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Cosmos Eastern US & Canada Grand Vacation with Stay in New York City (8205)

17 days from New York City to New York City 
From historic sites to beautiful scenery, enjoy the great cities of the Northeast and Canada on this exciting eastern Canada and U.S. tour. Your tour begins and ends in New York City with overnights in Boston, the Québec City area, Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Niagara Falls, Lancaster, Washington DC, and Philadelphia.

Enjoy guided sightseeing of the must-see sights in each of the cities, such as Boston’s Freedom Trail; Québec City’s Palace Royale, the historic square known as the birthplace of French America; Montréal’s 19th-century Notre Dame Church; Ottawa’s Parliament Hill; Toronto’s iconic, 1,815-foot-tall CN Tower; Washington DC’s most famous landmarks and Arlington National Cemetery; and Philadelphia’s Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were both signed. In Pennsylvania Dutch country, learn about the history of the Amish community—including their faith, culture, and way of life without the use of telephones or electricity in the home—at the Amish Farm & House. Two extra nights in New York City give you time to see all of the sites and to explore on your own.

Scenic drives also await you on this eastern Canada & U.S. tour. Travel through New Hampshire’s White Mountains, with some of the most beautiful scenery in the eastern U.S. In Canada, travel along the lakeshore and through the rich farmlands and vineyards of Ontario to Niagara Falls. In Niagara Falls, enjoy a cruise to hear the roar and view the falls up-close at the base of the falls. It is nothing short of spectacular! You’ll also enjoy a cruise in Thousand Islands National Park, where you’ll pass opulent summer homes, wooded islands, and lush landscapes.

Vibrant cities, historic sites, and stunning scenery…this Eastern U.S. & Canada tour features all of this and more!

Cosmos Promotions & Special Offers

  • Cosmos Last Minute Deals - Receive $50 per person off select 2018 Cosmos tours*
    Must be booked between 06/06/18 and 07/31/18 - for Travel Dates between 07/01/18 and 09/30/18
  • Book early and save $50 per person on 2019 Cosmos vacations worldwide*
    Must be booked between 06/06/18 and 10/23/18 - for Travel Dates between 01/01/19 and 12/31/19
Restrictions May Apply

Cosmos Highlights & Sightseeing

NEW YORK CITY
Sightseeing with Local Guide

BOSTON
Sightseeing with Local Guide

QUÉBEC CITY
Sightseeing with Local Guide

MONTRÉAL
Sightseeing with Local Guide

OTTAWA
Sightseeing with Local Guide

THOUSAND ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK
Scenic boat cruise

TORONTO
Sightseeing

NIAGARA FALLS
Sightseeing cruise

LANCASTER
Guided visit to an Amish Farm & House

WASHINGTON DC
Sightseeing with Local Guide

PHILADELPHIA
Sightseeing

Itinerary (2019)

Day 1NEW YORK CITY.
 Welcome to the “Big Apple!” Your Tour Director is on hand this afternoon to answer any questions.
Day 2NEW YORK CITY–BOSTON.
 This morning, on the included sightseeing tour with a local expert, visit Broadway, the Empire State Building, Greenwich Village, Chinatown, City Hall, Wall Street, and Trinity Church. This afternoon, head for Boston—the “Cradle of American Liberty.” Visit its historic landmarks, reflecting the important part it has played in the history of the United States.
Day 3BOSTON.
 On your morning guided tour of Boston, see Faneuil Hall, the Old North Church (where Paul Revere was signaled for the departure of British troops to Lexington), the Freedom Trail, and Boston Common. The afternoon is free to explore on your own. This evening, why not dine at a popular downtown restaurant? (CB)
Day 4BOSTON–QUÉBEC CITY.
 Journey through New Hampshire, passing the State Capitol at Concord and on to the scenic White Mountains. Continue to the Canadian border, where you’ll notice a change in language and tradition as you enter the French-Canadian province of Québec. Overnight in historic Québec City on the banks of the St. Lawrence River. (CB)
Day 5QUÉBEC CITY.
 This morning, join your traveling companions on a unique optional excursion to the Érablière le Chemin du Roy Sugar Shack. Visitors to the sugar cabin will enjoy a typical Québec breakfast, along with a guided visit and presentation to explain the process of maple extraction. Afterward, return to Québec City for a guided tour of Canada’s only walled city, crowned by the turrets of Château Frontenac. Until the British victory of 1759, Old Québec was the center of New France; today, it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Within the walls reside the Place d’Armes, Laval Seminary, the star-plan Citadelle with grand vistas from its bastions, and ancient Place Royale. See the Old World houses crowding narrow streets in Lower Town and the historic Plains of Abraham, where General Wolfe stormed the slopes. The afternoon is at leisure.
Day 6QUÉBEC CITY–MONTRÉAL.
 Today, drive to cosmopolitan Montréal, one of Canada’s largest cities. Home of Expo ‘67 and the 1976 Summer Olympics, included guided sightseeing includes St. Joseph’s Oratory, the lookout atop Mount Royal, once-walled Old Montréal, Notre Dame Church, the Seminary of St. Sulpice, built by the first missionary settlers, and modern Montréal.
Day 7MONTRÉAL–OTTAWA.
 Drive west to Ottawa, Canada’s beautiful capital. Guided city sightseeing includes Parliament Hill with its gothic buildings, the Canadian Mint, the Rideau Canal, the hexagonal National Arts Centre, and stately residences and embassies. With the free afternoon you could visit the Canadian Museum of History, with panoramic views of Parliament Hill across the Ottawa River.
Day 8OTTAWA–THOUSAND ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK–TORONTO.
 Trace the Rideau Canal south to the amazing Thousand Islands National Park. Enjoy many wooded islands along the St. Lawrence River, sprinkled with beautifully simple to opulent summer homes on your included SCENIC CRUISE.
Day 9TORONTO.
 Setting Toronto’s exciting architectural pace are City Hall; the downtown banking district; Roger’s Center; and stunning CN Tower, more than a third of a mile high. See all this and more on your morning city sightseeing tour. Then, spend the rest of the day exploring the city sights on your own, including Harbourfront, Ontario Place, and Chinatown.
Day 10TORONTO–NIAGARA FALLS.
 Travel south along the lakeshore and through the rich farmlands and vineyards of Ontario to Niagara Falls. Stop at Table Rock and hear the raging waters. Then, board your SIGHTSEEING BOAT for amazing close-ups at the base of the falls.

NOTE:
Operation of the Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise is subject to favorable weather conditions. When weather is unfavorable, a walking tour through the scenic tunnels will be substituted.
Day 11NIAGARA FALLS–LANCASTER.
 Leave Canada and head southeast through the Appalachian Mountains and along a portion of the Susquehanna River into Pennsylvania Dutch farm country. Tonight, join the optional excursion and experience a traditional Amish dinner.
Day 12LANCASTER–PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH COUNTRY–WASHINGTON DC AREA.
 This morning, stop at the AMISH FARM & HOUSE. A Local Guide explains the faith, culture, and way of life of these people for whom tradition forbids the use of electricity or telephones in the home. On to Washington DC for an afternoon arrival.
Day 13WASHINGTON DC AREA.
 The nation’s capital is a sightseeing treasure trove, and your half-day tour with a Local Guide visits Arlington National Cemetery to see the graves of American heroes, including those of John F. Kennedy and his brother Robert. Afterward, the Lincoln and Washington Monuments, National WWII Memorial, and photo stops at Capitol Hill, the White House, and other well-known sights. Your Tour Director will also suggest a number of independent activities that explore different facets of this splendid city.
Day 14WASHINGTON DC AREA–PHILADELPHIA.
 Travel north this morning to Philadelphia for included sightseeing focusing on the important buildings of this historic city, the “Birthplace of the Nation.”
Day 15PHILADELPHIA–NEW YORK CITY.
 This morning, leave for New York City via Newark International Airport for those with homebound flights. Check into the Skyline Hotel for the next two nights.
Day 16NEW YORK CITY.
 The “Big Apple” beckons. New York has it all, from Broadway shows to museums, shopping, and great restaurants.
Day 17NEW YORK CITY.
 Your vacation ends this morning.

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Cosmos Pricing Details

Gratuities for Tour Director and driver are available for pre-purchase.

Any applicable Goods and Service Tax (GST) and/or Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) for Canada are additional. Taxes will be calculated and listed at the time of booking, prior to payment being collected.

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

Single Room Supplement:
$965 to $1,040

Triple Room Reduction per person:
$215 to $235

Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available.

Cosmos Notes

Enjoy the spectacular colors of New York, New England, Ontario, and Québec on our special fall foliage departures: September 2 to October 6 (if Mother Nature permits).

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Guaranteed Departure 09/26/2018 $2,816.00
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04/07/2019 $2,775.00
04/17/2019 $2,775.00
04/28/2019 $2,775.00
05/05/2019 $2,775.00
05/08/2019 $2,775.00
05/12/2019 $2,775.00
05/19/2019 $2,775.00
05/22/2019 $2,775.00
05/26/2019 $2,775.00
06/05/2019 $2,775.00
06/16/2019 $2,775.00
06/23/2019 $2,716.00
06/30/2019 $2,716.00
07/07/2019 $2,657.00
07/10/2019 $2,657.00
07/14/2019 $2,657.00
07/21/2019 $2,657.00
07/24/2019 $2,657.00
08/07/2019 $2,657.00
08/11/2019 $2,657.00
08/18/2019 $2,785.00
08/25/2019 $2,785.00
08/26/2019 $2,785.00
08/28/2019 $2,785.00
09/01/2019 $2,864.00
09/02/2019 $2,864.00
09/06/2019 $2,864.00
09/08/2019 $2,864.00
09/09/2019 $2,864.00
09/11/2019 $2,864.00
09/13/2019 $2,864.00
09/15/2019 $2,864.00
09/16/2019 $2,864.00
09/18/2019 $2,864.00
09/20/2019 $2,864.00
09/22/2019 $2,864.00
09/23/2019 $2,864.00
09/25/2019 $2,864.00
09/27/2019 $2,864.00
09/29/2019 $2,864.00
09/30/2019 $2,864.00
10/04/2019 $2,864.00
10/06/2019 $2,864.00
10/13/2019 $2,864.00
10/18/2019 $2,864.00
10/20/2019 $2,864.00
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