Visiting: New York, Boston, New England, Québec City, Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Niagara Falls, Gettysburg, Amish Country, Washington D.C., Philadelphia
DAY 1 – MALTA - NEW YORK
Meet the tour manager at Malta International Airport for your flight to New York. Upon arrival transfer to hotel. Check in at the Dylan Hotel.
DAY 2 - NEW YORK – BOSTON
Depart NYC for historic New England. Travel along the Long Island Sound to historic Boston, MA. Enjoy a walking tour along the Freedom Trail which begins at the Boston Common and winds beside the State House, King’s Chapel, the old South Meeting House, the Boston Massacre site and the fronts of many taverns and pubs where America’s “Founding Fathers” toasted freedom. Walk the cobblestone streets of Beacon Hill steeped in history which contains one of the city’s most beautiful neighborhoods. Check in at the Courtyard by Marriott Boston Brookline Hotel.
DAY 3 - NEW ENGLAND – QUÉBEC CITY
This morning travel through the rural New England states of New Hampshire and Vermont on your way to Canada. You will pass through small picturesque villages and the White Mountains, particularly beautiful during the fall foliage. You’ll cross the international border to enter the Canadian province of Québec. Perhaps visit an authentic maple farm and this evening, take the opportunity to sample some of the celebrated French Canadian cuisine (optional).Check in at the Universal Hotel.
DAY 4 - QUÉBEC CITY – MONTRÉAL
Begin the day with a tour of Québec City, the French capital of the province and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Highlights include the Québec Provincial Parliament Building and the Citadelle. Then enjoy a walking tour of the walled city, where you will see the Chateau de Frontenac, as well as unparalleled views of the Saint Lawrence River. Then you may want to enjoy a delicious pastry, baguette or candy treat or if time allows, may we suggest a visit to 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 Place Jacques Cartier & Notre Dame Basilica. Check in at the Gouverneur Hotel Place Dupuis.
DAY 5 - MONTRÉAL – OTTAWA – TORONTO
Depart Montréal for the capital of Canada, Ottawa. This vibrant city of parks and flowers boasts one of the most impressive parliament buildings in the world. In the afternoon, continue along the 1,000 Islands Parkway to the largest English-speaking city in Canada, Toronto, located on the shore of Lake Ontario. Join an optional excursion on the St. Lawrence River which explores the magnificent scenery on a relaxing cruise. Check in at the Bond Place Hotel.
DAY 6 - TORONTO – NIAGARA FALLS
Begin the day with a drive through Toronto’s impressive collection of modern skyscrapers, most notably, the CN Tower, the world’s tallest free-standing structure (1,815 ft./553 m). Do you dare to stand on the glass floor located more than 300 meters above Toronto (optional)? Continue along Lake Ontario, crossing the Welland Canal, before arriving at Niagara Falls, where you will be amazed at this natural wonder. Stroll along Table Rock, see the unique Floral Clock and view the thundering water of the Horseshoe Falls. Perhaps take an optional tour on the renowned Hornblower cruises at the base of the Falls. Check in at the Best Western Cairn Croft Inn.
DAY 7 - NIAGARA FALLS – GETTYSBURG – AMISH COUNTRY
Today ride through the rolling farmland 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, site of the largest battle ever fought on American soil, and the place where Predisent Lincoln gave his famous address in 1863. Travel along the Susquehanna River to South Pennsylvania for overnight. Check in at the Wyndham Garden York Hotel.
DAY 8 - AMISH COUNTRY – WASHINGTON D.C.
Travel through rural countryside to Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Visit an Amish Museum and see their 300-year-old tradition of simple living (admission included). The Amish people live in a world that stopped in the mid-1850s. They use no electricity, mechanical devices, or modern equipment. In the afternoon, continue to the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. Check in at the Washington Hilton Hotel.
DAY 9 - WASHINGTON D.C.
Enjoy a city tour with such highlights as the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, the White House and Arlington National Cemetery, site of the JFK Memorial. Spend the remainder of the day exploring some of the many museums comprising the Smithsonian Institute or simply walk the banks of the Potomac River.
DAY 10 - WASHINGTON D.C. – PHILADELPHIA – NEW YORK
Transfer to New York via Philadelphia, known as the “City of Brotherly Love”, where you will stop to visit Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. Check in at the Dylan Hotel.
DAY 11 - NEW YORK
New York city tour, taking in the iconic landmarks that make this famous city one of the most recognisable place in the world. Later transfer to the Airport for your flight to Malta.
DAY 12 - MALTA
Arrival in Malta