Perfect for history lovers, you’ll connect with the heritage of two nations, exploring Washington D.C.’s White House and Lincoln Memorial, a simpler Amish way of life, strolling Canada's Ottawa, Toronto, and French inspired Montreal, and the thunderous Niagara Falls on this East Coast USA and Canada tour.
Discover New York City, Toronto, Ottawa, Niagara-on-the-Lake
Explore Washington D.C., Quebec City, Montreal, and Boston with a Local Specialist
Scenic Cruise at Niagara Falls
View the Empire State Building, White House, Lincoln Memorial, Independence Hall
Visit Liberty Bell Center, Corning Museum of Glass, Niagara Falls, Amish Country in Lancaster County
Connect With Locals Visit a locally owned winery and savor regional flavors paired with their delicious wines.
Dive Into Culture Dive into Culture with lunch at an authentic Cabane a Sucre (Sugar Shack), a tradition dear to Quebecois.
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Make travel matter and learn and support the Manitobah Mukluks Storyboot School, a Treadright supported project.
Stays With Stories Stay in the heart of Amish country at the historic Inn at Leola Village in Lancaster, built in 1873.
First Class Travel Highlights:
All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
All porterage and restaurant gratuities
An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
All transport and transfers shown
Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
Optional Experiences and free time
Greetings From New York City
Take a bite of the Big Apple and you’ll wish you’d had more, as the vision and passion of this vibrant city inspires you to believe your dreams really will come true. Check in to your New York hotel and spend the afternoon exploring its soaring skyline on your terms. This evening, you’ll meet your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception at 6 p.m.
Explore The Highlights Of NYC And Philadelphia
From the iconic to the unexpected, we embark on an orientation tour of the City that Never Sleeps. View the towering Art Deco façades of the Empire State Building, pulsating Times Square and the tranquil mid-city oasis of Central Park. We’ll journey through the Land of the Free to Philadelphia and visit the Liberty Bell Center to gaze upon the famous cracked bell whose inscription has inspired so many to “proclaim liberty”. View Independence Hall, site of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, before traveling to Washington, D.C.
Immerse Yourself Into Historical Washington, D.C.
Celebrate the proud heritage of a nation as you view the memorials and monuments that have made Washington famous. Pass the White House, the U.S. Capitol Building, the Lincoln Memorial, and the World War II and Vietnam War memorials. Spend the rest of the day at leisure walking in the footsteps of great men and women who have shaped America as we know it today. Consider a visit to one of the Smithsonian museums or pay tribute to America’s founding fathers at the many sites that dot the city.
Engage In The Stories Of Amish Country
Journey into the rural back roads of Pennsylvania's Lancaster County with a Local Specialist today, immersing yourself in the traditional agricultural lifestyle of the Amish and the Mennonites, who live much the same they did when they first settled here over 200 years ago. This evening's Stays With Stories was built in 1873 in the heart of Amish Country. Enjoy a hearty Regional Dinner, and try your hand at making your own whoopie pies for dessert.
Discover The Artistry Of Glassblowing
We’ll travel north across Pennsylvania’s rural landscapes to the eastern corner of New York State, stopping en route at the Corning Museum of Glass. Witness first-hand the delicate craft of glassblowing and admire the glass artistry on display in its galleries. Later, we’ll cross the Canadian border bound for Niagara Falls.
Take In The Sights And Flavours Of Niagra Falls
Experience the soul-stirring rush of cascading waters as we embark on an exhilarating boat ride to the base of Horseshoe Falls, which plunges dramatically into Lake Ontario. Enjoy some free time to explore on your own, contemplating this tremendous force of nature. We’ll continue to the flower-filled, tree-lined historic town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. This evening we'll Connect With Locals at a local winery and sample some of Niagara’s regional cuisine paired with their delicious vintages at a Be My Guest dinner.
Get Expert Hockey Tips And Tricks
Skirt the shores of Lake Ontario and stop in Oakville where you will learn the art of playing hockey with a real Canadian hockey player. Dive into Culture and embrace Canada's national sport, as you learn the secrets of hockey players and how to score a goal from a professional coach. Continue on to Toronto where the rest of the day is free.
Tour Toronto And Explore Ottawa
After an introductory tour of Toronto, head to Ottawa for an orientation tour of Canada's Capital City. The rest of the day is yours to do as you please.
Unlock The Traditions Of Quebec City
Enjoy a breakfast on the grounds of the Museum of History followed by a presentation of the Algonquin People including the Friendship dance. MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® and learn and support the Manitobah Mukluks Storyboot School, a Treadright supported project. Our love affair with French-speaking Canada continues today as we go on our voyage to Québec City and the UNESCO-listed Old Quebec. Immerse yourself in the city’s joie de vivre and romantic 17th century façades, but not before we Dive Into Culture with lunch at an authentic Cabane a Sucre (Sugar Shack), a tradition dear to Quebecois.
Wander The Historic Streets Of Quebec City
Explore Quebec City's winding streets and historic sites, joining your Local Specialist for an in-depth discovery of a city that exudes all the charm of old Europe. Delve into Quebec City’s French and English military past at the fortified Citadel and the Plains of Abraham, the site of a major colonial battle. The afternoon and evening are yours to explore La Vieille Capitale on your terms.
Sample The Flavours Of Montreal
Visit a local farmers market outside of Montréal to Dive Into Culture and experience the flavours of the region during a lunch tasting including wine and cider. Savour the good life as you arrive in Montréal. Meet your Local Specialist and visit Notre-Dame Basilica, the Old Port of Montréal, and Place Jacques Cartier. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Journey To Rustic Franconia Notch
Return to the United States this morning and traverse New Hampshire bound for Franconia Notch, in the heart of the White Mountains. As you journey past sugar maple and white birch in their thousands, keep a keen eye out for the black bear, moose and deer that find sanctuary in these scenic forest landscapes.
Engross In The History Of Boston
Connect with the living history of Boston this morning, touring the city’s red brick Freedom Trail with stops at the Old North Church and Boston Harbor, the site of the famous Tea Party. Spend the rest of the day on your terms. Consider a visit to the bar that inspired the TV show Cheers or stroll through the centuries-old Boston Common. This evening, toast your memorable East Coast experiences at a Farewell Dinner.
Farewell New York
Return to New York, where a transfer is provided to JFK International Airport, or consider extending your stay in New York. Airport arrivaltime at JFK will be at 3 p.m., please be aware when booking your flights.