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Insight Vacations Best of Eastern Canada and USA (Summer 2017) (ABEC)

16 Days from Toronto to New York City Print
Tour Style: Regional Journey
USA, Canada and South America 2017
Visits: Canada, United States

Cosmopolitan cities embodying the eastern portion of North America blend perfectly with natural wonders and fun activities.

ADDITIONAL INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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 Nature. See the Parliament building, City Hall and National Gallery of Canada.
  • Quebec: Visit the Montmorency Falls.
  • 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 the Financial and Broadway Districts and Battery Park.

AUTHENTIC REGIONAL FLAVOURS

  • Quebec: Enjoy a Dine-Around evening in Quebec City.
  • Bar Harbor: Feast on a traditional meal of Maine lobster.
  • New York: Enjoy a farewell Celebration Dinner at renowned Bond 45.
  • 1 Welcome Dinner (WD), 15 Full Breakfasts (FB), 1 Dine-Around (DA), 1 Highlight Dinner (HD), 1 Dinner (D) and 1 Celebration Dinner (CD)

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES

  • Toronto: Until recently, the CN Tower was the tallest free standing structure on earth with magnificent views.
  • Niagara Falls: Board your cruise and greet the howling spray, wind and thunder at the base of the falls.
  • Kingston: View the historic buildings and fortifications of the city with a Local Expert.
  • Montreal: See the cobblestone streets, architecture of the old town buildings and soak in the old world charm with a Local Expert.
  • Quebec: Experience the city's unique European charm with a Local Expert.
  • Bar Harbor: Experience the natural beauty of Acadia National Park.
  • Boston: Follow part of Boston's red-brick Freedom Trail which brings the story of the American Revolution to life.
  • Washington, D.C.: See Capital Hill, the White House and other iconic landmarks with a Local Expert.
  • New York: View Manhattan's skyscrapers, Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty from your New York harbour cruise.
  • New York: Take in the famous sites and lights including the Financial and Broadway Districts with your Local Expert.
  • New York: Enjoy sweeping skyline views from the Top of the Rock Observation Deck at New York's Rockefeller Center.

STAY AT THE BEST ADDRESSES

  • Quebec: With its unique and contemporary style, the Hotel Manoir Victoria is located in the heart of the historic and culturally vibrant Old Quebec.
  • Bar Harbor: Overlooking Frenchman's Bay from Downtown Bar Harbor, the luxurious Harborside Hotel, Spa and Marina welcomes guests to a relaxed seaside retreat that embodies the spirit of coastal Maine.
  • Washington, D.C.: The Mayflower Hotel, an Autograph Collection, is a luxury hotel with unmatched elegance highlighted by an abundance of modern conveniences.
  • New York: Experience the excitement of a major city at the Marriott Marquis situated in Times Square.

ADDITIONAL FIVE STAR SERVICES

  • An expert Insight Tour Director, at the pinnacle of their career, will guide you on your journey. Serving as your 'travelling concierge', this skilled guide will act as consummate organiser and be your 'friend in a foreign land'.
  • Enjoy the unique comfort of Insight's luxury air-conditioned 40 seat coach with extended leg room and on-board restroom. It's business class comfort.
  • A personal radio headset gives you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating insights and commentaries.
  • Baggage handling everywhere, with seamless and prompt delivery to your door at every hotel.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. Plus we include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi.
  • Insight Flourishes - from time to time, your Tour Director will enchant you with local tidbits, each representing authentic food or beverages unique to the destination.
  • Included airport transfers on Day 1 and Day 16.

Insight Vacations Tour Itinerary

Day: 1 Thrilling Toronto
Welcome to Canada. On arrival at Toronto International Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. At 18:00, join your Tour Director for a Welcome Reception and an opportunity to mingle over a pleasant evening, with drinks and a light dinner.(WD)
Day: 2 Toronto and The Thundering Falls
Rise to the top of the CN Tower, the tallest free-standing tower in the Americas, for views from four look-out areas. Travel up University Avenue to see Queen's Park, the Parliament Buildings and museum row. Then venture on to the 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.(FB)
Day: 3 Kingston and Ottawa
Follow the shore of Lake Ontario to historic Kingston to view the old buildings, churches and fortifications on an expert-guided tour. Continue to the Canadian capital of Ottawa for an evening at leisure.(FB)
Day: 4 Montreal, The Mount Royal
Enjoy an orientation tour along Ottawa's stately boulevards seeing the green-peaked roofs of the Parliament, City Hall and National Gallery of Canada. Next, 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.(FB)
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, choose from a selection of local restaurants this evening.(FB / DA)
Day: 6 Quintessential Quebec
In the morning, experience Quebec's unique European charm with a Local Expert. See the Latin Quarter, Plains of Abraham, Ramparts, National Assembly, Basilica, City Hall, Place Royale and Citadel. The remainder of the day is at leisure.(FB)
Day: 7 Quebec to 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.(FB)
Day: 8 Explore Acadia National Park
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. In the evening, feast on a traditional Maine lobster at a Highlight Dinner.(FB / HD)
Day: 9 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.(FB)
Day: 10 Boston, the Cradle of Liberty
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. Later, enjoy a delectable dinner at Salvatore's, a local favourite in Downtown Boston.(FB / D)
Day: 11 Boston and Philadelphia
Travel to Philadelphia where the Liberty Bell first chimed and Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence.(FB)
Day: 12 Washington, D.C.
Before heading to Washington, D.C., amid 'America's Most Historic Square Mile', explore Independence National Historic Park and visit the Liberty Bell. Once in Washington, D.C., enjoy some leisure time on your own.(FB)
Day: 13 Washington, D.C. Sightseeing and Leisure Time
In the morning, join a Local Expert and see Capitol Hill and the White House. Stops include the Lincoln, World War II and Vietnam Veterans Memorials. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. Perhaps visit the Kennedy Center, one of the Smithsonian's museums or stroll through the historic cobblestone streets of Georgetown.(FB)
Day: 14 A Bite of the Big Apple
Depart the nation's capital and head to the Big Apple. Embark on a harbour cruise to take in 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 in the evening and feel the pulse of the city.(FB)
Day: 15 A Manhattan Masterpiece
Start your morning with a Local Expert on a tour that includes the Financial and Broadway Districts and Battery Park. Visit the Top of the Rock Observation Deck, with stunning views of the New York skyline. New York dining is legendary so in the evening, join your Tour Director and newfound friends for a Celebration Dinner at Bond 45, recipient of a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.(FB / CD)
Day: 16 Depart New York City.
Your tour draws to a close after breakfast. There are departure transfers to JFK, Newark International and La Guardia Airports.(FB)

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