toronto. Visit Ottawa, the capital of Canada to see the Royal Canadian Mint, Arts Centre and state residences. From Montreal’s Notre Dame Cathedral, and the banks of the mighty Lawrence River, you’ll also enjoy fine sights and cuisine in the French-Canadian province of romantic Québec City.
Soak up the stunning scenery of Vermont, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. Arrive in Boston to take in the sights, including the Old North Church, Boston Common, the Freedom Trail, and more, before boarding a harbour cruise to see the Bunker Hill Monument. Your guided tour of New England, New York, and Canada highlights the best of the Northeast with natural and historical discoveries.
Price based on 19 Jun 19
26 dates available
Price based on June 19, 2019 - July 4, 2019
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