Eastern United States & Canada Vacation - Cosmos® Travel

Eastern US & Canada Grand Vacation (8200)

15 Day Tour from New York City to New York City

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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!
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 Tour Highlights

Sightseeing:
In New York City, Boston, Québec City, Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Washington DC, and Philadelphia; scenic cruise along the St. Lawrence River, Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise, Amish farm & house, Liberty Bell & Independence Hall, Arlington National Cemetery, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, Capitol Hill, and National WWII Memorial. ■ Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Guides:

Local Guides for city sightseeing in New York City, Boston, Washington DC, Québec City, Montréal, Ottawa, and Amish farm & house; services of a professional Tour Director.

Scenic Highlights:
Faneuil Hall, the Old North Church, the Freedom Trail, Boston Common, scenic White Mountains, French-Canadian province of Québec, St. Lawrence River, Québec City (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Place d’Armes, Laval Seminary, the star-plan Citadelle, Old Montréal, Seminary of St. Sulpice, Mount Royal, modern Montréal, Ottawa River, the Rideau Canal, Rideau Falls, CN Tower, Niagara Falls, Appalachian Mountains, and Pennsylvania Dutch farm country.

NOTE:
Enjoy the spectacular colors of New York, New England, Ontario, and Québec on our special fall foliage departures: September 4 to October 8 (if Mother Nature permits).

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Independence Hall
  • Historic District of Old Quebec
  • Rideau Canal

Transportation:

Transportation:
Private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

1 continental breakfast

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 New York City

Welcome to the “Big Apple!” Your Tour Director is on hand this afternoon to answer any questions.

Day 2 New York City–Boston

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.

Day 3 Boston

On your morning guided tour of Boston, see Faneuil Hall, the Old North Church (where Paul Revere was signaled 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?

Day 4 Boston–Québec City Area

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.

Day 5 Québec City Area

This morning, join your traveling 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 center 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.

Day 6 Québec City Area–Montréal

Today, drive to cosmopolitan Montréal, one of Canada’s largest cities. Home of Expo ‘67 and the 1976 Summer Olympics, included 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.

Day 7 Montréal–Ottawa

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.

Day 8 Ottawa–Thousand Islands National Park–Kingston–Toronto

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.

Day 9 Toronto

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.

Day 10 Toronto–Niagara Falls

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 favorable weather conditions. When weather is unfavorable, a walking tour through the scenic tunnels will be substituted.

Day 11 Niagara Falls–Lancaster

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.

Day 12 Lancaster–Pennsylvania Dutch Country–Washington DC Area

This morning, stop at the AMISH FARM & 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.

Day 13 Washington DC Area

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. After, 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.

Day 14 Washington DC Area–Philadelphia

Travel north this morning to Philadelphia for included sightseeing focusing on the important buildings of this historic city, the “Birthplace of the Nation.” The remainder of your day is free for independent sightseeing.

Day 15 Philadelphia–New York City

This morning, visit the LIBERTY BELL and INDEPENDENCE HALL. Then, leave for New York City via Newark International Airport for those with homebound flights. Please schedule flights after 6 pm. For guests with flights out of Kennedy or LaGuardia airports, transfers are not included; we suggest booking flights after 7 pm. The trip ends in Manhattan in the late afternoon for guests on the New York city extension.

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 Tour Director

With Cosmos, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

SCOTT DWORKIN

Years of Experience: 13

In addition to leading tours all over the United States and Canada, I enjoy my travels outside of North America, including Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. Originally from Connecticut, my favorite season is autumn when the stunning fall foliage transforms the area into an even more beautiful landscape. I have a particular interest in U.S. history, and really enjoy connecting the places we visit on tour with stories from the past and contemporary issues of the present.

Tour Director - SCOTT DWORKIN

 Accommodations

NEW YORK CITY Skyline Hotel
BOSTON Crowne Plaza Boston - Newton (F)
QUEBEC CITY Hotel Lindbergh (MF)
MONTREAL Best Western Ville-Marie
OTTAWA The Cartier Place Suite Hotel (F)
TORONTO Chelsea Hotel, Toronto (SF)
NIAGARA FALLS Best Western Plus Cairn Croft Hotel (F)
LANCASTER Heritage Hotel Lancaster (ST)
WASHINGTON DC Crowne Plaza Old Town Alexandria
PHILADELPHIA Hampton Inn Philadelphia (ST)

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Boston
Quebec City
Ottawa
Toronto
Niagara Falls
Lancaster
Washington DC

Boston

Harbor Cruise and Dinner

Harbor Cruise and Dinner

What better way to experience Boston than with a narrated cruise of Boston's inner harbor followed by a lobster dinner at a local restaurant!

Price Range: $$

QuebecCity

Evening in Quebec City

Evening in Quebec City

Enjoy an evening in the heart of the walled city with a delightful meal of french cuisine and entertainment at an old-world restaurant. After dinner, take in a stroll by Chateau Frontenac and the many lovely shops and buildings aglow in evening lights.

Price Range: $

Maple Sugar House Breakfast and Tour

Maple Sugar House Breakfast and Tour

Start your day at a family owned 'sugar shack' with a traditional Quebec breakfast, a taste of maple syrup and a short lesson in the history of Maple Syrup making in the region.

Price Range: $

Ottawa

Canadian Museum of Nature

Canadian Museum of Nature

The museum is a massive 100-year-old heritage building fondly known as "the castle." It's more than just a landmark, it's a piece of Canadian history. It's four main collections were started by the Geological Survey of Canada in 1856.

Price Range: $

Toronto

CN Tower Dinner Experience

CN Tower Dinner Experience

Your dinner location this evening, high atop the CN Tower, features unforgettable food combined with a magnificent revolving view of Toronto and Lake Ontario.

Price Range: $$

NiagaraFalls

Niagara Helicopter Sightseeing

Niagara Helicopter Sightseeing

Take a thrilling ride over the most famous falls in North America. As the helicopter gently lifts off the awe-inspiring views of the Niagara Region begin to appear below.

Price Range: $$$

Lancaster

Amish Family Style Dinner

Amish Family Style Dinner

In the heart of Lancaster County's Amish country, consider experiencing an authentic Pennsylvania Dutch Family Style meal, complete with home cooked favorites and local favorites such as shoofly pie and whoopie pies!

Price Range: $

WashingtonDC

Dinner and National Monuments by Night

Dinner and National Monuments by Night

The evening starts with dinner at a favorite local restaurant and is capped off with an illumination tour of several of DC's most famous memorials. A beautiful city any time of day, it is especially beautiful at night!

Price Range: $$

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