Apr 2016 - Oct 2016

14 Day East Coast USA & Canada

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

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 the two. You'll enjoy Insider moments like… the intriguing politics of Washington, D.C. explained by an expert we know in the capital who...read more


Operator: Trafalgar
Style: Premium
Duration: 14 Days
From: New York to New York
Tour Code: DEUS
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Day By Day


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

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

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)

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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)

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)

Trip Inclusions

Insider Experiences

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

What's Included

  • 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


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


Operator Details

Region: USA
Style: Premium
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 (28)

Overall Rating

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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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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Our Tour Guide Deby went out of her way to make this a memorable trip. Our coach driver Wali was courteous but not the smoothest of drivers. Washington has lots to offer and was an early highlight of the tour. Staying in Lancaster County among the Amish was a good experience and the hotel we stayed in was one of the best on the trip, as was the dinner that night. Niagara Falls was amazing and we were glad that we had 2 nights there (one night was 1 July which happens to be Canada's Independence Day and we saw a fantastic fireworks display above the falls!). The optional dinner at a nearby winery was fantastic and well worth including. Ottowa and Quebec were the highlights of the Canadian part of the trip for us, particularly Quebec with its cobblestone streets in the old town and the historic buildings. The Civilisation Museum is well worth a visit. Boston was great. Lots to see and do along with some interesting local seafood dishes.

Our overall impression of this tour was that it was over-organised leaving little free time to explore for yourself. Great if you like having everything organised for you, but this wasn't the style of holiday that we were looking for. We were expecting really top accommodation as we paid nearly twice as much to travel with Trafalgar as we would have if we had gone with Cosmos. The accommodation was only a bit better standard than what we experienced with Cosmos tours. The included meals were only average quality in our opinion (apart from the meal at the winery close to Niagara Falls). Generally we had to be on the coach at 5.30pm to go to the included dinners and we were back at the hotel generally by 9pm. They were not good value for money in our opinion. We would have been happier finding our own places to have dinner at.

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Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed the trip. This was our fifth tour with Trafalgar and we had by far, the worst tour director we have experienced. I realise this is beyond your control and we have written to Trafalgar in relation to her attitude, sarcasm and overall unhelpfulness. The standard of optional excursions were well below our previous experiences with Trafalgar. Unlike other trips, where we have attended all available, we chose only two. Feedback from those who attended others was average. We did not get the impression that we missed anything worthwhile. The included dinners were below an acceptable standard with the exception of two, the Be My Guest Dinner at Niagara and the included dinner at Quebec. With 48 in the group, it was too much for the tour director to handle, and the space in the coach was uncomfortable for many within our group.

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