Eastern US & Canada Grand Vacation with Extended Stay in New York City

17 days from New York City to New York City

Vacation Overview

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, Québec City, 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 New York City’s Rockefeller Center; 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; 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!

Itinerary

 

Day 1 NEW YORK CITY

Welcome to the “Big Apple!” Your Tour Director is on hand this afternoon to answer any questions.

Day 2 NEW YORK CITY–BOSTON

This morning, on the included sightseeing tour with a local expert, visit Broadway, the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, 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 3 BOSTON

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.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4 BOSTON–QUÉBEC CITY AREA

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.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 QUÉBEC CITY AREA

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 6 QUÉBEC CITY AREA–MONTRÉAL

Today, drive to cosmopolitan Montréal, one of Canada’s largest cities and 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 7 MONTRÉAL–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 a free afternoon you could visit the Canadian Museum of History, with panoramic views of Parliament Hill across the Ottawa River.

Day 8 OTTAWA–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.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 9 TORONTO

Setting Toronto’s exciting architectural tone 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 Harborfront, Ontario Place, and Chinatown.

Day 10 TORONTO–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 Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise 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 11 NIAGARA 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 12 LANCASTER–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 13 WASHINGTON DC

The nation’s capital is a sightseeing treasure trove. Your half-day tour with a Local Guide visits 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 14 WASHINGTON DC–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 15 PHILADELPHIA–NEW YORK CITY

This morning, leave for New York City. Check into the New Yorker, a Wyndham Hotel for the next two nights.

Day 16 NEW YORK CITY

The “Big Apple” beckons. New York has it all, from Broadway shows to museums, shopping, and great restaurants.

Day 17 NEW YORK CITY

Your vacation ends this morning.

Vacation Highlights

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

Guides:

Local host service in New York City, where information is provided for independent exploration and dining

Enjoy the fall colors of New York, New England, Ontario, and Québec on our special Fall Foliage departures: September 13 to October 4 (if Mother Nature permits).

Hotels

New York City

New Yorker, a Wyndham Hotel

First-Class

This historic 43-story art deco hotel first opened its doors in 1930. A midtown icon, famous citywide for the red block lettering on its façade. Revel in the newly re-imagined grandeur of this historic hotel.

Boston

Comfort Inn Boston

Superior Tourist-Class

Comfort Inn Boston is located a few miles from downtown Boston, Fenway Park sports events, and the historic Faneuil Hall Marketplace. This smoke-free hotel features complimentary wireless Internet access throughout the hotel and a 24-hour fitness room. The air-conditioned guestrooms offer coffee/tea makers, in-room safes, desks and sitting areas with upholstered chairs.

Quebec City Area

Hotel Lindbergh

Moderate First-Class

In memory of the famous aviator, the hotel Lindbergh is designed to offer peacefulness and harmony. Featuring Californian architecture and a collection of photographs that relate Charles Lindbergh's achievements offer guests a unique, rare and cozy atmosphere. Rooms are of modern design and comfort, while the location offers access to nearby shopping.

Montreal

Best Western Ville-Marie

First-Class

Best Western® Ville Marie Montreal Hotel & Suites Montreal hotel provides quality, comfort, convenience along with an outstanding customer service, right beside the world famous Mount Royal park, McGill University, Peel subway station, central train station, the Bell Centre, major museums, art galleries, theatres, underground shopping and a few short steps from Ste-Catherine and Crescent Streets, famous for their boutiques and nightlife. Rooms are newly renovated and include free high speed internet, fridge, eco-friendly organic toiletries, in room coffee maker, cable TV, iron/board.

Ottawa

Capital Hill Hotel & Suites

First-Class

Comfortable Hotel located 1 block from major financial & shopping district & 2 blocks from Parliament.

Toronto

Chelsea Hotel, Toronto

Superior First-Class

Centrally located within walking distance to the city's subway as well as the thriving business and shopping districts, Chelsea Hotel, Toronto offers travelers efficient and comfortable accommodation in the heart of the city. Chelsea Hotel offers guests a broad choice of dining venues, from all-day dining at Market Garden and fresh local dishes at Bb 33 Bistro and Brasserie to coffee or cocktails at the T|Bar Lounge or Monarchs Pub.

Niagara Falls

Best Western Plus Cairn Croft Hotel

First-Class

This resort-style Niagara Falls hotel is just one and a quarter mile from one of the world's natural wonders-Niagara Falls and is central to the Niagara Falls Entertainment district.

Lancaster

Heritage Hotel Lancaster

Superior Tourist-Class

Comfortable Motel located at Centerville Exit & Route 30 Interchange, in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country.

Washington DC

Beacon Hotel Downtown DC

First-Class

Situated within minutes of Washington DC's most popular attractions. This boutique hotel has inviting, comfortable accommodations, fitness center, 24-hour business center, informal bar-and-grill with a patio, and a seasonal rofftop cocktail bar offering views of Downtown DC.

Philadelphia

Wyndham Philadelphia Historical District

First-Class

The hotel has a fitness center, outdoor pool, gift shop, guest laundry, business center, restaurant, pub, room service, and concierge service. Guestrooms include cable TV, coffeemaker, iron/ironing board, hairdryer, and complimentary newspaper. 

Dates and Prices

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2021-04-26 2021-05-12 $3,709 Not Available
2021-05-10 2021-05-26 $3,709 Not Available
Popular Departure 2021-05-17 2021-06-02 $3,709 Book Now!
2021-06-14 2021-06-30 $3,709 Not Available
2021-06-17 2021-07-03 $3,631 Not Available
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2021-07-12 2021-07-28 $3,592 Not Available
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2021-08-16 2021-09-01 $3,592 Not Available
2021-08-23 2021-09-08 $3,767 Not Available
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2021-09-04 2021-09-20 $3,845 Not Available
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2021-09-27 2021-10-13 $3,845 Not Available
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2021-10-02 2021-10-18 $3,845 Not Available
2021-10-04 2021-10-20 $3,845 Not Available
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2021-10-16 2021-11-01 $3,845 Not Available
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Important Notes

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Booking your Vacation with Air
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Guaranteed air-inclusive prices: air is only available to passengers travelling from Canada (with some exceptions from the United States, depending on the selected itinerary). An additional $300 per person non-refundable air deposit is required for Flex Air booked in conjunction with any land vacation (i.e. air-inclusive vacation). Air can only be booked by Cosmos in conjunction with a vacation package. Instant Purchase Air requires air payment in full at time of booking (i.e. air-inclusive vacation) plus a non-refundable service fee of $80 per person. Once booked, Instant Purchase Air is non-refundable, and non-changeable. Once your airfare is confirmed and Cosmos has received your full air and land deposit, your air-inclusive vacation price is guaranteed.

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