Eastern USA & Canada Escape- XUSE

Number of Days: 12
Destination: USA
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  • This 12 day guided tour will show you all the great attractions.

    In America we'll explore Boston, Washington, D.C. and Detroit. In Canada we'll introduce you to Ottawa, Quebec, and Toronto. The stunning Niagara Falls are a must-see on any traveller's bucket list, so of course we'll stop over at this natural wonder.

    As we travel through the US states including Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Pennsylvannia, as well as the Canadian provinces of Quebec and Ontario, we’ll pass through some of North America's most scenic landscapes.

    This unique itinerary includes top attractions and overnight stays in both cities and smaller towns. This way you can really get a feel for each country and its people.

  • DAY 1: New York City, NY - Newport, RI - Boston, MA 

    We jump into our Eastern US & Canada holiday without wasting a second. After meeting up in the morning, we immediately make our way from New York to Boston. Along the way we stop in Newport, Rhode Island, with some free time to explore and grab lunch. This beautiful seaside town has a rich history. It was founded in 1639 and became an important port in the colonial era. Since then it has transformed into a bustling artists' community and popular holiday destination. It is also home to the US Naval War College. Leaving Newport behind, we'll cruise through Connecticut to Boston. After settling in at our hotel, your tour leader will take you on a driving tour. We'll see a few of Boston’s highlights, including Quincy Hall and the city’s oldest park.

    DAY 2: Boston, MA - Free day

    Boston is such an interesting city that we are giving you a full day to explore on your own. A good way to get around the city is by taking the hop-on-hop-off bus tour, which is very convenient and visits major sights including Beacon Hill, Boston’s most historic and affluent neighbourhoods and the 221-feet high Bunker Hill monument that commemorates the first major battle of the American Revolution.

    DAY 3: Boston, MA - Cannon Mountain, NH - Quebec City, QC

    See ya Boston! Today our US holiday crosses over the border into Canada. But first, we visit Flume Gorge in New Hampshire. This natural gorge extends for 800 feet at the base of Mount Liberty, and the sheer walls narrow to 12 feet apart in places. With a boardwalk taking you deep into the gorge, this is a priceless photo opportunity! Next, we cross into Canada and head straight for Quebec City, the country's only walled settlement. Once we've freshened up at the hotel, we hit the road on a walking tour. This takes us along many historical places including Old Quebec, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Not to mention Chateau Frontenac, the Place Royale and the Citadel/Musée Royal 22è Régiment. You have some free time to explore by yourself before heading back to the hotel for the evening.

    DAY 4: Quebec City, QC - Free day

    Canada holidays call for lots of exploration, so we're giving you a full day to discover Quebec. This beautiful city has plenty of cultural destinations and outdoor activities to enjoy. You could even head out of town to drink in the stunning landscapes. Speak to your tour leader about optional activities. You could, for instance, join in on a day trip to Île d'Orléans and Montmorency Falls. Or simply see the sights by yourself - the choice is yours!

    DAY 5: Quebec City, QC - Montreal, QC - Ottawa, ON

    Au revoir Quebec! The next stop on our Eastern US & Canada holiday is Ottawa, Canada's capital. On the way, we'll stop off in Old Montreal. This is a great time to try a local favourite. We recommend poutine - French fries topped with cheese curd and gravy (it's much better than it sounds!). Once we arrive in Ottawa, we will do a quick check in at our hotel and then hop back on the coach to Parliament Hill. Once we arrive, your tour leader will take you on a walking tour, highlighting Parliament Hill and a few other highlights. Your walking tour concludes in ByWard Market, where you can snap a quick photo by the OTTAWA sign and grab something to eat, before heading back to the hotel for the evening.

    DAY 6: Ottawa, ON - McDonalds Corners, ON - Toronto, ON

    After leaving Ottawa, our Canadian holiday continues as we make our way to Toronto. On the way, we stop for a maple syrup demonstration and tasting. Did you know Canada exports 9.4 million+ litres of maple syrup per year? That's a whole lot of waffle topping! When we arrive in Toronto, your tour leader will lead you on a tour of the city centre. Once you have your bearings, you can take the entire evening to explore at your own pace.

    DAY 7: Toronto, ON - Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON - Niagara Falls, ON

    No Canadian vacation package is complete without a visit to Niagara Falls. Today we leave Toronto behind and travel away from the Great Lake Ontario to this famous natural landmark. Before reaching the falls, we’ll will make a stop in Niagara-on-the-Lake, a quaint little town where we try Ontario's renowned ice wine. Afterwards, we visit Niagara's majestic Horseshoe Falls and then head to our hotel. The evening is yours to explore. You can join a boat tour to the falls, or experience them from the viewing points at the top. There is a lot to do - see the falls at night, stroll along Clifton Hill or visit a casino. It's up to you!

    DAY 8: Niagara Falls, ON - Detroit, MI

    Today our Eastern US & Canada holiday takes us back to the United States. We leave Canada and make our way to Detroit. This urban and gritty American city is best known for muscle cars and Motown music. Detroit took a hit in the recession but is now starting to reinvent itself. We go on a guided driving/walking tour and learn more about the rise & fall of this great city.

    DAY 9: Detroit, MI - Cleveland, OH - Pittsburgh, PA

    Today we make our way to Pittsburgh via Cleveland. During our comfort stop in Cleveland, try a Polish Boy. This iconic sandwich features grilled kielbasa sausage on a bun with barbecue sauce, coleslaw and chips. American roadside cuisine at its best! When we arrive in Pittsburgh, we'll take a ride on the 100-year-old Duquesne Incline. Once we reach the observation deck atop Mt. Washington you'll be able to see the entire city and its three beautiful rivers.

    DAY 10: Pittsburgh, PA - Washington DC

    The next stop on our US holiday is Washington DC. Travelling east, we reach the nation's capital and start exploring immediately. We visit Arlington Cemetery and the resting place of JFK. Once everyone has freshened up at the hotel we set out again. The coach will take you on a tour of Washington's most famous landmarks. This includes sights like the White House, Washington Monument, the Pentagon & more!

    DAY 11: Washington DC - Free day

    Today you have the whole day to explore Washington. You could arrange a ticket to the Old Town trolley that takes visitors to all the major sights. Or you can go all out and purchase the Washington DC Explorer Pass. This value-added ticket gives you access to the Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off tour. Along the way, you'll see the International Spy Museum, Madame Tussauds DC, the Capital Wheel and more! The Pass also includes bike and kayak rental if you feel like working up a sweat.

    DAY 12: Washington DC - Philadelphia, PA - New York City, NY

    Today is the last day of your Eastern US holiday, and we've saved the best for last. We wave Washington goodbye and make our way to New York via Philadelphia. We make a comfort stop at the Pennsylvania Convention Centre in the heart of downtown Philly. Here you can grab some lunch on the go and walk to the Liberty Bell Centre or Independence Hall. We then head to the Big Apple, where your tour concludes.

    • 11 nights' accommodation in twin rooms with private en-suite facilities. Single travellers have the option to pay a single supplement to ensure a private room (please email for additional cost).
    • Services of your Tour guide- who will be on hand with advice and tips to ensure that you get the most from your trip. 
    • 11 breakfasts, 0 dinners
    • Local taxes and fees
    • Modern air-conditioned coach with reclining seats, TV for showing DVDs, and toilet.
    • 24 Experiences (including guided walking tours, orientation walks, driving tours of cities plus other exciting experiences)
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    • From $3,995 per person twin share. Single supplement at additional cost.

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