EASTERN US & CANADA DISCOVERY - 2017
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Savour the diversity and enchantment of the great cities of the Northeast and Canada on this enticing tour. Your tour begins in Boston and ends in New York City with overnights in Boston, Québec City, Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Niagara Falls, Lancaster, and Washington DC.
You’ll 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 Basilica, where Globus has included an inside visit; Toronto’s Chinatown; Washington DC’s most famous landmarks and Philadelphia’s Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. Sightseeing in Canada’s capital, Ottawa, features a guided tour of the Parliament of Canada, where you’ll learn about the Parliament’s history and hear stories about some of the key players—a special experience offered by Globus.
On this tour, Globus has arranged some fun experiences to make your holiday unique. From Québec City, travel to Ile d’Orléans, a picturesque island where you’ll enjoy dinner at a fine restaurant in a restored 17th-century flour mill. You’ll also visit an Amish family and their farm in Lancaster to learn about their traditional way of life that excludes the use of modern conveniences, such as electricity and telephones. Of course, no holiday to Eastern Canada is complete without a stop at Niagara Falls. In Niagara Falls, you’ll spend the night and enjoy a cruise to view the thundering falls from the river level.
All of this and more are included on this exciting tour through Eastern Canada and the US.
Enjoy special dinner on Ile d’Orléans in a restored flour mill
Visit the Parliament of Canada
Visit and dinner with an Amish family
Sightseeing tour; harbour cruise.
- FRANCONIA NOTCH
See the White Mountains.
- QUEBEC CITY
Sightseeing tour; special dinner on Ile d'Orleans in a restored flour mill.
Sightseeing tour; visit Notre Dame Basilica.
Sightseeing tour with Local Guide; visit the Parliament of Canada.
- NIAGARA FALLS
Visit and dinner with an Amish family.
- WASHINGTON DC
Sightseeing tour with Local Guide; farewell dinner.
Visit the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall.
- HEADSETS throughout your tour.
- FREE WI-FI
Available in most hotels.
- INSIDE VISITS and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
Personalise your tour ahead of time with additional excursions. Visit our website for details and conditions.
Breakfast (B) daily, 4 three-course dinners (D) including dinner with an Amish family in Lancaster and a farewell dinner in Washington DC.
Day by Day
ARRIVE IN BOSTON.
Welcome to Boston! At 6 pm, meet your travelling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.
Sightseeing focuses on the city's most prominent landmarks. See Boston Common; the Old State House; Old North Church, from where Paul Revere got the signal to start his famous ride; Freedom Trail; and Faneuil Hall, with a chance to browse in Quincy Market. Next, board a harbour CRUISE that takes you to see the Bunker Hill Monument. Balance of the day at leisure. (B)
BOSTON-FRANCONIA NOTCH STATE PARK-QUEBEC CITY.
Journey north through New Hampshire, passing the state's capitol dome at Concord and continuing to the majestic beauty of Franconia Notch State Park in the scenic WHITE MOUNTAINS. Capture inspiring views of one of nature's true masterpieces as the grandeur of mountain scenery blends to a green carpet panorama in northern Vermont, which is blessed with innumerable forests and lakes. Enter the French-Canadian province of Quebec. The next two nights are in romantic Quebec City on the banks of the mighty St. Lawrence River. Until the British victory of 1759, Old Quebec was the centre of New France, and today is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This evening, why not enjoy regional French cuisine with dinner in Old Town Quebec? (B)
Start the day with an included tour by a Local Guide of Canada's only walled city, including the Place d'Armes, ancient Place Royale, and the Plains of Abraham. The balance of the day is free for independent sightseeing. Tonight's included dinner outing takes you to Montmorency Falls and over to ILE D'ORLEANS for a delightful dinner at a fine restaurant in a restored 17th-century flour mill. (B,D)
Travel southwest to Montreal, Canada's second-largest city. Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes NOTRE DAME BASILICA, the Old Seminary of St. Sulpice, and a drive to the top of Mount Royal to enjoy a panoramic view of the city. Afternoon is at leisure. Perhaps stroll through the underground shopping area of Place Ville-Marie or visit historic Old Montreal. (B)
Drive west into Ottawa, the country's beautiful capital. On a guided tour, you'll see the Canadian Mint, residences of the Governor General and Prime Minister, the hexagonal National Arts Centre, Parliament Hill, the Rideau Canal, and the stately residences. Dinner tonight is at a specially selected restaurant. (B,D)
This morning, take a guided tour of PARLIAMENT OF CANADA, where you'll be in the centre stage of Canadian democracy. Learn about the Parliament's history and hear stories about some of the key players. Later, sit back and relax as you journey through Ontario to Toronto, the cosmopolitan provincial capital. (B)
NOTE: When the Parliament is unavailable to visit, a trip to Ottawa's Byward Market will be substituted, including the chance to sample a delicious Beavertail pastry, a Canadian specialty shaped like a beaver tail!
On today's sightseeing, view Toronto's two city halls, the Ontario legislature buildings, the university, and some neighbourhoods, including Chinatown. The balance of the day is free, and your Tour Director will have plenty of suggestions for things to do and see in Canada's largest city. Our optional dinner outing includes a visit to the top of the famous CN Tower for great views of Toronto's harbour and skyline. (B)
Drive around the "Golden Horseshoe" of Lake Ontario and through vineyards and rich farmlands. Then, board a Niagara Falls sightseeing CRUISE for a thrilling boat ride to view the thundering falls from river level. You may opt to take the optional helicopter flight over the falls. This evening, consider an optional dinner at a local restaurant followed by a once-in-a-lifetime experience to personally light up the falls. (B)
NOTE: Operation of the Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise is subject to favourable weather and/or river conditions. Favourable conditions usually exist from May to November. When conditions are unfavourable, a walking tour through the scenic tunnels will be substituted.
Cross the border at Rainbow Bridge and enter New York State. Then, journey into Pennsylvania through the rolling Appalachian Mountains and on to Lancaster, home of the Amish and Mennonite communities whose religious faiths stress humility, family, community, simple living, and separation from the world. Tonight, visit an AMISH FAMILY and their farm, where you will learn more about their faith, culture, and traditional way of life that excludes the use of modern conveniences such as electricity and telephones. You'll have the chance to visit the barn, see their miniature horses, learn about their homemade quilts and crafts, and enjoy a delicious dinner. (B,D)
This morning, depart for Washington DC, the nation's capital. Join us for the optional dinner tonight at one of Washington's favourite restaurants, followed by an illumination tour of some of the city's most beautiful monuments. (B)
This morning's sightseeing features many of Washington DC's famous landmarks, including the VIETNAM, KOREAN, and WORLD WAR II Memorials. Also stop for photos at the White House and Capitol Hill. An afternoon at leisure to do as you wish. Be sure to visit the many museums of the Smithsonian Institution. This evening's farewell dinner is hosted by your Tour Director. (B,D)
WASHINGTON DC-PHILADELPHIA-NEW YORK CITY.
Travel north this morning to Philadelphia for included sightseeing focusing on the important buildings of this historic city, the "Birthplace of the Nation." Visit major attractions, including INDEPENDENCE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK, home to the LIBERTY BELL and INDEPENDENCE HALL. Continue north into New Jersey and on to Newark International Airport for guests who have homebound flights. Please schedule flights after 4 pm. For guests with flights out of Kennedy or LaGuardia International Airports, transfers are not included, and it is suggested to book flights after 6 pm. The tour ends at the Sheraton New York Times Square in the late afternoon for those guests with extra nights. (B)
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