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Fully escorted East Coast United States & Eastern Canada Evergreen tour. Doug & Narelle will be escorting this Holiday World exclusive group departure in May 2019. Read below for all details of this group departure.
We are now accepting expressions of interest for this tour. Book a 20 minute planning session with Narelle to find out more about this Holiday World exclusive journey. We are also hosting an information night about this journey and Eastern United States & Canada; just click below for more info.
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.
New York Marriott East Side
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.
The Wink Washington, D.C.
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.
Potomac River Scenic Lunch Cruise
Enjoy a two-hour cruise on the Potomac River with a delicious lunch buffet with freshly prepared entrees, salads and desserts. Unlimited coffee, hot tea, iced tea and the best views of the Washington Monument and other iconic D.C. sights. Onboard entertainment and DJ music for fun from start to finish.
Adult Price: US$86.00
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.
The Inn at Leola Village
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.
Hilton Hotel and Suites Niagara Falls/Fallsview
Embark on an exhilarating boat ride to the base of Horseshoe Falls. Then, continue to the historic town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, where this evening we’ll Connect with Locals at a family owned winery and Be My Guest dinner.
Dinner with wine
Niagara Falls Helicopter Flightseeing
Enjoy an exhilarating and scenic helicopter flight and experience the views of the awe-inspiring Niagara Region as you gently lift off over the Whirlpool Rapids and Rainbow Bridge. See the green grass and floral beauty of Queen Victoria Park stretch below you as the helicopter passes by the American Falls and Skylon Tower. Follow the curve of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls and see rainbows magically appear and disappear. This is a ride you do not want to miss! Subject to weather conditions. Flight duration: 9 minutes
Adult Price: US$121.00
Canada’s ‘City that Works’ is our destination today, as we skirt the shores of Lake Ontario bound for Toronto. Enjoy an orientation tour of this truly multi-cultural city, then spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure or consider joining an optional tour of the CN Tower for views of Lake Ontario and downtown “Toranna”.
Sheraton Centre Toronto
We continue to Ottawa, embarking on an introductory tour of the stately capital that includes views of the elegant Gothic buildings of Parliament Hill, Rideau Hall, the residence of the Governor General of Canada and the beautiful downtown galleries, museums and parks.
Our love affair with French-speaking Canada begins today as we begin our voyage to Quebec 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 stop for lunch at a local cabane a sucre (sugar shack) to indulge our sweet tooth.
Hilton 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.
Evening On Ile D’ Orleans and Montmorency Falls
Join us for a special evening on the Ile d’Orleans. Located a few miles east of downtown Quebec in the St. Lawrence River, the “Island of Orleans” was one of the first areas occupied by early French colonists. Gaze upon the towering Montmorency Falls; higher than the Niagara Falls, the impressive Montmorency Falls stand 83 meters (272 feet) tall. The falls form at the mouth of the Montmorency River, where it drops over a cliff into the St. Lawrence River. Then travel through the rolling farmlands to the south side of the island and stop for a dinner at Le Moulin de Saint-Laurent Restaurant with renowned Chef Martin Pronovost, who has been nominated for a Crystal Award in the category `Canadian Chef of the Year` in both 2010 and 2011. Passionate about food and with an eye and ear always looking toward trends, culinary innovation remains a continual objective. To that end, with abundant creativity, Martin prepares meals with great passion and the result is a flavorful table for you to discover. Approx. duration: 3 hours.
Adult Price: US$66.00
Evening On Ile D’ Orleans and Montmorency (Saturday Nights)
Join us for a special evening on the Ile d’Orleans. Located a few miles east of downtown Quebec in the St. Lawrence River, the “Island of Orleans” was one of the first areas occupied by early French colonists. First, stop at the Montmorency Falls; higher than the Niagara Falls, the impressive Montmorency Falls stand 83 meters (272 feet) tall. The falls form at the mouth of the Montmorency River, where it drops over a cliff into the St. Lawrence River. Then travel through the rolling farmlands to the south side of the island and stop for a dinner at the Moulin St. Laurent Restaurant. Approx. duration: 3 hours.
Adult Price: US$75.00
Savour the good life as you arrive in Montreal where your Local Specialist will introduce you to the pleasures of the city. View the Notre-Dame Basilica, the colourful port area and Place Jacques-Cartier, at the heart of the old city. This evening, we’ll enjoy an authentic Regional Meal.
Le Centre Sheraton Montreal
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. Our Stay with Story in Boston was once a frequent haunt of powerful politicians and famous writers.
Omni Parker House
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.
“Hahvahd” Walking Tour
Come along for an enlightening tour of “Hahvahd”, the beautiful and historic campus of one of the world’s premiere educational institutions. Led by actual current students, you will be entertained and inspired with stories about Harvard history and personal experiences in the University they call home. While exploring the campus, you’ll learn about Harvard history, including the untold stories and lore of Harvard University, and Harvard culture – stories and tips from current students about what it’s like to live and study at Harvard. Walk around the famous Harvard Yard – including Old Yard and New Yard – and view historic buildings including Harvard Lampoon, Memorial Hall, Sever Hall, the 320,000-squarefoot Widener Library, home to three million volumes; the Harvard Memorial Church, honoring Harvard’s men and women who gave their lives during World War I; Massachusetts Hall, the oldest surviving building at Harvard College and one-time dormitory to US Founding Fathers John Adams, John Hancock and Samuel Adams; and the John Harvard Statue, honoring the university’s first benefactor. Approx. duration: 1.5 hours
Adult Price: US$32.00
This morning, say farewell to “The City on a Hill” or choose to return to New York, where a transfer is provided to JFK International Airport, or consider extending your stay in New York. Airport arrival time is at 2 pm; please be aware when booking flights.