Eastern US & Canada Discovery (CU) - 2016

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13 Day Tour from Boston to New York City

Eastern US & Canada Discovery
WWII Memorial and Washington Monument
WWII Memorial and Washington Monument
Beautiful Niagara Falls at sunset
Washington, D.C.
Get an up close view of Niagara Falls
Boston Commons and skyline
The city lights of Boston
Built in 1713, the Old State House is Bostons oldest surviving public building
The patriotic streets of Boston
The United States Capitol in Washington DC

Vacation Overview

Savor the diversity and enchantment of the great cities of the Northeast and Canada on this enticing Eastern Canada and US tour. Your tour begins in Boston and ends in New York City with overnights in Boston, Québec City, Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Niagara Falls, Lancaster, and Washington DC.

You’ll enjoy guided sightseeing of the must-see sights in each of the cities, such as 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 Basilica, where Globus has included an inside visit; Toronto’s Chinatown; Washington DC’s most famous landmarks and Arlington National Cemetery, where you’ll enjoy a tram tour; and Philadelphia’s Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. Sightseeing in Canada’s capital, Ottawa, features a guided tour of the Parliament of Canada, where you’ll learn about the Parliament’s history and hear stories about some of the key players—a special experience offered by Globus.

On this Eastern Canada & US tour, Globus has arranged some fun experiences to make your vacation unique. From Québec City, travel to Ile d’Orléans, a picturesque island where you’ll enjoy dinner at a fine restaurant in a restored 17th-century flour mill. You’ll also visit an Amish family and their farm in Lancaster to learn about their traditional way of life that excludes the use of modern conveniences, such as electricity and telephones. Of course, no vacation to Eastern Canada is complete without a stop at Niagara Falls. In Niagara Falls, you’ll spend the night and enjoy a cruise to view the thundering falls from the river level.

All of this and more are included on this exciting tour through Eastern Canada and the US.

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  • Enjoy the spectacular fall colors of the Eastern U.S. and Canada on our special Fall Foliage departures: September 20-October 11 (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 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 The city lights of Boston 

DAY 2Boston

Sightseeing focuses on the city’s most prominent landmarks, including the sites of National Parks FoundationNational Parks Foundation BOSTON NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK. See Boston Common; the Old State House; Old North Church, from where Paul Revere got the signal to start his famous ride; Freedom Trail; and Faneuil Hall, with a chance to browse in Quincy Market. Next, board a harbor CRUISE that takes you to see the Bunker Hill Monument. Balance of the day at leisure. (Breakfast)

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 
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)


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)

Brilliant stained glass inside the Notre Dame Basilica in Canada The Montreal City Hall in Old Montreal Montreal skyline 

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 

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 and hear stories about some of the key players. Later, sit back and relax as you journey through Ontario to Toronto, the cosmopolitan provincial capital. (Breakfast)

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 The Parliament Building in Toronto Shop the streets of Toronto Toronto is Ontarios capital and Canadas largest city 

DAY 8Toronto

On today’s sightseeing, view Toronto’s two city halls, the Ontario 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)

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

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)

Operation of the Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise is subject to favorable weather and/or river conditions. Favorable conditions usually exist from May to November. 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 

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, visit an Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite 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. (Breakfast, Dinner)

New York 

DAY 11Lancaster–Washington DC

This morning, 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 

DAY 12Washington DC

This morning’s sightseeing features many of Washington DC’s famous landmarks, including the National Parks FoundationNational Parks Foundation 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 

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 National Parks FoundationNational Parks Foundation INDEPENDENCE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK, home to 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 Times Square in the late afternoon for those guests with extra nights. (Breakfast)

Due to the Democratic National Convention being held in Philadelphia, the visit to Philadelphia may be impacted on the July 12 & 19 departures. If this should happen, alternative sightseeing will be provided.

Statue of Commodore John Barry, an officer during the American Revolutionary War Lively Times Square in New York City 
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.

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

With Globus, 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.


Years of Experience: 12 years

In addition to leading tours all over the United States and Canada, I enjoys 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.

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on the Eastern US & Canada Discovery:

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