Best of Eastern Canada & USA - Small Group, 2022

Best of Eastern Canada & USA - Small Group, 2022

Start: Toronto (ON) Finish: Washington D.C.

Visiting: Toronto, Kingston, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Bar Harbor, Kennebunkport, Boston, New York City, Philadelphia


Duration: 15 Nights

Tour code: SABECA17

Tour operator: Insight Vacations


From: $6845 $6708

Extra tourhub saving: $137

Tour Overview

See the top destinations in two countries on this two-week guided tour of Canada and the U.S. Stroll the urban-but-regal Queen's Park in downtown Toronto, then get up-close to the world’s most infamous waterfall, Niagara Falls. Wander the grand mansions of Montreal and step inside the Notre-Dame Basilica — a masterpiece of Gothic Revival architecture, featuring a gold and azure-hued sanctuary — with a Local Expert. In Maine, dine on decadent, authentic local lobster caught fresh from a nearby harbor. Walk with a guide along the Freedom Trail in Boston, a 2.5-mile trail with 16 historically significant sites, including the house where the Boston Tea Party was planned in 1773. In Philadelphia, see the Liberty Bell, rung throughout history to announce some of the country’s most historical moments, such as the death of George Washington.

Highlights

  • iconQuebec: Savour the evening in an intimate setting as you choose from a selection of top local restaurants on a Dine-Around Evening.
  • iconBoston: Join your Travel Director as they guide you along the Freedom Trail, a route that leads you through historically significant sites in the city.
  • iconOttawa: You’ll join a cooking demonstration at C’est Bon. Set in their state-of-the-art kitchen facilities close to ByWard Market, you’ll learn new culinary skills and discover more about the local cuisine. Ingredients include Canadian staples such as maple sugar, haskaps, labrador tea and wild flowers. Afterwards, enjoy a 3-course meal with wine.
  • iconWashington, D.C.: Take a city tour of Washington, D.C. and discover its iconic memorials and monuments, including the White House, Washington Monument, and National Mall.
  • iconNew York: For a full view of this monumental city, ascend to the Top of the Rock – the 70th floor of the Rockefeller Center Building – for a sweeping view of the skyscrapers, parks, rivers and urban canyons that make up the teeming isle of Manhattan.
  • iconNew York: Take a bite of the Big Apple on a tour of the city's highlights with a Local Expert.
  • iconHistoric Kingston: Wander through historic Kingston, otherwise known as the Limestone City and view the old buildings, churches and fortifications.
  • iconMontreal: Join a Local Expert who will guide you around Old Montreal, Mount Royal, and the iconic Notre-Dame Basilica.
  • iconMaine Lobster Dinner: Enjoy an authentic Main Lobster dinner as you feast on the fresh and local delicacy known for its tender and rich flavour. Raise a glass as you mingle with new friends over this delectable Highlight Dinner.
  • iconToronto: At 18:00, you’ll meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Dinner.
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Itinerary

icon Day 1: Thrilling Toronto

Location: Toronto

Accommodation: Hilton Toronto

Meals: Dinner with Wine

Welcome to Toronto, a vibrant city on Lake Ontario, full of fine restaurants, bars and an eclectic mix of cultures. On arrival at Toronto International Airport, a transfer will take you to your hotel. You’ll meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Dinner with wine at 18:00.(Dinner with Wine)

icon Day 2: Toronto and the Thundering Falls of Niagara

Location: Toronto

Accommodation: Hilton Toronto

Meals: Breakfast

Travel up University Avenue to see Queen's Park and the Parliament Buildings, before venturing on to spectacular Niagara Falls. Take in this great natural wonder up-close on a cruise to the base of the falls. Browse quaint Niagara-on-the-Lake before returning to Toronto.(Breakfast)

icon Day 3: Kingston and Ottawa

Location: Toronto, Kingston, Ottawa

Accommodation: The Westin/Hilton Lac-Leamy

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Journey to historic Kingston, otherwise known as the Limestone City and view the old buildings, churches and fortifications, with many of them being constructed from limestone itself. Continue to the Canadian capital of Ottawa where you’ll join a cooking demonstration at C’est Bon. Set in their state-of-the-art kitchen facilities close to ByWard Market, you’ll learn new culinary skills and more about local cuisine. Ingredients include Canadian staples such as maple sugar, haskaps, labrador tea and wild flowers. End the experience with a delicious three-course dinner with wine, before heading back to your hotel.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

icon Day 4: Canada's Capital to Montreal

Location: Ottawa, Montreal

Accommodation: Montreal Marriott Chateau Champlain/Hotel Bonaventure Montreal

Meals: Breakfast

Get ready for an exciting morning exploring Ottawa, with a tour of the city’s stately boulevards. Then, you'll join your Indigenous Cultural Ambassadors and experience a lively traditional Pow Wow dance. Join this MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience and learn about the Manitobah Mukluks Storyboot project which aims to revive the traditional arts by creating partnerships with elders and artisans. Continue to the diverse metropolis of Montreal, which is in the French-speaking province of Quebec.(Breakfast)

icon Day 5: Montreal, the Royal Mountain

Location: Montreal

Accommodation: Montreal Marriott Chateau Champlain/Hotel Bonaventure Montreal

Meals: Breakfast

Today you’ll join a Local Expert who will guide you around Old Montreal, the grand mansions of Mount Royal, and the iconic Notre-Dame Basilica. The rest of the day is free to enjoy as you please.(Breakfast)

icon Day 6: Montmorency Falls Park to Quebec City

Location: Montreal, Quebec City

Accommodation: Hotel Manoir Victoria/Hilton Quebec City

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Depart Montreal and head to Montmorency Falls today.Stop at a traditional Sugar Shack and learn how maple syrup is created and harvested.After lunch, continue onwards to Montmorency Falls Park where you will experience that natural wonder that towers 272 feet (83 metres) tall. Walk the full width of the falls on a suspension bridge, or if you're feeling adventurous, you can take the panoramic staircase down along the cliffside.Continue on to Quebec City.(Breakfast / Lunch)

icon Day 7: Quintessential Quebec

Location: Quebec City

Accommodation: Hotel Manoir Victoria/Hilton Quebec City

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Discover more of Quebec’s unique European charm with a Local Expert, who will guide you along the city’s quaint cobblestone streets. You'll see the Latin Quarter, Plains of Abraham, City Hall and Palace Royale. You'll also walk past the Citadel, which offers great view of the city and Château Frontenac. In the evening you’ll choose from a selection of top local restaurants on a Dine-Around Evening.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

icon Day 8: Quebec to Bar Harbor

Location: Quebec City, Bar Harbor

Accommodation: Harborside Hotel Spa and Marina

Meals: Breakfast

Bid 'Au Revoir' to Quebec City as you cross the U.S. border and travel toward Mount Desert Island on the Atlantic Coast. A tranquil getaway, this large island comes with freshwater lakes, rugged clifftops, forests and striking mountains. Make the most of the serene setting at your hotel, which is situated on the island itself.(Breakfast)

icon Day 9: Explore Acadia National Park

Location: Bar Harbor

Accommodation: Harborside Hotel Spa and Marina

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Take in the natural beauty of Acadia National Park, with its dramatic rocky shoreline and rugged nautical charm. You'll witness amazing views of the park from the top of Cadillac Mountain, while guests wanting to explore on foot can join their Travel Director to view well-known spots such as Thunder Hole. You'll have time to explore Bar Harbor on your own. Stop for an ice cream or head to the bustling souvenir stores to stock up on some holiday treats. The evening is saved for a delectable Highlight Dinner with your new friends, as you feast on authentic Maine lobster, a local specialty and one that won't disappoint.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

icon Day 10: Coastal New England to Boston

Location: Bar Harbor, Kennebunkport, Boston

Accommodation: Hyatt Regency Boston

Meals: Breakfast

Follow the rocky Maine shoreline, stopping in picturesque Kennebunkport, a glitzy, New England resort town and the iconic home of the Bush family. The town has a number of fine, well-preserved mansions, many of which have been turned into charming inns.(Breakfast)

icon Day 11: Boston, the Cradle of Liberty

Location: Boston

Accommodation: Hyatt Regency Boston

Meals: Breakfast

Famous for its American Revolutionary war history, Boston is a place for keen history buffs. Join your Travel Director as they guide you along the Freedom Trail, a route that leads you to several historically significant sites, including the Old State House and the meeting house where the Boston Tea Party of 1773 was planned. The rest of your day is at leisure. Perhaps take a stroll to Downtown Crossing or historic Faneuil Hall. For foodies in search of the city's best street eats, head to Boston's North End. With its large Italian community, this part of town houses some of the best Italian bakeries in the city, as lines of shoppers circle the block to get their hands on fresh cannoli and other treats.(Breakfast)

icon Day 12: A Bite of the Big Apple

Location: Boston, New York City

Accommodation: The Renwick Hotel/New York Marriott Marquis

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Follow the bright lights to New York City. Visit the Top of the Rock Observation Deck with stunning views of the New York skyline. Your hotel is in the heart of Midtown and a short, 10-minute walk from the United Nations Headquarters and just steps away from Grand Central Terminal and the Chrysler Building. This evening, your local EatWith host will delight you with a home-cooked meal and immerse you in life in NYC.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

icon Day 13: A Manhattan Masterpiece

Location: New York City

Accommodation: The Renwick Hotel/New York Marriott Marquis

Meals: Breakfast

Explore the City that Never Sleeps with your Local Expert, before heading out on your own. If it's tranquillity you're after, relish the calm of Central Park, an expansive space designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted.(Breakfast)

icon Day 14: Liberty in Philadelphia and D.C.

Location: New York City, Philadelphia

Accommodation: Fairmont Washington D.C. Georgetown

Meals: Breakfast

Travel to Pennsylvania's largest city, Philadelphia, where the Liberty Bell first chimed and Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence. Explore Independence National Historic Park and visit the Liberty Bell with your Travel Director. Journey to Washington, D.C., the nation's capital. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. Perhaps join an optional Illuminations Tour in the evening before spending the night at the luxurious Fairmont Washington D.C. Georgetown.(Breakfast)

icon Day 15: Washington, D.C. Sightseeing and Leisure Time

Accommodation: Fairmont Washington D.C. Georgetown

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

In the morning, immerse yourself on a sightseeing tour and delve into the proud heritage of a nation. View the White House, the striking Washington Monument, and sprawling National Mall. Reflect on the country's most turbulent days at the Lincoln Memorial and the World War II Memorial. The rest of the day is at leisure. Join your Travel Director and fellow guests for a Celebration Dinner and toast to new friends and fantastic memories.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

icon Day 16: Depart Washington, D.C.

Meals: Breakfast

A morning transfer will take you to Dulles International Airport or Reagan National Airport for your flight home. Alternatively, extend your stay at your own pleasure.(Breakfast)

What's Included

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    Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency

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    We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door

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    We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels

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    Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary

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    If your flights are outside these times, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport

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    Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom

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    Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available)

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    From time to time, your Travel Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination

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    Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas

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    If your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, then transfers are available at scheduled times

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