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15 Day Eastern US & Canada Grand Vacation

Cosmos Tour starting in New York and finishing in New York

Read 39 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Cosmos's 15 Day Eastern US & Canada Grand Vacation. This grand 15 day holiday travels through northeastern parts of the U.S. and Canada. Meet in New York City for an exciting sightseeing tour. Travel north to Boston, a city...read more

Overview

Operator: Cosmos
Type: Tour (Affordable)
Style: Regional Discovery
Max Group Size: 50
Duration: 15 Days
From: New York to New York
Tour Code: 8200
Visits: USA, Canada
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Day By Day

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New York City

Welcome to the "Big Apple!" Your Tour Director is on hand this afternoon to answer any questions.
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New York City - Boston

This morning, on the included sightseeing tour with a local expert, visit Broadway, the Empire State Building, Greenwich Village, Chinatown, City Hall, Wall Street, and Trinity Church. This afternoon, head for Boston-the "Cradle of American Liberty." Visit its historic landmarks, reflecting the important part it has played in the history of the United States.
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Boston

On your morning guided tour of Boston, see Faneuil Hall, the Old North Church (where Paul Revere was signaled for the departure of British troops to Lexington), the Freedom Trail, and Boston Common. The afternoon is free to explore on your own. This evening, why not join your travelling companions for dinner at a popular downtown restaurant?
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Boston - Quebec City Area

Journey through New Hampshire, passing the State Capitol at Concord and on to the scenic White Mountains. Continue to the Canadian border, where you'll notice a change in language and tradition as you enter the French-Canadian province of Quebec. Overnight in historic Quebec City on the banks of the St. Lawrence River.
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Quebec City Area

This morning, join your travelling companions on a unique optional excursion to the Erabliere le Chemin du Roy Sugar Shack. Visitors to the sugar cabin will enjoy a typical Quebec breakfast, along with a guided visit and presentation to explain the process of maple extraction. Afterward, return to Quebec City for a guided tour of Canada's only walled city, crowned by the turrets of Chateau Frontenac. Until the British victory of 1759, Old Quebec was the centre of New France; today, it's a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Within the walls reside the Place d'Armes, Laval Seminary, the starplan Citadelle with grand vistas from its bastions, and ancient Place Royale. See the Old World houses crowding narrow streets in Lower Town and the historic Plains of Abraham, where General Wolfe stormed the slopes. The afternoon is at leisure.
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Quebec City Area - Montreal

Today, drive to cosmopolitan Montreal, one of Canada's largest cities. Home of Expo `67 and the 1976 Summer Olympics, included guided sightseeing includes St. Joseph's Oratory, the lookout atop Mount Royal, once-walled Old Montreal, Notre Dame Church, the Seminary of St. Sulpice, built by the first missionary settlers, and modern Montreal.
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Montreal - Ottawa

Drive west to Ottawa, Canada's beautiful capital. Guided city sightseeing includes Parliament Hill with its gothic buildings, the Canadian Mint, the Rideau Canal, the hexagonal National Arts Centre, and stately residences and embassies. With the free afternoon you could visit the Canadian Museum of History, with panoramic views of Parliament Hill across the Ottawa River.
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Ottawa - Thousand Islands National Park - Kingston - Toronto

Trace the Rideau Canal south to the amazing Thousand Islands National Park. Enjoy many wooded islands along the St. Lawrence River, sprinkled with beautifully simple to opulent summer homes on your included SCENIC CRUISE.
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Toronto

Setting Toronto's exciting architectural pace are City Hall; the downtown banking district; Roger's Centre; and stunning CN Tower, more than a third of a mile high. See all this and more on your morning city sightseeing tour. Then, spend the rest of the day exploring the city sights on your own, including Harbourfront, Ontario Place, and Chinatown.
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Toronto - Niagara Falls

Travel south along the lakeshore and through the rich farmlands and vineyards of Ontario to Niagara Falls. Stop at Table Rock and hear the raging waters. Then, board your SIGHTSEEING BOAT for amazing close-ups at the base of the falls. NOTE: Operation of the Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise is subject to favourable weather conditions. When weather is unfavourable, a walking tour through the scenic tunnels will be substituted.
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Niagara Falls - Lancaster

Leave Canada and head southeast through the Appalachian Mountains and along a portion of the Susquehanna River into Pennsylvania Dutch farm country. Tonight, join the optional excursion and experience a traditional Amish dinner.
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Lancaster - Pennsylvania Dutch Country - Washington Dc Area

This morning, stop at the AMISH FARM & HOUSE. A Local Guide explains the faith, culture, and way of life of these people for whom tradition forbids the use of electricity or telephones in the home. On to Washington DC for an afternoon arrival.
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Washington Dc Area

The nation's capital is a sightseeing treasure trove, and your half-day tour with a Local Guide visits Arlington National Cemetery to see the graves of American heroes, including those of John F. Kennedy and his brother Robert. Afterward, the Lincoln and Washington Monuments, National WWII Memorial, and photo stops at Capitol Hill, the White House, and other well-known sights. Your Tour Director will also suggest a number of independent activities that explore different facets of this splendid city.
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Washington Dc Area - Philadelphia

Travel north this morning to Philadelphia for included sightseeing focusing on the important buildings of this historic city, the "Birthplace of the Nation." Visit the LIBERTY BELL and INDEPENDENCE HALL.
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Philadelphia - New York City

This morning, leave for New York City via Newark International Airport for those with homebound flights. Please schedule flights after 6 pm. For guests with flights out of Kennedy or LaGuardia airports, transfers are not included; we suggest booking flights after 7 pm. The trip ends in Manhattan in the late afternoon for guests on the New York city extension.

Trip Inclusions

Included Experiences

  • SIGHTSEEING: In New York City, Boston, Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Washington DC, and Philadelphia; scenic cruise along the St.Lawrence River, Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise, Amish farm & house, Liberty Bell & Independence Hall, Arlington National Cemetery, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, Capitol Hill, and National WWII Memorial.
  • SCENIC HIGHLIGHTS: Faneuil Hall, the Old North Church, Freedom Trail, Boston Common, scenic White Mountains, French-Canadian province of Quebec, St. Lawrence River, Quebec City (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Place d'Armes, Laval Seminary, the star-plan Citadelle.
  • Local Guides for city sightseeing in New York City, Boston, Washington DC, Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa, and Amish farm & house; services of a professional Tour Director.
  • TRANSPORTATION: Private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.
  • HOTELS: Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service charges, and tips for baggage handling.
  • INSIDE VISITS as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Accommodation

  • Hotel Classifications: First Class (F), Moderate First Class (MF), Superior Tourist Class (ST)
  • New York City Skyline Hotel (MF), Boston Crowne Plaza Boston - Newton (F), Québec City Area Hotel Lindbergh (MF), Montréal Best Western Ville-Marie (F), Ottawa The Cartier Place Suite Hotel (F), Toronto Chelsea Hotel, Toronto (F), Niagara Falls Best Western Plus Cairn Croft Hotel (F), Lancaster Heritage Hotel Lancaster (ST), Washington DC Area Crowne Plaza Old Town Alexandria (F), Philadelphia Courtyard Philadelphia City Avenue (F)

Trip Notes

  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.

Operator Details

Cosmos Reviews: (1365)
Tours on Sale: 195
Accommodation: 3.5 Star
Average Age: 35-60+ years
Types: Coach Tours
Max Group Size(s): 50
Budget: Low Cost
Destinations: Africa, Asia, Canada & Alaska, Europe, South & Central America, UK & Ireland, USA

Reviews (39)

Trip reviews from past clients of Global Journeys who have travelled on Eastern US & Canada Grand Vacation with Cosmos.
NSW, Australia
Oct 2017
2 Trips
“Autumn in Eastern USA & Canada”
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To see the Autumn in New England was the main reason I joined this trip. But unfortunately I didn't get to see too many of the beautiful leaves as Autumn came late this year - except in Quebec. Nevertheless I had a good time during the journey. The scenery in both countries was very beautiful. Our tour director, and the driver were the best ones based on my four previous Cosmos tours. The fellow travellers are very nice especially the couple we met from Wales.
NSW, Australia
Sep 2017
1 Trip
“ 15 Day Eastern US & Canada Grand Vacation”
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We had wonderful time and would recommend to others. We definitely book our next tour with Global Journeys especially if we get Jemma as our tour consultant. (GJ. We'll make sure you do! Glad you enjoyed yourselves.)
NSW, Australia
Aug 2017
1 Trip
“Great Trip - Will be Doing More!”
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Recently completed a Cosmos tour of north eastern USA and Canada. Started and finished in New York with 15 days of wonderful sight seeing in between. Our tour director (Scott) and driver (Don) were great guides and Scott's historical knowledge of the places we visited added extra to the excellent local guides who showed us the sights of their cities. The added extras were well worthwhile and helped make the whole trip an amazing journey. This was the first trip for my wife and I with Cosmos & Global Journeys but it certainly won't be our last.
QLD, Australia
Jul 2017
1 Trip
“USA & Canada”
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The tour was good as stated but the disappointments were the Skyline Hotel was poor compared with others stayed in. Only the last hotel we stayed in supplied breakfast so always going out to find some place to get food either the night before or early before leaving, a lot of people mentioned this as it added to the cost of the tour also no evening meals included so again added to the cost.

The optional excursion in Boston of harbour cruise and lobster dinner, the cruise was good but no one we spoke to thought the meal was good in fact terrible was the most common term used. The dessert was an afterthought of slicing a chocolate cake in half horizontally and put on plate so some had icing on top whilst others didn't and the cake wasn't cooked properly. Recommend taking this off the options. Of all the Cosmos tours we have taken this is the only one not including breakfasts (except one) or dinners, why? This significantly increases the tour cost, we would happily pay extra to have included save having to hunt around for shops for food.
QLD, Australia
Jun 2017
2 Trips
“Great visit to North American cities.”
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It was a great group and great size, only about 20. The city experiences were amazing and local guides very knowledgeable. Enough free time to explore and chances to get away on your own. Hard to pick a highlight, I enjoyed all the places we visited. I enjoyed my extra days in New York post-trip, after getting a feel for it on our city tour on the first day. Lots to see and do. Great weather, great company and friendly locals. I can't wait to go again!
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