Best Of Eastern Canada And Usa (Summer 2019)
Uncover the best of Eastern Canada and USA as you explore these diverse countries in a style and manner that suits you. From delicious regional delicacies in Montpelier, where you'll try Vermont's traditional 'sugar on snow', to the sweeping skylines of New York City, you'll be taken aback by Canada's natural wonder and the US's revolutionary history. Top tip: Don't forget your raincoat as you board a cruise taking you up close to the thundering phenomenon that is Niagara Falls.
Quebec: Choose from a selection of delectable restaurants during a Dine-Around Evening.
Bar Harbor: Feast on a traditional meal of Maine lobster at your Highlight Dinner.
New York: Enjoy a Celebration Dinner at renowned Bond 45.
Dining Summary: 15 Breakfasts (B), 1 Lunch (L), 1 Dinner (D) and 4 Dinners with wine (DW).
Montreal: Discover this city of contrasts with its quaint old-world charm as well as its more thriving modern areas. A Local Expert will talk to you about life in the French-Canadian capital.
Quebec: Experience the city's unique European charm with your Quebecois Local Expert.
New York: Dine in the home of a local with your EatWith host and hear about their life in Manhattan in the city that never sleeps.
New York: Take in the famous sites and lights with your local New York insider.
Stay at the Best Addresses
Toronto: Be at the centre of the action at the downtown Hilton Toronto.
Ottawa: Located along the majestic shores of Leamy Lake, the Hilton Lac-Leamy boasts a beautiful, natural location just minutes away from downtown.
Montreal: In the heart of downtown, the Hyatt Regency Montreal is a true urban oasis.
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, the luxurious Harborside Hotel, Spa and Marina welcomes guests to a relaxed seaside retreat that embodies the spirit of coastal Maine.
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.
Washington D.C.: The Mayflower Hotel, an Autograph Collection, has played an important role in Washington, D.C.’s social scene, hosting head of states and personalities since it opened in 1925.
New York: Experience the excitement of a major city at the Marriott Marquis situated in Times Square.
Top Rated Highlights
Niagara Falls: Board your cruise and greet the howling spray, wind and thunder at the base of the falls. Browse the shops and galleries of Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Toronto: Travel up University Avenue to see museum row, Queen's Park and City Hall.
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.
Bar Harbor: Experience the natural beauty of Acadia National Park.
Kennebunkport: Stroll along the shops and historic buildings.
Boston: Follow part of Boston's red-brick Freedom Trail which brings the story of the American Revolution to life.
Philadelphia: View Independence Hall and visit the Liberty Bell.
Washington, D.C.: View the sites of this historic capital including the White House and Capitol Hill. Visit the Lincoln Memorial.
New York: Enjoy sweeping skyline views from the Top of the Rock Observation Deck at New York's famed Rockefeller Center. See the Financial and Broadway Districts and Battery Park.
Included Insight Services
Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas
Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom
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
We also 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 Travel Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination
If your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, then transfers are available at scheduled times
If your flights are outside these times, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport.
Vibrant cities, stunning scenery, and out-of-the-ordinary experiences await you on this Historic Cities of Eastern Canada tour. You’ll start in Toronto and end in Montr?al with overnights also in Niagara Falls, Ottawa, and Qu?bec City. On your sightseeing tour in each city, you’ll see the must-see sights, such as the residences of the Governor General and the Prime Minister in Ottawa; Qu?bec City’s Place Royale, the historic square known as the birthplace of French America; Montr?al’s Notre Dame Basilica, dating to the 19th century, where Globus has included an inside visit; and Toronto’s 1,815-foot-tall CN Tower, where you’ll enjoy lunch with incredible views of the city and harbor. You’ll also visit Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary in Cap-de-la-Madeleine, a national shrine with its fine stained-glass windows. In addition to the vibrant cities, this Eastern Canada tour includes beautiful scenery. A tour highlight is a thrilling cruise to see the thundering falls of Niagara Falls. You?ve seen photos of Niagara Falls, and now?s your chance to see it up close. You’ll also take a cruise through the waterways of Ontario?s Thousand Islands National Park, located in an area of rich biodiversity. Globus has also arranged special experiences to make your vacation unique. Enjoy a wine tasting and tour at a local vineyard in Niagara-on-the-Lake and a special dinner in Old Town Qu?bec featuring regional French cuisine. Additionally, Globus has arranged a guided tour and breakfast at a sugar shack in Qu?bec City, where you’ll learn the art of making maple syrup.This tour of Eastern Canada offers a balance of guided sightseeing tours, leisure time, and a mix of historical, natural, and cultural offerings. It?s an unforgettable vacation!Included Features:TORONTOSightseeing; special lunch at the CN TowerNIAGARA FALLSSightseeing cruiseNIAGARA-ON-THE LAKE [LF] Winery visit and tastingTHOUSAND ISLANDS NATIONAL PARKScenic waterways lunch cruiseOTTAWA Sightseeing; [LF] enjoy a Beavertail pastryCAP-DE-LA-MADELEINE Basilica of Our Lady of the RosaryQU?BEC CITYSightseeing with a Local Guide; [LF] special dinner in Old Town featuring regional French cuisine; [LF] breakfast at a traditional sugar shackMONTR?ALSightseeing with a Local Guide; visit Notre Dame Basilica
On this exciting Canada winter vacation, join the fun and festive atmosphere at the world's largest winter carnival in Quebec City. Your Quebec Winter Carnival tour begins in Montreal, ends in Toronto, and includes overnights in Quebec City and Ottawa, Canada's capital.
In addition to sightseeing in Montreal, Quebec City, Ottawa, and Toronto, Globus has included many fun and unique experiences on this Quebec Winter Carnival tour. Learn about Quebec's history over dinner at a traditional Sugar Shack, where you'll enjoy musical entertainment and a horse-drawn sleigh ride. Visit North America's only Ice Hotel, where you'll learn how it was built and enjoy a cocktail served in one of the hotel's famous homemade ice glasses. During your free time at your included admission to Quebec's winter carnival, admire the snow sculptures at the international competition; enjoy the night parades; participate in numerous winter activities, such as ice skating or snow slides; and soak up the enchanting and joyous atmosphere that can only be enjoyed at Quebec's winter carnival.
This Quebec Winter Carnival tour also includes train rides from Montreal to Quebec City and from Montreal to Toronto, Canada’s largest city. Free time in Ottawa and Toronto gives you the opportunity to browse the shops, visit some of the museums, and savor local Canadian specialties like Beaver Tail, a famous Canadian pastry.
This year, add some fun to your winter by joining Globus on this fabulous tour to Quebec's winter carnival. It’s a vacation of a lifetime!
Orientation tour with a Local Guide; farewell dinner
Train from Montréal to Québec
Dinner and entertainment at a traditional [LF] Sugar Shack; horse-drawn sleigh ride; sightseeing with a Local Guide; [LF] tour and drink at the Ice Hotel; admission to Québec Winter Carnival
by VIA Rail train
Canada's Capital Cities plus Niagara Falls
Our Canada's Capital Cities plus Niagara Falls vacation explores four distinctly different capital cities in eastern Canada – Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City, each with its own unique personality and cultural background. Multiple-night stays at landmark Farimont hotels in the heart of the cities like The Fairmont Royal York, Fairmont Chteau Laurier, Fairmont Le Chteau Frontenac and Fairmont the Queen Elizabeth allow more time to explore what makes each city so special. Enjoy a Tauck-Exclusive private, after-hours docent-led tour of the Royal Ontario Museum followed by a reception and dinner, a luncheon cruise along the St. Lawrence River through the Thousand Islands, views of Niagara Falls, a visit to a Quebecois sugar-shack and more during this 10-day trip. New for 2019, we're offering a Tauck Exclusive Optional Upgrade to Gold Riverview Rooms at Fairmont Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City; see Pricing & Availability for details.
Private tour, reception and dinner at the Royal Ontario Museum, luncheon cruise through the Thousand Islands, catamaran cruise at Niagara Falls, visit to Niagara-on-the-Lake, visit to a Québecois sugar shack & a gondola ride at magnificent Montmorency Falls; guided city sightseeing and stays at landmark Fairmont properties in Eastern Canada's capital cities
Highlights of the Eastern US & Canada This grand tour of the eastern US and Canada is a sensory overload of everything that makes North America great ? skyscrapers, monuments, Niagara Falls, canoeing, poutine, subways, whales, sunshine, designer boutiques, and nature hikes. On this adventure, we?ll ditch the big, clunky buses and pile into our own private vehicle, clocking miles of smiles all over New York, Washington DC, Toronto, Montreal, Boston, and all points in between. Your friends are already jealous.HighlightsTake a bite out of the Big Apple, embrace the diversity of Toronto and Montreal, follow the Freedom Trail in Boston and the path to independence in Philadelphia, feel the spray of Niagara Falls.AccommodationHotels/hostels (4 nts, some multi-share), participation camping (9 nts).Group Leader1 or 2 Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) throughout, depending on group size.Group Size NotesMax 22, avg 16.Meals Included9 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 8 dinnersWhat’s IncludedEntrance fees to all national parks, provincial parks and monuments. Orientations to Washington DC, Toronto, Montreal and Boston. Maid of the Mist boat tour (Niagara Falls). Self-inflating mattresses and dome tents while camping. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.