Eastern US & Canada Discovery (CU)

14 days 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

Sightseeing:

NEW YORK
Welcome dinner; sightseeing with Local Guide

PHILADELPHIA
Visit the Liberty Bell

WASHINGTON DC
Sightseeing with Local Guide

LANCASTER
[LF] 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; [LF] 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; [LF] local treat; farewell dinner

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.

Day 1

ARRIVE IN NEW YORK CITY. Welcome to New York City! At 5:30pm, meet your traveling companions in the lobby of your hotel for an enjoyable stroll through the streets of New York on your way to a 6 pm welcome dinner at the Heartland Brewery. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.
Dinner Dinner

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. 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 [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.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner 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.
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. 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

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.

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.
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 [LF] ILE D’ORLÉANS for a delightful dinner at a fine restaurant in a restored 17th-century flour mill.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

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 [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.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

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 15 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

BOSTON

SHERATON BOSTON HOTEL

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

LANCASTER

CORK FACTORY HOTEL

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

MONTREAL

DELTA MONTREAL HOTEL

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

NEW YORK CITY

SHERATON NEW YORK TIMES SQUARE HOTEL

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

NIAGARA FALLS

DOUBLETREE FALLSVIEW RESORT & SPA BY HILTON

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

OTTAWA

LORD ELGIN HOTEL

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

QUEBEC CITY

DELTA QUEBEC

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

TORONTO

WESTIN HARBOUR CASTLE TORONTO

Hotel as shown or similar
Deluxe
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

The Westin Harbour Castle Toronto Hotel is located on the vibrant waterfront of Lake Ontario and within short walking distance to the theatre and entertainment districts. The hotel features two restaurants, a lounge, coffee bar, full service fitness center and spa, as well as full service concierge services. This Four diamond property is a landmark downtown Toronto Hotel.

WASHINGTON DC

CAPITAL HILTON

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions 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).

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