This guided tour of Northeastern United States and Canada begins in New York City—the “Big Apple”—with an orientation tour of New York City’s most iconic spots, including the Empire State Building, China Town, and Broadway. Travel to Philadelphia with an opportunity to see the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, and visit the nation’s Capital, Washington, DC. You’ll see famous landmarks, including the Vietnam, Korean, and Lincoln Memorials. Snap photos in front of the White House, and enjoy free time to explore one of the many museums of the Smithsonian Institution. You’ll travel through the pastoral landscapes of Pennsylvania and visit a farm in the Amish countryside of Lancaster. Pass through the Appalachian Mountains to the border of New York and Ontario, Canada—to experience majestic Niagara Falls. Next, enjoy Lake Ontario, and travel through vineyards and farmland to arrive in the cosmopolitan city of Toronto. Visit Ottawa, the capitol of Canada to see the Royal Canadian Mint, Arts Centre and state residences. From Montreal’s Notre Dame Cathedral, and the banks of the mighty Lawrence River, you’ll also enjoy fine sights and cuisine in the French-Canadian province of romantic Québec City. Soak up the stunning scenery of Vermont, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. Arrive in Boston to take in the sights, including the Old North Church, Boston Common, the Freedom Trail, and more, before boarding a harbor cruise to see the Bunker Hill Monument. Your guided tour of New England, New York, and Canada highlights the best of the Northeast with natural and historical discoveries.
- Eastern USA
- New England
- New Hampshire
- New York
- Niagara Falls
- Washington DC
- North America
- Globus escorted tours
Day 1: ARRIVE IN NEW YORK CITY.
Welcome to New York City! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.
Day 2: NEW YORK CITY–PHILADELPHIA–WASHINGTON DC.
This morning on the included orientation tour with a Local Guide, visit Broadway, the Empire State Building, Greenwich Village, Chinatown, and City Hall. Later, head to Philadelphia for an orientation tour focusing on the important buildings of this historic city, the “Birthplace of the Nation.” During your free time, you may want to visit the Liberty Bell, the National Constitution Center, or enjoy lunch and shopping at the Bourse Market. Later, continue south to Washington DC, the nation’s capital.
Day 3: WASHINGTON DC.
This morning’s sightseeing features many of Washington DC’s famous landmarks, including the VIETNAM and KOREAN WAR VETERANS and LINCOLN MEMORIALS. Also, stop for photos at the White House and Capitol Hill. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure or visit the many museums of the Smithsonian Institution. Join us for an optional dinner tonight at one of Washington’s favorite restaurants, followed by an illumination tour of some of the city’s most beautiful monuments.
Day 4: WASHINGTON DC–LANCASTER.
Today we journey further through Pennsylvania to Lancaster, home to Amish and Mennonite communities whose religious faiths stress humility, family, community, and simple living. Tonight, visit an LF AMISH FAMILY and their farm, where you will learn more about their 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 enjoy a delicious dinner.
Day 5: LANCASTER–NIAGARA FALLS.
Today travel north through the rolling Appalachian Mountains and enter New York State. Cross the border into Canada for magnificent Niagara Falls. Enjoy an evening at leisure.
Day 6: NIAGARA FALLS–TORONTO.
This morning, you may opt to take the optional helicopter flight over the falls. Then board a Niagara Falls sightseeing CRUISE for a thrilling boat ride to view the thundering falls from river level. Later, drive around the “Golden Horseshoe” of Lake Ontario and through vineyards and rich farmlands to Toronto, the cosmopolitan provincial capital. Tonight’s optional dinner outing includes a visit to the top of the famous CN Tower for great views of Toronto’s harbor and skyline. NOTE:Operation of the Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise is subject to favorable weather and/or river conditions. Favorable conditions usually exist from May to October. When conditions are unfavorable, a walking tour through the scenic tunnels will be substituted.
Day 7: TORONTO.
On today’s sightseeing with a Local Guide, view Toronto’s two city halls, the Ontario legislature buildings, the university, and local 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.
Day 8: TORONTO–OTTAWA.
Drive east into Ottawa, Canada’s beautiful capital, Ottawa. Located on the banks of the Ottawa River, Ottawa offers a unique blend of culture, history, and outdoor beauty. Tonight, why not enjoy one of Ottawa’s many special restaurants.
Day 9: OTTAWA–MONTRÉAL.
This morning, enjoy a tour with a Local Guide to see Ottawa in-depth. 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. Later, travel to Montréal, Canada’s second-largest city. This evening is at leisure, perhaps stroll through the underground shopping area of Place Ville-Marie or visit historic Old Montréal.
Day 10: MONTRÉAL–QUÉBEC CITY.
Today, 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 panoramic view of the city. Continue east to Québec City and spend the next two nights in this romantic city located on the banks of the mighty St. Lawrence River. Until the British victory of 1759, Old Québec was the center of New France, and today is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This evening, why not enjoy regional French cuisine with dinner in Old Town Québec?
Day 11: QUÉBEC CITY.
Join your Local Guide this morning for an included tour of Québec City, 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 included dinner outing takes you to MONTMORENCY FALLS and over to LF ILE D’ORLÉANS for a delightful dinner at a fine restaurant in a restored 17th-century flour mill.
Day 12: QUÉBEC CITY–FRANCONIA NOTCH STATE PARK–BOSTON.
Journey south and capture inspiring views of one of nature’s true masterpieces as the green carpet panorama blends to the grandeur of mountain scenery in northern Vermont, which is blessed with innumerable forests and lakes. Then, through New Hampshire to the majestic beauty of FRANCONIA NOTCH STATE PARK in the scenic White Mountains. Next, pass New Hampshire’s state capitol dome at Concord and continue to Boston. This evening is at leisure.
Day 13: BOSTON.
This morning, a sightseeing tour focuses on the city’s most prominent landmarks of the Freedom Trail. See Boston Common, the Old State House and the Old North Church, and Faneuil Hall. Next, board a harbor CRUISE that takes you to see the Bunker Hill Monument. Later, enjoy a Boston favorite, an authentic Italian handmade LF CANNOLI. Balance of the day is at your leisure. Tonight, join your Tour Director for a farewell dinner at a local restaurant in the famed North End neighborhood.
Day 14: BOSTON.
Your tour ends this morning with guests departing on individual schedules. For guests who would like to return to New York City, the motorcoach will return to the Sheraton New York Times Square at no additional cost. Transfers are not included to the New York area International Airports.
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