Escorted Journey with Platinum Travel and Insight Vacations
15 Nights From €3495 (Per Person)
May 2015 to September 2015
Prices from €3495
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Niagara Falls: Board your cruise and greet the howling spray, wind and thunder at the base of the falls.
Bar Harbor: Experience the natural beauty of Acadia National Park.
Boston: Follow part of Boston's red-brick Freedom Trail which brings to life the story of the American Revolution.
Washington D.C.: Your ‘monumental' guided tour includes the Lincoln and World War II Memorials.
New York: View Manhattan's skyscrapers, Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty from your New York harbour cruise.
New York: Enjoy sweeping skyline views from the Top of the Rock Observation Deck at New York's Rockefeller Center.
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 Civilization. See the Parliament building, City Hall and National Gallery of Canada.
Montreal: Join a local guide to see the cobblestone streets and buildings of the old town. Enjoy the views from Mount Royal. Experience the grand decor of Notre-Dame Basilica.
Quebec: Visit the Montmorency Falls. See the Latin Quarter, Plains of Abraham, National Assembly, Basilica, City Hall, Place Royale, the Citadel and the historic walls of the City.
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 Times Square, the Financial and Broadway Districts and Battery Park.
New York: The foodie culture of this city is legendary! Find out why at your farewell Celebration Dinner with wine.
New York: Experience the excitement of a major city at the Marriott Marquis situated in Times Square.
Quebec: With its unique and contemporary style, the Hotel Manoir Victoria is located in the heart of the historic and culturally vibrant Old Quebec.
Washington D.C.: The Mayflower Renaissance is a luxury hotel with unmatched elegance highlighted by an abundance of modern conveniences.
Your expert Insight Tour Director will smooth your way throughout your vacation. Acting as a 'travelling concierge', he or she is also an expert guide, a consummate organiser and your friend in a foreign land
The majority of Insight hotels have free WiFi access in lobby or bedroom areas and WiFi is also generally available on most touring coaches.
We include Personal radio headsets - these give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights without missing any of your local expert's fascinating insights and commentaries
Insight Flourishes - from time to time, your Tour Director will enchant you with local tidbits, each representing an authentic food or beverage of the region
We'll handle your Baggage everywhere, with seamless and prompt delivery to your door at every hotel
Your Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency
Day 1 Arrive Toronto
Welcome to Canada! On arrival at Toronto International Airport, there is a transfer to your tour hotel. Relax and settle in or take a walk to the entertainment, fashion, theatre and financial districts. At 6.00 pm, join your Tour Director for a Welcome Reception and an opportunity to mingle and get to know each other over a pleasant evening with drinks and a light meal.
Day 2 Toronto and The Thundering Falls
After a good night's rest, rise to the top of the CN Tower, the tallest free-standing tower in the Americas, for views from four look-out levels. Travel up University Avenue to see Queen's Park, the Parliament Buildings and museum row. Now it's on to 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.
Day 3 Kingston and the Canadian Capital of Ottawa
Follow the shore of Lake Ontario to historic Kingston where you view the old buildings, churches and fortifications. Continue to the Canadian capital of Ottawa for a visit to the Museum of Civilization, which interprets the story of Canada's settlement throughout the ages.
Day 4 A Festive Fling in Montreal
Enjoy an orientation tour along Ottawa's stately boulevards seeing the green-peaked roofs of the Parliament, City Hall and National Gallery of Canada. Now 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.
Day 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 tonight, choose from a selection of local restaurants.
Full Breakfast, Dine-Around
Day 6 Quintessential Quebec
This morning, experience Quebec's unique European charm with a local expert: the Latin Quarter, Plains of Abraham, ramparts, National Assembly, Basilica, City Hall, Place Royale and Citadel.
Day 7 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.
Day 8 Explore Acadia National Park
While here, 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. This evening, feast on a traditional Maine lobster dinner.
Full Breakfast, Dinner
Day 9 Along 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.
Day 10 Boston, the Cradle of Liverty
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.
Full Breakfast, Dinner
Day 11 Exploring the Streets of Philadelphia
Travel to Philadelphia where the Liberty Bell first chimed and Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence. Amid “America's Most Historic Square Mile”, explore Independence National Historic Park, visit the Liberty Bell and view Independence Hall.
Day 12 Washington, D.C. "The American Rome"
Drive to Washington, D.C. where you are at leisure. Perhaps visit the Kennedy Center, one of the Smithsonian's museums or stroll through the historic cobblestone streets of Georgetown.
Day 13 Washington, D.C. "The American Rome"
This morning, see Capitol Hill and the White House on your guided city tour. Stops include the Lincoln Memorial and the World War II and Vietnam Veterans Memorials. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure.
Day 14 A Bite of the Big Apple
Depart the nation's capital and head to the Big Apple. Embark upon a harbour cruise to get 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 tonight and feel the pulse of the city.
Day 15 A Manhattan Masterpiece
Starting from your prestigious Broadway address, your morning orientation tour includes the Financial and Broadway Districts and Battery Park. Afterward, visit the Top of the Rock Observation Deck with stunning views of the New York skyline. New York dining is legendary so this evening, join your Tour Director and newfound friends for a Celebration Dinner at a New York restaurant.
Full Breakfast, Celebration Dinner
Day 16 Depart New York City
Your tour draws to a close after breakfast. There are departure transfers to JFK and Newark International Airports and La Guardia Airport.
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The majority of Insight hotels have free WiFi access in lobby or bedroom areas
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The accommodation on this tour, as with all Insight Vacations tours is of a very high standard, ranging from four star to de-luxe hotels in great locations. Accommodation where appropriate is within the National parks. You won't be disappointed !
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