Begin in exciting Boston where sightseeing focuses on historic sites such as the Old North Church and the Old State House. Then it's on to Quebec City, Canada's only walled city. Travel to Montreal to visit Notre Dame Basilica. Drive west to the capital of Ottawa where you'll see the Canadian Mint, Parliament Hill, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Stables. See magnificent Niagara Falls on a Maid of the Mist cruise before a tour of an Amish farm house. Sightsee in Washington D.C. before travelling to Philadelphia for independent sightseeing time.
Advertised price based on the : 27 May 2013 departure
Multiple Departures available - Tour prices do vary.
Last tour date: 14 October 2013 in current 2013 brochure
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Breakfast - 12
Lunch - 0
Dinner - 4
BOSTON: Sightseeing tour; harbor cruise.
FRANCONIA NOTCH: See the White Mountains.
QUEBEC CITY: Sightseeing tour; special dinner in Old Town featuring regional French cuisine.
MONTREAL: Sightseeing tour; visit Notre Dame Basilica.
OTTAWA: Sightseeing tour; visit the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Stables.
TORONTO: Sightseeing tour.
NIAGARA FALLS: Maid of the Mist cruise.
LANCASTER: Traditional Amish feast; visit an Amish family.
WASHINGTON DC: Sightseeing tour including Arlington Cemetery tram tour; farewell dinner.
PHILADELPHIA: Visit the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall.
MEALS: Breakfast daily (B), 4 three-course dinners (D) including an Amish feast in Lancaster and a farewell dinner in Washington DC; New York City Extension: breakfast daily. (B)
Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
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TRIPLE ROOM REDUCTION 7
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Day by Day
1 ARRIVE IN BOSTON.
Welcome to Boston! At 6 pm, meet your travelling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.
Sightseeing focuses on the city's most prominent landmarks, such as the historic sites near Boston Common, including the Old State House; Old North Church, from where Paul Revere got the signal to start his famous ride; and Faneuil Hall, with an opportunity to browse through Quincy Market. Next, board a harbor CRUISE which takes you to see the USS Constitution, the Bunker Hill Monument, and the Boston Tea Party Boat. Balance of the day at leisure. (B)
3 BOSTON-FRANCONIA NOTCH STATE PARK-QUEBEC CITY.
Journey north through New Hampshire, passing the state's capital dome at Concord and continuing to the majestic beauty of Franconia Notch State Park in the scenic WHITE MOUNTAINS. Capture inspiring views of one of nature's true masterpieces as the grandeur of mountain scenery blends to a green carpet panorama in northern Vermont, which is blessed with innumerable forests and lakes. Enter the French-Canadian province of Quebec. The next two nights are in romantic Quebec City on the banks of the mighty St. Lawrence River. Until the British victory of 1759, Old Quebec was the center of New France, and today is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This evening, enjoy regional French cuisine as a special dinner in Old Town Quebec. (B,D)
4 QUEBEC CITY.
Start the day with an included tour by a Local Guide of Canada's only walled city, including the Place d'Armes, ancient Place Royale, and the Plains of Abraham. The balance of the day is free for independent sightseeing. Tonight's optional dinner outing takes you to Montmorency Falls and over to Ile d'Orleans for a delightful dinner at a fine restaurant in a restored 17th-century flour mill. (B)
5 QUEBEC CITY-MONTREAL.
Travel southwest to Montreal, Canada's second-largest city. Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes NOTRE DAME BASILICA, the Old Seminary of St. Sulpice, and a drive to the top of Mount Royal to enjoy a panorama of the city. Afternoon is at leisure. Perhaps stroll through the underground shopping area of Place Ville-Marie or visit historic Old Montreal. (B)
Drive west into Ottawa, the country's beautiful capital. On a guided tour, you'll see the Canadian Mint, residences of the Governor General and Prime Minister, the hexagonal National Arts Centre, Parliament Hill, the Rideau Canal, and the stately residences. Dinner tonight is at a specially selected restaurant. (B,D)
This morning, visit the ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE STABLES to learn the Mounties' history of ensuring peace, safety, and security. Afterward, sit back and relax as you journey through Ontario's cities to Toronto, the cosmopolitan provincial capital. (B)
On today's sightseeing, view Toronto's two city halls, the legislature buildings, the university, and some neighborhoods, including Chinatown. The balance of the day is free, and your Tour Director will have plenty of suggestions for things to do and see in Canada's largest city. Our optional dinner outing includes a visit to the top of the famous CN Tower for great views of Toronto's harbor and skyline. (B)
9 TORONTO-NIAGARA FALLS.
Drive around the "Golden Horseshoe" of Lake Ontario and through vineyards and rich farmlands. Then, board the MAID OF THE MIST for a thrilling boat ride to view the thundering falls from river level. You may opt to take the optional helicopter flight over the falls. This evening, you may join an optional dinner at a local restaurant followed by a once-in-alifetime experience to personally light up the falls. (B)
10 NIAGARA FALLS-LANCASTER.
Cross the border at Rainbow Bridge and enter New York State. Then, journey into Pennsylvania through the rolling Appalachian Mountains and on to Lancaster, home of the religious Amish and Mennonite communities whose faiths stress humility, family, community, simple living, and separation from the world. Tonight, enjoy a traditional AMISH FEAST and get an intimate view of growing up Amish. (B,D)
11 LANCASTER-WASHINGTON DC.
Visit an AMISH FAMILY and their farm, where you will learn more about this faith, culture, and traditional way of life that excludes the use of modern conveniences such as electricity and telephones. You'll have the chance to visit the barn, see their miniature horses, learn about their homemade quilts and crafts, and sample delicious Dutch treats. Then, depart for Washington DC, the nation's capital. Join us for the optional dinner tonight at one of Washington's favorite restaurants, followed by an illumination tour of some of the city's most beautiful monuments. (B)
12 WASHINGTON DC.
This morning's sightseeing features many of Washington DC's famous landmarks, including the VIETNAM, KOREAN, and WORLD WAR II Memorials. Enjoy a ride through history on a tram tour while visiting ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, where you'll see the KENNEDY GRAVESITES, the TOMB OF THE UNKNOWNS, and ARLINGTON HOUSE, the Robert E. Lee Memorial. Also stop for photos at the White House and Capitol Hill. An afternoon at leisure to do as you wish. Be sure to visit the many museums of the Smithsonian Institution and the glorious Basilica of the Immaculate Conception or Washington National Cathedral. This evening's farewell dinner is hosted by your Tour Director. (B,D)
13 WASHINGTON DC-PHILADELPHIA-NEW YORK CITY.
Travel north this morning to Philadelphia for included sightseeing focusing on the important buildings of this historic city, the birthplace of the nation. Visit major attractions, including the LIBERTY BELL and INDEPENDENCE HALL. Continue north into New Jersey and on to Newark International Airport for guests who have homebound flights. Please schedule flights after 4 pm. For guests with flights out of Kennedy or LaGuardia International Airports, transfers are not included and it is suggested to book flights after 6 pm. The tour ends at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers in the late afternoon for those guests with extra nights. (B)