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Join us for a spectacular adventure to the eastern side of the United States and Canada! Retrace the start of the American Revolution by experiencing Boston’s historic Freedom Trail, travel through Vermont and New Hampshire, and tour the UNESCO world heritage sites of old and new Quebec City. Then, feel the mists while taking in the natural wonder of Niagara Falls and walk the hallowed grounds of Gettysburg, the most decisive battle the American Civil War. Get an up-close taste of Amish culture at the traditional farmhouse museum in Pennsylvania Dutch Country, see the seats of power of American Government with a grand city tour of Washington, D.C., and explore the birthplace of America in Philadelphia by witnessing where it all started, Independence Hall.
Fly to New York City, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
We depart NYC for historic New England, travelling along the Long Island Sound to historic Boston, MA. Enjoy a walking tour along the Freedom Trail which begins at the Boston Common and winds beside the State House, King’s Chapel, the old South Meeting House, the Boston massacre site, and the fronts of many taverns and pubs where America’s Founding Fathers' toasted freedom. Walk the cobblestone streets of Beacon Hill steeped in history, which contains one of the city’s most beautiful neighbourhoods.
This morning, we travel through the rural New England states of New Hampshire and Vermont on our way to Canada. We will pass through small picturesque villages and the White Mountains, particularly beautiful during the fall foliage.
We cross the international border to enter the Canadian province of Québec. This evening, take the opportunity to sample some of the celebrated French-Canadian cuisine (optional).
Begin the day with a tour of Québec City, the French capital of the province and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Highlights include the Québec Provincial Parliament Building and the Citadelle.
Then enjoy a walking tour of the walled city, where you will see the Château de Frontenac, as well as unparalleled views of the Saint Lawrence River.
Then, you may want to enjoy a delicious pastry, baguette or candy treat, or if time allows, may we suggest a visit to Rue du Tresor before departing to Montréal.
Upon arrival, take an optional tour of Old Montréal, the area known as the 'Vieux Port', with stops at Place Jacques Cartier and Notre Dame Basilica.
We depart Montréal for the capital of Canada, Ottawa. This vibrant city of parks and flowers boasts one of the most impressive parliament buildings in the world.
In the afternoon, continue along the 1000 Islands Parkway to the largest English-speaking city in Canada, Toronto, located on the shore of Lake Ontario. Join an optional excursion on the St. Lawrence River which explores the magnificent scenery on a relaxing cruise.
Begin the day with a drive through Toronto’s impressive collection of modern skyscrapers, most notably, the CN Tower, one of the world’s tallest free-standing structure (1,815 ft./553m). Do you dare to stand on the glass floor located more than 300 meters above Toronto (optional)?
Continue along Lake Ontario crossing the Welland Canal, before arriving at Niagara Falls, where you will be amazed at this natural wonder. Stroll along Table Rock, see the unique Floral Clock, and view the thundering water of the Horseshoe Falls. Perhaps take an optional tour on the renowned Hornblower Cruises at the base of the falls.
Today, we ride through the rolling farmland of upstate New York, known as the Finger Lakes Region, and enter the keystone state of Pennsylvania.
This afternoon, visit the historic Gettysburg Civil War national battleground, site of the largest battle ever fought on American soil and the place where President Lincoln gave his famous address in 1863.
Travel along the Susquehanna River to South Pennsylvania for an overnight stay.
We travel through rural countryside to Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Visit an Amish museum and see their 300-year-old tradition of simple living (admission included). The Amish people live in a world that stopped in the mid-1850's. They use no electricity, mechanical devices, nor modern equipment.
In the afternoon, continue to the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C.
Today, enjoy a tour of the national Capitol, with highlights such as the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, the White House and Arlington National Cemetery, site of the JFK Memorial.
Spend the remainder of the day exploring some of the many museums comprising the Smithsonian Institute, or, simply walk the banks of the Potomac River.
Transfer to the airport for your return overnight flight to the UK.
Arrival in the UK.
All rooms have to be requested with our Partner, ATI. Once we have confirmed your requirements we will send you a new confirmation invoice. ATI Terms and Conditions do not allow any name changes once your booking is confirmed.
This tour requires customers to have a certain degree of fitness as it is a very full itinerary. Wheelchairs must be prior approved by ATI. This is due to luggage space being at a premium on the coach. Customers are subject to 1 piece of hold luggage each, additional pieces are subject to approval by ATI and may be charged at a supplement. Passengers with medical conditions which impair their travels and may require assistance must make these conditions known at the time of booking. Tour Directors are not permitted to personally intervene or assist in medical emergencies, or assist passengers with prior medical conditions. Passengers with physical challenges must always travel with a companion who can assist them. All coaches are equipped with a lavatory. As facilities for properly serving the lavatory are extremely limited outside major metropolitan areas, the on-board lavatory is principally intended for emergency use. Of course, frequent stops are made throughout the day for the customers comfort. You may find that your tour coach does not have seat belts as American Law doesn't require them.
Please note, due to local laws at least one person in each room booked must be aged 21 years or over. Persons under 21 years of age cannot enter casinos (including those in hotels) alone in the USA and must be accompanied at all times by an adult aged 21 or over.
IMPORTANT VISA INFORMATION
Travel Authorisation via the Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) is required prior to travelling to the USA under the Visa Waiver Program, for which an additional charge of approximately $14 per person is made. Log onto the ESTA Web site at https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov and complete an online application in English. The web-based system will prompt you to answer basic biographical and eligibility questions typically requested on a paper I-94W form. Applications may be submitted at any time prior to travel, however, DHS recommends that applications be submitted no less than 72 hours prior to travel.
It is your responsibility to ensure you hold the correct passport and visa (if required) to enter the United States of America. If you are in any doubt please contact the appropriate embassy.
Single Room Supplement from £919.00 (12 days).
Please Note: Due to demand, we may use other hotels of a similar standard. Your exact hotel details will be provided with your travel documents.
The Grand Hyatt New York wants to make it easy for you to experience New York City and all that it has to offer. With a location just across from Grand Central Terminal, getting around New York City is effortless from this centralised Midtown location.
A beautiful resort-style Niagara Falls hotel located on historic Lundy's Lane in Niagara Falls, Ontario. The hotel is less than two miles from many local attractions such as the Horseshoe Falls.
All of our coaches are modern and comfortable, and you can be assured of a high level of service and reliability from our expert-trained coach crews, who will be on hand to assist and escort you along the way.
Yes, unfortunately there is no feeder/transfer service to/from the U.K. airports.
Estimated flight times are given at the time of booking. The times given are for guidance only and may change.
Exact flight times will be confirmed on travel document which are sent 7-10 days before departure. For more information on flight times please contact our Reservations Department on 0844 324 9265 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are able to pre-book flight seats with most airlines. There may be a charge for this service.
Any charges will be confirmed at the time of booking. Most other airlines will allocate your seats at check-in.
Yes, we can. Please contact our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 to arrange wheelchair assistance or any other medical requests.
We recommend you check-in for your flight three hours before the scheduled time for long haul flights and two and a half hours before the scheduled time for any European holidays.
Luggage allowances vary from airline to airline. The luggage allowance is normally up to 20kg (44lbs) and 5kg for hand luggage. Ryan Air's luggage allowance is normally up to 20kg (44lbs) and 10kg for hand luggage. All allowances are subject to changes made by the airline.
For more information on luggage allowances please contact our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 or email us at email@example.com.
The transfers on the majority of our flight tours are included. Our Reservations Staff will be able to advise you when you call. On tours where you book your own flight the transfers may only be available at certain times or not at all.
This depends on which airline the flight is booked with. Please call our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 for more details.
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Angela Robson, 0 years ago
This holiday would be better if it was extended to 14/15 days duration. It felt very rushed. Not a lot of time spent in each city. Some of the hotels could have been better.
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