2017 SEASON
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15 Day Eastern US & Canada Grand Vacation

Cosmos Guided Tour starting in New York and finishing in New York

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Read 33 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Cosmos's 15 Day Eastern US & Canada Grand Vacation. This grand 15 day holiday travels through northeastern parts of the U.S. and Canada. Meet in New York City for an exciting sightseeing tour. Travel north to Boston, a city...read more

Overview

Operator: Cosmos
Type: Coach Tour (Low Cost)
Style: Regional Discovery
Duration: 15 Days
From: New York to New York
Tour Code: 8200
Visits: USA, Canada
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$ 2,699
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Day By Day

1

New York City

Welcome to the "Big Apple!" Your Tour Director is on hand this afternoon to answer any questions.
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New York City - Boston

This morning, on the included sightseeing tour with a local expert, visit Broadway, the Empire State Building, Greenwich Village, 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.
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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. This evening, why not join your travelling companions for dinner at a popular downtown restaurant?
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Boston - Quebec 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 Quebec. Overnight in historic Quebec City on the banks of the St. Lawrence River.
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Quebec City Area

This morning, join your travelling companions on a unique optional excursion to the Erabliere le Chemin du Roy Sugar Shack. Visitors to the sugar cabin will enjoy a typical Quebec breakfast, along with a guided visit and presentation to explain the process of maple extraction. Afterward, return to Quebec City for a guided tour of Canada's only walled city, crowned by the turrets of Chateau Frontenac. Until the British victory of 1759, Old Quebec was the centre of New France; today, it's a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Within the walls reside the Place d'Armes, Laval Seminary, the starplan 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.
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Quebec City Area - Montreal

Today, drive to cosmopolitan Montreal, one of Canada's largest cities. Home of Expo `67 and the 1976 Summer Olympics, included sightseeing includes St. Joseph's Oratory, the lookout atop Mount Royal, once-walled Old Montreal, Notre Dame Church, the Seminary of St. Sulpice, built by the first missionary settlers, and modern Montreal.
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Montreal - 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 the free afternoon you could visit the Canadian Museum of History, with panoramic views of Parliament Hill across the Ottawa River.
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Ottawa - Thousand Islands National Park - Kingston - 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.
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Toronto

Setting Toronto's exciting architectural pace are City Hall; the downtown banking district; Roger's Centre; and stunning CN Tower, more than 536 metres (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 Harbourfront, Ontario Place, and Chinatown.
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 SIGHTSEEING BOAT for amazing close-ups at the base of the falls. Please Note: Operation of the Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise is subject to favourable weather conditions. When weather is unfavourable, a walking tour through the scenic tunnels will be substituted.
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.
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.
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Washington DC Area

The nation's capital is a sightseeing treasure trove, and your half-day tour with a Local Guide visits Arlington National Cemetery to see the graves of American heroes, including those of John F. Kennedy and his brother Robert. After, 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.
14

Washington DC Area - Philadelphia

Travel north this morning to Philadelphia for included sightseeing focusing on the important buildings of this historic city the "Birthplace of the Nation." The remainder of your day is free for independent sightseeing.
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Philadelphia - New York City

This morning, visit the LIBERTY BELL and INDEPENDENCE HALL. Then, leave for New York City via Newark International Airport for those with homebound flights. Please schedule flights after 6 pm. For guests with flights out of Kennedy or LaGuardia airports, transfers are not included; we suggest booking flights after 7 pm. (CB)

Trip Inclusions

Included Experiences

  • SIGHTSEEING: In New York City, Boston, Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Washington DC, and Philadelphia; scenic cruise along the St. Lawrence River, Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise, Amish farm & house, Liberty Bell & Independence Hall, Arlington National Cemetrey, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, Capitol Hill, and National WWII Memorial.
  • SCENIC HIGHLIGHTS: Faneuil Hall, the Old North Church, the Freedom Trail, Boston Common, scenic White Mountains, French-Canadian province of Quebec, St. Lawrence River, Quebec City (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Place d'Armes, Laval Seminary, the star-plan Citadelle, Old Montreal, Seminary of St. Sulpice, Mount Royal, modern Montreal, Ottawa River, the Rideau Canal, Rideau Falls, CN Tower, Niagara Falls, Appalachian Mountains, and Pennsylvania Dutch farm country.
  • GUIDES: Local Guides for city sightseeing in New York City, Boston, Washington DC, Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa, and Amish farm & house; services of a professional Tour Director.
  • TRANSPORTATION: Private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.
  • HOTELS: Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service charges, and tips for baggage handling.
  • INSIDE VISITS as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Accommodation

  • Hotel Classifications: First Class (F), Moderate First Class (MF), Superior Tourist Class (ST), Tourist Class (T)
  • New York City Skyline Hotel (MF), Boston Crowne Plaza Boston - Newton (F), Québec City Area Hotel Lindbergh (MF), Montréal Best Western Ville-Marie (F), Ottawa The Cartier Place Suite Hotel (F), Toronto Chelsea Hotel, Toronto (F), Niagara Falls Best Western Plus Cairn Croft Hotel (F), Lancaster Heritage Hotel Lancaster (ST), Washington DC Area Crowne Plaza Old Town Alexandria (F), Philadelphia Hampton Inn Philadelphia (ST)

Included Meals

  • 1 continental breakfast (CB)

Trip Notes

  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.

Operator Details

Region: Canada & Alaska
Style: Regional Discovery
Accommodation: 3+ Star
Location: Outskirts - Generally
Guided: Tour Host & Driver
Transport: Luxury Coach
Age Range: Open (min 8 years)
Flights: Internal Flights Included
Airport Transfers: Available, Not Included
Gratuities: Option to Pre Purchase
Max Group Size: 50 (Avg. 39)
Free WiFi: Onboard
* Source: Cosmos for trips in Canada & Alaska. Some variances may occur on individual tours and information is provided as a guide only. Refer to Trip Inclusions section for more details.

Reviews (33)

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Australia
Trip Date: 05/10/2016

“East US and Canada Tour”

Tour guide a little stilted initially, but after feedback from several travellers she made a concerted effort to do more research and be more informative. Most inclusions were good except for Boston harbour cruise which was a glorified ferry ride. Initial preamble talk re tipping levels is too strong on all USA tours and Cosmos should allow guides to water this down a bit as it actually discourages generous tipping levels by all travellers no matter their country of origin.

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Australia
Trip Date: 01/10/2016

“15 day Eastern US & Canada Grand Vacation”

The route was well chosen and the autumn foliage was truly spectacular. The cities were interesting and attractive and the scenery generally lovely.

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Australia
Trip Date: 12/09/2016

“Fantastic scenic tour”

Enjoyed scenery in Canada & beautiful Quebec & Ottawa. Interesting visit to the Amish people. Great boat trip at Nigeria.. Fantastic 2 days exploring Washington's museums & galleries. Great tour very divert. Lots of kilometres, interesting scenery & cities.

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Australia
Trip Date: 11/09/2016

“Eastern US & Canada Grand Vacation”

Highlights: Niagara Falls, Old Quebec City, 1000 Islands cruise, Manhattan. Having wifi on the coach in USA. Lowlights: Holiday Inn in Boston. No wifi on the coach in Canada. We would have liked to have had more time in Washington DC as there is so much to see. Coach driver, Chris was excellent.

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