Eastern Discovery Escorted Tours

10 Nights

New York, NY

From The Big Apple and Boston through, the dramatic New England countryside and then across the Canadian border, this memorable journey brings you back into the USA via the iconic Niagara Falls and then to Amish Country before ending in the nation’s Capital - Washington DC. From the simple lifestyle of Pennsylvania to the battlefields of Gettysburg to the quaint French-Canadian cities of Quebec City and Montreal, this is a journey that is not short on historical and cultural delights.

Journeying across Canada’s 1,000 Islands Parkway which runs parallel to St Lawrence River, the rolling farmland of upstate New York’s Finger Lakes Region and America’s most beautiful backyard, New England, where highways are swaddled by forested hills, dramatic mountains, and bijou villages with white steepled churches - you should be prepared to be mesmerised by the breath-taking scenery. And don't worry about getting your fix of urban life. In Quebec City, a walking tour of the walled metropolis reveals its French UNESCO credentials. In Ottawa, parks make way for Parliament’s power. In Toronto, driving through the skyscrapers reveals the world’s tallest free-standing structure, CN Tower, and, in Washington D.C and Philadelphia, capture classics like the White House and Liberty Bell.

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Highlights

  • Enjoy a walking tour along the Freedom Trail beginning at Boston Common and on to the State House, the old South Meeting House and Boston Massacre site
  • A walking tour of the walled city in Quebec where you will see the Chateau de Frontenac, as well as unparalleled views of the Saint Lawrence River
  • A tour of Old Montréal and the area known as the “Vieux Port,” with stops at Place Jacques Cartier & Notre Dame Basilica
  • Visit the vibrant city of Ottawa which boasts and one of the most impressive parliament buildings in the world
  • See Toronto’s impressive collection of modern skyscrapers with the CN Tower offering visitors a glass floor to stand on at 300 metres above the city
  • Listen to the thundering sounds of the renowned Niagara Falls with an optional tour on the Maid of the Mist boat
  • Travel through rural countryside to Pennsylvania Dutch Country where you will see an Amish Museum and see their 300-year-old tradition
  • Enjoy a city tour of Washington which includes U.S. Capitol Building, Washington Monument & Lincoln Memorial
  • Day 1 - New York Arrival
  • Day 2 - New York - Boston
  • Day 3 - Boston - New England - Quebec City
  • Day 4 - Quebec City - Montreal
  • Day 5 - Montreal - Ottawa - Toronto
  • Day 6 - Toronto - Niagara Falls
  • Day 7 - Niagara Falls - Gettysburg - Amish Country
  • Day 8 - Amish Country - Washington D.C.
  • Day 9 - Washington D.C.
  • Day 10 - Washington D.C. - Philadelphia - New York
  • Day 11 - New York Departure
  • Additional Information

Arrive in New York City and transfer independently to your hotel where you will meet with your Tour Director in the evening.

Dylan Hotel NYC

Property Location With a stay at Dylan Hotel NYC, you'll be centrally located in Manhattan, steps from Grand Central Terminal and minutes from Chrysler Building. This 4-star hotel is close to Empire State Building and Macy's.

Depart NYC for historic New England. Travel along the Long Island Sound to historic Boston, MA. Enjoy a walking tour along the Freedom Trail which begins at the Boston Common and winds beside the State House, King’s Chapel, the Old South Meeting House, the Boston Massacre site and the fronts of many taverns and pubs where America’s “Founding Fathers” toasted freedom. Walk the cobblestone streets of Beacon Hill steeped in history which contains one of the city’s most beautiful neighborhoods. Joining passengers meet in the lobby of the Hotel at 07:30 hours for a 08:00 hours departure.

Courtyard by Marriott Boston Brookline

Property Location With a stay at Courtyard by Marriott Boston Brookline in Brookline, you'll be convenient to Paradise Rock Club and Boston University. This hotel is close to Fenway Park and Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

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’ll cross the international border to enter the Canadian province of Québec. Perhaps visit an authentic maple farm and this evening, take the opportunity to sample some of the celebrated French Canadian cuisine (optional).

Hotel Universel

Property Location Located in Quebec (Sillery), Hotel Universel is minutes from Champlain College St. Lawrence and close to PEPS. This hotel is within close proximity of Cegep de Sainte-Foy and Laval University.

Begin the day with a tour of Québec City, the French capital of the province and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Highlights include the Québec Provincial Parliament Building and the Citadelle. Then enjoy a walking tour of the walled city, where you will see the Chateau de Frontenac, as well as unparalleled views of the Saint 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 du Tresor before departing to Montréal. Upon arrival, go on a tour of Old Montréal, the area known as the “Vieux Port,” with stops at Place Jacques Cartier & Notre Dame Basilica.

Gouverneur Hotel Place Dupuis

Property Location A stay at HA´tels Gouverneur Montral places you in the heart of Montreal, minutes from University of Quebec-Montreal and close to Notre Dame Basilica. This hotel is within close proximity of Metropolis and Monument National.

Depart Montréal 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.

Bond Place Hotel - Eaton Centre

Nicknamed the “Queen City,” Toronto, Canada, is one of North America’s truly unique urban hotspots. Cosmopolitan, unpretentious, and rustically gorgeous, Toronto blends sophistication and down-to-earth charm. Connect with the heart and soul of this scenic locale and book a room at the boutique-inspired Bond Place Hotel Downtown Toronto.

Begin the day with a drive through Toronto’s impressive collection of modern skyscrapers, most notably, the CN Tower, one of 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 metres above 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. Perhaps take an optional tour on the renowned Hornblower Cruises at the base of the Falls.

Best Western Cairn Croft Hotel

The Best Western Plus Cairn Croft Hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Niagara Falls on historic Lundy’s Lane, just one and a quarter mile from world-famous Niagara Falls and minutes away from dozens of the city’s most popular attractions.

Today ride through 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 and the place where President Lincoln gave his famous address in 1863. Travel along the Susquehanna River to South Pennsylvania for overnight.

Wyndham Garden York

Property Location With a stay at Wyndham Garden York in York, you'll be minutes from West Manchester Mall and close to Old Hawk Lake Golf Course. This hotel is within close proximity of York ExpoCenter and DreamWrights Youth and Family Theatre.

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 a world that stopped in the mid 1850s. They use no electricity, mechanical devices, nor modern equipment. In the afternoon, continue to the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C.

Washington Hilton

Enjoy a refreshing stay at the Washington Hilton hotel, located in the center of DC's most popular neighborhoods and excellent dining, entertainment and nightlife. Relax in a choice of modern guest rooms. Stay in touch with family or business with in-room internet access or complimentary WiFi in the hotel lobby.

Enjoy a tour of the National’s Capitol with such highlights as the Washington Monument, the 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.

Washington Hilton

Enjoy a refreshing stay at the Washington Hilton hotel, located in the center of DC's most popular neighborhoods and excellent dining, entertainment and nightlife. Relax in a choice of modern guest rooms. Stay in touch with family or business with in-room internet access or complimentary WiFi in the hotel lobby.

Complete your tour today with the drive to New York City via Philadelphia, known as the “City of Brotherly Love”, where you will stop to visit Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell.

Dylan Hotel NYC

Property Location With a stay at Dylan Hotel NYC, you'll be centrally located in Manhattan, steps from Grand Central Terminal and minutes from Chrysler Building. This 4-star hotel is close to Empire State Building and Macy's.

Transfer independently to the airport for your return flight.

Inclusions

  • Welcome reception to meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers
  • Retrace the start of the American Revolution by experiencing Boston’s historic Freedom Trail
  • Travel through Vermont and New Hampshire, visiting a quintessential New England town
  • Tour UNESCO world heritage sites of Old and New Québec City
  • Feel the mists while taking in the natural  wonder of Niagara Falls
  • Walk the hallowed grounds of Gettysburg, the most decisive battle during the American Civil War
  • Get an up-close taste of Amish culture at traditional farmhouse and museum in Pennsylvania Dutch Country
  • See the seats of power of American  Government with a grand city tour of Washington, D.C.
  • Explore the birthplace of America in  Philadelphia by seeing where it all started  at Independence Hall and capturing a glimpse of the iconic Liberty Bell

 

Optional Experiences

  • Dine at a traditional Canadian Maple Sugar Farm
  • Enjoy the renowned cuisine of Québec amidst the old world charm of Montréal’s historic district
  • Take in the Toronto cityscape atop the CN  Tower, the largest freestanding tower in  the world
  • Experience Niagara Falls “up close”  experience with a boat ride under the falls  followed by lunch atop the Skylon Tower
  • Capture the stunning lit up landmarks of Washington, D.C. with a night tour and dinner in fashionable Georgetow