Day 1: Arrive New York
Take a bite of the Big Apple and you'll wish you'd had more, as the vision and passion of this vibrant city inspires you to believe your dreams really will come true. Check in to your New York hotel and spend the afternoon exploring its soaring skyline on your terms. This evening, you'll meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception at 5:30 p.m.
Included Meals - Welcome Reception | Hotel: The Shelburne Hotel & Suites
Day 2: New York - Philadelphia - Washington, DC (2 nights)
From the iconic to the unexpected, we embark on an orientation tour of the City that Never Sleeps. View the towering Art Deco façades of the Empire State Building, pulsating Times Square and the tranquil mid-city oasis of Central Park. We'll journey through the Land of the Free to Philadelphia and visit the Liberty Bell Center to gaze upon the famous cracked bell whose inscription has inspired so many to "proclaim liberty". View Independence Hall, site of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, before travelling to Washington, D.C.
Included Meals - Breakfast, Dinner | Hotel: Capitol Hilton
Day 3: Washington, D.C. sightseeing
Celebrate the proud heritage of a nation as you view the memorials and monuments that have made Washington famous. Pass the White House, the U.S. Capitol Building, the Lincoln Memorial, and the World War II and Vietnam War memorials. Spend the rest of the day at leisure walking in the footsteps of great men and women who have shaped America as we know it today. Consider a visit to one of the Smithsonian museums or pay tribute to America's founding fathers at the many sites that dot the city.
Included Meals - Breakfast
Day 4: Washington, D.C - Lancaster County / Amish Country
Journey into the rural back roads of Pennsylvania's Lancaster County with a Local Specialist today, immersing yourself in the traditional agricultural lifestyle of the Amish and the Mennonites, who live much the same they did when they first settled here over 200 years ago. Our Stay with a Story was built in 1873 in the heart of Amish Country. Enjoy a hearty Regional Meal, and try your hand at making your own whoopie pies for dessert.
Included Meals - Breakfast, Regional Dinner | Hotel: The Inn at Leola Village
Day 5: Discover The Artistry Of Glassblowing
We'll travel north across Pennsylvania's rural landscapes to the eastern corner of New York State, stopping en route at the Corning Museum of Glass. Witness first-hand the delicate craft of glassblowing and admire the glass artistry on display in its galleries. Later, we'll cross the Canadian border bound for Niagara Walls.
Included Meals - Breakfast | Hotel: Hilton Hotel and Suites Niagara Falls/Fallsview
Day 6: Take In The Sights And Flavours Of Niagra Falls
Experience the soul-stirring rush of cascading waters as we embark on an exhilarating boat ride to the base of Horseshoe Falls, which plunges dramatically into Lake Ontario. Enjoy some free time to explore on your own, contemplating this tremendous force of nature. We’ll continue to the flower-filled, tree-lined historic town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. This evening we'll Connect With Locals at a local winery and sample some of Niagara’s regional cuisine paired with their delicious vintages at a Be My Guest dinner.
Included Meals - Breakfast, Be My Guest
Day 7: Get Expert Hockey Tips And Tricks
Skirt the shores of Lake Ontario and stop in Oakville where you will learn the art of playing hockey with a real Canadian hockey player. Dive into Culture and embrace Canada's national sport, as you learn the secrets of hockey players and how to score a goal from a professional coach. Continue on to Toronto where the rest of the day is free.
Included Meals - Breakfast | Hotel: Sheraton Centre Toronto
Day 8: Tour Toronto And Explore Ottawa
After an introductory tour of Toronto, head to Ottawa for an orientation tour of Canada's Capital City. The rest of the day is yours to do as you please.
Included Meals - Breakfast | Hotel: Sheraton Ottawa
Day 9: Unlock The Traditions Of Quebec City
Enjoy a breakfast on the grounds of the Museum of History followed by a presentation of the Algonquin People including the Friendship dance. MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® and learn and support the Manitobah Mukluks Storyboot School, a Treadright supported project. Our love affair with French-speaking Canada continues today as we go on our voyage to Québec City and the UNESCO-listed Old Quebec. Immerse yourself in the city’s joie de vivre and romantic 17th century façades, but not before we Dive Into Culture with lunch at an authentic Cabane a Sucre (Sugar Shack), a tradition dear to Quebecois.
Included Meals - Breakfast, Lunch | Hotel: Delta By Marriott
Day 10: Wander The Historic Streets Of Quebec City
Explore Quebec City's winding streets and historic sites, joining your Local Specialist for an in-depth discovery of a city that exudes all the charm of old Europe. Delve into Quebec City's French and English military past at the fortified Citadel and the Plains of Abraham, the site of a major colonial battle. The afternoon and evening are yours to explore La Vieille Capitale on your terms.
Included Meals - Breakfast
Day 11: Sample The Flavours Of Montreal
Visit a local farmers market outside of Montréal to Dive Into Culture and experience the flavours of the region during a lunch tasting including wine and cider. Savour the good life as you arrive in Montréal. Meet your Local Specialist and visit Notre-Dame Basilica, the Old Port of Montréal, and Place Jacques Cartier. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Included Meals - Breakfast, Lunch | Hotel: Le Centre Sheraton Montreal
Day 12: Journey To Rustic Franconia Notch
Return to the United States this morning and traverse New Hampshire bound for Franconia Notch, in the heart of the White Mountains. As you journey past sugar maple and white birch in their thousands, keep a keen eye out for the black bear, moose and deer that find sanctuary in these scenic forest landscapes.
Included Meals - Breakfast | Hotel: Boston Park Plaza
Day 13: Engross In The History Of Boston
Connect with the living history of Boston this morning, touring the city's redbrick Freedom Trail with stops at the Old North Church and Boston Harbor, the site of the famous Tea Party. Spend the rest of the day on your terms. Consider a visit to the bar that inspired the TV show Cheers or stroll through the centuries-old Boston Common. This evening, toast your memorable East Coast experiences at a Farewell Dinner
Included Meals - Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Day 14: Farewell Boston
Depart Boston today at your leisure.
Included Meals - Breakfast