2017 SEASON
May 2017 - Oct 2017

16 Day Best of Eastern Canada & USA

Insight Vacations Guided Tour starting in Toronto and finishing in New York

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Read 5 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Insight Vacations's 16 Day Best of Eastern Canada & USA. Cosmopolitan cities embodying the North American East blend perfectly with natural wonders and fun activities. This comprehensive tour enjoys two-night stays in some of...read more

Overview

Operator: Insight Vacations
Type: Coach Tour (Premium)
Style: Premium Journey
Duration: 16 Days
From: Toronto to New York
Tour Code: ABEC
Visits: Canada, USA
Our Price From:
$ 6,075
Per Person ($AU)
Save This Month:
$ 730
Per Person ($AU)

Day By Day

1

Thrilling Toronto

Welcome to Canada. On arrival at Toronto International Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. At 18:00, join your Tour Director for a Welcome Reception and an opportunity to mingle over a pleasant evening, with drinks and a light dinner. (WD) Stay: Hilton Toronto
2

Toronto And The Thundering Falls

Rise to the top of the CN Tower, the tallest free-standing tower in the Americas, for views from four look-out areas. Travel up University Avenue to see Queen's Park, the Parliament Buildings and museum row. Then venture on to the spectacular Niagara Falls. View this great natural wonder up-close on a cruise to the base of the falls. Browse the shops and galleries of Niagara-on-the-Lake before returning to Toronto. (FB) Stay: Hilton Toronto
3

Kingston And Ottawa

Follow the shore of Lake Ontario to historic Kingston to view the old buildings, churches and fortifications on an expert-guided tour. Continue to the Canadian capital of Ottawa for an evening at leisure. (FB) Stay: Hilton Lac-Leamy, Ottawa
4

Montreal, The Mount Royal

Enjoy an orientation tour along Ottawa's stately boulevards seeing the green-peaked roofs of the Parliament, City Hall and National Gallery of Canada. Next, continue to Montreal in the French-speaking province of Quebec, known for its many festivals. Join a Local Expert to see the cobblestone streets and buildings of the old town, the grand mansions of Mount Royal, and visit the Notre Dame Basilica. (FB) Stay: Hotel Bonaventure Montreal
5

The Old Walled City Of Quebec

Depart Montreal and venture north to visit the Montmorency Falls. Continue to Quebec City, set atop sheer cliffs at a narrowing of the St. Lawrence River. Your hotel is situated in the atmospheric heart of the old town and the rest of the day is yours to soak up the old world charm. For your dining pleasure, choose from a selection of local restaurants this evening. (FB/DA) Stay: Manoir Victoria, Quebec City
6

Quintessential Quebec

In the morning, experience Quebec's unique European charm with a Local Expert. See the Latin Quarter, Plains of Abraham, Ramparts, National Assembly, Basilica, City Hall, Place Royale and Citadel. The remainder of the day is at leisure. (FB) Stay: Manoir Victoria, Quebec City
7

Quebec To Bar Harbor

Bid 'Au Revoir' to Quebec and cross the US border. Enjoy the countryside while travelling east towards Mount Desert Island on the Atlantic Coast. Your home for the next two nights is the quintessential New England fishing village of Bar Harbor, Maine. (FB) Stay: Harborside Hotel, Bar Harbor
8

Explore Acadia National Park

Take in the natural beauty of Acadia National Park, with its dramatic rocky shoreline, beaver ponds and spectacular views from the top of Cadillac Mountain. There is also time to explore Bar Harbor on your own or perhaps join an optional nature cruise. In the evening, feast on a traditional Maine lobster at a Highlight Dinner. (FB/HD) Stay: Harborside Hotel, Bar Harbor
9

The Coast Of New England To Boston

Follow the rocky Maine shoreline south, stopping in picturesque Kennebunkport for a chance to soak up typical New England life. Pass by New Hampshire's only coastal city of Portsmouth en route to Boston, Massachusetts. (FB) Stay: Hyatt Regency Boston
10

Boston, The Cradle Of Liberty

Boston is one of America's oldest and most historic cities. Join your Tour Director for a look at some of the sites along the Freedom Trail including Beacon Hill, Faneuil Hall, Charlestown, Bunker Hill Pavilion and the meeting house where the Boston Tea Party was planned. The afternoon is at leisure for more sightseeing or shopping. Later, enjoy a delectable dinner at Salvatore's, a local favourite in Downtown Boston. (FB/D) Stay: Hyatt Regency Boston
11

Boston And Philadelphia

Travel to Philadelphia where the Liberty Bell first chimed and Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence. (FB) Stay: Hilton Penn's Landing, Philadelphia
12

Washington, D.C. 'the American Rome'

Before heading to Washington, D.C., amid 'America's Most Historic Square Mile', explore Independence National Historic Park and visit the Liberty Bell. Once in Washington, D.C., enjoy some leisure time on your own. (FB) Stay: The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection, Washington, D.C.
13

Washington, D.C. Sightseeing And Leisure Time

In the morning, join a Local Expert and see Capitol Hill and the White House. Stops include the Lincoln, World War II and Vietnam Veterans Memorials. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. Perhaps visit the Kennedy Center, one of the Smithsonian's museums or stroll through the historic cobblestone streets of Georgetown. (FB) Stay: The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection, Washington, D.C
14

A Bite Of The Big Apple

Depart the nation's capital and head to the Big Apple. Embark on a harbour cruise to take in dazzling views of Manhattan's skyline, Ellis Island and the towering Statue of Liberty. Your modern hotel could not be more central, set in vibrant Times Square. Step out on your own in the evening and feel the pulse of the city. (FB) Stay: New York Marriott Marquis
15

A Manhattan Masterpiece

Start your morning with a Local Expert on a tour that includes the Financial and Broadway Districts and Battery Park. Visit the Top of the Rock Observation Deck, with stunning views of the New York skyline. New York dining is legendary so in the evening, join your Tour Director and newfound friends for a Celebration Dinner at Bond 45, recipient of a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. (FB/CD) Stay: New York Marriott Marquis
16

Depart New York City

Your tour draws to a close after breakfast. There are departure transfers to JFK, Newark International and La Guardia Airports. (FB)

Trip Inclusions

Signature Experiences

  • Toronto: Until recently, the CN Tower was the tallest free standing structure on earth with magnificent views.
  • Niagara Falls: Board your cruise and greet the howling spray, wind and thunder at the base of the falls.
  • Kingston: View the historic buildings and fortifications of the city with a Local Expert.
  • Montreal: See the cobblestone streets, architecture of the old town buildings and soak in the old world charm with a Local Expert.
  • Quebec: Experience the city's unique European charm with a Local Expert.
  • Bar Harbor: Experience the natural beauty of Acadia National Park.
  • Boston: Follow part of Boston's red-brick Freedom Trail which brings the story of the American Revolution to life.
  • Washington, D.C.: See Capital Hill, the White House and other iconic landmarks with a Local Expert.
  • New York: View Manhattan's skyscrapers, Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty from your New York harbour cruise.
  • New York: Take in the famous sites and lights including the Financial and Broadway Districts with your Local Expert.
  • New York: Enjoy sweeping skyline views from the Top of the Rock Observation Deck at New York's Rockefeller Center.

Additional Included Highlights

  • Toronto: Travel up University Avenue to see museum row, Queen's Park and City Hall.
  • Niagara Falls: Browse the shops and galleries of Niagara-on-the-Lake.
  • Kingston: See the old buildings, churches and fortifications.
  • Ottawa: Visit the Canadian Museum of Nature. See the Parliament building, City Hall and National Gallery of Canada.
  • Quebec: Visit the Montmorency Falls.
  • Kennebunkport: Stroll along the shops and historic buildings.
  • Philadelphia: View Independence Hall and visit the Liberty Bell.
  • Washington, D.C.: See the White House and visit the Lincoln Memorial.
  • New York: See the Financial and Broadway Districts and Battery Park.

Authentic Regional Flavours

  • Quebec: Enjoy a Dine-Around evening in Quebec City.
  • Bar Harbor: Feast on a traditional meal of Maine lobster.
  • New York: Enjoy a farewell Celebration Dinner at renowned Bond 45.
  • 1 Welcome Dinner (WD), 15 Full Breakfasts (FB), 1 Dine-Around (DA), 1 Highlight Dinner (HD), 1 Dinners (D) and 1 Celebration Dinner (CD)

Stay At The Best Addresses

  • Quebec: With its unique and contemporary style, the Hotel Manoir Victoria is located in the heart of the historic and culturally vibrant Old Quebec.
  • Bar Harbor: Overlooking Frenchman's Bay from Downtown Bar Harbor, the luxurious Harborside Hotel, Spa and Marina welcomes guests to a relaxed seaside retreat that embodies the spirit of coastal Maine.
  • Washington, D.C.: The Mayflower Hotel, an Autograph Collection, is a luxury hotel with unmatched elegance highlighted by an abundance of modern conveniences.
  • New York: Experience the excitement of a major city at the Marriott Marquis situated in Times Square.

Additional Five Star Services

  • An expert Insight Tour Director, at the pinnacle of their career, will guide you on your journey. Serving as your 'travelling concierge', this skilled guide will act as consummate organiser and be your 'friend in a foreign land'.
  • Enjoy the unique comfort of Insight's luxury air-conditioned 40 seat coach with extended leg room and on-board restroom. It's business class comfort.
  • A personal radio headset gives you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating insights and commentaries.
  • Baggage handling everywhere, with seamless and prompt delivery to your door at every hotel.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. Plus we include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi.
  • Insight Flourishes - from time to time, your Tour Director will enchant you with local tidbits, each representing authentic food or beverages unique to the destination.
  • Included airport transfers on Day 1 and Day 16.

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Twin prices are per person. Seasonal adjustments and/or black out dates apply.

Operator Details

Region: Canada & Alaska
Style: Premium Journey
Accommodation: 4-5 Star
Location: Central - Generally
Guided: Tour Host & Driver
Transport: Luxury Coach (Extra Leg Room)
Age Range: Open (min 5 years)
Flights: Internal Flights Included
Airport Transfers: Included (Day of Arrival & Departure)
Gratuities: Option to Pre Purchase
Max Group Size: 40 (Avg. 38)
Free WiFi: Onboard
* Source: Insight Vacations 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 (5)

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Australia
Trip Date: 31/07/2016

“Terrific trip, good pace and great tour guide”

Enjoyable trip and good group. Howie the tour guide was sensational, nothing was a problem and his patience and professionalism was outstanding.

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Australia
Trip Date: 29/05/2016

“A taste of north east Americas”

Everything was handled with perfect smoothness, from the initial booking with Global Journeys, and the actual organization by Insight , to the wonderful care and entertainment given by our tour director and driver. It was all a class act. Our 16 day tour gave a taste of this large area and everywhere we went I want to go back to. Our time was organized well though, and we did see a lot. A lovely bunch of fellow passengers was the cherry on top.

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Australia
Trip Date: 09/08/2015

“A most relaxing and enjoyable experience”

A great tour at a good pace. Interesting locations with considerable diversity. The tour director was very professional, engaging and a good communicator. The driver was professional and friendly and the coach always clean. These two made the trip. A most relaxing and enjoyable experience.

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Australia
Trip Date: 02/08/2015

“Tour guide not up to scratch”

Unfortunately the tour was not like the previous ones we have done due to our tour guide who did not make this holiday as enjoyable as it should of been. Roger I felt lacked personality and communication skills and his time management was not up to scratch. The accommodation we had fell short of expectation. This is was also the view of a lot of the other passengers on the trip. I am not sure if we would use Insight Vacations again.

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2017 SEASON
May 2017 - Oct 2017

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21 May 2017 $ 6,410 Request Quote
28 May 2017 $ 6,075 Sold Out
04 Jun 2017 $ 6,505 Request Quote
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25 Jun 2017 $ 6,455 Request Quote
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03 Sep 2017 $ 6,295 Request Quote
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