North by North East

Start: Boston (MA) Finish: Chicago

Visiting: Boston, Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto, Niagara Falls, Detroit, Chicago


Duration: 12 Nights

Tour Operator: Contiki


Prices From: $2474

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Tour Overview

Take in the fast paced life of Boston, experience the charm, culture and sophistication of Quebec, Montreal and Toronto, get exhilarated by watching Niagara Falls until you finally head back to the US where you'll visit the hidden gem of Detroit. End your trip by holding on to your hats as we enter the 'Windy City' of Chicago.

Highlights

  • iconQuebec City - Stroll the streets on a walking tour
  • iconFeel the spray as you cruise to the base of the incredible Niagara Falls
  • iconStroll the streets on a walking tour
  • iconBoston to Quebec City - Cross the Canadian Border/Arrive in Quebec
  • iconScenic drive through Maine's wilderness
  • iconArrive Boston - Time Out Market Dinner in Boston
  • iconBoston - Walk the historic Freedom Trail
  • iconExplore the only walled city in North America
  • iconBoston - Feel the student spirit on a 'Hahvahd' (Harvard) tour
  • iconWalk the historic Freedom Trail
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icon Day 1: Arrive Boston

Location: Boston

Meals: Dinner

Welcome to Boston. This forward-thinking city is also one of America's most richly historical. A hub of arts, great food, incredible architecture and a fanatical devotion to sports, this place will charm us as soon as we arrive. We'll get stuck into local culinary scene with included dinner at the famous TimeOut market. Lobster roll anyone?

icon Day 2: Boston

Location: Boston

Meals: Breakfast

Boston is steeped in history, so weave your way through the 18th century today on the Freedom Trail. This red-brick path winds past a plethora of sites integral to the revolution, and is guaranteed to inspire your inner rebel. Visit Harvard University (yes, the very same) and get a tour with one of the students. This hilarious look at student life will bring out the LOLs. Take well-deserved coffee breaks at groovy cafes, have a snooze in one of the nine parks that comprise the city’s “Emerald Necklace” and reward yourself with a mouthwatering seafood feast.

icon Day 3: Boston to Quebec City

Location: Boston, Quebec City

Meals: Breakfast

With the luck of the Irish, we pack our bags without leaving anything behind and make for Quebec via the wilds of Maine. Whizzing by jaw-dropping scenery and spotting the occasional moose out the window is sure to give you a second wind before we cross the border to Canada.Quebec’s capital – Canada's Paris – is the only walled city in North America, and once you cop an eyeful of its beauty, you’ll see why they wanted to lock it away. We’ll pull in late today, and tonight you're welcome to take a traipse through town and sample the local watering holes.

icon Day 4: Quebec City

Location: Quebec City

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

With its cobbled streets and ancient stone houses, Quebec City’s UNESCO World-Heritage-listed old town is an open-air museum. After a history lesson with a Local Guide, get out and explore more of what the region has to offer: its vibrant art scene, Parisian-style eateries and quaint river boardwalk. If your tastebuds are feeling adventurous, try munching on duckling with maple syrup – a local delicacy. What else? You could check out the Chateau Frontenac - this red brick building built in 1983 is a landmark the city is definetely proud of. Champagne anyone? The city also boasts some pretty cool nightlife, so lets get out there and boozie, French style.

icon Day 5: Quebec to Montreal

Location: Quebec City, Montreal

Meals: Breakfast

Bid Quebec au revoir as we head towards the jazzy island city of Montreal. Pretty scenic views, yes yes yes, we're talking panoramic. Camera at the ready.Together, we’ll take a spin around Montreal’s Old Port and quays before driving up to Mt Royal, which offers sensational views of the city that will leave your head reeling. Back on sea level, we’ll familiarise ourselves with a few signature sites. If you’re hungering for an adrenaline rush this afternoon, jump in a jet boat and get wet in the rapids of the St Lawrence River, or perhaps just take a wander around time trying out your best high school French.

icon Day 6: Montreal

Location: Montreal

Meals: Breakfast

Today is all yours - soak up as much of Montreal’s creative juices and infectious joie de vivre as you can take. Add some cutting-edge threads to your wardrobe at The Main, munch your way through various countries at Jean-Talon market and dance the night away at a jazz bar downtown or in the Latin Quarter. It would be rude not to grab a serving of poutine on the way home, wouldn’t it?

icon Day 7: Montreal to Toronto via Rockport

Location: Montreal, Toronto

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Still bopping along to the sax from the night before, we bid farewell Montreal.These 1000 islands are as pretty as a picture and a great way to relax and take in the views before we hit the city. On our stop, you'll have chance to board a boat and float your way along the water for an hour of bliss. These islands are dotted with historic buildings and castles. Back on land we make our way further into Canadian territory, with Toronto in our sights.Welcome to Toronto, the largest city in Canada. Your Trip Manager will fill you in on the hot spots of this fabulous city soon after we arrive, and will then give you the afternoon off to find your niche in its cosmopolitan melting pot.

icon Day 8: Toronto

Location: Toronto

Meals: Breakfast

Toronto is another one of Canada's mulit-cultural hotspots. Maybe catch a baseball game, Head to the of the CN Tower, visit Gallery 44 or Toronto Park for people watching. Tonight, feel the global vibe of this city's nightlife.

icon Day 9: Toronto to Niagara

Location: Toronto, Niagara Falls

Meals: Breakfast

It’s time to wash away the city grit at what is undoubtedly the best-known waterfall on the planet: Niagara Falls.You can't get much wetter than at the world’s ninth-largest waterfall. Experience Niagara Falls’ thundering power first-hand on the Niagara Cruise boat by getting right up to its cascading base, then soar above the action in a chopper or just take in the scene from the safety of a viewing platform. And don't worry – the ponchos are our treat.

icon Day 10: Niagara to Detroit

Location: Niagara Falls, Detroit

Meals: Breakfast

We leave Toronto behind us and continue on back across the border into the US and Detroit, home to Motown tunes.Detroit ain't what it used to be. Expect hip caps, galleries and incredible art deco skyscrapers. We'll rest up here, ready for a big day of adventures tomorrow.

icon Day 11: Detroit to Chicago

Location: Detroit, Chicago

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Departing Detroit today we'll head through America's Midwest as we move on towards Chicago, known as the ‘windy city’.Next up, the Great Lakes and Chicago. Fusing the cutting-edge and the traditional, Chicago serves up innovative architecture and all-American sports, as well as an arts scene that pushes the boundaries yet also keeps to its roots. There is plenty to do, so we'll start by seeing the city sights as we tour the city. Tonight, we focus on the authentic and raw theatrical nature of the back room blues clubs you'll find hidden throughout the city.

icon Day 12: Chicago

Location: Chicago

Head to Navy Pier for great city views, bike around town for a street level perspective, jump on an architectural cruise to further understand the city’s skyline, scoff down a Chicago style street hot dog or even see the White Sox or the Cubs play in a huge stadium game. You can't leave Chi -town with sampling their famous deep-dish pizza - come hungry!What. A. Day.

icon Day 13: Depart Chicago

Location: Chicago

It’s time to say goodbye to your new friends in the Windy City. Swap social deets and hug it out, no doubt with plans for a reunion somewhere exotic already well and truly underway.

What's Included

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    We'll get 12 of your meals and you get the rest. You can refuel over breakfast and grab some authentic North American dinners from us but you'll also get an opportunity to sample some of the best gourmet fare, both in Canada and the US.

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    A highly trained Trip Manager who brings your adventure to life. An expert driver who knows foreign roads better than Google Maps. Local Guides who make tourist traps a thing of the past. This is your team. Smart, friendly, fun, and integral to everything

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    A highly trained Trip Manager who brings your adventure to life. An expert driver who knows foreign roads better than Google Maps. Local Guides who make tourist traps a thing of the past. This is your team. Smart, friendly, fun, and integral to everything we do.

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    We always provide comfortable accommodation in a relaxed atmosphere - think comfy, centrally located hotels and the best crew to travel with.

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    Contiki requires a deposit of 20% to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 56 days before departure..

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    All payments to TourHub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.


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