2017 SEASON
Aug 2017 - Oct 2017
2018 SEASON
May 2018 - Oct 2018

16 Day Best of Eastern Canada & USA

Insight Vacations Guided Tour starting in Toronto and finishing in New York

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Read 5 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Insight Vacations's 16 Day Best of Eastern Canada & USA. Cosmopolitan cities embodying the North American East blend perfectly with natural wonders and fun activities. This comprehensive tour enjoys two-night stays in some of...read more

Overview

Operator: Insight Vacations
Type: Coach Tour (Premium)
Style: Premium Journey
Duration: 16 Days
From: Toronto to New York
Tour Code: ABEC
Visits: Canada, USA
Our Price From:
$ 6,645
Per Person ($AU)
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$ 365
Per Person ($AU)

Day By Day

1

Thrilling Toronto

Welcome to Canada. On arrival at Toronto International Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. At 18:00, join your Tour Director for a Welcome Reception and an opportunity to mingle over a pleasant evening, with drinks and a light dinner. (WD) Stay: Hilton Toronto
2

Toronto And The Thundering Falls

Rise to the top of the CN Tower, the tallest free-standing tower in the Americas, for views from four look-out areas. Travel up University Avenue to see Queen's Park, the Parliament Buildings and museum row. Then venture on to the spectacular Niagara Falls. View this great natural wonder up-close on a cruise to the base of the falls. Browse the shops and galleries of Niagara-on-the-Lake before returning to Toronto. (FB) Stay: Hilton Toronto
3

Kingston And Ottawa

Follow the shore of Lake Ontario to historic Kingston to view the old buildings, churches and fortifications on an expert-guided tour. Continue to the Canadian capital of Ottawa for an evening at leisure. (FB) Stay: Hilton Lac-Leamy, Ottawa
4

Montreal, The Mount Royal

Enjoy an orientation tour along Ottawa's stately boulevards seeing the green-peaked roofs of the Parliament, City Hall and National Gallery of Canada. Next, continue to Montreal in the French-speaking province of Quebec, known for its many festivals. Join a Local Expert to see the cobblestone streets and buildings of the old town, the grand mansions of Mount Royal, and visit the Notre Dame Basilica. (FB) Stay: Hotel Bonaventure Montreal
5

The Old Walled City Of Quebec

Depart Montreal and venture north to visit the Montmorency Falls. Continue to Quebec City, set atop sheer cliffs at a narrowing of the St. Lawrence River. Your hotel is situated in the atmospheric heart of the old town and the rest of the day is yours to soak up the old world charm. For your dining pleasure, choose from a selection of local restaurants this evening. (FB/DA) Stay: Manoir Victoria, Quebec City
6

Quintessential Quebec

In the morning, experience Quebec's unique European charm with a Local Expert. See the Latin Quarter, Plains of Abraham, Ramparts, National Assembly, Basilica, City Hall, Place Royale and Citadel. The remainder of the day is at leisure. (FB) Stay: Manoir Victoria, Quebec City
7

Quebec To Bar Harbor

Bid 'Au Revoir' to Quebec and cross the US border. Enjoy the countryside while travelling east towards Mount Desert Island on the Atlantic Coast. Your home for the next two nights is the quintessential New England fishing village of Bar Harbor, Maine. (FB) Stay: Harborside Hotel, Bar Harbor
8

Explore Acadia National Park

Take in the natural beauty of Acadia National Park, with its dramatic rocky shoreline, beaver ponds and spectacular views from the top of Cadillac Mountain. There is also time to explore Bar Harbor on your own or perhaps join an optional nature cruise. In the evening, feast on a traditional Maine lobster at a Highlight Dinner. (FB/HD) Stay: Harborside Hotel, Bar Harbor
9

The Coast Of New England To Boston

Follow the rocky Maine shoreline south, stopping in picturesque Kennebunkport for a chance to soak up typical New England life. Pass by New Hampshire's only coastal city of Portsmouth en route to Boston, Massachusetts. (FB) Stay: Hyatt Regency Boston
10

Boston, The Cradle Of Liberty

Boston is one of America's oldest and most historic cities. Join your Tour Director for a look at some of the sites along the Freedom Trail including Beacon Hill, Faneuil Hall, Charlestown, Bunker Hill Pavilion and the meeting house where the Boston Tea Party was planned. The afternoon is at leisure for more sightseeing or shopping. Later, enjoy a delectable dinner at Salvatore's, a local favourite in Downtown Boston. (FB/D) Stay: Hyatt Regency Boston
11

Boston And Philadelphia

Travel to Philadelphia where the Liberty Bell first chimed and Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence. (FB) Stay: Hilton Penn's Landing, Philadelphia
12

Washington, D.C. 'the American Rome'

Before heading to Washington, D.C., amid 'America's Most Historic Square Mile', explore Independence National Historic Park and visit the Liberty Bell. Once in Washington, D.C., enjoy some leisure time on your own. (FB) Stay: The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection, Washington, D.C.
13

Washington, D.C. Sightseeing And Leisure Time

In the morning, join a Local Expert and see Capitol Hill and the White House. Stops include the Lincoln, World War II and Vietnam Veterans Memorials. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. Perhaps visit the Kennedy Center, one of the Smithsonian's museums or stroll through the historic cobblestone streets of Georgetown. (FB) Stay: The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection, Washington, D.C
14

A Bite Of The Big Apple

Depart the nation's capital and head to the Big Apple. Embark on a harbour cruise to take in dazzling views of Manhattan's skyline, Ellis Island and the towering Statue of Liberty. Your modern hotel could not be more central, set in vibrant Times Square. Step out on your own in the evening and feel the pulse of the city. (FB) Stay: New York Marriott Marquis
15

A Manhattan Masterpiece

Start your morning with a Local Expert on a tour that includes the Financial and Broadway Districts and Battery Park. Visit the Top of the Rock Observation Deck, with stunning views of the New York skyline. New York dining is legendary so in the evening, join your Tour Director and newfound friends for a Celebration Dinner at Bond 45, recipient of a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. (FB/CD) Stay: New York Marriott Marquis
16

Depart New York City

Your tour draws to a close after breakfast. There are departure transfers to JFK, Newark International and La Guardia Airports. (FB)

Day By Day

1

Thrilling Toronto

On arrival at Toronto International Airport, a transfer will take you to your hotel. At 18:00, join your Tour Director for a Welcome Dinner with wine. (DW) Stay Two Nights: Hilton Toronto
2

Toronto And The Thundering Falls

Travel up University Avenue to see Queen's Park and the Parliament Buildings, before venturing on to spectacular Niagara Falls. View 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. (FB)
3

Kingston And Ottawa

Journey to historic Kingston and view the old buildings, churches and fortifications. Continue to the Canadian capital of Ottawa. (FB) Stay: Hilton Lac-Leamy
4

Montreal, The Royal Mountain

Enjoy an orientation of Ottawa's stately boulevards. Continue to Montreal in the French-speaking province of Quebec. Join a Local Expert to explore Old Montreal, the grand mansions of Mount Royal, and the Notre-Dame Basilica. (FB) Stay: Hyatt Regency Montreal
5

The Old Walled City Of Quebec

Enjoy lunch at a local sugar shack, where you'll learn how maple syrup is created and harvested. Then visit Montmorency Falls. Continue to Quebec City, set atop sheer cliffs. For your dining pleasure, choose from a selection of local restaurants on a Dine-Around Evening. (FB/L/DW) Stay Two Nights: Hotel Manoir Victoria
6

Quintessential Quebec

(Relaxed Start) Experience Quebec's unique European charm with a Local Expert and the remainder of your day is at leisure. (FB)
7

Quebec To Bar Harbor

Bid 'Au Revoir' to Quebec City as you cross the US border and travel toward Mount Desert Island on the Atlantic Coast. (FB) Stay Two Nights: Harborside Hotel, Bar Harbor
8

Explore Acadia National Park

Take in the natural beauty of Acadia National Park, with its dramatic rocky shoreline. You'll also have time to explore Bar Harbor on your own. In the evening, feast on traditional Maine lobster during a Highlight Dinner. (FB/DW)
9

The Coast Of New England To Boston

Follow the rocky Maine shoreline, stopping in picturesque Kennebunkport for a chance to experience typical New England life. After you arrival into Boston, enjoy a delectable dinner at a local restaurant. (FB/D) Stay Two Nights: Hyatt Regency Boston
10

Boston, The Cradle Of Liberty

Join your Tour Director for a look at some of the sites along the Freedom Trail including the meeting house where the Boston Tea Party was planned. The rest of your day is at leisure. (FB)
11

Liberty In Philadelphia

Travel to Philadelphia where the Liberty Bell first chimed and Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence. (FB) Stay: Hilton Penn's Landing
12

Washington, DC 'The American Rome'

Explore Independence National Historic Park and visit the Liberty Bell. In Washington, DC, enjoy some leisure time on your own. (FB) Stay Two Nights: The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection
13

Washington, DC Sightseeing And Leisure Time

Admire Capitol Hill and the White House on a sightseeing tour of the United States' capital, before exploring on your own. (FB)
14

A Bite Of The Big Apple

Depart the nation's capital for the Big Apple. Visit the Top of the Rock Observation Deck, with stunning views of the New York skyline. Step out on your own and feel the pulse of the city. (FB) Stay Two Nights: New York Marriott Marquis
15

A Manhattan Masterpiece

Explore the 'City that Never Sleeps' with your New York insider. New York dining is legendary, in the evening join your Tour Director and newfound friends for a Celebration Dinner at vibrant Bond 45. (FB/DW)
16

Depart New York City

Your tour draws to a close today. There are departure transfers available to JFK, Newark International and La Guardia airports. (FB)

Trip Inclusions

Signature Experiences

  • Toronto: Until recently, the CN Tower was the tallest free standing structure on earth with magnificent views.
  • Niagara Falls: Board your cruise and greet the howling spray, wind and thunder at the base of the falls.
  • Kingston: View the historic buildings and fortifications of the city with a Local Expert.
  • Montreal: See the cobblestone streets, architecture of the old town buildings and soak in the old world charm with a Local Expert.
  • Quebec: Experience the city's unique European charm with a Local Expert.
  • Bar Harbor: Experience the natural beauty of Acadia National Park.
  • Boston: Follow part of Boston's red-brick Freedom Trail which brings the story of the American Revolution to life.
  • Washington, D.C.: See Capital Hill, the White House and other iconic landmarks with a Local Expert.
  • New York: View Manhattan's skyscrapers, Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty from your New York harbour cruise.
  • New York: Take in the famous sites and lights including the Financial and Broadway Districts with your Local Expert.
  • New York: Enjoy sweeping skyline views from the Top of the Rock Observation Deck at New York's Rockefeller Center.

Additional Included Highlights

  • Toronto: Travel up University Avenue to see museum row, Queen's Park and City Hall.
  • Niagara Falls: Browse the shops and galleries of Niagara-on-the-Lake.
  • Kingston: See the old buildings, churches and fortifications.
  • Ottawa: Visit the Canadian Museum of Nature. See the Parliament building, City Hall and National Gallery of Canada.
  • Quebec: Visit the Montmorency Falls.
  • Kennebunkport: Stroll along the shops and historic buildings.
  • Philadelphia: View Independence Hall and visit the Liberty Bell.
  • Washington, D.C.: See the White House and visit the Lincoln Memorial.
  • New York: See the Financial and Broadway Districts and Battery Park.

Authentic Regional Flavours

  • Quebec: Enjoy a Dine-Around evening in Quebec City.
  • Bar Harbor: Feast on a traditional meal of Maine lobster.
  • New York: Enjoy a farewell Celebration Dinner at renowned Bond 45.
  • 1 Welcome Dinner (WD), 15 Full Breakfasts (FB), 1 Dine-Around (DA), 1 Highlight Dinner (HD), 1 Dinners (D) and 1 Celebration Dinner (CD)

Stay At The Best Addresses

  • Quebec: With its unique and contemporary style, the Hotel Manoir Victoria is located in the heart of the historic and culturally vibrant Old Quebec.
  • Bar Harbor: Overlooking Frenchman's Bay from Downtown Bar Harbor, the luxurious Harborside Hotel, Spa and Marina welcomes guests to a relaxed seaside retreat that embodies the spirit of coastal Maine.
  • Washington, D.C.: The Mayflower Hotel, an Autograph Collection, is a luxury hotel with unmatched elegance highlighted by an abundance of modern conveniences.
  • New York: Experience the excitement of a major city at the Marriott Marquis situated in Times Square.

Additional Five Star Services

  • An expert Insight Tour Director, at the pinnacle of their career, will guide you on your journey. Serving as your 'travelling concierge', this skilled guide will act as consummate organiser and be your 'friend in a foreign land'.
  • Enjoy the unique comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat touring coach with extended leg room and on-board restroom. It's business class comfort.
  • A personal radio headset gives you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating insights and commentaries.
  • Baggage handling everywhere, with seamless and prompt delivery to your door at every hotel.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. Plus we include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi.
  • Insight Flourishes - from time to time, your Tour Director will enchant you with local tidbits, each representing authentic food or beverages unique to the destination.
  • Included airport transfers on Day 1 and Day 16.

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Twin prices are per person. Seasonal adjustments and/or black out dates apply.

Trip Inclusions

Signature Experiences

  • Montreal: With a Local Expert, explore quaint Montreal and soak in the old-world charm of the city.
  • Quebec: Experience the city's unique European charm with your Quebecois Local Expert.
  • New York: Take in the famous sites and lights with your local New York insider.

Top Rated Highlights

  • Niagara Falls: Board your cruise and greet the howling spray, wind and thunder at the base of the falls.
  • Bar Harbor: Experience the natural beauty of Acadia National Park.
  • Boston: Follow part of Boston's red-brick Freedom Trail which brings the story of the American Revolution to life.
  • New York: Enjoy sweeping skyline views from the Top of the Rock Observation Deck at New York's famed Rockefeller Center.
  • Washington, DC: View the sites of this historic capital including the White House and Capitol Hill.

Additional Included Highlights

  • Toronto: Travel up University Avenue to see museum row, Queen's Park and City Hall.
  • Niagara Falls: Browse the shops and galleries of Niagara-on-the-Lake.
  • Kingston: See the old buildings, churches and fortifications.
  • Ottawa: See the Parliament building, City Hall and National Gallery of Canada.
  • Quebec: Visit the Montmorency Falls.
  • Kennebunkport: Stroll along the shops and historic buildings.
  • Philadelphia: View Independence Hall and visit the Liberty Bell.
  • Washington, D.C.: See the White House and visit the Lincoln Memorial.
  • New York: See the Financial and Broadway Districts and Battery Park.

Authentic Regional Flavours

  • New York: Enjoy a Celebration Dinner at renowned Bond 45.
  • Bar Harbor: Feast on a traditional meal of Maine lobster at your Highlight Dinner.
  • Quebec City: Choose from a selection of delectable restaurants during a Dine-Around Evening.
  • Included Quality Dining: 15 Full Breakfasts (FB), 1 Lunch (L), 5 Dinners (D) with wine (DW).

Stay At The Best Addresses

  • Toronto: Be at the centre of the action at the downtown Hilton Toronto.
  • New York: Experience the excitement of a major city at the Marriott Marquis situated in Times Square.
  • Ottawa: Located along the majestic shores of Leamy Lake, the Hilton Lac-Leamy boasts a beautiful, natural location just minutes away from downtown.
  • Quebec City: With its unique and contemporary style, the Hotel Manoir Victoria is located in the heart of the historic and culturally vibrant Old Quebec.
  • Washington, DC: The Mayflower Hotel, an Autograph Collection, has played an important role in Washington, DC's social scene, hosting head of states and personalities since it opened in 1925.
  • Boston: Centrally located in the 'City on a Hill', the Hyatt Regency Boston is just steps away from many of the city's iconic sites.
  • Philadelphia: Situated along Philadelphia's historic waterfront, the Hilton Penn's Landing gives guests access to some of the country's most historic landmarks.
  • Bar Harbor: Overlooking Frenchman's Bay, the luxurious Harborside Hotel, Spa and Marina welcomes guests to a relaxed seaside retreat that embodies the spirit of coastal Maine.
  • Montreal: In the heart of downtown, the Hyatt Regency Montreal is a true urban oasis.

Additional 5 Star Services

  • Our highly-skilled Insight Tour Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend in a foreign land.
  • Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat touring coach, with extended Business Class legroom and on-board restroom.
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included; you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. Plus, we include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • From time to time, your Tour Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish - a local tidbit representing authentic food or beverages unique to the destination.
  • Complimentary transfers from Toronto International Airport and to JFK, La Guardia or Newark Airports are available only on arrival and departure days. Should your flights not coincide with these transfers, or additional accommodation has been booked through Insight Vacations, charged transfers are available. Alternatively, please make your own way from/to the airport.

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Price is for land, cruise and internal flights as specified. Flights not specified are not included
  • Twin prices are per person.

Operator Details

Region: Canada & Alaska
Style: Premium Journey
Accommodation: 4-5 Star
Location: Central - Generally
Guided: Tour Host & Driver
Transport: Luxury Coach (Extra Leg Room)
Age Range: Open (min 5 years)
Flights: Internal Flights Included
Airport Transfers: Included (Day of Arrival & Departure)
Gratuities: Option to Pre Purchase
Max Group Size: 40 (Avg. 38)
Free WiFi: Onboard
* Source: Insight Vacations for trips in Canada & Alaska. Some variances may occur on individual tours and information is provided as a guide only. Refer to Trip Inclusions section for more details.

Reviews (5)

Trip reviews from past clients of Global Journeys who have travelled on Best of Eastern Canada & USA with Insight Vacations.
Reviewer

Australia
  “Terrific trip, good pace and great tour guide”
Trip Date: 31/07/2016
Enjoyable trip and good group. Howie the tour guide was sensational, nothing was a problem and his patience and professionalism was outstanding.
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Australia
  “A taste of north east Americas”
Trip Date: 29/05/2016
Everything was handled with perfect smoothness, from the initial booking with Global Journeys, and the actual organization by Insight , to the wonderful care and entertainment given by our tour director and driver. It was all a class act. Our 16 day tour gave a taste of this large area and everywhere we went I want to go back to. Our time was organized well though, and we did see a lot. A lovely bunch of fellow passengers was the cherry on top.
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Australia
  “A most relaxing and enjoyable experience”
Trip Date: 09/08/2015
A great tour at a good pace. Interesting locations with considerable diversity. The tour director was very professional, engaging and a good communicator. The driver was professional and friendly and the coach always clean. These two made the trip. A most relaxing and enjoyable experience.
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Australia
  “Tour guide not up to scratch”
Trip Date: 02/08/2015
Unfortunately the tour was not like the previous ones we have done due to our tour guide who did not make this holiday as enjoyable as it should of been. Roger I felt lacked personality and communication skills and his time management was not up to scratch. The accommodation we had fell short of expectation. This is was also the view of a lot of the other passengers on the trip. I am not sure if we would use Insight Vacations again.
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Australia
  “First class accommodation and tour highlights”
Trip Date: 06/07/2014
A typical high standard Insight tour with the usual first class accommodation and tour highlights in a comfortable spacious coach. Excellent Tour Director with a sense of fun. Time was available to see a show on Broadway but extra time was probably required in Washington to look at the Smithsonian. Probably would have liked more opportunity to have lunch at places where things like Subway or similar, even a supermarket rather than Hamburger joints a way from any other choice. Will travel with Insight and book with Global Journeys again.
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