Eastern US & Canada Grand Vacation with Extended Stay in New York City (8205)

17 Day Tour from New York City to New York City

2020 Tour Details

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, Québec City, Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Niagara Falls, Lancaster, Washington DC, and Philadelphia.

Enjoy guided sightseeing of the must-see sights in each of the cities, such as New York City’s Rockefeller Center; 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; 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. Two extra nights in New York City give you time to see all of the sites and to explore on your own.

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

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
TORONTO
Sightseeing
NIAGARA FALLS
Sightseeing cruise
LANCASTER
Guided visit to an Amish Farm & House
WASHINGTON DC
Sightseeing with Local Guide
PHILADELPHIA
Sightseeing

Guides:

Local host service in New York City, where information is provided for independent exploration and dining

Notes:

Enjoy the spectacular colors of New York, New England, Ontario, and Québec on our special fall foliage departures: September 14 to October 4 (if Mother Nature permits).

Transportation:

Transportation:
Private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring with free Wi-Fi.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

2 breakfasts

 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, Rockefeller Center, 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.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4 BOSTON–QUÉBEC CITY

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.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 QUÉBEC CITY

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–MONTRÉAL

Today, drive to cosmopolitan Montréal, one of Canada’s largest cities and 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.

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 a 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–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 tone 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 Harborfront, 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 NIAGARA FALLS SIGHTSEEING CRUISE 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. Afterward, see 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.”

Day 15 PHILADELPHIA–NEW YORK CITY

This morning, leave for New York City. Check into the New Yorker, a Wyndham Hotel for the next two nights.

Day 16 NEW YORK CITY

The “Big Apple” beckons. New York has it all, from Broadway shows to museums, shopping, and great restaurants.

Day 17 NEW YORK CITY

Your vacation ends this morning.

 Tour Director

With COSMOS, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of a Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

DARYL JENKINS

Escorting tours for more than 10 years

After a trip to Moscow in 2006, I developed an insatiable desire for travel. I really enjoy working with people, so tour directing seemed like a natural fit. I believe travel is vital to becoming a more well-rounded person. Exposure to other people and cultures gives us a better understanding of just how much we all have in common. I enjoy being able to share places and experiences that I love with others-I look forward to seeing you on the road!

Tour Director - DARYL JENKINS

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