Eastern US & Canada Discovery (CU)

14 Day Tour from New York City to Boston

2019 Tour Details

This guided tour of Northeastern United States and Canada begins in New York City—the “Big Apple”—with a sightseeing tour of New York City’s most iconic spots, including the Empire State Building, China Town, and Broadway. Travel to Philadelphia 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.

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 Destinations & Sightseeing

NEW YORK
Welcome dinner; sightseeing with Local Guide
PHILADELPHIA
Visit the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall
WASHINGTON DC
Sightseeing with Local Guide
LANCASTER
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Visit and dinner with an Amish family
NIAGARA FALLS
Sightseeing cruise
TORONTO
Sightseeing
OTTAWA
Sightseeing with Local Guide
MONTRÉAL
Sightseeing with Local Guide; visit to Notre Dame Basilica
QUÉBEC CITY
Sightseeing with Local Guide; Montmorency Falls; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite special dinner on Ile d’Orléans in a restored flour mill
FRANCONIA NOTCH STATE PARK
See the White Mountains
BOSTON
Sightseeing including Old North Church; harbor cruise; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite local treat; farewell dinner

Headsets throughout your tour

Notes:

  • Enjoy the spectacular fall colors of the Eastern U.S. and Canada on our special Fall Foliage departures: September 18-October 11 (if Mother Nature permits).

Transportation:

Free Wi-Fi available in most hotels

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast daily, 4 three-course dinners including a welcome dinner in New York City, dinner with an Amish family in Lancaster and a farewell dinner in Boston

 Itinerary

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

Day 1 ARRIVE IN NEW YORK CITY

Welcome to New York City! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome dinner. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

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Day 2 NEW YORK CITY–PHILADELPHIA–WASHINGTON DC

This morning on the included sightseeing tour with a Local Guide, visit Broadway, the Empire State Building, Greenwich Village, Chinatown, City Hall, Wall Street, and Trinity Church. Later, head 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 south to Washington DC, the nation’s capital.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 WASHINGTON DC

This morning’s sightseeing features many of Washington DC’s famous landmarks, including the VIETNAM, KOREAN, 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.

Breakfast Breakfast

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, 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.

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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.

Breakfast Breakfast

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.

NOTE:
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.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7 TORONTO

On today’s sightseeing, 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. 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.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8 TORONTO–OTTAWA

Drive east 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. Tonight, why not enjoy one of Ottawa’s many special restaurants.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 9 OTTAWA–MONTRÉAL

Travel 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 panoramic view of the city. This afternoon is at leisure. Perhaps stroll through the underground shopping area of Place Ville-Marie or visit historic Old Montréal.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 10 MONTRÉAL–QUÉBEC CITY

Today, 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?

Breakfast Breakfast

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 Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite ILE D’ORLÉANS for a delightful dinner at a fine restaurant in a restored 17th-century flour mill.

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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.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 13 BOSTON

Sightseeing focuses on the city’s most prominent landmarks. See Boston Common; the Old State House, OLD NORTH CHURCH, 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. Later, enjoy a Boston favorite, an authentic Italian handmade Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite 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.

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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.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

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.

SCOTT DWORKIN

Escorting tours for more than 10 years

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
Washington DC
Lancaster
Niagara Falls
Toronto
Ottawa
Montreal
Quebec City
Boston

 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)


Quebec City
Toronto
Niagara Falls
Washington DC

Quebec City

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 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: $$

Historical Guided Cruise

Historical Guided Cruise

Experience a 90 minute cruise aboard the Louis Jolliet to help you discover Quebec City and its surroundings from the Saint-Lawrence River.

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: $$

Toronto Harbor Cruise

Toronto Harbor Cruise

A cruise of the Toronto Harbor lets you enjoy the scenic Toronto skyline, plus allows you a close up look at the beautiful Toronto Islands and waterfront district.

Price Range: $

Niagara Falls

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: $$$

Washington DC

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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