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Eastern US & Canada Grand Vacation with Extended Stay in New York City (8205)

17 days from New York City to New York City

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From historic sites to beautiful scenery, enjoy the great cities of the Northeast and Canada on this exciting eastern Canada and U.S. tour. Your tour begins and ends in New York City with overnights in Boston, Québec City, Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Niagara Falls, Lancaster, Washington DC, and Philadelphia. Enjoy guided sightseeing of the must-see sights in each of the cities, such as New York City’s Rockefeller Center; 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 Church; Ottawa’s Parliament Hill; Toronto’s iconic, 1,815-foot-tall CN Tower; Washington DC’s most famous landmarks; In Pennsylvania Dutch country, learn about the history of the Amish community—including their faith, culture, and way of life without the use of telephones or electricity in the home—at the Amish Farm & House. Two extra nights in New York City give you time to see all of the sites and to explore on your own. Scenic drives also await you on this eastern Canada & U.S. tour. Travel through New Hampshire’s White Mountains, with some of the most beautiful scenery in the eastern U.S. In Canada, travel along the lakeshore and through the rich farmlands and vineyards of Ontario to Niagara Falls. In Niagara Falls, enjoy a cruise to hear the roar and view the falls up-close at the base of the falls. It is nothing short of spectacular! You’ll also enjoy a cruise in Thousand Islands National Park, where you’ll pass opulent summer homes, wooded islands, and lush landscapes. Vibrant cities, historic sites, and stunning scenery…this Eastern U.S. & Canada tour features all of this and more!

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 Tour Highlights

Sightseeing:

NEW YORK CITY
Sightseeing with Local Guide

BOSTON
Sightseeing with Local Guide

QUÉBEC CITY
Sightseeing with Local Guide

MONTRÉAL
Sightseeing with Local Guide

OTTAWA
Sightseeing with Local Guide

THOUSAND ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK
Scenic boat cruise

TORONTO
Sightseeing

NIAGARA FALLS
Sightseeing cruise

LANCASTER
Guided visit to an Amish Farm & House

WASHINGTON DC
Sightseeing with Local Guide

PHILADELPHIA
Sightseeing

Guides:

Local host service in New York City, where information is provided for independent exploration and dining.

Scenic Highlights:

Faneuil Hall, the Old North Church, Freedom Trail, Boston Common, scenic White Mountains, French-Canadian province of Québec, St. Lawrence River, Québec City (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Place d’Armes, Laval Seminary, the star-plan Citadelle, Old Montréal, Seminary of St. Sulpice, Mount Royal, modern Montréal, Ottawa River, the Rideau Canal, Rideau Falls, CN Tower, Niagara Falls, Appalachian Mountains, and Pennsylvania Dutch farm country.

Notes:

Enjoy the fall colors of New York, New England, Ontario, and Québec on our special Fall Foliage departures: September 12 to October 10 (if Mother Nature permits).

UNESCO World Heritage

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

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

Private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring with free Wi-Fi.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

2 breakfasts

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1

NEW YORK CITY Welcome to the “Big Apple!” Your Tour Director is on hand this afternoon to answer any questions.

Day 2

NEW YORK CITY–BOSTONThis morning, on the included sightseeing tour with a local expert, visit Broadway, the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, Chinatown, City Hall, Wall Street, and Trinity Church. This afternoon, head for Boston—the “Cradle of American Liberty.” Visit its historic landmarks, reflecting the important part it has played in the history of the United States.

Day 3

BOSTON On your morning guided tour of Boston, see Faneuil Hall, the Old North Church (where Paul Revere was signaled for the departure of British troops to Lexington), the Freedom Trail, and Boston Common. The afternoon is free to explore on your own.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4

BOSTON–QUÉBEC CITY AREA Journey through New Hampshire, passing the State Capitol at Concord and on to the scenic White Mountains. Continue to the Canadian border, where you’ll notice a change in language and tradition as you enter the French-Canadian province of Québec. Overnight in historic Québec City on the banks of the St. Lawrence River.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5

QUÉBEC CITY AREA This morning, join your traveling companions on a unique optional excursion to the Érablière le Chemin du Roy Sugar Shack. Visitors to the sugar cabin will enjoy a typical Québec breakfast, along with a guided visit and presentation to explain the process of maple extraction. Afterward, return to Québec City for a guided tour of Canada’s only walled city, crowned by the turrets of Château Frontenac. Until the British victory of 1759, Old Québec was the center of New France; today, it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Within the walls reside the Place d’Armes, Laval Seminary, the star-plan Citadelle with grand vistas from its bastions, and ancient Place Royale. See the Old World houses crowding narrow streets in Lower Town and the historic Plains of Abraham, where General Wolfe stormed the slopes. The afternoon is at leisure.

Day 6

QUÉBEC CITY AREA–MONTRÉAL Today, drive to cosmopolitan Montréal, one of Canada’s largest cities and home of Expo ‘67 and the 1976 Summer Olympics. Included guided sightseeing includes St. Joseph’s Oratory, the lookout atop Mount Royal, once-walled Old Montréal, Notre Dame Church, the Seminary of St. Sulpice (built by the first missionary settlers), and modern Montréal.

Day 7

MONTRÉAL–OTTAWA Drive west to Ottawa, Canada’s beautiful capital. Guided city sightseeing includes Parliament Hill with its Gothic buildings, the Canadian Mint, the Rideau Canal, the hexagonal National Arts Centre, and stately residences and embassies. With a free afternoon you could visit the Canadian Museum of History, with panoramic views of Parliament Hill across the Ottawa River.

Day 8

OTTAWA–THOUSAND ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK–TORONTO Trace the Rideau Canal south to the amazing Thousand Islands National Park. Enjoy many wooded islands along the St. Lawrence River, sprinkled with beautifully simple to opulent summer homes on your included scenic cruise.

Day 9

TORONTO Setting Toronto’s exciting architectural tone are City Hall; the downtown banking district; Roger’s Center; and stunning CN Tower, more than a third of a mile high. See all this and more on your morning city sightseeing tour. Then, spend the rest of the day exploring the city sights on your own, including Harborfront, Ontario Place, and Chinatown.

Day 10

TORONTO–NIAGARA FALLS Travel south along the lakeshore and through the rich farmlands and vineyards of Ontario to Niagara Falls. Stop at Table Rock and hear the raging waters. Then, board your Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise for amazing close-ups at the base of the falls.

NOTE:
Operation of the Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise is subject to favorable weather conditions. When weather is unfavorable, a walking tour through the scenic tunnels will be substituted.

Day 11

NIAGARA FALLS–LANCASTER Leave Canada and head southeast through the Appalachian Mountains and along a portion of the Susquehanna River into Pennsylvania Dutch farm country. Tonight, join the optional excursion and experience a traditional Amish dinner.

Day 12

LANCASTER–PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH COUNTRY–WASHINGTON DC AREA This morning, stop at the Amish Farm & House. A Local Guide explains the faith, culture, and way of life of these people for whom tradition forbids the use of electricity or telephones in the home. On to Washington DC for an afternoon arrival.

Day 13

WASHINGTON DC The nation’s capital is a sightseeing treasure trove. Your half-day tour with a Local Guide visits the Lincoln and Washington Monuments, National WWII Memorial, and photo stops at Capitol Hill, the White House, and other well-known sights. Your Tour Director will also suggest a number of independent activities that explore different facets of this splendid city.

Day 14

WASHINGTON DC–PHILADELPHIATravel north this morning to Philadelphia for included sightseeing focusing on the important buildings of this historic city, the “Birthplace of the Nation.”

Day 15

PHILADELPHIA–NEW YORK CITY This morning, leave for New York City. Check into the New Yorker, a Wyndham Hotel for the next two nights.

Day 16

NEW YORK CITYThe “Big Apple” beckons. New York has it all, from Broadway shows to museums, shopping, and great restaurants.

Day 17

NEW YORK CITYYour vacation ends this morning.

 Tour Director

With Cosmos, 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

HILLARY JOHNSON

Escorting tours for more than 20 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."

Tour Director -  HILLARY JOHNSON

LINDA PEREZ

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

"By the time I was 11 years old, I knew I wanted to be a Tour Director. My parents loved to share photos of their trips with me, and they would tell me, "You should do that; you'd be great at it!" They planted a seed that grew. On my 21st birthday, I traveled on a 12-country, 30-day tour of Europe. Six months later, I enrolled in tour directing school, and I've been in this career for over 30 years. My travel advice is simple: enjoy the experiences that are unique to the places you are visiting."

Tour Director -  LINDA PEREZ

DARYL JENKINS

Escorting tours for more than 10 years

"After a trip to Moscow in 2006, I developed an insatiable desire for travel. I really enjoy working with people, so tour directing seemed like a natural fit. I believe travel is vital to becoming a more well-rounded person. Exposure to other people and cultures gives us a better understanding of just how much we all have in common. I enjoy being able to share places and experiences that I love with others-I look forward to seeing you on the road!"

Tour Director -  DARYL JENKINS

 Accommodation

BOSTON

COMFORT INN BOSTON

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior Tourist-Class
  Free Wifi

LANCASTER

HERITAGE HOTEL LANCASTER

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior Tourist-Class
  Free Wifi

MONTREAL

SANDMAN HOTEL MONTREAL - LONGUEUIL

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

NEW YORK CITY

NEW YORKER, A WYNDHAM HOTEL

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

NIAGARA FALLS

BEST WESTERN PLUS CAIRN CROFT HOTEL

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

OTTAWA

COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT OTTAWA DOWNTOWN

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

PHILADELPHIA

WYNDHAM PHILADELPHIA HISTORICAL DISTRICT

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

QUEBEC CITY AREA

HOTEL LINDBERGH

Hotel as shown or similar
Moderate First-Class
  Free Wifi

TORONTO

CHELSEA HOTEL, TORONTO

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
  Free Wifi

WASHINGTON DC

BEACON HOTEL DOWNTOWN DC

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

 Optional Excursions

Contact your Travel Consultant for more information.
Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)



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