See the sensational Fall colours, plunging Niagara and some of North America's greatest cities as we journey from glittering Manhattan to Toronto's 'Maple Leaf Trail' and Quebec, and from stunning Vermont to coastal Maine and Boston. Join us to discover North America at its stunning autumnal best.
- Return scheduled flights to New York
- A regional flight from New York to Toronto
- 14 nights' room-only accommodation in a series of good hotels
- Coach touring as described in the itinerary
- Scenic tours through Canada and the New England states
- Visits to New York, Boston, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and Quebec
- Time in Niagara Falls, Kingston, Jay Peak, Bethel and on the shores of Lake Ontario
- A whale-watching cruise
- Visits to Plimoth Plantation and Newport, Rhode Island
- The services of a Newmarket Tour Manager
- Government taxes and service charges
Single rooms are available for a supplement
Fly across the Atlantic to New York. Upon arrival, meet your Tour Manager and transfer to your New Jersey hotel for a two-night stay, and to rest and relax after your journey.
Today you'll head into the heart of New York. Explore on your own, or join our optional guided tour, which ends with a visit to the Top of the Rock for phenomenal views from the towering Rockefeller Center. There's even the chance to take an optional helicopter flight over this famous skyline.
After a short flight from New York to Toronto, you'll journey around Lake Ontario's shore to spend two nights close to mighty Niagara Falls. Catch your first sight of the tumult as you arrive, and enjoy an evening in the colourful resort town overlooking the spectacle.
Rest and relax this morning, or perhaps enjoy an optional helicopter flight above the Falls. This afternoon we'll make the short journey to explore pretty, historic Niagara-on-the-Lake. Why not take the adrenalin-filled, optional 'Whirlpool Jet' excursion along the Niagara River, before returning to the hotel?
Journey back around the lake, today, heading to the great waterfront city of Toronto. There'll be a short introductory tour and the opportunity to enjoy lunch here before we continue along the shoreline to historic Kingston, where the lake flows into the great St Lawrence River.
Explore the attractive university town of Kingston, or join our hugely enjoyable optional excursion and take a scenic cruise on board the historic, Mississippi-style paddlewheeler Island Queen to take in the beautiful 'Thousand Islands' - exclusive island-homes dotting the waters of the St Lawrence.
This morning the 'Maple Leaf Trail' leads first to romantic Ottawa. Explore Canada's beautiful administrative capital, with its Victorian houses and famous Rideau Canal set against the leafy background of the Gatineau Hills, before we continue into the great French Canadian province of Quebec and to Montreal, the stylish Olympic city, for a two-night stay.
Today's included excursion takes us to charming, historic Quebec City - one of Canada's oldest and most picturesque settlements. See the stunning Chateau Frontenac, ancient ramparts and UNESCO-listed centre on a fascinating, optional guided city tour, before we return to Montreal.
After a morning spent exploring Montreal's historic Vieux Port area, board our coach once more for the scenic journey back across the US border to into leafy Vermont, to spend the night in the exquisite surroundings of the Jay Peak mountain resort.
Travel through stunning scenery via the Franconia Notch and the spectacular 'fall foliage' of the Kancamagus Highway. On this memorable day, we'll pass through the White Mountains, and head to the beautiful mountain village of Bethel for an overnight stay.
Enter the 'Great State of Maine', and call at prosperous Portland, with its waterfront wharves and fine seafood restaurants, then visit delightful beachside Ogunquit and exclusive Kennebunkport before crossing into Massachusetts to spend two nights in elegant Boston, the historic capital of New England.
Our optional guided Boston city tour will show you where America's Founding Fathers once strolled. Explore famous Quincy Market, the Harborside or the wonderful New England Aquarium, or cross the Charles River to the home of Harvard University. You'll find many opportunities to enjoy dinner here - perhaps sampling the local clam chowder, or a delicious New England lobster.
Today, you'll have the chance to follow in the Pilgrim Fathers' footsteps at Plymouth, in the historic streets of 'America's Hometown'. You'll visit the fascinating Plimoth Plantation, where the early days of the European settlers are reenacted. You'll then travel on to Cape Cod and your hotel for the last two nights.
A full day on the Cape includes a memorable 'whale-watch' cruise from Hyannisport. Alongside naturalists, you'll head out for an unforgettable encounter, to see humpback and Minke whales, bluefin tuna and dolphins, before your return to port this afternoon. Spend your final evening here enjoying the hotel, or dining out.
Return to New York via the elegant sophistication of Newport, Rhode Island. The East Coast's premier resort town is famously home to some of America's wealthiest families and their opulent weekend 'cottages'. You'll then transfer to the airport for your overnight return flight to the UK.
Arrive back in the UK at the end of a wonderful holiday.
Hotel transfer times
The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately one hour.
Passports and visas
British citizens require passports, valid for 90 days after the return date, when travelling to the USA. Visas are not normally required for entry, but visitors must register online with US Immigration at least 72 hours before departure. Full details of how to apply will be sent out about eight weeks before departure. The current visa charge is $16 USD for British Citizens.
Gratuities are a way of life in North America, and it is generally accepted that they form part of a person's earnings. Customary gratuity to a coach driver or tour manager is about $5 per person per day; in a taxi or a restaurant leave 12-15 per cent of the bill and, in the bar, leave a dollar or so per drink.
Smoking is not permitted on any coach forming part of your holiday; regular stops will be made though for your comfort en route. The majority of hotels in North America are non-smoking throughout including in all bedrooms. In general smoking outside is acceptable, but do look out for signs prohibiting this close to public entrances or bus stops.
Sightseeing flights by helicopter are weight controlled and balanced. Please contact us if you wish to book a helicopter flight and your bodyweight exceeds 250lbs. (In such cases, a seat may have to be left empty, and some companies may charge a premium.)
On your flight
All outbound flights depart and arrive on the same day. All return flights leave in the evening and land in the UK the next day. On-board meals will usually include lunch and a snack on outward flights, and dinner and breakfast on flight home. Soft drinks are complimentary, but some airlines will charge for alcoholic drinks.
You are permitted to take one suitcase per person on the aircraft, which should not exceed 23kgs.
If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
Disabled accessThe majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair or electric scooter, please let us know as soon as possible so that appropriate arrangements can be made
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