Grand Tours Usa and Canada

Duration

17 Days

Physical rate

Moderate

Starting city

New York

Available

April 2022 / September 2022

Cities to visit: New York; Boston, Massachusetts; Woodstock, Vermont; ; Montreal; Quebec, Quebec; Sainte-Agathe-Des-Monts, Quebec; Mont Tremblant, Quebec; Ottawa, Ontario; Thousand Islands; Toronto, Ontario; Niagara Falls, Nueva York; Buffalo, New York; Cleveland, Ohio; Chicago, Illinois; Indianapolis, Indiana; Dayton, Ohio; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Harpers Ferry, West Virginia; Washington DC; Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Detailed day by day description

Introduction

This tour is a flexible, guaranteed escorted coach tour, guided in English only.

Once the tour is booked, it is guaranteed so it will definitely go ahead, and will never cancel.

The tour is flexible so you can tailor it to suit your needs. By clicking ‘Quote or Book’, you will have an option to choose your start and end date and destinations within the tour parameters. As these tours allow for such flexibility, the same people, tour guides or drivers may not be on your entire journey.

Day
Pick up hotels: 6:30 am Hotel Roosevelt; 7:00 am Hotel Pennsylvania; 7:30 am Hotel Westin Jersey City & Hotel Courtyard Jersey City.



08:00 am- We set out to Boston, Massachusetts with our luggage. We arrive there at noon. 
01:00- Lunch. 
02:15 pm - Comprehensive tour of this city , which played an important role in US independence. We will visit Harvard University, Trinity Church, Beacon Hill, Boston Common gardens and end at Quincy Market, a bustling district overlooking the docks, filled with shops and restaurants. In the afternoon, passengers can enjoy a drink at the famous “Cheers” pub. 
05:30 pm- Free time (2 hours) at Quincy Market. 
07:00 pm- Departure for the hotel. 
07:30 pm - Arrival at the hotel and accommodation.
Distance travelled: 335 miles (539 km) 
Landscapes: Attractive landscapes, hills, forests and small lakes. Some sections on minor roads that allow us to get a sense of rural life. 
Note: Remember that we cross into Canada. Keep your passport handy.   
8:00 hrs- Boston -Departure-. We cross two of the States that have the most spectacular nature in the east of America: New Hampshire and Vermont. 
11:30 hrs- Woodstock (Vermont): charming village with its restored Georgian townhouses. Time to stroll around and have lunch. 
13:00 hrs Woodstock -Departure-. 
14:20 hrs- Ben & Jerry´s Factory where we shall "taste" and learn about the history and production methods of one of the most famous ice creams in the world. 
15:30 hrs- Ben & Jerry´s Factory - Departure-. Border crossing. 
19:00 hrs- Montreal -Arrival-. Accommodation.
07:00- Wake-up call. 
07:30 am- Breakfast at the hotel (included). 
8:30 am - After breakfast, we take a comprehensive tour of Montreal and see the 1976 Olympic Village,  Parc Mont Royal, St. Joseph´s Oratory, Montreal Port and the Cathedral, among other sites. 12:00 pm- End of tour. Free time in the afternoon to walk through Old Montreal with its shops and restaurants, and enjoy its famous cuisine.   
NOTE: Passengers choosing the optional visit to the Biodome, Montreal Tower (ascent to the tallest inclined tower in the world) and Notre-Dame Cathedral meet at 2:30 pm in front of the hotel. 
 7:25 pm- Return to hotel. 
Distance travelled: 255 Km 
 Landscapes: Vast agricultural plains.  
 
06:00- Wake-up call. 
07:00- Breakfast at the hotel (included). 
08:00 am- After breakfast we set out for the city of QUEBEC . 
09:30 am- Rest stop (30 minutes). 
12:00 pm- Arrival and comprehensive tour of the city to see its most famous landmarks, including: Chateau Frontenac, Place Royale Sainte Anne de Beaupré, and the Cathedral of Notre Dame. 
02:00 pm - End of tour. Free time in the afternoon to explore Old Quebec and its restaurants and typical French taverns. 
4:30 pm- Departure for the Church of Sainte Anne de Beaupré. 
5:00 pm- Arrival at the church (one hour). 
6:00 pm -We leave the church. 
6:30 pm- Return to hotel. Accommodation.
Quebec. Free day in the city for personal activities and to explore all that it has to offer.   

Any passengers who wish to do so can take the optional excursion to the Montmorency Falls, a Sugar Shack (where maple syrup is made) and the Laurier Québec Shopping Centre.
Distance travelled: 540 km 
 Landscape: Pleasant landscapes, hills, forests, small towns.   
8:00 hrs- Quebec - Departure towards Ottawa. After travelling across extensive plains along the lakes of the Saint Laurent River, we cross the Laurentian Mountains. 
12:45 hrs - Sainte Agathe Des Monts . Arrival-. Time to stroll around and have lunch in this picturesque village. 
14:15 hrs- Sainte Agathe Des Monts -Departure-. 
15:00 hrs- Mont Tremblant -Arrival-. Time to stroll around this city with its lake and its world famous ski resort. 
17:00 hrs - Mont Tremblant -Departure-. 
19:00 hrs- Ottawa -Arrival-.
Distance travelled by road: 480 km 
Landscape: Attractive countryside, plains and lakes. 
Note: We recommend that you keep warm clothes to hand, as they may be necessary on the cruise.   
06:00- Wake-up call. 
07:00- Breakfast at the hotel (included). 
08:00 am - After breakfast we take a tour of the city to see the Citadel, Canal Rideau and the Houses of Parliament, with time to watch the changing of the Guard of the Canadian Royal Mounted Police (July and August only). 
11:00 am - Departure from Ottawa (varies if there is no changing of the Guard). 
01:00 pm - Time for lunch. (45 minutes). 
03:15 pm - Cruise through the Thousand Islands (1 hour) with the spectacular backdrop of the Saint Lawrence River and the Thousand Islands. 
06:30 pm - After landing we continue our journey to the south and arrive at our hotel in Toronto in the late afternoon. 
08:00 pm - We reach our hotel in Toronto in the late afternoon. Accommodation.
9:00 hrs- We start our tour of Toronto, on which we visit Chinatown, City Hall, the Financial District, Eaton Center, Casa Loma and the most important tourist sites in the city.   
12.00hrs - Free time afterwards. We suggest you take the optional CN Tower tour.   Free time for shopping at the Eaton Center or for touring the Underground City with its 25 kms of shopping malls under the business district.
Distance travelled: 195 km.
 
Landscapes: Beautiful landscapes over the immense Lake Ontario. 
Notes: Please note that we shall cross the US border. Please keep your passport to hand. We recommend that you bring a raincoat... it can be wet on the boat ride at Niagara.    


07:00 am- Breakfast at the hotel (included). 
08:00 am- After breakfast, we set out for Niagara Falls. 
10:00 am- We arrive at the pretty village of “Niagara on the Lake.” (1 hour). 
11:15 am- We take a walk around the village and then head for Niagara Falls. 
12:00 pm- Arrival and time to take a picture of the Flower Clock before embarking on the “Hornblower Niagara Cruises”, a small boat that will take us to the foot of the famous Falls. Afterwards, we have some free time to enjoy the attractions of Clifton Hill. 
04:30 pm- Departure from Niagara Falls. 
05:00 pm- After lunch, before crossing the US border, we will stop at the free trade zone to change our currency or make some last-minute purchases in Canada. 
07:00 pm-   Arrival at our hotel in Buffalo.  
Distancia efectuada:  195 millas (315 Km)
Paisajes: - La autopista discurre próxima al lago Erie, uno de los grandes lagos.
08:30 hrs. – Búfalo –salida-.
12:15 hrs. -  Cleveland –Llegada-.  Breve parada en el Museo del Rock and Roll of Fame un auténtico icono de la cultura americana, donde se nos muestra la evolución de este ritmo, desde sus orígenes a la actualidad. Tras un tiempo para almorzar en el centro de la ciudad efectuamos breve visita de la misma.  
03.00hrs.- Tiempo libre para regresar al Museo del Rock and Roll of Fame, o para visitar el Museo de Arte, el Little Italy, con sus exquisitos restaurantes o para caminar el downtown. En la noche sugerimos cenar en la agradable calle 4 y Euclid Avenue.
Distancia efectuada : 345 millas ( 556 Km ).
Paisajes :  Grandes llanuras agrícolas.
Nota:  Cambiamos de zona horaria, cuando en Cleveland son las 12 en Chicago son las 11 hrs.-
03:00 pm- (Chicago time)- Arrival and day to do as you please. 
04:30 pm- We meet in the hotel lobby and set off for Millennium Park to see and interact with the works of art exhibited there.  Then we visit “The Loop” district with its famous elevated train, and walk down Estate Street with its theatres and spectacular neon lights. Free time to have dinner. Return to hotel. Accommodation.
07:00 am- Wake-up call 
07.30 am- Breakfast at the (included). 
08:30 am- After breakfast we take a comprehensive city tour . The route will take us to the most important landmarks of the city: we start by visiting the northern part, Grand Park, the Museum Campus that houses the Adler Planetarium, the Field Natural History Museum and the Shedd Aquarium. We can enjoy a panoramic view of the city from the lake. Then we visit the southern part and The Loop district, in the heart of the city. 
Our route ends at Navy Pier, which, at the time of its construction in 1916, was the largest boat landing in the world. Free time for lunch.   
03:00 pm- Transfer to hotel. Free time to walk through the city centre, admire the wonderful view from the John Hancock Building or go shopping. We recommend one of the famous tours on the beautiful Chicago River.   
Accommodation.
07:00 am- Breakfast at the hotel (included). Free morning in Chicago. We suggest you visit the famous Magnificent Mile with its many shops and restaurants. All those who are interested can climb to the top of the John Hancock Building and enjoy the  impressive views of the city. 
02:00 pm - We continue to Indianapolis. 
06:30 pm- Arrival at Indianapolis and accommodation in the city of the Indy Formula and the Indianapolis 500.  
Total distance:  369 millas (595 km).
Scenary:   Agricultural landscapes characteristic of the states of Indiana and Ohio.
06:30 am - Wake-up call 
07.00 am - Breakfast at the hotel (included). 
08:30 am - After breakfast we set out for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Our day is dedicated to the motor, one of the major US industries. Time to see the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Car Museum. 
Note : on Sundays when races are held on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the museum is closed. 
10:00 am - Departure from Indianapolis to Dayton. 
12:30 pm - Arrival at Dayton . Apart from being the workplace of the Wright Brothers, who invented the aeroplane, the city houses the US National Air Forces Museum. We will pay a visit to this exciting place with its more than 300 planes. Time for lunch. 
03:00 pm - We leave Dayton for Pittsburgh. 
07:30 pm -  Pittsburgh -Arrival at the hotel and accommodation.
Distancia efectuada: 265 millas (428 km).
Paisajes: - Llanuras verdes en la gran mayoría del recorrido cruzando el estado de Pensilvania.
08:00 hrs. – Pisttsburgh –salida-.
11:30 hrs. -  Harpers Ferry –Llegada-. Ciudad histórica ubicada en la confluencia de los Rios Potomac  y Shenandoah en el encuentro de tres estados de los Estados Unidos (West Virginia, Virginia y Maryland), con sus casas del siglo XIX encaramadas en las laderas de la montaña. Tiempo para pasear y almorzar
14:30 hrs. – Harpers Ferry –salida-  Continuamos nuestro viaje hacia Washington D.C.
16:15 hrs. - Llegada al Hotel. Alojamiento.
17.30hrs.- Tras un tiempo de descanso en el hotel brindamos traslado a Georgetown, el barrio más animado de la ciudad, con numerosos bares y restaurantes.
21.30 hrs. - Traslado de regreso al hotel.
06:00 am- Wake-up call. 
07:00 am- Breakfast at the hotel (included). 
08:00 am- Departure to the beginning of the visit of Washington D.C. We begin the view of the city, first we see the Pentagon on our way en route, with photographic stop at the Iwo Jima Memorial, both in Virginia. We will continue with stops at the Lincoln, Korea and Vietnam Memorial; We visit the John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, then we will make a photo stop at the White House and finally we will border the Capitol, ending in the museum area of Washington.
01:00 pm- End of comprehensive tour. Free time. 
03:45 pm- Departure for the port to take a boat trip on the River Potomac . 
05:00 pm- Boat trip on the Potomac, to see some of the main landmarks of the city. 
06:00 pm- After the trip, we return to the hotel. 
06:30 pm- In the evening, we are offered the option of a tour of Washington by Night. Arrival at the hotel. Accommodation. 
Distance travelled: 298 miles (480 km) 
Landscapes: Agricultural plains.   

6:00 am - Wake-up call. 

06:30 am - Breakfast at the hotel (included). 

07:15 am - After breakfast, we set out from Washington for Lancaster to see the  typical Amish farms  and learn about their 18th century lifestyle. 

11:00 am - Technical stop at Kitchen Kettle Village. 

12:00 pm  - Departure for Philadelphia. 

1:15 pm - Arrival at the city of  Philadelphia . Our first stop is the Art Museum and we have the chance to see this beautiful museum, climb to the top of the Rocky Steps and take a photo of the impressive view of the city. Time for lunch. Then we pay a visit to the Independence National Historical Park and have free time to observe the famous “Liberty Bell”. 

03:30 pm - Departure for New York. 

5:30 pm - Arrival at  New York . End of our services. 

Transfer to the Pennsylvania and Roosevelt Hotel in Manhattan for all passengers who wish to do so.
End of our services.

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