American Historic Highways Self Drive Tour

14 Nights

New York, NY

From Boston with its heritage of colonial America in every corner. you’ll head to historic port (appropriately named) Portland, Maine, dropping by Salem, Massachusetts where the infamous witch trials once occurred. You’ll cross the border to Quebec City, Canada. In this culturally and historically rich city, you’ll get a full day to experience its unique architecture like the Place-Royale and Citadel, romantic cobblestone streets and riverfront attractions, and friendly locals oozing with charming joie de vivre (cheerful spirit). As soon as you fall in love with the city, you’ll hit the road for Canada’s seat of government, Ottawa, and then it’s back to U.S. soil after a stopover at romantic Niagara Falls. Don’t fall in love too fast, there’s more open road to hit on this trip as drive through Amish Country where 200-year old traditions are preserved. You’ll end this trip of a lifetime in the D.C./Philly/NYC area.

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Highlights

  • Kick off your New England experience in history-filled Boston, a significant site for colonial America
  • See the romantic Cape Cod coast with its famous, postcard-perfect lighthouses offering a lot of picturesque opportunities
  • Travel to the Canadian border by way of the rarely crossed Appalachian Mountains and its rural, rolling countryside
  • Spend a whole day in historic, breathtaking Quebec City, enjoying its Old-World charm and intriguing French-Canadian culture, set in a romantic, medieval backdrop
  • Breathe in the idyllic island countryside with beautiful Victorian summer homes right out of a book
  • Visit modern metropolis Toronto with its unique ethnic diversity and iconic neighbourhoods that give New York City a run for its money
  • Forget your modern-minded technology like smartphones and social media to take a much-needed retreat in Amish Country where rural beauty and a simple lifestyle is the trend
  • End your once-in-a-lifetime trip amidst the hustle and bustle of American politics in Washington, D.C. and the birthplace of America itself in Philadelphia before saying goodbye in New York 
  • Day 1 - New York Arrival
  • Day 2 - New York - Cape Cod
  • Day 3 - Cape Cod - Boston
  • Day 4 - Boston - Acadia National Park - Bar Harbor
  • Day 5 - Bar Harbor - Quebec City
  • Day 6 - Quebec City
  • Day 7 - Quebec city - St. Lawrence River - Montreal
  • Day 8 - Montreal - Ottawa
  • Day 9 - Ottawa - Toronto
  • Day 10 - Toronto - Niagara Falls
  • Day 11 - Niagara Falls - Amish Country / Gettysburg
  • Day 12 - Amish Country/Gettysburg - Washington, D.C.
  • Day 13 - Washington, D.C.
  • Day 14 - Washington, D.C. - Philadelphia
  • Day 15 - Philadelphia - New York Departure

Today, arrive in New York City, the world-famous Big Apple. Transfer independently to your hotel. Enjoy your evening at leisure exploring the city

Meals Included: Ro

The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City

Property Location With a stay at The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City, you'll be centrally located in Manhattan, minutes from Grand Central Terminal and Chrysler Building. This 4-star hotel is close to Rockefeller Center and Broadway.

After picking up your rental car, you will drive east through the coastal towns and villages bordering Long Island Sound and pass through Connecticut and Rhode Island en route to the rustic charm of Cape Cod.

DRIVING DISTANCE: 270 MI / 440 KM

Meals Included: Ro

Mariner Motor Lodge

Property Location With a stay at Mariner Motor Lodge in West Yarmouth (Yarmouth), you'll be minutes from Cape Cod Inflatable Park and close to ZooQuarium. This hotel is within close proximity of Pirate's Cove Mini Golf and Englewood Beach.

The heritage of colonial America is revealed today as you visit cities founded by the Pilgrims and the Puritans. In Boston, you can visit the haunts of the revolutionary patriots who stoked the fires of democracy throughout the Colonies.

DRIVING DISTANCE: 80 MI / 130 KM

Meals Included: Ro

The Midtown Hotel

Boston's Affordable Alternative in the Heart of Back Bay!Centrally located in downtown Boston, The Midtown Hotel blends comfort and convenience with affordability. This moderately priced hotel, nestled in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay, puts the city at your doorstep.

Driving north along the Eastern Coastline you’ll pass through Salem, Massachusetts, the site of the only witch trials in the United States, and the historic port city of Portland, Maine. Then it’s on to Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor.

DRIVING DISTANCE: 340 MI / 550 KM

Meals Included: Ro

Colonial Inn Ellsworth

If you are looking for a quality hotel in Ellsworth, ME, come to Colonial Inn, who has been established since 1980. We offer comfortable lodging to all of our guests, from local residents to families on vacation, with clean and well-kept rooms and plenty of features to keep you satisfied with your stay. Our rooms have a wide variety of amenities, from free wifi, queen beds, cable, coffee and plenty of clean towels. Our staff is on hand and will answer your questions about the Inn, your room or amenities and knowledgeable with the area to help you find restaurants, shops or attractions. When you want a clean, comfortable and convenient place to stay in Ellsworth, ME, call on Colonial Inn.

Journey across the Appalachian Mountains and past Moosehead Lake before crossing at the U.S. border into the French-speaking Province of Québec. Bright blue and white farmhouses dot the landscape as you travel through rolling countryside toward the provincial capital of Québec.

DRIVING DISTANCE: 300 MI / 480 KM

Meals Included: Ro

Travelodge Hotel & Convention Center Quebec City

Property Location A stay at Travelodge Hotel & Convention Center Quebec City places you in the heart of Quebec, convenient to Laurier Quebec and Laval University. This spa hotel is within close proximity of University Laval Hospital and Quebec Aquarium Park.

A full day to explore this historic city.

Meals Included: Ro

Travelodge Hotel & Convention Center Quebec City

Property Location A stay at Travelodge Hotel & Convention Center Quebec City places you in the heart of Quebec, convenient to Laurier Quebec and Laval University. This spa hotel is within close proximity of University Laval Hospital and Quebec Aquarium Park.

A full day to discover romantically medieval Québec City and experience the locals’ joie de vivre. Fortifications of Upper Town overlook Lower Town with its narrow, steep cobblestone streets at the river front. Visit the Citadel and Place-Royale. A short drive away is Île d’Órlèans. The island’s shoreline is dotted with attractive Victorian-style summer homes.

DRIVING DISTANCE: 160 MI / 260 KM

Meals Included: Ro

Best Western Ville-Marie Montreal Hotel & Suites

Property Location A stay at Best Western Ville-Marie Montreal Hotel & Suites places you in the heart of Montreal, walking distance from Les Cours Mont-Royal and Redpath Museum. This eco-friendly hotel is close to Notre Dame Basilica and Saint Joseph's Oratory.

Today drive to Ottawa, Canada’s national seat of government.

DRIVING DISTANCE: 123 MI / 198 KM

Meals Included: Ro

Best Western Plus Ottawa Downtown Suites

Property Location A stay at Best Western Plus Ottawa Downtown Suites places you in the heart of Ottawa, minutes from Museum of Nature and close to Parliament Hill. This eco-friendly hotel is within close proximity of Dundonald Park and Chocolate Cove.

Toronto, located on the shores of Lake Ontario, is a modern banking and business center. Today you will have time to explore the ethnic diversity of Toronto’s neighborhoods, or enjoy the panoramic view of Toronto and Lake Ontario from the CN Tower, the world’s tallest freestanding structure.

DRIVING DISTANCE: 270 MI / 440 KM

Meals Included: Ro

Chelsea Hotel, Toronto

Property Location Chelsea Hotel, Toronto is in the heart of Toronto, walking distance from Yonge-Dundas Square and Ryerson University. This family-friendly hotel is close to University of Toronto and Toronto Public Library.

Today, enjoy the thundering Niagara Falls and perhaps take a Maid of the Mist cruise.

DRIVING DISTANCE: 88 MI / 141 KM

Meals Included: Ro

Best Western Plus Cairn Croft Hotel

Niagara's most popular resort hotel, located just minutes from the Falls. This charming property features a beautiful indoor courtyard which will make you feel like you are in a tropical paradise. A welcoming indoor pool and two family hot tubs enhance this area. 167 Immaculate guest rooms, various whirlpool and fireplace rooms and suites available. Bourbon Street Bistro is poolside serving selected menu items and beverages. Enjoy the all new Doc Magilligans Restaurant & Irish Pub on site for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Featuring live entertainment four nights a week. McDonald's is on property and many other dining options close by. WEGO Falls shuttle available stops right out front of hotel. Discounted parking for only $10.00/night.

Enjoy the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York en route to the state of Pennsylvania. The simple lifestyle of the Pennsylvania Dutch enhances the rural beauty of the area.

DRIVING DISTANCE: 351 MI / 562 KM

Meals Included: Ro

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.

Today you may visit the Civil War battlegrounds of Gettysburg before heading south to the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. The broad boulevards of Pierre L’Enfant’s masterfully designed city will leave you with a dramatic impression of America’s seat of government.

DRIVING DISTANCE: 170 MI / 280 KM

Meals Included: Ro

Capitol Skyline Hotel

In the heart of Washington DC’s hottest new neighborhood, the Capitol Skyline Hotel redefines the notion of an urban chic hotel. First designed in 1962 by Morris Lapidus – architect of the renowned Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach – and recently refreshed by New York interior designer Scott Sanders – the creator of the Ralph Lauren Interior Design Department – our hotel boasts uber-chic architecture and interiors unlike any hotel in the nation’s capital.

Take the full day to explore the monuments and museums of this grand city. The Smithsonian Institution, a world-renowned complex of museums fronting the National Mall, is a repository of national artifacts and treasures. The views from the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, and Capitol Hill provide unforgettable images of the city.

Meals Included: Ro

Capitol Skyline Hotel

In the heart of Washington DC’s hottest new neighborhood, the Capitol Skyline Hotel redefines the notion of an urban chic hotel. First designed in 1962 by Morris Lapidus – architect of the renowned Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach – and recently refreshed by New York interior designer Scott Sanders – the creator of the Ralph Lauren Interior Design Department – our hotel boasts uber-chic architecture and interiors unlike any hotel in the nation’s capital.

Today travel to Philadelphia where you will have a full day to explore.

Driving Distance: 140 MI / 210 KM

Meals Included: Ro

Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown

A superb travel experience awaits at Philadelphia 201 Hotel. Ideally situated in Center City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and located within walking distance of most of Philadelphia's top attractions, including the Franklin Institution and the Pennsylvania Convention Center, we're the perfect location for seeing all that the city has to offer. Recently redesigned, our hotel features upgrades to our indoor pool, meeting spaces and our state-of-the-art fitness center. We also boast comfortable, spacious accommodations and several delicious on-site dining options. Whether it's for work or play - or perhaps a bit of both - we look forward to hosting your visit at the Philadelphia 201 Hotel.

Today you will have the chance to visit Independence Park in Philadelphia where the spirit of the American Revolution was forged into the foundation of the new nation. Once over the Delaware River you will arrive in the Garden State of New Jersey en route to New York City, your final destination. Return your car and transfer independently to the airport.

DRIVING DISTANCE: 240 MI / 390 KM