Eastern US & Canada Discovery with New York City (CUE) - 2015

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15 Day Tour from Boston to New York City


Eastern US & Canada Discovery with New York City
Built in 1713, the Old State House is Boston's oldest surviving public building
Built in 1713, the Old State House is Bostons oldest surviving public building
The United States Capitol in Washington DC
Downtown Toronto located on the shores of Lake Ontario
Washington, D.C.
The Parliament Building in Toronto
The city lights of Boston
Beautiful autumn colors in the White Mountains of New Hampshire
The patriotic streets of Boston
New Yorks skyline from Central Park

Vacation Overview

Savor the diversity and enchantment of the great cities of the Northeast and Canada on this enticing vacation featuring a boat cruise and visits to the most important monuments. Begin your trip in exciting Boston, where your sightseeing tour focuses on historic sites such as the Old North Church and the Old State House. There's also leisure time to browse through Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market. Then it's on to romantic Québec City, Canada's only walled city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your Québec City tour with a Local Guide features the Place d'Armes, the ancient Palace Royale, and the Plains of Abraham. Next, continue to Montréal, Canada’s second-largest city, for a sightseeing tour, a visit to Notre Dame Basilica, and an afternoon at leisure.

Drive west to beautiful Ottawa, Canada’s capital, where you’ll see the Canadian Mint, Parliament Hill, and experience a special guided tour of the Parliament of Canada – learn about the history and hear stories as you stand front and center in Canada’s seat of Democracy. Next is the cosmopolitan city of Toronto, Canada’s largest city, for a sightseeing tour and free time. See magnificent Niagara Falls on a Maid of the Mist cruise before returning to the U.S. to visit Lancaster, Pennsylvania, home of the religious Amish and Mennonite communities. Enjoy a traditional Amish feast and learn about the Amish faith, culture, and way of life. Next, travel to Washington DC, where your tour features Washington DC’s famous monuments and government buildings. Your vacation ends in New York City with two overnights, a tour of the city, and time to explore the city on your own.

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NOTE:

  • Enjoy the spectacular fall colors of the Eastern U.S. and Canada on our special Fall Foliage departures: September 16-October 13 (if Mother Nature permits).


DAY 1Arrive in Boston

Welcome to Boston! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

The patriotic streets of Boston The city lights of Boston The Boston Public Garden was established in 1837 when philanthropist Horace Gray petitioned for the use of the 24 acres of land as the first public botanical garden in the United States 
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DAY 2Boston

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 a chance to browse in Quincy Market. Next, board a harbor CRUISE that takes you to see the USS Constitution and the Bunker Hill Monument. Balance of the day at leisure. (Breakfast)

“Old Ironsides” berthed at Pier 1 of the former Charlestown Navy Yard at one end of Boston’s Freedom Trail 
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Our partnership with Tourism Cares, established by the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA), helps us not only show off the world's most spectacular destinations and sights, but also assist in the preservation of attractions that our travelers go to great lengths to experience.

DAY 3Boston–Franconia Notch State Park–Québec City

Journey north through New Hampshire, passing the state’s capitol 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 Québec. The next two nights are in romantic Québec City 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? (Breakfast)

Picturesque Québec City overlooking the St Lawrence river Beautiful autumn colors in the White Mountains of New Hampshire Enjoy Fall Folliage in beautiful Vermont 
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The World Heritage List includes over 800 properties with cultural and/or natural heritage of global significance.

DAY 4Québec 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 included dinner outing takes you to Montmorency Falls and over to Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite ILE D’ORLEANS for a delightful dinner at a fine restaurant in a restored 17th-century flour mill. (Breakfast, Dinner)

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DAY 5Québec City–Montréal

Travel southwest to Montréal, 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 Montréal. (Breakfast)

The Montreal City Hall in Old Montreal Montreal skyline Brilliant stained glass inside the Notre Dame Basilica in Canada 
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DAY 6Montréal–Ottawa

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. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Ottawa is the capital city of Canada 
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DAY 7Ottawa–Toronto

This morning, take a guided tour of Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite PARLIAMENT OF CANADA, where you’ll be in the center stage of Canadian democracy. Learn about the Parliament’s history, hear stories about some of the key players, and then enjoy time afterward to visit the Peace Tower and Memorial Chamber. Later, sit back and relax as you journey through Ontario to Toronto, the cosmopolitan provincial capital. (Breakfast)

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When the Parliament is unavailable to visit, a trip to Ottawa’s Byward Market will be substituted, including the chance to sample a delicious Beavertail pastry, a Canadian specialty shaped like a beaver tail!

Downtown Toronto located on the shores of Lake Ontario Toronto is Ontarios capital and Canadas largest city Shop the streets of Toronto The Parliament Building in Toronto 
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DAY 8Toronto

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. (Breakfast)

Visit the top of the 1,815-foot CN Tower for great views of Toronto See major landmarks such as the CN Tower in Toronto 
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DAY 9Toronto–Niagara Falls

Drive around the “Golden Horseshoe” of Lake Ontario and through vineyards and rich farmlands. Then, board a Niagara Falls sightseeing CRUISE 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, consider an optional dinner at a local restaurant followed by a once-in-a-lifetime experience to personally light up the falls. (Breakfast)

NOTE:
Operation of the Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise is subject to favorable weather and/or river conditions. Favorable conditions usually exist from May to mid-October. When conditions are unfavorable, a walking tour through the scenic tunnels will be substituted.

Beautiful Niagara Falls at sunset Get an up close view of Niagara Falls 
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DAY 10Niagara 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 Amish and Mennonite communities whose religious 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. (Breakfast, Dinner)

New York 
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DAY 11Lancaster–Washington DC

Visit an Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite 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. (Breakfast)

Washington, D.C. The United States Capitol in Washington DC 
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DAY 12Washington 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. 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. This evening’s farewell dinner is hosted by your Tour Director. (Breakfast, Dinner)

The White House is the official residence of the President of the Unites States Arlington National Cemetery 
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DAY 13Washington 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. Check into the Sheraton New York Times Square. Your evening is at leisure. (Breakfast)

Statue of Commodore John Barry, an officer during the American Revolutionary War Lively Times Square in New York City 
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Our partnership with Tourism Cares, established by the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA), helps us not only show off the world's most spectacular destinations and sights, but also assist in the preservation of attractions that our travelers go to great lengths to experience.

DAY 14New York City

A Local Guide takes you on a TOUR of the city’s most famous sights: Times Square, Greenwich Village, the Financial District, and Chinatown. Then, great photo opportunities as you CRUISE New York Harbor and around the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. The afternoon is at leisure. During your free time in Manhattan, take advantage of our optional activities—perhaps a flightseeing trip, a visit to the Empire State Building, or a Broadway show. Your local host can help arrange these and other excursions, and offer useful shopping and dining tips as well. (Breakfast)

See the Statue of Liberty in New York City 
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DAY 15New York City

The tour ends today with guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers are provided to Kennedy, LaGuardia, or Newark International Airports. (Breakfast)

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Breakfast daily, 4 three-course dinners including an Amish feast in Lancaster and a farewell dinner in Washington DC


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HILLARY JOHNSON

Years of Experience: 28 years

During a summer in Ireland when I was 12, I was bitten by the "travel bug." I lived in Europe and became a Tour Director after graduating with a degree in European Languages. I am never as alive as when I am on the road. The haunting echo of a saxophone on a New Orleans street, the heady evening perfume of Jasmine in bloom, the sweet taste of a beignet, and the joyous "AA-eeeee!" of a Cajun dancer all need to be experienced...observing them from afar is not enough.

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