About the tour: Patriot Trails

This incredible itinerary is one to tick off your bucket-list! Retrace the start of the American Revolution by discovering Boston’s historic Freedom Trail, travel through Vermont and New Hampshire, visiting a quintessential New England town, and tour the UNESCO world heritage sites of old and new Québec 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 a traditional farmhouse museum in Pennsylvania Dutch Country, see the seats of power of the American Government with a grand city tour of Washington, D.C,, and explore the birthplace of America in Philadelphia, seeing where it all truly started at Independence Hall!

Tour Includes


  • 8 nights hotel
  • Flights to Boston and from New York
  • Airport transfers in the USA
  • Air-conditioned coach travel
  • Fully escorted in the USA by a Tour Director

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  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
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Tour Itinerary

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    Fly to Boston where you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

    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, which are particularly beautiful during the fall foliage.

    We will cross the international border to enter the Canadian province of Québec. Perhaps visit an authentic maple farm and this evening, take the opportunity to sample some of the celebrated French-Canadian cuisine (optional).

    Québec
    Quebec

    Included Highlights

    • French-Canadian Cuisine
    • Québec

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    • Sugar Shack Dinner
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in local currency (cash payments).

    We 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.

    You may want to enjoy a finishing pastry, baguette or candy treat, and, 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.

    Quebec Provincial Parliament Building
    Quebec

    Included Highlights

    • Québec Walking Tour
    • Montreal
    • Québec

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    • Montreal Evening Tour
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in local currency (cash payments).

    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, we 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 and explore the magnificent scenery on a relaxing cruise.

    Toronto Downtown Skyline
    Toronto Downtown Skyline

    Included Highlights

    • Toronto
    • Ottawa

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    • St. Lawrence River Cruise
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in local currency (cash payments).

    We 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./553 m). Do you dare to stand on the glass floor located over 300 meters above Toronto (optional)?

    We 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 boat ride at the base of the falls.

    Niagara Falls
    Niagara Falls

    Included Highlights

    • Niagara Falls
    • Toronto

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    • Niagara Falls Hornblower Cruise
    • Toronto's CN Tower
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in local currency (cash payments).

    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.

    We travel along the Susquehanna River to south Pennsylvania for an overnight stay.

    Gettysburg
    Gettysburg

    Included Highlights

    • Gettysburg
    • Amish Country

    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 1850s. They use no electricity, mechanical devices, or modern equipment.

    In the afternoon, we continue to the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C.

    Washington D.C.
    Washington DC

    Included Highlights

    • Amish Museum Visit
    • Washington D.C.

    Today, enjoy a tour of the nation’s Capitol with such highlights 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 stroll the banks of the Potomac River.

    Washington D.C.
    Washington DC

    Included Highlights

    • Washington D.C.

    We transfer to New York via Philadelphia, the birthplace of the nation. You will stop to see Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell.

    We transfer to the airport for our overnight flight to the UK.

    Philadelphia
    Philadelphia

    Included Highlights

    • Philadelphia

    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 £499.00 (10 days).

    Accommodation

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

    You will stay at hotels such as:
    • Courtyard by Marriott Boston Brookline, Boston
    • Hotel Universel, Quebec City
    • Gouverneur Hotel Place Dupuis, Montreal
    • Bond Place Hotel, Toronto
    • Best Western Cairn Croft Inn, Niagara Falls
    • Wyndham Garden York, Amish Country
    • Washington Hilton, Washington D.C.


     Please note: due to local laws at least one person in each room booked must be 21 years of age or over.
     All hotels are of European minimum 3-star standard.

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