The Grand East

The Grand East

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The Grand East

21 Days Starting in new y and ending in Miami, FL, USA

Visiting: New York, Boston, New England, Québec City, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Niagara Falls, Gettysburg, Amish Country Motel, Washington, Williamsburg, Roanoke, Blue Ridge Parkway, Great Smoky Mountains, Gatlinburg, Nashville, Memphis, Jackson, New Orleans, Gulf of Mexico, Pensacola, Orlando, Kennedy Space Center, Miami, United Kingdom

Tour operator:

Leger Holidays

Tour code:

kge

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

0-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
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Tour Overview

Join us on this fantastic tour of the 'grand east' taking in the sights of New York, Boston and New England on our journey into Canada. See Québec City, Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto, before feeling the mists of the natural wonder of Niagara Falls. Then, walk the hallowed grounds of Gettysburg, the most decisive battle in the American Civil War, get an up-close taste of Amish culture, and see the seats of power with a grand city tour of Washington D.C. We will drive along the Great Smoky Mountains and go honky tonkin' in Nashville. The, dip your toes in the warm crystal-clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico and witness the first-hand ingenuity of the American space program at the Kennedy Space Centre. This tour truly is the grand east!

Highlights

  • Walk the hallowed grounds of Gettysburg, the most decisive battle in the American Civil War, get an up-close taste of Amish culture

  • Drive along the Great Smoky Mountains and go honky tonkin' in Nashville

  • Dip your toes in the warm crystal-clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico and witness the first-hand ingenuity of the American space program at the Kennedy Space Centre

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrive In New York

Location: New York

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: The Dylan Hotel

Meals Included: No Meals

Arrive in New York City and transfer
to your hotel where you will meet
with your Tour Director in the evening.

Day 2 : New York - Boston

Location: New York, Boston

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Courtyard by Marriott Boston Brookline

Meals Included: No Meals


We depart NYC for historic New England. Travel along the Long Island Sound to Boston, MA. Enjoy a walking tour along the Freedom Trail and the cobblestone streets of Beacon Hill, steeped in history, which contains one of the
city’s most beautiful neighbourhoods.

Day 3 : Boston - New England - Québec City

Location: Boston, New England, Québec City

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hotel Universel

Meals Included: No Meals


This morning, we travel through the rural
New England states of New Hampshire and
Vermont on our way to Canada. We will pass
through small picturesque villages and the White
Mountains, which are particularly beautiful during the fall foliage.


We will cross the international border to enter the Canadian province of Québec.


This evening, take the opportunity to sample some of the celebrated French-Canadian cuisine (optional).

Day 4 : Québec City - Montreal

Location: Québec City, Montreal

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Best Western Ville - Marie Montreal Hotel & Suites

Meals Included: No Meals


Begin the day with a tour of Québec
City, the French capital of the province and a
UNESCO World Heritage Site. Highlights include
the Québec Provincial Parliament Building and
the Citadelle.


Then enjoy a walking tour of the walled city, where you will see the Château de Frontenac, as well as unparalleled views of the Saint Lawrence River.


You may want to enjoy a delicious pastry, baguette or candy treat, or, if time allows, may we suggest a visit to Rue du Tresor before departing to Montréal.


Upon arrival, take an optional tour of Old Montréal, the area known as the 'Vieux Port', with stops at Place Jacques Cartier and Notre Dame Basilica.

Day 5 : Montreal - Ottawa - Toronto

Location: Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Bond Place Hotel

Meals Included: No Meals


We depart Montréal for the capital of Canada,
Ottawa. This vibrant city of parks and flowers
boasts one of the most impressive parliament
buildings in the world.


In the afternoon, we continue along the 1000 Islands Parkway to the largest English-speaking city in Canada, Toronto, located on the shore of Lake Ontario.


Join an optional excursion on the St. Lawrence River which explores the magnificent scenery on a relaxing
cruise.

Day 6 : Toronto - Niagara Falls

Location: Toronto, Niagara Falls

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Best Western Cairn Croft Inn

Meals Included: No Meals


Begin the day with a drive through
Toronto’s impressive collection of modern
skyscrapers, most notably, the CN Tower, one of
the world’s tallest free-standing structures (1,815
ft. /553 m). Do you dare to stand on the glass floor
located more than 300 meters above Toronto
(optional)? Expect fantastic views!


We continue along Lake Ontario, crossing
the Welland Canal, before arriving at Niagara
Falls, where you will be amazed at this natural
wonder. Stroll along Table Rock, see the unique
Floral Clock and view the thundering water of the
Horseshoe Falls.


Later, take an optional tour on the renowned Hornblower Cruises boat ride at the base of the Falls.

Day 7 : Niagara Falls - Gettysburg - Amish Country

Location: Niagara Falls, Gettysburg, Amish Country Motel

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Wyndham Garden York

Meals Included: No Meals


Today, ride through the rolling farmland
of upstate New York, known as the Finger
Lakes region, and enter the keystone state of
Pennsylvania.


This afternoon, visit the historic Gettysburg Civil War national battleground, site of the largest battle ever fought on American soil. This is the place where President Lincoln gave his famous address in 1863.


We travel along the Susquehanna River to Amish Country.

Day 8 : Amish Country - Washington D.C

Location: Amish Country Motel, Washington

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Washington Hilton

Meals Included: No Meals


We travel through rural countryside to
Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Visit an Amish
museum and see their 300-year-old tradition of
simple living (admission included). The Amish
people live in a world that stopped in the mid-1850s. They use no electricity, mechanical devices, nor modern equipment.


In the afternoon, continue to the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C.

Day 9 : Washington D.C

Location: Washington

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Washington Hilton

Meals Included: No Meals


Enjoy a city tour with highlights such as
the U.S. Capitol Building, Supreme Court, Library
of Congress, the F.B.I. Building, Washington
Monument, Lincoln Memorial, the White House
and Arlington National Cemetery, site of the
JFK Memorial.


Spend the remainder of the day exploring some of the many museums comprising the Smithsonian Institute, or, stroll the banks of the Potomac River.

Day 10 : Washington D.C - Williamsburg - Roanoke

Location: Washington, Williamsburg, Roanoke

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Holiday Inn Tanglewood

Meals Included: No Meals


Depart this morning for Williamsburg,
Virginia’s colonial capital. Walk along the Duke of
Gloucester Street to visit some of the impressive
public buildings, colonial houses and the college
of William and Mary (admissions not included).

Day 11 : Roanoke - Blue Ridge Parkway - Great Smoky Mountains - Gatlinburg

Location: Roanoke, Blue Ridge Parkway, Great Smoky Mountains, Gatlinburg

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Creekstone Inn

Meals Included: No Meals

Travel along portions of the Blue
Ridge Parkway/Mountains before entering the
breathtaking scenery of the Great Smoky
Mountains and National Park, before arriving in
Gatlinburg in the afternoon and explore some
of the unique restaurants on on main-street, during
this evening leisure time.

Day 12 : Gatlinburg - Great Smoky Mountains - Nashville

Location: Gatlinburg, Great Smoky Mountains, Nashville

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Drury Plaza Hotel Nashville Downtown

Meals Included: No Meals


Continue today through Knoxville, the
state’s third largest city before you arrive in the
early afternoon in Music City USA, Nashville.

Day 13 : Nashville - Memphis

Location: Nashville, Memphis

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Crowne Plaza Memphis Downtown

Meals Included: No Meals


Travel across the countryside and arrive
in Memphis, the city known for blues music,
cotton and home of Sun Records. Take a city tour
including Beale Street, the heart of the blues music
scene.


This afternoon, fans of 'the king of rock
and roll' have the opportunity to tour Graceland,
former home of Elvis Presley (optional).

Day 14 : Memphis - Jackson - New Orleans

Location: Memphis, Jackson, New Orleans

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Meals Included: No Meals


Today’s tour takes us to Mississippi,
the magnolia state. Pass through Jackson, the
state capital, and continue to Louisiana and
New Orleans, the home of the infamous Mardi
Gras celebrations.


Tonight, immerse yourself in Creole culture aboard an authentic Mississippi riverboat dinner cruise, and enjoy the rhythms of a Dixieland jazz band (optional).

Day 15 : New Orleans

Location: New Orleans

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Meals Included: No Meals


Enjoy a full day at leisure to take in the French
flavor and grandeur of New Orleans. Explore the
French Quarter with its trademark wrought iron
balconies overlooking the narrow, cobblestone
streets. Stand atop one of the infamous New
Orleans levees and gain the perspective of how
these unique feats of architecture guard the city.

Day 16 : New Orleans - Gulf Of Mexico - Pensacola

Location: New Orleans, Gulf of Mexico, Pensacola

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Courtyard by Marriott Pensacola

Meals Included: No Meals


We travel along the Mississippi Gulf Coast
through Mobile, AL, to the city of Pensacola. Visit one of the top 10 rose gardens in America at the Bellingrath Home (admission included).


Visit Pensacola Beach and walk alongside the swaying
sea oats, dipping your toes in the warm waters of
the emerald green Gulf of Mexico.

Day 17 : Pensacola - Orlando

Location: Pensacola, Orlando

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Grand Orlando Resort at Celebration

Meals Included: No Meals


We travel along the Florida panhandle to
Ocala, known for thoroughbred horse ranches.


Continue through central Florida, heart of America’s citrus industry, and on to Orlando, America’s family playground!

Day 18 : Orlando

Location: Orlando

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Grand Orlando Resort at Celebration

Meals Included: No Meals


Enjoy a day at leisure! Revitalise by the pool or
visit one of Orlando’s attractions such as Disney
World, Sea World or Universal Studios (admissions
not included).

Day 19 : Orlando - Kennedy Space Centre - Miami

Location: Orlando, Kennedy Space Center, Miami

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hilton Garden Inn Miami South Beach

Meals Included: No Meals


Today, visit the Kennedy Space Centre, home of
America’s space program (admission included).


We continue to the cultural melting pot of vibrant
Miami Beach, and the hotel for our final night.

Day 20 : Overnight Flight

Location: Miami

Accommodation: Overnight Flight

Meals Included: No Meals

Transfer to Miami Airport for your overnight return flight to the UK.

Day 21 : Arrive Back In Uk

Location: United Kingdom

Meals Included: No Meals

Arrival in the UK.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Additional Services

    Travel from a wide range of convenient joining points across the UK is included within your coach holiday price; some carry a supplement. Please contact us for our full list of joining points.

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

    Yes, airport transfers are included

  • Fully Guided

  • International Travel

  • Meals

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Transport

    Comfortable, air-conditioned motorcoach

What's Not Included

Accommodation

You will stay at hotels such as:

* The Dylan Hotel, New York City

* Courtyard by Marriott Boston Brookline, Boston

* Hotel Universel, Quebec City

* Best Western Ville - Marie Montreal Hotel & Suites, Montreal

* Bond Place Hotel, Toronto

* Best Western Cairn Croft Inn, Niagara Falls

* Wyndham Garden York, Amish Country

* Washington Hilton, Washington D.C.

* Holiday Inn Tanglewood, Roanoke

* Creekstone Inn, Gatlinburg

* Drury Plaza Hotel Nashville Downtown, Nashville

* Crowne Plaza Memphis Downtown, Memphis

* Hilton New Orleans Riverside, New Orleans

* Courtyard by Marriott Pensacola, Pensacola

* Grand Orlando Resort at Celebration, Orlando

* Hilton Garden Inn Miami South Beach, Miami


Please note: due to local laws at least one person in each room booked must be 21 years of age or over.


All hotels are of European minimum 3-star standard

Check out our Q&As

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    Return flights are included on any Leger Air Holidays

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    Fully escorted by our experienced drivers/crews. And in most towns and cities we either include or offer optional sightseeing tours with expert local guides to help you get the most from your visits.

  • What type of coach will be used?

    You will travel on either our Luxuria Coach or our Silver Service Coach

  • Is there a limit to luggage that can be brought on the tour?

    On Leger Coach Holidays, your allowance is one medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full.

  • Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

    Some tours carry a supplement for solo travellers, please ask for details if the Single price is not shown

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Airport transfers are included on any Leger Air Holidays

  • Is the tour coach air conditioned?

    Yes

  • What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

    Low

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

    No

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    40 years

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Sole use of your own room on all Single Traveller holidays: means you still get your privacy and time out from the group.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

  • Battlefield Tours - Will it be possible to visit a particular cemetery whilst on the tour?

    Please contact us and we will check to see whether you can visit a particular cemetery on any of our Battlefield Tours, if we are not able to fit it into our itinerary then you could take some time out of the tour and do this independently by taxi or public transport.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Please contact us for latest Covid-19 policies

Reviews of this operator

Will (Google Reviewer)  

I went on the 4...

05-Jan-2024

I went on the 4 countries trip and swiss glacier express and overall it was a great trip. The coach I was on was silver service, it was tidy had nice seats and other accessories such as charging points and headsets which was very handy. The drivers Alex and Dave were fantastic, very kind, funny and respectful throughout the whole trip and a pleasure to talk to. The excursions were very pleasant and all ran very smoothly. The hotels were decent and offered a good service. I overall very much recommend leger holidays.

Sally Matson  

Excellent customer service

10-Jan-2023

Booked our ‘Christmas in Austria & Scenic Trains of the Tyrol’ through George on the customer Helpline. Nothing was too much trouble, everything clearly & patiently explained. He even had permission to log in on his day off to finalise the sale! A charming and helpful young person and a credit to the company.

Euan Donald (Google Reviewer)  

Been on two tours now...

10-Oct-2023

Been on two tours now the “D Day beaches” and “ All Quiet on the Western Front” tour of the Somme and Ypres. Both four days in total, two travelling and two on the site of the various battles. This is outstanding value for money, picked up from Carlisle , Cumbria and literally looked after all the way through the tours. The coaches are great and the accommodation spot on . The guides are very knowledgeable ( Mark Hope brilliant guy)and the bus drivers professional . Absolutely fantastic .

Sue Sinfield (Google Reviewer)  

Due to covid it was...

21-Jul-2022

Due to covid it was 3rd time lucky for us to visit lake Garda, what a treat. One or two hiccups but no fault of Legers at all. Praise to Graham and Chris for their excellent driving and coffee service. Our visit to Verona, our guide was very informative but did walk at a pace sometimes had to hurry to keep up. A lovely holiday

Michael Stephen Shilleto   England

Four Countries New Year & the Swiss Glacier Express

07-Jan-2024

Firstly we must thank Alex and Dave our tour guide / drivers who entertained us through out . The tour was fantastic so was the hotel’s food and entertainment. The tour was through the new year holidays as expected lots of shops closed and hotels were understaffed which was lost on some travelers. We travelled back from stop 24 on a luxuria coach I would recommend paying the extra for the comfort alone

Roy Williams (Google Reviewer)  

Great company. We did the...

03-Apr-2024

Great company. We did the 4 day D Day Normandy Landing tour.We had 2 great driver's John and Ian.. Nothing was a problem for them. They kept us safe and entertained.Then we had Fred Greenhow as our guide And he was outstanding. He told us everything we wanted to know. Can't praise them enough Thank you all. We will do more tours with them......

aled blackshaw (Google Reviewer)  

just returned from a solos...

25-Mar-2024

just returned from a solos break to valkenburg and rhine valley i enjoyed the break overall although both journeys were considerably longer than expected due to several picks ups. I could have done without the 3 countries meeting point excursion to be honest and the lunch on rhine cruise was very basic. The drivers/couriers were efficient and good humoured and provided free lunch vouchers on the ferry which were much appreciated. I probably would book another break with leger but to somewhere a lot closer to home.

Andy (Google Reviewer)  

Booked a surprise Birthday treat...

12-Jan-2024

Booked a surprise Birthday treat for my wife 40th to visit The Edinburgh Military Tattoo, All done via work,put all information in the B/card,so excited, one week before trip Cancelled!!! Due to not enough interest?? No Alternative! Never touch them again

Victoria Smith (Google Reviewer)  

I'd like to go lowerthan...

26-Dec-2023

I'd like to go lowerthan one star .my trip over to Italy nearly 36 hours in total.the driver and his wife gave thier mother a seat that was paid for and reserved at a price by another lady who was finally allowed to sit at the front with the drivers mother .( that was good of them considering the lady had paid for 2 holidays and one couldn't make it . I had the cheek to ask for coffee only the women driver to have conversation loud enough for my earshot to her husband then put over the tannoy that coffee will be when they are ready. ( i had bought 24 tickets for drinks on steves advice )but i quietly corrected them saying that they really shouldn't do that so I could hear.Then a barrage of abuse came from her for then her husband to face me off at my seat and a threats to get my case off and find my own way home his face red with rage pointing in my face with comments saying they don't have to take that from me.as they are fed up with people and they have to work 21 hours etc etc .they people were shouting STOP STOP STOP .he continued his rant and saying I would be dropped at the next service station. ( FRANCE) it was raining and I had no idea where I was going or had been.He the gave me a can of diet coke and said i could have it free but no oppology! 15 hours later in italy I wanted to leave and get a plane home .legers were no help but another coach arrived same sort of holiday shearings with nice drivers .No Rome visit and I could be with them for the remainder of time. I did go out on a couple of trips and the bus and drivers were amazing .I was told by legers eventually I can do the return journey with then but my holiday was ruined I cried and slept and am emotionally traumatised . On the plus side the coach i arrived on the doors kept opening in the wind the coach had to pull over and close the door so we could only use side door which was a fire hazzard ! Still no apology last day is today I'm spending in my room .I just want to return to England because I will be getting a solicitor for the abuse i suffered and the money I paid and for the wasted week over Christmas not to mention the anxiety I have suffered .the hotel and food was abysmal. The worse week ever and £1500 spent my nerves are in shreads .I can't wait to see the reviews and already I am flooded with statements from other passengers about how bad it is and my how I should fight for my injustice of it all .this time it must go to court so people are heard and intimidation like this is not allowed

TU  

Many thanks to Molly.

03-Jan-2023

I have recently booked a trip to Le Mans and had the good fortune to speak to Molly. She was very helpful and a pleasure to talk to. She was able to answer all but one of my queries with clarity and promised to ring me with the answer to the un-answered question as it required further investigation. This she duly did. An unusually pleasant experience when making a booking over the phone, if only it could be this easy every the time.

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