This grand tour of the eastern US and Canada is a sensory overload of everything that makes North America great skyscrapers, monuments, Niagara Falls, ice cream, canoeing, poutine, subways, whales, sunshine, designer boutiques and nature hikes. On this adventure, we,™ll ditch the big, clunky buses and pile small groups into private vans, clocking miles of smiles all over New York, Washington, Toronto, Montreal, Vermont and all points in between. Your friends are already jealous.
Entrance fees to all national parks, provincial parks and monuments. Orientation tours in New York, Washington DC, Toronto, Montreal, Boston. Maid of the Mist boat tour (Niagara Falls). Tour of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory (Waterbury, Vermont).
9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 9 dinners. (Allow USD150-200 for meals not included)
Hotels (3 nts), hostel (2 nts), participation camping (9 nts).
Air-conditioned private touring van, hiking
Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.
Small group experience; Max 13, avg 10.
Day 1 New York City
Arrive at any time.
Day 2-3 Philadelphia/Washington DC (1B,2D)
Follow the American history trail in Philadelphia. Visit Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. Drive to Washington DC and tour the national monuments and free museums of the nation’s capital.
Day 4-5 Allegheny National Forest/Niagara Falls (2B,2L,2D)
Relax and cool off in the clear waters after hiking trails in Allegheny. Board the Maid of the Mist to get up close and personal with Niagara Falls. Take an optional tour of the Cave of the Winds, or try your luck at the casino.
Day 6 Toronto (1B,1D)
Explore Canada’s most diverse and thriving city on an orientation walk. Opt for an aerial view by going to the top of the CN Tower.
Day 7-8 Algonquin Provincial Park (2B,2L,2D)
Trade the city for pristine nature, hike the many trails and be on the lookout for moose, beavers and other wildlife. Try some optional canoeing on these spectacular lakes.
Day 9-10 Montreal (1B)
The day’s drive includes a stop for lunch in Ottawa the nation’s capital. Enjoy an orientation tour in Montreal and have time to explore this bilingual cosmopolitan city on your own. Opt to climb Mont Royal or visit La Ronde amusement park.
Day 11 Boston (1L)
Cross back into the States and travel through the beautiful state of Vermont. In Boston, enjoy an orientation walk including the Freedom Trail and Faneuil Hall.
Day 12-13 Cape Cod (1B,1L,2D)
Morning to explore more of Boston, then head to Cape Cod to set up camp and enjoy the beach. Hang out and relax or take an optional whale watching tour.
Day 14 New York City (1B)
Enjoy an orientation walk around the Times Square area of NYC.Opt for a big night out on the town with the group.
Day 15 New York City
Depart at any time.