18 Day The Grand East
18 Day The Grand East
The cultural mysteries of the east are yours to unravel as you journey along the Freedom Trail of Boston, discover the highlights within the walls of Quebec City and marvel at the cascading waters of the immense Niagara Falls for an unforgettable tour.
Tour highlights
  • Tour along the Freedom Trail which leads you to the highlights of Boston.
  • Visit an authentic maple farm in the province of Quebec.
  • Embark on a relaxing cruise across the St. Lawrence River.
  • Witness the breathtaking views of the rushing waters of Niagara Falls.
  • Relax aboard a Mississippi Riverboat in the cultural city of New Orleans.
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Day 1: Arrive in New York - Boston
Arrive in New York City and head over to the historical city of Boston. Tour along the Freedom Trail beginning at Boston Common, passes by the State House, Kings Chapel, the old South Meeting House, and the site of the Boston Massacre. Traverse the cobblestone streets of Beacon Hill, rich with history, and contains a beautiful city neighbourhood. Your motorcoach tour begins here.
  • Standard: Holiday Inn Brookline, or similar
Day 2: Boston - New England - Quebec City
Travel this morning through the country New England states of New Hampshire and Vermont on your way to Canada. You will pass through small charming villages and the White Mountains, particularly beautiful during the fall foliage. You’ll cross the international border to enter the Canadian province of Québec where you can perhaps visit a genuine maple farm and this evening, take the opportunity to sample some of the celebrated French Canadian cuisine.
  • Standard: Hotel Universal, or similar
Day 3: Quebec City - Montreal
Start the day with a tour of Québec City, with such highlights as the Citadelle and Québec Provincial Parliament Building. Then enjoy a walking tour of the walled city, where you will see the Chateau de Frontenac, as well as stunning views of the Saint Lawrence River. Spend some time visiting the Rue du Tresor before departing to Montréal. Upon arrival, go on a tour of Old Montréal, the area known as the Vieux Port, with stops at Notre Dame Basilica & Place Jacques Cartier.
  • Standard: Comfort Hotel Downtown Montreal, or similar
Day 4: Montreal - Ottawa - Toronto
Leave Montréal for the capital of Canada, Ottawa. This lively city of parks and flowers boasts one of the most impressive parliament buildings in the world. In the afternoon, continue along the Thousand Islands Parkway to the eclectic city of Toronto, nestled along the shore of Lake Ontario. Attend an optional excursion on the St. Lawrence River which explores the magnificent scenery on a relaxing cruise.
  • Standard: Bond Place Hotel, or similar
Day 5: Toronto - Niagara Falls
Drive through Toronto, seeing the impressive collection of towering skyscrapers, including the looming CN Tower which you can take an optional tour of to see the beautiful cityscape. Continue along Lake Ontario, crossing the Welland Canal, before arriving at the magnificent natural wonder of Niagara Falls. Stroll along Table Rock, see the unique Floral Clock and view the rushing water of the Horseshoe Falls. Later, take an optional tour on the renowned Maid of the Mist boat ride at the base of the Falls.
  • Standard: Best Western Cairn Croft Inn, or similar
Day 6: Niagara Falls - Gettysburg - Amish Country
Today ride through the rolling rural lands 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, location of the largest battle ever fought on American soil. Travel along the Susquehanna River to South Pennsylvania for your overnight stay.
  • Standard: Wyndham Garden York, or similar
Day 7: Amish Country - Washington D.C
Travel through the countryside to Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Visit and learn about the simple lifestyle of the Amish people at an Amish Museum. In the afternoon, continue to the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C.
  • Standard: Omni Shoreham Hotel, or similar
Day 8: Washington D.C
Embark on a city tour of that nation’s capital with such highlights as the Library of Congress, U.S. Capitol Building, the Washington Monument, Supreme Court, the F.B.I. Building, Lincoln Memorial, the White House and Arlington National Cemetery, site of the JFK Memorial. The rest of the day consists of a free day exploring the museums consisting of the Smithsonian Institute or stroll the scenic Potomac River.
  • Standard: Omni Shoreham Hotel, or similar
Day 9: Washington D.C - Williamsburg - Roanoke
This morning sees you travelling to Williamsburg, Virginias colonial capital. Stroll along the Duke of Gloucester Street to visit some of the imposing public buildings, grand houses and the college of William and Mary.
  • Standard: Omni Shoreham Hotel, or similar
Day 10: Roanoke - Blue Ridge - Cherokee
Traverse portions of the Blue Ridge Parkway before arriving in Cherokee for the afternoon.
  • Standard: Holiday Inn Tanglewood, or similar
Day 11: Cherokee - Great Smoky Mountains - Nashville
Enjoy a feast for the eyes as you traverse the scenic Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Explore the life of an Appalachian farmer at the Mountain Farm and Museum. Continue through Knoxville to Nashville, capital of Tennessee and home to country & western music. Enjoy some optional line dancing at the Wild Horse Saloon.
  • Standard: Guesthouse International Inn & Suites, or similar
Day 12: Nashville - Memphis
Sojourn the countryside and arrive in Memphis, the city known for cotton, blues music and home of Sun Records. Tour the city, checking out Beale Street, the epicentre of the blues music scene. This afternoon, fans of The King of Rock and Roll have the opportunity to attend an optional tour of Graceland, former home of Elvis Presley.
  • Standard: Sleep Inn at Court Square, or similar
Day 13: Memphis - Jackson - New Orleans
Tour the Magnolia State of Mississippi, passing through the state capital of Jackson, continuing on to Louisiana and New Orleans, home of the Mardi Gras festivities. Ride aboard an authentic Mississippi Riverboat for a taste of Creole culture to the sounds of a jazz band.
  • Standard: The Blake Hotel New Orleans, or similar
Day 14: New Orleans
Spend a full day immersing yourself in the grandeur of New Orleans. Discover the French Quarter with its signature cobblestone streets and iron balconies. Stand atop one of the infamous New Orleans levees and gain the perspective of how these unique feats of architecture protect the city.
  • Standard: The Blake Hotel New Orleans, or similar
Day 15: New Orleans - Mobile - Pensacola
Travel the length of the Mississippi Gulf Coast through Mobile to the city of Pensacola and see one of the top 10 rose gardens in America at the Bellingrath Home. Visit Pensacola Beach, stroll along the swaying sea oats, with astounding views of the serene waters of the emerald green Gulf of Mexico.
  • Standard: Hampton Inn Cordova Mall, or similar
Day 16: Pensacola - Orlando
Traverse the Florida panhandle to the horse ranches of Ocala before continuing to America’s playground, Orlando.
  • Standard: International Palm Resort & Conference Centre, or similar
Day 17: Orlando
The day is yours at leisure to relax by the hotel pool, perhaps take a hot air balloon flight or see one of Orlando’s many attractions, such as Sea World, Universal Studios or Disney World.
  • Standard: International Palm Resort & Conference Centre, or similar
Day 18: Orlando – Depart Miami
Visit the Kennedy Space Centre, home of the American space program. Afterwards, continue on to the eclectic Miami Beach where your tour ends.
All content and services, including overnight hotels and number of nights, are subject to change and may vary from the inclusions as shown in the itinerary. Specified hotels/content/services are therefore not guaranteed, however we and our suppliers undertake to ensure that any alternatives provided will always be of a similar standard or content/service type.
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  • Sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary.
  • Tour and have dinner at a Canadian maple farm
  • Night tour of Montréal and a classic French Canadian dinner
  • Maid of the Mist ride with lunch at the revolving Skylon Tower at Niagara Falls
  • Washington Monuments at night with dinner in fashionable Georgetown
  • Visit Elvis Presleys Graceland home
  • New Orleans plantation visit and Jazz Brunch
  • Universal Studios in Orlando to see how movies are made
  • All-American Picnic at a surprise destination
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