2016 SEASON
Jul 2016 - Sep 2016
2017 SEASON
Apr 2017 - Oct 2017

14 Day East Coast USA & Canada

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

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Read 30 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Trafalgar's 14 Day East Coast USA & Canada. America and Canada's principal eastern metropolises meet on this multi-city break featuring New York City, Boston, D.C., Toronto, Montreal and Quebec City - with Niagara Falls fusing...read more

Overview

Operator: Trafalgar
Type: Guided Tour (Premium)
Style: Discoveries
Duration: 14 Days
From: New York to New York
Tour Code: DEUS
Visits: USA, Canada
Our Price From:
$ 4,935
Per Person ($AU)
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$ 270
Per Person ($AU)

Day By Day

1

Arrive New York City

Welcome to New York City. Check into your hotel and head out on your own for an afternoon of discovering the city. Grab a slice of pizza or a hot dog from a street vendor, browse the high-end shops or just relax at your hotel. At 5:30 p.m. meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Stay: New York Marriott East Side
2

New York - Philadelphia - Washington, D.C. (2 Nights)

Take a bite out of the Big Apple on an orientation tour of the city. View the towering Empire State Building, pulsating Times Square and grand Central Park. Travel on to the City of Brotherly Love and visit the Liberty Bell Center. View Independence Hall, site of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, before travelling on to Washington, D.C., the nation's capital. This evening enjoy a dinner in the capital city. (FB/D) Stay: Capital Hilton
3

Washington, D.C. Sightseeing And Free Time

Immerse yourself in the proud heritage of a nation today as you view the White House, the U.S. Capitol Building, the Lincoln Memorial, the World War II and Vietnam War memorials with a Local Specialist. Enjoy the remainder of the day on your own-perhaps visit one of the Smithsonian's museums or galleries or take a stroll around Dupont Circle. (FB)
4

Washington, D.C. - Lancaster County/amish Country

Roll back in time to explore the rural back roads of Pennsylvania's Lancaster County with a Local Specialist. Learn about the traditional agricultural lifestyle of the Amish and the Mennonites, who live much the same as they did when they first settled here over 200 years ago. Arrive at your hotel, a historic preservation in the heart of Amish Country. Tonight, after a hearty dinner, practice preparing whoopie pies, a delicious Cultural Insight, for your dessert. (FB/D) Stay: The Inn at Leola Village (Authentic Accommodation)
5

Lancaster County - Niagara Falls (2 Nights)

Depart Lancaster County and journey across Pennsylvania into the eastern corner of New York. Arrive in Canada at the majestic Niagara Falls. (FB) Stay: Hilton Hotel and Suites Niagara Falls/Fallsview
6

Niagara Falls Sightseeing And Free Time

After soaking up the panoramic views and thunderous roar of the falls, set out on an exhilarating boat ride to the base of spectacular Horseshoe Falls. Enjoy some free time to explore on your own before travelling on to the picturesque community of Niagara-on-the-Lake. This evening, visit a family-owned winery for an exclusive tour and tasting of their award-winning wines, including ice wine, a speciality to the region and a drink that can only be produced in a few other areas of the world. Later, relax at a Be My Guest dinner with captivating views of the vineyard. (FB/BMGD)
7

Niagara Falls - Toronto

Arrive on the shores of the Great Lake Ontario and cosmopolitan Toronto today and set out for an orientation tour of the city. There is time to explore on your own this afternoon or perhaps join an optional tour of the CN Tower. (FB) Stay: Sheraton Centre Toronto
8

Toronto - Ottawa

Travel to Ottawa, Canada's stately capital. Enjoy an introductory tour of the city, including the elegant buildings of Parliament Hill, Rideau Hall, the residence of the Governor General of Canada and the beautiful downtown galleries and museums. (FB) Stay: Novotel Ottawa
9

Ottawa - Quebec City (2 Nights)

Bid adieu to Ottawa this morning. Set off for Quebec City and Old Quebec, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the only walled city north of Mexico in the western hemisphere. You'll feel as if you've just set foot into Old Europe with its classic bistros, sidewalk cafés and cobblestone streets. Tonight, enjoy a delectable Regional Meal at a local restaurant. (FB/RM) Stay: Hilton Quebec City
10

Quebec City Sightseeing

Explore Quebec City's winding streets and historic sites with your Local Specialist. Learn about the city's French and English military past at the fortified Citadel and the Plains of Abraham, the site of a major colonial battle. This afternoon, you might choose to visit a gallery, take a carriage ride through the cobblestone streets or simply relax at a café. Perhaps this evening partake in an optional dinner at a winery nestled along the picturesque Saint Lawrence River. (FB)
11

Quebec City - Montreal

Arrive in Montreal where your Local Specialist introduces you to the pleasures of the city, including the spectacular Notre-Dame Basilica, the colourful port area and Place Jacques-Cartier, epicentre of the old city. (FB) Stay: Le Centre Sheraton Montreal
12

Montreal - Franconia Notch - Boston (2 Nights)

Leave the second largest city in Canada and cross back into the United States. Traverse New Hampshire on your way to Franconia Notch in the heart of the White Mountains. As you make your way through forests of sugar maple and white birch, watch for the black bear, moose and deer that call this area home. Arrive in Boston at your hotel. (FB) Stay: Omni Parker House (Authentic Accommodation)
13

Boston Sightseeing And Free Time

Discover Boston's rich history, from the Old North Church to Boston Harbor-site of the famous Tea Party-and along the Freedom Trail with a tour of the city. This afternoon, continue your exploration as you please-visit the bar that inspired the TV show Cheers or explore the lovely Public Gardens. This evening, toast your holiday and your newfound friends at a Farewell Dinner. (FB/FD)
14

Boston - Newport - Depart New York City

Once the summer home of the Vanderbilts, Astors and Carnegies, the 'captains of industry," the seaside town of Newport now offers history aficionados a wealth of stunning architectural landmarks. See the rows of mansions along Ocean Drive before returning to New York. A transfer is provided to New York JFK International Airport and to the New York Marriott East Side hotel for those extending their stay. (FB)

Day By Day

1

Arrive New York City

Welcome to New York City. Check in to your hotel and head out on your own for an afternoon of discovering the city. Grab a slice of pizza or a hot dog from a street vendor, browse the high-end shops or just relax at your hotel. At 5:30 p.m. meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Stay: New York Marriott East Side
2

New York – Philadelphia – Washington, D.C. (2 Nights)

Take a bite out of the Big Apple on an orientation tour of the city. View the towering Empire State Building, pulsating Times Square and grand Central Park. Travel on to the City of Brotherly Love and visit the Liberty Bell Center. View Independence Hall, site of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, before travelling on to Washington, D.C., the nation's capital. This evening enjoy a dinner in the capital city. (FB/D) Stay: Renaissance Washington, D.C. Dupont Circle
3

Washington, D.C. Sightseeing And Free Time

Immerse yourself in the proud heritage of a nation today as you view the White House, the U.S. Capitol Building, the Lincoln Memorial, the World War II and Vietnam War memorials with a Local Specialist. Enjoy the remainder of the day on your own-perhaps visit one of the Smithsonian's museums or galleries. (FB)
4

Washington, D.C. – Lancaster County/amish Country

Roll back in time to explore the rural back roads of Pennsylvania's Lancaster County with a Local Specialist. Learn about the traditional agricultural lifestyle of the Amish and the Mennonites, who live much the same as they did when they first settled here over 200 years ago. Arrive at your hotel, a historic preservation in the heart of Amish Country. Tonight, after a hearty dinner, practice preparing delicious whoopie pies for your dessert. (FB/D) Stay: The Inn at Leola Village (Authentic Accommodation)
5

Lancaster County – Niagara Falls (2 Nights)

Depart Lancaster County and journey across Pennsylvania into the eastern corner of New York. Make a stop at the Corning Museum of Glass and see more than 35 centuries of glass artistry in the galleries. Later, arrive in Canada at the majestic Niagara Falls. (FB) Stay: Hilton Hotel and Suites Niagara Falls/Fallsview
6

Niagara Falls Sightseeing And Free Time

After soaking up the panoramic views and thunderous roar of the falls, set out on an exhilarating boat ride to the base of spectacular Horseshoe Falls. Enjoy some free time to explore on your own before travelling on to the picturesque community of Niagara-on-the-Lake. (FB)
7

Niagara Falls – Toronto

Arrive on the shores of the Great Lake Ontario and cosmopolitan Toronto today and set out for an orientation tour of the city. There is time to explore on your own this afternoon or perhaps join an optional tour of the CN Tower. (FB) Stay: Sheraton Centre Toronto
8

Toronto – Ottawa

Travel to Ottawa, Canada's stately capital. Enjoy an introductory tour of the city, including the elegant buildings of Parliament Hill, Rideau Hall, the residence of the Governor General of Canada and the beautiful downtown galleries and museums. (FB) Stay: Sheraton Ottawa
9

Ottawa – Quebec City (2 Nights)

Bid adieu to Ottawa this morning. Set off for Quebec City and Old Quebec, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the only walled city north of Mexico in the Western Hemisphere. You'll feel as if you've just set foot into Old Europe with its classic bistros, sidewalk cafés and cobblestone streets. Tonight, enjoy a Regional Meal at a local restaurant. (FB/RM) Stay: Hilton Quebec City
10

Quebec City Sightseeing And Free Time

Explore Quebec City's winding streets and historic sites with your Local Specialist. Learn about the city's French and English military past at the fortified Citadel and the Plains of Abraham, the site of a major colonial battle. This afternoon, you might choose to visit a gallery, take a carriage ride through the cobblestone streets or simply relax at a café. This evening perhaps partake in an optional dinner at a winery nestled along the picturesque Saint Lawrence River. (FB)
11

Quebec City – Montreal

Arrive in Montreal where your Local Specialist introduces you to the pleasures of the city, including the spectacular Notre-Dame Basilica, the colourful port area and Place Jacques-Cartier, epicentre of the old city. This evening, head for the woods atop Mont Rigaud and "Sucrerie de la Montagne," an authentic sugar shack officially designated as a Quebec Heritage Site. Upon arrival, meet your host for the evening as you are taken by horse-drawn carriage to the sugar shack. Learn all about maple syrup including the extraction process and production. Try a "wapiti", a typical Quebecois aperitif, while engaging with your host who will regale you with local stories. Next is an authentic Regional Meal feast, served family style as you enjoy live local folk music. Learn to dance traditional Quebecois folk dances and how to play traditional wooden spoons. (FB/RM) Stay: Le Centre Sheraton Montreal
12

Montreal – Franconia Notch – Boston (2 Nights)

Leave the second largest city in Canada and cross back into the United States. Traverse New Hampshire on your way to Franconia Notch in the heart of the White Mountains. As you make your way through forests of sugar maple and white birch, watch for the black bear, moose and deer that call this area home. Arrive in Boston at your hotel. (FB) Stay: Omni Parker House (Authentic Accommodation)
13

Boston Sightseeing And Free Time

Discover Boston's rich history, from the Old North Church to Boston Harbor—site of the famous Tea Party—and along the Freedom Trail with a tour of the city. This afternoon, continue your exploration as you please—visit the bar that inspired the TV show Cheers or explore the lovely Public Gardens. This evening, toast your holiday and your newfound friends at a Farewell Dinner. (FB/FD)
14

Depart Boston

This morning, say farewell to "The City on a Hill". A transfer is provided to Boston Logan International Airport or choose to extend your stay in Boston. (FB)

Trip Inclusions

Insider Experiences with Trafalgar

Enjoy Insider moments like... the intriguing politics of Washington, D.C. explained by an expert we know in the capital who shows you the key sights and shares the secrets of the city's powerful players. We also meet locals in Montreal and Quebec City, each adding a personal spin to their home cities.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour in Washington, D.C., Montreal, Quebec City and Boston
  • Orientations of New York City, Toronto and Ottawa
  • Visit Niagara Falls, a winery at Niagara-on-the-Lake, Lancaster County and the Liberty Bell Center
  • View the White House, Lincoln Memorial, Independence Hall and the Empire State Building
  • Scenic Drive along Ocean Drive in Newport

Touring Inclusions

  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Hand-picked 4 and 5 star accommodation
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • VIP entry to many sights
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • It's the right hotels With our Insider knowledge, we've handpicked quality hotels to complement this trip.
  • 13 nights First Class accommodation

Dining

  • 13 full breakfasts.
  • 5 dinners (including Be My Guest).

 

Trip Inclusions

Insider Experiences with Trafalgar

  • Enjoy Insider moments like spending an unforgettable evening immersing yourself in the Amish culture. Enjoy a hearty meal created with locally farmed ingredients, made lovingly by Amish families. Feel part of the family watching them rustle up your dessert of whoopie pies, a local favourite. Then settle into your accommodations on an old Amish farm.
  • Local Specialist Stay at the historic Inn at Leola Village in Lancaster and Omni Parker House in Boston.
  • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour in Washington, D.C, Montreal, Quebec City and Boston
  • Orientation of New York City, Toronto and Ottawa
  • View the White House, Lincoln Memorial, Independence Hall and the Empire State Building
  • Visit Niagara Falls, Lancaster County, Corning Museum of Glass and the Liberty Bell Center

Included Dining

  • 13 full breakfasts
  • 5 dinners

Touring Inclusions

  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted. Stay in dazzling 4- and 5-star hotels whenever it complements the experience. Every one of our hotels is selected for its quality, character and setting
  • Luxury air-conditioned coaches give you ample legroom, reclining seats and an on-board restroom. Your experienced driver handles all the tolls, parking and navigation. Sometimes, you'll voyage by rail, water or smaller coaches, when the destination calls for it. All trips include free airport transfers on the start and end day
  • Must-do sightseeing, with audio headsets where appropriate
  • Porterage, local tips and charges
  • Bypass the crowds and enjoy queue-free VIP entry at iconic landmarks
  • An expertly trained Travel Director, every step of the way

Authentic Accommodation

  • The Inn at Leola Village, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
    Dutch-style country homes and workplaces dating back to the 1800s were renovated to preserve their history and create what is now a truly unique Authentic Accommodation.
  • Omni Parker House, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    The legendary Authentic Accommodation was frequented by some of the brightest minds from the Golden Age of Literature—Emerson, Thoreau and Longfellow. Generations of local and national politicians— including Ulysses S. Grant, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and John F. Kennedy— assembled for private meetings, press conferences, and power breakfasts here.

Operator Details

Region: USA
Style: Discoveries
Accommodation: 4 Star
Hotels: Central - Mostly
Guided: Tour Host & Driver
Coach: 5 Star
Average Age: 45-60+
Flights: Not Included
Airport Transfers: Included
Tips: Option to Pre Purchase
Max Group Size: 49 (Avg. 40)
Free Coach WiFi: Yes
* Source: Trafalgar for tours in USA . Some variances may occur on this tour and information is provided as a guide only.

Reviews (30)

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Australia
Trip Date: 17/06/2016

“East Coast USA and Canada”

We travelled with Trafalgar which was organised by Global Journeys starting in NY City 17 June and ending in Boston USA 30 June 2016. We were very lucky with weather throughout our journey. Coach was comfortable and the driver and travel director were very good. This was the case with our previous trips by Trafalgar/Global Journeys in Europe and USA National Parks Explore and USA Northern California and it seems we renew our amazingly good impression as time goes on. Overall experience was excellent. If we must name one place or two, Niagara on the Lake is the most beautiful village and Quebec City is most beautiful city, more European than European cities. We recommended to our two daughters and the family preferably in similar season as the most Canada, esp Niagara on the Lake, we told, is in non-action, due to severe cold weather and heavy snow, during October and April. We recommend Global Journeys!!!

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Australia
Trip Date: 29/04/2016

“Simply the Best”

The Itinerary was great each location we stopped at whether we stopped for lunch or for one or two days was excellent highlights for us was Washington DC, Amish country, Niagara Falls, Quebec and Boston. The accommodation was very good quality and the inclusions both included and optional (we did them all) were terrific as were the hidden treasures that our tour director included. The tour director Ben was awesome as was the coach driver Jose. All in all a great holiday with a delightful group of fellow travellers.

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Australia
Trip Date: 18/09/2015

“Overall the tour was a positive experience”

Overall, it has been a good positive experience. There was some communication breakdown, especially on the first day. There was supposed to be a meeting at 5.30 pm to meet the director and others. We went out and returned at 5.20 pm - could not see any Trafalgar group in the lobby, so we went to our room to freshen up, got back to the lobby and still could not see others. On inquiry, we were told that the group had gone to the coach at 5.15 pm. We asked where so we could join them. Through the concierge, I spoke to Andrew of Trafalgar who advised me that the others had gone ahead to the cruise departing at 7.00 pm We said we wold take a taxi and he said he would relay the info to the guide to wait for us. So, together with 1 other person, we rushed to the pier, arriving at 6.32 pm - only to find that the boat had left promptly at 6.30 pm. We were naturally disappointed, thinking that we were in time for the 7.00pm departure. What's more, in getting the subway back, we encountered smoke and had to quickly evacuate - before the fire engines arrived. We got back to the hotel rather stressed and tired. After we complained to the guide, we had to wait for a few days for a response. This resulted in us having a credit towards the optional tour expense incurred. Because we were adequately compensated, we did not feel too bad after all. We felt the cruise director should have made an effort to contact us or leave a message in our room - to inform us about the cruise. Most of the first meetings in the past were held somewhere in the same hotel - so, being a little late was usually not a problem.

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Australia
Trip Date: 17/07/2015

“Perfect for what we wanted to go & see”

Itinerary for East Coast USA & Canada was perfect for what we wanted to go & see. Seats on the tour were very poor, especially when we travelled all day on the coach. Ben, the tour director was knowledgeable, very patient & polite. Most hotels we stayed, were far away from shops, restaurants. It's OK if you stayed one night, two or more should be a bit closer or in the tourist area not in the financial district. The optional tour, the Amish was interesting culture to see but food was disappointing. This was our fourth trip with Trafalgar. Global Journeys, Yvonne & the team have been very helpful & kind all the way. We'll be very happy to recommend their service to our friends & family. Thank you.

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2016 SEASON
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2017 SEASON
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